Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Oh, the joys and perils of being a dish-a-holic.  I know I'm not the only one with such problems.  The holiday season rolls around, you're out window shopping (wink, wink) and you stumble upon a stunning tablescape.

You wish you could buy it all...every placemat, napkin ring, candlestick and shiny bauble.  This very situation happened to me at Pottery Barn last year.  So pretty, yet so simple.  Hmmmm...maybe I don't need to buy everything.  Maybe I already some things around the house to recreate this look.  I can do this!  So here is my version of a festive tablescape with inspiration from Pottery Barn.

All that I needed to purchase were these pretty deep red napkins embroidered with big white polka dots. 

How cute this silverware, Aero, from Crate & Barrel, looks tucked inside these linens.

This peppermint striped runner was already part of my stash.

Surprise, here are my favorite plain white plates, looking lovely atop brown wicker chargers.

These shiny red goblets, (Crate & Barrel circa late 80's) always have a place at my holiday table.  A few mercury glass tea lights, collected from here and there, along with some fresh red poinsettias, help set a festive mood.  Pottery Barn inspired me, and I hope have inspired you to set a simple, fun and festive holiday table.  Make sure to visit Between Naps on the Porch for lots of holiday tabletop cheer.


  1. Love love the dotted napkins and they look wonderful in the the red goblets...soooo lovely...I am a new follower of yours and I will be back again...

  2. Love your inspiration and you did a wonderful job with it! I want those napkins! I love the cheery look of this table and I really love your red stemware (from the 80's?) beautiful! Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas!!

  3. Oh, I could not have resisted those fabulous napkins, either! I love the simple but festive feel of this table.

  4. Your red and white table is beautiful and I love the red glasses! Merry Christmas!