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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Red and White Christmas Table!



Christmas is clearly descending upon us! I haven't figured out where the year has gone. Now I know what my mother meant when she said the years were flying by.

I have built the table around the red and white I pulled from the tablecloth. Can you believe I didn't choose green instead of red!  I tried to keep it really simple in this season that can become very stressful.


The dishes are either solid white or solid red.



The flatware is my Oneida Louisiana, which I have used often lately.



The glassware is an etched pattern clear and a red with a clear stem. The maker and pattern are not known.



The napkins are a red linen that I tied in a knot and added a white poinsettia.



The centerpiece is one of my many white tureens, this one is Himark Courtyard and the underplate is a really nice deep platter by Johnson Brothers that looks like it came with the tureen. The candlesticks are some you have seen many times.



Rim shot...









Poinsettia tablecloth-Savers $3.99
Red linen napkins-Savers
Cream chargers-Made in Portugal on the back, no maker
Red Waechtersbach dinner plate-TJMaxx, several years ago
White Wedgwood Hedge Rose salad plates-Goodwill 49¢ each
Red Waechtersbach dessert plate-Goodwill 99¢ each
Gibson soup bowl-Goodwill 49¢ each
Oneida Louisiana flatware-Savers $1.99 per 5-piece placesetting (I found 8)
Red stemware-Savers 8@ $2.99
Etched clear stemware-Goodwill 49¢ each
Himark tureen-Goodwill $2.99
Johnson Brothers platter-ARC Thrift Store $1.50
Candlesticks-Goodwill or Savers, can't remember
White poinsettias cut from a stem-Dollar General $1

Some of these prices are from a few years ago... but if you are lucky enough to hit a thrift store when they are having senior discount or a managers special you can find things for almost nothing...it is just being in the right place at the right time.

Thanks for the visit today...come back the next time!

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Cuisine Kathleen/Let's Dish on Wednesday
The Tablescaper/Seasonal Sundays on Sunday
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38 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh, how I have enjoyed stopping by to visit with you and view the gorgeous photos of lovely tables. You have a sweet blog here!

Kindly, Lorraine

Anonymous said...

As you know, red is my favorite color so this table setting really called out to me and is one of my personal favorites this year. Love your choices of glassware. Another winner!
Should I wish you Merry Christmas this early?
LY,
Delma

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful as always. Thank you for making every week a delight when you send us your tablescape. love, bbb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene you have made this table just right for the season! I love the tablecloth and with that pattern the plain dishes are the perfect accent. Cute idea with the poinsettia on the napkin! I am hoping to get my decorating groove going soon!
hugs, Linda

Dianne said...

This is a beautiful table. I love that tablecloth, but I really love the bargains you find at the thrift stores! Unbelievable! Dianne

Anonymous said...

Love the red and white...and I'm partial to octagonal plates....
love you,
jude

podso said...

What a festive table! I love all the color and would love to sit here for a meal with you! I often use my soup tureen for a centerpiece also.

Anonymous said...

What a festive table setting. I love how you alternated the red and white dishes. The glassware is so pretty and love the little etched ones. How lucky am I to live close enough, that I get to come over to see your settings in person. Happy Holidays my friend -Sue Z.

Cynthia said...

Just a beautiful table, I love the poinsettias.

Cynthia

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I try to avoid bold, printed tablecloths just because they are so hard to set but you've done a beautiful job and red is my favorite color! Beautiful silverware also. I can see your hand holding the camera in one of your spoons :)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

This really speaks Christmas to me! After the tree lighting this evening, I will do a little decorating with red.

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful red and white Christmas table! I love the textures and combinations you used.

Sonia said...

Your tablecloth is so pretty! Love your table settings and your sweet poinsettias! Just beautiful!
Miss Bloomers

On Crooked Creek said...

