Two of my non-artistic friends gave me purchased gifts this year that were relevant to today.
One of my friends gave me a set of four holly glasses, goblets, and bowls. She said she thought I should start my own tradition of using these between Christmas and New Year's day. She said since it was open stock, she would buy the dinner plates and dessert plates next year. I fear the photo doesn't do them justice, because they are lovely. I didn't want to tell her I already have a set of eight holly goblets and clear glass plates that are gold rimmed that I bought years ago. I've even used them once or twice for T, too. I would never look a gift horse in the mouth, though.
Another of my non-artist friends gave me a snowman mug and this lovely Santa place mat. I always need new place mats, because, even though I have quite a few, I use one almost every day. I make it a point to sit at the table, either my kitchen or dining room table when I eat. Although I may be lazy when it comes to pans when I'm baking, I still try to use china and set a proper table for my one meal of the day. It makes the meal feel more special when I do. I'm not trying to impress anyone, but because I was raised in a home where meals were special, I try to still respect and remember that feeling. Did you receive any drink related gifts for Christmas?
It's now time to share your drink related post. Whether it's a Christmas gift or art in the form of a journal, altered book, or scrapbook page, you are welcome to share it. If it's photos, a postcard, a book you read, a movie you reviewed, or a sketch you have made, please share it. Maybe you were out and about. Share any drink you might have enjoyed there, too. When you link, Bleubeard, the T gang, even Squiggles, since so many of you seem to like and have requested him, and I will be by to visit.
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