Tuesday, December 6, 2011

There is a party right?

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.

Sharing at parties with:
Primp your Stuff Wednesday
Laurie Anna's Vintage - Farmhouse Friday
Tabletop Thursday - Between Naps on the Porch
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Lori, these are all so pretty! They look lovely on your table! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. beautiful dishes and lovely holiday table.. you did GOOD~!

  3. GORGEOUS Lori! I LOVE all your dishes!! Martina

  4. I was just going to say what Kim said..I want those dishes too. Your table looks so pretty Lori!

  5. OMG! Gorgeous dishes all of them, I don't know which to choose if I had to...I really would take them all!!!!
    Thanks for sharing this eye candy.
    Happy Holidays, FABBY

  6. Oh la la!!!

    I drool your teacups collections. It really make your setting gleeful mixing them. The colour combo is stunning. Great job.

    Greetings from a slippery & freezing Stockholm,

  7. So pretty!!!! I love that you set it just to enjoy. I would love to do that, but we have 2 cats that I am afriad would make such a mess of it all. Though I never "see" them on the table....they are sneaky critters.

  8. I love your collection of dishes! They are beautiful. I have looked at the "Night Before Christmas" dishes at Dillard's for several years...one of these days I know I am going to cave in and let them follow me home. Thanks for sharing your table.

  9. Beautiful! The dishes are so pretty!...Christine

  10. I loved seeing all your different tea cups and saucers. You were right about adding the greenery. nice touch of texture. Your green bows on the chair are just right, not too much.

    Robin Flies South

  11. Wow, your teacup and saucer collection is amazing! Each one is prettier than the last! Good call on adding the greenery--it just pulls everything together! Kind of like throwing on that scarf before going out. I bought one of those mini tripods on ebay, and I just love it. I'm sure it will show up on one of my tablescapes, too!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  12. Lovely table and the dishes are just beautiful. Great job.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

  13. Very pretty. I am always for new ways to make the table pretty.


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