Simply beautiful isn't it? I love the height of the champagne flute relative to the crimson red hock and the iced ted glass. They look so classy together. I truly tried to locate the Lenox Holiday plates but just could not find any at a reasonable price. For those of you that know me' you will understand what I am saying when I say "you don't see those in the Goodwill store everyday"!! I found three place settings in my stash (thrifted) but not nearly enough. I debated on whether to use my Lenox Golden Wreath pattern (12 place settings) purchased from the Goodwill Auction several years ago or a newer pattern of Lenox pattern bought after Christmas last year. But I wanted the look of the place settings to stay as true as possible to the look of Susan's table - and this is what I came up with.
A simple swirl and the balance of the handle is gently rounded and nicely proportioned stainless steel..
The stemware is all vintage picked up at thrift stores through the years. I did not have the really tall champagne flutes but I will be watching for them in the future when I am out thrifting.
This table took a bit of work. I laid out the MDF boards that I use to enlarge my 38 x 67 inch table (the two boards are 24 x 88 for a total width and length of 48x88 with the boards added to the top of the table with a narrow gap between them to allow the wiring for the village houses to slip between them). Then I found a thrifted tablecloth in my stash that would be harmonious with the dish pattern and the Christmas Village scape. I placed the chargers on the table to see what space I would have for the village and placed white foam boards on the table, arranged the houses, and drew off the placement of the houses on the white boards.
|Oreo and our handsome Black Prince|
More pictures - less words follow.
Alternate setting number one........
Thrift on Ladies, Thrift on...........
I will be sharing at:
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Cuisine Kathleen's December copycat Pinterest Challenge
Christine's Table It Link Party
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Kathe's You're Gonna Love It
What's It Wednesday