Tuesday

~Holiday Traditions Tablescape~

The top photo is a hint for an upcoming post. J and I visited Historic South Main Street, in St Charles, Missouri, last Friday. Look for more photos, later this week.

The table, in the dining room, is set with Mikasa Holiday Traditions, for this week's Tablescape Tuesday. The Mikasa is a recent purchase, all because of a phone call from our eldest daughter, who told me about a wonderful deal, on the china, at Overstock.com. Have you shopped Overstock?
Stop by Between Naps on the Porch, for more Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan.



I put together this silk arrangement several years ago. When I was looking for something to use in the center of the table, I remembered this arrangement was in storage. While it's a tad tall for conventional dining, it fits perfectly for Tablescape Tuesday.
This stocking, hanging on the hall closet door, is one of the additions I've made, while tweaking our holiday decorating. This was used in a guest room, in years past.
A close up of the Santa bust on the lamp table behind the living room tree.
I used fresh cedar, boxwood and holly, with a live poinsettia and glittery pinecones, for this arrangement in a wicker sleigh, pulled by golden reindeer. The vignette sits beside a lamp table in the living room.

66 comments:

Inspired Kara said...

I just did a post about Main Street!

My favorite store, Dahlias, closed this year. But, I love the dip store..the one with all the samples! I'm looking forward to your pics!

Millie said...

Wow! Another great holiday china set. I remember your Lenox Holiday and Winter Greetings.(I have those also) Your tablescape is lovely, as usual! Merry Christmas!

Bo said...

Good morning Pat...This china pattern is one of the prettiest I've ever seen...I also love the shape of your chargers. What could be better than the centerpiece you remembered? NOTHING! It's perfect..
;-) Bo

Glenda said...

I agree with Bo about the chargers and the color couldn't be any better. The golden color in your centerpiece coordinates wonderfully well. Lovely dishes.

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I am trying to catch up with my visits since I was out of town. Thank you for your faithful visits, I love to read your comments.

Your Table is lovely as always. I do like the Mikasa dishes very much. The colors lend themselves to the holidays perfectly. The chargers with the fancy edging are festive and elegant. The centerpiece looks great. Anything I ever pack away needs lots of help when I get it out. Space is a problem here.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Envoy-ette said...

I like the box your centerpiece is in too! Very lovely china- such soothing colors!

Beverly said...

Pat, I do love that pattern. I haven't shopped at Overstock, but it is on my to do list to check it out.

I love your Santa bust.

Brenda said...

It is all beautiful,but the Santa bust is beautiful!

Lana G! said...

Oh I really like that China! Beautiful tablescape and I love all your decorating touches!!

niartist said...

Oh Pat, all of the touches here are just so lovely! I happen to be a HUGE fan of chargers ... so of course, I'm super drawn to the unusual shape of the chargers beneath your beautiful china! This is such a gorgeous table setting. I was just saying to Bo, and Sheila I wanna play along with this Tuesday Tablescapes thing ... here's to next Tuesday, I hope I can do you all proud!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I absolutely love this! It is so wonderful! Lovely table. And that precious STOCKING! Be still my beating heart!

Love it ALL. You do great work!

I finally got my tree up and the garland, and I can rest a little before the big night on Friday!

XO,

Sheila

Terri and Bob said...

I love your china! Looking forward to reading about Main Street!

Donna Marie said...

Hi Pat,

I am new here, I came over from Gollum's Blog! Your tablescape is stunning! I love your Xmas china! So very dainty!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

salmagundi said...

I loved the new china - I must check out Overstock.com more thoroughly. That Santa bust is wonderful. I've never seen one like it!! Looking forward to further Christmas posts. Sally

Sue said...

Love, LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!!




SUE

Deb said...

Hi Pat! I love it! The china is so beautiful! You know I just love your tables, you are the one who inspired me to try even though I mostly use paper and plastic. I even referenced your tables to see how things can be place and even how to place the flatware.LOL!!!! I love the silk arrangement,everything is just wonderful! Deb

Dana and Daisy said...

I think the mikasa would look lovely with my vintage ornaments!

Lynne said...

What beautiful china. I honestly forget about overstock.com..heading there as soon as I leave here. I love the Santa on the book. Love your your centerpiece..hugs ~lynne~

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Just beautiful, especially the china! :)

The Muse said...

Just came from White Iris Designs and found your blog :)
I think the table is definitely the yuletide :) And the chargers set the entire display off in HIGH fashion!
Nicely done!

Adrienne said...

Your table is gorgeous, Pat. It's so inviting. I'll have to check out Overstock.com. I keep hearing about it but haven't ventured over there yet. That will change today. ~Adrienne~

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh! I love that china! So pretty and elegant! Your table looks very festive!
Merry Christmas!

CIELO said...

Very pretty.... I love the use of gold on my tables too....

cielo

White Iris Designs said...

Your china is beautiful & the centerpiece...fits perfectly.
Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me your thoughts.

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

The new dishes are beautiful and as always I love your tablescape.

I loved the home tours too! I wanted to participate, but with the buying of a new house and all the papers to worry about I didn't make it in time. By the way, we did find one ;)

hugs,
rue

Gollum said...

Pat, I enjoyed this beautiful tablescape tour. I haven't been to Overstock.com in a while--love your Mikasa. My Christmas dishes are buried in the garage, and I can't get to them due to avalanche conditions. So I'm inventing and reinventing. Love your stocking and the centerpiece.
Hugs,
Gollum

ellen b said...

I love your china! Your table looks wonderful. Have a great week...

Helen said...

Hi Pat! My favorite photo is the Santa bust ... I've never seen one. Thank you for sharing.

beth at aunties said...

