Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Through the Years

My tablescape today is again with my old faithful
Phaltzgraff dishes ~ only this time ~ they are my Christmas
dishes that I have had for over 25 years.  Once again, they
were purchased as seconds at the Phaltzgraff outlet in Lancaster, PA.

I'm sure you've all seen them before.  They are the old
"Heritage" pattern that were sold from 1981 ~ 2006.

I have service for 10, but to change them up, this year
I added red salad plates to give them a little punch of color.

The glasses I've had as long as the dishes.

But the napkins and napkin holders are new this year ~
recently purchased from Goodwill.

The centerpiece I made last Christmas and is a simple
wreath with red berry picks and pine cones added in for color 
and texture.  It surrounds a glass globe with a red candle
set amidst artificial decorative snow.

Having had these dishes for 25 years, I had grown a little tired of them
and hadn't even bothered to get them out the last few years.  
But I'm amazed at the difference the red napkins,
salad plates, and red candle centerpiece made to brighten
the table and make it look festive and suddenly new again.

Now I just need to invite someone over for dinner.
Dinner plates & soup bowls ~ Phaltzgraff "Heritage" pattern
Red salad plates ~ Sears "Whole Home" dishes
Glasses ~ purchased many years ago
Napkins & napkin rings ~ Goodwill  
I'm linking with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for
Table Top Tuesday and with
Tablescape Thursday. 




Aledia said...

So pretty! I LOVE the napkin rings. Thank You for sharing this pretty tablescape with us! Have a blessed night!

Brenda Kula said...

I LOVE the Christmas tree plates! I don't have any Christmas dishes! Gonna have to do something about that.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi! Sorry my link didn't work on the double piping. See the post on Sept. 18 - a chair and an attoman for the how to. Then I changed the way it went around the chair in an October post. Hope this helps. Oh, pretty table setting! Linda

Jane said...

I love this table-setting! Dishes in good taste never go out of style. And the centerpiece is just beautiful!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Invite me...invite me!! I'd love to come over for dinner with you!!

How cool that you've had the same gorgeous crockery for so long. That shows how well you pick things - that you still love them all this time later.


Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful Christmas table! I've actually never seen those dishes, and we used to go to the outlet in Williamsburg every year. I wonder how I missed them, they are lovely!


Gail said...

Your Christmas tablescape is beautiful! I love your tree napkin holder. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment.

Enjoy your day,

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Your pretty Christmas dishes look great on your festive table! Don't you enjoy bringing them out for the season? I am enjoying mine -- but I haven't managed a table with them yet. Maybe next week!

Deanna said...

How wonderful to have such pretty Christmas dishes to use for this special month.

Enjoyed visiting your blog today!
God bless,
d from homehaven

Wise Designs And Inspirations said...

Well done! I love it that your are using your old china in a new way. It is a classic design, just like the Spode Christmas tree design so it will never date. I do love the red additions. You could even pull in some lime green too which is all the rage now if you wanted to update further. I love the Xmas tree napkin rings from Goodwill. Anyway overall, a lovely job.

Debbie said...

I think those dishes are pretty all on their own, but the red salad plate does add a punch.

My very favorite part of the table is the napkin ring. I LOVE those.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty table, Cindy.

June said...

I'll come to dinner and dine in your beautiful atmosphere that you have created here!!! I love the touches of red everywhere! Can I come Cindy? We would have a blast!
Thank you so much for your well wishes on the book.
big hug

The Inspired Nest said...

What a happy tablescape! I love the pop of red! It really accents the cute plates!
I hope you will come by and see the giveaway I am having! I think you might like it!

Alycia Nichols said...

Adding that red salad plate really DID make that place setting jump. Wow! Very nice!

Sall's Country Life said...

The dishes are classic, the red is stunning, the centerpiece is beautiful! What a warm and festive tablescape you've created.

Barbara said...

I just love pulling out old favorites this time of year. The new red does give it a nice punch.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE IT! I'm a true fan of Phaltzgraff... I use the pattern FOLK ART. Everything you've done is PERFECT... I would LOVE to pull up a chair and join you!
Have a wonderful week,

Marlis said...

I love your dishes and i love how you've set the table. It's very pretty.

Entertaining Women said...

A woman after my own heart...always tweaking to make it better. Great addition with the red salad plates. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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