Using holiday dishes is a nice way to have some Christmas spirit, especially this year. It is fun to get out the boxes, and rediscover the fun little things that bring smiles, like this little reindeer kicking up his heels.
Earlier this year, I finished all my Vintage Christmas blocks into placemats, and ended up with 12. So, I asked My Sweet Babboo to choose the ones he liked best for his own places. I put out two on our kitchen counter with the two mugs I have that match the stoneware Christmas set. The adorable MINI car cookie jar sits on the counter on a little pinwheel mat, along with a Cinnamon Sparkle candle topped with a Santa Claus ceramic topper.
Six of the mats went onto the dining table. Although we cannot have anyone over, it makes the table look a bit festive. I put the Pine Cone Basket centerpiece in the middle of the table.
Over on the pub table, I put the last four placemats on top of a white tablecloth base and began to set an everyday table for December.
I know most people don’t have two sets of dishes just for Christmas, but I do love these. The set is designed by Susan Winget and is called Vintage Christmas, just like the blocks on the placemats! There are four designs on the salad plates – a gift, a sleigh, a tree and a stocking. Even though there are only two of us, I set this table for four so we can see them all. We do use these plates for everyday meals, and this keeps them all in the rotation, too.
This year, I used my little Santa face napkin rings with red napkins. Everyday flatware is added to the settings.
Next, drink glasses are placed at each setting, along with my Christmas tree butter spreaders and individual salt and pepper shakers. We sometimes have soup or cereal, so the cardinal bowls are put out too. They don’t match the set, but go with it nicely.
Each plate also has a word on it, this stocking has Peace. The gift plate above says Joy.
In the center, I placed a bough of artificial pine greenery, then put these little sparkly houses alongside. Between the houses, little reindeer frolic.
Two houses and one reindeer per side.
I kept it simple for an everyday table.
Last year, I found two butter dishes on ebay, so of course I ordered those. I put them on opposite diagonal corners just to add to the table.
This year, I found a small platter with this sleigh on it, so of course I had to order it as well. It is currently in transit, and has been stuck in Florida for a week now. I put a tracer on it, hoping I get it in time for this year. I was going to wait to show you the tablescape until I had it, but I don’t know how long it will take for them to find it and get it here. Fingers crossed that they find it.
There we are, a lovely festive table to enjoy all month long.
I won’t set the formal table this year, so here are a few views of tables past with the gorgeous Lenox Holiday Tartan dishes I inherited from my mother. I will use these dishes for our Christmas Day dinner this year, as I do every year. First, my Christmas Table from 2018 with lights, and a green and gold color scheme.
Then a red theme Christmas Tablescape with the same china from 2017 for a luncheon.
Here’s the Holiday Plaid tablescape from 2015.
What are you doing to make a festive table this year?
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