Yes, I know that Christmas is over and that everyone is tired of seeing my Christmas décor. HOWEVAH, as slowly as I’m moving toward taking down the Christmas décor, I may not be doing another tablescape for several months! So, I’m sharing my Christmas Eve tablescapes today. (Note: I did not put wine stems on the tables, because, on Christmas Eve, people who are drinking wine already have their stems before dinner and bring them to the table when we eat.)
(Table for 10 – Fitz & Floyd,Country Plaid; Table for 8 – Nikko, Classic Collection; Table for 5 – Wedgwood, Winter Festival; Table for 4 – The Cellar, O Tannenbaom; Children’s Tables – Corelle, My First Christmas. I have had all of these for a long time. The Nikko set was a gift from my Mother years ago. The other sets were purchased at going out of business sales and estate sales.) This year, I tried something different. I do have 2 dishwashers, which is one of my more brilliant decisions when remodeling the kitchen. For Thanksgiving and Easter (when our large family also joins us), I don’t have to worry about getting them all washed and put up before another dinner the next day. I have spent many Christmas Eve nights, coming home from church and loading dishwashers all night long, so that everything would look festive for the Christmas Day celebration. This year, I gave our guests clear plastic plates to fill with food and place on top of the china plates on the tables (and yes, I did throw the plastic plates in the trash)! It was not a very green thing to do, but it could be that running two dishwashers all night is not very green either. It REALLY made my Christmas Eve much easier, so I think I’ve now had my second brilliant idea, and I believe it will, henceforth, be a Christmas Eve tradition (as long as I’m hosting 35 or more people for dinner)!
I’ll be linking this post to Marty’s Table Top Tuesday (A Stroll Thru Life) and to Susan’s Tablescape Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch.).
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. I think the 35 family members who joined us for Christmas Eve, and the 10 family members who joined us for Christmas day enjoyed celebrating the birth of Christ. Thank you for visiting my blog, in spite of the fact that I am still sharing Christmas. laurie