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The Xmas Centerpiece

I’m still learning my way around a table. And, as usual, I’d forgotten to buy flowers when I got the ingredients for our dinner party last night. So I tried something different…. The erudite Mrs. E and I have always loved books, and it turns out that we had quiet a few Christmas books, some for kids, some collections of previously published works, some we picked up on trips… Combined with a lot of candles, I think it worked well.

Above and below you see the fruits of my labour. Special thanks to Mrs. E., who was smart enough to remember to snap a few pics.

4 thoughts on “The Xmas Centerpiece

  1. We began with roasted red pepper, tomato and crab soup with a glass of sherry. Then it was on to the Beef Wellington, peas and carrots and mashed potatoes. A Medoc burgundy accompanied. Dessert was lava cakes and champagne and then we passed the port, cheese and walnuts. Decadent…. yeah. I’ll need to double up on the running next week!

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