I found some fun plastic plates at Pineapple Park, a new store in our town, and I just had to try my hand at a Christmas table with them. I took only a few minutes to put this together, but it turns out that it is one of my favorite tablescapes that I have ever done.
I have been wanting to use this wonderful antique log cabin in a tablescape for months and this turns out to be the perfect post for it. My best friend and I once owned an antique business and this piece was purchased at auction for resale. We both loved it so much that we placed a ridiculously high price on it so that it would not get out of our hands, but looked good on display. Well, when we liquidated the business, it came home with me!!! The little trees and animals are not old, they are just pieces that I have acquired to add to the "look".
In order to keep it simple and almost monochromatic, I used white pointsettias in place of arranged flowers.
I placed them in birchwood covered pots that I found at the floral wholesaler.
Here are the new plates. I think they are so charming with the French ticking and French graphics on them. This is a close-up of the salad plate. You can bet you that I'll be using these out in the garden come spring.
And the dinner plate is even better!
The tablecloth is a cream linen one, and I have used this light colored wooden flatware from Martha Stewart's line at K-mart.
The matching cream colored linen napkins are gathered in an antique celluloid napkin ring and I added just a bit of greenery.
This simple red goblet is the only shot of strong color.
These votives have the same feel as the pots with the poinsettias.
Christmas usually calls for lots of color and I usually go for it. Maybe that's why I like this so much. It is a bit of a departure for me, but these plates told me they wanted restraint for once!!! Nothing here really says Christmas. No candy canes, no Santa, and no twinkly lights. It really is more seasonal than Christmas.
I'm linking up with Between Naps on the Porch for Susan's Tablescape Thursday blogparty. Be sure to visit her and see a great selection of awesome tables.
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