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Fireside Brunch

Here's a Romantic Brunch for my hubby and myself in front of the fire.  I am using Johnson Brother's Transferware dishes.  They are called Friendly Village. The green Fleur de Lis glasses I found at Home Goods and the Christmas glasses are from the Discovery Shop.
The napkins are from Pier 1.  I love the two tone look.
The flatware is from Horchow.  It was on sale.
I got the green chargers from Target....
Brunch is Baked  Glazed Ham, Creme Brulee French Toast, Egg Strata, Roasted red potatoes and Ham and cheese Quiche with fresh fruit..  We are drinking Mimosas.
We have done tons of of entertaining lately.  I am about ready for a break.
One more brunch and possibly 2 more dinners.

Merry Christmas Everyone! I wish each and everyone of you a joyous and wonderful New year. I have treasured your lovely comments and the friendships I have made along the way.

I am linking up with the following blogs.

What's it Wednesday
 Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday 
Sherry's Open House Party Thursday
Honey's Potpourri Friday
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at

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Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Beautiful Linda. I love the Johnson's brothers plates. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and Happy New Year.

  2. Oh, Linda, just beautiful! I love it all!!! Merry Christmas!

  3. Beautiful! Welcome to my blog,I am so glad to have you as a new follower

  4. Hi Linda.
    Your Tablescape for two is Beautiful for you and your Hubby so sweet.
    I also love your Gorgeous Johnson's Brothers plates. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    XXOO Diane

  5. Linda, love love your blog.. and your gorgeous home and this table.. I bought those napkins too.. they are soo versatile. Love the glasses and it all looks amazing with thb JB plates.. wishing you a very merry Christmas, xo marlis

  6. Your great grands are precious, Linda. I cannot believe you have greats already. Your fireside brinch is so cozy and beautiful! I love your Friendly Village dishes (I have them too). They're just perfect for the season. Merry Christmas to you all!...Christine

  7. Hi, Linda! I don't think I've ever seen your fireplace area before. It is otu of control beautiful!!! You have decorated it so pretty for the holidays! What a great place to set up a romantic dinner to get a breather! I hope that you and your family enjoy a fun Christmas weekend, and I wish you joy and peace in the coming year. Take care!

  8. What a lovely little spot to share an intimate brunch with someone special! Sounds like a delicious fare, too! Merry Christmas.

  9. Beautiful table set for you and hubby!
    Merry Christmas, Linda!

  10. OMGoodness your fireplace AND your table look gorgeous! And, that is quite a menu for the 2 of you! How do you stay so slim and sexy???? Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL and blessed Christmas and a big thanks again for all your help!!!! XO, Pinky

  11. It's absolutely beautiful, Linda! Love the mantel decor, too! Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

  12. Visiting with you via Caty's blog where I saw your comment.

    Such a lovely tablescape by the fire. I have one piece of Johnson Bros. - a platter that belonged to my grandma.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

    You have a wonderful blog!

  13. Hi Linda!
    Your tablescape is absolutely lovely! You have a gorgeous home and you have decorated it beautifully. I'm sorry I haven't been by in awhile. I am going to add you to my sidebar so I don't miss another post. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xo ~Liz
    P.S. Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my latest blog post. =)

  14. Very beautiful! It's so nice to make a special dinner just for the two of you! Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥

  15. Linda,

    Nice to meet you, Thank you for writing me.

    I send you a great wish of Christmas.
    Happy Christmas.


  16. So beautiful and festive!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

  17. HI, Linda, thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas to you!

  18. Oh my, lots of inspiration for table styling here! I don't know if I can copy your culinary style as well though. lol Just joined so I don't miss out on anything! ~ Maureen

  19. Linda, Thank you for being my newest follower! I have a long way to go to get my blog and my home where I want them to be, but thanks to people like you, I have a lot of inspiration! Your home is gorgeous and so are you and your hubby! The grands and great- grands are so sweet! I have great-nieces! Have a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2012! Blessings from Bama!

  20. Merry Christmas dear Linda! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment! I love you sweet setting by the fire:) Have a blessed Christmas! HUGS!

  21. Hi Linda! Thank you for visitng and following my blog today. I'm happy to be the newest follower to your lovely blog!

    Merry Christmas!

