Christmas was lively affair this year, more so than usual. We’ve been adding granddaughters thick and fast over the last twelve months. Emlyn arrived in July, Juliana joined her two-year old sister, Maddie, in September and yet-to-be-named (but Hannah is hinted at) is expected in January. Needless to say, we tried to keep things on the simpler side this year as everyone’s hands were full.


I went with a green, gold and white theme – perennially popular, with good reason. It’s festive and elegant.


The glasses are both by Moser from Country Dining Room Antiques.The dinner plate is antique Royal Doulton from Elise Abrams Antiques. The chargers and candlesticks are from Pottery Barn. The napkin rings are from Chintz & Company in Victoria, B.C.