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  1. Thank you for the table inspiration, Lory. I haven’t decided what our tables will look like, so I’m adding this to my “idea” pile. I love the bright, happy colors and those goblets, gorgeous! Xo Lidy

  2. Lory, it’s gorgeous, affordable, and multipurpose! Love the mix of floral and plaid; it’s like toile and ticking;). I really covet your candle holders, as you can likely change the bobeche’s to compliment you different tablescapes. Thanks for a great post!

  3. I love your table as always Lori! I especially love the salad plates. Your tablescspes always inspire me! Where did you get the clear silver flecked candles? I’ve seen those before in your tables and wonder if they’re still available.

  4. You always set an amazing table. If Pier 1 still had that runner I would’ve jumped on the purchase


  5. Lovely tablescape as usual. Please tell me when chargers are removed during a dinner. I would love to use them if I knew how.

    1. Thank you, Sherry! I actually don’t remove mine during the meal. If not serving a salad, I normally collect the salad plates when my guests are seated and put them on the sideboard to use for dessert. I keep the dinner plates on the chargers and serve the meal that way (most often buffet style, so guests take their dinner plater to the buffet and serve themselves). Then I collect them with the dinner plates.

  6. Bobbi Duncan says:

    Nice combo, Lory! I do a floral salad plate on a tartan dinner plate, set on a dark green quilted velvet placemat, for our more casual Xmas breakfast or brunch when I decorate the house and tree with a red and green theme–so cozy feeling. I love our formal china settings (so elegant), but I never get that warm, fuzzy feeling with them like I do with the tartan, or maybe it’s just that red and green brings back wonderful childhood Xmas memories for me.

  7. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Love your table, Lory. It’s just beautiful! You always do such a lovely job with your decorating! Have a wonderful holiday!

  8. Your table is so pretty. I love the combo you used. I do have a question though. Where did you get the tall vase and is it still available? It would be so versatile for a variety of things!

    1. Thanks so much, Bren! I do not remember where I got that vase, but I’ve gotten a bunch of questions about it so I will try to find a source and add it in. Thanks for visiting… 🙂

  9. Oh my goodness! I adore your Christmas tablescape! Red is my favorite color and I love the plaid you used.

    I’ve got to clear off my dining room table and set it up for Christmas dinner this afternoon. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  10. Oh Lory, I don’t think you can do “cozy” without it being elegant. Your tables are always so incredibly beautiful! Every detail is perfect! Happy Holidays to you and your family! Happy Anniversary, too!

  11. Norma Rolader says:

    OH OH WOW!!!!! What a beautiful table I love the poinsettia plates … I love poinsettias!!! Oh my you are such an inspiration for me … Thank you

  12. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    Pier 1 is my all time favorite store and you have put together some of the prettiest table settings from there. I can’t do plaid in my house but the gold goblets and wooden chargers are perfect for a casual but elegant mix. This combination could be used for a soup and sandwich dinner to a fancy evening of entertainment. I love following you and learning about the latest trends. Merry Christmas!!