Christmas carols are playing on Pandora, bits of ribbon and wrapping paper are on the floor, and I find myself a bit nostalgic remembering Christmases past. With that in mind, I’m sharing a favorite holiday table setting that features gold and crystal.
I knew gold was going to be the central color of this particular setting when I spied gold chargers in a square shape at HomeGoods. I’ve had the gold flatware for years and like to bring it out for special occasions.
A search for a small gift left at each place setting led me to sparkly bejeweled French crown ornaments. They can hang from a Christmas tree or used as a topper for a smaller tree.
Golden tree-like candle holders are the focal point of my gold and crystal holiday table setting. A few sprigs of greenery and shiny baubles complete the centerpiece.
A couple of golden birdies make the scene, too. I also placed a few on my Christmas mantel.
And the crystal part of my gold and crystal holiday table setting? I found beautiful Waterford crystal goblets and tumblers in the Brady pattern at HomeGoods for a bargain!
My mother handed down a set of Waterford crystal to me, which I recently handed down to my daughter. I maybe shouldn’t have done that so soon but she enjoys them. But anyhow, I like my new Waterford crystal.
For my gold and crystal holiday table setting, I kept the table to its smallest size that seats six people. On Thanksgiving the table was fully extended to seat twelve people comfortably – it can easily fit 14 folks if necessary.
The table fits along the short wall in this former living room when not expanded. It stretches almost all the way to the tree when fully extended – with just enough room for a person to fit comfortably at the head of the table. It took a while for me to find a dining table that had the expansion capability to fit our entire family.
One of the best decisions in this house was to swap the living and dining rooms. Now I can be more creative with my tablescapes and seat family and friends comfortably.
I’m still eyeing my sitting room and downstairs bathroom for a room refresh. My goal was to have it done before the holidays but that didn’t happen. I’m not doing anything New Year’s Eve or Day so maybe I should work a little magic in the sitting room. Time will tell!
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