My inspiration for the table came from a Martha Stewart image I pinned, although my table doesn't really look at all like the original one. I like the simplicity of the table, as well as the red and white color scheme. I also love this china pattern and would probably choose it if I were a bride today!
I knew I wanted to use the red linen table runner and the faux white amaryllis for a table that could be used throughout December. Plain white plates and the candy cane striped napkins continue the theme from the entryway, and my Georgian Ruby glasses add a little more red. The table looked a little too plain, though, even for minimalist me!
Then I remembered these little tidbit plates I found a few years ago in the after-Christmas sale at the Crate and Barrel outlet. Better!
Here's a look at the table. As we get closer to Christmas, I will replace the faux flowers with either real white amaryllis or lilies. I will also add some votives for evening meals. I like the combination of tall flowers with low candles.
I will be linking to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish this week. Be sure to visit her to see other copycat tables!