Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas is a time of joy and wonder. I grew-up in the Caribbean, but visited my grand parents in Toronto for Christmas throughout my childhood. The baking of old fashioned West Indian black cake and taking sips of sorrel, mauby, ginger beer and punch-of-cream is a continued tradition is my home. I have transported my Caribbean holiday traditions and combined them with my husband's Canadian traditions, creating what I think is a truly unique experience.

Decorating the Christmas tree is my favourite thing to do (just after eating the West Indian black cake). This is the second year that my husband and I got a fresh tree, and we officially donated our artificial Christmas tree. This year we journeyed out with our little family and chose what we think is the best tree we could find. The smell of fresh spruce fills the air and heightens the festive experience.

A special ornament is added to our collection each year. Each ornament is carefully selected and have has their own story. The colours are a combination of rich creams, golden tones with hints of green and ruby reds. They are in all shapes and sizes and hang from golden cords and satin ribbons. I wanted to share with you my favourite ornaments.

This is the first Christmas for Crafted Spaces and the first Christmas post. I will like to wish all those who follow our blog, as well as all first time visitors a very Happy Holiday and best wishes for the New Year.

Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby
Crafted Spaces


  1. Great post! It is wonderful to have family traditions that are continued from one generation to another. Thanks for sharing a truly family tradition. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family.

  2. Beautiful ornaments! They are so intricate.

  3. Thanks! It was really hard to pick just a few to feature. I love how ornate they are and each year we seem to find really amazing ones to add to the collection.


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