There never seems to be enough time for relaxed visiting during the actual holidays. That's why January can be a prime time for extending the festivities.
But when isn't it a good time for friends and good food and conversation? I've pulled out my familiar things, added a bit of something new, and given it all a twist for this table.
The bit of new is the pear candles I got for Christmas. To me they lend a continental air to a presentation that's already leaning in that direction.
I get the lust for travel at the first of the year, so a setting like this takes me away in my imagination for just a little while. My new vintage napkins are making one more appearance here this season. China is vintage Queensware by Wedgewood.
Flatware is vintage Wallace sterling. I love bit of glint and gleam at the dinner table.
My usual mix and match vintage bistro glasses.
My place card holders are simple slotted glass ones from the stationary store.
I'm using my Pottery Barn script napkins as placemats. I layered a tapestry over the table linens, and the placemats offer a little protection.
Urns and books are the foundation for more large candles for the centerpiece.
You may remember the travel motif bowls by William Sonoma.
Thanks for your visit! Come again soon!
Ciao! for now!
I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday