Martha decorated one of her beautiful Christmas dinner tables in rich shades of red and brown. On the table, she placed a centerpiece of roses, lilies, and holly; brown Wedgwood plates with the "Fallow Deer" pattern; chargers from the Catalogue for Living; and an assortment of treasured flatware, glasses, tablecloths, and candlesticks. The table and chairs came from one of her favorite stores, Furniture on Consignment, in Westport, and she placed a small boxwood wreath with a copper place card on the back of each chair. The centerpiece was a spruce tree placed in an old cast-iron urn, embellished with red carnations and spray roses, and capped off with a topper.
Chair wreaths were from Green Valley Growers (10450 Cherry Ridge Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472; phone: 707-823-5583). We found the garland at US Evergreens Inc. (805 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10001; phone: 212-741-5300).