Valentine Breakfast

Since I decided to do breakfast instead of dinner for Valentine's day, the tablescape is simpler.  What better way to put a little romance on the table than with these pink depression glass dishes, a pattern called Cherry Blossom. Aren't they sweet on the pretty white placemats? There are paper heart napkins under the red …

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Christmas Tablescape and an Appetizer recipe

Whether the celebration is on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the perfect menu needs a pretty setting.  This year I set my table with the Lenox Holiday Tartan china I inherited from my mother.  Red placemats embroidered with green holly leaves and cutwork are at each place, with matching napkins in holly berry metal napkin …

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A Christmas Lunch Tablescape and Cookie Exchange

Holidays are so much fun, and a great excuse to ask a few friends over for a little holiday lunch and cookie exchange.  Keeping these small and simple are my preference, and I only have to make 4 dozen cookies. The table is set in the informal area on the game table.  I like a …

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

It is a wonderful time of year for setting a beautiful table.  Maybe it is just me, but I like mixing things together to create a work of art for the table.  One thing that always bugs me is centerpieces that are too tall.  I like to have a low decoration down the middle of …

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