Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Where the Tree Tops Glisten....

I am joining Rita @ Panoply for a Christmas Tablescape Hop.  The ideas at the end of this post will give you lots of inspiration for setting a lovely table this season!

My table is set for two for  Christmas Eve dinner:

This antique, solid wood dining table is well over 100 years old and my mother purchased it at an antique store in the 60's.  The legs are on wooden wheels and it still rolls well!  A modern replica, with veneer, can be found here.

I use this table when there are only 2-4 people.

The large place cards are from Hester and Cook

This candle holder is not available anymore, but this one is similar:

The salad plates are melamine and the appetizer plates are ceramic, both from Marshall's:

I have had the dinner plates for over 15 years and they are still a favorite of mine to use during the holidays!

I rarely light a real candle anymore and love the glow of battery operated ones:

My china cabinet looked like this when I set the table....

               This Courtly Check Enamel Flower Pot is perfect for faux trees!                    

...and then looked like this after I put the trees back up there:

Here's a close up:

I wish you all a Happy Holiday season and hope you will hop around and visit these very talented tablescapers:

Home Is Where the Boat Is - 'Tis The Season for Plaid & Peppermint
Everyday Living - Old TIme Christmas
My Thrift Store Addiction - Enchanted Forest Christmas Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul - Christmas Joy
From My Carolina Home - Vintage Christmas Tablescape
The Painted Apron - December Birthday Celebration
The Little Yellow Corner Store - A Candy Land Breakfast
Life and Linda - Plaid Tidings with Santa
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Dreaming of a Christmas White and Sweet
Red Cottage Chronicles - Cranberry and Gold Christmas Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Christmas Sweets

And remember, there is nothing wrong with using paper plates to make your life easier during this busy time!  
Here are some adorable paper plates:

and here is some festive plastic flatware:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti, what a lovely table set for two. The green, white and silver create a tranquil and serene setting for dining together. The different shades of green in your trees work well with the beautiful silver ones. Love how you continue using trees as a theme in your china and around the rest of the room. Happy Holidays!

  2. Patti, I am smitten with your pretty tree plates and those great tea towel napkins--pinned! Wishing you a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. I love your table scape. Pretty places, I love your treasures.
    What a lovely story about this beautiful table.
    Merry Christmas

  4. So pretty! I’m doing my table in green trees too! Could you share where you found those awesome napkins???
    Thanky! Jmac

  5. GORGEOUS tablescape. Fabulous job.

  6. Beautiful Christmas display and you are so lucky to have the antique table.

  7. Lovely Patti! I really like your starry dinner plates and they look so pretty with your Christmas tree theme! Your china cabinet looks beautiful decorated for the holidays too~ Your mother's beautiful table is so perfect for small table settings, nice and cozy. Love the pretty trees and candles. Happy Holidays and Happy Birthday tomorrow!

  8. What a pretty table! I love your star-bordered dinner plates.

  9. Patti, I love the serene and cool green shades of your holiday table with the Christmas tree theme. Your napkins are absolutely perfect for the scene. Such a pretty and festive setting for two!

  10. Patti, your table is lovely set for two. I adore the dinnerware. It would be my favorite too. The table is striking, how special it is 100 years old. Such festive trees and candles. I rarely use a real candle too. Your china cabinet is gorgeous. It looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas. Always a pleasure Patti.

  11. I love your green, white, silver and gold table for Christmas Eve dinner, and I like how you continued the theme onto your china cabinet. I think your green plates with the gold stars are festive: I like them, too, Patti! I also enjoyed reading about the history of your dining room table. It's so pretty. I like your eclectic tree collection, too. Merry Christmas!

  12. I love it Patti. I am doing trees and white and greens for my table this year. Yours is such an inspiration. Love. Kris

  13. Patti, such an elegant tablescape. The combination of white and silver and your deep greens really says elegance. It is so cozy and warm. Perfect for being inside looking out on a cold snowy winter night. Love the matching decorated hutch with your table. It is stunning and captures my attention immediately. The WOW affect is definitely there when you walk into the room. I love how you incorporate hints of McK-Child's pieces. So exciting. Merry Christmas to you all.

  14. Patti, I love your antique table for two. The green tablecloth is so elegant and I especially love the starry dinner plates and melamine tree plates! It is a pleasure to blog hop with you. Merry December!

  15. Patti, your table for two is delightful. I love seeing all the rich greens! You have some beautiful trees, and I love the green stary plates. Happy Holidays to you and John.

  16. Patti,
    This is simple elegance for sure! Love the green color theme...It is so tranquil and charming...The perfect tablescape for a quiet dinner for two! Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a great day!!

  17. ❤️❤️🎄🌟

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  19. ‘Where the Tree Tops Glisten’ is the perfect title of your table! Love the green and silver set off so beautifully with all your Courtly Check accents in your dining room. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Wishing you a Merry December and Christmas❣️🎄

  20. Patti it is always a pleasure to see your MC collection along with your tree collection. What a wonderful table for two. I have the dinner plates in blue with stars but your green is certainly attractive and perfect for your "tree" setting. It Is always a pleasure to hop with you. Merry Christmas

  21. I just love your serene Christmas table in various shades of green! The tree motif is lovely and is represented by several styles of tableware that go together seamlessly. The damask cloth is lovely, the tree sculptures eye-catching. I love it when antiques mingle with contemporary items for a greater level of interest than either alone. The gold stars add shine and the crystal stemware scatter it about. Lovely! Have a very merry Christmas!

  22. Patti, I adore your tree salad plates, so cute!! I have your dinner plates in blue, I wish I had green like yours!! a I love those as well! You have set such a pretty table. The deep green color is striking. I hope you have a lovely Christmas season!!🕊

  23. Patti, I love the theme you have going here with the trees and your color scheme. The plates are really pretty and work perfectly with your favorite dinner plates. The H&C paper products make such great graphics. Your collection of trees looks as good on the table as it does in the china cabinet. Thank you for joining the fun of these hops. I really enjoy seeing the creativty each stylist brings. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

  24. Patti, How wonderful that antique table is! You have set it so pretty in the rich emerald green palette. I can see why those beautiful dinner plates with the gold stars are a favorite to use throughout the holidays, they are just right! The salad and appetizer plates complement all of the rest of your tablescape perfectly! Thank you for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas!

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