Well, this is nearly the last Thursday of 2010, and I am glad to participate in Tablescape Thursday, ably hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I have been so presed for time that I have not been able to post since before Thanksgiving.
As I do every year, I took out my Lenox “Holiday” china and the coordinating “Holiday” linens to set the dining room table for the Christmas holidays.
The place settings are framed by graceful chargers and gold flatware embossed with a floral motif. At the end place settings the napkin is placed across the bowl. The napkin ring is also Lenox “Holiday.” I also used the clear stemmed green goblets to pick up the green in the holly trimmed plates. The centerpiece is a crystal nativity set elevated slightly, and then surrounded with gold and silver beaded garlands and green ribbon and green glass ornaments.
On each side is a silver plated candlestick with gold candles and holly rings.
I usually use the Lenox "China Jewels" nativity set, but decided on the Gorham lead crystal set since it was easily retrieved from the curio cabinet. The China Jewels set is packed away in many boxes, and I did not have the energy for so much unwrapping. See the post in my nativity gallery blog for more about the Gorham nativity set.
The place settings at the side feature cream soup bowls and stands and napkins on the side, while the settings on the two ends have rimmed soup bowls, and napkins on top.
Dessert plates are at hand at the edge of the table:
Please visit Susan Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for links to many more festive holiday tablescapes, and to join in this beautiful weekly blog event.
My teacup today is part of the dining room room table setting which features the Lenox “Holiday” pattern. I enjoy the cream color with holly in subtle green and red. Also, the gold embellishement. Both sides of the cup have the sprig of holly design.
" 'Yes, I am coming soon' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus." Rev. 22:20 NIV
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Welcome to Oak Rise Cottage, the Home of an Incurable Collector!
In this blog I will be sharing my ventures into the worlds of a collector with multiple enthusiasms. At Oak Rise Cottage there are collections such as items with pineapple motif, blue and white dishes and fabrics, tablesetting components, books in both regular and miniature editions, fruit motif items, Christmas holiday accessories, and so on...The pineapple evokes a hostess' love of sharing house and home with family and friends. Guests to Oak Rise Cottage share the collector's bounty -- based on my view that the house should express the personality and interests of the owner.
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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, daughter, big sister to 3 sisters and 1 brother, aunt to 7 nephews and 3 nieces, godmother to one boy, one girl, grand-aunt to two grandnieces, four grandnephews, friend to dear ones scattered across US and abroad. I am also a collector with multiple enthusiasms; and lately web logger. My loved ones are often referenced in my posts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts about my collections, thrifting and thrifted decor, and inspirational thoughts.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting." This quote is from a postcard I keep on the side of my refrigerator. It shows a white bird soaring against a blue sky.