Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year's Eve Party, Saying Goodbye to 2012

I hope you all have a happy, prosperous, peaceful and blessed 2013!
We said goodbye to 2012 by having a dinner party at home with friends. From the looks and smiles of everyone, you can tell that we all had a wonderful time.
It seems like I had just put away my Christmas dishes and now, it was time to decide what to use for the new year's eve party. Well, my Polish pottery won! I thought it would be easier for me since the serving pieces are easy to access. Most of them are just stored on my hutch and above the kitchen cabinets and I certainly have enough pieces to use. I had to make it easy for me since I had just recovered from flu and I am still coughing.
I added some plain silver rimmed dinner plates. We had around 30 people.

I made turkey noodle soup and served it in this soup tureen.
Whittard of Chelsea tea in this Polish pottery teapot in "Evergreen" pattern

 I made Seafood paella, my hubby's favorite. And he had a lot even if he is on a no carb diet:-) I cut up some mangoes, which everybody enjoyed, including me.

 Most of the guests brought some food too which filled the kitchen counter pretty fast.
 I made some vegetable eggrolls ( I say vegetable but I also added shrimp and pork in them) and my friend Noemie brought some only meat ones. She also made the pancit (noodles).
There's Noemie and Riza and their beautiful girls, Kirstyn and Ryzlyne. Riza brought meat casserole and black eyed peas.
 John and his friends started eating here but I sent them to the dining room. I thought they would be more comfy there especially when the guests start crowding the food.
 We always try to take a group picture afterwards. See all the beautiful smiles?
 The dessert table! I even baked my special Sans Rival. It is a lot of work so I probably only make it once in every 3 years, lol. Everybody enjoyed it!
 the girls!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all celebrated the New Year with a bang!
Thank you to the following hostesses and their respective memes.

Beverly's Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday
Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Sally's Blue Monday
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at

Kathy's A Return To Loveliness
Sandi's Teatime Tues

Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa tea

Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues

Friends Sharing Tea

Kathleen's Let's Dish
Centerpiece Wed
Tablescape Thursday
Richella for Grace at Home

Tea Cup Thursday~
Share Your Cup Thursday


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Always a treat to stop over and your Polish Pottery is my favorite to see. You have the best parties, how could they not smile!!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

What a great party. Love all the group photos! Your polish pottery is wonderful What a great collection! The dessert table looked gorgeous too!

Savannah Granny said...

Christine, Your Polish pottery is so beautiful. You always make such a beautiful table. My, I should have been at your house. Bob and I went to bed by nine. The food looks awesome and your guests look like they had a wonderful time. I know from visiting your blog that you are a fabulous hostess.
xo Ginger

Lynn said...

Your dinner parties are always so beautiful! The people who attended this one are beautiful, too! Happy 2013!

Traci said...

Everything looks delicious & the table looks fabulous! Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Christine, you are an amazing hostess. I wonder how many dinner parties you host a year? I bet it's at least one a week. ;-)
The dishes are so pretty, and the food tables look bountiful. As you say, the smiles tell the story....Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

You are amazing. You're still not over your ills and you're hosting a houseful! Looks like a lovely party!

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Jeanne said...

Wow, what a wonderful way to celebrate 2013. Your Polish pottery dishes are wonderful. Your family photos are a blessing. We celebrated with our family as well.

Happy 2013.
xo, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

I'm crazy about the Polish pottery which my daughter happened to choose when she married. Her taste has gone totally to French country and she put the pottery out for a garage sale. I was horrified and quickly snapped them up knowing she could not sell it for anything close to what it was worth. I'm delighted to have a very extensive set.

Rettabug said...

What a fantastic start to the New Year, Christine! I haven't been blogging lately but I wanted to stop by for a visit & congratulate you on your newest addition to the family.

Your table looks fabulous & the food is fantastic! I never heard of "Sans Rival" so I googled it & clicked images so I'd know which dessert it was you made. WOW! It looks & sounds delicious. I was amazed at how many other bloggers have made it. Go see. I love that about blogging...I get to learn so many new things.

Warm hugs to you & your sweet hubby & best wishes for a happy & HEALTHY New Year,

Bonnie said...

Christine, You are a great hostess! This was a feast and very pretty too. What a group and I know they enjoyed it. Aren't you a little tired? Sounds fantastic and I am so hungry right now.

Terra said...

Christine, I can tell you are a warm person and a charming hostess; all that delish looking food, all the smiling faces, and that beautiful table ware. Happy New Year to you.

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

I will have to show this to my co-worker as she loves Polish pottery. It did look like a fantastic celebration!

Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

i love your dinnerware! what a great party to end 2012. wishing you and your family a fabulous 2013!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful table and smiling faces!

SmilingSally said...

I remember when you bought all of that pottery. You were on a trip and shipped it all home. When you got home, it was like Christmas opening all of those boxes!

Thanks for sharing. I love your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

illini89 said...

love the polish pottery! (I have a collection myself!) Can not wait to go it is only a 2 1/2 drive!

Hazel said...

Your blues are really lovely. That's quite a party to end 2012 and welcome in 2013.

Linda said...

You know I love the Polish Pottery, but even better is that you are a wonderful cook also. What a lovely feast. One you'll surely always remember.
Linda Forbes

siteseer said...

