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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Christmas Cobalt
  • Christmas Crackers Set The Stage
  • Trouble
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Creamware & Midnight Penguins
  • Christmas Holly & Tree

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Danish Butter Cookies

This recipe is from Glenn’s mother, who began selling these cookies to neighbours and friends when Glenn’s Dad was laid off work one year just before Christmas. The cookies proved so popular that she continued the practice, selling thousands... 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 – Arundel Castle

As far as castles go, Arundel is an exceptional example. No moat (at least, no wet moat, and frankly, what other kind is there)? Nonetheless, a magnificent castle. Guarded by an impressive gatehouse, the approach to the castle sets the tone for what is to come. Solid... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Alhambra

After leaving Toledo, we made our way south towards Granada. Destination: Alhambra, a fortress and palace of breathtaking exterior austerity and interior intricacy.   We stayed at the Parador Granada, one of the Paradores series established by the Spanish... read more

Entertablement Abroad – The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is utterly gorgeous in the spring – abundant lilacs, colourful bulbs and tumbling wisteria. I’ve done a quick recap of some of my favourite spots from our trip a couple of years ago. In putting together the collage, I noticed I chose... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Montacute House

It’s getting to be tulip time here at home, which brought to mind the gorgeous display we saw at Montacute House on one of our visits to England. While red and yellow tulips are not my favourite combination, they are stunning here. The colour is just... read more

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