The hutch in the kitchen seems to be filled with white dishes all year ‘round, but for this year’s holiday season, I added Starlight Santa plates for another touch of classic black.
Sprigs of boxwood from our bushes outside add a slight touch of greenery to the shelf, while crocheted snowflake ornaments hang inside the top of the hutch. The white plates are everyday ironstone dinnerware from Gibson; the Starlight Santas are dessert plates purchased years ago from JC Penney; and I’m sure most everyone recognizes the perching Target birdies.
I’ve always been a fan of the art of scherenschnitte, or scissor cutting. I found this simple wreath at a Christmas art show when we first moved to Ohio. It amazes me how a small pair of scissors can create such pretty and intricate artwork. I guess you have to factor in a bit of talent, too!
The buffet shelf holds several serving pieces, as well as a compote filled with vintage ornaments.
Both tureens were estate sale finds, as were the pitchers, creamer, and sugar bowl.
The cupcake cloche holds another vintage ornament comprised of gold colored beads and faux pearls.
The old scale, found at an antique down the road in Lebanon, Ohio, always has a home in this little cubby. This Christmas finds him topped with a pinecone candle. The off-white bottle brush tree next to it is adorned with silver and aqua balls. It was one of my many purchases from the French Hen Farm sale Dec. 4.
I set a table for two with the same plates in the hutch. I added black bowls, red handled flatware, and a water goblet adorned with snowflakes. The glare in the window is from all of the snow we had fall on us overnight. Chargers look giant red and white gumdrops! Not sure where they came from, possibly Wal Mart several years ago.
I tucked red napkins wrapped into napkin rings given to me by a sister-in- law last year.
Such pretty swirls of snowflakes on the goblet….
Votive holders filled with red hot candies hold taper candles from 1980’s that I just never could bear to light. I like the candy cane and holly design on them too much to see them melt away.
A Christmas bear and a gingerbread man are treats for dessert.
The sign says it all……
Linking with Marty for her Tabletop Tuesday party, Tuesday, December, 14.
Linda is extending her Holiday Open House, so I’ll be linking to her on Thursday, December 16.
Whew- it’s a one busy party season! Hope you’ll visit all of these hostesses and their party-goers on their respective days.