Monday, December 26, 2011

There's No Place Like Home...

(Fine food and a festive table!)
Well friends, Friday night a few of us gathered at the Casablanca for one last get together- a reuinion and homecoming of sorts!

(Dear friends Brett & Lydia)
If you recall, Lydia and Brett were married in our living room last summer. Soon after Brett was stationed at Little Rock Arkansas and this is the first trip they've made back, so OF COURSE we had to have dinner at the Casablanca!
(Lydia, Brett, Patricia, Margaret, Caitlin, Kelcie, & Disa)

For dinner we had a cavalcade of delights! I made chicken and dumplings, along with our nearly famous hash-brown casserole. Lydia made a baked potato dish, and everyone else had prepared a bevy of desserts.
(The neat cocktail napkins are a gift from Jamie over at MidCentury Madness )
Whats dessert with out coffee?! We gave the "I love Lucy" coffee Percolator a try, and what a cup of coffee it made- before the evening was over we'd brewed six pots!
(Served in the "I Love Lucy" Franciscan dishes that Missouri Michael gave me for Thanksmass)
(Brett & Lydia, they're kind of a big deal...)
After dessert we settled into the Den for a game of 'Apples to Apples' and we also presented our guests of honor with their Christmas presents!

 For Lydia, we got her a set of the Primary Nesting bowls, (a great starting piece for their vintage pyrex collection.) But we couldn't just give Lydia Pyrex and not Brett! He received his very own Pyrex coffee mug with a gold leaf eagle and stars pattern.

Well Continuing our "Pyrex Christmas" as it were, Patricia and I exchanged gifts-
I gave to Patricia, a 1.5 quart Pink Daisy casserole she is just crazy about pink Pyrex.

(Friends Zack, Myself, Kelcie & Caitlin)
Patricia's gift to me was a 1957 Cast album of "The Pajama Game", the Turquoise Hostess Chip and Dip set. (I need to find a bracket that holds them together!)  and a round chip and dip bracket that turns almost any 404/401, 444/441 into a chip and dip!
(Seen here, holding my Sandalwood 444/441 )

After presents we gathered round the television set for a viewing of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"  and chatted the night away. 
Pretty soon it was midnight, so everyone started saying their good buys, Merry Christmases, and Happy New Years. 
Casablanca put up her crown for the last time in 2011, and we all headed home. 

I hope all of you had a Wonderful Christmas and have the Happiest of New years! Here's to 2012/ 1958!



Missouri Michael said...

Looks like fun! Glad to see the "kids" have a great new home!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Looks like a wonderful evening, full of good friends and good food. Hope your New Year is just as wonderful, Mick.

Amber Von Felts said...

Wow, it is a veritable Pyrex revolution in your neck of the woods! I really like the ice crusher with the Santa hat on --nice touch :-)

I just got back from my Christmas break and I'm catching up on my blog reading :-) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!