First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. As the holiday season progresses I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
My sorority sister was home from the East Coast for the first time in many years. I received a call to join a group of sisters for lunch at a restaurant. It didn't take long to convince everyone that it would be more fun to come to my house instead of dining at a restaurant. Twelve of us gathered for lunch on a late November day.
For this party, I chose Schumann "Empress Dresden Flower" as the focal point of my tablescape.