Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Christmas Two - Fer

So...a few days have past (remember I'm still sharing my 2014 Christmas tablescapes) since the Simply Plaid dinner party, and I'm now set up for a small luncheon for a handful of my dearest friends.  We'll be dining in the living room at the games table.  Several more days will pass, and I'll repeat this same tablescape design, with a few changes just for fun, for another small luncheon for some of my dearest friends.  Now you understand why I am calling this post "A Christmas Two Fer..."Two Fer the Price of One".  Come on in and join us.  I'll pull up an extra chair and put an extra place setting on the table.

The tree is trimmed, and the table is decked in a wonderful plaid taffeta tablecloth, an eBay find.

 We'll begin our luncheon with a wonderful Squash Bisque...

 ...served in the Glastonbury-Lotus gold rimmed footed chiller...

 ...seated nicely on one of Nana's antique crystal accent plates with the glorious green trim.

Anchoring the setting is the Anna Weatherly Blue charger plate.

Nana's antique damask napkin is held in one of my mama's Christmas basket napkin rings.  The gold tone flatware was a great get at a Dallas estate sale.  The funky little piece placed to keep the dinner plate from shifting around on the charger plate?...While at physical therapy for my knee, I noticed my therapist visiting with an older woman who appeared to be down-trodden.  When I inquired, my therapist told me that she was homeless and lived in a shelter.  She crocheted potholders to try and earn her own way as much as possible.  I was overwhelmed by her determination to make her own way.  I ended up ordering potholders for each of my friends and as stocking stuffers for my family.  Today they were put to good use on my table and then went home with my guests.

The dinner plate is Royal Worcester Regency... 

...Nana's plate will return for dessert.

Beverages were served in the Waterford Simply Red and the AJKA Xenia goblets.

You saw the AJKA Green pedestal bowl used in my post, Renaissance

My guests' Christmas gifts were gathered around the centerpiece.

This made me happy.

Let the party begin.

It's now several days later, and I've tweaked my design in just a couple of ways.  Can you find the differences?

Do you ever play that game at the back of people magazine...the one where they have made maybe 10 slight changes to a photograph, and you're supposed to find them.  I'm a sucker for the game, and I have to admit...I'm not awful at it.

Another party down.  Christmas, 2014 is drawing closer.  I'll try to add another one tomorrow.  Are you ready for New Year's Eve?

This week I'm joining:
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

Entertaining Women
Entertaining Women

Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. What a sweet story about the pot holders - I am sure you made her day by ordering the potholders - and what a nice story to share with your guests! As always, this table is so inviting and festive. Nana certainly had lovely dishes! I always look forward to your settings with your friends! Happy New Year!

  2. What a sweet story about the potholders - I am sure you made her very happy when you bought many for your friends - and I love how you tied them into your setting!! Nana certainly had some lovely dishes! As always, I look forward to your settings, especially these during the holidays. Happy New Year!

  3. I have been reading backward this morning. It is so good to see you posting once again!!
    Loved the story about the lady and the potholders...
    Do you have any ID for this tablecloth??? I am in love with it and know it would be beautiful on my table too.
    Many thanks for any info, I'm going to keep reading....backward :^)
    Blessings to you,


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