Our Christmas China
Royal Doulton's Tartan
I've always adored plaids
And this year's Christmas lunch for
the Lunch Bunch
was a riot of tartans!
A lace tablecloth, the tartans and a blue bowl with a red poinsettia
which picked up the red in the plaids.
The poinsettia at the end of the table
which I often do
when the centerpiece is too tall and there are only four guests.
All of the plaids have red hues
And in the center of the table
gifts wrapped in plaid
And give miniature loaves of pain d'epice tied with a plaid ribbon
The sun was shining on luncheon day
creating interesting shadows
On the menu
creamy tomato soup with pesto
the red and green of the season
veal piccata, rice and roasted Brussels sprouts
And a chocolate cake for dessert
decorated with sugared cranberries and rosemary
And to keep us occupied while opening presents
A crystal compote filled with fudge
chocolate and pistachio and white chocolate fudge
Cut in wee pieces
We did have dessert, after all!