Halfway through the month and yet a few more tablescapes ahead!
The DIA weekend (Faberge exhibit, Dining with the Tsars, dismal Russian Tea Reception) was followed by the annual Christmas party of our friends, Rik and Carol. A catered affair, the food and drink is as delicious as it is plentiful. Glowing candles on the table and blazing fireplaces reflect the warmth and spirit of our generous hosts. And, the ride home through downtown Rochester - a town that can give Paris some competition in December as the true City of Lights - was amazing.
|Candlelit tables reflect the warmth of our hosts|
|Driving home through downtown Rochester|
|Reading the menu by candlelight at the Eagle Tavern Inn|
|Period homes in Greenfield Village decorated for the holidays|
|Getting the buffet table ready for our family reunion|
|Christmas Eve table to be reset next day|
|Part of the tour group at first stop|
Christmas Eve we continued with our annual Christmas Tree Tour where we pay a visit to homes of aunts and uncles to nibble on cookies and fudge while viewing their festive evergreens. Final stop is our house for dinner and treasure bath and - new this year - karaoke. Nothing says Christmas like my older brother singing, "Don't Rain on My Parade"! But, no surprises, it was mostly carols of the season that got sung.
A wonderful month filled with family, friends and, of course, tablescapes with ties to the past and present. And, soon, table settings of 2012 will be replaced with displays for the new year. An early toast to all to the new year and stay tuned for BTS' annual, "What's In/What's Out" list to start 2013 off right!