Thursday, December 16, 2010

Casual Christmas Supper

Hey Y'all! I thought y'all would like to see some photos from a very casual Christmas Supper I hosted the other night. Of course I was wearing a festive apron that I bought in a cute little shop in Perry, Georgia...Carlton Interiors. If you are ever in the quaint little town of Perry, stop into visit Joyce--she has a great store with cute loot for the Southern girl and her home!
Since every tabletop in my house is covered with Christmas decorations, I didn't have much choice but to serve the supper buffet-style with a "Countertop Spread!" I prettied-up the countertop a bit and placed the casserole dishes of hot food on the stovetop. I told y'all it was casual!!!
Festive glassware...with a leaning candle {I have no idea why}
Festive flatware...
My "Signature Beverage" served from the punch bowl...Pomegranate Punch. This is a very easy beverage to mix...Pomegranate juice, champagne, sliced oranges, pomegranate seeds, and ice!
Mama always says "You can't go wrong serving a Honeybaked Ham!"

Keeping with my "Santa in France" theme...Pere Noel is serving 'Paris' tea {a sachet tea from Harney Tea}. I love tea sachets...they are not as pure as loose tea, but more so than teabags, with the same convenience of teabags! This tea is a fruity black tea with a hint of lemony bergamot.
{Husband probably would say bunny needs to be moved!"}
Pere Noel in France!

My inspiration and one of my favorite books about tea..."French Tea, The Pleasures of the Table," by Carole Manchester.

The dining table is set for coffee and dessert...'Chocolate Peppermint Coffee', from The Fresh Market and a Yule Log for dessert!
I replaced the Autumn florals with these wall pedastal racks {these are also from Carlton Interiors}..Husband says the bunny plates need to come down. I say no; the bunny toile plates stay--the everything has to match side of me says that:)
I decorated the chandelier with MORE toile...the ornament pattern is toile and so is the ribbon pattern!

Looking into the dining area from the kitchen...

Ballard Designs' burlap ribbon is holding the wreaths--just to add some color onto those blinds!
Pere Noel and the Yule Log...
An age-old Christmas tradition, the Yule Log was said to bring good luck for the year to come. What once was a freshly cut log chosen to fuel the holiday fire has now become a delicious chocolate cake enjoyed with family and friends. This delicious rich chocolate cake has a buttercream filling and is a decorated by the nice people at The Fresh Market:) A cute little tabletop tree...with vintage ornaments I found on Etsy!
I simply had to have these rooster tags!
Pere Noel!

Fleur de lis...

Pere Noel...

The Eiffel Tower!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today! I will be back probably Friday or Saturday with photos of some Christmas decorations in our TV room! Hope y'all are enjoying the Christmas season!

Please keep Christ in Christmas!!!


Suburban Princess said...

I love your little french tree!

I bought that same tea for HHL...but in the jasmine flavour - she loved it!

I Do Declare said...

Oh, Miss Janice - everything looks perfect! I wish I could come be so casual with you - that punch (and its presentation!) looks so yum!!! Also, love that toile panel!! Merry Christmas!

Southern H and H said...

Your pom punch is the second I've seen while browsing blogs. Looks like I need to head to the store for a few supplies!

Hope you are enjoying the season!

highheeledlife said...

Everything looks great! Miss Janice you have a way of making simple look elegant! You are always most inspiring!!

Yes, SP gifted me that tea and is one of the best teas I have tried!! xo HHL

Anonymous said...

Morning, Miss Janice! Oh, what a wonderful little Frenchy tree! Cute cute cute - just like you all decked out in your little apron making my dinner and all! :) You must be a marvelous cook too! Your dining room is so lovely.
Save some dessert and a cuppa for me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

You always look so cute in your pretty aprons. I have only one and I could not even find that when I was serving last weekend at our family celebration.....I better get shopping for some cute new ones...

Nanette said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Everything looks wonderful. Love the Christmas in Paris theme. Your little tabletop tree is so pretty. The little trees are so much fun. You look all ready for Christmas!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Miss Janice,

Everything looks wonderful! I love your French Christmas Tree! The Pomegranate Punch sounds great!

~ Tracy

Anonymous said...

Love your gold Christmas flatware!! Also, your 'tea' book looks darling... my mom had a book called "Taking Tea" and when I was a child I loved looking through it and seeing all the pretty afternoon tea settings!

Susan R said...

Bless your heart Miss Janice, where in the world do you keep all of these wonderful things? You constantly have something lovely and interesting to decorate with, where do you keep it all?

Tammy B said...

Everything looks so festive. I drink Harney & Sons tea all the time, but have never tried Paris. I will have to try it.

Whosyergurl said...

Tres Belle!
XO, Cheryl

nomo wino daph said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!

{I swear I committed on this already but I don't see it!}

Love that wine glass, LOL!! Glad it's coming in handy!!

Have a blessed weekend Friend-

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Every family dinner we ever had when I was growing up was a countertop spread. Everything looks delicious and beautiful as usual.

SprinklePrep said...

Loving the french theme! The santa holding the Eiffel Tower is so cute!
I used a quote from your blog in a post of mine today, i also agree that we should keep Christ in Christmas! Its such a special holiday afterall!

-Merry Christmas everyone!