I haven't decided which dinner plates I'll use so for now I just put out a few dessert/salad plates. The tablecloth is a quilt from Ralph Lauren. When I took this shot I didn't have the little tree decorated nor the water tray covered but it did happen later.
Since the tree was my centerpiece so to speak I decided to use this wooden container, some sort of harvesting tool to make a tower of red apples on the opposite side balanced the table.
A tray of banana bread was set in the center of the table where the food will go on Sunday, I just didn't want to have the center empty for the picture. I layered a runner on top of the quilt to break up the red a little.
These pine cone napkins were picked up this summer at Tuesday Morning in the Outer Banks. I love the idea that they can be used all winter rather than just at Christmas.
The coffee mugs I got at Smith and Hawkins a few years back and my friend Sheila just sent me these cute little dessert plates that go very well with the mugs.
This large candle is a of course a flameless candle since my track record with real candles is legendary. As you can see it has a remote which I forgot to remove from the table before snapping this shot. The copper dipper will hold a bowl of fruit salad and the large pine cone bowl in the center will also more food on Sunday.
When I finally got the tree dressed which was a very simple garland of popcorn and cranberries I snapped this picture. Stringing this was not a fun project and I'm on the hunt at the after Christmas sales to find a faux garland like this should I ever decide to use one again.
And the last element to this tablescape was dressing the chairs with boxwood wreaths tied to the chairs with burlap ribbon.