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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday – Breakfast Table

Tablescape Tuesday is sponsored by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

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.
http://carolanativitygallery.blogspot.com/
For more delightful table settings please see the list of participants at Susan’s blog.

22 comments:

ceekay said...

Very pretty. The little tree is perfect with the dishes!

Happy To Be said...

Very pretty Carrie..just love the Spode tree china..and those place mats looks just wonderful with it all...have a great day and thanks for sharing..hugs and smiles Gloria

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Another lovely table Carrie!

tardevil said...

Love the table...the thing I like the most is that the remote is on the table - that is sooooooo like something you'd see in my house! The placemats are pretty too!

Shelia said...

Very pretty table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Deb said...

I love it! I want Christmas dishes so bad but I know I won't use them and I so want to spend my money on something I know I'm going to use. Deb

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

oh so pretty ! I love the Spode pattern .

Ivory Spring said...

Lovely, Carrie!!!

PAT said...

This is beautiful, Carrie.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a cheerful way to begin the day. I have mismatched christmas pieces that I pair with my white china. It's so fun to spice up the setting with Christmas. : D

laurie said...

So pretty. Love the tree with the tiny Hallmark ornaments. laurie

Liz said...

Oh love your little tree. Pretty table!
~Liz

char72 said...

What a lovely setting.
Stop by my blog when you have time. I have something there for you. (smile)
Charlotte

noelle said...

Carrie- These table settings are very beautiful. I will visit again! Noelle

salmagundi said...

I've always liked the Spode Christmas dishes, and they look really nice on your breakfast table. How nice that you set this up - I bet your Mother really enjoys it. Sally

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Table Carrie!!!!

ellen b said...

I like that glass table top to keep your pretties nice!

Lana G! said...

The Spode pattern is one of my favorites! Beautiful tablescape.

White Iris Designs said...

Love your Christmas tree china! A classic!!
First time to your blog...I enjoyed it very much!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love that Spode pattern! I was able to get a couple of Spode ornaments in that pattern last year.

Manuela

mishebe said...

I love the dishes. i may a try and do a table setting for Christmas. I am some Toile Christmas dishes i can put out. Or my Santa ones. we will see.

Glenda said...

I love your small tree. I used to decorate a Norfolk Island pine that was about 2 feet tall. Alas, when I moved, it couldn't get the proper amount of light and left me with a pile of dead needles, as it expired. I kept all my small, tiny ornaments boxed separately and you have made me think that I might should get an artificial tree. Thanks for your lovely post and for the inspiration.