Christmas eve is a big deal for us . Every year we have the pleasure of welcoming several of our deareast friends to an intimate dinner. This year the table was set to welcome our guests with a theme of green and red. We kept the flowers very simple, just masses of holly everywhere on the table and throughout the apartment.
Red was the accent color of choice, I used some glasses that my mother bought in the '70's and paired them with my great grandmothers plates and silver. The tablecloth is my Beekman pattern in straw.
For a little sparkle I dug out some old flea market finds. Crystal candleholders with drops, they added just enough glitter to the table.
A close up of the holly, the simplicity was refreshing.
This year Katharine Carter started a new tradtion for us, a reading. This years selection was from Truman Capote. Our long time friend Michael Rosenberg is seated next to her.