Setting the table is one of my very favorite parts of any meal. Every night that my husband and I eat at home (which is a lot – I love to cook) I pull out our beautiful linen napkins and light a candle. So, when a holiday comes around I don’t hold back. Last December I was invited to Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming where I helped decorate their lodge for Christmas dinner. It was magical. With snow and horses outside and a roaring fire and candlelight inside, I almost stayed their for the holiday dinner rather than return home to California. All photos by Mel Barlow.