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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve at In the Middle of Nowhere

Another week has flown by, eke, Christmas is upon us...I will be joining our hostess, Susan, at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for being a gracious hostess. Please join her so you can see what the other guests are up to.


A very simple tablescape for Christmas Eve here at In the Middle of Nowhere.
























Table cloth-TJMaxx
Napkins-Estate sale
Chargers-HomeGoods
China-Noritake 'Luray' 1935
Crystal-I was told it was Fostoria, but have never found any listed like it
Sterling-Oneida 'Afterglow' 1956
Sterling Serving Spoons-Maker/Pattern unknown, there is a shield with an S and something that I can't make out and a C stamped by itself, other than that there is just Sterling and pat'd stamped. The pattern is what looks like a day lily. If anyone knows anything, let me know...I would love more pieces of this sterling.
Candlesticks-Goodwill, they were brass and I painted them cream color
Domed cake plate with ornaments-have had for quite some time

Thank you for taking the time to drop by. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

30 comments:

Dream Mom said...

The china is just beautiful. Love the colors. You don't see as many patterns like that any more and they really are striking. I like how you paired the cranberry goblets with the china. And that flatware, how pretty is that? Beautiful job.

the passionate hairdresser said...

What a beautiful table! I love the aqua colors!!!

Merry Christmas, Auntie M!

Sharlotte said...

Your china is so very pretty! I love the colors. Your estate napkins are perfect for your lovely table. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas to you!

Gloria said...

Love your china and silverware. And I love your "snow" that is falling on your blog! So lovely!
Happy holidays and thanks for a look at your beautiful home.
Best regards,
Gloria V.

Kathleen said...

Oh that china is so pretty! I would love to cream soup bowls..I love how they look! Were they inherited?
Very pretty table, Marigene..Merry Christmas!!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

In the middle of nowhere or not, this is all beautiful!!! I LOVE the china!!! Merry Christmas, Lana

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Very delicate and lovely china and the colors are so pretty!

Martha said...

I love Noritake patterns. Your table is beautiful!

xinex said...

Those are one of the prettiest china that I have ever seen, Mimi. Love the colors and the pattern. Same with the flatware. I hope you all have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!...Christine

Sarah said...

What beautiful china. I love the colors and the delicate feel to this china. Thank you for sharing. Merry, Merry! ~ Sarah

Linda said...

Very pretty china, sets a lovely table. I do love the crystal! I have been looking for something like that this year but haven't found it. I will just have to keep looking. Have wonderful Christmas.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Mimi
Beautiful china..love that pattern. I recognize your sterling spoons...it's a pattern I've seem on eBay but I'm drawing a complete blank on the name. If it hits me, I'll come back and leave another comment. I do remember it was one of the most expensive and hard to find patterns of all. I think it's gorgeous! Merry Christmas!
Susan

Stephanie Lynn said...

I love the silverware pieces - The patterns are gorgeous ~ especially the 'unknown' piece. I adore your china pattern as well. Very pretty! Happy Holidays!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You have some incredible china pieces. I love the color scheme you've chosen. The flatware is truly wonderful. Love the cranberry goblets mixed in for an added punch of color. From our home to yours a Very Merry Christmas. hugs ~lynne~

Dishesdone said...

You must be in the middle of somewhere, Mimi, you find such great things. Looks beautiful!

Very pretty glasses and the China, beautiful!

Merry Christmas, Marigene! A Merry and a Happy :)

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! Wonderful colours!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Wow! Your china is just beautiful. Loved all the colors! Your close up of the linen napkin and your flatware is perfect... Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Julie said...

WoW it is all so pretty...Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.
xoxo
Julie

Carol at Serendipity said...

Absolutely beautiful china! Gorgeous table setting.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Carol

vignette design said...

Beautiful china, beautiful crystal, beautiful silver! --Delores

Audra said...

The china is breath taking! What a lovely table scape for tonight.

May you have a joyous Christmas! Thank you for your sweet comments, you always bring a smile to my face.

bec4 said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas--love the mix of everything on the table!

Tardevil said...

Beautiful dishes! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Carrie said...

Beautiful dishes, flatware and crystal made a lovely setting!
Happy New Year!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous china collection, merry christmas to you & yours

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! I am laughing at your comment about my Gw...yes, I think they are clueless as to what they are giving away! My friend Linda and I have visitied most of the GWs in the area and scoped out the best ones that are in snazzy neighborhoods, too. But honestly, I just think it's young people who don't want to polish Grandma's old silver! Good! More for me! You have some really great thrift shops in your area, too! Have a wonderful week and a happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

Suzy said...

What a pretty Christmas table :-) Love your red feather tree! Did you make it?

Michelle said...

OH MY....LOVE the china! What gorgeous colors and the scalloped edge is just pretty!

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful dishes and silver.

blessings
barbara jean

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, wow, you have some gorgeous pieces. I just love all of your colored glassware. It remind me of my mother, as she has many, many pieces of glassware. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy New Year and Happy Tablescaping to you!