Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas in the Dining Room

Welcome to week 2 of the Reindeer Recipes blog tour! I am so glad you are here. If you’re new, I hope you will take some time to browse around a bit. The first few days of December are so busy for me that I don’t have time to do a lot of cooking so instead of sharing a recipe today I am sharing my dining room tablescape.

dining room with nativity dinnerwareI tried to change things up just a little but it just didn’t feel right so my table decor this year is very similar to previous years.

dining room angels

Dining Table Nativity Set

For the centerpiece I’m using a favorite jewel tone nativity set and a few angels from my collection.

dining room mirror at ChristmasThe mirror is decked with greenery, beaded fruit, and cherubs.

Bethlehem Christmas Platter

Christmas tabletopI have also used greenery and beaded fruit on the table. For added sparkle, I used silver trays instead of place mats. The dinnerware is one of my prized possesions. It is Bethlehem Christmas Dinnerware that I designed and had produced in 2003. I had searched for years for Christmas dinnerware that told the Biblical Christmas story and finally decided to design it myself. It took a tremendous amount of effort but I was finally able to pull it off. I have other Christmas dinnerware but this one is my favorite! There are eight different scenes that depict the Christmas story.

Mary and the Angel plate

Joseph  and Mary on the donkey

Shepherds in the fields

the Angel of the Lord

Heavenly Host Plate

Star of Bethlehem Plate

Mary, Joseph, and the Babe

the Wisemen

dining room Christmas setting

Setting a beautiful table for the holidays creates a big impact for a little effort. Since most of our meals are eaten in the breakfast room, this table will be decorated for the enitre holiday season. I hope that you are taking time to celebrate the season and you are making the most of the holidays!

Please stop by and visit my friends on the tour today. I have included links to their blogs and the bottom of this post.


Positively Southern

Confetti Style

M Jones Style

Swirls of Flavor

Clutter Cafe

Life At Lydias House

Brittany's Pantry

Totally Tailgates

As always, thanks for stopping by and especially for leaving a comment!

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Totally Tailgates said...

So very lovely! I've never used silver trays as chargers before - that will change! The Nativity grouped on a silver tray is truly elegant!

Marsha Jones said...

Lydia, your tablescape is magnificent! My heart is filled with each and every plate you designed! I can picture each family member reading their plate for the others gathered around the table! Beautiful!

Tamyra Positively Southern said...

Your Christmas table looks unbelievable. The custom dinnerware is so very special and gorgeous! But the show stopper are the silver trays! It is a good thing you don't live next door cause I'd have to borrow those!!!

Kathy Moreland said...

Gorgeous table. Love the nativity set, too!

Shelly@ConfettiStyle said...

Pat...where do I start. Your dinnerware is magnificent and the fact that you design it makes it even more beautiful. And I love that you used silver trays as chargers. I've been wanting to do that for years but never have. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your beautiful table will all of us.

Cluttercafe said...

So elegant! The plates are amazing. Truly captures the spirit of Christmas!

Gwynn said...

This is so beautiful! I want to come to your home for the holidays Pat!