When I got married I played it safe in terms of fine china, going with Lenox Federal Platinum. If I had it to do over again…I’d likely do the same because it is timeless (I think) and can work with any color scheme.
But, I will readily admit that when I saw this pattern recently my heart skipped a beat. Does that make me old that I look at china patterns and get excited (or as my husband would say, “Clucky”) these days?
Marchesa by Lenox, “Palatial Garden”
Do you have a favorite China Pattern?
Are you looking for a fun little craft to do with the kiddos in preparation for Thanksgiving? I made these turkey placecards last year and took them over to my parents to add to the Thanksgiving table. My husband helped with the eyes…and had fun making silly expressions…
We are hosting this year and have two additional guests (I saved the ones I made last year). So, I am off to the Paper Source to buy another kit so Maddie and I can whip up a couple more of these little guys. What about you, any family friendly DIY projects being showcased in your Turkey Day decor?
Since I posted a preview of my dining room rug yesterday, I thought I would continue with the dining room theme and participate in “Tablescape Thursday” over at the blog Between Naps on the Porch. But, I have to admit I am not great about photographing our table…I am usually rushing around at the last minute before dinner guests arrive, shoving plastic toys in any drawer or cabinet I can find…trying to outpace my daughter who is pulling them back out as fast as she can.
Since we are expecting snow here in Northern Virginia this weekend, I am still in the winter mindset. So, I thought I would share an image of our simple holiday setting.
The glitter tree, the tea lights and mint julep vases are left over from our December wedding just over 4 years ago. (We had a Tiffany blue and silver scheme.) The name cards were done on the computer, using green labels and red card stock from Paper Source. The place mats were from Kmart Martha Stewart collection from several years ago. (I have to thank my mom for bringing over the linens and polishing my silver….) The grocery store was out of red roses so we improvised with a mix of red and pink. We even had Maddie’s high chair decked out down to her own mini silver service. It was a great night with family, not to soon be forgotten. And, that is what is most important.
To see more inspiring tablescapes, hop on over to the “Tablescape Thursday” party.