I have decided that I like shiny things.
I have collected several boxes of mercury glass over the last five years.
I start my table by unpacking and unwrapping each lovely piece.
Then, I start spreading out the trees and the candle sticks.
I like to have those spaced out evenly.
I take my Christmas decorations down before New Year's Day
and replace the Christmas finery with the shiny silver pieces.
I have several tall trees. I secretly wish I had bought the over-priced five-tiered tree
from Pottery Barn that I saw this year. They had some in the stores that weren't
lighted (the on-line ones were lighted) and a little bit cheaper.
Oh well. I think I really have enough that it won't be missed. I'm just being greedy.
I especially like to use a lot of candles on my winter wonderland table.
Many of the pieces that I have collected over the years can hold candles.
Around here in the south, we have to make our own snow.
I am trying to learn to take better pictures, but let me tell you that getting these pictures...which are okay-not wonderful, took several DAYS. We had rain or overcast skies almost every day last week. To make matters harder on me, our dining room only gets a little morning sun-and that is at an angle.
We have been eating our family New Year's Day meal at our home the last few years.
I use these antique napkins for the meal. They belonged to my great aunt.
I like to keep the place settings clean and white.
Our table set for our dinner.
Here's our table with the candles lit. It is a warm and pretty table set to welcome a New Year.
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