Keeping the holidays simple, beginning with Thanksgiving.
An example of keeping it simple is the table I set in the dining room.
When we host family gatherings we don’t use the dining room. We prefer the big farmhouse table in the breakfast room. The meal is served from the kitchen island. I set an extra table in the hearth room, when needed.
Pomegranates, artichokes, white pumpkins, and grapes in a white compote, in addition to a coppery game bird and mercury glass candleholders.
I might use a centerpiece, similar to this one, for the breakfast room table.
White charger from Home Goods, where I just happened to find the Spode Woodland flatware and square plate. The dinner plate is Spode Woodland from Shepherd Hills Outlet, Lebanon MO. The small tureens are from Nell Hill’s, several years ago. They were purchased at the grand opening of the Briarcliff store, Kansas City MO.
The napkin ring is an ornament, purchased at Wal-mart. Inspiration from a post at Between Naps on the Porch.
The cordials are gifts from J’s parents’ wedding, 70 years ago.
One or two things have happened, in the past couple of weeks, that convinced us we need to slow down just a tad. We have a chore to finish and a couple of appointments to meet this week. After that we are going to try to relax over the weekend and prepare for another busy week that includes J’s surgery.
These hints and events have convinced us to simplify this holiday season.