In yesterday's blog post I made mention of the Holiday Historical House Tour of which we were a part. Today I thought you might want to see some more pictures. Largely the tour was successful. We had a good crowd of very friendly people, all of whom were most complimentary, oohing and ahhing over the furnishings and decorations. Three things seemed to make an impression again and again: my husband’s antique cleric robe cabinet in the entrance hall, the whopping big size of our backyard (that does look huge now that all of the tornado damage has been cleared), and the centerpiece on my dining room table. The dishes (“Old Curiosity Shop” by Royal China) seemed to make an impression as well. Imagine my shock and surprise the following day when I went to photograph the table only to find two of the coffee cups were gone! Considering that most of the people who passed through the house looked more like Miss Marple than “Light-fingered Louie,” it just goes to show that you can’t really trust anyone, even during the holiday season, alas.
You may have noticed that there are no napkins on the table. In my haste to get everything ready I simply forgot them. My plan for the holidays, however, is to use cranberry napkins in this rosette napkin fold.
Tablecloth - Bed, Bath & Beyond
Chargers - Pier 1
Transferware - Old Curiosity Shop (vintage)
Cranberry Glasses - Crate & Barrel
Clear Glasses - La Rochere
Greenery - Whole Foods
Snowflake Candles - Crate & Barrel
Train - Josephine's Gift Shop, Godfrey, IL
Salt & Pepper Shakers - Gift
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