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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Being open......

........means being able to do little things for every occasion that have pretty clear implications. As you know from past posts, Rosa and I are very into our dinners having themes that are expressed through both the menu and table setting. 

For this Christmas, Rosa wanted to go a bit more contemporary than traditional and we again collaborated to that end. However, one of the the things that have always amused our guests are little printed vintage photos we use as place setting markers. At Easter, we use images of scary Easter Bunnies, and other bizarre photo themes, and so we decided to do something similar for Christmas. So Rosa found some pictures she liked and Ana printed them. I made special stands for them......half were painted photo holders and the other half were three candy canes attached to one another. As an example, one of the photos was this one:


The overall table theme was "Cardinals and Holly" with a splash of apple-green ornaments and ribbon for a color accent. Here's the end result:

You can see the photos in each soup bowl.

Part of the fun is matching the photo to the personality of the guest who'll be sitting there. And Rosa picked this one for me:

Since we are open, having this out on the table for my setting was not shocking to anyone.....except perhaps my aunt and uncle......but they didn't say anything.



5 comments:

  1. That Santa in the first picture is more than a little creepy!

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    1. Very true. Rosa found about ten really disturbing ones that we used along with a couple of oddball, vintage Christmas post-cards.

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  2. I truly enjoy the different unique themes of our household decorations. I enjoy your sprinkle of your personalities in the decorations- as strange as it is, it makes it feel more homey.
    -Ana

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    1. I agree! We are as homey and unique as the Addams' Family estate.

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    2. Even better than the Addams'! However they are creepier- I will give them that.
      -Ana

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