Christmas 2009 is a celebration of many new beginnings for my husband and myself. Although we are retiring from our collectable business, we see it not as an end–but an opportunity to pursue other interests. We are also celebrating the engagement of our daughter and look forward to Kelly and Adam’s wedding in June here at our barn home. What better reason to bring out the best china and set a festive table for Christmas.
My father encouraged me to take home my mother’s Bavarian china, the set with the cranberry glass goblets that she always used for Christmas. I was delighted he would want me to have it now and I couldn’t wait to set a table with it. I purchased red damask napkins to echo the deep reds of the glass. On a white damask cloth, it is very striking.
May your Christmas be a celebration of the birthday of Christ. Make it one to remember, with your best table. In Him, we have much to celebrate and unlimited promise for the year to come.