Yesterday, we did a dry run of our family Christmas table.
The Twelve Days of Christmas table
was inspired by that Partridge in a Pear Tree
that I yakked about yesterday.
Not long after my mother made it,
Dad gave her this set of
Christmas dishes on the same theme.
They came from Domestications. Since Dad didn't exactly peruse the Domestications catalog of his own free will, I'm pretty sure that either the page was left conspicuously open by a conniving Duchess, or a hint was left by Denise the daughter elf.
Dinner plates have a simple rim of holly and ribbon.
The salad plates feature each of the
Twelve Days of Christmas
This one isn't a misprint.
Apparently, my true love gave
four colly birds
in the original version of the song.
One of our family traditions
is to draw names
to give one final gift
on Christmas morning.
The wrapped gifts are given to the Duchess in advance
to be placed on the table as place cards
for Christmas dinner.
We open them before the meal begins.
It's a crazy amalgamation of sizes and shapes
which makes it all the more fun.
Look who's hanging out
with the cows as usual.
And here's the Christmas Goose...
Napkins trimmed in red and white polka dots
are inside green ones with red trim.
These napkins are new this year.
The Duchess got them at Home Goods.
Why our Leaping Lord is wearing socks and Birkenstocks, I do not know...
But they match the salad plates.
The red stemware
came from Belk this year.
We bought enough to serve a crowd.
Red is such a versatile color.
The tumblers came with the set.
I'm not sure what she'll use on Christmas day.
I vote for the stemware myself.
I love stemware.
The centerpiece is a partridge in a pear tree.
Well, of course!
Some holly leaves from my bushes
and cranberries for good measure.
And that's about it.
Aside from the meal, of course.
In the years since Dad bought the set,
we've never had more than twelve adults
at the Christmas table.
Don't all jump at once, now...
Posting this with the rest of the Porch People