Tis the Season

Since all things Christmas have a chance to shine only once each year, I make the most of them during December.  Without question, my favorite thing to do is dress the places we eat.

Always I start with a centerpiece.  Here it is a most traditional one using an antique mold and a variety of artificial accessories.

No dishes are more traditional or recognizable than these by Spode.  Getting them out of the cabinet year after year is like welcoming an old friend.

The placemats and napkins are almost as old as the dishes, and if memory serves me correctly, they, too, were a gift from mother.  Eventually they will be passed on to the more traditional of my two daughters.

Playful and fun are the flatware that I found a few years ago at Ross and the holly berry napkin rings that give off a happy jingle.

Adding a bowl for a soup starter and a holiday popper completes each place.

Thinking about who will join the hubby and me at this table makes me smile as I know there will be lots of shared memories and laughter.  That is what makes the holidays special.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind


Tablescape Thursday

18 thoughts on “Tis the Season

  1. Oh, my! Traditions and beauty go together as that table awaits, Linda. I love everything about the setting. And certainly know what the food will taste like. It all simply so special.

  2. Beautiful photos, beautiful tables. You are so talented!!

  3. I have the Spode Christmas Tree china too, and I have loved it for many years…I will remember what you said about getting it out is like greeting an old friend! Your table looks lovely Linda!

  4. The intense red and the multi-layering of elements…very interesting …Another form of art?

  5. What a beautiful table Lulu! Wow!

    1. Thank you very much. I look forward to continuing our shared adventures.

  6. So much fun to create a tablescape from old faithfuls and then adding some new touches. Lovely.

    1. Thank you, Ellen. Here’s to continuing on our individual journeys.

  7. Linda, Your table is so pretty. I love your centerpiece and your linens! I have the Spode Chrismas tree pattern and did a tablescape on the blog with it recently. It is amazing how it can be styled in so many different ways.
    It is like an old friend. I think I’ve used it for at least for 30 years.
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

    1. Bonnie, you also seem like an old friend. Every time you stop by, it makes me smile.

  8. I love the traditional Spode Christmas tree china. The flatware is so festive and fun. The antique mold serving as your centerpiece is perfect. I would love to sit at your table!

    1. And I would very much like to have you there.

  9. entertainingwomen December 12, 2018 — 9:56 pm

    We could be sharing and serve a bevy of friends! I always move one every day set out and replace it with the Christmas tree. So many special memories. CherryKay

    1. With your flair, it would be such fun to do a table with you. In fact, I suspect it would be fun to share many things with you.

  10. So festive!

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  11. Hello! !
    Today I decorated the Christmas tree. I really enjoyed it! Every year I get very excited, I decorate the Christmas tree and it begins to feel like Christmas. I think this year’s Christmas tree is also very beautiful.

    1. Yes, having the tree in place does bring on the holiday spirit!

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