Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas . . . Continued . . .

Check out the Christmas Eve centerpiece, more than 15 days later, revamped for another family get-together . . .


I removed the wilted roses, calla lilies and hydrangea, and inserted white carnations, alstroemeria, and, since the pickings at the supermarket were rather slim, I found an alternative to a third flower right on our Christmas tree - royal blue balls with silver swirls . . .


The blue/white/silver theme was reinforced with a navy tablecloth - a more forgiving color for such a casual dinner; blue and white York peppermint pieces in the white ramekins, and Lindor truffles resting on top of the napkins . . .


This was a very informal affair and everything was served buffet style, but buffet-style can still be organized, and welcoming, and, hopefully, a bit charming . . .


And here's the gang, two of my husband's sisters, their spouses and our rambunctious niece and nephew, who are growing up way too fast!  For some weird reason, my brother-in-law, Jim, ended up wearing my pink, sequined cowgirl hat . . . 


I have now officially closed the book on Christmas 2010 . . . but I'm still putting away the decorations . . .

7 comments:

Nicki said...

Well done on giving new life to the centerpiece. It looks beautiful - and I love the blue/white theme. Plates ? you know me - I love seeing your full tablescape. I just put away a glass tree today and some of the pencil trees will stick around through winter - with just white lights and berries. You are blessed with a joyful family.

Suzy said...

You are so creative! It looks wonderful!

Beth said...

Wow, you are really talented at setting a beautiful table! I makes the meal seem like an "event."

Reds said...

You make the most beautiful table settings! Love the blue theme! Wish my informal looked as good! ;)

Samantha said...

Your table settings are always so gorgeous! Great job on the centerpiece!

HLIP said...

Very pretty! Although I know the post was about the table and centerpiece - my favorite part was the pink hat!

Barb said...

The centerpiece is very pretty. The buffet style is usually the way we have to do it because we have so many people. The family picture is nice but it is missing several of us.:) Wish we could have been there.