It's in the heart of wintertime here in Ohio
with temperatures hovering right around 10 degrees.
Baby...it's COLD outside!
So what better to do than to host our annual
Winter's Eve formal dinner party!?
Though I haven't quite planned it yet
(been travelling and having out of town guests as well)
and quite frankly it may not even happen....sooo...
I have played with my dishes and have our table all set
if I ever DO get around to hosting another party.
At the very least I'd like to share it with you!
This would make a festive New Year's Eve Party
dinner table for next year, too, perhaps.
Better late than never for inspiration, eh?
Snowflakes * Shimmer * Silver * Crystal * White
I ♥ using my custom made snowflake napkins
along with my snowflake silver-rimmed plates
this time of year when the snow is so pretty
and winter is in full swing!
Lots and lots of candles are used on this table -
perfect for an glowing romantic winter's evening dinner.
I didn't get a great pic of them all
but I haveover 2 dozen candles on this table;
mercury glass, frosted snowflake shapes, glittery
snowflake votive holders and crystal candlesticks.
I kept out some shiny and white trees and
a few "wintery" ornaments from the Christmas stuff
to use for the winter months, especially January.
Vintage silver candelabra on both ends of the table,
along with shiny placemats and a very tall white centerpiece
does the trick to bring some formality to the table.
And old crystal knife rests work perfectly with this setting.
My antique cut glass champagne flutes
along with silver demitasse spoons
make do to serve the sorbet for a palate cleanser.
The duo works well serving
mousse, fruit, jellow, ice cream or puddings, too!
Use your cute seldom-used little cut glass punch cups
for srerving your soup appetizer courses.
They're dishwasher safe, and easily
found at thrift stores for very little cash!
When serving multiple appetizers
it is good idea to provide smaller portions -
so your guests will have room for your otherdinner courses.
This little glass cup is just perfectly sized!
Placing a paper doily under the cup catches pesky drips.
I usually set out my short and mall vintage
silver-plated soup spoons
when I serve soup in small cups vs. soup bowls;
as a normal soup spoon is much too long
and tends to be too cumbersome and bulky.
It was fun to tuck in a little bit of whimsey here, too,
just because, well, it's a clear glass teapot
filled with all sorts of snowflake buttons.
Most of you regular readers know just
how strongly I feel about teapots.
I really and truly do love winter!
It's so fresh and beautiful!
As always, thank you for your visit!