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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Creamware & Midnight Penguins
  • Winter Village
  • Spode Woodland Harvest
  • Bittersweet by Royal Cauldon
  • Copeland Spode Uplands Game
  • Johnson Brothers' Friendly Village

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

New York Sour Cocktail

The “boys” in the family are always game to find a new cocktail recipe, and this wine-spiked Whisky Sour recently swam into their orbit as a worthy addition to the list of fun. It was Epicurious’ pick for “Comeback Cocktail of the Year”... read more

Pumpkin Pie With a No-Roll Crust

What would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie? While it’s not universally popular in our house, the Pumpkin Pie Proponents are in the vocal majority. This recipe is great because of the no-roll crust. Much less messy and practically foolproof.   ... read more

Apple, Pear & Dried Cherry Pie

This recipe is adapted from one from Fine Cooking, The original is intended to be made ahead and frozen, which is what attracted me to it in the first place.  I became dubious about how well the pastry would hold up, however, particularly as no pre-cooking... read more

Sausage Stuffing with Celery, Cranberries and Apple

This is the stuffing I traditionally make for our Christmas Eve dinner. This year, I finally took the time to measure the proportions rather than just plough ahead and make it by instinct, as is my wont. Its longevity on the family favourites list is likely... read more

Cranberry Chutney

Preparations for Thanksgiving dinner have begun! In the spirit of trying to get as much done ahead of time as possible, Cranberry Chutney is at the top of the list. I usually double or treble the recipe, and then we have enough for Christmas, too. It keeps for several months in the fridge. The recipe was generously shared with us by Cynthia Hancock, the mother of one of my daughter’s school friends.

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Entertablement Abroad


Enjoy our travel journal of castles, cathedrals, country houses, wonderful tableware and delicious meals.

Entertablement Abroad: Chatsworth Insect Brooches

“Debo”, the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, collected insect brooches, among other quirky things such as Elvis memorabilia. Really. Elvis... As part of the House Style exhibit we saw on our recent tour of Chatsworth, a number of the brooches were... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Leeds Castle, Kent

We’ve been settled in Kent for almost a week now, in a tiny cottage on the grounds of Leeds Castle. One of the benefits of staying on the property is the ability to wander the grounds after everyone has gone home, so we got these night shots a couple of evenings... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Fortnum & Mason

A trip to Fortnum & Mason is always high on my list of priorities soon after we arrive in London. While Fortnums are probably best known for their luxury hampers, the entire store overflows with tempting goods, from teas to liquors; spices to biscuits; scarves to... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Out and About in London

We’re back in England for a few weeks, and started our trip in London this time. London. Gotta love it. Beautiful architecture, wonderful food and gorgeous shopping arcades. This one is on Regent Street. Our usual schedule is to take an overnight flight, land at... read more

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