|New Year 2011|
Of course, there is always something I regret. This year I used everyday glassware with my best linen, china and silver so that I wouldn't have to wash the crystal by hand at the end of the evening, as I am typically up again at 6 a.m. preparing for Christmas Day dinner. I will never do this again because I sacrificed some of the table’s potential beauty. From now on, when entertaining I will be sure to use the crystal because it just wasn't worth saving the extra work. To my mind, beauty must always take precedence. There are three ingredients to successful entertaining: the people, the table setting, and the food.
|Christmas Eve 2010|
This morning on New Year's Day, we entertained friends for brunch. I refreshed the centre piece with fresh fir sprigs, red roses and lilies. This photo shows the table with a mix of modern and vintage crystal.
|New Year's Day 2011|
Happy New Year to you!