Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Christmas Party Setting

Today is December 26th.  I have jokingly said all Christmas that today is my favorite day of the year.  Shopping is over.  Presents have been wrapped and unwrapped, cooking is completed, and dishes are washed and put away.  Time for much-deserved rest. 
I am so blessed to have had my family and friends here at my home again this Christmas.  We had so much fun and it was well worth the effort.  So come on in, and take a peek!
Some of our dearest friends came over for a little party on the 21st.  
I again used my silver reindeer as a centerpiece with fresh greenery, and silver accents.
Most of my silver pieces came from estate sales.  My candlelabra were won at an auction.  I love using them at Christmas time.  I have been polishing silver since early December.  
 I had originally planned to use glass plates, but with the number of people attending and the proximity to Christmas, I changed my mind, put them all away, and went with faux glass (plastic)!
I decorated my epergne with silver and gold fruit and accents.  A small tree decorated with mercury glass ornaments sits in a fishbowl in the corner of the dining room.
The menu consisted of shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops, beef with horseradish and rolls, crab dip, mini crab cakes, buffalo chicken bites, mini beef wellingtons, caprese skewers, veggies and dip, fruit, various cheese appetizers, and a beef/sausage appetizer dip on party bread. 
 I opened up the server for desserts.
The kitchen island served as the beverage center.  This is a cranberry-pomegranate martini punch.  We also served homemade eggnog, whiskey sours, beer and wine.
The kitchen table also served snacks and cookies.
It's always fun to catch up with my daughter's friends and their parents!
Lovely young women!!
My next function was Christmas Eve dinner with family.
Luckily, I was able to use the same centerpiece, with just a few tweaks.
My Christmas china is Holly Holiday.  
A touch of red with goblets, napkins and flowers added a festive touch.
Yall come back soon, I will be posting more of Christmas!!  Hope you all had a happy holiday!  Thanks for visiting with me!!
Merry Christmas!!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012