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A reader of this blog sent me the following message along with these great photos…so glad you are enjoying the vintage-inspired table cover!!!

She wrote: “Just wanted to send you a quick photo on how wonderful your table cloth is. Had a few friends over for an impromptu game and dinner. I love my new cloth and my Sonoma dishes –   thanks to you.”

image1 image2OMG – how fabulous does this table look?! And all I can say about the food is…YUM!!!


Wow – I was so surprised – and delighted – when I opened the Williams-Sonoma Holiday catalogue and saw the new line of dishes and table linens decorated with the symbols we know and love – the Dragon and the Phoenix – which represent prosperity and good fortune.

Williams-Sonoma is calling their new tableware line the “New Moon Collection” – oh, if only they had called it the “Mah Jongg Collection!” Oh well, it doesn’t matter –  I still would love to set my table with these Asian-inspired dishes for the next time I host the OMs for lunch!Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.11.06 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.07.17 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.07.36 PM Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.08.36 PM Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.09.04 PM Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.09.21 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.10.07 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.10.23 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.30.22 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.30.06 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.29.24 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.29.02 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.34.52 PMScreen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.36.59 PM


Although the OMs didn’t get together for game play this week, they were still on my mind, as always. Yesterday I spent the better part of the day canning jars of my Gingered Pear and Cranberry Sauce with Amaretto to give out to the group next week in time for their Thanksgiving dinners. I have been making this sauce every year since around 1976 – I was living in Los Angeles then and my dear friend Jan shared this special recipe with me. I have been making it ever since and it really is the best cranberry sauce I have ever tasted. It is so good on turkey but also works on chicken and pork. S2 tells me that she even likes it on ice cream! So, I thought I would share it all with you. Yes, it is time consuming but the effort is well worth the results. And, as you can see, I have already been sampling! IMG_2383

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Here are the recipes from our lunch on Wednesday:


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