I filled glass cylinders with pinecones and silver balls . . . Thanks for the inspiration, Alycia! If you want to see some amazing tablescapes you HAVE to visit Alycia Nichols at Tablescapes at Table 21. She uses those glass cylinders in so many creative ways it'll make your head spin!
I never seem to tire of white roses . . . they are so lovely . . .
I bought the green raffia ribbon on impulse, but I love how it brightens the little packages. Sometimes, the best decisions come on the spur of the moment. The little pinecones came from The Dollar Store.
The floral arrangement was created by my friend, Robert, who has been doing flowers for us since our wedding, 28 years ago!
I used my Lenox, Federal Platinum bone china . . . The tablecloth (Carson plaid) and the napkins (Kirkwood plaid) are both from Pottery Barn, as are the silver-plated napkin rings . . . The crystal glasses were my mother's . . .
The flatware is Woodland, by Spode . . . Here's the detail from the knife and teaspoon . . . I used them at Thanksgiving, too - click here for that post - but I don't think I've gotten them out of my system yet . . .
Somebody, get this camera away from me! I can't stop shooting!
How many flower pictures are too many . . . ?
The table is set . . . And the Christmas tree is lit . . . I love that hour before a party starts when the house looks just beautiful, and there are a few minutes to relax and enjoy it . . .
Here's the family, in a dignified pose . . .
And here's what happened when the antlers came out . . . My son suggested that the title for this table should be “A Nutty Little Christmas.”
After all, nuts could be found everywhere . . .
The picture of the entire dessert buffet came out blurry, unfortunately, so I'm doubly happy to at least have been able to capture some of the treats! Here are the Snowmen cookies (from Starbucks, alas, I didn't bake them!)
Vanilla chocolate chip pudding parfaits . . . These were so delish!
Cointreau mini-cupcakes with buttercream frosting and sprinkled with sugar crystals . . .
They are looking pretty cute, considering that this is what happened a couple of hours earlier . . . What would Christmas be without a few bloopers . . . ?
I hope your Christmas Eve was as much fun as ours! May you have a blessed Christmas day!