Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Signs of Christmas

It's time to set the table again for Tablescape Thursday. This week has been a busy one of decking the halls, so my table is a bit more simple than usual.



Come and have a seat at my "Signs of Christmas" table, you know I always set a place just for you.



An over view of the table.



Overview of the centerpiece.


Love the trees on the dishes with the tree in my dining room.


A view from the other side.


I know that I've had this same tablecloth for the past three weeks and I promise I'll change it next week -- but I do love the lace cascade (Thanks Karen!)



My first sign of Christmas on the table is the wreath and red candle -- very traditional for our Christmas table when I was growing up, how about yours? Nothing prettier on a door than an evergreen wreath with a big red bow.


This is my favorite kind of snow...faux! We had a pretty little dusting on Saturday - very lovely and then gone by lunchtime...just the way I like it.



Johnson Brothers Christmas dishes were purchased last year from Marshall's -- I saw them again this year as well. Love the Christmas trees ---the second sign of Christmas on my table today.



Green glass chargers came from a trip to Virginia Beach in 2009.



Target flatwear from a couple of years ago.



I purchased these cream damask napkins last year from eBay -- the red silk poinsettias (the third sign of Christmas) were from Target's Christmas ornament section this year. They have clips on the back. I tied ribbon around the napkins and clipped the flowers on. $1 each.



I found these red glasses last year at a Christmas open house at a local antique store.



I found these wine glasses at GoodWill a few months ago and I was really surprised when....


.....I purchased this magazine last month and opened it up only to see....



....the exact same etched wine glasses! (now if I could only find that decantur too!)




Time to light the candle, and enjoy a rest from all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. How about you? I hope you'll visit Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch" to see signs the Christmas season on tabletops all over blogland.

See ya!

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful....as always! I always enjoy coming over to see what you have done with your table. Funny thing is, I'm setting my table with those same dishes tonight only I got mine from TJM! I bet you were excited to see your glasses in that magazine. The fun part will be searching for the decantur.

    Donna

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  2. I adore your table. Your dishes are so rich looking, your centerpiece stole my heart.. going to try and work on one tomorrow, you've certainly inspired me. hugs ~lynne~

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  3. Another beautiful Tablescape Martha. I just love your Christmas Tree China! Beautiful! xxoo

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  4. Very beautiul. I love how you used the ornaments as napkin rings they are perfect! Your dishes are so beautiful too!

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  5. Martha, this is such a lovely, welcoming Christmas table! Those plates are just perfect with your decor in the dining room. I know you had fun setting this table!

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  6. Those Johnson Brothers plates are to die for! I don't need more Christmas dishes, but . . . How funny to find your glasses in the magazine. I love Goodwill! Probably someone's last years unwanted Christmas gift. And a wonderful gift for you!

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  7. I also love seeing the tree on your dishes with the tree in the background! So pretty. I really love those plates and you also made me wish for red goblets! So pretty!

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  8. Very beautiful, Martha. You always set lovely tables and this is so pretty. I love the shot of your tree in the background.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Your Christmas Tree plates are awesome! Are they Spode?

    Very pretty job! The lace tablecloth is beauteeeful!

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  10. Your table is beautiful ... love the lace tablecloth ... and the chargers are fabulous! thanks for sharing ... Merry Christmas!

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  11. Martha, the table looks lovely! I too love the lace cloth, and the tree in the background is a bonus!

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  12. I too love that lace tablecloth. Your chargers are perfect, they let the tablecloth show and yet they protect it! My mother in law always had a wreath and a candle on her christmas table. YOu brought back so many nice memories. thanks Merry Christmas

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  13. Since I love that lace tablecloth, you coud use it yet again, and I'd still love the table.

    I would love some dishes in that pattern. They just make such a pretty table.

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  14. Beautiful table...love the china. What a lovely lace tablecloth. Your red stemware is perfect for a Christmas table.

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  15. Lucky you to find the pretty stemware. I love the magazine, don't you? There are lots of beautiful ideas in it.

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  16. Very pretty Martha! I love your tablecloth and the fun tree dishes! Also lovin' your flatware with the white handles! What a nice surprise about the wine glasses-enjoy:@)

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  17. Oh how beautiful. I love this table the best of all....(I know...I say that every time)....but this one is so gorgeous. I am loving my apron...and again...Thank you....Frank enjoyed the nuts. I got a handful I think. :-)

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  18. I love your tablecloths, centerpiece and lovely dishes. Perfect setting for family or company.

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  19. This looks so lovely. I wouldn't want to change that cloth either. I just love a simple table and this has all the right touches.

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  20. Martha...your table is so beautiful! I love your lace tablecloth...you can use it every week and I'd be very happy! Love the poinsettia napkin rings...hope I spelled that right. Your Christmas china is wonderful! LOVE that pattern! Merry Christmas to you!
    XO
    Susan

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  21. You know I love those plates, Martha. They are just gorgeous, Love the whole room setting with the Christmas tree....Christine

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  22. Ahhh...even your SIMPLE looks lovely. You do sit a beautiful table...and that tree back there looks beautiful, too.:)

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  23. Hello Martha,
    lovely Christmas table. I like the traditional red and green and the Christmas plates are very nice in that colors, also. The lace runner is a real tresure and the glasses are really magazine worthy. I love also your tree, looks really adorable. And what a stunning collection of Santas and Nutcrackers you have, whow. The nativity scene has wonderful figurines.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  24. How I adore those J.B. plates! I think I'd get rid of some of the Christmas plates I have if someone would buy me a set of those. Your table and your d.r. look beautiful. I love your red stems and your wine stems. (They should have had photos of your table for the magazine-it would have been perfect)! laurie

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  25. You table looks fantastic and I am crazy about the Christmas plates but really everything. Thanks for stopping by -- so nice to see you. Jane

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  26. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Beautiful Tablescapes for the Christmas Holidays, and your lovely thee in the same room.~~ ~Thanks so much for stopping by as much as you do sweet lady, I'm so sorry for being not on time with my comments.lol

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  27. I've always intended to buy the Johnson Brothers Christmas tree plate to work with my Copeland Spode Tower Pink. They are wonderful! I need to skip on over to TJ Maxx and Marshall's. Might have waited too late for this year...always next year. Your tablescape is lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  28. FAB table to paint!!!
    Oui oui oui... I painted... http://www.fififlowers.com/2010/12/holiday-inspiration-found-via.html
    ENJOY!
    Fifi

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  29. How pretty! Love your simple & elegant hurricane centerpiece, red glass goblets and charming Christmas dishes =) Your Santa mugs made me smile ~ I remember having something similar as a child. I used it to dunk my moms delicious home made cookies in... usually on Christmas eve while watching the Yule Log burn on Ch. 11 up in New Jersey...

    Good times...
    Thanks for sharing and for the memories.
    :D Lynda

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