Today’s tablescape is the table in the Kitchen where my mother and I have breakfast and most our meals when it’s just the two of us. An 18" tree is decorated with tiny Hallmark nativity ornaments.
The holiday setting uses Spode "Christmas Tree" plates and cereal bowls. The "Christmas Tree" goblets are supplemented with Avon "Cape Cod" Ruby red tumblers for water, and juice glasses.
We keep the table like this and switch out the larger Canonsburg "American Traditional" off-white soup bowls depending on the menu. "Christmas Tree" mugs are added for hot drinks, while the matching sugar and creamer are right at hand. So is the matching cake plate for sandwiches or other menu item.
Deep green oval placemats embriodered in red holly berries are under the glass with a white tablecloth adding a bright note. Matching green cloth napkins are in "Cape Cod" napkin rings.
My mother enjoys eating at pretty place settings so she really enjoys this one. But she says her favorite is the one in the dining room, with its Lenox "Holiday" china and linens. Go to my Carola Nativity Gallery blog to see this more formal setting.
For more delightful table settings please see the list of participants at Susan’s blog.