I so look forward to the arrival of December as it means once more having a Christmas table every day for a month. The seasonal dishes stay in the cabinet all year so it is their time to shine.
For years this very fun set of pottery by Bella Ceramica has been my favorite. Every piece has either a smiling Santa or a Christmas tree, each of which appeals to me because of its slightly irregular design.
They lend themselves to adding fun accents like this flatware and to using traditional reds and greens as well as their variations.
For napkins, Santa’s smiling face is the perfect way to hold them in place.What I especially like about these dishes is they work well with a variety of looks. Here they are paired with burlap and an antique wooden mold for something of an old timey feel. Thanks to inspiration from the flatware, candy canes with candles to match are part of the centerpiece. When the kids are here what do you bet the candy canes will disappear?
Not all meals will be at the big table. Lucky for us in Houston, there are still nights when the hubby and I can eat on the porch, and the Christmas pottery works as well outside as in. Nothing could be simpler than this table with the main attraction being a quilt made oh so many years ago by my grandmother and great aunt. I can close my eyes and see them sitting in front of the fireplace that heated the room stitching and watching The Guiding Light! They probably never gave thought to the notion that one of their quilts someday would be on my table rather than a bed or that it would be so special to me. It is such memory that makes the Christmas season so special.
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Your spoons and forks are fantastic. the festive cups are looking good too!
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Thank you for showing us the beautiful table setting can bring so much joy! I’m going to borrow your idea. 🙂
Your grandmama and aunt are smiling. You’ve really hit a home run on this one! I adore it. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay
Thank you, Cherry Kay. I hope you are right about the smiles.
You know, I never thought about the fact that the makers of these old fabulous quilts would be quite surprised to see them on our tables…
So cute and festive Linda, you always have the most wonderful and unique accessories!
I can’t match you for creativity!!
This is an amazing table. Makes one happy just to look at it. I love the mix of burlap with all of your other choices. The plates are adorable. And…oh that flatware, I love it! Is it still available? Great post!
The flatware was a lucky find at Ross. I went back for more and it was gone.
The flatware is wonderful!!
The quilt on the table is inspiring…a lovely table indeed.