23 December 2011

simplicity rules the school

sometimes, simplicity rules the school. here at the park palace, we take a minimalist, brown paper kinda approach to gift wrapping. this year, we threw on some pinterested tags, puff balls, and dotted feathers. and voila!
opera house nutcracker

we also celebrated six years together over our annual date: the nutracker and fondue. robbie really spoiled me over four courses artichoke cheesy, salmony, dark chocolatey goodness and a bottle of one of the best house wines, hogue, which comes from wa, funny enough.
wrapping wall
and then we came home to a pretty clean home with only a couple frames pushed askew -- probably by hyper puppy tails smacking against the walls, something like this:
le dog
but that night (or at least by the time we got home)...
archibald bern
our little animals were ready for nothing but a long winter's nap.


  1. it's so chilly right now that warm fondue sounds yummy!! love the brown paper wrapping!

    Enter the Christmas Giveaway!

  2. I LOVE how the gift is wrapped in the first photo. So perfect and simplistic...makes me wonder what could be inside haha
    AND I LOVE YOUR BEAGLE!! I'm obsessed with beagles, and I want one so bad when I move out. They're the cutest dog ever...love it <3


  3. very pretty! I love that simply wrapped gift - I'd be happy no matter what was in it! Merry Christmas!

  4. Your collection of the photos are really awesome and I love to see that dogs lying...that Christmas wrapping is also good..

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