It may be your grandparents twinkling chandelier above a holiday table, or a family excursion to a museum to enjoy spectacular works of art, but everyone has fond memories and traditions of the holiday season. While objects and presents help to make the season bright, it is the great conversations and holiday activities we enjoy with our loved ones that make this time of year truly special. With the rarest silver for the table, unique fine art for the walls, fine jewelry for your loved ones, and much much more, M. S. Rau Antiques can help you have your most memorable holiday season yet! Read on to see some of our Sales Consultants special memories and traditions for the holidays. And from our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!
“My favorite part of the holidays is sitting down for a meal with the whole family. We always have a wonderful time being together. One of our traditions is singing “The 12 Days of Christmas” but instead of the usual lyrics, we make them up as we go along!”
— Lyndon Lasiter
“Being from New York, I have vivid memories around Christmas time of the snow coming down and visiting Times Square with family and friends. We would always explore the city, and sometimes had snowball fights in Central Park too!”
— George Peralta
“Every year on Thanksgiving day, my family has a tradition of going to the Fairgrounds for the opening day of the horse races here in New Orleans. The weather is spectacular, the entertainment is wonderful, and everyone is dressed to the nines. It's a great way to spend a holiday!"
— Phillip Youngberg
“There's nothing quite like the sparkle of lights to brighten up the holiday season! You can see the holiday spirit on Canal Street with lights lining the streets, but a little twinkle in the home makes all the difference when creating an inviting space. Some of my favorite memories from the holidays are simply taking in the beautifully decorated homes along St. Charles Avenue and Uptown here in New Orleans.”
— Deborah Choate
“In France, we have a tradition of eating thirteen different desserts on Christmas! The desserts were originally meant to represent Jesus and the twelve Apostles, but each has its own symbolism as well. This is actually the tradition that inspired the modern practice of decadent Reveillon meals in New Orleans!”
— Ludovic Rousset
“In my family, we always go out to dinner at Galatoire's the Friday before Christmas. It is so special to be able to sit down in such a timeless restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter and eat wonderful food with wonderful people!”
— Susan Lapene