I can't remember where I first saw this, but every year since 1963, Royal Copenhagen has Christmas Tables decorated by Danish nobility and royals at their main store in Denmark. Here are images of some of this year's tables.The reindeer hides draped over the chairs and the antlers on the table give you a HUGE clue that you're in the north!
I especially like the crown on top of the soup bowl, and the enamel napkin ring with the owner's crest and monogram.
You can find the rest of the 2008 Christmas Tables here.
Pigtown Design is the musings of Meg Fairfax Fielding, a Baltimore-based writer, photographer and fund-raiser, who explores design, architecture, culture, and current events in Baltimore and around the world.