Christmas Napkins! Yes, I actually found some Christmas linens at the Goodwill. I'm not sure how vintage they are--probably not very, but I couldn't refuse them at only 0.50 each! I bought 8 of them. There were 12, I think, but some of them were discolored. There was a matching tablecloth too, but I didn't care for it.
Now here's the problem--I can't use them this year! I'm using the Christmas tablecloth I found last Spring and my Christmas china. I realized that if I added these napkins to the mix, it would go from "My, isn't that festive!" to "Wow, it looks like Christmas threw up all over your table!" So maybe next year I'll use a plain white tablecloth and these napkins.
Speaking of that tablecloth, take a look:
It almost fits my table! In fact, I think it looks pretty darn good, especially considering that my table is an odd size and no tablecloth actually fits it. P.S. I took the picture after I ironed it, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. And please pardon the mess--Christmas is still a work-in-progress Chez Fondue.
We're going to my brother's for Christmas dinner, so I don't have to cook a big meal. The Girl Child and The Boyfriend are coming for a belated dinner next Monday, so at least I get to use my Christmas china again, and I'll get to cook a little, at least.
Which is a strange thing to say, considering what I've been up to lately in the kitchen.
What I Made Department:
1. An insane number, of cookies! So far, I've made 2 batches of Cherry Jumbles, 2 batches of Platinum Blondes, two batches of Holy Crap, It's a Brownie!, and four batches of M&M cookies, with two more batches on the schedule for today. When you consider each batch is like 3 dozen cookies, that comes to...well, a lot! I took some to work, and some went to the vet's office. Many are for bro and his girlfriend, but there are still plenty for Hubs and me (good thing we've been going for walks lately!)
2. Candy candy candy! I've made two batches of peanut butter fudge (which might as well be called peanut butter crack, it's that good), a batch of chocolate fudge for Hubs, and a batch of Sponge candy for bro. Tomorrow, I'll be making pink popcorn (AKA Mother Goose popcorn), also for bro.
I stopped counting how much sugar I've used this month.
And that's it, really, though I have a question: I need a small microwave for work (there's only one for like 40 people and it doesn't get cleaned...) So I was looking in the GW yesterday, and they had one for 15 bucks. It was cleanish, but not immaculate. Assuming it works, would you be squeamish about a used microwave? I wasn't sure so I left it. A new one would cost about 50 bucks.
Oh, before I go, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Fondue Headquarters!