Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Let the Season Begin!

I am wealthy in my friends.

Yesterday was the day two of my best friends and I got together to celebrate the season.  We had 
planned to meet at the new Thai restaurant in town.  The weather, however, was not cooperating.  It was very cold and icy out.  While the roads were clear, the parking lots were not.  So, we decided to get Thai takeout. The Baker was kind enough to brave the elements and pick up food for us.  He was also kind enough to make a dessert for us which I'll share in another post.

I have drawers filled with cloth napkins but could not resist these.  They are so delicate and soft and were perfect for a simple table setting.

Notice the price for twenty five.  That's right--30 cents.  I picked them up last December at an antique shop in Chesterton.  They aren't antique but, I'm guessing, mid-century "modern".  I paid $3.00 for two packages.  Still a bargain!!

We stayed in and warm while the tree sparkled and carols played.  We also feasted on

Thai vegetable soup

Pad Thai
Pad se ew
Green Curry

Finally, a glance at the clock let us know we'd been dining, opening gifts and chatting for almost four hours!!  Time passes quickly when you are with those you love. 

Thank you, dear ones.
You are very special!


  1. Sounds like you had a fun day! Love the cute reindeer plates:@)

  2. Love your tablescape!

    Love Thai food too.

    So nice to have a great delivery guy too.

    M :)

  3. Welcome back!! I have been wondering how you are. Your table is beautiful and cute at the same time. And your napkins are just lovely. I should try Thai sometime, the food looks so good! Our kids love Thai!

  4. Although the weather was not great the fun, food and friendship worth it!

    Happy holidays to you and your family.


  5. I'm sure that delicious Thai meal was even more enjoyable beczuse it was eaten at your home, Bonnie! Love your napkins and reindeer plates.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. It just doesn't seem quite Christmas unless we gather with good friends as well as family. I remember you telling of this gathering from other years. I see why you chose those napkins. Lovely!

  7. Sounds like a perfect time. The napkins are beautiful!
    Stay warm....Winter has shown up at last, although I was just fine with its absence :)
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. Happy Holidays to you and yours Bonnie..all the very best for 2017:)

  9. the soup looks to pretty to eat, fantastic pic of it.. love the reindeer plates and the napkins. good job on having your food picked up for you

  10. Sounds like a lovely day. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  11. Sounds like it all turned out better with the bad weather to me!! ;) The soup looks like a work of art. So good to see your post, Bonnie. Wishing you and Andrew all the very best in 2017!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna


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