Twas' days before Christmas and all through Blogland folks were scurry about hoping to create tablescapes that would astound. That can only mean Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch is coming!
Since our Christmas tradition is to have dinner at my parent's home on Christmas day, I decided to use their dining room as the backdrop and to spotlight their table and dinnerware. The theme is, 'Night Before Christmas'. We began this tablescape by placing the centerpeice.
An old-world Santa of paper, wool, resin, faux pine and berries, and preserved pinecones takes center stage.
A mache' toy train filled with a seasonal arrangenent is beside him.
A silver flying reindeer candlestick and vintage 1940's flocked tree stand behind Santa and a mache' rocking horse decked out for Christmas and another reindeer candlestick complete the center.
These are the holiday dishes. A 16 peice placesetting using the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' poem as it's design and is the inspriation every year for the table. They are a (discontinued) pattern from the 1980's.
These are the plates.
This is the dessert plate and cup
This is the platter and serving bowl.
I used Christmas green placemats that almost look and feel like velveteen. The vintage plate stacks next. We use them as salad plates.They are a wonderful Chrustmas red with a hand-painted gold rim. The silverware are also vintage, from the very early 70's. They are silverplate with oak handles.
The dessert plate is added along with oversized new red glass water goblets.
To top off the placesetting, a green napkin bound by a wooden Christmas tree motif ring is added. Fresh Christmas greens are added for thier great textureand aroma.
This is a collage of the finished tablescape
Hope you use the link above to Susan's blog and visit the many other fantastic tablescapes during the holidays. Thanks for coming by. I'll stop by soon. You all are such an inspiration!
Before I go though I'd like to thank Susan for hosting this wonderful blog and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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