I love setting the formal table at Christmastime. I surprise myself every night when I get home and think "oh there is a party tonight!" Then realize "no, it is just another Tuesday night."
My girls keep telling me less is more. So I went with less this year at the center of the table. But, it just wasn't enough.
Here is less.
Actually I added the saucers under the candles. I was afraid of the wax getting on the table runner, which I love and was a half price find at an after Christmas sale.
The saucer below is from my husband's church that he grew up going to in Louisiana. They have Wednesday night suppers. Once upon a time they used real plates with the church name on them. I have a cup and saucer that his mother gave me.
I just still thought the table needed a little bit more of something.
So I added fresh greenery to the center of the table.
Just to let you know, the little tripod above (bottom center) works really well with my new camera. I now need to remember to remove it from the picture when not in use.
Tadaa! less is more.
I have a tea cup collection and I used some of them on my table. I just rounded up any with green or red in the pattern.
Below - Dunrobin by Royal Worcester
Noble Excellence - Twas the Night before Christmas
Vera Wang - Holly Wreath
Kent - Bali Hai
Tuscan - English Bone China
Fitz and Floyd - Winter Holiday
And so, I hope you enjoyed a peek at my Christmas Party! I mean table.
Go here for more on my teacup collection.
Update ~ due to comments about the plates.
Found at Marshall's, TJMaxx Homegoods, Round Top, TX flea Market and Christian Community Action Store.
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