Sunday, December 23, 2012

Centerpiece for Christmas Dinner Done!

Every year I do something different for the table.  This year was fun!!!  I already owed everything I used except for the center candle holder.  I think I spent about $10 on the silver reindeer base and since I like to have candles behind glass, I bought a globe at the same time that fit perfectly! 

 The greenery was free, I just went clipping in the yard! The flowering plants have water picks to keep them fresh for the next 2 days! 

I set the table with pressed napkins,  silver plate and sterling silver flatware.  We ate dinner on our good china.  I have added some co-ordinating pieces from Pier I so the very young children eat on china as well.  Once the kids are about 9-10 years old, they eat on our good china.  I have globe water glasses that I keep wrapped and in their cardboard carton.  For events like this I can count on having matching glasses for all of my guests.  I delegated filling the water glasses to my son and his 3 cousins.  We decanted the wine before dinner service.  It was a lovely meal and is always fun to use all of our good china and silver.  And sitting around a cozy dinner table with everyone elbow to elbow is always a treat!

1 comment:

marilyn scott said...

Congratulations! you did a great job on your centerpiece. actually, i'm starting to look for great Christmas table decorations these days for the coming holiday season. you just gave me inspiration. HappyHolidays!