Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Dining 2020

Merry “Social distancing” Christmas! Here is my table for this year. If you think it doesn’t look particularly like a social distancing table, let me explain that there will be only two of us dining, one on either end. All of that empty space just bothered me, so I decided to set places for people who weren’t there. If it sounds crazy to you, it probably is, what about this year hasn’t been?

The plaid tablecloth is from Williams-Sonoma; the vine and greenery placemats, from Pier One.

On top of the placemats are Portugal majolica geranium leaf chargers topped with red Waechtersbach plates. The plaid salad plates are also from Williams-Sonoma. They are topped with red truck and tree appetizer plates from Pottery Barn. The polka dot napkins are also from Pottery Barn, the flatware from Cabela’s.

In keeping with the red truck and tree theme, place card holders are from Pier One, the centerpiece, a red truck with a rather tipsy looking Santa is something I’ve had for quite a while.

The red cups and saucers are Waechtersbach in their “Christmas Tree” pattern.

The green glassware is Villeroy & Bach, we each have been supplied with our own bottle of Perrier water.

You’ll also notice, in keeping with the theme, I have an adorable red truck and tree set of salt and pepper shakers.

Dinner will be my Slow Cooker Roast Beef with Red-Eye Gravy, along with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole a simple salad, and freshly baked croissants. For dessert, I ordered a peppermint pie from Oberweis that I will drizzle with my Mocha Fudge Sauce.

Dinner is simple, but will be delicious and comforting. After all we’ve been through this year, comfort is something we desperately need.

 No matter what you are doing for Christmas, I hope it is enjoyable for you, your friends, and family, and that you’re all staying safe.







Angie's Recipes said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Pattie!

Linda said...

Your "simple" fare sounds delicious to me. I love your idea of setting the table for others, and this table is glorious! Hope you and your loved one enjoyed the day.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Merry Christmas..

Louca por porcelana said...

What beautiful and inviting table!Happy 2021;health,joy and peace!