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Welcome to my breakfast with the Big Guy at Red Couch Recipes! Every Christmas morning, before we open the presents, we eat a big breakfast which includes the traditional Christmas morning casserole served by my mother-in-law Geniel for many years. I may be posting this later; I have some pre-blogger pictures from last year.
Before I beginI want to extend thank yous as I have experienced Christmas Luck recently in winning blogger giveaways.
I want to thank Sherry from The Charm of Home for the wonderful giveaway package I received this week! Sherry must have seen the condition of my Christmas hot pad and towels! I immediately went to my bedroom and began to read this fun book stuffed with decorating ideas. The candle smells and looks devine.
I also want to thank Beth, Food as Art, for the lovely Le Creuset tart pan -- in my favorite color. I know a tart will taste better in such a pretty pan. I had a red pie pan similar to this that I loved. I took it to a church function and dropped it on the sidewalk after the function ended. I am planning the things I will bake in this beautiful new pan. Love this!
Breakfast with the Big Guy Tablescape!
My sister Jeannie gifted me these dishes about ten years ago. I love the gold stars and gold rims.
Here is a picture of the backside of the plate.
The "Joy" salad plates are from Wal-Mart this year. I also have plates that say Hope and Peace. Can you believe I only bought six of these? Now they are gone.
I added cream napkins with Style Sisters napkin rings and tucked in a candy cane.
Here's a close-up of the napkin ring.
For glasses I used the tall goblets bought at Costco years ago. The smaller glass is a vintage Royal Crown goblet.
My Aunt Ionia, who was our family's Christmas Angel, set the "adult table" every year on Christmas Eve with these glasses. In all the 27 years that I went to my Aunt's for Christmas Eve, I don't think I ever sat at the "adult table." My sisters and I loved those ruby glasses and they created a longing for ruby glasses in us. Later in life, we all bought a set of the tall Costco glasses. This year Jaqueline gifted me these Royal Crown goblets as a remembrance of those magical Christmas Eve's spent at our Aunt Ionia's home. My sisters and I didn't inherit the Royal Crown so you can imagine how special it is to have a set of these?
My Aunt Ionia, My Dad, Uncle Bob, and Aunt Mary
Here is a sideview of the table.
Here is an overhead view of the table. I love the red balls in the ruby footed bowl. I bought the footed bowl years ago at Tai Pan Trading.
I bought the Santa cookie jar at T.J. Maxx years ago. He is so jolly and cute.
The Santa canvas is a Susan Comish print. One year I bought this, and didn't tell anyone. I brought the canvas out on Christmas Eve when everyone was in bed and told everyone that Santa had brought a picture of himself! I love her pictures of Santa.
My Love Affair with Santa
My mother said that as a young girl, I loved "Causie," as I called him, right from the get go. She wrote, "Causie is the big thing in my life." When I was only 18 months she wrote that "Causie came -- Ho! Ho! Ho! Causie is my name for Santa Claus, who was so important to me." After the Christmas when I was 18 months, she wrote, "I talked of him for months and laughed like he does. "
As a little girl, the only present I ever really cared about was receiving a stuffed Santa for Christmas; each year I would receive a new one. I didn't care for dolls -- I just loved my Santa! I would carry around my stuffed Santas year round. When the black boots ripped, my parents would tape them up with electrical tape. One year, I realized when all the presents were opened, that I wasn't receiving a new Santa Claus. I was so disappointed! Then my parents realized that "Santa" had left some packages in their closet. To my relief, I received a new Santa. They don't make Santas like that anymore and I wish I still had one.
The big red jingle bells were from a local craft store a few years ago.
I hope you enjoyed my Breakfast with the Big Guy!
Tablecoth -- Can't remember where, maybe Wal-Mart
Placemats -- Wal-Mart
Gold Chargers -- Costco
Red Galaxy Plates -- Gift from Jeannie my sister
Peace, Hope, Joy Salad/Dessert Plates -- Wal-Mart this year
Silverware -- Damask Rose by Oneida -- Wedding present from my parents
Red Goblets -- Costco
Royal Crown Goblets -- Gift from Jacqueline, my sister
Napkins -- Wal-Mart
Napkin Rings -- Style Sisters
Large Jingle Bells -- Roberts Arts and Crafts
Red Footed Bowl -- Tai Pan Trading
Santa Cookie Jar -- T,J. Maxx
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