Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Luncheon

This time of year there are so many fun parties and get togethers.  I was excited to be invited to my former employer's Christmas luncheon.   
We always look 
forward to this party.

She lives in a beautiful historic home in Crown Heights and her home is rich with history even dating back to prohibition.

Center staircase and Christmas garland

I thought I would share the
 gorgeous table
 she set for us today. 
Her tablescape featured handpainted dishes that an artist friend paints and gives her each year!

The centerpiece is a collection of silk Christmas trees, a beautiful angel and reindeer.  The tall trees were removed during the meal so we could visit with each other across the table.  

The plates are wonderful with a MacKenzie Child look and are personalized for the family.

Each plate is unique and 
includes the year.  

The colors are vibrant and I love the black and white check pattern that repeats in each plate.

She served a delicious meal and we had a wonderful time
 decorating cookies,
 laughing and exchanging presents. 

Spending time with friends and family is just the best time ever.  
Merry Christmas!  

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  1. The dishes are certainly a special, creative gift. How nice that she adds a new one each year and dates them. They make a fun table setting. Thanks for sharing this idea. Looks like you girls had a fun evening.

  2. What a wonderful afternoon. Her home looks gorgeous...that staircase, and that carpeting on the stairs...wow...!

  3. What a beautiful staircase, and those plates are just too cute! I love that they are personalized for the family. Looks like a fun party. laurie

  4. WOW, the house and the dishes! What a treat!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  5. The staircase is gorgeous! Those dishes are great! Thanks for sharing. It looked like a great party!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. How nice to be invited by a former employer. You get to socialize and see ex co workers too. The plates are wonderful, unique for sure. Her staircase is decorated so beautifully....Christine

  7. I love those plates! The staircase is gorgeous too. What fun! It's good to get together with friends/keep in touch over the holidays.
    Christmas blessings, Beth

  8. The plates is the highlight. Love when the hosts personalized.


    Greetings from snowy Stockholm,

  9. OOOh drooling over those plates.. love them to pieces. The staircase is breathtaking. I can only imagine the laughter coming from around the table.. xo marlis

  10. Very neat presentation.

    I know it's Friday already but I don't want to miss the BLUE entries so here I am.

    Hope you can also comment on my my BLUE post

  11. Absolutely lovely home! I know you enjoyed the beautiful table for the party! The plates are so unusual and pretty! I was glad to learn about their uniqueness.

    Thanks, Pam

  12. Susan always does such an inspired job of celebrating all the holidays. Have you ever eaten off of her Halloween plates? I designed them for her many years ago. The Christmas table is outstanding! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  13. Very festive table. The plates are so neat and look great with the silk trees in the background.

    Beautiful home...love the staircase.

  14. Lovely table setting, bet the luncheon was delicious. I really love the whimsy in her plates. I've been out looking for new dishes. You've inspired so much this year with your beautiful tablescapes.
    Have a very Merry Christmas Sonia & we'll be in touch soon.
    Hugs Rosemary...xoxo

  15. Those plates are awesome. I think the Crown Heights area of OKC is wonderful. I love the history. Don't you? Happy Christmas~~Dee


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