I love anything traditional...whether ages old or newer traditions of just a few years!
One Christmastime my sister P. and I went to a local Christmas tree farm to get wreaths. She is an Adirondack lover and I have an artificial tree, so we both wanted the smell of real pine. We had breakfast at a favorite little place that is on the way to the farm. Well, we have now been doing this breakfast and wreath outing for several years, so I guess it is a tradition...Yippee!!
This is part of their display of decorated wreaths that they make to sell. Some are quite fancy!
This year our sister L. joined us for breakfast and I got a picture of them playing with the restaurant's decoration (can't take them anywhere!!!)
This is a view of the big barn filled with fresh pine trees. It smells WONDERFUL in there! We each brought home a wreath and I got some boughs to use on my tables
But this has nothing to do with tables...so Part II of this post is about a casual little Christmas table for two.
This is an unsparkly, non-golden, casual table for two...
This is in our small dining room at our "cozy" table
I love traditional red and green, but I never seem to have enough green!
We have to have Christmas crackers...that's an OLD British tradition
Here are fir branches (from our wreath trip) and my folk art Santa..I just love him!
Here he is, center stage, on the table
Well, actually, our Christmas eve dinner will be more formal, but I wanted the chance to use these wonderful pieces that I have. I hope everyone's Christmas preparations are going smoothly!!
Now for the dish on the dishes:
- Toile plates from T.J.Maxx
- Red salad plates from Big Lots
- The beautiful red and green center cloth is from my sister (Thanks L.!)
- The basket is from a co-worker
- Jim Shore Santa is from a friend
- Green "napkins" are fingertip towels from Dollar Tree
- Placemats from T.J.Maxx
- Glasses-Waterford Marquis (from T.J.Maxx)
- Silverplate flatware from Oneida (my mother's)
- Christmas crackers from T.J.Maxx-so glad they are carryng them...it was getting expensive ordering imported ones from England!!!!
So glad you stopped by even with all of your baking, shopping, wrapping, and decorating!! Thank you!
Please check out all of the beautiful tables at "Between Naps on the Porch" hosted by Susan (her link is up on the right of my blog)
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