Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Vintage Christmas Tablesetting-Days Gone By

I really loved creating this Christmas tablesetting for 2014.  It really gave me the cozy and warm feelings of days gone by.  (Please see the matching vintage Christmas tree under the "Christmas Decor" category.)  This tablecloth combines two different patterns into a tablecloth that screams retro.  I love the use of red and white gingham with the rustic holly, pinecones and birds.  It really gives a "homey" feeling.  The vintage bucket which holds the candle, holly, pinecones, peppermint candies represent the same theme also used in the Christmas tree.  

Because I always incorporate a bit of whimsy in my tablescape designs, I choose to use the peppermint striped appetizer plates and the polka-dotted santa-face mugs,  It delights both children and adults alike.  

The nativity set was displayed on a little table but was scaled down in quantity because of the size of the table and lack of space.  Again, the use of the same fabric added to the consistency of the rustic, country-vintage feel.  The nativity has a little silicone light bulb which is lit in the evening and reminds me every night what Christmas is all about.  The nativity glows brightly in front of the dining room window, giving all who see it a warm and peaceful feeling.  

A new baby is born, sweet baby Jesus.  Have a blessed Christmas.

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