For me? Wow!
We had trouble finding a date when I wasn’t out of town. And-
They both still work full time. They also have lots of activities with their kids as I do (grandkids), too, but finally we coordinated a date. Just yesterday- Sunday. Everything was so welcoming.
Doesn’t matter I will be retired 4 years in June 😀. I thought it was lovely to be entertained royally and then sent home with homemade cookies, decorated so lovingly.
I am fortunate to have such very good friends who cheer me on and celebrate my retirement.
A beautiful table set with China and candles and linens and the dinner was delicious.
P.S. check out my host’s GOT shirt with matching package of Oreos. He was ready to watch the upcoming battle everyone was anticipating.
Thanks for a lovely dinner.❤️
Counteracting the snowy, gray chill and early darkness with candles and friends invited to share supper.
Mac ‘n Berries by Lexi V.
I saw it in on a shelf in the glass door built-in cupboards this morning. Finally putting away some special dishes the grandkids had used their last visit.
The Mac ‘n Berries tag on the bottom reminded me of the creator Lexi V.
I bought it from a former photography class student who took ceramics as well.
So I set a place for it on the dining room table, took a picture and cheered myself.
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.
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.
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!