Life has been crazy. Good crazy but crazy nonetheless. I am still in recovery mode so the craziness exhausts me but it has been so worth it. We started with a soup party for 24. Five days later was Thanksgiving for seven. Three days later, a birthday celebration for five. Four days later, another birthday celebration and a visit home from my kids. Three days later, a brunch for 16. I can't really talk about that. The food was bought, the dishes ready to go, the tables in place and then we had a plumbing problem big enough to call the plumber. We had to cancel. All that work without being able to actually gather with people we love around our table. WB and I have been eating a lot of eggs and potatoes the last four days. Tomorrow is another birthday celebration. Working on the sauce for the lasagne and then will start on the pie. Whew! It has all been fun but something must be wrong because my photography of all these events is practically nil. Looks like things will be settling down in a couple of days. I will miss it all, especially my kids being home. Here are a few pictures until I am back.
The table was made by WB. He made 2. We proved we could fit 24, if 2 are little ones who can share an end.
We found this old table at a junk shop that's former life was in a Mexican market. We rarely eat around it but it sure comes in handy for holding lots of extras, needed at dinner. It also is a great surface for photography. I am so crazy about texture.
Pine cones collected by us from all over. We collected the ones from the mountains. Our kids have brought some from their homes and around the world. Berries are from our nandina bushes. Pine boughs from a very kind man at the tree stand who gave them to us. I've asked before but this is the first time someone gave us some.