Some of my girlfriends are coming for lunch today. I am serving a light lunch because we have all been eating fairly large meals and will be going out tomorrow evening for New Years Eve. So I've made Tortellini Soup and little Hot, Ham & Cheese Finger Sandwiches, in a puff pastry. Instead of a heavy dessert, I'm serving my Almond Biscotti and Mazurki ( Polish Cookies). I've also made a special Chicken Salad for one of the girls, who because of a medical condition can only eat certain foods, which will be served on a whole wheat, sugar free bread. I set a very casual table using some mixed Pfaltzgraff pieces.
The next three pictures are of my new Glass Houses from Gardner's Supply. This is the third set of a series, I missed out on the first set that sold out, but got the second set last year and now this set this year. Each house has a name, this on is Sunderland.
And Coventry, shown here.
The Christmas Tree Napkin Rings, were made by my niece/goddaughter, Lisa. She gave them to me one year as my gift and they've been used on our table every year since.
The Soup Bowl is Pistoulet Christmas Pattern, which is discontinued, shown with Pistoulet square salad plate, both from Pfaltzgraff. I thought it would be different to place them on an angel since we are only having finger sandwiches with the soup. Well, I like to be different. I layered the place mats, both of which I've had for many years.
My glasses are a fairly new purchase and I love them, they were perfect for the holiday.
The flatware is a set I bought from Spiegel years ago. They are brass with rosewood handles, they need special care when washing.
I'll use some of my crystal pieces, the sugar and creamer, when we have coffee.
And arrange the cookies on my new serving piece from Tender Hearts. I really like pierced dishes, chargers and serving pieces.