To begin with, I love white tablecloths! I have other colors...but I always come back to white table linens. Also, I can use a white tablecloth for any holiday or occasion.
(a story is coming on...) This tablecloth holds special meaning to me. It belonged to my great grandmother...on my mother's side. She was a farm wife and cooked a full lunch every day up till the end. Family would drop in and she would not know how many would be around her table. (My mother has that old cherry table now.) I feel somewhat sentimental knowing that she had this cloth on her table...and now it is one mine.
My great grandmother died in the late sixties...so that brings this tablecloth up to close to fifty years old if I had to guess. It feels like a cotton/linen. I take very good care of it. I only have two things from that great grandmother...an egg basket and this tablecloth. Both are very special to me.
Next I added some Ralph Lauren salad plates that I found at TJ Maxx for pennies on the dollar. Yea!
I topped the salad plates with oversized cups ($2.00 bargains) for soup.
The stainless is an old pattern from Oneida...Sheraton.
I like it because it is very traditional, and we all know how I feel about traditional!
I started with my napkins under the forks...then I made a quick change.
I did my best to get an overhead view...but I am short! ha.
Some of you may recognize this centerpiece. I used a large gold metal bowl and then put the faux grass in it.
I added some pine and berries around the base of the bowl to make the centerpiece look more like Christmas.
Last year I discovered that I really like to use my blue and white at Christmas. The blue just adds a pop of color, especially when I add some red...berries, ribbon, ornaments, etc.
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