Monday, January 2, 2012

a traditional christmas eve

Our first Christmas Eve in North Carolina was pure perfection. It kicked off with 4 o'clock mass, which was followed by my favorite meal of the year -- the traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner, Wigilia. For us Polish folk, the most important of all traditional festivities is Christmas Eve. Everyone on my mom's side of the family celebrates Wigilia and I've had it every year since I was born... definitely a must!



Love my tablescape!





Wigilia begins with the passing of Oplatka and the bitter (garlic in salt) and sweet (honey) in life from oldest to youngest



Relaxing and looking at our wedding album


I filled Cali's stocking that night and Cali was dying for her toys!
Merry Christmas from our little family to yours!

25 comments:

  1. omg. your tablescape is AMAZING! you should totally pin that.

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  2. I'm your newest follower! You could be the prettiest person I've ever seen, btw!:)

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  3. love your tablescape; so classic yet amazing.
    and i still love your hair this brown color; =]

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  4. How darling is that photo of Cali trying to reach her stocking!?! I love that she knows that THAT is hers!!!

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  5. Love that picture of Cali looking at her stocking!
    Dogs sure do know that it's Christmas too!

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  6. What an interesting tradition! I've been on google trying to learn more about Wigilia. I love that you are carrying on the tradition!

    I had to smile at the photo of Cali in front of her stocking. It amazes me how dogs just know something is there :)

    Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. Looks like you had a great Christmas! :)

    Your puppy is so cute!

    xo

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  8. That food looks so good! My brother lived in Poland for two years so we had pierogi for Christmas too! -e

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  9. Your tablescape is gorgeous! Sounds like a perfect Christmas Eve!

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  10. Love all the pictures! Cali is too cute :)

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  11. Great pictures! and what a beautiful tradition!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  12. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with your parents. :)
    Happy New Year to you and Bryan! :)

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  13. love your little tradition girly. and i am loving that hair color on you. super HOTT!!!

    cali looks like the sweetest dog on the face of the planet. i just wanna reach through my computer and give her some love.

    looks like a great christmas in your new home :-)

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  14. This sounds like a great tradition. My neighbors are Polish, and we spent Christmas morning with them once. I had a lot of fantastic food I had never had before nad learned a lot about the traditions. Husband and I loved it!

    *Erin

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  15. that looks and sounds like a wonderful christmas eve to me! celebrating christmas eve is also very important to my family, we've done that ever since i can remember. :)

    happy new year!

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  16. have i told you lately how pretty you are? i love that first picture of you and bryan with your parents. definitely needs to be printed and put in a frame. :)

    and that picture of cali in front of the fire is adorable.

    4 days my friend! :)

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  17. Looks like you had a great Christmas! :) Love the tablescape!!

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  18. Love the tablescape!!
    Looks like you had a lovely Christmas. Happy New Year!
    xo

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  19. you are so beautiful! i just love your Christmas decor ... looks like a great evening!

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  20. Seemed like a lovely evening! Look at Cali in front of the fire! Precious!

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