Thursday, December 24, 2020

Shabby Chic Christmas Eve

One of my most exciting times of Christmas 
is setting the table for our formal 
Christmas Eve Dinner.

This gorgeous shabby chic horse was a new 
find this year, and he sets the tone for our table. 

These shabby chic candlesticks are ones we have 
had for years.  They look great with our horse. 

We always put on the fancy plates and flatware 
for our dinner.  This year everything is in silver and white. 

I bought this silverplate flatware from 
Horchow years ago, and wish they still 
sold it.  

We will have 20 for dinner this year, 
that includes three high chairs. 

We always set up in "the Great Hall", 
so we can sit together.  Just a few minutes 
of clearing out other furniture and the 
great room is perfect for seating a lot of 

My husband just loves all of the Christmas decor.  
Everyone that comes over, he asks them to come in 
and see everything.  That is so sweet of him. 

I added some greens and some white roses 
to the table for a little color. 

The best is when the children, especially the 
grandchildren, are so appreciative. 

What a year, culminating with hope by being 
able to see The Bethlehem Star.  May you feel the 
love and joy of Christ's birth in your heart 
year round.

Stay healthy and well!

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  1. This is just lovely - you are so blessed to be able to be with your whole family this Christmas! Enjoy the holiday, your table is lovely and so is your mantle! Merry, merry!

  2. Wow Jackie, how gorgeous this is. Love the new horse. The flatware is so beautiful. I wish they still sold it as well. Loving those fancy plates as well. Such a beautiful family to be able to sit down and enjoy a lovely dinner. Wishing you a joyous Christmas with lots of blessings.

  3. Simply beautiful, Jackie. Beyond blessed to be able to share with your family. Merry Christmas!

  4. So gorgeous! Nothing shabby about all this! LOL! Thank you for sharing with us!

  5. Stunning, as always! I’m not sure how you do it but everything is beautiful, including the mantle. I love the dishes and flatware. The horse is adorable and makes a perfect table scape center piece! Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a blessed new year!

  6. Christmas is gone now....I hope you will stay healthy and safe...please let 2021 will beter than the last year...that we will get our normal life from me Ria 🍀💕🍀

  7. Jackie, as always this is a gorgeous setting for your family dinner. I love your traditions! You amaze me! Everything looks fabulous! Have a Happy New Year!

  8. Your table is absolutely stunning! You had me at Shabby Chic, LOL! Your husband is so cute: He is proud of his wife's mad fluffing skills!


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