The prep continues.
My parents are here! They brought presents!
My grandmother Younger’s silver (she passed away earlier this year)
We’ll be eating off of it today!
We’ll be eating off my other grandmother’s Staffordshire turkey plates! They usually come out for dessert, but this year we decided to make them the main course.
Mom also brought hostess gifts – a book for Matt, a bottle of wine, and two things for me!
A framed photo of my grandfather (who also passed away this year – it was a sad year) and these beautiful placemats (from Southern Season)!!
She also brought Rudi, the malcontent reindeer! He’s been hangin’ with the Bears.
I’ve been busy polishing silver and getting the table set
We just sat down for a snack – not quite a lunch – to tide us over.
A salad of spinach, honey and olive oil with lavender salt, leftover veggies from last night’s dinner, the last of the gorgonzola and one of Faith‘s plums!
Duke tea for warmth!
The table is set, now where’s the food!?
Cocktail Hour starts in 54 minutes!