Thursday, December 30, 2010


We had our last 'Christmas' celebration on Tuesday night.  My daughter Sara and SIL Blake came to exchange a few gifts and enjoy a yummy meal.  This is our table from that evening.
I set the table simply!  
I love the Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dinnerware, it is Festive and Christmasy but still usable during much of the winter with it's simple pattern
I bought a 4 place setting several years ago at an after Christmas sale for 1/2 price.  I've added some pieces to it so I can serve 8.  I also have bowls & platters to match.
I added some red and green luncheon size plates for contrast.  I also used my parents wedding silverware
 The matching wine glasses were a thrift store find~12 glasses for $10
I kept the centerpiece simple
These matching tea light houses were found at thrift stores, one last year and one this year. 
For under $2 each they are a great addition to the table
 A matching serving bowl with pine cones completes the centerpiece.
We had ham (my daughters favorite), green bean casserole, corn casserole and green & black olives!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Be sure to join me for 
The link will be up later this evening.  I'm still trying to choose my favorites finds but I have so many it's hard to pick just a few!  
Happy Junkin,


Vonlipi said...

I love the new header with Charlie, so sweet!

That is a nice and christmassy tablescape but not over the top. I love those glasses. :)

Happy New Year my friend, may all your dreams come true!

Jojo said...

What a beautiful Christmas table and the menu sounds equally as wonderful!

Loui♥ said...

the header is gorgeous !
should be our personal Christmas Card..
Love it!!
next.. the table speaks volumes of simple elegance.. perfect for a delightful, cozy family meal!!
so beautifully pulled together!!
I can hear the laughter and joy during the meal..
Have a beautiful New Year!!
warmest hugs..

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table. I rarely find a set of 8 glsses at any thrift, so a set of 12 is almost a miracle!

Happy New Year!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful table. You found some great treasures to add to you dishes! Winterberry is such a charming pattern.

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

I love your table setting. With the little houses and a couple bowls of pine cones it was perfect. Happy New Year to you and yours. :)

the cape on the corner said...

love the pinecones-i use them in my decor for fall and winter. glad you had a nice dinner, and it all sounds good.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Your table looks great! I love the Winterberry pattern. How lucky to have found a set of 12 glasses! I think the most I have ever found of any set was 8.

Happy New year!

~ Tracy

Olive Cooper said...

Love your header and your dishes are just fabulous.

gail said...

so we have homework to do? I have to figure out what my favorites are!
your winterberry dishes are so pretty and glad to got to spend some time with Sara and Blake!

~~Carol~~ said...

That's a really wonderful table you set Linda, and it sounds like good food and good company was shared by all!
Happy New Year, dear friend!

teachermomof2 said...

Very nice table! I love to use my Winterberry dishes throughout the winter months.

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I just love your table setting, it's so pretty. I'm glad that you were able to be with your daughter and SIL. I know that you really enjoyed being together.

I love the header picture of Charlie, he is such a doll. I showed it to Gizzy and she got all all sniffy and tried pawing all over him! LOL!


Mom Walds Place said...

Merry Christmas Luv! What a sweet table, I'm sure they felt nurtured. I gave my mother a Winterberry Souffle dish for Christmas. You're right, it's a perfect pattern for all winter long!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Your table is just lovely. And I adore that pattern of your dishes. So festive!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty and your menu sounds good also. Great photo of Charlie. :D
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Blondie's Journal said...


Your table looks so pretty, I have always wanted this pattern, or at least I keep coming back to it when thinking about holiday dishes. How lucky you are to have found the matching glasses and tea light houses. I love it all! I will have to keep my eye out for a sale!

So glad you had a great dinner. Wishing you a Happy New Year! :-)


Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

What a wonderful table! I especially like the pine cones. What a great find in the matching glasses :)

Romeo said...

Charlie, I am really liking the winter dishes! Everything looks very inviting and a meal with ham?!?! Only one problem I see....where did your Mom put our plates??!?!

Sending you head bonkers and purrs!


Romeo said...

P.S. Forgot to mention that it's about time you got the spotlight!!!! Be sure and give your Mom some extra attention for her recognition of your greatness!


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the tealight houses. Nice Christmassy tablescape.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Linda...

I love your Christmas Winterberry table, my friend! That china really is beautiful and so very versatile! It looks gorgeous with the red luncheon plates! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful meal and time! Thank you for sharing your pretty table with us!

Wishing you and your family blessings for a Happy New Year!

Chari @Happy To Design

Chatty Crone said...

What a nice table setting for your daughter nad her hubby - I know a great time was held by all! sandie

Pondside said...

I love the Winterberry too - what a pretty table!

De tout, de rien said...

You make a very pretty table setting!

Donnie said...

What a pretty table. Your plates are lovely. Happy New Year.

Becky said...

I have those same placemats!! :)