December 17, 2015

Dinner by Candlelight

I am still puttering around the house...and each day I say that I am going to start baking, and then I don't. 

Hubby told me that he is making his batches (dozens and dozens) of sausage balls on Wednesday, so I need to try to let him have the oven that day. 

I will get my act together one of these days! 

I want to make some loaves of banana bread, some cookies, and I want to try a new recipe for chocolate cookies that I saw on another blog. 

More on the baking in another post...

Today I want to share my table setting with a new centerpiece. 

china dishes tablecloth
Holiday table setting 

The table is set as in a previous post...but I tweaked it some. 

It is always nice to have a "go to" table setting so that you can do quickly when you don't have much time. 

When I do an new takes me time trying this and that before I know if it works. ha!

small christmas tree in galvanized bucket
Holiday Centerpiece

I brought in a small unadorned Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket, with a gold bow. 

I decided that since it is Christmas time, and I had the small tree, that I should use the tree on the table.

china, dishes, tabletop christmas tree, brass candlesticks
The blue & white creamer came from hubby's grandmother.
His mother put a note on the bottom that it was from the first dishes that his
grandparents had when they "set up housekeeping." So special!

Since the sun was going down I brought in the candlesticks for a bit of glow. I have heard it said that we all look more beautiful by candle light! Bring on the candles!

dishes, china, tabletop christmas tree, Williamsburg candlesticks
Christmas table setting

This is not an overly dressed table...but rather a simple one where the importance is on the people around the table. I have my old wedding china and crystal...but it seems that I always go with a more relaxed table.  

china, dishes, dining room, centerpiece

Our house has a dedicated dining room, and I love that it does. In fact it has a separate sitting room too...when the trend is open concept these days. 

We have a larger great room that is open to the end of the kitchen. 

But I do enjoy my separate, somewhat dressier, front rooms. (My love of traditional (floor plans) is rearing its head. ha!)

 Williamsburg Brass Candlestick
Williamsburg brass candlestick

Candlelight makes glasses and china sparkle.

I just wanted to show you how you can take the same place settings and morph the style of the table with a different centerpiece. 

China, dishes, Oneida Sheraton, tablesetting, crystal

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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