Monday, December 15, 2008

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY

It is Tablescape Tuesday again hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Please check out her blog for a list of participants in this wonderful event!!




For Christmas I am setting my table using my Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles transferware with the addition of the Johnson Brothers Christmas Tree plates.


The glassware is a couple of patterns of depression era pink that belonged to my Grandmother.



For a centerpiece, I'm using my cheese domes to hold some antique ornaments on a bed of gold tinsel. Also, I've set about some of the pieces from our Fontanini Nativity Set.






The silverware is my Great Grandmother's monogrammed sterling.







This vintage gold tree topper is standing in an antique bud vase coupled with hand-me-down crystal candle holders






Thanks for stopping by,


Sally

32 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, how beautiful your table is! I have those same dishes - the Old Britian Castles! I just love them. It's lovely how you've mixed the two sets! Love the pink depression glass too! How funny, I have a Fontanini nativity set too! Aren't they beautiful?
You've set a beautiful table, my friend,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

Hi Sally....I just love those dishs with the Chrsitmas trees on them...I enjoy seeing everyone's family heirloom pieces...I was never lucky enough to have anything from a great grandmother or grandmother or mother for that matter...

Ma'dame French said...

Oh you have a lovely table here...the dishes are really pretty;) French

Gollum said...

Oh, Sally, this is a tablescape that tugs at my heart. I so love theOld Britain castles and have a few treasured pieces. Everything is just beautiful!

Smilingsal said...

What a perfect Christmas table this is! How I wish I could copy it. I especially like using the nativity for the centerpiece.

Bo said...

Oh Sally...you must know my heart is beating fast over this beautiful table of yours...since I had to settle for FAUX Johnson Bros. on my table today...LOL... You are so fortunate to have your mom's glassware & your grandmother's sterling...I love it all... ;-) Bo

ellen b said...

Hi Sally! Your table is wonderful. I am a huge fan of Johnson Bros!
I love how you used your cheese domes. Love the additions from your grandmother and great grandmother!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful Sally! I am slowly getting through the Tablescape Tuesday list. Wow!!

I love your Holy Family...just simply beautiful!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sally, I just love your transferware and your grandmother's silver is sooooo elegant! Love the ornaments under the "cloche." What a pretty nativity...so sweet on your Christmas table. You have such an eye for mixing all the right elements for a perfect table! Susan

Deb said...

Hi Sally! So so beautiful! I love the dishes, and the silver! Your table is really beautiful! Deb

CIELO said...

Gorgeous table!

cielo

Chari said...

Hello Sally & Merry Christmas...

Oooh...yet another beautiful tablescape!!! It's soooo beautiful and I must tell you...your red transferware Christmas plates are my favorite!!! In fact, I'm going to search for them...I'd love a set! As a collector of red transferware, I need those for Christmas...don't you think? Hehe!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas tablescape...it's lovely!!! Have a great day, my friend!

Warmest wishes...Chari

nikkicrumpet said...

Very clever...the tree topper picks up the glow from the candles and looks beautiful!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Very clever...the tree topper picks up the glow from the candles and looks beautiful!!

White Iris Designs said...

So pretty. I love transferware!
Enjoyed your tablescape very much.
This is my first time to join the fun...visit me at whiteirisdesigns.blogspot.com

Envoy-ette said...

Well done! Love how you mixed & matched!

Myrna said...

Ahh, you used all my favortite colors! I love how you blended the nativity in,too! Wonderful job!

ann said...

THIS IS BREATHTAKING.I LOVE YOUR PLATES AND ALL THE FAMILY TOUCHES.LOTS OF MEMORIES AT THIS TABLE FOR YOU....ANN

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh! I love your dishes and the pink glassware...sooo lovely! How fortunate you are to have your grandmother's silver, too!
Merry Christmas!

Lynne said...

Hi Sally, your tablescape is gorgeous girl. I love Old Britian Castles china. Your vintage glassware and the ornaments add quite the touch of elegance.. Thanks for swinging by the Snowflake tablescape.. I hope to see you again soon..hugs ~lynne~

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

Beautiful tablescape!! Those dishes are wonderful.

I loved your tree post!! How special that you still have the first one :)

hugs,
rue

Susan said...

I love those dishes! I have had my eye on them...and the blue castles (I am a blue/white addict).... very pretty table! I had my first Tablescape Tuesday today!

Glenda said...

Really like the way you set the Holy Family on a different material. Makes them seem as special as they truly are.
Your Great Grandmother displayed uncanny wisdom in picking a silver pattern that will endure for generations yet to come. It's simplicity means, to me at least, that it will never go out of style.

laurie said...

When I saw that plate on your header, I fell in love with it, but now I see that you have a whole set of it! They are so pretty. Your tablescape is beautiful! laurie

Susie Q said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sally!
I love your dishes and how you arranged it all. The use of the domes is wonderful! Your nativity is so lovely.
I know you enjoy all of these treasures....oh! I tagged YOU!! But you know, if the otherSally wants to do it, she is so welcome to do it!! If you don't want to do it, that is okay too! *grin*

Love,
Sue

Happy To Be said...

OH Sally this is all your beautiful girl!! I am so loving all the beautiful tables I have seen today..but you girl out did your self as alway..love that China and the Pink depression glass you know I am drooling over that...where do you store all this beautiful stuff?? love the flatware oh what am I saying I love it all...BRAVO!!! job well done..I really hate for all this Christmas stuff to end as it been so much eye candy for me...hugs and smiles Gloria

ceekay said...

Very pretty. I love that you put the ornaments in the cheese domes. I may have to try that!

Lynne said...

I cannot get enough of your beautiful table. Looked today for some monogrammed napkins.. found quite a deal..hit send and they are out of stock..:-( More bling is coming up soon..lol hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Thanks for the visit and your enthusiasm!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh Sally...I love this table! I didn't think I had to have any more Christmas dishes but I was wrong...I must have some of those Christmas Tree plates!

chatelaine said...

It's all so lovely. Great tablescape.

lvroftiques said...

Oh Sally!! How lovely! I have some catching up to do! Vanna