Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Gift of a Christmas Dinner

Sunday evening Christmas dinner in the home of our dear friends. Warm hospitality, beautifully decorated for Christmas, and a delicious dinner were the highlights of the evening. They provided a special holiday memory for all of those who attended.


I thought I would share a few of the pictures that my sister captured from the evening. Nature was the theme of the beautifully set table, with gold beaded fruit, faux log beaded votive candles and fresh evergreens, completing the tablescape


I wanted to share this lovely decorated living room with you. It provided a welcoming ambience, with the tiny clear lights adorning the fresh greens.



In the lower level of the home the decor provides a natural mountain theme, with paintings on the walls, featuring evergreens and black bears, done by an artist friend.




Dessert was served in the downstairs family room. This moist, delicious chocolate cake was baked by the owner's talented daughter whose aspirations will most likely take her to culinary school, after graduating from highschool.



The dessert table was a feast for the eyes with the remaining desserts baked and decorated by a gifted pastry chef friend. The taste equaled the beauty...that is a accomplishment.




Too pretty to cut. I think this cake was a chocolate mint cake.


Quaint decorating with an old-fashion feel to it, was everywhere in this room.


This kitchen island centerpiece was so attractively done by the hostess. Simple pieces of the outdoors brought in and arranged to create holiday touches.
This evening will remain in our memory for a long time.

























15 comments:

Rach said...

Very nice! Looks very inviting.

Stacey said...

What a fun gathering. You always describe things so eloquently Judy. I hope your friends see this pretty post.

Debbie said...

Absolutely charming. I'd love a taste of that chocolate cake!
Debbie

Blessings each day said...

Wow, not only are you so talented at creating ambiance and beauty but it follows you everywhere you go, Judy...loved ita ll.

blessings and hugs,

marcy

Happy@Home said...

That looks like a lovely evening in a beautiful home. The art work on the walls is amazing. And speaking of amazing ... those cakes are gorgeous.

Once again your sweet comments this morning put a song in my heart, Judy. To answer your question, my Shiny Brites are old. They used to belong to my parents.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Beautiful! ....And the mint cake, ooh laa laa!!!

Charli and me said...

What a wonderful time you must have had. Everything looks just lovely. I hope you are having a good day. Wish we could share a cup of coffee :>)

Country Dreaming said...

Very peaceful looking and festive too. Both cholate cakes looked soooo YUMMY! I'd love a piece.

Melinda

Tracy said...

How beautiful! Everything looks lovely and delicious. No doubt it was a special time together with your friends and a wonderful memory as time goes by...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Isn't it fun to be invited out for a memorable Christmas dinner with friends? It all looks delicious and inviting!

Shinny Upatree said...

I may have to cheat on my Jenny Craig diet after seeing this beautiful dinner spread. Thanks for visiting my first blog and welcoming me.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a beautiful dinner...

Queenmothermamaw said...

Just visited your friend Terri. She has some beautiful trees. Great to welcome a new talent. I went to my prayer groups Christmas get together last evening, but reluctant to take any pictures. It is a little more reserved than some parties at this time of year. We had such a wonderful time and food was great and spent some time in prayer together. Blessings
QMM

Sassy Granny ... said...

Whoa ... even your family & friends have absorbed your flair for creating memorable scenes, memorable times.

lindsey said...

What a beautiful evening you must have had. Cake looks yummy!

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