I felt dining (or supping) in the breakfast room was very appropriate for this casual meal. Besides, I really love my round oak table!
I used some wicker mats from Pier 1, silver chargers, Fiesta Ware dinner plates & salad/dessert plates from Walmart (last year).
I saw these little stockings at the $Tree, 2/$1, & got enough to have for our
Christmas Eve celebration, too.
I couldn't decide if I wanted all the silverware in the sock, or just the knife & spoon, & place the fork on the napkin. I decided on the first option -- all in the sock.
This has to be the most simple centerpiece I've ever made, but it's one of my favorites.
Apothecary jar + faux snow + a bird nest with Christmas greenery & berries + a glittery bird all sitting on a red charger with some silver balls = a sweet little table vignette. Easy-peasy!
Cute little bird!
As I said, I had everything prepped ahead of time, so this is how the island looked just as our friends arrived. I just love this working-serving space.
I did some baking earlier in the day & made up some packages for some of our friends who will be stopping by during the next few days. I also saved a plate of these goodies to have for dessert with our friends who will be with us for dinner.
Just one more little look.
We had such a wonderful evening, but everything was so relaxed and easy. That's the best, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by, especially with Christmas only a few days away. We are all busy, but I hope we can all take time to enjoy the wonder of the season.