The table is set for one of my favorite events of the Holiday season, our book club luncheon.
We were a rather small group this year, given illness, and conflicting commitments, but the eight of us had a lovely time, and just having eight places to set meant that I got to use my pearl handled silverware, which I love, and rarely get to use.
It was especially nice, since, as you know, I have been in a White Christmas kind of mood this year. Thenpearl handles went perfectly with my favorite Rose Point dishes I was introduced to by my sister Julie, years ago.
Yep, I still have my 'Give Thanks' banner up, but then we can and should give thanks all year, right?
... And here are most of the ladies . After lunch we gathered in the parlor to exchange favorite books, using the white elephant gift exchange rules. Each of us brings a favorite read from the year, and when it is opened we do a quick book review... We often choose books for the next year based on this activity.
As always it was lovely to spend a snowy afternoon together. We have been together as a book club, amazingly, for 15 years! Thanks girls!