My daughter (left) and her friend, Ashlyn--Shannon Howell's daughter
My daughter danced as the "Wicked Snow Queen" in the Christmas ballet, "The Night Before Christmas", an original ballet by Shannon Martin Howell of Martinique Studios.
When my daughter was younger, one of our neighbor's daughters began her dance lessons in the fall, probably at the ripe old age of 5 or 6. At the recital in June, I asked her if she had fun, and her response was "it's a lot of work for just one show." So it is at Christmas. A lot of work for just one show. But if you love it, you will continue, just as my daughter has all these years. And I will continue our Christmas traditions as long as I am able.
As you know, we have had snow, so I thought it appropriate to set a wintry wonderland table.
This vase of icy stems was too tall for the center, so I placed it at the end.
The silver reindeer with votive antlers sits in the middle of the table, surrounded by icy trees and sticks.
Plates sit on a snowflake platemats and silver chargers. Dishes are Elegance by Fashion Royale.
Accent plates were purchased at Target this year.
Crystal napkin rings, and white napkins trimmed with silver adorn the plates.
Goblets are rimmed with silver, and wines are by Gorham.
Tall martini shaped glass candle holders with snowflake candles were purchased years ago from a mail order catalog.
What were your favorite tablescapes of 2010? I know, it's hard to narrow it down, they are all so unique, creative, and lovely in their own way. If you do have a favorite, send me a line. I will try to narrow down my favorites, although I know it will be difficult. Some I remember as being outstanding, but I can't remember which blog (old age setting in). Maybe you can help me remember. Thanks for visiting A Perfect Setting!!