Christmas is the hardest month on me because so much has to be done in a short amount of time!
At Paula’s we normally go all out with all kinds of beautiful decorations. But, this year Paula only wanted two Christmas trees in her home. (Last year I did seven!) So this year I put up an 18’ tall tree up in the living room and a 9’ tall tree in the kitchen. Can you believe that the living room tree took one whole day? And to top it all off, I don’t care for height and climbing up and down, so 16’ tall ladder I used was not fun!
The kitchen tree Paula decorated by herself and I only came in and just helped with the top part. This is the tree she calls her “Children’s Tree”. It’s where she puts all of her family’s ornaments that she’s collected over the years, like the ones that Bobby and Jamie made when they were little. I did three wonderful mantels in the house of fresh evergreens and dried hydrangeas that we grew on the property. Paula loves using fresh greens and flowers from her property. We finished her house by bringing in poinsettias and fresh wreaths and we called it a day!
By the time I got to my house I was so over Christmas that I just did two mantels and made a fresh wreath for the front of the house. I did place poinsettias around my home and tons of Christmas candles- they all smell amazing! I couldn’t bring myself to climb another ladder to put up a tree, but I think I’ll make it through the season just fine without.
I’ve included pictures of me working on Paula’s living room tree and a picture of the wreath I made from clippings out of Paula’s yard.
How do y’all decorate at your house? Merry Christmas!
Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am
I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am
Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm