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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

KEEPING IT REAL on CHRISTMAS EVE....12/24/09


CHRISTMAS EVE.... GIVE THANKS
THAT OUR GOD LOVES US ALL SO MUCH....


We will have at LEAST 19 people over on
CHRISTMAS EVE night
for a lovely dinner, lots and lots of desserts, and.........
P.R.E.S.E.N.T.S.
** We MIGHT have as many as 22 wonderful people to eat with us....

**

SOOO....to answer everyone that asked, "Do you EVER use paper plates?"...
O YEAH, BABY...
do you see those RED paper/plastic plates and bowls...?
*

We ALL love peppermint sticks....
**

...we DON'T use plastic flatware, even when there's 20 people or more...
I HATE plastic forks and knives....
it doesn't take long to put all the flatware into the dishwasher...!!
(besides.....my flatware is RED, don'tchaknow !)
*
.....and see those PAPER NAPKINS...aren't they adorable !!
RED Solo cups to the rescue.....
***

See, JUSTINEY....you aren't the only one that uses paper and plastic
on CHRISTMAS EVE...
We have WAAAY better things to do than stand at a sink,
messin' with dirty dishes..don't we?
WE GOTTA GET IN THERE AND OPEN THOSE GIFTS !!
WOO HOO....

Remembering the Reason for the Season...
I pray for nothing but CHRISTMAS blessings for all of you !
***
MY CHRISTMAS CLOCHES.....

SEE what I fill
MY CHRISTMAS CLOCHES with......
WHITE CHOCOLATE AND APRICOT BREAD....


.....now....that's what I'm talkin' about !!
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42 comments:

Sue said...

BJ, There's nothing wrong with plastic/paper plates, but I'm with you- I want real silverware! Who wants to cut something with a flimsy plastic knife? Not me...
I hope you enjoy a night of fun and festivities on Christmas Eve. That bread looks awful yummy... Have a very blessed Christmas Day, too! lots of hugs and kisses, Sue

Kathleen said...

Well, here I am baking my buns off and you are still posting! Where do you get your energy??
It all looks good..here's to the Merriest Christmas to you and yours!
God bless!
K

Mimi said...

BJ, I think I have used the same exact "china" as you will be using! There is nothing wrong with it.
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve with your family/friends...Merry Christmas!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

White chocolate and apricot bread? Where has that been all my life? I have to go Google that!

xinex said...

Mmmm, your bread looks scrumptious, BJ. Enjoy your Christmas eve dinner. I hope you all have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!...Christine

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I love the Crosses, the cloches and the candy canes!! (I didn't mean for that to be alliterative, I promise!)
;)
I pray many blessings on you this Christmas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hugs, Lana

Lady Katherine said...

Love the breads! I love the candle too! I need one that big, mine are small. Merry Christmas

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

LOL BJ, you are soooo funny! So what is Santa bringing you this year? I love your red flatware, btw! Now everyone in Blogland is going to want red flatware! :-)
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Susan

Theresa said...

Paper/plastic for us too! We have at least 50 for our Christmas Eve gathering! Our family gets together in the Church fellowship hall, finger foods and gifts for the kids. It is fun, lots of enjoying family time. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve dear BJ and God Bless you and your family!

Sarah said...

BJ, love your sense of humor and the red flatware. Susan is right. Everyone is going to want some red flatware. There will only be five of us for dinner tomorrow evening. Just finished setting my table, so won't share it till next week. I always a bit behind it seems. I admire all of you who are on top of things.
Thank you for your thoughtful friendship. I so appreciate your kind emails and sweet comments. Wishing you a very happy holiday with your family.
Christmas hugs ~ Sarah

Barbara Jean said...

Bj
all so beautiful.


I have a questions about the spa,m ting but will see if you have an email rather than write it here.

blessings

barbara jean

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Bj.. what a darling table. I'm with you I don't care for plastic when I'm eating. I'm sure your night of acitivities is going to be fun filled. Your bread looks so delicious..From our home to yours we wish you a Very Merry Christmas...hugs ~lynne~

kimmcl said...

BJ you are freakin' hilarious!!! The BeeGees! Ha! I love it girl!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oooh BJ...
Add one more person to the menu, sweetie I am knocking at the door for some of that white chocolate and apricot bread, let me in.

I love paper plates. I think they are the best. I use Chinet all the time, and I keep Solo cups on hand with all of our grandkids around, there is no way I am not using them. They get out a cup every 15-20 minutes. I write their name on a cup, and they use 1 cup while they are at the house for a visit.

I even ordered out this year. I am not cooking Christmas day. I am baking deserts and making rolls, and the rest is being made for me.
Yippee Skippee for me.

Have a beautiful Christmas BJ, and thank you for being such a wonderful new friend. I so enjoy visiting with you, and love it when you come to see me.

Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I think it is wonderful when you can have so many people that you have to use plastic and paper, I will always take too many people rather then not enough...bless you and your wonderful family and have a very merry Christmas...

Becky said...

We used to get all decked out and use our china for the holidays.....ha, it didn't take long to decide that was a no no!!! YAY...for paper plates!!!!

Merry Christmas sweet BJ. I'm really going to try and do better at blogging next year!!!

Luv ya

Entertain Exchange said...

Your bread looks wonderful...what makes entertaining easy is what works for you...enjoy the party.

Merry Christmas,
Susan

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bj,
Everything looks wonderful. Hope your get together is perfect!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

:) Diane

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ HUGS ♥

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear BJ! I just had to make one more visit! Your paper plates look very pretty with all your red. Nuttin' wrong with making things a little easier on your tiny self! OH, that bread looks so good and it's so pretty too.
Have a wonderful blessed Christmas and you are my sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Love the way you've fancied up the plastic plates! Looks adorable!

Stephanie Lynn said...

My goodness your white chocolate and apricot bread looks so yummy and gorgeous in the stands! Happy Holidays!

ceekay said...

Love everything! Oh, paper plates...so perfect for Christmas because they keep eating and eating!! Everything looks so festive. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Linda said...

Love those plastic plates...I always use them if I'm having more than 12 people! Had a family party tonight at the house and FUN was had by all. I hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS BJ!

Blessings,
Linda

ksarra said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours sweet friend! I know your house is buzzing with activity, trying to get everything "just right." Make lots of happy memories!!!

Dining Delight said...

Your displays and pics make paper plates look terrific! Anything can be dressed up with the right accessories and you've done it! Hope you have a fun night and a very Merry Christmas!

DD

The Bloom Girls said...

Very festive and beautifully put together! I also have people coming over Christmas Eve but I was not as smart as you with the paper products! I am re-thinking that right now and may make a quick walmart run in the morning! You are right..who wants to do dishes while everyone else is playing!

Merry Christmas!
Karyn

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I have some of that red flatware and believe me... I'm using it!! It is just going to be a very small group for Christmas Eve dinner...but if I were having a larger group...I am with you with the red plastic/paper plates! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey BJ,
My china for Christmas Day looks just like yours! We have like 30 coming, it they can make it through our snowstorm. Merry Christmas, Cindy

Joan said...

I love your white Santa and the red tableware! Have a very Merry Christmas!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

Dropping by to wish you and your family a Happy Christmas as we celebrate the Birth of Jesus, and a Joyous New Year.
Blessings,
Erin
P.S. yeah - for the red paper plates - love your real red flatware.

Sage said...

Happy Birthday! Love your red utensils; like you I despise plastic. My children will start coming in today, on Boxing day we will hopefully all be together again. Love your cloches.
Happy Holidays!
Rita

Carrie said...

They make such beautiful paper products these days... why not!

I agree real flatware is a must-- love yours.

Adrienne said...

Your table is gorgeous - you've given me a bit of inspiration for my Christmas table tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you, my friend. Have a wonderful time with the special people in your life as you celebrate our Savior's birth. ~Adrienne~

Beverly said...

BJ, I will be thinking of you all tonight. I know it will be a wonderful time for all of you.

Merry Christmas, dear friend.

Susie Q said...

What is wrong with paper plate?? Not a thing! But I SO want your red flatware!!
Your home is just one of the prettiest I know. Love it all...
I will be thinking about you and am sending you and your precious family lots of wishes for a sweet day...

Merry Christmas dear friend...
Love,
Sue

The Stylish House said...

BJ,
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! I love the pretty cross collection.
Cathy

PEA said...

I'm with you with the paper plates and napkins, I'm using those for my Christmas morning Brunch as well:-) Everything looks so beautiful at your place and so very welcoming.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear BJ and may all your wishes come true during this magical season. xoxo

Knitty said...

Christmas blessings to you and yours!

Stacey said...

Merry Christmas to you too BJ! We are also covered in snow - blizzard conditions and loving it!

Kathleen Grace said...

Good for you BJ! Everything is still bright and beautiful and the love that I am sure fills your home is bound to make things even more lovely:>)

Sonia said...

Beautiful table and accessories..I love the red and white with candy canes..so fun and festive..just found your blog and I love it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Miss Bloomers/Sonia