It’s not too early to start thinking about your holiday festivities and decorations. This year, a new addition to your table may bring back memories of good times past.
Candles always give a nice warm look to the food and cobalt glass candlesticks with silver overlay can add a nice touch of color and elegance. This style was very popular from about 1895 through the 1920s. These pieces were considered special and used on the holiday table or in decorating the house.
Serving a cake or cookies for dessert? An unusual serving piece enhances home made or bakery goodies. In Victorian homes during the holidays there was always a lovely plate of cookies or cake and a decanter of sherry on the dining room table or sideboard for drop-in guests.
Even though our homes are less formal than the early 20th century, holidays often bring out the silver and formal china. A few silver highlights can make a table lovely (especially if they are reflecting the warm candlelight). Nut dishes typically graced the Victorian table so that the guest was able to snack between the many courses.
Elaborate table settings are no longer a tradition in most homes. But, for special occasions, we should bring out the seldom used pieces that take us back to our memories and our family traditions.