Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Tree Trimming Party

Sunday night I went to a friend's home for a Christmas tree trimming party and dinner. It was at a beautiful estate in the Las Palmas area of Palm Springs. Since this was a private affair, I am limiting my photos to respect the privacy of the hosts.

We started trimming the tree, listening to Christmas carols while enjoying some wine and cheese. There were a group of 16 of us, each taking turns decorating the tree and enjoying each other's company over the course of the evening.

above: The tree we were trimming was quite large, we had to use a ladder to reach the top. When we finished, it looked so festive. My camera washed out the colors, so you'll have take my word for it.

above: This is my favorite photo, after the tree was trimmed. I paused to take this photo, which conveys the warmth of the room. The glow of the fireplace and the tiny lights from the Christmas tree provided a wonderful yuletide feeling.

above: after dinner, there was the most amazing chocolate cake. It was a life-changing dessert. The poinsettia flowers were frosting, but were not overly sweet at all. It is shaping up to be a wonderful Christmas season here in Palm Springs.
-Rick Rockhill


airplanejayne said...

I've always wanted to have a tree-trimming party!

great photos!

Marlupe said...

this looks like a lot of fun. Did everyone bring ornaments of their own?

WAT said...

Tree trimming? Well I'll be darned! Call me Britney Spears, but I had no idea these kind of parties existed!

Sounds most interesting. Pass the sesame crackers with that cheese please.

jackie said...

oh wow that cake looks so good!!! gimme some.

Lewis said...

Sending you warm GAY Happy greetings and hugs. This tree is amazing! (PS...a bit of nonessential trivia...did you know that Oregon is the #1 producer of Christmas trees in the cool is that!)

Palm Springs Savant said...

Thanks Lewis- As a matter of fact I was aware about Oregon's Christmas tree production capacity! A friend lives there also.

Wat- Yes, you should try a tree trimming party, it was tons-o-fun!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh i just LOVE it when there is cake!!!!

smiles, bee

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Wow... beautiful..


Oh my!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

I am sooooo sick with the cold-influenza thing, Rick. Does Dr. Wang make house calls? ;-)

That picture is what my house looks like in my mind. Stunning. Thanks for sharing and happy Christmas to you!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Tea- sorry to hear you're feeling poorly! Hopefully a good nights sleep will help :-(


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