It’s not likely the hubby and I will be doing much entertaining during the holiday season, but that’s no reason for where we eat not to be spirited. The evening meal is the only one we enjoy together, and I’ve promised myself that from now through the end of the year each will have a festive setting.
Some nights we eat at the bar where candles flicker and Santa rides in for a quick howdy do.
Fun snowman salad plates are inspiration enough for a simple and fun setting as they lend themselves to a number of color choices.
No question white plates are a no brainer to pair with them, and Fiesta dishes in different colors add a touch of the unexpected.
A playful nutcracker paper, yes paper, mat serves as background and stays put on the counter for a touch of the season when the meal is done. What I like about the paper mats is they can be thrown away if they get soiled and there are many wonderful designs from which to choose. They are a great thing to buy at after holiday sales. I’m going to keep my eye out for some nutcracker plates as well this year.
Our anniversary is coming up, and I typically prepare the hubby’s favorite meal which includes a veal chop and spinach. To make the evening a bit more special we eat in the dining room which the hubby refers to as the big house! Though a little ahead of myself, I’ve already planned the table.
The snowmen move from the kitchen, and mixed with different accessories they are part of an entirely different look.
Here with reds and greens, Christmas trees and holly berries there is a more traditional feel.
Oh what fun it is to play with all that comes out only once a year and later on I will share with you other settings that make our dinners merry and bright!