This week is "Dare to Entertain".
I don't host Thanksgiving, and I'm not quite ready to breakout the Christmas garb just yet, so I decided to set the table for a sweet lunch for some special ladies in my life.
Someone last week requested to see the fine china I registered for the wedding. However, I have a confession to make:
We didn't register for fine china.
A couple years ago, I fell in love with some china in an antique shop. I think I picked up eight place settings for $120. I decided to pull it out, and use it for my lady-like lunching.
After being inspired by my outing with my BFF Eddie Ross, I decided to try to mix some antique pieces with new by using the plates we did register for- Martha Stewart's Hudson in Green:
I thought the green band in the newer china really brought out the darker greens in the antique design.
Each guests seat was marked with their name and a small bouquet of seasonal flowers
I wanted to keep the stem wear light and airy because the table was small and intimate
This is my attempt at being seasonal- a $2.50 wicker pumpkin I found at Target in the clearance bin. I was really attracted to it's natural texture, but I enjoyed the whimsy of the berries and curled vines
Ladies, shall we sit and lunch?
Do You Dare? Come join the fun at The Newlywoodwards!
Always & Forever,