“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel”
“It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year“, because we celebrate the birth of Jesus! During the hustle and bustle of the season, may we not lose sight of why we celebrate. Without the birth of Christ, there would be no Christmas! May we all invite him, King Jesus, into our everyday living.
Today, let’s take a step back into Christmas past and re-visit my favorite tablescape from last year!
Setting a table for Christmas is always fun! I just love all the many colors of the season!
I decided to go with tall crystal candlesticks for this setting. There are 3 different pairs on the table and I bought them several years ago at my favorites–TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning.Katy gave me these gorgeous place card holders (actually, they are ornaments). She saw the idea here: French Country Cottage. I love that she painted the antlers gold!
My Mother made the Christmas tree napkin rings in the late 70’s. They remain one of my most cherished gifts. Every Christmas season when I unpack them, I am reminded of the love that went into all the beautiful things that she made and all the people with whom she shared her many talents and love!Several years ago, I was shopping with my friend Elaine and I spotted these glasses at Pier 1. I really liked them, but didn’t buy them. A couple of weeks later, Elaine brought me a beautifully wrapped package containing–and you guessed–these beautiful glasses!
The gold deer were also a Pier 1 find! The Christmas China is Fitz and Floyd Classic Choices in the Winter Holiday pattern. The salad/dessert plate is Rose Wreath! When I first saw this pattern in a magazine, I immediately fell in love! I ordered 12 place settings and I have enjoyed that it is not a common pattern!The tablecloth is Sferra – luxurious and expensive Italian made linens. But, I bought this at Tuesday Morning for a real bargain!My friend and fellow designer, Terri, made this faux frosted fruit centerpiece six years ago and it still looks great! I am looking forward to sharing Christmas tablescapes with you this year! Hopefully, it will inspire you to welcome your friends and family to your table!
“Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart”
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