Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Nutcracker Christmas

To me, nothing shouts Christmas more than pulling out some of our nutcrackers and decorating with them. (Originally, German tradition/folklore hold that they are symbols of good luck and protectors of home and family. They were functional nut cracking figures designed mostly as soldiers. Today, they are cute, whimsical figures without much purpose limited in design only by one's imagination.)

Pat decided to set this week's table using accent plates that she found at World Market a few years ago.

Pat chose Kate Spade's "All In Good Taste"  sleek handled flatware because it resembled the straight legs of the nutcrackers.

Napkins match the colorful place mats.

The dinner plate is "Scarlet" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin

The charger is Hunter Green "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

Pat found these great place mats and matching napkins at Tuesday Morning this year

Large, simple glassware is from the Dollar Tree

The bread and butter plate is from our vintage Fiesta(ware) collection - "Forest Green" was produced from 1951 through 1959.

One last look
Where it came from:
Nutcracker Place Mat and Matching Napkin - from Tuesday Morning this season
Charger - "Hunter Green" Color Spectrum charger by Mikasa from
Dinner Plate - "Scarlet" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Accent Plate - from World Market five years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - Vintage "Forest Green" Fiesta(ware) [1951-1959] by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - Kate Spade's "All In Good Taste" from Wayfair two years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree (currently available)
Nut Bowls - "Scarlet" Fiesta(ware) Gusto Bowls by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's (currently available)
Nutcrackers - from our collection
Beaded Garland - from Michael's two or three years ago

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 


  1. How timely!
    I have a set of nutcracker placemats, and have been looking for large nutcrackers to complete a 'scene'. I found some at Dollar General, 15" and 8" for $8 and $4, respectively! Can't wait to use them later in the month. I do a table a week during December, so fun.

    Your table is cute beyond words. I love the mats, and the plates are sweet. You always inspire!

  2. What a great theme and table! You found all the perfect accents!