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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Advent 2012 Oh Christmas Tree Tablescape

It was time for tradition.
It was time for the familiar.
It was time for Oh Christmas Tree, Spode that is.

 A centerpiece of fir greenery, red lilies and white spider mums graces the center of the table.
Low enough to talk over.
Long enough to fill the space.

Oh Christmas tree.
These dishes have been part of our Christmas for 30 years.
They survived our house fire.
It's tradition.

Antique pressed glass candle holders on each end of the table.

Fitz and Floyd salt and peppers add a bit of whimsy to the table.

Spode wine glasses along with Mikasa water glasses.
I didn't want to take away from the gorgeous woven lace tablecloth.
It belonged to my husband's grandmother.

Love these butter spreaders. 
They are of a quiet pattern and go well with most anything.

Spode's little mistletoe on each fork adds a lovely extra to the dinner ware.

My favorite Bordallo pitcher.
See the basketweave along the top?
And the lovely holly leaves and berries?

Bells hanging from the decked out chandelier add a lovely touch above eye level.

I used the Spode dinner plate, salad plate and the bread and butter plate. 
No mixing here. 

Vintage damask napkins monogrammed with a B.
Wrapped in the perfect red of the braided napkin holder.

Dishes - Spode Christmas Tree
Flatware - Spode Christmas Tree
Wine glasses - Spode Christmas Tree
Water goblets - Mikasa French Countryside
Napkins - vintage; estate sale; embroidered on a Bernina
Candleholders - Estate sale
Salt and Pepper - Fitz and Floyd
Napkin Rings - World Market 2011
Red linen tablecloth - Williams Sonoma
Woven Lace Tablecloth - husband's grandmother

I am praying for the families of the sweet angels now in heaven. I hope you will join me in asking God to comfort them and reassure them that He is taking care of their angels.

I will continue posting daily through December 25th, but I know how busy everyone is, so I want to take this time to wish each of you the merriest of Christmases with dreams and wishes that come true. May we never forget the baby born in the manger for our salvation. Be blessed everyone!

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments. You make my day!
I'm linking up to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish on Wednesday evening and to  Susan's Tablescape Thursday.
See you there!


Jewel Sauls said...

Lovely table! Love the lace over the red tablecloth effect. I have those same Fitz and Floyd salt and peppers! Beautiful monogrammed napkins and love the braided napkin rings. Have a very Merry Christmas!

xinex said...

So beautiful, Marlis. Those forks ar so cute and I love anything Spode. Pretty lace tablecloth over the red. Everything is just gorgeous!...Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

Honest to Pete...if this doesn't say "traditional" and "family" and "warm", I don't know what does!!! I never noticed the little mistletoe in the corner of the Spode forks...so cute! Hmmmmm....mistletoe. That's something I forgot this year. We need more kissin' around here! :-) This is absolutely beautiful, Marlis, and it makes me think of so many Christmases past...almost makes me cry. Wonderful job!

Tanya Payzant said...

There are so many things I love about this table. Love, love, love that cutlery, and the pitcher is wonderful! I think it is such a treasure that your Christmas dishes survived a house fire. Amazing...

Wishing you a blessed Christmas, Marlis! :)

Anonymous said...

It is a gorgeous table, Marlis and that cloth is amazing!

Tea in Texas said...

Beautiful Tablescape! Love the traditional and classic Spode Christmas Tree china on the family heirloom tablecloth. Your centerpiece is perfect for conversation on Christmas Day. The salt and pepper are the perfect addition for a holiday accessory. My husband, my mother(Mimi) and I will be heading to Lubbock for Christmas with our son! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your family, too!

Thanks, Pam

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Marlis...love that classic tree pattern.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Beautiful as always dear Marlis. The Spode china is gorgeous, I simply love it! The heirloom tablecloth is lovely on top of the red too. Beautiful centerpiece and elemnets around it. The pitcher is got me swooning and the gorgeous flatware! Wish for you and yours a very happy C'mas and many blessings.

