I was hosting the Italian Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve which called for some holiday flair to liven up this white tablecloth (Lenox Opal Innocence, cream, Macy’s). I found this red satin table runner a few years back at Home Goods and I love its sequined border (a girl must have a little bling, right?). Then I jazzed up my side chairs with red organza wraps (Horchow).
For the centerpiece, I purchased a mini boxwood Christmas tree embellished with pine cones, red and gold ball ornaments, red berries, and traditional plaid wired ribbon (from J&M Gardens, Madison, NJ). Because I just could not have enough bling, I added a strand of sparkly gold decoration (from Meli Melo, Bernardsville, NJ).
For the place setting, I layered my Christmas china (Spode, Christmas Memories pattern) on top of gold Mikasa holiday chargers (Once & Again, Madison, NJ). The gold crackers are by Walpert (The Depot, Morristown, NJ). The ruby red wine goblets are Villeroy & Boch (eBay). The red hemstitched napkins are from Sur La Table with red beaded napkin rings from One Kings Lane. The silver is Wallace Windsor Rose (1942) and belonged to my husband’s grandmother. The red, green, and gold plaid tapers were designed by Del Mar and purchased last year at Home Sweet Home, Chatham, NJ.
Some extra details include these vintage Christmas postcards from early 1900s (Summit Antiques Center, Summit, NJ) which I use as place cards in red ornament place card holders (from Seasons, Madison, NJ).
Ready for a fanciful feast, Mangia!
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