Table setting is an art. You can’t get it wrong, the only requirement is using your good stuff, your everyday stuff, whatever makes your heart sing stuff and group it together. There are berries to pick outside or your grandparents salt and pepper shakers or your tapered candles that you’re “saving”. Use them today. If you do have nice china, take it out. It will make you feel so good! Stack your plates, use more glasses than you need, extra forks, the teeny tiny ones, the sugar cube tongs with the claws, you name it, if you’ve got the funny when will I ever use this stuff, use it this holidays!
There is total joy in both creating an artistic inviting table and sitting down at one. I don’t like precious. I want people to feel comfortable. Lasagna on Limoges? Ok! Or sparkling water out of cranberry glass goblets? Sure! Grocery store bought shortbread cookies on a pink china and matching tea cups, oh yeah.
Tea for two? Dinner party for eight? Last minute leftovers for three? All worthy for a table setting created with love and imagination. xo
This painting had the holidays in mind, china from my cabinet, berries from my front yard, Crown Derby plates and vintage flatware and white pumpkins from the farmers market.
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