Winter is the time of year I tend to do more formal entertaining. It just seems like the time when I want to set a table indoors and cook some delicious food and invite friends to catch up after the busy holidays. I always enjoy setting a table with a nod to the snowy season. I guess that is because it doesn’t snow in Florida!
An oval mirror that came out of one of the bathrooms we renovated is something I will use again and again. For this table, it got a dusting of faux snow and a collection of crystal candlesticks holding 18 inch tall tapers. A scattering of eight votives are also nestled down in the snow. They will be magical as the sun sets and the candles are lit.
See how magical it all looks by candlelight? There is something about candles at a formal table that just says elegance to me.
A pair of Chinese ginger jars that usually sit on my bare dining room table were impressed into service with arrangements of fresh cedar.
Tiny snowflake cookies were set into champagne coupes filled with sprinkles in shades of blue. I don’t mind if anyone wants to begin dinner with a little cookie, how about you?
Lismore water and wine glasses by Waterford reflect the light so beautifully.
I am SO in love with these Lenox dinner plates. The pattern is Sapphire Plume. I set them on blue reef chargers to make them stand out.
My mother’s silver has extra special meaning this time of year since her passing in early December. I will treasure it and use it again and again. The glow of the candles reflected in the silver warms the heart.