Years ago I started collecting glass pastry ornaments for our tree, and my collection grew so large thanks to my two daughters and friends that it spilled over to the dining room table. Every year I set the table for Santa and his helpers and it has become one of our Christmas traditions.
In years' past I have used one of my antique lace table clothes, but I am opting for a more simple look this year so I left part of the table exposed since the wood is so beautiful and I used the wrapping paper placemats I made yesterday.
I have three of these three-tiered silver stands that collapse and stack together after the holidays. This makes them incredibly easy to store. The one in the middle was a gift from a friend who has passed on and it makes me think of her when I am setting the table for Santa.
My collection of glass food ornaments grew to include things such as red onions, watermelon slices, corn on the cob, blood oranges and I could go on and on. I think I have every fruit and vegetable represented on this table plus a lot of other beautiful pastry ornaments such as the one above from Mark Roberts.
I love this little chef. He reigns over the whole presentation.
This table really is very festive, and it is only set up between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
In addition to my pretty shimmery placemats I added this snowflake table runner from Home Goods. I thought it was a perfect addition for the holidays. It would be easy to make out of white felt. In case you are wondering why some of the paper tags are still on some of the ornaments, these are my Radko ornaments, and I like to keep the tags on them because the names of the ornaments and the year they were made is a reminder of how special each and every ornament is to me and our family tradition.
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