As I set the holiday table again – I think about tablescapes and how to make the table really visually interesting. For me – simple is better. I find if I try to do too much – it all goes south pretty quickly. So, some pretty placemats and a beautiful napkin along with sparkling china and the table is ready to go. But – I really, really needed some holiday china to really set the perfect holiday table.
My love of beautiful china runs deep. If you’ve ever stayed with us – you may have noticed the wall of china in the office. There are 7 sets of china in the office and 2 more in the kitchen. In all honesty – they all get used and rotated through pretty regularly. That being said, I’m pretty sure I’ve acquired the last set of china that I’m going to for some time. My latest purchase was the holiday china – I searched and searched and searched finally settling on Pfaltzgraff Winterberry. See, while I’ve wanted holiday dishes for a long time – I didn’t want something that screamed Christmas, I actually wanted something that could be used from Thanksgiving through February – if I wanted.
These dishes are just the ticket for a beautiful holiday table that can be dressed up or down. They come in many different shapes – round, oval and square. You can get plates with sayings on them or pictures in the middle – like is shown here. You’ll see what I ended up with a little bit further down in the post.
Along with the plates – I also added some new green placemats and napkins and red placemats to the cupboard that holds those things. The red placemats work really well with the tree napkins that I made last year for our holiday table. I’ve also added some beautiful red fruit bowls. We’ll used the dishes and placemats right through until February – but the napkins will be retired at the end of December for another year.
We look forward to having you join us at our holiday table and have a couple of special offers going on to help entice you to do so. During the month of December, book a 2-night stay and receive 25% off your stay – you can either book directly (use code Happy Holidays) or give us a jingle at 717-768-3059 and we’ll be happy to make the reservation for you. We also have our Winter Rates in effect from January through March – some exclusions apply (like holiday weekends). There is no code necessary, the rates have already been adjusted. Finally, did you know that we sell gift certificates? These can be purchased in any amount or for a specific weekend – again – give us a call and we’ll take care of getting the gift certificate right.