Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Christmas is almost upon us! The inspiration for the table was the tartan rimmed salad plates. Today is a dark rainy day, so some the photos were taken with the flash.
I knew I was going to use the hand crocheted bedspread as a tablecloth. My brother-in-law bought a house fully furnished and this happened to be part of the furnishings. He graciously let me have this piece of handcraft. Thank you, Mark. I wish I had thought to put a plain red cloth underneath so the pattern would really stand out.
I started layering, starting with a black woven placemat. Next is an over-sized red Waechtersback dinner plate that I am using as a charger. A beautiful Hutschenreuther china, circa 1925-1939, dinner plate in cream and white with gold edging is on top of the red charger. The next layer is the tartan salad plate and finally the cream soup bowls/underplates by Noritake, circa 1912 that my sister Judy found for $2 each set.
The stemware is an etched water glass and a Towle Leyland, circa 1982, wine stem.
The flatware is International Silver's Frontenac, circa 1903, sterling. Some pieces have a monogram, some is plain. It is my favorite pattern, a daylily on each piece. I added the salt dips and spoons but didn't fill them as salt corrodes silver. I will add the salt and pepper just before dinner is served.
I used white, red and black linen napkins tied with a Christmas ornament.
The centerpiece is a couple of gold beaded candles, two red beaded trees, a green ceramic tree, red votives, surrounded with live greens from the yard.
Thank you for taking the time from your holiday schedule to visit...it is really apprecialted.
Merry Christmas to my family and friends!
I will join these weekly memes.
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove