New Year’s Eve  Indian Dinner was a success although I never finished all the decorating;  I run out of time before I run out of ideas.


Never got to photograph the final tables but here is a taste of what it was like.



This is the china I used (photo from last year).  Appropriately…Indian Tree.’


I adore  these Indian fabrics, they are so beautiful and fine in contrast with the  textured almost primitive,  stitching binding all together.


Used almost all my tureens..


Added some bling to the lighting as well. My mother always said “If a little is good, a lot is much better ” or  my favorite from Iris Apfell; ” More is more, less is a bore”.


Enjoyed bringing in the New Year with  wonderful friends. I know 2014 will be an exciting one.

Wishing  you all the very best of everything for 2014!



Dear Reader, I’m getting everything ready for Thanksgiving, With cats there is no possibility of setting the table beforehand. It’s always the final item on the ‘To Do List’.


 I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday  and you are able to share it with those you hold dear.


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I have collected dishes in gourd shapes and cabbages for years to set the table.    


I especially like the sunflower bowls and plates found years ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  


The squash in the cornucopia and the centerpiece are from my husbands vegetable garden.  

Drinks in the foyer

  My table is not set yet (I have too many cats for that) but it will look similar to the above.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Be back next week

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