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Eleonor Pritchard
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Dishes
The ideal casserole dish which can go from oven to table (except at a formal dinner),  Chateau de Conde by Porcelaine De Paris, from Replacements.Ltd This is one chapter which really highlights the difference between entertaining in the sixties, and enterta...
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Diplomacy
Ambassador Sally Adams (former Washington Hostess) receiving advice from her embassy staff. Photo from Love Letters to Old Hollywood . Call Me Madam  is one of my favourite old movies - especially for the parts with Donald O'Connor in them - but I feel that...
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Dinner Dances
Golden Jubilee Dinner Dance / Hotel St. George November 17, 1957, from The Faith Community of St Brendan's Catholic Church A privately hosted "Dinner Dance" is something that I have never attended, or even really heard of people hosting. There are many hous...
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A letter of apology
  My last post was in August 2015, and today is the 7th of April 2017...it has been 20 months since I last posted. I can't believe it. My second last post was just before I gave birth to my son, so I suppose that I can blame motherhood for slowing me down a...
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A letter of apology
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Dinners - Buffet Dinners
A beautifully presented buffet table - from Flickr, Ryan Khatam According to Genevieve, "The buffet dinner-party has become more and more fashionable, and it is also the formula I prefer." I completely disagree. I may have been popular in the sixties and, a...
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Dinners - Formal Dinners
A very formal dinner party - from Apartment Therpay Somewhat more pretentious is the large dinner-party consisting of ten to twelve people (this number being the maximum possible for the average-sized dining room table and for the usual supply of dishes, ta...
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Dinners - Dinners for Six or Eight
Bridget Jones's Diary, 2001 - image from Let's Go To The Movies Tumblr Your planning and execution of a dinner for six or eight only requires more effort than a dinner for four "if your guests are merely acquaintances", although ideally you will have used "...
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Dinners - Dinner for Four
A couple of couples enjoying pre-dinner drinks, from Barina Craft - Home Bars and a shot of humor . Continuing our discourse on dinners, we now come to Dinners for Four - usually an "it's been ages since we've seen each other" reason is given, and therefore...
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Dinners - Dinner for Two
Dinner for Two, from Lisa Law's Pinterest Board Vintage Cocktail Party . A dinner party is practically synonymous with entertaining, for it is the most traditional means of honouring one's guests. This is an extensive chapter that is broken down into differ...
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Dining Rooms
This dining room encompasses many of the features recommended. Image from Tim and Deb's Big Adventure . This is a fabulous chapter with some very practical instructions and guides for the dining room in your home. Genevieve allows for the modern trend of su...
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