Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Changing of the China

My mom has at least four collections of china.  She has an everyday pattern, a Lenox Butterfly Meadow spring pattern, Pfaltzgraff’s Winterberry for winter, and her wedding china, Noritake Cervantes, for special occasions. Although my dad might complain a teeny bit about the lack of cabinet and counter space that occurs when my mom switches out her plates […]

A Simple Dinner Party

The fact that my guests were legendary hostesses had not escaped me. As a young girl, I watched these ladies throw an annual Christmas Tea for 200 and sculpt pastry into swans filled with crab rangoon. I kid you not.