Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...

Today is officially the second day of Christmas, and we are still having snow! We are now up to around 12 inches and still snowing.

We are not people who put everything up the day after Christmas. The 12 days of Christmas actually begin on Christmas Day and continue through Epiphany, January 6. It was a shock for my Puerto Rican husband to see everything stop so abruptly here the day after Christmas as they put more importance on the coming of the three kings, or "Los Tres Reyes Magos." The three kings deliver gifts to children on the night of January 5th if the children have left grass for the king's camels. So we will celebrate the coming of the three kings here or magi, which actually makes a lot more sense to me than Santa Claus!

In honor of the 12 days of Christmas, I thought I would share some glassware my mother gave me last year. These are by Indiana Glass. and there is a different glass for each day. The kids love these and all have a favorite.




I set the breakfast bar with some cute angel placemats and the Hull "Brown Drip" plates. I added the red salad plate, vintage Bakelite flatware, paisley napkins and napkin rings from World Market.











Thanks for stopping by!! I wish you the merriest of Christmases and hope for the spirit to continue:-)

I'll be joining Marty at "A Stroll Through Life" for "Tabletop Tuesday" so be sure and go by there to say hi!!



Anita

25 comments:

  1. Anita, what special glasses! I like celebrating the twelve days of Christmas, too -- and when we lived in south Louisiana, the festivities continued after Jan. 6th, throughout the Mardi Gras season. The placesettings look great! I love the warm colors, especially the golds that set off the glasses so nicely!

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  2. Pretty and so festive! My Mom never took the tree down until AFTER January 6th.

    Enjoy the snow! We have 14 inches of snow here in my part of Virginia, which is really unusual. :)

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  3. Love your Christmas glasses! How fun -- I don't take everything down the day after Christmas either -- I really have more time to enjoy everything the week after!

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  4. I think the 12 Days of Christmas should be celebrated more. There is so much going on that one day just isn't enough. Love the place mats and glasses are so cute.

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  5. So beautiful! I have been a fan of the 12 days of Christmas ever since my mom and I made a felt hanging depicting them! That was back in 1974. I love your place mats and settings. I used to do fun things like that.....now that the "first litter" is older, I've slacked off. Thanks for reminding me to step it up! I'm sure your beautiful home looks and feels magical in the snow! Happy holidays, sweet Anita!

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  6. I totally agree! Christmas goes on for 12 days (even longer at our house!)and we celebrate Epiphany as well. My hubby and I hate it when we go back to work and people ask "How WAS your Christmas?" We always reply "Its great and its still going on!"
    Beautiful glasses and they must be very special to you!
    Merry Christmas!

    DD

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  7. how beautiful is this you have the right idea this is what christmas is all about my favorite glass is the 11th day they are all so pretty .Your home looks just perfect as always and for christmas is even more colorful.I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful christmas and happy fun filled with love New Year Hugs Linda

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  8. Those glasses are wonderful. I have always loved the 12 days of Christmas since I sang it as a solo in a play some years ago!!!

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  9. what a beautiful and colorful kitchen you have. I am envious.

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  10. Cute glasses, Anita. Stay warm and cozy! ~ Sarah

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  11. Very festive and the glasses are so unique. In Germany we celebrate the 3 King's day Jan. 6.

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  12. Hi Anita! Those are darling little glasses!! And...I love seeing your kitchen!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL, Anita!!!! I love everything and you have given me some ideas for next year:):) Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!!!! XO, Pinky

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  14. Your glasses are fabulous. I havn't seen any of those before, so pretty. Your kitchen counter tablescape is just so pretty as well as the table. Stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  15. I love these glasses. Your table top setting looks so inviting.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  16. We celebrate the twelve days too. Those glasses are wonderful. Beautifully done.!!!

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  17. What a gorgeous & special glasses you have. Worth to keep forever.

    Happy NY to come.

    /chie

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  18. Anita, I thought I left a comment last night but I don't see it??? This is SOOO beautiful, I love the glasses and how you have done the dishes! NEVER would have thought to pair the brown drip with the red but it is beautiful!!!! YOu also gave me an idea for next year too so thanks!!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  19. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment about my 12 days of Christmas post. Glad to have someone else in the blog world that is enjoying this season!! Love those glasses and table setting! Not sure how I have missed your blog. You have a new follower!!

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  20. Hi Anita , We LOVE your post. We discussed this topic at our Christmas day dinner. Because the Nativity of Our Lord has been so secularized a lot of people don't celebrate the twelve days of Christmas and believe it is all over on 12-25. We always celebrate little Christmas with dinner and small gift giving. It is also part of being Greek Orthodox ......I love your beautiful glasses and place-mats are adorable.Your home is so pretty and festive. Every year my daughter emails the radio station to continue Christmas music after 12-25 and they refuse.Oh well. Thank you these posts are great and Merry Christmas, the children 's portraits are gorgeous!Thank you!

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  21. Hi Anita! I've been a Christian practically my entire life and I'm just recently learned about Epiphany. Isn't that crazy? I'm so glad you and several others are posting about it on your blog and I need no encouragement to make the most out of Christmas! :-) I love your glasses and how you set up your bar area. It looks so warm and cozy!
    Vanessa

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  22. Those glasses are so cute Anita. Happy New Year!

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  23. Hi, Anita ~ So have enjoyed our festive decor for the holidays.

    I am a new blogger ... I hope you will join me ~
    hopscotchwithdot.blogspot.com

    Happy New Year!

    Dottie

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  24. Very Cute! I love how the remind me of the 70's! Your table looks fantastic. You did a great job!

    ~Liz

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  25. Anita, I have the same 12 days of Christmas glasses! I bought them in the late 70's or early 80's!!!!! Cute post, as you see I am still catching up! xo,

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