Monday, December 12, 2011

Very Entertaining

Hi all! How are you? I didn't mean to completely disappear but got caught up in a very entertaining week - with lots of halls to deck and parties to plan and attend.  Oh what fun, indeed!

I was fortunate enough to co-host our annual holiday book club dinner and gift exchange with my friend Dana.

Dana looks like Julianne Moore, has the grace of Jacqueline Kennedy, and the decorating and entertaining skills of Martha Stewart. Who better to plan a party with?

The evening took place at Dana's lovely home, which she had beautifully decorated for the holidays.



Admittedly, we didn't talk much about the book (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society), but between a divine chocolate tasting from Marie and Freres and a spirited gift swap (I gave The Perfectly Imperfect Home and a coordinated set of Iomoi pencils) we sure had a lot of fun!

It was the perfect opportunity to break out some newly found Red Willow Ware dessert plates...

...And the perfect excuse to pick up these red toile plates from Fishs Eddy -- they coordinated perfectly with special Libeco napkins from Red Ticking.

Handmade gift tags served as place cards...

A little more red and white on the table top added to the festive feel...

And our friends decked themselves out with a pop of holiday color, too!

It was a glittering evening that celebrated good books, great friends and how lucky we are share them.


  1. Loving the red and white touches and all the blue and white with pine! Your gift tag place cards are such a special touch...

  2. What a beautiful evening and love your charming gift tags - the perfect finishing touch!!

  3. Looks like a magical evening. Love your illustrated gift in and of themselves!

    Merry Monday, Jeanne!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  4. Fa la guys did an amazing job - such a fun evening! Lucky, lucky, aren't we??


  5. This sounds like the perfect pre-Holidays evening: Good friends, good books, good food, all meeting in a lovely home. From the looks of it, one of your friends has already been visited by Santa-- and he was generous to her. Love the red Chanel handbag ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  6. "Let me entertain you" in holiday style! I found a little something this past weekend to send to you. Can you e-mail with your address or I can send it to Pam's shop.
    what a pretty lady your friend is!
    Your illustration is lovely.
    Enjoy the holidays.

  7. Your placecards are absolutely delightful...what fortunate guests!
    Such a beautiful & festive evening.
    xo J~

  8. Oh, so fun to see the pictures of our magical night!! (all except the picture of me pregnant at your wedding, thank you very much. Lordy.) Thanks for being the best co-host. And to all of you blogger friends of Jeanne's, you should hire her to do nametags for your dinner parties! They are amazing. It was the perfect night and final party at our house before we move to the next nest!! xo

  9. Every little detail is wonderful, collectively it is so festive and warm. Wonderful!

    We are giving away a Fraser Fir wreath at Splendid Market. Enter often and soon!! xo ebh

  10. What a beautiful party. Love the place card and the flowers...gorgeous!! Such a fun way to enjoy an evening with great friends ~

  11. That party looks like so much fun and beautifull done!



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