Every year, I host two small luncheons for close friends who exchange gifts with each other. Part of my gift is a special luncheon that provides us the opportunity to "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!" We share a meal and we visit and visit and visit. It's a time to walk away from the hectic routines that we create for ourselves each year. Today I want to share both of the luncheons with you. They are pretty much the same, but I like to tweak the second one for my pleasure, and hopefully for yours.
You can tell that I am still enamored with the Pottery Barn hurricanes. I liked them so much that I used a Christmas gift certificate to buy another quartet of different hurricanes from Pottery Barn. I can hardly wait for them to arrive.
The red heavy acrylic charger was the very first charger that I ever owned. It was a generous gift from a friend, probably 20 years ago. They are still beautiful, and I love to use them.
Still two of my "go-to" goblets, I used the Vietri red and the AJKA Arabella green for today's festivities.
Ready to share good food and good fun with very good friends!
Hint, hint, hint...look closely!
My Christmas wish for you is that you have a circle of precious friends with whom you enjoy special moments like these. I'll share that the common denominator for each of us is an abiding love of our precious master, Jesus Christ, the lover of each of our ragged souls. Some of us are part of the same church family, and some of us attend other churches. It doesn't matter...it is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost that binds us together. I pray that you have found a church family for yourself. Sometimes people ask me, "What is a church family?" I answer, "Oh, it is so much. It is a group of people with whom I worship and who lift their arms to cerebrate and give praise to God with me when things are good in my life...and who lift their arms to hold me up to God when I am in pain, or grieving, or suffering. It is my church family.
This week I'm joining:
Worthwhile Wednesday @ Crafty Allie
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch