25 November 2011

The Friday Night Table

For the first time in my Michigan home, I dug out Christmas decorations today. What better way to open Sabbath with my in-laws than to set a lovely blue table?



My guests are the only ones left in a long line of guests who came for my husband's graduate choral recital, which went brilliantly well on Monday night.



And I had a few moments to myself today, which hasn't happened in quite some time. I thought a spot of beauty was in order. With my ribbons and blue glass "rocks", saved from dorm room decorations in college, my sparkly snowflakes bought for my first tree on my first Christmas on my own, a couple ornaments from the collection my aunt gave us, and a few candles, my husband and guests decided it looked quite nice.



And this last one is for all of us fisher-folk in the family.


13 November 2011

10 November 2011

Memories of Summer



I don't think I will ever grow weary of the way summer abundance, squirreled away in my cupboards, makes winter warm and tastey. No matter how much work it is.