The holidays are here and Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our hostess for another Tablescape Thursday. Please visit her and click on the links to all those gorgeous tables, set by talented bloggers.
I actually planned to save this table setting for the week of Christmas. I decided that we would all be too busy to read blog posts that week and this is one I really did want to share. I tend to set "fun" tables with touches of whimsy. I decided to show you that I can do a formal table. This one was so much fun for me. I rarely use my china and crystal, so I loved playing with it for a few days.
The biscuit jar filled with gold and silver ornaments is another piece of antique cut glass that I purchased from the gentleman I mentioned last week. The roses are in a rose bowl that was also one of his wife's collection. The Lenox celery dish (a wedding gift) is holding a few ornaments. The tablecloth is threaded with silver and gold, I've had it for years. I got the gold napkins at Wal-Mart, the votives are from a thrift store and once again my gold flatware.
My china is Moonspun by Lenox. It was made from 1968-1995. I got several pieces for wedding presents and my parents gave us a piece or two for our anniversaries until we had service for 12. I still love it, although with the platinum trim it can't go into the dishwasher. I set the table with Moonspun dinner plates, salad plates, bread and butter plates and cup and saucer.
The crystal dessert plate (you can barely see them on top of the salad plate) and the water goblet and wine glass are Fostoria Buttercup. It is a pattern that my grandmother had, my mother has and both my sister and I have it too. I also have the sherbets, but I decided my table was getting too crowded.
The crystal candlesticks were a wedding gift to my parents. They have been married 62 years.
I really enjoyed setting this table. My husband even told me to leave it set up for a few days because he enjoyed seeing it. I hope you did!