Well here we are at Tablescape Thursday once again. Since it falls on Christmas Eve this year, this is the last tablescape before Christmas. It just so happens that I have lunch at my house on Christmas Eve for us and my daughter and her family. It seems to quickly becoming a "tradition" to have lasagna, salad and bread for this lunch. My mother always served an Italian meal for Christmas Eve dinner, so I guess the tradition is now restored in a new way.
Here we are approaching our Christmas Eve lunch table in the kitchen. It won't be quite like this since there will also be twin grandgirls who are 16 months old here too.
My centerpiece is a vignette I borrowed from the dining room. Two snow bunnies and thier woodlands Christmas tree.
I've layered a small square muslin tabletopper over a red checked tablecloth I purchased from Walmart back in the Spring.
Here's a look at our red and green place setting.
I found four of these green glasses at Goodwill a few weeks ago for $2.50.
These little Santa plates will be perfect for the garlic bread. They were at Walgreen's for 99 cents ea. (I saw these on the table of another blogger earlier this month and went right out to get the last four at our local Walgreen's. Don't you love the shopping tips from other bloggers?)
Shell flatwear I've had for ages -- came from a restaurant supply store on line.
These red napkins were the ones that my parents used for their Christmas Eve dinner every year -- another tradition restored! The bow napkin rings came from a thrift/antique store back in the Fall.
The salad plates also came from Goodwill a few weeeks ago -- I think they were about $1 each.
These are Gibson China -- so they were probably part of a set at one time - but all I saw that day were the salad plates (and that's probably a good thing.)
These were purchased at the end of summer sale at Cracker Barrel -- for 80% off! I think they ended up being a dollar and some change each -- they're really heavy plates!
Each one of the ornament plates is a little different.
I kind of like this heart shaped ornament.
They each are tied up with a golden bow.
I don't think you can see it well, but each plate also is rimmed in the same gold.
An overview of the Christmas Lunch table.
Santa's view of the snow bunnies.
Tablescape by light of Christmas tree. After lunch we'll give them all their Christmas PJ's and ornaments to hang on their tree (sort of goes with the ornament themed plates). Later on that evening we'll go to Church services -- I love the candlelight Christmas Eve service! Then on Christmas morning we'll go to their house to eat breakfast (that was our tradition with my husbands parents when the kids were small and now handed down to our daughter). Then we'll see what Santa brought and I think there will be a few more goodies from "Nana" and "Papa Daddy". I wonder what traditions these girls will keep as part of their Christmas when they grow up.
I hope that your Christmas, whether it's full of old long standing traditions, or if you're starting some new ones...will be a wonderful one!
To see lots of fun tablescaping this week be sure to visit Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch" -- you'll be amazed at what you'll find there.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
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