Monday, January 21, 2008

Christmas -oops a little late!

This was the first year that Eddie and I hosted Christmas dinner. It was so crazy getting ready for it, we finally got a dining room table about 3 days before Christmas!!! We bought a beautiful table that is steel and glass that opens up to twice its size -this is perfect for us, not having the room to have a table that can seat 10 (comfortably!) in our dining room at all times. We didn't get a picture of the table with the centerpiece, or any more artistic shots : ( I had bought a silver tree that held votive candles -it was so pretty when it was lit! We were so busy running around that pictures just didn't happen. In the background you can see Eddie's grandma -ready to eat! Can you tell there are some meat eaters from Argentina here??? We had ham, turkey, and Cornish hens, hmmm -next year we could use some veggies eh? -we did have some (green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes ect.) and I did have a salad in mind -I roasted pears and made a pear-lemon-dill vinagarette dressing -but we had too much food, so I didn't bother putting the salad together...


Above is the angel that I made for each place setting. I used a pattern from Martha (yes we are on a first-name basis ;) ), but instead of using a paper plate, I cut out a circle (using a fixar cutter) and then used Martha's doily punch for the edges finishing the angel with an embellished silver flower. They looked really pretty and were relatively simple to create.

4 comments:

~missprissme said...

Brillian, beautiful. OMG I L O V E the angel and yours is better than the tutorial. You should send that in to Martha she would love you for utilizing one of her new products. Hey since you are so close she might even invite you to a segment. Love the table, will you take a picture of it empty? I want it. Love the table settings and how you have the food set buffet style on the table. Great job...a errr...marthawannabe oh I meant Michelle.

~missprissme said...

adding the "t" on the end of briilian...guess I'm not so brilliant

~missprissme said...

Oh and I was going to make mention of the secret meaning behind the word F O C U S but Im not thinking of that correlation for these purposes so I decided not to bring it up. I mean it's should to be a good word for the year and that brings up somewhat bad words ;D albeit a smile too. Anyway, I decided to change the meaning for my purposes. hehe. But I could switch mid year or mid sentence because you know how I am. I don't focus very well. hahaha.....

~missprissme said...

Where o where has miss michelle been?