Are you sick of Christmas?
Or are you like me, and although I don't mind when Christmas is over, I still love to think about it and plan for it for next year?
Well, in the spirit of enjoying Christmas all year round, I'm bringing you the table setting we had for our Christmas this year.
For several years I've wanted to use a wreath as a charger for my vintage plates. I even bought the wreaths several years ago but just never quite got it done.
I used my Royal Ironstone "Memory Lane" for the plates. I picked up about 8-10 place settings on eBay several years ago. I'm not too crazy about the cups and saucers though, so I used some mugs I picked up at Pottery Barn about 5 years ago.
And of course, I had to pull out my Susan Branch coffee pot, sugar, and creamer. I bought this a few years ago at our local hardware/gift store.
I kept seeing it before Christmas and I wanted it, but I just couldn't buy it at full price. At this store everything is 50% off the day after Christmas so I scurried down there when they opened and scooped them up!
I even had an email from someone who wanted to buy it from seeing it on my blog. I was tempted, but it's one of those pieces that as soon as I see it, it brings out that warm Christmas feeling.
For flatware I used mismatched pearl handle and a set I picked up at our local consignment store from National Silver. (Truth be told, I only have 4 place settings of the pearl so I made do - I kind of like it.)
I also used my wedding crystal for juice - it's Gorham "Lady Anne."
Plus I had to pull out this pretty depression glass pitcher for juice. Got this at an estate sale filled with beautiful things, but they were all a little pricey so I only picked up this for me. (Sorry etsy shop!)
The napkins are ones I pull out every Christmas. I got those at our beloved Gottschalks department store (that went bankrupt in 2009 - still miss that store every single Christmas).
For the centerpiece, I used a variety of small Christmas trees and packages. Also popped a tree topper into a milk glass vase. (I'm pretty sure I stole this idea from Chris at Red Gate Farm.)
I also have to share my FAVORITE tree....
We have this popped up on a little side table behind our reading chair. Love the color combination - white, red, green, and blue!!!
So Merry Christmas for 2014!!!
(It's not too early, right?)