Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving, 2016 Table

It is going to be a very busy Thanksgiving weekend. We were not planning to have a Thanksgiving dinner here because we usually  go to my other daughter's house north of here but Scott, my daughter's hubby who lives next door is on call, so we decided to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I set the table so I can do other things to prepare for the arrival of my friends from Natchez, MS, who will be driving a truck here to bring all the rest of our stuff from there.
 Then, my other daughter and her family will come the next day to spend a late Thanksgiving with us.

Anyway, I started the table with this tablecloth that I bought from Grand Cayman years ago.



 For the dinnerware, I decided to use my Johnson Brothers' "Brookshire". They were easily accessible from the garage.
 I love all the various feathered birds.
I bought the plate chargers from Walmart many, many years ago.
 I used a pair of pheasants for a centerpiece.
Flatware made by Spode, pattern "Woodland"




Turkey S & P shakers


Duck S & P Shakers






I took out the punch bowl because the kids enjoyed the punch I made the last time we had a party here.

Bavarian Tirschenreuth tea set for the tea mixed with the JB Brookshire cup and saucer set.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. We sure have a lot to be thankful for and that includes all my friends in Blogland in addition to my family. Although it has been a lot of work moving, which is not even completely done yet, I am thankful to be near family now.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Fun Tea Party/Dinner with Our Neighbors

We had such a fun time tonight! I had our German neighbors and my daughter and her family (who are also my neighbors) over for a tea party and dinner. The weather was so nice so I set a buffet table in the dining room but we just all sat on the back porch to eat and socialize.

 I served mostly food that I could prepare in advance. I made the eggrolls 2 days ago and froze them and just fried them this afternoon. I also prepared the chicken empanada yesterday but baked them early this afternoon.

 I had taught my daughter how to make shrimp toast so she helped me and made them.
 My grandkids like egg salad sandwich so I boiled the eggs yesterday but mixed the salad and made the sandwiches today. I baked a mango/peach chiffon cake yesterday.
 Unlike Filipinos, Germans are always on time. My invitation was at 5 PM and I was ready. Yay!!
Presenting one of them, our beautiful dear friend, Natascha!
 My grandkids were hovering over my wormy orange punch.
 I had them decorate the punch with gummy worms, a nice Halloween treat.
 They really enjoyed it. I did too but I added champagne on mine, lol.
 More guests, some of them visiting all the way from Berlin and Illinois.
 They were really very appreciative of the food. I am glad they enjoyed it.

I was handed these flowers. Aren't they pretty? Thanks, Todd and Stephanie!


 
My daughter, Tina and son in law, Scott.
 Last but not least, I got a picture of dh too.
To all our guests, thank you for the lovely evening!

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Monday, October 17, 2016

A Fun Back Porch Tea Party with Grandkids, 10-15-2016

My daughter and son in law had to go somewhere so they left the kids with me. In case some of you do not know, they live right next door.
 And of course, a tea party is always the treat they request for and as a doting grandma, I gladly agreed.

 I thought I would use my Tracy Porter "Artesian tea set", for its color since it is Fall. I love the peacocks on the finials.
 They were excited to try that long colorful marshmallow in a skewer that I found in Homegoods.
 And I took out some macarons too. I buy boxes from Trader's Joe and I freeze them for moments like this.



 The kids helped me set the table. Brendan suggested we use the spider napkins since it is Halloween season.

 As you can see, they were really having so much fun, lol. It is such a joy to see them so happy.
 My little Reese really enjoyed the tea. I cannot believe she had 4 cups. The flavor was Whittard of Chelsea's cranberries and raspberries. Whittard of Chelsea's instant teas are my favorite. I ordered a few cans all the way from England. I can get them on line here in US from Annie's Tea Time, but Whittard of Chelsea in London were having a buy 2, get 1 free sale. Even with the shipping charges added, they still came out cheaper, so I really stacked up.


 The boys like to make faces, lol.
 She never forgets how to hold her tea cup so daintily, from the very first time I taught her.

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