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Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Show and Tell - Christmas Collections III - Trees Collection

Show and Tell

My Christmas tree collection started with Spode "Christmas Tree" dishes. I bought two cereal bowls in summer 1970 in England – one for me and one for my sister whose birthday is December 25. Soon, I started to buy the dinner plates, mugs and other pieces. Each year I added to the collection. I also got some as gifts for my sister and her Christmas-loving family.

Here are some of the dishes on the countertops and stove during Christmas holidays 2007:




Besides the "Christmas Tree" dishes, I’ve gathered tree-shaped figurines, salt and pepper sets, trinket boxes and mini trees.

Here is the tree collection gathered on top of the microwave at the end of holidays 2006.
The following photos show the kitchen décor for Christmas 2007. the pine hutch served as display space for the Spode "Christmas Tree" dishes supplemented by Bordallo Pinheiro and tree figurines.



The microwave displayed a number of tree-shaped items.


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32 comments:

Lora said...

I love your hutch full of Christmas dishes & the majolica ones are so pretty, too!

ceekay said...

Your dishes are beautiful. I have always loved that pattern.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Carrie, I love all your Christmas dishes!
So very pretty!
Love, Ann

Deanie's space said...

Oh, I love the Christmas dishes. I will have to start looking for some. Blessings, Deanie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow, what a nice collection of Spode! I especially like the tea pot!

Is the Victorian house on top of the hutch a Spode piece? Very pretty!

I enjoyed seeing your Spode collection!

Katherine

Darla said...

Just beautiful, love all of the shades of green!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

I enjoyed seeing your Christmas tree collection. I also like the pine hutch that you have. Thank you for sharing them.

Elizabeth

A Hint of Home said...

I love that pattern on the dishes. I like all your trees in your collection, too.

Schotzy said...

WOW! Wonderful! Where on earth do you store it all! Love the green and your flair for display is gorgeous!

Ivory Spring said...

Lovely display! It would seem like you and I are on the same page about displaying our dishes! :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Beautiful kitchen! It looks perfect for Christmas! Enjoy your day!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love the hutch! It looks so festive!

salmagundi said...

I do love that Spode pattern. A friend collects it, so I keep an eye out for it. Your collection is wonderful - even a tea kettle!! Sally

Linda C said...

I love your Christmas plates and all your beautiful decorations!

char72 said...

Collecting Christmas dishes through the years sounds like so much fun. I love that pattern. It is never outdated. You have a great collection.
Charlotte

Carla said...

What a beautiful collection!

Angie said...

My Christmas china has that same Christmas tree pattern. I love it.

Catherine said...

I love your Christmas collections. Very pretty!
Blessings,
Catherine

Tea Time and Roses said...

Carrie my goodness your tress are beautiful! Christmas at your home must be a wonderful place! Beautiful indeed!

Smiles...

Beverly

Jan and Tom's Place said...

The Christmas dishes and trees are lovely.

Mrs. Miles said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Christmas china set - I've not seen this before. It goes lovely with all your festive decorations.

My mother in law gave me as set this year too - I'll have to remember to blog them... in fact, I'm having 5 ppl to dinner tonight and serving on them (I should be getting ready right now but here instead, don't tell!)

So glad I came by.

Susie Homemaker said...

I love those Spode dishes...and your tree collection is huge! Thanks so much for sharing them all with us...

Blessings,
Susie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I have always liked the spode christmas dishes, they are so pretty.I will have to come back again to look at the rest of your stash LOL.

Jewelgirl said...

An absolutely stunning collection! I love
the pine hutch with all the decorations.
And the trees! I enjoyed you treasures a lot!

Schotzy said...

I left you something on my blog! Check it out!!

abeachcottage said...

what a wonderful collection, I really loved looking through those pics. Every year I say i will start a collection but I never seem to have the spare cash...

Sarah

Lisa Ann said...

What a beautiful collection. I love the display in the hutch.

laurie said...

How pretty and festive. I love all of your trees. laurie

Kelli said...

Oh, I'm drooling over your beautiful hutch! What lovely dishes and you have everything displayed wonderfully!
~Kelli

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh what a fabulous tree collection you have! I have Spode Christmas dishes and I never use them, thanks for the inspiration - I'm digging those out today!

Hugs,
Dena

Lady Katherine said...

You have a great collection! Its wonderful! I love the tea kettle on the stove!!!!

Nancy said...

Love that hutch with all the green!!! Nancy