Christmas is bittersweet for me this year. It will be the first one without my Mom, but I am blessed to be sharing it with other beloved family members. The Spode dinnerware shown above was a gift from my Mom and Dad 30 years ago when I was newly married. I treasure it even more this year! Throughout the years, I have added linens, glassware and serving pieces to the collection. Gold chargers enhance the plates. I’ve chosen a plaid tablecloth and navy velvet runner to compliment the beautiful Spode Christmas tree pattern. Crystal and brass candlesticks with white tapers complete the look. I decided to keep the floral arrangement simple and elegant. Fresh evergreens and white roses provide just the right compliment for the table setting. I can’t wait to celebrate the joy of food and family together at our table!
I extend my sincere hope that you experience all the joys of Christmas with family and friends. I am thinking of you, Mom (Miss you!), and also looking forward to a Christmas spent with loved ones!
May you and your families experience the many blessings of Christmas with those you love. I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year!