So, logistically, how did it go? Well, putting the dishes of food on the table was an impossibility, so we ate buffet style. My daughter thought that we should honor Sandra Lee's love of all things cocktail, so we each had our 'drink' in a cocktail glass. And then, breaking down the tablescape proved to be almost as time consuming as assembling it had. Tonight, the table will be decorated as it always is this time of year.
Ah, much better. This is my winter tablescape. I typically change out the centerpiece for each season. That's four times a year, versus every day. And in case you are wondering, the faux gold-leafed chargers are always on the table. We also eat dinner out here most days. If you've ever seen my kitchen table, you would know why we don't eat there.