Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Blessed Christmas~Let's Dish #41

Good evening and welcome to Let' Dish!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and safe travels. 
We had good weather here in our part of NY, and made it back home  from or son's with no problem.

Dec 2012 196 Dec 2012 219 Lenox Holiday , I gifted them with plates and salad plates last Christmas, as well as 2 covered casseroles.  I  added 4 more plates, 2 large round serving bowls, the teapot and a platter this year.
14 at the adult table and 10 for the kids'
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We had baked clams and New England Clam Chowder served at the table, and helped ourselves to filet mignon, chicken marsala,twice baked potato, glazed carrots, mushrooms, onions, and assorted breads.
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Dec 2012 201The tree I made so many years ago for my mom is lovingly displayed.
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A new stocking is added to the fireplace this year for our newest gson, Eamon.

Plenty of goodies to end a sweet Christmas.
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DH made assorted Rugelach...
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Children's version of Death by Chocolate, no kahlua
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With for the adults, plenty of fresh whipped cream too!
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Apple Crumb...
And plenty of cookies and other goodies!
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I am extending the gift card give away for another week, as I forgot to mention it last week.  All followers who leave a comment will have a chance.

Enjoy all the activities of this holiday week, and Happy 2013 ...good health and happiness.

Thanks so much for visiting, I enjoyed visiting all the entries last week. If you had word id I didn't comment.
I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday, Yvonne for TTT, Bev for Pink Saturday.

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  1. Now how can I comment on this tables cape without going too far over the top....oh yes, SPECTACULAR! This rings of tradition, attention to details, and an amazing selection of delicious foods. Thanks for inviting us for a peak and for hosting us even during this busy busy season! Hope that you had a delightful Christmas. Cherry Kay

  2. Kathleen~ The food, menu, and table is all delicious! What a gorgeous tree too! It's always more fun if someone else hosts... :) Wishing you a Merry Christmas week!

  3. Kathleen- What a beautiful table. I gifted my daughter with the Lenox Holiday pattern a few years ago and try to add something to it every year. She has service for 12 but as their family is growing I think I will add 4 more place settings for her.
    Your food looks festive and wonderful. Hope you had a great Day After- xo Diana

  4. Incredible, Kathleen! A fantabulous table and the food looks amazing!

  5. What a lovely home! Beautiful tables and all the food looks delicious. Glad your travels were safe.

  6. Kathleen, the table is lovely but even more so is the fact that such a large family get's together to celebrate! Just warms my heart!
    hugs, Linda

  7. I don't bake; therefore, I am enjoying it ALL through you! Merry Christmas!

  8. Ooooooohhh, Kathleen.....your table looked so pretty!!!! I would kill for a dining room big enough to accommodate a table for 12!!! I don't know how it's going to happen in this house, but it's gonna!!! It HAS to! I don't want to move, but I want a bigger dining room. Somebody better get busy with a drawing board! :-) Your beautifully balanced mantel and fireplace area look so pretty! I love how it's all lit up! I'm also diggin' the big wreath in your dining room window. That's what I'm trying to convince my Mom would look cool in hers. It's also great how the mirror above that console table reflects the tree!!! Hmmmmm....gotta remember that for next year! Glad you had a great and safe Christmas with your family and that the weather cooperated!!! Have a wonderful week, and just in case I don't get to talk to you before next week, have a safe and happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

  9. Your table is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting all the great parties in 2012..I'm looking forward to 2013! Hugs, Penny

  10. What a beautiful home and beautiful table! The food looks fabulous, too. Have a wonderful New Year!

  11. Looks like you had a great Christmas K! The table is beautiful and I love the shot of the tree in the mirror over the nativity-enjoy:@)

  12. Happy you had safe travels, Kathleen! All the decorations, the table and the food look festive and wonderful. What thoughtful gifts of adding the Lenox dishes every year. Thank you for hosting and have a happy, healthy 2013.

  13. Kathleen,
    What beautiful pictures! And the menu.....I think I could nosh for hours.
    Glad you had such a wonderfully blessed Christmas!

  14. Everything looks so wonderful. Beautiful table, beautiful home, beautiful decorations, beautiful food. And it sounds like you had a blessed celebration. Have a great New Year!!

    Patricia @ ButterYum

  15. Fabulous tablescape and amazing food!! Ours pales next to all your yummy food, although we had lots of food and cookies and desserts! Your children were lucky you gifted them with such gorgeous Lenox china! Stunning table, home and so much love and blessings. Big hugs and thank you for hosting this great party.

