Christmas dinner calls for a special table centerpiece. Fill a terracotta tray with florists’ foam and arrange candles surrounded by foliage, berries, fruits and vegetables. This most celebrated occasion also calls for embroidered placemats which are cherished for their handmade beauty as well as for their handmade beauty as well as for their special appearance once a year. Tie serviettes with a tartan ribbon and add a tiny gift for each guest.
Your Christmas table cloth could be a lovely red and white patchwork quilt, a lacy crocheted cloth thrown over plain red fabric, red gingham or simply a length of calico with generous bows at each corner. In almost all cultures, food plays a role in special occasions. Throughout the house, bowls of nuts, homemade chocolates, and fruits vie an air of plenty. Enjoy the bounty of winter fruits or summer fruits.