Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

December 23, 2009

Never better said...

The tag above puts it so simply and beautifully...

Our little tree filled the corner of the living room, and the tree skirt I fashioned from two antique Victorian capes looked lovely but is so deliciously dark that you can hardly see the detail on it at night. I had never considered monkey fur a Christmas trim, but that has all changed for me now...

Above is a lovely ornament the oh-so-talented Priscilla made for the tree...

We had a lovely fire going in the grate with many happy faces shining just as brightly...

The light curved up around the coved edges of the ceiling, and the mantel was lit up with candlelight and tiny little bulbs...

In the kitchen, Alain's two pans were both on the flame, and the stacks of crepes grew steadily, only to be diminished just as quickly when they reached the dining room table...

They were lovely little confections, ready for their fillings...seafood, mushroom, spiced apples and fresh berries with mascarpone cheese...

Here, Karen Vickie and Lynn sample some of the crepes, and share some conversation...

None of this would have happened on time if Priscilla had not arrived in the nick of time to slice, chop, and saute! Here is the sous chef of the day with her able assistant, Cricket!

My thanks to all who came to share the evening's good cheer. You are all treasured, and your friendship is the best present one could wish for!

7 comments:

Pilar said...

I am so sorry I was unable to attend your holiday party. I hope you are enjoying the jam and preserves. Have a very Merry Christmas! xoxoxoxoxoxo

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Love your Christmas decorations, the candles lit and the crepes in their pans. It certainly does welcome one in and make one feel at home. Wish I could have been there! D.

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas....yummy crepes!!!!

Happy New Year!!

KAREN EILEEN

Maija said...

The tag says it all! Your holiday party looked wonderful!!

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Dede Warren said...

What a great treat to have you and Alain welcome us all into your warm home filled with laughter and good cheer! The crepes were amazing, thanks Alain, Nancy & Priscilla!!

Bryanna Lenan said...

I think of you and Nathalie often... Happy new Year! xo Bryanna