Holiday Tablesettings and Family Traditions

Christmas tables family traditionsAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

I can’t believe it!!  Today is the day that my 9th novel , Christmas in Peachtree Bluff releases and in celebration, we are sharing some of our favorite table settings and family traditions for the holiday season. 

 

 

Christmas tablesAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography | family traditions
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

We guess everyone has their favorite parts of their holiday traditions, the special moments that mean the most to them. 

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Judy Bentley Interior Design | David Christensen Photography family traditions
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Judy Bentley Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

And, yes, we get why Christmas Day is the star of the show. Santa has come, the Christ Child is born.

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Judy Bentley Interior Design | David Christensen Photography | Christmas bar setup and family traditions
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Judy Bentley Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

But there’s just something about Christmas Eve…

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Lauren DeLoach Design | David Christensen Photography family traditions holiday tablesetting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Lauren DeLoach Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

The waiting. The sense of sweet anticipation. The joy in the journey. 

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Lauren DeLoach Design | David Christensen Photography | Christmas family traditions
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Lauren DeLoache Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

At our house, Christmas Eve is when the fancy china comes out, when the crystal shines, when the candles are lit. 

 

Christmas tables Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles |  Mallory Mathison | David Christensen Photography and family traditions
Atlanta Homes & LifestylesMallory Mathison | David Christensen Photography

 

 

There are party poppers, too, complete with silly crowns and fun games. But there is something about that dark and formal moment of Christmas Eve, the knowing that everything you’ve been waiting for all year is right around the corner, that has always held a special place in our hearts.

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Courtney Giles Interiors | Erica George Dines Photography Christmas tablesetting and family traditions
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Courtney Giles Interiors | Erica George Dines Photography

 

 

(The meringues with heath bar whipped cream topping aren’t bad either…)

 

Christmas tables Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | Emily Followill Photography and family traditions
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

If you’re starting to look toward Christmas, we hope these stunning table settings by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles have sparked something in you.

 

Christmas tables and family traditions Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles  | Danielle Rollins | David Christensen Photography
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles  | Danielle Rollins | David Christensen Photography

 

 

We know that, right now, we are overflowing with table inspiration. We hope you are too!

 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF releases today! Mary Kay Andrews called it “the kind of gift readers will unwrap with glee” and E! said, “We dare you not to wish you were a member of this family as you read about their attempts to come together to save their town as the storm of the century approaches.” Check out the trailer below!

 

 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.

When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?

Quite a lot, as it turns out.

As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.

In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

 

 

Still making your list and checking it twice? We’ve got you covered…

 

 

2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 
 
 

 

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

GIFTS FOR HIM  

 
 

 

GIFTS FOR THE HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS IN PEACHTREE BLUFF BOOK TOUR

 

 

 

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Thrilled for the Christmas in Peachtree Bluff Trailer

The fourth book in my bestselling Peachtree Bluff Series is releasing October 26 but is available NOW for preorder from your bookseller of choice! 

In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process. When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband James announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island? Quite a lot, as it turns out. As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family. In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.

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