  22. Linda this is just gorgeous. But everything I have seen you do is gorgeous. You have such talent and flair.

    Thankyou for commenting on my blog and for your suggestions to help me. Because I sure need it. I just went to your FairyBlog mother blog and love it. I can see you are a wiz at this technical stuff which I am not.

    Thankyou again and wishing you a wonderful Christmas.


  23. Thank you for following and commenting on my blog! Your table settings are lovely!

  24. WOW! WHAT A FIREPLACE AND FEAST! LInda, THANK YOU for coming to visit on this most busy and special day!!! Anita

    HAPPY NEW YEAR and your comment was really kind.

  25. Hi Linda

    Lovely spread and lucky guests.
    Very pleased to meet you and thank you for your kind words.
    I am following you too.

    A very Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year.

    I write mostly hunorous stuff(note the correct way of spelling ROFL - I am a Brit LOL), so I hope you have a great sense of humour. I also write sad things sometimes so you will need a box of tissues LOL.
    (In closing I hope you do not mind me saying so but you are probably one of the nicest looking followers I have).

    Cheers and now I am going to find out how I can follow your blog - stand by.


  26. Errata sheet:

    Should be humorous not hunorous LOL

  27. Merry Christmas Linda! This is just beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  28. Hello Linda,
    Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you now, too! Your table for two looks beautiful! So does your mantle! Merry Christmas!
    Look forward to getting to know you better!

  29. That looks really nice. I love the red cardinal plates on your other post. Thanks for stopping by.

  30. Lovely tablescape and blog! Your home is gorgeous and I just adore your decor. Thanks so much for stopping by and for following. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  31. Good morning Linda!
    Thanks so much for your visit and for following in friendship!
    Im looking forward to getting to know you and I'm following you too (purehunnybee)
    Your blog is a lovely place and I just love the gentle snow falling here too!
    Love your table settings and how lovely you have made everything look!

    Deborah :)

  32. Hi Linda - saw where you joined my blog and I had to come by and meet you! You Do set a beautiful table! I love transferware and I have some Johnson Bros. myself!

    You are a very busy and talented lady & I look forward to getting to know you more! I'm off to do some more reading here! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your kids and sweet little grandbabies!

  33. Linda, what a fun fireside brunch for two you planned! I love the menu, too. The creme brulee french toast sounds really yummy! Happy New Year!!

  34. Hi Linda, I'm your newest follower, too! I absolutely love your style and this brunch is sooo romantic. Love it! Happy holidays!

    Christmashug, Kristin

  35. So beautiful. What a wonderfully romantic table. Merry Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

  36. Thanks for following, I'm following back!

  37. Linda,

    The tablescape - Rich!
    The idea and heart behind the idea - Priceless!

    And you're right, as lovely and charming these reunions and holidays are, we need to step back a little and find Sanctuary by the heart and hands that walk beside us.

    Once I read a child psichiatrist answering in this sweet way to the question: "Are all babies Jesus?" and he said: "Yes, definetly. And like in Bethlehem there is a time to marvel, to love in the small core and a time for the Shepherds and Wise Man."

    Blessed are the hearts, like yours and Dear Husband, that recognise and accept those truths, and live accordingly."

    Wishing you and your families a Wonderful and Magical Happy New Year!!!


  38. Wow! Love how gorgeous your fireplace mantel is! That would be lovely to sit by the fire like that and eat a good meal. Your table setting is very pretty too. Love those plates!

  39. Hello Linda, I don't believe we have met but I am so glad to have found your lovely blog. I am such a sucker for a romantic dinner for two. Bet it was fun. I am your newest follower.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  40. The tables is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by. Your home is lovely!!!

  41. Thanks for stopping by my blog. So nice to meet you!

    I love your fireplace mantle decorated for Christmas. Its gorgeous!

    Have a blessed new year!


  42. So glad you stopped by my Blog, SWEET TEA, to Follow me and in turn I found YOU! Your blog is a treat for my casual, laid-back way of doing things. I love the photos and your variety of interests. And, I admit that I envy the fact that you can CLOG!!
    What fun you must be!! I'm following you now, so I'll be baaack!

  43. It is so gorgeous! I've been on the hunt for some Christmas transferware, and I just love yours!

  44. I love this Johnson Brothers pattern!What a lovely table you have done with it.

  45. Linda, Sorry it has taken me so long to visit and thank you for joining the Open House Party. What a pretty setting and I love the Johnson's Brothers plates.


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