Thursday, December 16, 2010
This is a very traditionally colored Christmas tablescape inspired by reading up on the two colors we correlate with the season.
It is just inside the front door at the shop.
It's all decked out in layers of red and green transferware.
I used several different patterns alternating between red and green plates.
This green dinner plate by Spode is the bottom layer.
Next comes Johnson Brothers Chippendale in a square shaped plate.
Teacup saucers in green by Wood and Sons in a fruit & flower motif' were added
and then topped with red teacups.
These cute bubble glasses are from Walmart. They're quite heavy and very inexpensive...about $10 for a set of 16 if I remember correctly. I think they still sell them. I think they're charming and have an old fashioned look.
I get more compliments on this flatware. Every time someone is in the shop they usually pick it up and admire it.
Do you like my napkin rings? These are actually little gift boxes that did hold two chocolates in each one. These had been placed on a table at my nephews wedding. Trevor obviously got more than their fair share of chocolate, along with his cousin Garrett. I wondered why the party planners kept restocking that table! The green bows were already tied on the boxes so I simply slipped my napkins through the ribbon on the back of each box.
Yes, this little tree is decorated with transferware demitasse cups. In yesterdays post I showed the larger, red teacup tree at my house.
These smaller cups better fit the proportion of the table top tree. Each cup holds a either a green or red candy cane floating candle.
Inexpensive glittery green Poinsettia and red ball ornaments were also hung on the tree along with green ribbon and silver beaded garland. Last, a few generous helpings of faux snow were sprinkled all over the tree and table.
Next to each place setting a green candy cane candle rests on a red transferware butter pat. I couldn't find the lighter to light them...shucks!
I really like the feel of this table...festive and fun with a little whimsy. Shawn wants to have our Christmas table in these colors.
The red and green colors we see at Christmas time are so deeply woven into our society that the majority of us don't ever wonder about its origin.