Setting a more formal table for Christmas dinner, it is time to get out the Lenox Holiday Tartan china inherited from my mother. She had exquisite taste, and these dishes were her favorites for holiday meals. I decided this year to use a green and gold theme since I haven’t done it this way before, beginning with a dark green tablecloth. A fire in the fireplace makes a warm and inviting room.
I just love the design on these dishes, and this year tried to use all of the pieces for the place settings. I don’t have bread and butter plates, and they are so expensive that I likely never will. So, I set the fruit bowls on the salad plates for the side dish.
The place setting has gold chargers with the holiday dinner plates and rimmed soup bowls on top. Individual salt and pepper shakers are on each place.
Gold flatware is placed alongside green napkins held with napkin rings of gold wire with green beads.
Coffee mugs and wine glasses complete the settings. I need to find some interesting place card holders for a holiday table, but for now, I’ll just make some paper ones when I figure out who is coming.
The settings at each end of the table have the wine glasses with gold rims, but I only have two of those.
The centerpiece began with a long garland of artificial greenery, and I threaded multicolor lights through it. The cord goes under my charger at the end of the table and down to an outlet on the floor. Next time I do this, I’ll get battery operated ones. Tiny red and green packages are scattered on both sides.
In the middle, my four point candle holder is used with four metallic gold candles. The garland runs over the base. Then I added floral pics with gold pine cones and beads, along with two Christmas ornament balls in white with gold glitter lines.
All along the garland are small gold star ornaments, placed with the hanging loops on the bottom, anchoring them into the garland.
Outside, the snow was still around when I set this table, making me hope for a white Christmas.
I am always asked where I put the food, and this time I’ll include my two serving pieces from the china to show how it fits on the ends. The vegetable bowl is on this end of the table.
The platter is on the other end. Both have serving pieces from the gold tone flatware set. The other two corners can hold more dishes, or a bread basket. If I need more space, I set up a sideboard table.
All ready for a wonderful gathering.
Merry Christmas!! Have a wonderful holiday week, and a Happy New Year!
What are your holiday plans?