Friday, 28 December 2012

A festive tablescape

Christmas has come & gone rather suddenly & I am still playing catch up. I thought I would share our festive table.

On Christmas day, we like to start with something light & healthy & this is usually a granola / muesli pot with fresh fruit, yoghurt & cocoa nibs on the top - a perfect start to the day. The glassware is vintage, the spoons a gift from my brother some years back - he knows me too well!

We tend to have a late afternoon meal if we are home as we were this time - set in the dining room with the late afternoon sun streaming through the window.

Candles lit already as sunset comes really quickly. We have a variety of silver plated candlesticks that always look nice together, the ivy & laurel is from the garden.

A simple table setting with Royal Doulton charger plates & then plain white dinner plates on top, my late grandmothers cutlery too & a favourite Rosenthal heart shaped candle holder for the centre of the table.

We were still planning on adding greenery & bits to the table but then had a phone call from family abroad & so we chatted away & by then the food was ready & we were ravenous so the table is as we set ....

The side board mirror has a green & red garland & candles in crystal candle sticks. The red pointsettia runner was a gift from a friend last year & I think it looks perfect!

 After a large traditional festive meal, we tend to prefer something lighter for pudding too - this year we opted for an open plum tart with vanilla custard - light & perfect to finish off with ....

The glass cake stand is a vintage family one & the festive jug is a Coalport one - old & new looking good together.

What was your festive table like? This was one of our plainer ones but family phone calls take priority over table settings.

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Dee ~♥~

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