Saturday, December 20, 2014

My Country Christmas Tablescape in a 6 page Magazine Layout!

I gotta admit, it's a pretty cool feeling to open a magazine and see my tablescape, my pictures and my article featured in a 6 page layout….  
…and see my name listed as a contributor inside the cover.
Yep, Pretty cool indeed!

Not long ago the editor of Creating Vintage Charm, Sonia Crouse, spotted a Fall tablescape I had posted to my Instagram feed and contacted me asking if I'd be interested in submitting it for their December/Christmas issue.   You all may remember the table as it's been a popular one on my blog. 
 You can find the original table setting HERE

I told Sonia that I could recreate the table for Christmas with a few minor adjustments.  
Do you notice any of them? 

In the original table setting I had only the bubble glass tumblers.  In the Christmas version I added vintage Snowflake iced tea glasses and used them right alongside the new bubble glasses.
I have a few sets of the bubble tumblers for sale in my online shop.

Other small changes to each place setting included swapping out flatware.  In the Christmas version, I opted for antler handled steak knives.

Each napkin has a personalized keepsake stocking ornament which serve double duty as place card holders.

You may recall from the original table version or may notice now that in both settings I used two different sets of transferware plates,  one by Royal Doulton and one by Myott.  Each has a fruit and floral motif' which makes them suitable year round.  

This photo below is a full page in the magazine.  You've probably seen these bark pillar candles before on my blog as they are some of my favorites that I use year round, but especially in the Fall and Winter. To elevate the candles amongst the winter greens and berries I put them on antique glass dessert dishes I inherited from my Great Aunt and Uncle and filled them with pecans that I gathered from our yard.  The property our house we are now living in sits on was at one time, I believe, part of a pecan orchard.  There is a park less than two houses away and it has rows of pecan trees.  People pick the pecans from the ground all the time!  I like to decorate with them so I scooped up an entire bag for myself.

In addition to Sonia asking me to write a little about how I put the table together and a brief introduction to transferware she's published some bonus photos of the transfer process which many of you I know would love to have!

If you'd like a copy of the magazine to see additional photos, read the article and see other beautiful Christmas decor you can purchase your own copy HERE  Please tell Sonia that I sent you!

Back to my cup of tea and a little giddy excitement as I thumb through the pages of the December 2014 issue of Creating Vintage Charm!  Thank you so much Sonia for this wonderful feature! 

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  1. I must say that is one of my favorite tables! The red and white transferware just makes me smile! You always set the prettiest tables! Merry Christmas Nancy!
    Miss Bloomers

  2. How wonderful and well-deserved, Nancy! Congrats, and Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Congrats, it sure looks magazine worth and with all the transferware you have at home and for your business...lucky you!
    Merry Christmas,

  4. Beautiful. Congratulations Nancy. Merry Christmas.

  5. Hi Nancy and congratulations! How exciting and the table is gorgeous! Of course your table would be featured. After all, you are the Queen of transferware! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Congrats on the magazine layout! I love your table settings. I really love those vintage Snowflake iced tea glasses! Happy holidays to you and yours!

  7. That's so great! I am so happy for you!!

  8. You could have your own book with all of your lovely pieces and photos. Congratulations on the magazine article and Merry Christmas!

  9. Gorgeous, Nancy! Congratulations, that is pretty fabulous!

  10. How wonderful! Congratulations. Merry Christmas too!

  11. Have very wonderful for you! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, n'est pas? Pamela

  12. Oh, and I had to go back and check but this is the table I pinned long ago and have had almost 30 repins of!! Popular indeed. Pamela

  13. How cool is a magazine feature!!! I am a lover of Spode blue and white, though I have seen some red that I like. Your table is just great! I love those grape vine balls, the checked fabric runner, and of course your plates. So happy for you!

  14. Congratulations on the well deserved article. I'm going to order a copy. Looks like a great publication if it features 6 pages of your table. Beautiful as always, Nancy! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  15. This is fantastic Nancy!! Congrats! I always love your tablescapes! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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