Monday, January 2, 2012
Happy New Year!
My partner and I spent a quiet New Year's Eve at home with duck a l'orange and farro, and dessert in front of the fireplace from a pastry shop nearby. We're sort of home-bodies, but one of my New Year's resolutions is: more dinner parties! ...at least one a month seems reasonable - and then we'll get to use our dinnerware more often. :)
About the pictures: It was sort of a Danish/Finnish night. We used our Nissen Rune dishes and Dansk Fjord silverware, both designed by Jens Quistgaard. The glassware is Iittala - Ultima Thule for the water, Aarne champagne flutes, and Essence cordial glasses for a dessert wine (I found out recently that we can no longer get the cordial size in the Essence pattern, although they are still on the Iittala website (where they are called "Sweet Wine")). Dessert is on a Dansk teak tray (also Quistgaard).
The little red espresso cups were a Christmas present from my parents by Heath Ceramics. I love how Heath fits in so nicely with Scandinavian design.