Here is our formal dining room tablescape for Christmas Day!
I am warning you of a photo-heavy post!
But for once my post isn't too wordy!
(I know, I know; you all will miss my witty & clever commentary!)
Bits and hints of formal damask works nicely with this tablescape
but the fringe on the place mats keeps it from being "too" stuffy.
Sometimes the unexpected and simplest little pops of colour
bring out the very best in a design.
Is a perfect time to bring out the scalloped chargers & gold flatware!
I found this huge amazing centerpiece at a local upscale consignment shop last year and truly and quite audibly
squealed from sheer joy when I found it.
Used two old silverplated tri candle holders on either end of the table. The silver doesn't work great here but works with the formality of the table. What I am searching for is the perfect gold mercury glass taper or pillar holders, but so far haven't found what I want. Let me know if you see any out there for me!
I have & have had different sets of Christmas teacups
but these are my absolute very favorites.
I am blessed to have 6 of them.
I should look for two more one of these days.
I have the salt and pepper shakers
and the lidded sugar bowl and creamer to the set too.
I don't have the matching teapot,
but use my solid white usually with them.
I had a small tablecloth that matched these napkins
but sold it years ago as I never once used it.
It was just too beautiful not to be shown off, used and loved.
I hated breaking up that set but couldn't possibly
part with these napkins!
You may have noticed I switched out the napkins.
Decided to use the first ones in a different tablescape in kitchen
since our Christmas dinner group is growing.
The table here grown to accommodate 10,
but when used it is too crampy and crowded.
The other sits 6 comfortably and 8 if needed.
Will share the other table next week.
Red glass goblets: Martha Stewart
Salad plates: Mikasa -Holiday Delight pattern
White luncheon plates: Pope Gosser (antique)
Red star dinner plates: 24K gold Sakura
Gold flatwear: Dalia of Spain
Teacups: Royal Grafton (but you knew that already)
Placemats: Home Interiors/retired (I think)
Thank you for your visit!