Sunday, October 28, 2012

Given with Love

When I visited my Aunt last month she passed along some beautiful treasures to me.  I'm saving some of them for my Christmas table - but last night I used some of the gorgeous glassware when entertaining our friends for dinner.

In the 1960's my Uncle bought these gorgeous purple hued glasses trimmed in gold for my Aunt.  He purchased them at auction; they were from the 1920's.

There are five glasses for each place setting.  I only used the water and wine glasses last night.  I have a beautiful service for 10 people.

The occasion last night was our monthly Dinner & a Movie with Kerry & Dodi.  We take turns at each other's home every four or five weeks.  Last nights movie was the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Vertigo".

Since "Vertigo" takes place in San Francisco, I chose a "surf & turf" meal; tri-tip with Bearnaise sauce, twice baked potatoes and Argentinean Red Shrimp.  We began with Shrimp & Corn Chowder, a green salad and Sourdough Rolls. Dodi made an incredible assortment of appetizers, with warm brie and we enjoyed a couple "Cable Car" cocktails. Those were QUITE yummy!

Of course, while the food was delicious - the company was excellent as always.  And, I was so thrilled to be able to use the incredible gift from my Aunt - who love tremendously!  I feel that I've been entrusted with a treasure - that will cherish forever!
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