Yesterday I shared the steps I take to create a perfect centerpiece. I was creating it using a country Christmas theme and I'd like to share how I finished off my table with the same theme.
Around my centerpiece, I placed my dishes and glassware. I started with a shiny red charger plate. I topped that with my dinner plate, a round white plate painted with winterberries. (It was made by Martha Stewart's K-Mart brand many years ago). On top of that, a red glass plate perfect for your roll or a side dish. I just love layering my dishes....can you tell?!?!
For glassware, I used a red glass goblet.
I used a cloth napkin with eyelet trim. I picked up these great berry napkin rings that are wrapped around my napkins during my black Friday shopping weekend. (I'm thinking they will also work great around some votive candles for a second use!)
On top of each red plate, I place a tiny stocking ornament that my guests could take with them after dinner. (They are actually favors my aunt made a few years ago as favors for Christmas, so I won't ACTUALLY be sending them home with my guests!) Since I was only setting this table for four, I didn't feel the need to have placecards. A name could easily be added to these stockings, though, to serve as a favor AND a place card!