Saturday, December 01, 2007

two showers and a cookie exchange

I borrowed this punch bowl from my mom and brought it back with me after our Thanksgiving trip. It was my dad's mom's...isn't it something? There are 16 glass punch cups that go with it.

Well, guess what, I have need for those 16 punch cups!

Tomorrow I'm hosting a bridal shower for my dear friend. There are going to be 16 guests (totally random how this worked out...but it's perfect, wouldn't you say?) So I'm making up a champagne punch that packs a punch! Three bottles of champagne, a fifth of gin, gingerale, tonic water, lemonade - you get the idea.

I'm awfully excited about the shower. But there's another shower - this one from the sky. We're expecting sleet & snow tonight. I guess it must be a lot, because my husband was just telling me that United has already cancelled flights for today, in anticipation of this bad weather (which hasn't even arrived yet??)


Two showers...let's hope one doesn't wreak havoc on the other. Please keep your fingers crossed for me and my guests!

Ok, then next week - use #2 for the punch bowl - I'm hosting our December book club meeting. I'm very excited about this. Our last meeting of the year involves a cookie exchange as well as a book exchange. I mean, we wrap up a gently used book from our own shelves and bring it to exchange. We draw numbers and pick books that way. It's very bookish and nerdy, wouldn't you say? But oh so perfect for a book club!

We're also discussing my book selection, which is my favorite book of all time, Marjorie Morningstar. I know some people laugh at this book and its old-fashioned ways. Some others see it as a book that got more recognition than it deserved for its time (it made the cover of Time when it was first published). Me, I simply love the story. I first read it when I was 18 and I've read it half a dozen times since. And I love it every time. club is Wednesday night. Oh, did I mention there are about 22 people in our book club? There was 14 of us when I hosted last time. I hope I can come up with 22 chairs. A few people have told me they don't need a chair, they will gladly sit on the floor. I didn't have the heart to tell them that the Little Cottage doesn't even have space for 22 bottoms. I'm sure that we'll figure it all out when the time comes.


tulipmom said...

Can I come to the book club meeting? It sounds wonderful and I LOVED that book. Haven't thought about it or read it in years but I think I'm going to see if I can get it from Paperback Swap to re-read.

The punch bowl is beautiful. I hope the shower from above doesn't interfere with your bridal shower. Have fun!

linda said...

Have a fun week ahead! (I've got to check out the book)Love the punch bowl- Glamorous!

kristen said...

Oh I absolutely love your book club's holiday meeting!! A book exchange is such a great idea. My book club is a lot less organized, but I think we should steal this idea from you.

Good luck tomorrow! And have fun with your parties!

Rosemary said...

Sounds like fun Meg!!
I love that punch bowl. It's beautiful. Good luck with both of the showers.
Your book club sounds great too!
Wish I could join.

bj said...

Good, good luck with the shower...that punch bowl is breathtaking.
I haven't read the book but I did see the movie. Natalie Wood, right?
Have a fun week.

Meg said...

bj - yes, Natalie Wood. Some people may disagree, but I think the book is 100 times better than the movie. So, if you're encouraged at all to try reading the book...I say go for it!

Meg said...

acutally, maybe a 1,000 times better...

hqm said...

I am sure both of your events this week will be lovely! I LOVE the book exchange...such a great idea!
I am going to suggest that to my Bunko group as we are always talking about what we read last while playing!

Laurie Anne said...

That punch bowl is stunning. Good luck with your entertaining, I'm sure it will go off without a hitch. Since you will be baking, check out the virtual cookie exchange I'm hosting the more the merrier :0)

violetlady said...

I love that beautiful punch bowl and I also love champagne punch. May I come to the shower, too?? (LOL)

tommie said...

Beautiful punch bowl....!! How did your shower go?

NAME: CIELO said...

that is a lovely punch bowl... so unique, and rare; never seen anything like that. Very pretty.

Have a nice week