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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Christmas Wine Tasting Party

What better time than the holidays to have a wine tasting party

You can have a party with very little,  cheese,  assorted breads, nuts,  some fruit.   No cooking!

I have the family dining room decorated for Christmas,  so let's have the party there....

Have your guest bring a bottle of their favorite wine

Dig out your prettiest glasses....they don't have to be wine glasses.....

Have stacks of small plates for your guests to fill with simple finger food.....

I also wanted to show you how elegant simple glass plates on a place mat of sheet music can be....

Pretty napkins.....

I made a quick centerpiece by stacking three dishes,  then I filled the dishes with wine corks,  pearls and hand painted ornaments.

I set my stack of crystal dishes in a tutu wreath that I normally hang on the wall.....
I would rather serve simple store bought snacks and enjoy the party....who wants to slave in the kitchen all day and be tired at your party!!!!



  1. You table is beautiful. I love the idea of sheet music as placemats. I don't like wine. I've figured out I just don't like the alcohol. That's what my husband says.

  2. Beautiful table and setting! Love all of your various dishes and pieces.


  3. Penny this is beautiful and the centerpiece is perfect. I love the addition of the decorated trees too. You always do an amazing job.

  4. Lovely and inspiring as always, Penny. What sort of store bought treats would you suggest? I'm not a chef store bought sounds good to me.

  5. Gorgeous! Makes me think I should use some of my pretty depression glass too

  6. What fun--now I think you should have a real wine party and invite your neighbors in. I bet you will get lots of ooohs and aaaahs from them. You do have some beautiful pieces, Penny! xo Diana

  7. Your tablescape is just gorgeous! I love all the pearls, the centerpiece...everything!

  8. What lucky guests you'll have - so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party. I'm pinning it to my "Spotted at the VIP board here -

  9. As always stunning just stunning. Breathtaking! Even though I don't drink, I would happily love to be transported to your lovely party. What a great idea to use sheet music for a placemat. I am going to use this idea. As my mother used to say "copying someone or thing is the sincerest form of flattery. Loved your post!

  10. Very beautiful Penny! I love the idea of the music for placemats. Your guest would surely have a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Sounds like a great idea, and what a pretty table!
    Cheers :)

  12. Just beautiful! I love how light and bright your table looks - perfect for a party! Thanks for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link.

  13. Such a beautiful table! Wine and no cooking--sounds good to me! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  14. Penny,
    So pretty!! Love the pink depression glass and i also love the sheet music used as placemats!! So elegant!!



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