Pat,

So elegant and pretty. This is so inviting and would make any guest feel special.

Merry Christmas,
beth

Lady Katherine said...

Love the tablescape, your China is lovely!

profenretraite said...

Wow! Beautiful tablescape! And I LOVE that stocking! Your decorations are gorgeous!...Debbie

Pat said...

Hi Pat

I always love your tablescapes,a nd the house tour below was wonderful!

Thank you for your congratulations and good wishes on the birth of my grandson! We can't wait to meet him soon.

Hugs, Pat in NY

Shelia said...

Hi Sweetest Pat! Oh, this china is so delicate and lovely! You always know just what to do to make everything so beautiful! I've never seen chargers like these before either! You did a great job on your centerpiece! I have looked at Overstock, but not for dishes! Mr. Precious is going to hate it that I've aquired this knowledge! lol
Be a sweeie,
Shelia ;)

Leigh said...

Everything is gorgeous!

Susan said...

Another beautiful table! I always look forward to what you might do next!

Charli and me said...

So pretty! Your table is charming.

lindaharre said...

1111 Pat, don't know if you got my other message concering your white dining room slipcovers....but, I would love to know where you got them! I need a change :) Linda

Rose Mary said...

Beautiful, as usual! I love your tablescapes, Pat. Sometimes I click over here just to study the 'little corners' of your home!

How do you like this weather? We have lots of ice today. Seems winter set in just a little bit early this year.

I hope your having a wonderful Christmas season!

R~Mary

Roeshel said...

A very elegant and beautiful table! I love it. I couldn't stop there...your entire blog is filled with festive treasures! Thanks for sharing!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful, Pat! Just when I think you can't top what you have already done, you amaze me and do! :) I love Overstock. I've ordered a little of everything from there, including several pieces of furniture and have had all positive experiences. Your china is gorgeous! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

laurie said...

Everything looks so pretty. Love your new china. But, and you know this is true, I NEED that Santa bust! I love him! laurie

Diane said...

Hi Pat, This is beautiful! I'm in love with your floral centerpiece. It's gorgeous! Great idea with the adorable stocking hanging on the door too. ☺♥☺ Diane

Rosemary said...

Hi Pat,
Thanks for checking in, I love to hear from you.
Your tables always look amazing!!
Working hard on some new projects here.
Chat soon,
Rosemary

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh-h-h-h-h-h Pat I love the new china . And I adore the santa bust.

Ma'dame French said...

Beautiful dishes~~~lovely table setting;) As usual your stuff is always beautiful;) French

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat,
The tablescape is so pretty! I really like that china pattern.

Thanks for the mention of Overstock.com-I'm going to check it out!

diane

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Pat...beautiful table! Love your centerpiece! Thanks for the tip on overstock.com for china. Your china is soooo pretty! Susan
P.S. Love all your decorations!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh Pat, everything looks so lovely. And YES, I have shopped Overstock.com. ALOT, too much probably. Got a lot of my CHRISTmas shopping done from that site as well.

Merry CHRISTmas!

Blessings,

Sher

Sandi McBride said...

I only want to know one thing...where do you find the time to do all this? I'm so exhausted from "peeking in" that I think I may need a nap!
hugs
Sandi
ps
maybe you need one too!~

Catherine Holman said...

The china place setting is so pretty!
Hugs,
Cathie

Light and Voices said...

Santa statue is cool and so different. I love the dishes and the centerpiece, as well as the stocking on the closet door. Love your cozy blog.
Joyce

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

That china is just stunning!

Sandi McBride said...

I still say, where do you get the time...by the time I'd had all those visions of beauty, I'd have to lie down and take a nap...you have really done yourself proud!
hugs
Sandi

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

You do have gorgeous Christmas china! Love all the pictures. I enjoyed looking at your centerpiece and also the live one in the sleigh.

brettinsky said...

The stocking is beautiful all filled up! Just perfect hanging there!

Lallee said...

Pat, I just took a break, put my feet up, and read through your Christmas posts. FAB~U~LOUS!!! I'm dubbing you the queen of table scapes, etc., etc., etc. Everything is wonderful. And in the midst of decorations I read of Jay's good report. What a great present!
Hugs,
Lallee

Pamela said...

ditto everyones comments.
perfect.
You should just hire out your skills --

bj said...

oooo, everything looks so beautiful, Pat...just like I knew it would. Your new holiday china is just breathtaking!!
love, bj

Andi said...

Your tablescape is beautiful Pat and the silk arrangement you made is perfect.

My very favorite...that adorable stocking you have hanging on the closet door handle...love it!

Joy said...

I just love your china and place setting. So pretty! I love Main Street all year but especially at Christmas. I won't get there this year though. :(

Linda said...

Pat, this is such a lovely tablescape...the china is just beautiful. Darling stocking, but I just love the Santa bust and the ribbon is just a perfect litle touch. hugs, Linda

xinex said...

Pretty tablescape. I especially love your china....beautiful pattern!...Christine

Nancy said...

Hi Pat, I love all the decorations, but I heart that stocking!!!!! Love the tablescape it really is gorgeous!!!! Nancy

Suzanne said...

Everything is so pretty Pat! Love the Christmas china.

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh Pat, you have a silk poinsettia for your table centerpiece. Let me suggest that you really need a REAl poinsettia, even though this one looks lovely....wink, wink, nudge, nudge :) I was relieved to see that you did have a live poinsettia in your other arrangement. It made my grower's heart sing!

Merry Christmas from Tamara at Darvonda Greenhouses!

Miss Janice said...

I am out "visiting" tonight...I don't know how I missed your "Holiday Traditions" tablescape from last Tuesday. It is so lovely. You always have the most beautiful tablescapes and home decor photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family.