I get caught up on the smallest details lol Did you get a flu shot this year? With all the cases out there I'm just curious?


What a fun celeb dear Christine! As always you make such tons of fabulous food and somehow I always manage to get so huuuungry when I see your terrific pictures, that I always make a little trip to the fridge, lol..just came back with a piece of blue cheese..hehehe
I'm sure the food is even better in your GORGEOUS POLISH POTTERY collection! I'm kinda loving the soup in the lovely tureen..such lucky guests! So happy you celebrated it in such a lovely and fun way too! Have a super week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy New Year, Christine! What a fabulous hostess you are! I just know everyone enjoyed themselves very much. Wonderful pottery and smiles! Thank you for coming by for tea.


Terri said...

Happy New Year Christine! You are one amazing woman. I wish I had your energy. You seem to always be hosting a party, and doing it so beautifully! The pottery is so lovely. I do love European dishes like these! So festive!

Judi said...

Happy New Year!
What a great party you had with so much delicious food and I LOVE your Polish dishes. Wow.

Do you share your seafood paella and your vegetable springrolls recipes? I would love to try them.

Everything is so lovely and you all had so much fun!...thats so good and such great pictures. I took a look at some of your other get togethers and they sure look yummy..mmmmmm...yum!

have a great week and hope you'll come by to visit..

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Christine. Looks like you had a wonderful New Year's Eve party! Happy New Year to you and may this year be even better! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Fashion Momma said...

Wonderful photos. I love your blue dishes.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

First off , let me wish you a very Happy and healthy New Year!!

I love your Polish Pottery pieces! They are stunning. I have to stop by again when i have a bit more time ( just got home from work) and catch up on your posts. I always enjoy seeing what you have to share!!

The yellow depression glass is hard to find because not a lot of it was made and my mom's pattern Lorain Basket is very hard to find and quite pricey when you do find it.
Thanks for stopping by!!


Snap said...

Christine, I hope you are feeling much better. I love your Polish pottery. I have two pieces -- two oversized cups that have a pine tree design. I use them during the holidays. Such a fun post. You've been busy!

The Charm of Home said...

What a fabulous party Christine! Hope you are feeling better. You always amaze me with your great parties!
Happy New Year!

Amy said...

So beautiful and elegant. What a great gathering and wonderful feast you had! :) Happy New Year to you. Wish you and your family a blessed and prosperous 2013! I look forward to reading your posts.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, it looks like you and John brought in the new year with a fun group. Your Polish pottery sets such a fun tone for a party, and your guests all look like they had a great time. I bet nobody ever leaves your home without feeling full and happy. laurie

Zaa said...

Happy New Year Christine... Everything looks fully organized in grand style as usual...I love that Polish pottery...the ethnic design is wonderful . Such and interesting pattern would certain rally a mealtime discussion...You have such a vast collection of interesting dishes ..I just love seeing your table settings...Thanks for sharing.... New Year's Blessings !!!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Thank you Christine to drop by.Happy new year to you too...This is a grand the entire post.very inspiring.thank you.....Love sujatha.

Marlis said...

Oh Christine, I celebrated New Year's with a box of Posh Puffs with Lotion and Vicks scented.. yep we had a blast! ha ha Your celebration looks amazing. I think using the Polish pottery was a perfect choice. Totally. The colors of the pottery are as happy as your guests. A beautiful set up! xo marlis

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow, what a wonderful gathering. Everything looks just beautiful. I am sure your family and friends had a wonderful time.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What's fun time your family has at your gatherings, Christine. I love your Polish pottery and all the food sounds fabulous.

Entertaining Women said...

Between Kathleen and you, I'm pretty sure that the two of you could set out a feast to feed the entire East Coast....and you'd both do it on great dishes! Amazing New Year's party. The Polish pottery was the perfect choice. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I don't know how you did so much entertaining over the holidays when you were sick! And not just having a little get together, no, you went all out! Plus you made the time-consuming dessert! Such a beautiful presentation of everything and by the smile on YOUR face, I can tell you were the perfect hostess even in your weakened condition. Hat's off to you !


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Everything looks so delicious, I sure wish I was at your home for this wonderful event...yummy and of course your dishes are just so them and their wonderful shapes...

Dolores said...

You always amaze me with your dinner many guests, such a beautiful table and luscious looking food!!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Wow, that's quite a spread! Everything looks so nice and you can tell by the smiles that everyone had a good time! Blessings, Tammy

Marigene said...

Christine, I hope your guests know how lucky they are to be invited to one of your gatherings...the food always looks so delicious. I am another that likes your Polish pottery.

Lulu said...

Wow, some spread you have prepared for your friends. I'm preparing paella for dinner this week and would you believe it's vegan! I will miss all the tasty seafood.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks like a fabulous party, great food as well! You have a great collection of the Polish Pottery!


Chubskulit Rose said...

You must host a lot of parties through out the year Christine! Love the dishes and the smiles.

Oh boy, it's Thursday already but I am now just getting around with BLUE entries.
Please leave me a line or two in my BLUE, thanks.

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful party and how fun to see everyone! Everyone is so beautiful and of course the buffet and dishes are beautiful too. What a wonderful way to ring in the new year.

Life according to Lenetta said...

 Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :)   Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out. Lenetta

Kathleen said...

WOW, what a party! Hope you are feeling better!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

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