Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Jammies

Thanksgiving evening I gave E and T, my grandchildren, presents to open -- Christmas pajamas for them to wear during the holidays. Aren't they adorable??

Thanksgiving 2009

Here's a close-up of the table setting I used for Thanksgiving this year. I wanted to use my grandmother's wedding china, and to highlight the colors, I placed her dinner plates on top of gold ceramic plates from Pier 1. I used my own silver and crystal (wedding gifts from 1972).

China: Admiral pattern from Heinrich/H&C (1927)
Crystal: Lenox Moonspun (1972)
Silver: Lunt Belvedere (1972)

The napkins were embroidered by my grandmother. The cutwork tablecloth was also hers, but I think it was purchased.

Here are two views of the table. For the centerpiece, I put mums and hypericum berries into a glass and silver dish that belonged to my husband's parents. I added two silver candy dishes holding sugar pears.


Here is a view of the sideboard, with the dessert plates, coffee cups, and some serving pieces of Grandma's china. I love the round, covered butter dish!

Grandma's china also includes multiple vegetable bowls and platters -- perfect for all the Thanksgiving menu items!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fall Decor

Here are some photos of my fall decorating -- baker's rack, sideboard, dining table, and entry table.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Auditioning Christmas Cookies

First up, White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread, from the Better Homes and Gardens web site. Very pretty and delicious, too!