Oh my gosh, I can't believe it is December 23rd! As a kid, I always thought this day had a little magic all it's own. Today I will be cleaning the house in preparation for some family coming to stay on Christmas Day. Magical, right?
Yesterday I managed to put the Christmas table together, mostly because it is more fun than cleaning the house and I wanted to see how the new Christmas china looked. What do you think?
I am really happy with it! This is the first year that I am using my wing back chairs as part of the seating for the dining table, and I love how they look on either end. Now just imagine this whole scene at about 7 p.m. with the lights down low and the candlelight glowing. I hope it will be as pretty in reality as it is in my head!
I also wanted to show you my water goblets. I bought these at Cost Plus World Market, and I love them because they have little bees on them. Very French, no?
My menu for Christmas dinner is pretty simple. We're starting with rosemary roasted cashews and an old family favorite, artichoke dip and bagel crisps. For dinner, it's beef tenderloin with two different sauces on the side: a sour cream blue cheese and a mustard horseradish sauce. Both can be made in advance, so yay for that! We're also having roasted asparagus, creamy scalloped potatoes, and Parmesan and thyme popovers. Of course, lots of Christmas cookies for dessert!
Now if I can just get the dog hair and dust bunnies off the floor before the guests come, I will be all set!