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!
It's Thursday and I'm sharing my "Plaid Luncheon" with Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
This is such a wonderful tablescape. I adore your blue and white bowl with the red poinsettia, your goblets, the lace cloth, the plaid presents, and the whole ambiance. .
And that chocolate? Oh my! I think I would make off with the whole thing!
I absolutely love the plaid! Such a beautiful table :)
There is nothing more classic than red plaid! Looks lovely!
I so love those dishes and the food looks wonderful too
What a fun set of dishes and yummy eats and treats! You do it up right for sure!
Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours!!
I love your tartans! Your plaid presents add so much, too. Beautiful!
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates
PERFECT way to show off those tartans...on a lace tablecloth!!! The juxtaposition is great!!! Very clever move!!!
As always you prepared a meal fit for a king! I know your guests are always super excited when they receive the invitation to come to your house!!!
I saw the Fort Scott magazine on the sidebar. Ramon & I haven't been down that way in nearly a year now. His Locum Tenens gig at the clinic down there expired. I have so many fond memories of that area, though.
I wish you and yours the very merriest Christmas! Take care!
Love, Love, Love that tablecloth, exquisite. I have always been a plaid person too and this year all my wrapped gifts under the tree are wrapped in brown paper with plaid ribbon. I love the way it looks. Your table setting is absolutely gorgeous.
Yum! It looks and sounds beautiful. You're lucky you're too far away for me to drop in to have dinner with you!! :) xoxox
That crystal dish of fudge - that definitely had my name on it!
Beautiful, Martha. Your lunch table was, as always, a treat for the eyes.
Just beautiful. Love those plaid plates...
I adore all the plaid combined with the Tartan dinnerware, dear friend!!!
I, too, sugared raspberries and Rosemary, in the shapre of Holly & Ivy, from our Garden for a Cheesecake for our JOY Circle ladies on Tuesday!!!
Great minds. . .kindred spirits. . .
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