Setting a Thanksgiving Table: Option One

When I was a child growing up, my mother always set a beautiful table for Thanksgiving dinner. She carefully selected a linen tablecloth, matching place settings, cloth napkins, coordinating stemware, and a beautiful centerpiece to make the meal special. Pop cans were never allowed at the table and I enforce that rule in my own home at holiday meals. What are some holiday dining traditions at your house? For me, part of the joy of a holiday meal … [Read more...]

Bridal Luncheon with the Girls

Last weekend I invited my daughters over for a lite lunch and a bridal planning pow-wow. My daughter Stephanie gets married this June (her sister Bridget got married last October). Bridget had a country style wedding while Stephanie's big day is all glitz and glam. It's been fun having 2 very different wedding styles to plan. And so, I made one of their favorite casseroles for lunch and set a festive table. My mother's China pairs up with … [Read more...]

Tis the Season for Dining and Decorating

Taking indoor photos¬†continues to prove¬†challenging, to say the least! Pulling my hair out a little while getting acquainted with my Nikon D3000 and figuring out what aperture to use and blah, blah, bah humbug! Tis not the season to be wrestling with a new camera. I'm ready to sit down, eat, drink, and be merry! This is the dining room that's getting a makeover that I mentioned in an earlier post. The chairs are wearing a new coat of Annie … [Read more...]

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