|Downton Abbey-themed tablescape turned toile|
My goal was to make a Downton Abbey themed table this year, but sometimes place settings have a mind of their own. The off-white tablecloth I had selected was a little small for our table, so I used a back-up dark red one buried in the linen closet. We needed some new soup bowls this year and a last minute to trip to Kohl's left us with an assortment of red and white bowls which just screamed to be paired up with my Christmas tree toile plates. Those, in turn, were the perfect match for a set of red white napkins my sister-in-law had made for me a few years ago.
But, that was not enough! This was the year to not only bring out soup bowls and dinner plates, but dessert and butter plates, forks, knives and spoons times two and a drinking vessel for every beverage including water, wine, sparkling juice, coffee and, of course, tea.
|Measuring for precise place setting alignment|
|Rob and Matt help themselves to my camera and tape measure.|
|The carving of the turkey next to the loaded potatoes|
|Too dry stuffing replaced with too moist dressing. Wait until next year!|
|Chris victorious in dinner but not world domination.|
With the holiday season officially off and running, we did take time to kick back with a few pots of tea. With much to be thankful for, we are grateful for all these traditions of the holidays spent with family and friends - except for maybe the stuffing. We'll keep working on that one. . .
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to All!