Thursday, 8 January 2009

New Years Day!

New Years Eve was very quiet this year. We took it easy and I made a tasty Haggis dinner for Hogmanny. Nathan's friends Ramen, who had a cold (so hot toddies all round!) and Kells, who was not drinking as he was playing in the Edinburgh vs Glasgow rugby game were with us for the evening but once we saw in the bells we weren't up much later. Makes a change from those 6am nights we've had in previous years!

Nathan's Mum and Dad arrived back on New Years Eve after a long flight from the far east. So we invited them for lunch on New Years Day to save Lily from cooking.
I loved laying the table for another dinner and this time my theme was winter frost! My centre piece was a white feather wreath around a silver pillar candle with glass beads wrapped around it. I also had matching silver tapered candles that Lily had gotten me from the Pier. The Ivy leaves which I scattered have silver glitter along their edges- I wasn't sure if they were a bit too much!! But they looked nice in the candle light.

Each place setting had a silver charger with our blue and white plates on top. I used chunky 'diamond' shapes as the frost! The napkins, which I bought at least 3 years ago but had never used had white, silver and blue in them and were wrapped with a silver snowflake napkin ring. The glasses even had silver snow flake charms on the stem- which I bought last year and had never used! (I loved that I got to use my tableware that has been stored for so long! It's great when you unpack boxes from storage- it's like buying all new items!!)
Lily and Neil were so generous to us this Christmas and I was therefore so surprised when they returned from their holiday with more lovely treats! My favourite was my stems of orchids all the way from Thailand! Lily must have brought back about 80 stems!! Gorgeous!
Nathan and I used the same tomato soup recipe that we'd had on Christmas Day and served Crombie's Steak Pie as the main accompanied by veg and more goosefat potatoes! Yum! Then I served up the second Christmas Pudding as dessert which was a big hit.

It was so nice to entertain Nathan's Parents as it's usually us who are being catered for!

1 comment:

Heidi said...

OH Jennie - your table took my breath away - every detail is so beautiful and I LOVE your plates!! Thank you for showing us all these wonderful pictures!!