The challenge: choose just one table setting to use through all of the holidays. Everything else had to go into storage for the post-fire reconstruction. So what to keep out...
12 pack of gold rimmed plates from Target? Check!
Black matte salad plates with a black gloss cherry blossom pattern?
Clear green glass leaf plates?
Small white leaf plates for butter?
Along with red glass bowls, my gold flatware, white linen napkins, black sheets as tablecloths, wine glasses frosted with pine forests, and my centerpiece of crystal encased branches, and we sailed through all the holidays in good style. This should even be perfect for New Year's and my upcoming 49th birthday!