Even though I am not having dinner at my house this year I still had to "set" the table.
I found the apple cone form at the thrift store. This is a traditional colonial display. It sure does take A LOT of apples.....I have three pounds and there are still some bare spots!
The traditional way is to use Magnolia leaves at the base and sprigs of boxwood to fill in. I didn't have either one. I improvised with fake evergreen.
Then I added a few small pine cones.
The table cloth is from the thrift store. It is a little short.
The dinner plates were my mother-in-laws. They are old, produced in 1938 when Spode was manufactured in England. Now so many pieces are made in China I don't buy them anymore. Besides that I have plenty! The back of the plates say "Wishing you a Merry Christmas."