I hosted my mom and her sister (my aunt, Carol) for a Christmas lunch this year - doesn't the table look pretty? The dishes were my grandmother's (their mother's) and is known as "Jewel" by Spode.
I layered a red and green plaid tablecloth (by Tag) with coordinating cloth napkins, green-handled silverware (similar to this) and used my little pale green Christmas tree as the centerpiece.
I love this little tree because it is loaded with vintage-style cooking implements. Whisks, potato mashers, rolling pins and cookie cutters. It is so "me" and looks perfect surrounded by a little town of green and white houses.
After soup and salad, we ended our meal with a chocolate "Home For The Holidays" cake served on a silver platter with homemade butter cream snow drifts. So cute!
In the hustle bustle of the holidays, nothing is better than enjoying a quiet lunch with family. I wish you many meals like this in 2012.