Welcome to my blog. I'm probably very much like all of you who love the needlearts. My life revolves around family, friends, home and all things that help to make for a more contented life. When time allows; cooking, gardening, decorating, and collecting are my joys. I look forward to sharing all of these things with you. I also hope to keep you up to date on what is going on at Homespun Elegance, in regard to the needlework designs and the "Plain & Fancy Wares" that we offer.

Wishing you "Many Happy Stitches".

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Luncheon

Good Evening Everyone!
My luncheon!!
Some of my friends around the table.  That is Faye
at the head of the table.  I'm sure many of you have
talked to Faye over the years.
Well, it is Wednesday evening and everyone has gone
home from my luncheon.  Somehow I managed to
get it done, but not in a timely fashion.  We didn't 
set down at the table until about 2:00.  Am I getting
to old for this.  Decorating and entertaining until
all hours.  I love doing it but I am definitely 
not as efficient.
 In my last blog I was undecided abut my menu.
This is what I finally decided on.
Mulled Cider
"Plains Cheese Ring" with Strawberry Preserves
on crackers for an appetizer.
Corn and Crab Chowder 
Chicken Shepherd's Pie
Sauteed Apples
Brown Butter Sage Muffins
Rustic Apple Caramel Tart
Coconut Custard and Chocolate Brandy Pie
Coffee, Tea, Wine
Not only am I exhausted from preparing this
meal but I am having a sugar low.  Carb overload!!
Did I get my tree decorated - NOOOO!
This is as good as I could do.  
I threw on one strand of lights, some of my "vintage like"
tinsel, and some other odds and ends and called it a day.
Hollis and Paul are coming home this weekend for a Holiday
Dance, so they are going to help with the tree.
Bless their hearts, now I can use that time to cook
and wrap presents.
Here are some other pictures of the luncheon and
the house.  Still not finished, but getting there.
Dessert Table
Breakfast room center piece.  I stack up my old
pewter and fill with nuts, kumquats, and holly.
Window decor
Window decor
Guest bathroom.  Can you see the tiny candy cane
on the guest towel?
Guest bathroom
Guest bathroom
Keeping room
Keeping room.  Hollis game me the great lanterns
last year for Christmas.
Keeping room.  Notice the Amish child buggy seat.
Have a great night.  I'm moving on to the next
project.  No cross stitch for me tonight.
Merry Stitches,


  1. Your decorating is just beautiful~~~ I love all the touches you add....And, yes, that is a tiny little candy cane on the hand towel!~~ Too cute~~

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Sandra~~


  2. That menu sounds divine!! I'm sure they appreciated all your hard work. Make sure to take a little time for yourself now.

  3. What beautiful decorations! Sooo lovely! Love it!


  4. You did a lovely job with all...you did yourself proud and I know your friends count themselves blessed. Take care and enjoy the pre-Christmas days...my most favorite.
    Merry Christmas,