The word tablescape is one that is rarely used on this blog because I usually don’t put a ton of thought or effort into setting the table. I know- place the cone of shame around my neck now. Well, this Christmas Eve, my parents, my brother and his amazing girlfriend (Happy Birthday, Viri!) will all be having dinner with us and sleeping here so that they can experience Christmas morning with the kids. Thank goodness we finally have room for that many people to sleep over! Tomorrow I am taking the kids to a movie, Saturday we have Christmas Eve brunch at my parents, so I wanted to go ahead and get the table ready now since we will be hurrying home from my parents Saturday to prepare for dinner. (Lobster dinner- a tradition started 4 years ago!).
Emmy and I headed to the storage loft today and went through Nana’s dishes to find what we needed… “fancy” dishes as Emmy called them. They are Lennox china that belonged to Nana. We also had beautiful crystal glasses that had belonged to her so we used those as well. We tied up white napkins with twine and a couple of ornaments for shine. I also had some fun tea cup place card holders I bought a few years ago at a holiday craft fair, so Emmy filled out names for me. Here is our table/dining room, ready for Christmas Eve dinner.
And that, my friends, is as fancy as it gets around here. 🙂