Here's the table Pat designed for the event:
Over view of the table - yes, that's right, a crab shell on the plate......
The place setting - Pat boiled and scrubbed the shells. Like all tablescapers, she will do what it takes to make the table "just right."
Flatware is "Everyday" by Reed & Barton - very sleek and simple
The dinner plate is vintage cobalt blue Fiesta - it's a little lighter than the "new" Cobalt and matches Santa's outfit perfectly
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer was chosen for the color of the label - not the flavor
Naturally, Pat had to use Crab napkin rings
Love the detail on Santa
Pat wanted just a minimum amount of ornaments on the trees
Close up of Santa's crab
One last look from the other end of the table
Blue Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
White Charger - mail order from Maryland China
Dinnerware - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Replacements, and eBay
Flatware - "Everyday" by Reed & Barton from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkin - Pier 1
Crab Napkin Ring - from the Ferndale Emporium (a neat local boutique)
Beer Pilsner - Dollar Store
Tree, Ornaments, Starfish, and Fish Net - Michael's
Glass Balls - Pier 1
Crab Santa - Pierson's Building Supply (our local hardware store that goes all out for Christmas each year)
Crab Shells - courtesy of Pat and her husband's Gym buddy who is retired and now fishes for fun
We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday: http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/
We hope that you have a wonderful Holiday shared with lots of family and friends. Merry Christmas, everyone.