It’s a pleasure to gather with Friends over a simple holiday luncheon. I’m so happy you are here today to join me for this lovely little holiday luncheon tablescape.
You can see in the picture above that I have used my favorite holiday flatware. This was a Goodwill find and I am so happy to have found it. The flatware is made by Spode in their famous “Christmas Tree” pattern. The little Santa sits at the top of the tree on the enameled surface. The flatware rests on some thrifted plaid placemats that are made with a red and green plaid border. The placemats rest on a thrifted green tablecloth.
The matching china pieces are from Longaberger and present poinsettia and pine sprays on each of the pieces. A raised border in white accompanies the floral sprays that circle the rim. A red border circles the outside of the rim on each of the pieces. In this setting I am using the dinner plate, soup bowl and salad/dessert plate. The Longaberger was found in a consignment shop and purchased during a Christmas sale a few years ago.
Cotton napkins bordered in red and boasting a poinsettia flower in the corner are held by poinsettia napkin rings…all thrifted. I love how the poinsettia is repeated in all parts of the table setting.
Crystal stemware accompanies the setting. The water goblet is Waterford and the wine is a Mikasa, “Christmas Tree” pattern. Both came from Thrift Stores for very little money. The Mikasa pattern could also be paired with my everyday crystal by Mikasa.
A DIY floral arrangement from the garden was added to the table to give it a little more holiday feeling. The simple evergreens also added that wonderful pine scent. Here you can see an overview of the whole table looking towards the gallery wall.
I served a homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches with brie, sharp cheddar and apple slices. Then we had pumpkin pie for dessert. It was lovely to sit and chat with friends while enjoying a meal of old time comfort foods. The day was overcast and damp so comfort food was a really good choice.
You can set a lovely table for much less than retail prices if you are a frequent Thrift Store shopper. Wishing you all a very merry holiday season and may you find treasures on your next Thrift Store Adventure.