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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Every year for the last 27 years a group of our friends get together to have a Progressive Dinner. This year was no different. We always select a theme and this year it was "A Woodland Christmas". Decorations followed that theme as well. Our menu consisted of pheasant and venison and they were delicious.

The dishes even followed our theme. Between us we often have enough place settings, chargers, dishes, silver, etc. to have beautiful tables. Our hostess' tree even followed our theme. Her husband is a hunter and so that was our source for our meat and all the pheasant feathers you see.

Our dessert was a Yule Log. Notice the small plate next to it - egg white mushrooms! Don't we have some creative people? It was alot of fun to plan and participate in. Good times with great friends!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Creations

I've been busy for the past month and have neglected my blogging. I did want to participate in Kathy's Cottage's Christmas though. I have visited Mary Carol Garrity's home in the past month and loved what she did on her front door - so I copied it (sort of). I did pay full price for the lantern but the rest I had left-over from Christmases past. Nell Hill's in Atchison, Kansas is the shop that Mary Carol Garrity owns and she also lives in Atchison. You may have read her decorating books.

I also received left-over bay leaves from our Master Gardener Herb Day last May and so I made two little bay trees to use in my Christmas decor this year. This is on my living room mantle.

Another purchase was this lantern from a shop called Gatherings on the Prairie in Junction City, Kansas. I made the tray it's sitting on from an old cabinet door I bought for $.50 at a garage sale (added some knob feet, paint, and some old window handles). The rest I created from leftovers from Christmases past.
Be sure to visit the other Christmas fans at Kathy's for ideas for Christmas.