Part of preparing for the entertaining season each year was to decorate the house, inside and out, to greet our guests.

This included making a wreath, four feet in diameter, to hang on our front door. I have made many of these over the years but do not have many pictures of these creations.

I have this one as when I opened the door that day, I found a greeting card tucked in between the wreath greens. This was a thank you note from one of our guests from our dinner party the night before.

I do have the menu and this follows. In addition to the wreath, I also prepared all of the courses on the menu. We loved to entertain!


A Christmas Celebration Dinner


Dom Perignon

Hors d’Oeuvres

Black Olive Tapenade & Camembert on Toast Rounds

Chopped Egg on Toast Rounds


Puligny Montrachet

Amuse Bouche

Smoked Ham Filled Crepe Purses


Chicken Consommé with Julienne of Vegetables

Trio of Salmon

Mandarin Quail



 Mory St Denis and Clos Des Lambrais


Saddle of Venison

Roast Breast of Pheasant

Game Sauce

Braised Fennel

Rosti Potatoes


Epoisses Le Medllion

Camembert L’Edele de Claron Buche Caprifeuille

Stilton Wheel



Chocolate Glazed Chestnut Roll with Vanilla Cream

Table Arrangement

White Roses,

White Frissia

Mixed Greens, Juniper, Balsam and White Pine

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