Whether we are ready or not, December has arrived.
Even when you've only got a few minutes to put a table together,
it's so nice when you do. The festive air it lends to dining is well
worth the effort.
Simple red dinner plates, a white salad plate, favorite goblets, a few candles and a centerpiece and
you are ready to entertain. It's great to have a few standby tablescapes
that you can throw together in a jiffy! This is one of mine.
The white milk glass epergne (click HERE for some info and HERE for another epergne) is a wonderful tool to help you create a stunning centerpiece without much forethought. A few cedar or juniper clippings from the yard, some red ornaments and a couple of holiday picks are all that were used to pull this look together.
The runner was made from toweling yardage. It's linen and only gets better with each washing.
German candlesticks topped with a candle peg nappy (Cherry Kay of Entertaining Women blog shows some clever uses HERE) allows me to use a different type of candle.
See the pretty picture I won above the leaded glass display case? It's an older oil and pretty darned cool.
I was the lucky winner of the giveaway at A Beautiful Mess Antiques. You should go check them out.. very pretty blog!
This milk glass epergne was a wonderful piece I found at an estate sale for a small pittance. Love the grape design on the bowl and the insert. This is a crimped edge 12" Westmoreland paneled grape piece. More pieces can be found HERE.
The white linen napkin is very simply topped with a sprig of greenery. Can't get much simpler than that!
My favorite Mikasa French Countryside goblets always add a bit of flare to any setting.
Villeroy and Boch Burgenland dinner plate
Masons Vista dinner plate
Spode Archive Collection Georgian Series Botanical
Spode Archive Collection Regency Series British Flowers
Signature by Old Company Plate
Table runner - vintage towelling
Candleholders - Villeroy and Boch Burgenland
Dinner plates - Villeroy and Boch Burgenland, Masons Vista, Spode Archival Series
Salad Plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Crystal - Mikasa French Countryside
Peg nappy and epergne - vintage
Napkins - linen
Greenery - from the yard
Red votive holders - vintage Crate and Barrel (I think)
Thank you so very much for coming by. I cherish your visit and can hardly wait to see all the lovely tables set for Susan's party every Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch! See you there.