Sunday, December 21, 2014

No Man is a Failure who has friends


We hosted our annual Christmas dinner for our pals last nights.

There are 12 of us and it is a lot of work and so much fun!


I set the table in the morning - love the plaid - is almost the MacLeod Hunter tartan!


Besides large bouquets, I did, a few sprigs of cedar in a small
vase is so lovely this time of year!

Teddy was in the middle, overseeing all

The Theme was "It's a Wonderful Life",
so I made every person a small bell ornament that I
also used as a napkin ring

One of the bouquets I made

And the other



The liquor cart, awaiting action!

Ah, and then: Dim the Lights.....


Don't you love the fairy lights under Teddy?

Everyone had their own crackers and more fairy lights...

Hostess with the Mostest.
All old except for the Calvin Klein $15 pink sequin skirt!
Barry, with bowtie....

There were props...



Movie Star Looks


A dance party is about ready to break out....

And it did!  There was much frivolity and sequins and satin and velvet and a dash of royal purple.  And then the shoes came off and the music came on and it was every person for themselves.

In the theme of no man (or woman) is a failure who has friends, I took the opportunity to write a love letter to every single one of my friends.  I share this, because the joy I experienced putting pen to paper is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received - writing to each of them, telling them why I love them, was a chance to express my love in a real and tangible way.

I will post at least once more before Christmas, but knew you would get a kick out of this!



Have a wonderful Sunday!

xoxo wendy

27 comments:

  1. Just our sort of party! Looks like a blast.

    There was one neighborhood party last night, one today ( a WASP event with the same exact -tiny-menu as every year and loads more booze>food) to which MLane will don a tartan bowtie, a replay of the Patriots game with other folks. My day started with an outdoor sangha. People dropping by or tea. Not a thought of a store this solstice day.

    Hope you had lots of help with the clean up. Dance on!

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    1. Lane - we just did that tonight, next door, muchos regimental trews! Masses oh booze, little food.

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  2. Gosh between you and Teddy the rest of us hostesses can't really compete! Looks like you had fun and I love the idea of a letter to friends!

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    1. No competition here, Naomi, we would take you in a heartbeat!

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  3. It's utterly wonderful and you put on a better Scottish spread than me. Very good looking gene pool over there.

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    1. Too funny! They are pretty good looking, aren't they?

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  4. How fun. I'm almost partied out. Going to be heading to Promises come January if I don't settle down. Love the decor!

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  5. This looks like a great evening! I love your table, Wendy! So much love and thought has gone into it!
    I'm suffering from too much of everything this week!!

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  6. What a wonderful celebration of friendship. The host and hostess did a marvelous job and both looked happy and charming and full of life. you are indeed blessed and a blessing. Merry Christmas beautiful.

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  7. and let me be the first to tell you I'll order the props if you put them up on Etsy.
    Looks like it was a great party!

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  8. I'll find where my friend Colleen bought them!

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  9. It looks like a wonderful time was had by all. It is always my kind of party when the dancing starts! While out to dinner in the city this week, some Christmas carols started at out table. Luckily the hour was late. Some diners finished quickly but others stayed and joined in. Not quite as good as a dancing party though! By the way, the inside of the reveal cake was pink so I will have a new granddaughter in June! What a blessing.

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    1. A girl! Congratulations! I love caroling! Hmmmmm - maybe next year......

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  10. Looks like a huge success! Love your teddy and the fairy lights...
    It is such a busy time of year but we always seem to find time to spend with those who are most important to us....
    Your pink skirt is such fun!
    happy Holidays Wendy.

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  11. You all looked lovely! Great party!

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  12. What a hoot Wendy! We're planning our house warming party for after New Years (finally!), very much looking forward to it. Maybe I should look into getting some props ....

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    1. Props are fun! So are games, like Things - really a hoot after a glass of wine....

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  13. You have such a warm heart Wendy! What a beautiful party and everyone looks so incredibly happy, definitely a blessing. Happy Holidays!

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  14. You are indeed the hostest with the mostest, Wendy! The party looks like so much fun, and sounds as if it was a complete success. Love your new pink skirt, teddy, the tartan...simply all of it! :)

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  15. Wendy,
    Your table looks magical. You will have fun decorating your new dining room for each season! I love the sparkly skirt and Barry's bow tie. I also love carnations, although few of my friends do. They are so fragrant and pretty, and last so long. I hope your holidays are wonderful!

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  16. Just LOVELY - pink sequin skirt, beaming Barry in a bow tie, lots of happy friends, yes it's a wonderful life! (Who was the angel?) Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, Wendy.

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  17. I love your Christmas party posts, Wendy! Your pretty outfit, the decorations...everything looked wonderful. Your guests must have enjoyed it very much.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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