I like the fanciful world you can create on a table. And nothing lends itself more to fancy than Christmas! I also like tablescapes because you don't have to commit yourself to anything. Putting a table together is not like painting a wall, or buying furniture. You can create a whole world for a single occasion, try things on like you do with a costume box, and decide what you may want to keep more of in your life.
My sugar plum sweet tooth seems to need feeding at least once in the wintry season. This time it's pink flavored, and all set for tea.
A few flocked trees make for a small forest centerpiece, and scattered tea lights add to the glow.
A snowy cloth is the only table cover that will do here. A vintage French linen sheet drapes the table underneath, and a vintage damask cloth with a deep hand made lacy border is laid over.
The gifts are wrapped in the same paper used for the vintage printed bundles at each place. The scene is set with delicate Limoges plates, and mixed vintage silver and crystal.
A supply of traditional New Mexican anise sugar cookies called biscochitos fills my recent vintage biscuit jar find.
A few silver and pink balls are stewn along the center too.
A small vintage lace-trimmed linen round anchors the center and adds a bit more detail. I love the look of layered white linen!
The ruffled linen napkins (Pottery Barn) are bundled together in my vintage pink enamel French tin to resemble a rose bouquet.
A little coarse sparkling sugar, and a bit of tinsel on the base of my bottle tree forest finishes it off. White tissue fills in between the cake stand and a large ironstone basin. All we need now are a few tidbits and the fairies!
So that's festive pink as promised!
And it's not even December yet!
I hope everything stays in the pink for you . . . .
So much still to do.
Carry on, my friends!
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