December 31, 2008

Michael Devine Ltd. strives to create beautiful products that are unique and always handmade. Using the best artisans in both the USA and France, every yard of fabric or piece of china is carefully crafted and made to order.

T'was the Night Before Christmas

Christmas eve is a big deal for us . Every year we have the pleasure of welcoming several of our deareast friends to an intimate dinner. This year the table was set to welcome our guests with a theme of green and red. We kept the flowers very simple, just masses of holly everywhere on the table and throughout the apartment.

Red was the accent color of choice, I used some glasses that my mother bought in the '70's and paired them with my great grandmothers plates and silver. The tablecloth is my Beekman pattern in straw.

For a little sparkle I dug out some old flea market finds. Crystal candleholders with drops, they added just enough glitter to the table.

A close up of the holly, the simplicity was refreshing.

Lenoard Kowalski
This year Katharine Carter started a new tradtion for us, a reading. This years selection was from Truman Capote. Our long time friend Michael Rosenberg is seated next to her.