Marignen,
WoW!!! This red and white tablescape is calling me to the Festive Christmas table!!!Poinsettas on the tablecloth and as napkin rings...elegantly displayed! Not only is your soup tureen a perfect centerpiece...but I adore the white ironstone in the cupboard as a backdrop! "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" In The Middle of Nowhere!!!
Fondly,
Pat

ellen b said...

Love the poinsettia table cloth and how you layered your settings on it. Very nice!!

kitty said...

Wow, Marigene, 3.99 for that tablescloth!! It makes such a statement on your table. I love the poinsettia napkin rings, too.

Barbara F. said...

Loving the red and white, Marigene. And the vintage poinsettia table cloth makes the table pop! xo

Marlis said...

Great table.. You just showed us how to do this realistically and without a lot of cost.. It's beautiful. I love the dishes and the tablecloth! xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

SLICK napkin treatment!!!!! Really slick! I love the knotted part, and adding the poinsettia just kicked it up a notch. Green & red are such classic colors for Christmas. I need to use more green. And you find some of the best bargains!!! I was in a thrift store the other day with my Mom (I didn't buy anything...restraint!!!), and I couldn't find anything nearly as cool as the stuff you are always able to snag. It's beautiful, Marigene. You really did a great job with this.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love your table! The tablecloth is fabulous and busy, so the plain white and red dishes really let it shine! Gorgeous!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Beautiful! It has a very warm and inviting vibe. Love the tablecloth.

xinex said...

So Christmassy lovely, Marigene! I love the stemware and silverware,...Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh MY! How beautiful your table setting turned out! I love it all!
I am afraid my tablescapes NEVER turn out that well..but I never give up..which is sort of funny.
I say ok..that's it! No more..and then I see a lovely tablescape like yours and ... think..maybe one more time!! :)
Simply gorgeous!!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous, Marigene! And, no, I can't believe you didn't go with green for this tablecloth, given your love of green! But it looks spectacular with the red and white pieces -- love the way you kept the rest of the pieces simple, to let the tablecloth shine. Lovely plate stacking!

Infuse With Liz said...

I like your tablecloth and the dishes play off it very well! Beautiful stemware too! I'm a red person so this totally works for me! The poinsettias look great with it to.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, this table is delightful. I love that the poinsettia cloth has the gingham bows on it. Your stack of reds and whites is so pretty, and that flatware is gorgeous! laurie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, great table! You are so good at finding bargains, I need to be on the outlook more. At the Savers here, I never find much. I do love the stack of plates and the bowl, great beading. Smart idea to tie the napkin in a knot and the red glasses top it off.

lulumusing said...

I love the traditional red, green and white of Christmas and enjoy seeing all the ways it is used. Once again you amaze me with your thrifting skills. I'd love to go with you sometime and see if my eye is as good as yours.

Jacqueline said...

There is nothing more striking that pure red and white! This is gorgeous and I love your beautiful stack of plates. That ruby goblet is stunning! All of these lovely tables really make me excited. I just love decorating for and enjoying the beauty of Christmas.

Jewel Sauls said...

Love the simple red and white on the printed tablecloth! Makes a lovely table. And that tureen is wonderful!

ThrifterSisters said...

I love how the red and white dishes make the beauty of the tablecloth really stand out! It's all so prretty:-)

Happy Holidays!

Erica

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! The tablecloth sets the stage for the solid dishes. The glassware is lovely, and I love the poinsettia tucked in the napkin.
Very festive table!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

chateau chic said...

Very pretty and festive table setting.
Mary Alice

Sue said...

beautiful table...your white ironstone really pops out with all the red...

Sarah said...

This is a cheerful table! I love the stack of red and white dishes on your floral cloth. The little poinsettia tucked into the stack is a nice touch. ;-)

Diann said...

Well this tablescape just made me smile! it is perfect for Christmas. That tablecloth is wonderful and the layering of the solid color plates is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at TTF. I have terrific day! Diann :)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty table, Marigene. Perfect start to the season, very festive!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Beautiful tables as always. Great finds too!!