This table is sort of a re-creation of a table I did many years ago at my mother's house for Christmas Eve dinner. I used plaid ribbon to "gift-wrap" the table itself.
A beautiful poinsettia plant, a hostess gift from my mother, forms the centerpiece of the table. I placed the plant in a silver wine bucket and decorated it with red berries. It is probably too tall to have on the table during an acutal meal, but it is easily removable.
An elegant holiday dinner calls for my formal china, the good crystal and formal silver plate flatware.
Taking a look at the cover, I have placed the cup and saucer to the upper left, with the bread plate at upper center. Just below it, a crystal salt dip for each guest.
Dark red damask napkins have been folded into a simple, yet elegant fold called the Chloe, and placed to the left, under the forks. Vintage linen hemstitch place mats have also been used. I have used several layers of linens on the table. A festive red tablecloth that was a $5 find at Goodwill, is underneath a vintage crocheted tablecloth. Over the top of those, a white table runner with a red embroidered monogram down the center.
A water goblet with matching wine glass, each with a platinum edge, are placed to the right of the cover. These are made by Mikasa and are called Jamestown Platinum. The platinum edge on the crystal matches the platinum edging on my formal china.
Small ball ornament place card holders are on each bread plate, with a name card.
Santa salt and pepper shakers with snow globe bellies.
A be-ribboned candy cane as a sweet after-dinner favor.
Thanks for joining me! I'll be linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
red tablecloth, Goodwill. Crocheted tablecloth, vintage.
linen hemstitch place mats, vintage.
Individual salt dips: vintage, antique store purchase, 2010