Seeing these tables will inspire you to decorate your own holiday tables. For 17 years, in November, Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, WA has been treating its visitors to a display of beautiful tables designed by amateurs and professionals.
This particular table, 'Santa's Breakfast', was decorated by Virginia Walkey. She used her mother's Royal Copenhagen "Full Lace'" china, her grandmother's Christmas collectibles and International "Royal Danish"sterling. The centerpiece was designed by Claudia Smith. (This information was provided by Lakewold Gardens).
Another festive table, "Family & Tradition: A Holiday Celebration", was designed by Elaine Edmondson and Karen Pate. They used Lenox Holiday china, Nachtmann's crystal stemware and Bavarian nutcrackers collected over the years.
The garden itself is gorgeous and deserves a visit. Actually, one visit is never enough.
Pictures above were taken in November, and here are several views of the garden in September:
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