Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

I know everyone is busy with Christmas preparations, me included. I hope you are enjoying time with your family and not stressing too much over the details. 

Don and I are on our own until Christmas night when my son and family come over for dinner. I like to set my table a couple of days before the actual day. It's so rare that the china and crystal are out so I want to enjoy it for at least a few days. I use my mother-in-law's china. It was the only thing I asked for when she passed away. Of course I have my own but we use to tease each other over who was going to have the most sets of dishes. I like to think that she would be pleased that I have them now. And it makes Don happy to have something that was his mother's at our Christmas table. Now I freely admit that some of this will get put away before we eat, afterall one of our family is my two year old granddaughter, plus a 16 year old who will not be needing a wine glass. What's on the menu? Garden salad, burgundy mushrooms, crash hot potatoes and filet mignon. 

Day view:

Night view:

Last year I had red and white roses for the table but this time around I decided to go a little plainer and more economic, especially since we splurged on the steak. I didn't arrange them very well but I think they are very pretty especially for just grocery store flowers. 

And lastly, one more photo of my tree before the presents get distributed.

I want to wish each and everyone of you a Very Merry Christmas.


  1. GORGEOUS!! I love the flowers, the table looks beautiful and your tree is just GORGEOUS! :) Merry Christmas Nancy!!

  2. Your table is just stunning all decked out for Chistmas dinner, I don't blame you one bit for wanting it to be decorated like that for a couple days!
    Merry, merry Christmas Nancy!