“Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.”

Taking time out from the busyness of the holidays and spending time with friends can’t be beat.  Each year women with whom I have walked many miles gather for breakfast to celebrate the gift of friendship.

The table is set,  napkins folded with care for the gals who will soon sit there.

Holiday trees and flowers in small vases rest on gold mesh in just the right places.

There’s a touch of whimsy in the Santa plates

that with traditional glassware make perfect mates.

French toast is baking, herbed eggs wait to be served.

Hopefully, nothing goes wrong to throw me a curve.

But if it does, nobody’ll care because what’s important is the time we share.

Dishes: Bella Ceramica

Glassware: Spode and garage sale etched glass

Chargers: Michael’s

Vases: Crate & Barrel

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14 thoughts on “A Special Tradition

  1. So sorry I missed this. The table looks beautiful. Sads I didn’t get to see everyone and enjoy the great sounding menu. Duty called……!!

  2. What a charming table! I love sharing the holidays with friends…but somehow this season has slipped by too quickly. Enjoy! Merry Christmas from snowy Indiana!

  3. This is the most delightful post! Your rhyme is as perfect as your table. The little vases on the mesh are so wonderful. Looks like it was a fun time. Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the blessings of the new year unfold by the thousands!

  4. Hi there!!! Thanks for stopping by! I just looked at your table, and it is wonderful. You put a lot of thought, care and creativity into it…it shows!!! The ladies HAD to be delighted with it!!! What a nice holiday gesture! The two layers of mesh down the center looks really terrific and gives a lot of dimension and adds texture that is a fabulous juxtaposition to all the little pretties on the table. I hope you have a happy and safe Christmas. Enjoy!!!

  5. Your menu sounds wonderful~ there is no better way to celebrate the git of friendship! Love your festive Santa plates! I hope you & your family have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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