Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas in the Dining Room

If you were reading my blog last Christmas, you will recognize that my dining room looks the same as last year. I rarely change things in this room as I display my cherished Bethlehem Christmas dinnerware. If you are new to this blog, welcome. If you have seen this before, please indulge me a little. I designed this dinnerware in 2003 and had it mass produced. It can be purchased at Bethlehem Christmas.com . (By the way, it is on sale now at the lowest prices ever!!!)
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I purchased a nativity set that coordinates with the colors of the dinnerware that I use in the center of the table.
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The nativity set is elevated on cake plates to give it more presence. Then it is surrounded by artificial greenery and a few angels that I have collected over time.
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I use silver trays as placemats to add more sparkle.
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I use red goblets and my sterling flatware. However, I have to place the flatware on the wrong side due to the size of the tray since the knife and the goblet will not fit on the same side of the tray. Everything fits, if I put the forks on the right side (which is also the incorrect side) and the knife and spoon on the left side of the plate.
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The dinnerware tells the Biblical Christmas story in 8 verses. Each verse has an illustration.
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Having the table set makes a big impact with very little effort. The dining room stays this way throughout the Christmas season. When we eat in here, we use the dinnerware, run it through the dishwasher, then return the plates to the table so that it is ready to go for the next meal.
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This is by far the quickest and easiest of my decorating! I still have much to do! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
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I’ll be linking to Tabletop Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and to the Christmas Tablescape party at the Lettered Cottage.
I'm also linking to the Holiday Dining Party at No Minimalist Here.
I'm also linking to Holy Days at Imparting Grace .