Continuing from Thursday's Winter Dinner post, here are a couple more photos. Today's daily thing of beauty is this gold metal crown underneath an etched glass cloche which is sitting on a mirror-topped brass plateau. I love how the gold of the metal looks with all the neutrals.
The plateau is on my dining table and is surrounded by mercury glass votives holding flameless candles. I like how the plastic "ice" garlands from Hobby Lobby bring out the sparkle of the mercury glass.
Below is a snowflake ornament from Hobby Lobby placed on the salad plate prior to dinner. You could add a name tag to the cord and use it for a placecard or if you wanted to give them as take-away gifts.
Fruit is in a rim soup in the Arizona pattern by Charles Field Haviland. When I have a choice, I buy rim soups and skip purchasing salads and dessert plates. Using the rim soup for all three saves significantly.
Above, the fruit is cut strawberries and pears with whole dark red raspberries and blueberries. Sometimes I cut up cantelope if it is for a breakfast.
The sauce is equal parts Philadelphia cream cheese and sour cream. I use 8 ounces of each. Next add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 tablespoons of white sugar. It helps to get the cream cheese to room temperature before combining all ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer. This stuff is so good I eat it by the spoon full without the fruit.