our merry little christmas….


we had a very merry little Christmas this year. it was full of brand new traditions and happy times. on Christmas eve we opened our stockings and all our gifts (except the big ones….haha.. we're like little kids!). mr. larson got me some cute vintage dresses, shoes, and the prettiest vintage china. i got him a special shopping adventure (which we took on Sunday). i'll share photos of the gifts we gave over the next few weeks in outfit posts since they were mostly fashion related. oh… and a cute mid-century chair!



we had the best time with family. tons of sweetness. my favorite moment of this season was giving my dad this guitar. our families were so overwhelmingly supportive this year. we were closer than ever. i love my family so much and i'm incredibly thankful for Jeremy's family… they're wonderful. 

On Christmas night we started the new tradition of doing a special dinner, just the two of us. It was so nice and relaxing. I made a little dinner and we hung out all night with warm blankets and our little pug. cozy! 


the day after Christmas we took family photos with Mr. Larson's family and then headed off to Kansas City for some shopping. jeremy got tonsss of super cute clothes and I got a few pretty things too. we had pizza and coffee and great conversation all the way home. it was a little bit snowy this year and very pretty. 

holidays make me feel really lucky. wish i would have taken more photos, but too busy relaxing i guess. 😉 XXO. els

  • I’m so happy you had a Merry Christmas! I like your sweet little traditions and your lovely families 🙂 I hope every Christmas you have is that magical!
    Love and Turtledoves,

  • Super cutes! So glad you got to relax a little. 2010 had you busy, busy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from California

    Lauren (aka, theUrbanHippie)

  • Elsie!!!
    I just needed to let you know what I have just done..
    I bought your blogging e-course, put on my electric heated blanket, got into my pjs, got a nice glass of milk and I am ready to read, be inspired and get my blog going properly. Thank you so much for the incredible content you have put into it. I absolutely love it already and I am only a fraction of the way through!

    Your christmas looks so great :-). You are so inspiring!
    La x

  • hey lady!

    random question:: where does jeremy shop? i’m trying to get cute clothes for my boyfriend, and i think both of you have awesome style.

    let me know!


  • You sound like you had a lovely Christmas! I think it’s good you got to relax a little. I’m really thankful for family this time of year too. I feel lucky to be so supported and loved! I got spoilt too hehe! Hope you enjoy the rest of 2010 and look forward to 2011!

    Merry Christmas Lady!


  • aw yay! what a splendid holiday! dave and i too stayed at home on christmas night and it was glorious just the two of us with our pup. xoxo,gina

  • I love cosey Christmas’s. We alternate family and cosy each year, just to keep things fresh!!

    Can’t wait to see your new threads.

    laura x

  • Funny that you were in KC on Sunday, because I live in Olathe (KC suburb) and on Sunday night, I was in Springfield seeing some family and then having my photo taken in front of Red Velvet Art!! Can’t wait to come back sometime when the shop is open.


  • That was our Christmas night this year too!! We did Christmas Eve with my family, Christmas breakfast with our church, Christmas lunch with hub’s family, and Christmas dinner snuggled up with our dogs, eating tacos. Total bliss. I hope we get to do it that way every year!!

  • I love that you two are setting up your own traditions. It’s nice to get away from family obligations and just ‘be’.
    For the last 3-4 years my Husband and I have made a Christmas Eve tradition of cooking a nice meal and sitting down to watch “Love Actually”. We both adore that movie and now my Hubby won’t let me watch it on any day other than Christmas eve so it stays special!

    Oh and I love your self portraits by the way, something I’m not so great at myself.

  • I love this post – it looks like you had such a wonderful Christmas with your family. I also like that you and Jeremy started your own special holiday tradition – how exciting that next year will be your first Christmas as husband and wife, too (the greatest new tradition of all!). 🙂

  • Merry Christmas 🙂

    I would love to see an organization post on how you keep productive and orderly while creative all at the same time! It would be especially good to start of the new year!

    Thanks for a lovely blog to read each day!

  • So sweet. Holidays make me feel really lucky too. Something about the nostalgia of it all.

    Can’t wait to see your vintage finds!


    November Grey

  • it was nice, having a little snow, wasn’t it? not blizzard weather- just enough snow to make it really feel like Christmas.
    hope yours was a wonderful one!

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