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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Tablescape

I love to set a pretty table for no reason......just a simple meal in the middle of the week.....

These are my third favorite mom's wedding dishes are my favorite ...followed by the Desert Rose dishes that belonged to my Grandma.

I found these gorgeous monogrammed linens at an estate sale Saturday.   There were 8 pink place mats and 8 napkins for $8.50.   

I'm going to serve tea in this Santa FF tea pot.   The other Santa is on the table....for no reason....maybe to keep the other Santa company!

Both are just as cute from the back as they are from the front

The mirrored shelf on the wall reflects the Christmas trees in the family room.   

On one of the shelves is this vintage tree topper.  
 I bought a box of nativity pieces at the auction a few weeks ago and this was one of the things in the box.   You will see more of what was in the box further down this post. 

On the bottom shelf are these three wise men...

On the far right of the photo you can see the pass thru between the kitchen and dining room     I have more of the nativity pieces from the auction box displayed on the pass thru.   

I had never seen a hand mirror nativity...much less two of!

There were several vintage nativity sets in my box

I put a very simple centerpiece on the table because I already had a live poinsettia plant on each side of the window.     

I have a Nutcracker tea set and cookie plate on one of the side tables....
A FF candy bowl and deer are on the other side table.    

  I started to edit my pink tree out of the picture because I haven't finished decorating it yet...still needs a few more white balls!   

Are you enjoying your holiday decorating as much as I am?

  Merry Christmas!


  1. Hello Penny, what a joy to visit you today! Your home just shouts Merry Christmas! You are so very talented, and know just how to put everything together. Your table is stunning. And your trees are amazing. What a delightful home!
    That was a tremendous bargain for your new monogrammed napkins!
    Happy holidays!

  2. Your dining room is beautiful, Penny, and I love your pretty FF Santa and other pieces. Is your home ever on a Christmas Walk? Oh, what a thrill it would be to see it in person. You are truly talented in decorating.
    Be a sweetie,

  3. Hi Penny,
    What a wonderful Christmas decor! I love your Santa teapot; it's simply darling! Your linens are gorgeous and what a bargain you found in those. One feels like they have walked into a wonderland. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Everything is delightful! Merry Christmas!


  4. Hi Penny: So very lovely and festive! Love your FF. I often wonder how long it takes you to do all this decorating? Always a pleasure to stop and drool! :) Hugs, Martha

  5. Love seeing all your Christmas china and goodies! Love the Nutcracker Suite & Father Christmas teapots/teasets. Just lovely! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Dear Penny, This is a beautiful wonderland for Christmas. xo Catherine

  7. Beautiful and astonishing....such attention to detail and fantastic Christmas inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing the loveliness.

  8. Your tablescape is so pretty. I love the dishes and the tea cups, they are very romantic

  9. Very pretty, Penny. I love your dishes. I set a special table for my granddaughters for no reason, too. xo Diana

  10. Penny,
    Your Mother's china is stunning!! Love the tea pots, the mirror nativities and the plastic vintage manager is one that I had as a child and i still have it!!
    LOVE the pink tree and looking forward to seeing all of it!! LOL!!
    I am done decorating no matter what... I did not get to do the Den or the Craft Room Tree but after i catch my breath, i may decorate the Den for Winter and be done with that already......


  11. Penny, once again, you have created another beautiful space. The pink placements and napkins were a fantastic score. Seeing the little plastic nativity brought back memories of the exact same one I had as a child. Oh, it must be so lovely to enjoy a meal or a pot of tea here, especially sitting in those amazing pink chairs!!!

  12. I would love to see the entire pink Christmas tree. very pretty decorations

  13. Hi Penny first time writing you love this post. I have a concern for you, some of these old dishes contain some kind of lead. I usually set my table and pretty old dishes but end up with paper plates on top because of the lead content. That is what I was told, don't know if there is any truth in that. They sure a georgeous. Maria

  14. Beautiful! Your monogrammed linen napkins are to die for!

  15. Your home is so much fun to visit! I have no pastel colors in my home, so this is always a new perspective for me. The pink linens are gorgeous. You have set a very romantic and lovely table! Enjoy the holidays!

  16. Wow, what a pretty room, pretty table. Love it all!

  17. Such cute teapots. I do not have a single teapot. Guess I will need to buy one.

  18. I love to see your Christmas house!

  19. ooh, gorgeous! I love all the pink. The fitz Floyd teapot is terrific! Thanks for sharing all those vintage Christmas decorations from the auction box.

  20. que belleza de cosas tan hermosas! Saludos y Bendiciones

  21. Stop by Fabulous Friday! You are one of my features! Congrats


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