The holly bush outside provide a few branches. Photo by iPhone.
I have 3 Christmas plates in the Naif pattern but they made it feel festive.
Menu was scrambled eggs with a bit of extra sharp Cabot cheddar, toast. Coffee and orange juice. The tangerines looked beautiful but the taste was a bit disappointing.
Nothing fancy, simple but good. And the individual butter dishes from my elegant friend J in Omaha. They inspire me to entertain.
Mexican Chicken Stew, Spring Mix Salad with Cucumbers and Feta, Greek Salad dressing made with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice, Bread and Amish Butter
and Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Espresso Frosting
Everything was delicious!
I brought the dessert.
These bloom in the snow and are quite beautiful. Hellebore is a hell of a name, though. My friend is quite a gardener.
WordPress posted the WPC this afternoon and here is an iPhone photo of the dining room table ready for guests to eat dinner. A tad grainy, soft focus, and dark and yet inviting to me and a good illustration of the weekly photo challenge: ready.
I’d been counting china plates in the dining room, stacked them neatly and proceeded to drop a pillar candle on top of the stack, breaking the first plate. Haviland. TheRealSharon’s blogpost today reminded me of the Weekly Photo Challenge:Broken.
I pulled the broken plate out of the box I’d put it in, and set it on the table on the porch. Added the silver and glass and napkin to complete the photo.
Just to give you an idea of the varied responses from fellow bloggers………. click on the blue link to see photos
-Several bloggers thought Washington D.C. when they thought of broken.
-A Père La Chaise Cemetery ruin photograph by Isabelle
-An excellent post by Theresa at Thirdhandart is a photo of the broken levees along the Missouri River.
This is only the second time I have responded to the weekly photo challenge but it’s a challenge and I like that!
Mary and I were entertained for a delicious brunch where this fruit was served (with a side of pancakes and bacon) but doesn’t this look healthy?Seeds or seedless,