Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tablescape Thursday Tales of Christmas Past

Welcome to my Tale of Christmas Past Tablescape . . .
I thought I would share with you today a little luncheon table I set up for Cowboy and our daughter and the grandbaby last Christmas.

I chose the simple, cute & whimsical really, really cheap grocery store dinnerware . . .

It is a little hard to see but the dinner plates and the salad plates and the mugs were markdowns from Kroger. They were marked down because the handle of one mug was broken. But that worked fine for me because I set an even cheaper plastic cup on that place setting and planned if for the baby!
  • I added some old little fruit dishes and juice glasses that were cheap too in their day they came out of oat meal. (I wish they still did that) If you look closely again the baby's is slightly different. I got these from my mother and she only had three matching bowls. (We didn't eat much oatmeal) The fourth I found at a shop.
  • The green leaf plates are some of my favorites. I only have 4 they are Vintage Pier One! I say Vintage because I bought them over 20 years ago. Vintage sounds snazzier than old! Love them. I used to have a platter but I broke it. Darn it.

I thought the little candy canes added a little more fun so I put some in the mugs then tossed a couple on the table.

BTW I really didn't have a plan I just pulled together pieces that I love that were in the same color them. And, the meal was Taco Beuno!

I didn't really plan this table for a post but since I had this photo I thought I would share it.

I am at a little of a stand still in making tablescapes. I have run out of ideas with the few dishes that I currently have in our little apartment. (The rest are in boxes in storage)

I actually realized when I found this photo that this dishes are here. Maybe I'll drag them out this week and do a different tablescape for next week. Hmm.

We'll see come on by anyway I'll have something to share even if it is only a 'Dream'.

And don't forget to visit Mary for lots of inspiration! Have fun setting your table.


Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

YOur table looks so pretty, love the dishes. The candy canes reminds me that Christmas is just around the corner. I don't have a whole lot of sets either, my husband brings me back to reality everytime I want to buy a set. If it wasn't for him, I'd have a house full of dishes!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Your dishes are very pretty. Wish I could buy some like that here in Sweden.

Very special setting with the touch of the yuletide goodies. But I love it, dearly.

Happy TS,

Entertaining Women said...

You've set a charming Christmas table, and I can visualize any number of tablescapes by using these very items with different linens, etc. You have good bones for tablescaping here. Thank you for sharing your charming design. I'll bet the baby felt all grown up! Cherry Kay

Debbie said...

OK... you got those cute dishes at KROGER?? I've never seen anything cute like that at my grocery store. I'm glad you took the picture because it's cute and worth sharing!

I agree with Cherry Kay. The possibilities are endless with these dishes, and GREEN goes with everything. Lucky you!!

xinex said...

Beautiful emerald green color! Love the dishes!...Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

What a brilliant hue of green!!!!

Dreamgoddess said...

What a lovely setting and so peaceful looking.