Well, I'm just a week behind. This has been such a gloriously happy, busy season that I've not kept up with my blogging - but that's ok - I've had fun and enjoyed the season - that is the main thing. I admire those that can blog right along with the season - I've enjoyed your photos and tables and fun so much.
The table is set - the guests are about to arrive - let's have some Christmas Eve fun!
12 Days of Christmas glasses - we've had these since our kids were little - some have gotten broken over the years, and we've found replacements at the thrift stores. I love anything to do with 12 Days of Christmas
Penguin napkin rings - I made these from plastic canvas especially for this season
Red handled flatware - in green tumblers - with just a little snow from picmonkey - thank you monkey
The plates and serving dishes are green holly dishes - collected over the years. I crocheted the little christmas tree when we lived in the desert in S. California
Cranberry/orange bread and Lemon Poppy Seed bread in a bell and a tree holly dish
Dips and cheese spreads
A table full of goodness.
Don does the Christmas Eve - food prep, table setting, etc. I contribute the sweets
And I made this special christmas tree - on a tree plate
There are lots of fun Christmas Critters in our house - most of them sing or dance or do something silly. These are on their new sled, under the Christmas tree.
And more in a huge basket
Desserts are served on the buffet, next to the dining room table. I painted the three carolers one year after our kids dressed up and went caroling around the outside of our house, then came indoors for cocoa and cookies - the carolers are dressed as our three kids were.
Frosted cut-out sugar cookies and miniature chocolate cupcakes
Three pies - one apple, two mince meat
Cranberry/pecan shortbread, Russian Teacakes, Gingerbread pigs with pink frosting on their backs and Thumbprint cookies with homemade peach/raspberry jam. Please help yourself.
Mint cookies, chocolate covered dried cherries, Almond sandwich cookies and chocolate BonBons - all were gifts - and all were delicious.
Our tree was lit and cheery
It was a wonderful Christmas Eve.