My feathered placemats were so magical
that I had to try them in another color
for this week's tablescape.
White clouds of Heavenly feathers
nest the plates fit for a king
Today I combined the white feathers
with royal crown plates and
glittering silver plates. This is just
one of those tables that took my breath away.
I love plate stacked upon plate with crowns
topping them. These were a wonderful
collection of 24 each that I got from our
local company Tai Pan
complete with 24 bowls.
We have already had two dinner parties
on this table and guests were worried
about getting food on the feathers but
as a designer told me when I asked about
cow hide, "Well, the cows (or in this case birds)
are out in the rain and mud - it washes off easily!"
So that relaxed all of our guests.
I love this beautiful silverplated flatware
that I got for Christmas 2010,
but I always feel badly when people
ask about them because they are discontinued.
They were Padova from Horchow.
They were on sale (duh! they were being
discontinued) and I got them at the price
of stainless steel. I wish they had more
The pewter goblets are fit for a king too.
I received 12 of these as a gift a few years
ago with a huge pewter punchbowl.
This glittery silver tablerunner centers the
table. This was a new purchase this year
from Koyal Wholesale, another wonderful
source for tablecloths at great prices. This is
so soft and elegant you could use it as a wrap!
Mercury glass creates the centerpiece.
I embellished one of the vases with
a kingly crown ornament.
This little white and silver
fairy just slipped her way onto
the table. She thought she matched
It looks all wintery and white but we have had
the warmest December ever! There is snow in
the tops of the mountains right outside this
window but we haven't had any in the valley.
But it looks wintery in here.
What a wondrous time of year when we
celebrate the birth of the
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
I saw this Christmas Tree napkin fold
demonstrated on the Hallmark Channel
morning show, Home and Family and
had to give it a try for one of our
dinner parties. Isn't it fun. You have to
turn the napkin inside out to get the
design to show up, but it is easy to do.
Just look up a tutorial on youtube.
Well, just one week left to prepare
for Christmas. I think a set of these
feathered placemats would be a
perfect gift for anyone that loves
I hope you are having a
wonderful time filled with joy and
love for this great time of year.
I would love to have you here to
celebrate with me - wouldn't that be
a fabulous party!
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