Mary said...

Marlis~ I love your heirloom woven tablecloth and I'm trying not to covet your Spode flatware, complete with mistletoe, and your beyond- gorgeous pitcher!:) Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

kitty said...

Beautiful table, as always, Marlis. I'm in love with the heirloom lace tablecloth. The setting is classic and gorgeous.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful, such a treasure to have the lace tablecloth. It looks very showy with the red cloth beneath. Love your centerpiece with the mums too. Great Spoke dishes and flatware too. Merry Christmas Marlis.

Dianne said...

Marlis, That tablecloth is wonderful. How wonderful that you have it. I really like the simplicity of this table with the dishes matching and nothing between them and that gorgeous cloth. The napkins are amazing. Merry Christmas to you!

Kathe said...

Beautiful Marlis! I love hoe everything holds a special memory :-) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas dear friend!

Diane said...

Marlis - I definitely have tablecloth envy. How beautiful and what a treasure! You already know how much I love Spode Christmas tree and I think the Bordallo pitcher looks fabulous on the table. Hope your Christmas is wonderful!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, I love this Spode pattern. I have been using it as our everyday dishes from Thanksgiving until mid January for many years, and I never tire of it. But your tablecloth is beautiful! The entire table looks so pretty and welcoming. I'm sorry to hear that you had a fire. We had a furnace event a few days ago, with smoke and ashes, but luckily the alarm company received the signal and there was no damage--just dirt and smoke. It was terrifying though, as the alarms were going off and we could smell the thick smoke. Back to your beautiful table--I love that pitcher! Basketweave is one of my weaknesses. You asked about my dishes--they were made by CE Corey. I wish you a very merry Christmas, Marlis! Linda

Scribbler said...

Quite beautiful! I loved it first when I found it in the email this morning, and now that I look again, I really appreciate all the attention to detail and tradition.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Classic! I love the Spode pattern and your table is lovely set with just these dishes. Beautiful table! I love the vintage candle holders.

hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful,gorgeous; I cannot think of enough adjectives. I especially love the Spode flatware and the salt and pepper shakers. Merry Christmas!!

Meredith said...

Absolutely stunning.I love how you layered the cloths. I might try that. Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline said...

With Spode and Fitz and Floyd you can't go wrong. Your floral centerpiece is stunning. I love Christmas florals. It made me realize I wanted to make one for Christmas Eve. Have a wonderful Christmas. I don't know what more I will be posting. I am so impressed that you could plan that far ahead!

Infuse With Liz said...

Beautifully done! This traditional kind of look is my favorite. Love the antique lace tablecloth. The Spode dishes (survived your house fire?) are so classic. Love the silverware and the green pitcher with holly berries! Your centerpiece is really beautiful!
Have a very Merry Chridtmas!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love the flatware! It's so pretty and that pitcher, oh, I'm so jealous..I want one! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marlis, those dishes are so classic and lovely. I have always admired them, and any dishes that have survived a house fire NEED to be used every year. I am charmed by the Spode dinnerware, I have never seen it. Love your dressed up chandalier too, and your lovely centerpiece. Joni

the cape on the corner said...

wow, i don't think i've ever seen forks with a little something special on them. how neat/cute is that?!?

Susan Herin said...

Marlis, Your table is so beautiful! Love your gorgeous centerpiece and the wonderful Spode china. Love the mistletoe flatware...how cute is that! Merry Christmas to you and your family...hope it is your best ever!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Marlis, this is beautiful. I love the history behind it all. It's the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! I love traditions, and that they survived the fire, so special!
Very inviting table, Marlis!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

We have in common our Spode dishes, and like yours mine have been around for years and I use them from Thanksgiving thru New Years. As always, your table is a work of art which I very much appreciate.

xinex said...

I know I have seen these but I enjoy seeing them again. You create the prettiest tablescapes. I hope you are feeling better, Marlis. Happy New year!...Christine


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