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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Dreaming of a Family Christmas Tablescape

 There is nothing that I would like more than to have a family Christmas dinner this year - but time will tell if that is possible with a huge spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in our county this week. It might be another "hunker down" holiday if things do not get better.....

Nevertheless, Pat decided to set a Christmas table - one that is fun and practical. She used her everyday Christmas set of dinnerware - 222 Fifth's "Night Before Christmas" (that I have been storing) - as her inspiration for the color theme.
Yes, I have two Christmas trees (actually three if you count the one in the family room) already decorated for the season - I like them up early and then I take them down the day after Christmas.
The table is set in traditional red and green colors

"Night Before Christmas" is such a fun pattern to use
Flatware is "Cameo Burgundy" by Cambridge. We found it on sale at Pier 1 years ago

The stand-alone dinner plate can be used as a neat background plate for many different Christmas accent/salad plates that we own
This charger is Hunter Green "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa
This extra larger charger is "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach - it's almost 14" across

Pat used her favorite extra larger glassware - from the Dollar Tree
The napkin rings were our Mother's - it's always special to have something on the table that was hers
The simple centerpiece consists of Santa, of course, and a tree with gifts

Yes, Pat made cotton masks for everyone - triple layered and lined (and washable)

One last look from the other end of the table

Where it came from:
White Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Red Charger Plate - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from
Green Charger - Hunter Green "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and
Dinnerware - "Night Before Christmas" by 222 Fifth from
Bread and Butter Plate - "Scarlett" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - "Cameo Burgundy" by Cambridge from Pier 1 several years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree years ago (currently available)
Santa Napkin Rings - from our Mother's collection
Glass Candle Holders - from TJMaxx two or three years ago
Small Christmas Tree and Garland - from Michael's several years ago
Santa - from our collection

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


  1. Love this! I have never seen this Christmas china pattern before! I thought I had seen them all and own about half. This is a very fun and yet traditional table. Hope your Thanksgiving was great and that Christmas will be Merry!

  2. I love those plates! And the table is wonderful. Your beautiful Santa sets the stage for a fun Christmas table. I hope your family will be able to gather, but staying safe now is the priority for all of us, so we will be able to gather in the future.