Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On the Fifth Day of Christmas


For my first Christmas tablescape, I imagined a quiet celebration taking place in a small village.  In the center is the village green surrounded by shops and houses.

The table is set with placemats of abstract evergreen branches and berries. Two plates are stacked, one a trellis design calling to mind gorgeous summer gardens, the other a well-loved song of Christmas.

Last year, my first holiday table featured the first four days of Christmas (A Partridge in a Pear Tree), so I began this year with the fifth day.
On the fifth day ... five golden rings



On the sixth day ... six geese a laying

The dinner plates amplify the blues found in the lovely salad plates.
On the seventh day ... seven swans a swimming


On the eighth day ... eight maids a milking

The village green hosts several types of buildings done in various styles, but all in cream.

Each is bedecked with gold, red and green accents.





I find them charming from every angle.



The coffee service awaits on the buffet.





It's a bit ironic that my first holiday tablescape features the Twelve Days of Christmas, since they don't actually begin until December 26 and continue until Twelfth Night, the evening of January 6.

May you enjoy all the days of Christmas -- and sing this song for me! 

Resources
Village | Lenox 'Mistletoe Park'
Salad plates, coffee service | Royal Gallery 'All the Days of Christmas'
Dinner plates | Block 'Blue Skies'
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'
Placemats | Crate and Barrel

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