What would Christmas be without a few last minute changes of plans? We had planned a Christmas Eve lunch with our daughter and family with the tablescape I posted earlier, but my husband's step-mother needed his help on Christmas Eve which required a change from lunch to early dinner. That, in turn, changed our guest list to add one more. That changed my tablesetting because I only had four Christmas ornament plates, four Santa bread plates and four green glasses, but never fear....there were other Christmas dishes, and cloths, and decor to make a quick change.
Here we are at a totally different Christmas Eve tablescape.
Santa salt and Santa pepper came back to the table -- they were on my Breakfast with Santa tablescape earlier in the month. The holly tablecloth is probably the Christmas cloth I've had the longest. I believe it's at least 20 years old.
The centerpiece is simply a faux holly vine with battery candles (since we had little ones at the table) and antique cardinals -- they were found this fall at an antique store for $2 each. I used them on my Virginia tablescape back in the Fall.
These are the same holly dishes (Gibson china) that I used in my Romantic Christmas tablescape. I purchased a set of these years ago at Kmart. When our children were little, we always ate our Christmas breakfast on these. Over the years as our family has grown, I've picked up more plates and now have enough for eight.
On the bread plated I've placed my red cloth napkins that were the same napkins my parents used every Christmas. I found a set of pewter Santa napkin rings last month at one of the local antique stores.
Paper napkins in my glasses from Goodwill that I found back in the Summer. The red placemats came from Target a couple of years ago.
I found these plastic Christmas plates last Summer at Goodwill -- both of the chargers were the same and the smaller plates came in green...
....and in red. I knew they would be perfect for the twins.
Here's an overview of our Christmas dinner table.
A closer look at the center of the table.
Keelyn and Kendall are ready for Christmas Eve supper!
After dinner, we gave everybody their ornaments and new pj's to wear for Christmas Eve -- a tradition that we've done every Christmas since our Children were born.
Daddy helping Keelyn.
The next morning we went to have breakfast with the girls and take a few more gifts.
They certainly have the hang of "unwrapping."
Santa was pretty good this year according to the girls.
Here I am with "Santa Baby" aka Kendall.
The whole clan in their Christmas pjs.
Our Atlanta grandgirls weren't here for Christmas, but we celebrated early with them when they were here for Thanksgiving. Here's Stella surrounded by her gifts.
She was very pleased to get a new camera.
Our little Miss Molly was wondering about all the commotion!
Her biggest delight was tearing the paper and playing with the bows.
Hope all of you had a wonderfully Merry Christmas and will have a safe and Happy New Year!
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