Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Christmas Party

Hello Everyone!  Wow! Only two day until Christmas.  I hope you are enjoying these magical days leading up to this most special event.  

For almost thirty-five years we have had the great pleasure to live on the outskirts of town, way out in the country.  As we look around in our quiet solitude one would never know any other human lived any where near us.  However, we are blessed to have the most wonderful neighbors through the woods in every direction.

Each year one of our neighbors hosts our "neighborhood Christmas party."  Of all the happenings, get-togethers, parties, receptions around town at this time of year, this is "the party" my husband and I look forward to the most.   

If you walk out our front door and walk through the woods to our right we see our closest neighbors Kathy and Mike who were our hostesses for this year's Christmas party in their charming traditional country Southern Living style home.  

This beautiful family room looks like a picture right out of Country Living Magazine.  I loved Kathy's Christmas decorating touches all around from the lighted Nativity Scene on the fireplace mantel to the lighted Christmas garland, the pretty poinsettias on the hearth, the Nutcracker sitting on the coffee table, and the Christmas tree pillow on the couch.

In the below photo we see the dining room table all set for the
Christmas dinner Kathy would soon be serving

I loved the country hall tree at the front entrance door and more of Mike's decorations.

There would be six couples having dinner which required Kathy to set two tables. I loved the Christmas Spode dishes complimented by the pretty green glasses and the green Candelabras.  The red placemats on the beautiful Christmas Spode tablecloth was a beautiful fininishing touch along with the lovely floral centerpiece.

And in the photo below we see the second table with a similar table place setting 
and a beautiful red Christmas tree centerpiece.

There were multiple appetizers for everyone to enjoy.

In the below photo we see some of the neighbor friends helping Kathy serve.
On the left we see Janice, then Barbie helping to serve the water and then thats me enjoying everything.

In the below photo we see our beautiful and delightful neighbor and hostess Kathy.  Each neighbor brought a food item to share and Kathy and Mike prepared the delicious meat.  The menu served was Roasted Pork, Brussel Sprouts, Potato Casserole, Salad and Baked Apples.

Kathy also served a delicious Cranberry Punch.

And, of course there was a dessert table.  We all enjoyed three different flavored cakes.

And our neighbor Barbie made these delicious Holiday chocolates.

It is always so much fun visiting with our special neighbors.

We all gathered together in front of the fireplace for a group photo.
Mike was taking this photo.

Since our hostess Mike was taking the above photo I took another photo of just the men of our group.
That is Mike on the right side.

Love the beautiful Christmas poinsettia.

My favorite Christmas decoration of all is the Nativity Scene.

Silent night, Holy night, All is calm, All is bright,
'Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for coming along with us and enjoying this wonderful neighborhood Christmas party.

Wishing you a most wonderful and Merry Christmas wherever you may be.

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