Join me as I embrace and share truly authentic 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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mikasa Floral Elegance for Christmas...

Well, I was able to stick with my original plan! I used the same basic centerpiece and runner with different china for three different Christmas/winter looks. I think this one is my favorite, though it's hard to pick. My heartfelt thanks to Mikasa for this beautiful bone china, "Floral Elegance" which has become our favorite.


I used the Noritake "Perspective" ruby wine glasses to hold fresh greenery and pine cones for each setting. 


I again used the silver chargers, but changed the flatware to my Wallace "Louvre" sterling from 1893. I have used red damask napkins and mother of pearl napkin rings from Walmart right next to the sterling and bone china.














This will be our table setting for our family Christmas dinner. As much as we enjoy being together for this meal, though, the best part will be taking part of our meal and sharing it with a family from our church Christmas afternoon. 

I am so thankful for all of you! Your visits are so warm and friendly, and I look forward to each and every one of them! I hope the wonderful feeling of warmth and love we share here continues to spread.

I'll be joining "Tablescape Thursday" over at "Between Naps on the Porch," so be sure to go by and see all of Susan's participants. 

My plan for next week is to bring back the Floral Elegance but in a totally different setting for the new year. So please some back!

Merry Christmas to each and every one of you:-)


27 comments:

  1. very pretty table and room, merry christmas to you~

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  2. Your table s0 wonderfully welcoming and so beautiful. Your centerpiece is perfect!! Merry Christmas.

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  3. Love your ruby wine glasses with your greens & pinecones! Lovely lighting & table. Merry Christmas to you & your family :-)

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  4. Gorgeous table, Anita...
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. Very festive table, I love your china and it looks perfect for your Christmas table. Thank you so much for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  6. Beautiful table!
    Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours,
    Laura

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  7. SO wonderfully pretty! You always do such a magnificent job, and I love looking at your wonderful talent each week. LOVE the place setting decor and the use of your runner & centerpiece in various ways. That is a sign of real ingenuity when you can create so many different looks with the same decorative element! I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas!

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  8. Anita...I love the natural wood table top showing thru and all the natural elements. That Mikasa china is exquisite and the silver a show-stopper! So beautiful and yet warm and inviting!

    CHRISTmas Blessings!
    Gail

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  9. Such a pretty table...Love the red glasses! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  10. Oh how pretty your Christmas table is! I love the sunlight beams on the table and the pretty greenery in the red goblets. Beautiful.

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  11. That china pattern would be perfect for New Year and Jan. Just gorgeous! I love your silver too. Have a very Merry Christmas!
    Sherry

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  12. That is so festive looking and I'm sure the food on the plates will be equally lovely. Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  13. just GORGEOUS...wishing you & your family a blessed Christmas

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  14. This one's my favorite too! That's saying something because I really did love the other two with that centerpiece. My favorite part of this table is the stemware with the little arrangement of pinecones, etc. in the middle of the plate. It just "makes" the table. I love it all!

    Merry Christmas, Anita!

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  15. Spectacular! I love the centerpiece and the pinecones! The ruby wine goblets look so pretty. You've done an excellent job and Merry Christmas!

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  16. We did Christmas for a family of four kids through the Angle Tree, and we always invite 'strays' to join us at the table for Christmas dinner. Your tablescape is welcoming, warm, and wonderful...as always. Love your antique silver. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Merry Christmas!

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  17. Those red goblets in the center of those gorgeous white plates is just brilliant! I love all the pinecones everywhere. It is such a beautiful natural touch! Just gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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  18. Merry Christmas Anita and All the Blessings of our Lord for the the New Year.I love your Christmas table and tables you showed us and I love the red goblets dressed with holly and pine cones. Wishing you a happy and safe time with your family, Emelia.

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  19. Love the big farm table in your kitchen! Love the pairing of the wood table with elegant china, heavy silver and linens. You kept it simple but added sparkle and panache. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas! CJ

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  20. Dear Anita,

    As always, your tablescape warm, wonderful and inviting. May the beauty of the season brighten up your life and decorate your days with love,smiles and happiness. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  21. Your tablescape is just gorgeous, as is the rest of your home. I love the red goblets with the white/silver settings, it add a fiery energy with the classic cool colors. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas enjoyed with friends and family.

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  22. Your table setting is gorgeous and I love the centerpiece. It looks like you have snow through your windows. We're having a green Christmas here this year due to all the rain. I wish you a very happy Christmas.
    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  23. Beautiful~~~love your music on your blog too!!

    Gorgeous setting...Happy Tablescape Thursday & Merry Christmas!!

    Blessings to you,
    Kay Ellen

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  24. Beautiful table! Your use of ruby glass s spectacular.

    Have a blessed Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

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  25. Beautiful! Your tablescape makes me miss the house I used to live in. I decorated in a more "country" theme that I do now. I have all my stuff put up in storage for when we build our log home. Your table looks comfortable and you know just by looking at it that the food will be delicious. Fantastic job!

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  26. So beautiful and inviting!! Your centerpiece is beautiful and I love the china! I've enjoyed my flatware I won at your giveaway. Thanks again! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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  27. Your table is stunning and gorgeous. I adore your very elegant Christmas table decorations put up for this tablescape! This gives me inspiration for decorating this Christmas. Have a great celebration!

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