Happy Tuesday, dear friends! It is my hope that this month of December finds you well and enjoying the Christmas season. Have you been busy decking the halls, shopping, and preparing for Christmas to arrive? I sure have! Today, I am so happy to take a break and join my tablescaping friends to bring you our holiday tables. A big thank you to the talented Rita from Panoply for hosting this fun event.
Please step inside and join me around my joyous Christmas table. It fills my heart with joy that you have joined me today as we celebrate this most special time of year.
My table and dining room are decorated in a traditional holiday style with pops of red, lots of beaded fruit, greens, berries, and ribbons.
For the centerpiece, I wanted something low profile that could stay on the table for the entire Christmas season. Two tear drop swags are joined together and embellished with beaded fruits, berries, ornaments, and ribbons. The centerpiece is placed upon a Crown Linen Design table runner. Flameless candles are scattered about the center of the table to add a pretty glow.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”- Matthew 1:23
Each place setting consists of a red placemat accented by a plaid napkin. I think that the combination of red and plaid adds such a festive touch during the holidays. For the plate stack, I chose to top my Spode Blue Italian dinner plates with Better Homes and Gardens holiday plates that I have had for many years. I adore the farm scene with the red barn. The glassware is vintage Fostoria in the American pattern that belonged to my Great Grandmother. Oneida Michelangelo flatware rounds out each setting.
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.”-Luke 2:8-10
More beaded fruit, pine and cedar branches, and red berries adorn the china hutch. Small fruit embellished trees with red bows add another festive element.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.-Matthew 2:10-11
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”-Luke 2:13-14
“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”- John 12:46
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you….Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”-John 14:27
Thank you so much for joining me today as we gather around my table and reflect on the true gifts of Christmas. I know that we are living in some very troubling times. It often seems what is bad is good and what is good is bad. However, we must not lose sight of our faith and the true gifts of Christmas. These precious gifts are there for the taking. My sweet friends, I wish you so much joy and peace during this Christmas season and always. Please visit my friend’s beautiful tables. A list with links are listed below.
Panoply – A Christmas Home Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul – Plaid Tidings
Everyday Living – Repeat the Sounding Joy
Home is Where the Boat Is – It’s a Marshmallow World with Snowmen
My Thrift Store Addiction – Kringle Family Tree Farm Christmas Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Christmas Traditions Tablescape
Red Cottage Chronicles – English Cottage Christmas Tablescape
Pandora’s Box – Dinner on the Old Round Table
From My Carolina Home – Vintage Christmas Tablescape
Thrifting Wonderland – Christmas Tree Magic
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Christmas Nutcracker Table
Dinner at Eight – Dreaming of a White (and Blue) Christmas
Belle Bleu Interiors – A Joyous Christmas Table
The Cat’s Whiskerz – A Rustic Christmas Tablescape
Life and Linda – Deer Prancing Through the Snow
Me and My Captain – A German Christmas Tablescape
The Painted Apron – The Season of Giving