Our large dining room has an inviting, warm glow but sometimes I prefer brighter lighting for photography purposes. Our sun porch was converted many years ago into a family room and has eight large windows and two skylights that provide wonderful lighting. So, today my tablescape is set up in the sun porch. Once I photographed the tablescape, I used the place settings for dinners throughout the week. All I need to do is grab the tablesetting and bring it to the kitchen island where we have most of our dinners during the week.
I experimented by using tall candlesticks as candlelight is a must.
And experimented with tealight holders. I switched them out for two of our dinners this week.
Have you tried the Turkey Hill pomegranate lemonade? It's a big hit in our household, and our guests have enjoyed it with a splash of huckleberry vodka and a few pomegranate seeds.
Oops, you can see the garage in the background :-)
Dessert Plates: Box of 4 with two designs - Shimmer/Glisten and Joy/Peace - Christmas Tree Shoppe (recently)
Off-White Salad Plates: "Juliet" pattern from TJ Maxx (last year)
White Dinner Plate: Corelle (many years ago)
Off-White Dinner Plate: "Juliet" pattern from TJ Maxx (last year)
Red Snowflake Placemat - Pier One (recently)
Snowflake tea light holders and Snowflake Napkin Rings - Crate and Barrel (several years ago)
Champagne Flutes - Wedding gift
White Lions Head soup bowls - Christmas Tree Shoppe
Enchanted Forest Candleholders - Michael Aram
During the holiday season, most everything in our home gets the festive touch including the lighting fixture in our dining room. If you have a similar lighting fixture, you may like to give it a quick makeover for the holidays.
I started with some tissue paper from a purchase made at Mackenzie-Childs. The tissue paper was used to
decorate the candle sleeve on the light fixture in the dining room.
The light fixture has the basic ivory color sleeves. I just took one off and measured the paper to fit around it. Then I took a little Elmer's glue, and just dabbed it on the edge. When I am done with the decorative sleeve, I will remove it. I ordered some extra ivory color sleeves, so I can decorate for some of the other holidays.
I added red shades for the Christmas season. Next week I'll show how the light fixture now coordinates with my Christmas Tablescape #2 for our upcoming holiday dinner party.
For more tablescapes, visit Between Naps on the Porch.
I'm also joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.
Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with peace and joy!