Nothing drastic, just a few natural touches are brought in to play.
Paper Whites are blooming
sweetly scenting the kitchen.
An amaryllis stands tall on the Bungalow mantle in the living room.
Hosting the annual turkey feast for the family means a fancy dressed up table.
I like to change up the colour of the cloths and napkins.
This year I am using a black and silver theme.
The cloth and napkins are black,
the accents silver.
I needed some sparkle so I went shopping for some bits and bobs.
Reindeer votive holders will be placed in the centre of the table
and I will find some fresh cut boughs to add a touch of green.
Some bling for the napkins!
Beaded rings will wrap the black napkins...
a touch of icy sparkles.
I'll take a photo when I have the table ready before the guests arrive and post it after Christmas.
I wore black leggings over a long black tunic top and the grey and black striped sweater
bow toed patent leather party flats
we were off to a brunch with friends
our hostess makes entertaining look effortless
she put on a sumptuous feast for 20 or more
(I didn't count)
We were greeted at the door by her husband
who had Caesar's mixed up and ready to pour
we had one in our hands
almost before he shut the door!
After mingling and chatting as everyone arrived our hostess laid the table with a colourful array of tasty food.
Quiches, fritttata's, ham, cheeses, bagels, greek yogurt, fruit salad, beans, artisan sausages
juice, coffee and tea.
It was a wonderful chance to socialize and a great way to jump start the holidays.
Thank you L!
Here's Pepper taking a break.
She is one of those cats that doesn't like to drink out of a bowl.
I might have mentioned this quirky habit of hers before on the blog.
She has been a bit naughty with the Christmas tree as she likes to sit underneath and bat at the baubles.
I am making rum balls today
here's the recipe if you want to try them.
Hope that your week is off to a great start.