Our first holiday dinner of the season was for twelve good friends, from at least four different faiths (Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu) and varying dietary considerations. Regulars on this blog will have seen table settings like this before, but we do try to do something a little different each year… Our first dinner table was done in holiday red. Just deep red roses in crystal vases spread out over the length of the table.
Cream beeswax candles in crystal candle holders. White crocheted christmas tree ornaments (hardened with glue, I think) were re-purposed from a few years ago to add some contrast to the red tablecloth. Snowflakes seemed out of sync with the hot weather outdoors, but it looked nice enough…
Wine and champagne glasses out in full force.
White limoges (restaurant line) china with silver cutlery and red linen damask tablecloth and napkins, the latter two presents from Sister over the years. Wood table lined in thin foam and the tablecloth ironed in place to ensure minimal creasing and good sound absorption. Ready, set, go… :)