T'was the Night Before Christmas

Christmas eve is a big deal for us . Every year we have the pleasure of welcoming several of our deareast friends to an intimate dinner. This year the table was set to welcome our guests with a theme of green and red. We kept the flowers very simple, just masses of holly everywhere on the table and throughout the apartment.

Red was the accent color of choice, I used some glasses that my mother bought in the '70's and paired them with my great grandmothers plates and silver. The tablecloth is my Beekman pattern in straw.

For a little sparkle I dug out some old flea market finds. Crystal candleholders with drops, they added just enough glitter to the table.

A close up of the holly, the simplicity was refreshing.

Lenoard Kowalski
This year Katharine Carter started a new tradtion for us, a reading. This years selection was from Truman Capote. Our long time friend Michael Rosenberg is seated next to her.
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Beaux Mondes Designs said...

A very beautiful and elegant table setting Michael. I especially love the crystal candle holders. The new reading tradition is a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you and your loved ones the very best in 2009.

The Devine Life said...

I agree, the reading tradition is really fun-and it is so rare these days. Have a great '09.

Sue said...

OH MY----SO BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!WONDERFUL EYE CANDY


HAPPY NEW YEARS



SUE

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a reading. I grew up with this tradition as we always sat in the soft glow of the Christmas tree lights as someone would read the Christmas story from the Book of Luke. Brings back wonderful memories to me.......love your lovely table!

Your House and Life said...

Michael, what is the pattern on the drapes? Thanks!!

The Devine Life said...

The reading was great fun. I am happy we started that tradition. Any ideas for next years reading?

The Devine Life said...

Gald you like the pattern. It's from my collection - Fretwork Delft 101-3B, You can check michaeldevinehome.com for a showroom near you. You can also do custom colors, that has a 25 yard min.

Your House and Life said...

Thank you Michael for info on the pattern. I'm the designer you promised a visit when you come to Scranton Pennsylvania!! Please make it a point if ever life finds you this way. I'm also in love with your garden post and those raised beds. Any summer pictures? I'm really trying to learn as I have an "empty lot" in the back of our new house

The Devine Life said...

I hope to get over your way this spring. How lucky to have a new gardento work on. I have lots of summer pics-stay tuned they will start appearing over the course of the coming months.

Your House and Life said...

Just terrific! Please make it a point and stay in touch! I'm so excited for your Paris showing and can't wait to see the pics (please!)

The Devine Life said...

Thanks. With some luck I willbe posting from there! We'll se how that works....

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