This week I braved the maddening crowds to do some last Christmas shopping. It so happens that the places I had to go are close to some of my favorite stores–Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Pier One, Williams Sonoma–and I couldn’t resist going in to see what fun things were there for holiday tables.
At Pier One, wooden chargers in an off green immediately caught my eye as they would work with most any Christmas dishes.
I’m always attracted to things a little different, so when I saw this pottery (Fa La La) at Crate & Barrel my mind started racing thinking about what a fun Christmas table could be created with them. Not only are they perfect for the wooden chargers, they are dishes that could be used any season.
Thinking about creating a table with various pieces from Pier One and Crate & Barrel should have been enough, but there was more to see at Williams Sonoma where a lovely collection of pieces were combined for a sophisticated yet simple look.
Last but not least I spied side plates at Anthropologie. It would be a stretch for them to work with the Crate & Barrel dishes, but they would be great fun with white, maybe some red bowls and the painted Santa napkins. Oh, the spoon plate holder is pretty cute, too!
Well, none of these things came home with me, but it sure was fun thinking about how to mix and match from here and there. You can bet I’ll be watching the after Christmas sales just in case some are looking for a home!
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