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Showing posts from December 12, 2010

Christmas Color History of Red & Green with a Transferware Tablescape

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

My Red Transferware Teacup Christmas Tree

Last year, for the first time ever I set up the largest Christmas tree in our dining room.  I did so again this year but used a white flocked tree.  I decorated it with about 40 vintage red transferware teacups and a few creamers (I needed to fill a few more spots in!).  In addition to the teacups I used a variety of collected red ornaments, garlands and ribbons.  I have a recurring theme of birds throughout my house and they've made it to my Christmas decor too.  Some birds are tucked inside the transferware cups. Some birds are clipped onto the tree branches.   This year, Grandma Judy sent Ashton home with a collection of bird ornaments she's saved for her, so we added them to the tree as well.  As you may also know, I love the color amber.  I have several strings of amber colored lights.  My favorites are glass bulbs in a pine cone shape.  Just like when I was a child, I still like laying on the floor and looking up at the Christmas