With December drawing to a close, those days of enjoying holiday paraphernalia are almost over.
For me, one of the pleasures of December is using dishes that only come out once a year. On nights when the hubby and I are home, it is fun to set the table, changing it up a little each time.
Having given the traditional Spode dishes to a daughter, I am left with one set of Christmas dishes. They are Bella Ceramica which lend a sense of fun to any table.
I also have salad plates with snowmen images that feel right for the season.
With those pieces the challenge of creating a few combinations to keep the table from becoming boring begins. Changes are minimal….new napkin, a different napkin ring.
Glasses are another easy change.
A tweak here and there with chargers and placemats provides a variety of backgrounds.
The hubby begins to notice that things aren’t the same every night and seems to get a kick out of the ever changing table.
Just as the dishes are used over and over, a simple centerpiece stays put the entire month though it, too, may be rearranged from time to time.
So what is the point of all this? Well, unexpected change has made dinners more fun. It has maximized making the most of very few things. Finally, there’s the satisfaction of just doing it.
Table setting provides infinite possibilities and is one more way of expressing one’s creative self. It is what makes everyday tables special.