|This elegant Christmas dinner features a neutral palette |
of golds, silvers, and creams and emphasizing texture.
|The menu card features a silver emblem reminiscent |
of a pineapple, a symbol of Southern hospitality.
|Hand-crafted place mats made with inexpensive wallpaper, |
are paired with gold-edged china and simple flatware.
|An antique mirror maximizes the light cast |
from votives nestled in birch candle holders.
|A hollowed-out log is filled with roses, hydrangeas, |
and Leyland cyprus for a luxurious yet earthy look.
|The informal hutch is decked with vintage pieces such |
as the glass-bead wreath, reindeer figurine,
and mercury-glass candlesticks.
|The lustrous mother-of-pearl napkin rings |
(made from taffeta ribbon looped through vintage belt buckles) .
|Repurposed drawer knobs make eye-catching place card holders.|
(To secure the cards better, replace stock washers with wider ones.
|Spicy after-dinner eggnog garnished with whipped cream, cinnamon, & nutmeg|
are served with cookies on a silver tray.