Christmas 2013

Well, it’s back to reality after a long, great trip home for the holidays. There was family time, presents, vegging out, and LOTS. OF. FOOD. Here are a few shots that I snapped over the break: 
The J. Crew bag I got my Mom for Christmas-I love it! Hopefully she liked it too 🙂
Couldn’t resist making stars out of the lights on my parents’ Christmas tree-a technique I learned in photography class!
We have a little family tradition of making a turkey dinner around Christmas. Here’s my Mom’s well-loved stuffing recipe. Best stuffing ever!
There was sweet potato pie, cranberries, Brussels sprouts….
Stuffing in the making. 
Delicious turkey, cooked to perfection. 
My Dad made make-ahead gravy from The NY Times….so incredible. Highly recommend!
And THIS for dessert. Homemade birthday cake (for me!)…heaven. Recipe coming to the blog soon! (See, I wasn’t kidding about a lot of food!)
Beautiful peel-y tree. 
Like an English garden…so lovely. 
Little deer. 
Pretty chandelier. 
Paris rooftop print from Etsy. 
Society Social Lolita Rattan Club Chair…comfy and gorgeous!

Hope you all had a great holiday, and hopefully some time off work!

all photos by me


  1. Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache says: December 30, 2013

    Your chocolate heart cake looks so yummy!

  2. Hunter says: December 30, 2013

    I love all of your pictures! That chocolate cake looks amazing! I will definitely have to try the recipe when you post it 🙂


  3. Anthea L says: December 30, 2013

    very heartwarming pictures of christmas there, lovely food imagery too! makes me miss my family even more 🙂

    Check out my outfit post featuring Breaking Rocks Clothing 🙂

  4. daisy says: December 30, 2013

    Love your photos 🙂 Glad you had a great holiday break! & excited to see the recipe for the cake! yum!

    & Pretty Things

  5. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 31, 2013

    Thanks Rebecca! It was so awesome, wish I still had some 🙂

  6. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 31, 2013

    Yay I'm so happy you like the pics! I definitely hope you will try the recipe, it's easy and so good!

  7. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 31, 2013

    Thanks Anthea! Hope you'll get to see your family soon 🙂

  8. Jackie-York Avenue says: December 31, 2013

    Thanks Daisy! I'm so glad you liked them. Can't wait to post the cake recipe 🙂

  9. Laura (bright and beautiful) says: January 2, 2014

    Love your photos! Looks like a wonderful, cozy Christmas!

  10. Jackie-York Avenue says: January 5, 2014

    Thank you so much Laura! It definitely was 🙂

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