Thanksgiving at the Junction

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The 2011 Christmas Luncheon

The most magical time of the year is Christmas. It brings out the child in all of us, and for most of us the best.
Busy as I am with the preparations, my favorite thing is of course the table setting. This year I decided to go for the traditional colors of the season with an emphasis on the RED.

I hope you like it.

I decided not to go with my usual matching of my
Christmas color scheme with the room decor
and celebrate with as much red as I could possibly stand

I even changed out the shades on the chandelier!

The centerpiece was a $10.00 find at a rummage sale.
It is filled with cranberry wooden beads
 topped with silk evergreens and red poinsettia

The red tapers, six in all are in crystal candleholders
atop a mirrored runner to reflect the sparkle

My Christmas china looks new when dressed with the red accents

The china pattern is repeated in the Lenox tablecloth and napkins
the red of the chargers brings out the little berriesin the pattern

The salad plate is new this year
A red and gold filagree pattern
sets an elegant tone
Adding to the color riot are matching poppers
very necessary for those funny pictures of everyone in paper crowns!

Red wine goblets on crystal stems were  the perfect choice

On the side table crystal water service

The mirror is dressed with a bountiful pepperberry wreath

The server is prepared and waiting for the dessert course.
Here I did take a break from the red and enlisted the help of
the yellow nutcracker to guard the goodies!

One last look

Thank you for coming by my little blog
Thank you for sharing your homes and creative ideas with me
I wish you a very very Merry Christmas
and all the very best in 2012

This week I will be joining
Tablescape Thursdays
Seasonal Sundays

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  1. Very pretty table -- this is one season that we can celebrate with red! Love your new shades on the chandelier!

  2. Your table is simply the centerpiece and of course the dishes are just the red stemware and the is all put together so beautifully...I am a new follower of yours...thanks for sharing your beautiful home...

  3. Your red accents with your lovely Christmas china is just hte added punch your table needed. The centerpiece is lovely. It's just wonderful. Merry Christmas, xo marlis

  4. Stunning I love all your reds! The table looks gorgeous.
    Merry Christmas to you in NJ!

  5. Your table is really lovely! What a stunning centerpiece! And your napkins are perfect with that Christmas china.

  6. Oh, my goodness! Your table looks magnificent! You have thought of everything and the way you've displayed your poinsettia is wonderful! It's gorgeous. Loved seeing your displays on your buffets too!
    Merry Christmas and be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  7. Your table is stunning and the centerpiece is gorgeous! I too love the traditional Christmas tablescape in red because of my dishes. I love your classic china, your lovely stems and I also I love your tabletopper. Thank you for sharing, hope you come by, I'm also at Tablescape T. I also have a thumbnail at my blog with my red C'mas table. I want to visit more of you too. Meanwhile, I wish you and yours a wonderful and Merry Christmas.

  8. THIS TABLE IS GORGEOUS!! I love the your style. Just stunning in every way. Your dishes are beautiful and everything on the table is just perfect. Your centerpiece is wonderful and the whole setting is so elegant! Really love this.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  9. This is a gorgeous table. I love the richness of your reds put together beautifully.

  10. Beautiful did the color red proud! The poinsettia is gorgeous, I thought it was a live one.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!