Friday, December 14, 2012

Deck the Table with Solo Cups?

"Out with the old and in with the convenient."  As Americans, I think this is swiftly becoming our new mantra.  Paper plates or china?  Red Solo Cups are kind of Christmasy right?  Recently, Emily and I have been on both a Jane Austen kick as well as Downton Abbey.  I'm imagining a world in which there are butlers who serve you your morning paper on a silver tray.  Now-a-days it's more like your cell phone on a silver tray.  Although, that could be still be elegant, perhaps there is way we can take the old and make it new again.  I'm a person who enjoys braking the mold on whatever I can, but when it comes to setting the table for your Christmas holiday dinner parties, the classics will always have it right.

Today I called up Emily and said, "I'm sorry.  I did something bad."  She followed up with, "What did you buy now?"
"Another set of dishes.  But this was too good of a deal to pass up!"  I have been wanting a set of simple white plates with a platinum ring for a while now.  I had been blessed to find a set of eight dinner plates, salad plates, dessert plates, and bowls for a discounted price of - yes - $3.25.  Now there was no way I could pass it up!  So here I  was possibly in trouble, not for the price, but for the fact we already own about 100 other plates!  Luckily, I have a great wife and she forgave me.  But the worst part of all is when I buy a new set of dishes, the voices in my head keep chanting "Party! Party!"

'Tis the season for over eating.  Well, if your going to pack on the pounds, at least do it with a little style.  Here are some ideas for you holiday dinner parties:

White Out

Silver and Gold
The Giving Tree 


  1. Sorry, Chris, but I would much rather spend the time playing games with my family than washing dishes. So... it will still be paper plates buffet style at my house :)

  2. I love the added touches that set the tone of a party or special event. A special day is enhance with a touch of elegance. Even turning an ordinary day into someting more...extraordinary.