This years' coffee table display was created using silver plated shells (I have had them for years!) pretty mercury glass balls, a sea glass ornament gift and accompanied by my fave pink and glitter murex shell ornaments.
....And maybe a Tom and Jerry's yummy holiday cocktail!
Then we toasted the season with hot Tom and Jerry toddies in my grandmother's vintage gold rimmed cups. I have packed and repacked these little darling cups more times than I can remember, but this is the first time I have ever actually used them.
Made me so happy, and I think it would have made her very happy too.
Tom and Jerry's:
There are a ton of recipes out there to whip these up, but we took a short-cut on ours and then added the whipped cream and cinnamon sticks to make them extra special. We recommend Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum and Trader Vic's Tom and Jerry Mix - both were excellent and can be found easily.
Here's a few links to recipes if you'd like to make them without buying the mix:
All Recipes - Tom and Jerry Cocktails
Esquire Magazine - Tom and Jerry (has a fun little history lesson!)
Epicurious - Tom and Jerry
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!