Holiday Dinner Party

Festive Table Near The Christmas Tree

Christmas 2009 is a celebration of many new beginnings for my husband and myself.  Although we are retiring from our collectable business, we see it not as an end–but an opportunity to pursue other interests.  We are also celebrating the engagement of our daughter and look forward to Kelly and Adam’s wedding in June here at our barn home.  What better reason to bring out the best china and set a festive table for Christmas.

My father encouraged me to take home my mother’s Bavarian china, the set with the cranberry glass goblets that she always used for Christmas.  I was delighted he would want me to have it now and I couldn’t wait to set a table with it.   I purchased red damask napkins to echo the deep reds of the glass.  On a white damask cloth, it is very striking. 

May your Christmas be a celebration of the birthday of Christ.  Make it one to remember, with your best table.  In Him, we have much to celebrate and unlimited promise for the year to come.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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