Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Christmas Dishes

I didn't do my own tablescape this week, but I thought I'd share some dishes that I find so interesting.

I love the traditional Christmas themed dishes, I think they add so much charm to the table, and they are such a festive touch.

But I also love unique themes and non-traditional colors for Christmas and I came across some really different plates, serving dishes, and place settings while surfing the web for Christmas dishes:















These plates below are more traditional but I love the idea of mixing the different patterns to create unique place settings:

This set too is the traditional holly, and I usually don't go for everything matching perfectly, but there is something about these hefty-looking pieces that I find so appealing.




From Ireland:






Well, these are more of a traditional pattern, but I love the square serving pieces:








From Sweden:






Look at this pretty tablescape to celebrate St. Lucia Day (December 13). My husband's family is Swedish and I think since St. Lucia Day falls on a Sunday this year I will mark the day and celebrate it with traditional Swedish fare but...


...I will be using my own TJ Maxx finds:



And I'm hoping to find these more colorful Johnson Brothers salad/dessert plates to compliment them!
And I wouldn't mind having this Southwest Christmas theme grace my table for Christmas dinner! Now this is unique!



I have joined Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday, she always sets a lovely, most unique table and she always generously shares her ideas!





I can't wait to see all your creations too!

15 comments:

  1. oh those are some beautiful dishes! I loved all the different styles.

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  2. They are all beautiful! I enjoyed seeing all these, thanks for sharing!

    Katherine

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  3. Eileen,
    Thanks for sharing all the different patterns. My fav is the red and white with different scenes.
    D

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  4. what a wonderful post! It's fun to view so many pretty dishes in one post! Mary :O)

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  5. What beautiful dishes Eileen, I love them all and so glad I don't have to choose among them. Your set is lovely, you must have cupboards full of dishes......Hugs to Jayden and Mia :-)

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  6. Love all of the different dishes!

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  7. Great idea to show all those differnt dishes, I loved them, only bad thing is makes a person want to run out and buy more dishes and more dishes and I am running out of room to store them.

    Have a great weekend.
    Barbara

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  8. You must have had lots of fun choosing those plates and dishes!!
    And your blog looks wonderful!
    I am still exited about my decorations ;)
    Christmas is such fun.
    Irene x

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  9. There were far too many for me to pick a favorite! They were all lovely!
    Love Di

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  10. My favorites? Your personal plates from TJMaxx! I just think they are so pretty, and I love the idea of mixing and matching different scenes!

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  11. Hi Eileen! They are all so pretty ~ if I had to choose, I think the red and whites and the Chickadees are my favorites.

    Thank you for sharing! xo

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  12. I loved seeing all of these plates, Eileen. I think my favorite might be the green one from Ireland. But I also like YOUR plates! You got such a great deal on them.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  13. Beautiful! I would love the Irish ones..I'll ask Santa!

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  14. Oh fun! You're not kidding! I was excited to get the Johnson Brothers plates this year -- now I need salad plates to coordinate!~

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  15. Oh, thanks for sharing these--all are so beautiful!

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