If ever there is a moment for appreciating your beautiful linens, this is it. And I'm not just talking about one or two special meals during the season either. I'm keeping a refreshment table dressed and ready this year, both because I find it indulgent and beautiful, and because every gathering from here on out becomes a celebration!
The small farm table in our sitting room is the stage this year. I love it when people visit and think they have caught you in the middle of getting ready for a party, and then realize that the party is for them! Just the merest pre-planning makes this super simple. And so festive!
I want something welcoming and not too fussy as a foundation, and showing a little leg. (All the way to the floor feels too formal and takes up too much visual space. Shorter feels skimpy)
A nice thick old woven cloth with a beautiful pattern underneath.
A bit of handmade lace trim and a red monogram on a beautiful antique huck cotton towel on top. Scrumptious! Who needs food?! Haha!
I thought I wanted a small fresh tree, but for now a flambouyant spray of tall greens is the centerpiece. A small stack of the linens that I have chosen for change ups when needed look wonderful standing by and can be part of the scene. I'm only in the process of getting set up. There's plenty of room for a big tray in the meantime.
I love these beautiful old sturdy table coverings for holiday entertaining. They lend well to an old-fashioned feeling for Christmas.
Now it's time to fill the fridge and pantry with little savories, and favorite nibbles and drinks, and we're ready for anything!
Well, at least the linens are ready!
Big weekend ahead.
I hope you are enjoying your beautiful things!