January 6th is Epiphany, Three Kings Day, or as we used to call it, Little Christmas. It celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings who brought gifts of gold , frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ child.
Since the other two symbols are elusive to me, I went with the gold. :)
I started with a gold and white striped cloth, which was a remnant I got for a dollar at the Duralee Outlet here on Long Island. It is heavy weight upholstery fabric.
The charger is gold glass with a lot of sparkle from Pier 1, about 5 years ago. I have eleven and was unable to find the 12th anywhere.
Star mirrors from Pottery Barn Outlet years ago hold a gold and white star candle from the Villeroy and Boch Outlet.
The centerpiece is gold sprays in a crystal bowl and fresh baby's breath.
Lenox Eternal dinner plate, (made in the USA, Pat Mille Favoriti :) and a delicate antique cream soup bowl and under plate. These were sent to me by my dear friend Marigene, at In the Middle of Nowhere. They are 100 years old, Noritake, Nippon, hand painted. I treasure them. They made the journey from VT, to KS to NY without any damage.
I wonder why some of the things I order arrive in pieces!
The napkins are antique too. They are hand towels bought many years ago at a Trash to Treasure sale they used to have here in Southampton every year. Lots of old estates would donate things.
I filled a martini glass with gold filigree balls from Michaels clearance section. The glasses are very old too. They belonged to my friend's mom.
All the stemware is etched, and one is trimmed with gold.
The tallest one is a recent purchase from Christmas Tree Shop, and the stem is so thin and tall I am amazed I got them home in one piece!
The flatware is trimmed in gold, by Wallace, and the candlesticks are Mikasa.
So have yourself an epiphany, and a merry little Christmas! And then, down with the decorations as is our tradition.
I see the Pinteresters have moved on to ♥ Day!
I was surprised to see this little table from a few years ago had been repinned so many times. I am amazed and humbled that so many liked the idea. I think it is the polka dots!
There's only 5 weeks till ♥ Day, I wonder if Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie will host her party this year? Is was always a lot of fun!
Have you started thinking about decorating for ♥ day?
The easiest thing I ever made for ♥ day was this. This is from 2009.
It just came to me to make a heart with the shrimp. Duh...
Don't forget we have Mardi Gras the week after that!
Oh don't put those snowflake cookie cutters away yet! We can get snow till March, so there's plenty of time to make snowflake potatoes!
Just cut the potato, toss with oil and s and p, and bake till browned. A little fun for a snowy night!
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