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.