Here is the dinning room set with all of the yummy food. The lights shinning in my china cabinet & behind my vintage stained glass panels.
Another look at the table. I used my Saint Nicholas china from Fitz & Floyd. I don't get to use them very often so I thought this would be the perfect time to do so (otherwise my choice would have been crystal plates). The item closest to you was a bowl of shrimp for shrimp cocktails.
Here are some of the yummy desserts... a bowl of fresh fruit, a tray of fudge, chocolate covered cherries, & brownies. And then homemade gingerbread boys & Mexican Wedding cookies. Next a strawberry cake, a bowl of nuts & a plate of brie cheese. The BIG treat for me were those beautiful white iced snowflake sugar cookies made by my friend Lisa. She knows those are my favorite & she brought a tray of them for me. THANK YOU LISA! Below is another shot showing you the sandwiches which were chicken salad (bread cut in the shape of a snowflake) ham salad, egg salad & cucumber/cream cheese. I don't think anyone went home hungry.
And below is a view of the Tea Cart my sweet Daddy bought for Mother when they were in Germany. It is not one of my favorite pieces but, it sure came in handy today. I know the large silver electric pot is not very feminine but, I can tell you it kept the hot spiced cider pipping hot & it was TASTY! You can see my vintage sterling tipping pot there on the cart at the left back side... NO ONE wanted tea. And the coffee pot never had a drop used. My cedar chest (under the window) had all the tea cups & mugs lined up ready for use. Sorry I didn't take a close up shot of my china. It is DARN cute!
Being the typical bloggers we are... when it was time to eat everyone RAN to find their camera before we destroyed the table. Here Tiffany, McKayla, Daniel, & JoAnn watch Susan photographing the table.
Plates full & busy eating are Lisa, Joanna, & McKayla.
And JoAnn, Tiffany & Daniele with their goodies. After taking this photo I started filling my plate & the doorbell rang so, I hurried to let Pat in & told her to fix a plate & join us. We no more got sat down & started eating & Carolyn came in & I told her to fix a plate... DOG GONE IT... I didn't get any photos of sweet Carolyn & Pat because then we were all eating & talking so much & it never popped into my head that you missed the photo call. I AM SOOOOOOOO SORRY MY DEARS!
Well, we all had such a good time being together & having a chance to visit & celebrate our friendship this beautiful Christmas season. For those who were not able to join us, we missed you. Special THANKS to my elves (JoAnn & Susan) who came early to help with all the prep work!!!!! My sweet friends you are all such a blessing to me! Friends are the best gifts of this season. So for the friends here & out there in Blogland, I want to THANK YOU for your love & support all year long.