Are you tired of Christmas yet? I figure I have until tonight to still post about it and revel in it’s glow, and then everything starts fresh. On that note, I thought I’d share my tablescape from Christmas Day so I could link it up to Tablescape Thursday on Between Naps on the Porch. Especially since it was so fun and easy to put together! It’s a simple one with only four adults at the table, but festive nonetheless. Especially once the table was brimming with food!
As you may know, I always yammer on about “modern this” and “modern that”. I looked everywhere for more modern Halloween and Thanksgiving decor. This Christmas, I decided to go vintage because I think the vintage touches made the table extra-special since many of the pieces came from our grandparents.
First up are the linens. The tablecloth is a super simple ivory number, and the runner is a maroon dupioni silk. As for the placemats, did you notice yet that they don’t match??? I originally purchased them on clearance at Homegoods to make into Christmas throw pillows. But when Christmas Day arrived I had no festive placemats, so I used these two mismatched sets. I think it turned out okay… and hey, if I find another set I like I can still turn these into pillows!
Next are the placesettings. The china is my wedding china, Noritake “Manassa”. It’s neutral so I can dress it up or down as needed. The flatware is Lenox “Eternal Frosted”. And the wine glasses are from Crate and Barrel, and I LOVE them. They discontinued the pattern, unfortunately! I know, I need some real napkins. Next year. At least I have jingly napkin holders!
I have a set of vintage petalware sherbet cups, and filled them first with a frame placecard:
and then with fruit salad!
My mom has this Fenton set, and after I saw how cute it was I searched everywhere for one of my own. The best thing is you can dress it up with greenery and winterberries and it rocks, or keep it simple like I did here. Holidays, brunches, showers, birthdays… this set goes with everything!