Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the holidays are peeking around the corner and then it will be a new year! My how time flies ...
We got our tree and had our annual tree trimming party last Sunday. This is one of my favorite parties because all of our friends come and start the holiday season with us, stringing cranberries and popcorn garlands, eating lots of tasty food and helping us trim the tree! We went through 17lbs of spiced ham, 3 frittatas, 2 gallons of mulled wine, 1 gallon of spiced cider, and 1 gallon of homemade eggnog, plus many other assorted treats. All in all it was a great afternoon into evening of holiday cheer.
One of the plushies made it's way into the branches (not by my hand, I swear!)
The special guest was Mike Perry, a maker who lives in Brooklyn. I also met a lovely lady Esther K. Smith. Esther is a professional maker of artist books as well as an author of few books, and she runs Purgatory Pie Press with her husband Dikko Faust.