More of a winter pattern than clearly identifiable Christmas tableware, Green Ball by 222 Fifth is attractive and versatile. The simple green and white design has something of a woodblock feel.

The dinner plate has a pretty scalloped edge and a scrolled triangular pattern in the white centre. Macy’s had full dinnerware sets on offer last year at some astonishingly low price; the pattern is still available on eBay, at Amazon and of course, Replacements.

I had a blast styling it with accessories from Home Sense and Pier 1.

These bicycles are actually picture holders, but I thought they’d work well as place card holders. The details are delightful, including a moss-filled basket of greenery on the handlebars and a tree strapped on the back fender.


 The Danieli pewter flatware is from World Market.

The candy cane napkin rings are Pier 1 this year.

The tartan tablecloth and blanket stitched napkins, are both HomeGoods/HomeSense this year. The tablecloth is a lovely, soft fabric, similar in feel to Viyella. It was so cozy I wanted to curl up in it rather than set the table with it.

Gold twisted Venetian goblets from Elise Abrams Antiques added a touch of glam.

I styled the table very simply, with minimal decor in the centre of the table. Pillar candles in Malta Lanterns from Pottery Barn, which I topped with some Frosted Foliage napkin rings from Pier 1 did the trick.

The little blown glass tree salt & peppers are Pier 1, this year.

Warm, simple and welcoming, don’t you think?

It’s turned very chilly here in the Frozen North. We had our first blast of snow yesterday, so it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Wishing my American friends safe travels this week on what is probably the busiest travel week of the year, leading up to Thanksgiving on Thursday. May your journeys all be stress and drama free!

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.