Of all the opportunities to decorate for the holidays, my absolute favorite is to set the holiday table. This year we were having a large dinner party for the Lake Bluff Historical Society, Christmas Dinner in an Historical Home. Earlier this year, I had been lucky to find a set of vintage hotel china from the Helmsley Hotel in New York. They are white with a gold rim and a simple crown embellishment. Using the crown as my focus, we put together the table with more gold, crystal, and threw in a touch of the royal color purple. Fresh white roses and hydrangeas filled antique water goblets.
The old french bistro mirror shines behind a wonderful old silver dome . Mercury glass ornaments hang from a platinum garland and add sparkle to the dining room.