My gift to friends during the holidays is having them to dinner which, of course, gives great excuse for setting the table. Now if you’ve seen any of the recent blogs you know that a first part of decorating for me is creating a centerpiece that stays in place until the season is over. It’s nothing fancy, just something easy around which to work.
This time I’m getting out my favorite Christmas dishes which like the other things on the table are just slightly off from the traditional reds and greens.
From there, the table comes together easily. Napkins are in rings depicting a bell, Christmas tree, stocking and sled. These were an after Christmas purchase at 75% off, a very good deal!
Then, it’s adding the fun flatware that I found a couple of years ago at Ross. I’ve kept my eye open ever since without finding any more.
Thinking the table was finished, I went about my business humming happy Christmas tunes.
When I walked past the table a while later I noticed something was missing. Do you see it?
Yes, it’s the glasses and, of course, the ones that have to be added are those used only this time of year.
There’s not a thing new on this table. In fact, some of it is years old, but used in a different way everything seems new again.
If you who have been such loyal followers were here, I’d like to have you for dinner, too.
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