  16. Wow, what an amazing menu and beautiful table. This looks like a picture perfect Christmas dinner. I'm sure your son and DIL are thrilled to have this gorgeous Christmas china. Thanks for sharing the details and for hosting each week. Glad to know you didn't have to drive in bad weather. It looked like you were having snow.
    Hugs ~ Sarah

  17. Such a beautiful and bountiful table! The Lenox Holiday is stunning, but I may have to start collecting the Tartan in your blog header ;) Thank you so much for hosting the link-up - my Christmas lunch was small but sweet, and extra-special because I was able to use my Old Country Roses china.

  18. What a beautiful Christmas celebration. How wonderful to have a d-i-l who appreciates and use your gifts so beautifully. Their home is gorgeous. The food looks so yummy. So glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. laurie

  19. Your son's home is gorgeous, and what a dining room. Your menu was a true feast and the desserts are always spectacular. Wish I had a couple of Mike's rugelach! I am amazed at the gorgeous pieces displayed with five little kiddies (or is it six?) running around every day. ;-) xo

  20. The table is beautiful! Nice details, lovely home. I like the stocking hangars. Thx for hosting the link up. HAPPY 2013~

  21. What gorgeous pics! The tables look beautiful -- can't beat Lenox Holiday, and I know your daughter-in-law loved the new additions to her collection.

  22. Kathleen, I don't know which is the prettiest, your decorations, the tablescape or the food, one thing for sure, we know which is the tastiest. ~smile~
    Happy new Year,

  23. Happy New Year best wishes to you and your beautiful family, Kathleen. How wonderful to be able to have your family seated around that stunning table. I hope the New Year will be a healthy and happy one for us all.

  24. What an incredible table! Everything is so lovely, but I have to start with the dining room furniture! Beautiful! When you have "good bones" everything else falls into place a little easier. And the food is to die for! YUM! May the New Year be filled with good things for you and yours!

  25. Omigoodness, how I would have like to be at this table not only because it looks beautiful but because the food is oh so tempting. I know you had a wonderful day with family.

  26. Kathleen, What beautiful memories you all must have made around that very beautiful table! I felt as if I was looking at pages from a magazine!

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

    Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

  27. What a fantastic holiday menu and table you had! Thank you for hosting and have a Happy New Year!

  28. What beautiful table settings and the menu sounds fantastic.

  29. Beautiful and wow, what a menu! Looks like a lovely Christmas celebration!

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  31. Beautiful table and fabulous food! Debra C

  32. What a beautiful table at your son's home and how nice that you've added to their Lenox collection. I tried finding some plates the day after Christmas but only found 2 salad plates left at Home Goods. What an amazing assortment of after dinner goodies - oh my!

  33. What a gorgeous table, Kathleen! Your china looks delightful filling each place. I like the centerpiece you created as well. Just the right touch! I think I gained a few pounds just looking at those fabulous desserts. Yum!

    Wishing you and your family much joy in 2013!

  34. wow, yall had quite a crowd. Your son and Daughter-in-laws home is lovely,
    and she set a wonderful table. she must be like her Mother-in-law......
    not unusual!! Lots of good looking food too. YUM!
    Glad you had safe travels and a great time.
    Blessings for a Wonderful and Joyous New year hon,

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  36. How beautiful, Kathleen! A houseful to be sure but it sounds as though they all had loving care...and food lovingly prepared! Delicious menu!!

  37. I really like your Christmas tablescape and menu.... may your new year be blessed...xoxoxoxo Flavia


  38. Great decor great food and great celebration.Everything looks so grand.thank you and Best wishes for 2013.

  39. Your table was lovely and your tree so beautiful - - and the food sounds delish!! Wishing you a Happy new Year

  40. the table is very beautiful - bravo

  41. What a beautiful table in a gorgeous dining room...Stacey must have taken a page from your book...sounds like she had a to watch the kids on Christmas.
    Did you make the 7-Layer Italian cookies? I have thought one day I would try them when I have tons of time.
    Wishing you and Mike a very Happy, Healthy New Year!

  42. Such a gorgeous table!!! All the food and goodies look like perfection as always. LOVE the photo with the Christmas tree reflecting in the mirror.
    All my best wishes for you and Mike for the New Year!

  43. What a beautiful table, tree and home. It is easy to see that you had a wonderful Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

  44. What a pretty table! Looks like you had a wonderful dinner. The menu sounds delicious and all those sweets, yummy! Happy New Year!...Christine

  45. Glad you had good weather for travelling. The roses are still blooming in New York City ;o) The menu sounds delicious! Happy New Year Kathleen.


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