Ideas for Simple Christmas Place Settings

Back at the beginning of November, I discussed simple Thanksgiving place settings. We’re now at the end of November, and our thoughts are filled with Christmas. Have you put your tree up yet? Many of us start decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, there are many types of get togethers including a brunch with friends, an afternoon tea, a holiday party, Christmas dinner, and New Year’s Eve. If you are having guests for Christmas dinner or a party, you’re probably in the planning mode now. Deciding on the menu and dividing up the dishes among us is what happens in my family. Who brings what.

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Simple Thanksgiving Place Settings

Remember The Reason For The Holiday

When I was a child decades ago, my family celebrated all holidays with my mother’s good china. On each of those occasions, I helped rinse the china and dry it. We put a lace tablecloth on the dining table with the good china, mother’s silverware, and crystal. It didn’t matter if it was Thanksgiving or Easter. In my young mind I called the fine china “turkey plates” since we had turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now as an adult I enjoy seeing all kinds of decorative plates and the gorgeous tablescapes that are created for a specific holiday.

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