Thursday, December 28, 2017

Second Christmas!

We are fortunate ... the DillyDally family has a excuse to celebrate Christmas twice in the same week!  Girlfriend DillyDally travels to visit her family for the Christmas holidays, and because of her work responsibilities returns home before New Years Day!
We didn't receive any snow for our second Christmas, but the weather remained cold!  Cold enough to have a clear layer of ice on the lake ... it feels like Christmas!
We revisited our Holiday menu of Swedish Meatballs and Lefse!  We all agree that having these meatballs twice in the same week is genius!

In early November, Girlfriend mentioned a wish she had to someday have vintage dishes to entertain with.  She wanted something girly, appropriate for tea parties, showers, and such!  I immediately began searching online, without much luck!  Then I called my favorite personal shopper and friend Mary Ellen!  Within days she located several options to chose from!  The choice was easy ... a luncheon set exactly like my mothers!  I have no idea what happened to my mother's set ... so was thrilled when Mary Ellen found this one!  Mary Ellen drove all over the twin cities to pick up the dishes and then combed antique stores to locate accessories.  She carefully packed each piece and boxed them for mailing!  She is such a blessing in my dillydally life!
The joy on Girlfriends face as she opened the pieces made my heart swell with love!  It always feels great when a gift given is enthusiastically received!  I am always interested in the back story ... and love that these dishes have a story of ... lost heirlooms ... friendship ... an extreme act of kindness ( I cannot thank you enough Mary Ellen) ... and the privilege of gift giving.  I am humbled.  I am grateful.

Do what you love!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. What a great gift of your friend finding the dishes for you.
    Girlfriend looks happy with them.

  2. You are so welcome! It was fun finding the treasures for you. We have cleaned out the garage since that picture. Ha!