I set a pretty winter table last night. Not for any particular reason but just because I wanted to make dinner a little more special and out of the ordinary. There is something about sitting down to a pretty table after a long week of work that causes our family to pause.
Our Winter Table
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Don’t get me wrong, a few kids still complained about having chicken pot pie AGAIN,
2 wondered why they needed to put napkins on their laps
and one wanted to know why I had set plates instead of bowls 🙂
but dinner still felt special and maybe even a tiny bit quieter.
And we were all a little happier because it was the start of the weekend and we were together.
I laid out the vintage cross stitch tablecloth that my grandmother had made.
The white of the cloth brightened up our farmhouse table on what had been a gloomy and chilly day.
The table was set with my mom’s china and Jason’s mom’s pretty glass water goblets.
I added a single pine cone to each place setting. The texture of each pinecone adds a little more interest and texture to the table.
Rather than a candle or flowers as a centerpiece I brought the zinc tea light house in from our living room fireplace mantel.
The glow through the windows of the tea light house could be seen from every side of the table and was low enough for everyone to see over it.
The other candles on the table and on our fireplace mantel added so much warmth to the dining room.
When I rang the dinner bell I giggled thinking about how silly it was that I had set a fancy dinner for an ordinary Friday night. But, I am so glad I did :).
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