So, the holiday season has already begun around here, with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. I set a simple table for the occasion, with the family silver, warm-colored roses from my garden, and a pewter pomegranate sculpture by Michael Aram, a gift from Lovely Daughters #1 and #2:
A little gold ribbon and a faux apple tie up the vintage damask linen napkins. BTW, some of my damask napkins and tablecloths are "orphans" from my local French launderer. When a year goes by and no owner comes to claim them, he sells the unclaimed items to anybody who wants them, so I snapped up these beauties for a fraction of the price. Ask your local high-end dry cleaner/launderer if they do this; you might uncover some great bargains, too!
Some plain white candles, my Nana's silver candlesticks, and a few interesting pieces to add visual interest:
Why, yes, I always decorate with pugs; why do you ask?