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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas After Dinner Drinks; Coffee and Tea

 That feeling after Christmas dinner. Sluggish and full...
 The table is cleared and ready for some coffee or tea.
 That's why it's lovely to have an early dinner...
 You might not have room just yet for pie...
 Maybe a candied Chestnut or bit of chocolate with some nice warm coffee or tea?
 This is the time of year to bring on the sparkle and glitz. Even your sugar should be special.
 It's a moment of the cook to take a break, relax with guests and recharge.
 I found this great dessert set at a garage sale. Eight large mugs and eight pretty plates for a total of $6. All in new condition. Two years later found the teapot at Goodwill. It's currently in my Etsy shop...I think I need to keep it. Looks great with this dessert set!
 Plan ahead my friends and have everything ready on a sidebar, buffet or on trays ready to bring out to the table.








I love my pretty sugar cubes From France. I chose my silver-plate 1980 DEUT flatware from Oneida. I felt these plates needed a modern flair.


For some, coffee and tea just won't do...We have that covered here as well. Nothing like a little digestive after a large meal...a little "Hors-d’age" (over twenty years old) Armagnac should do the trick. What ever your choice, Ching ching and Merry Christmas!

Bisous,
I am linking up with: A Delightsome Life
Karen

25 comments:

  1. What a fun way to enjoy a bit of after dinner fun. I think this is a great idea. I love those plates...what a find- Blessings- xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana! You are always so good to me!
      Karen

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  2. What a lovely dessert set- very festive! The table setting is delightful! Thanks for linking to Open House!

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    1. Thank you, Bernideen! So nice of you to over and visit!
      Karen

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  3. Oh Karen, how did I miss this dinner?? Oh so lovely! Your dessert setting is just beautiful. I love coffee and tea, and the other as well. Have a wonderful evening, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! I love a little coffee after dinner. Especially when Ia m hosting. It peeps me back up a bit :)
      Karen

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  4. Your teaset is lovely and so perfect for this time of year with the gold trim. Have a great week.
    ~Clara

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    1. Thanks, Clara! I do love gold (and silver) for Christmas....very festive! Thanks for visiting. Hope you are having a good week too.
      Karen

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  5. Very pretty, Karen. I love your dessert set. It's a great find.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! I remember hesitating on whether or not to buy it. Ha ha! $6. I am glad I did. :)
      Karen

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  6. Oh, I have never heard of candied chestnuts. Just the name sound delicious! Love your sweet snack set. Perfect for the holidays. Yes, I think the teapot has found a home.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann! Yes, candied chestnuts are a very popular treat at Christmastime in France. It's an acquired taste, but I love them now. The French do everything in moderation...maybe one with coffee in the evening :) I think I'll keep the teapot too. We'll see how I feel when I use everything at Christmas!
      Karen

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  7. What a lucky find on those pretty dessert dishes. I love the gold detail on them. I have never had coffee after dinner until i went to a party a few weeks back and decided to try it. I also used cream for the first time. Wow! It was delicious and will now make it part of my Christmas tradition! Coffee after dinner. I would love to get some of the special sugar sticks, or special heart shaped sugar cubes - that really classes it up!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! Yes, I do like to unwind after dinner with a nice cup of coffee. Can't do it when we eat late, or I am up all night. We have an early Christmas Eve/Christmas dinner so it's perfect! I do love all the special sugars my Mother-in-law always sends me! I have blue and white snowflakes too :)
      Karen

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  8. Karen,

    Those sugar sticks are amazing! I'm having a party tonight and I wish I would have thought of them! Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! I hope you had a great party! I have seen lots of blog posts about making shaped sugar cubes. Could be fun to make some!
      Karen

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  9. Love your dishes. Very festive and perfect for the holidays!
    Farmhouse holiday hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to using my gold dishes this year! We weren't here last year, so I am getting them out for the first time. Thanks for dropping by!
      Karen

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  10. This is a perfect idea. I was just talking to my sister about how I'm not doing a big dessert on top of a big dinner this year. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes a nice coffee or tea is all you need! Chocolate doesn't hurt :)
      Karen

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  11. Hello Karen,
    What a beautiful setting for after dinner tea and desserts! I love your thrifted tea set. It is totally festive. I think I would keep the tea pot too!
    I am so glad you joined in Tea Cup Tuesday...it gave me the happy opportunity to visit you! You have a gorgeous blog!
    Hugs,
    And Happy Holidays,
    Terri

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  12. Hi Karen: Your table is beautiful and your tea set is perfect. Everything looks like it is ready for Christmas. Thank you for joining Tea Cup Tuesday. I look forward to getting to know you better. Have a wonderful Christmas. Blessings, Martha

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  13. Hi Karen,
    Your Christmas table looks so festive & fabulous! I am your newest follower. Beautiful blog! Merry Christmas, wishing you all the best in the new year!
    hugs
    Lisa

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