Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bronzed Reindeer set the Stage

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When I first laid eyes on these beautiful reindeer my heart raced a little faster.  I just thought they were so pretty.  Really needing nothing in the Christmas department, they went home with me anyway.  A few months later I found them at market so could have purchased them wholesale.  Oh well…

Today my tablescape revolves around my original china which makes it forty years old.

Most people, it seems really don’t care for the pattern they picked out as a twenty year old bride.

Surprisingly I have always liked mine.

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The pattern is called Warrington by Noritake

The green color has always remained fairly in vogue and I still love the detailed gold swirls.  I always thought Queen Elizabeth would approve.

 

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  The Jingle bell napkin holders happened to be sitting close by from last weeks tablescape.

They seemed perfect hanging from an antler.

Santa can keep track of them that way.

 

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Won’t you sit down to a December meal with me?  Shopping and wrapping can wait awhile.

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The little (old) cream pitcher, tiny vase and dinner bell were gifts this summer for our Ruby Anniversary.  Place mats were a Christmas gift from my Aunt several years ago.  Center candle holder was a Goodwill Find.  Bark candles were half price after Christmas at Target.  They look like the Pottery Barn candles.  Realistic greenery and berries are from my Silk inventory. ;)

 

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My china had taken a back burner with all the FUN dishes I’ve been finding at thrift stores and TJ Maxx, but now with newly discovered layering and more accessorizing the table, I can see my cherished dishes can be fun again.

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Join me please at Between Naps on the Porch for another fabulous

Tablescape Thursday!

27 comments:

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, I can see why you needed those reindeer! Your china is really a timeless pattern -- so glad you still love it! It looks great on the pretty placemats.

Shelia said...

Yes indeedie, you needed those reindeer. Your table is so beautiful. I love your china and how you've put everything together.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your deer are stunning! I can see why you purchased them. Isn't that the way? We find it then can get them wholesale for our shops? I would love to find several new outlets this year for the shop, do you have any suggestions? Would love to hear them darling. Thank you in advance. Market is out for me a bit due to Mr. P's health. hugs ~lynne~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Donna...

My friend, your Christmas table is gorgeous! Of course, my favorite are those beautiful and magnificent reindeer! Ohhh...I would love to have a pair of those beauties! Your centerpiece is gorgeous, Donna...I love that large hurricane holder and it looks so pretty with the reindeer! I think your wedding china is beautiful...I had never seen this pattern before. Thank you soooo much for sharing your lovely Christmas table with us today...this was such a treat!

I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well! Counting down the days till Christmas!

Warmest Christmas wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, Your tablescape is beautiful! Love the gold deer and china! I'm one of those that wishes I had picked different china. Mine is pink and teal! Everyone said to pick something neutral, but I wanted color. I was 19 and really didn't think about the future. lol...Are you going to market in Jan? Hopefully we can meet up again! Have a great day! Kristen

Paula said...

I love those reindeer. I'd have bought them, too, had I seen them. Your wedding china is so pretty. I don't think that I've ever seen that pattern. Mama's pattern also has green in it. I'll have to ask her the name of it.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna! What a beautiful tablescape! Love those reindeer...gorgeous! Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

Miss Char said...

Donna, I love the deer, retail or not there's beautiful and I've never met a piece of china I didn't love. I'd love to come sit and have a little bite with you. Just have to get out of Logan first and head west.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

Seasons greetings to you and yours.

Entertaining Women said...

You made a very wise choice 40 years ago when you registered your china pattern. They seem like they would also be lovely in a mix and match scheme...sophisticated and versatile! Your tablesacpe is beaufiful. I've been drawn to wildlife accessories, too. My husband is a hunter, and that would definitely not include all of his stuffed birds. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Donnie said...

Everything is so beautiful and those deer would have come home with me too. Love your dishes.

Marlis said...

those reindeer are wonderful!!! They were meant to live at your home. Your table is really beautiful. I love your china! I too still love our wedding china..

Designs By Pinky said...

I believe I have the same reindeer! I got them at Kirklamd's. They are on my table right now:) Your table looks so pretty, I love your dishes!!! XO, Pinky

Lindy said...

What a beautiful tablescape. I love the "log" candles and the gorgeous deer!

Jeanne said...

I'm visiting from Between Naps on the Porch. Your table is beautiful! I didn't get to pick china when we got married, but found a few pieces of the Noritake Warrington at Salvation army a couple years back and have been keeping my eye out and picking up more pieces when I see them. Its a beautiful pattern that mixes well with several others. You set a beautiful holiday table with it!

Cathy said...

Beautiful as always! I love the deer.

A Hint of Home said...

Beautiful, stunnign table. Love those golden deer.
Everything looks great!
Merry Christmas!

Marigene said...

Your china is beautiful, anything with green in it catches my eye. Those reindeer really add the right touch to your centerpiece.
Merry Christmas!

Dishesdone said...

Your table is beautiful! I love your china! I still love mine after over 20 years! Fun to mix with the new things!

Sue said...

You've set a simple, yet beautiful table with your china and amazing reindeer! I don't think your china pattern will ever seem dated- it's classic and still lovely, today. Love the Santas for the added measure of whimsy. :-)
I never chose a china pattern- when we got marrried, who thought of traditional china and silver? I later bought a set of Lenox that I only use occasionally. I'm not that formal a gal, I guess. Good thing I didn't spend an arm and a leg on it!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, Donna. Merry Christmas~ Sue

ShannonPinNOLA said...

I love those reindeer....and oh, how I would love to be able to sit down to a meal with you!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am seeing lots of deer this year at all the beautiful Christmas blogs and yours is no exception. I just love them. Years ago I bought an antique paper mache deer that is chippy and one of his antlers is falling off. He stands about 2 feet tall. Not decorating much this year I didn't bring him out and I miss him. Merry merry Christmas Donna and a Happy 2011.

Splurgie said...

Your table is so festive! I love the reindeer ... great find. I'm also fond of birch candles ... they're so wintery.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Deanna said...

Your table is stunning!
Looks absolutely beautiful,
d

Luncheons at the Junction said...

I have to agree - those reindeer are breathtaking! And I too still love my 'bridal wedding' china -
Have a Happy New Year. Look forward to seeing more of your posts and fab foods!