Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FABBY: Christmas Eve Tablescape 2012

Merry Christmas to you all!

Although the tragic events in the Conn. elementary school has casted a shadow on many of us and our holiday season, still.. we need to focus and honor the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ and our children, these be grand kids or our own..and why not, wish all the little ones in the world a very blessed Christmas.

I was hopping I would do my table for Christmas Eve 2012 table scape with the rest of my English red transferware, but as some of you who follow me know...I bought a beautiful tea set with cake plates for 12 settings. I was hopping the dinner wear would come from Europe by this time so I can use it for the holidays; but it didn't, so I mixed it with my beautiful Lynn's Fine China with the holy and I have 16 place settings, as I bought two complete boxes for 8 place settings, plus all the serving pieces. I love the holy pattern. 18 years ago when I acquired it I had a father, a brother with family, who now doesn't live here, a grandmother and a Fil and Mil; so I had lots of guests for C'mas day, so that prompted me to buy the two sets.. still, some day each my daughters can have 8 settings. 

The tablecloth is gorgeous, as it was love at first sight a few years ago and I had to have it! 
I love to use as centerpiece, like the tea set in a tray, flanked by two small fresh flower arrangements and gold candles, with gold chargers to accentuate the gold embroidery in the tablecloth.
The embroidery in this tablecloth is lovely.
My mother gave me one wooden nutcracker for my birthday, which is in October..and the other nutcracker for the Christmas following...this was around 7 or 8 years ago.
The place setting with Turkish gold glass chargers.
The small flower arrangement and one  of the two English teapots.
The pretty holy pattern in the Lynns Fine China dinner plate. The napkins are a perfect match with the dinner plates and I have them for longer time than the dishes.
The dinner plate and on top the red English transfer ware.
The red transferware teacup and saucer. I love to mix and match dishes.
 The brass candle sticks are Italian from twenty years ago and they're also holding a gold candle, each next to a small fresh flower arrangement.
 I used three stems in each place setting. The clear ones for champagne and water are Bormiolli Rocco and the amber wine glasses are Mario Santini. I didn't use my green and red glassware here, so to accentuate the gold embroidery in the tablecloth, instead.
Check some small wreaths on the antique Italian Arte Nouveau chandelier, from the early 1920's...my idea is to dress her up a little with the holiday motif, even though she doesn't need any more dressing up, with all the hand cut crystal prisms and glitter it has.

Lovely two tone roses.

A view from the foyer, to the formal dining room. The porcelain Santa is German and the two tier in blue and white is German Meissen...from several years ago, I bought it in a great antique shop in the capital.

I wish you and your dear families a Christmas filled with love, respect and happiness and may each and everyone of you be blessed by Baby Jesus, this Christmas, the new year and always!
Thanks for your sweet and generous visits and also for sharing such beautiful holiday decorations, recipes and ideas...you're all such inspiration to me!!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for the fun and great parties they  host every week. May you have a happy and blessed Christmas and year 2013.


Between Naps On the PorchI will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at,  Between Naps on the Porch.
Table Top Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Let's Dish at,  http://cuisinekathleen.blohspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday at,  http://atthestylesisters.blogspot.com
Wow Us Wednesday at,  http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com
What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Open House Party at,  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Favorite Things Thursday at,  http://katherinescorner.blogspot.com
Share your Creations Thursday at,  http://krsitenscreations.blogspot.com
Wednesdays Adorned from Above Linky Party at,  http://adornedfromabove.blogspot.com
Share your Cup Thursday at,  http://haveadailycupwithmrsolson.blogspot.com
It's a Party at,  http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday at,  http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
Home and Garden at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits at,  http://stonegable.blogspot.com
Favorite Things Thursdays at,  http://katherinescorner.blogspot.com
Tea Cup Thursday at,  http://missspencersblog.blogspot.com
Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace.blogspot.com
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Feather Nest Friday at,  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Shine on Fridays at,  http://oneartsymama.blogspot.com
Happy Hour Linky Party at,  http://craftberrybush.blogspot.com
Tickled Pink 504 Main at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop at,  http://deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com
Pink Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog
Saturday Show Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik.blogspot.com
It's Overflowing at,  http://itsoverflowingwithcreativity.blogspot.con
Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com