Here’s a top view of the place setting.
The footed stemware are vintage family pieces, and the Spode Christmas dishes are some I have had for awhile. I hear the Spode is now made in China, but mine were bought in the “old days” when they were still “made in England.”
The plate under the Spode plate is a French plate.
Actually each plate is different and they each represent a different season. I chose the winter one to show you. I set out the teacups, since I always make homemade wassail every year.
I chose my Lenox Charleston stems for this table setting. This was our wedding crystal.
The silver was my MIL’s and she got it from her sister. It doesn’t look like it was ever used.
I used my MIL’s vintage linen napkins. They were placed in each water glass and secured with white wired ribbon.
I love the Spode sleigh and use it for crackers or candy each Christmas.
These are Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper shakers.
And of course, I get out my Santa teapot for the wassail.
I love using my Moroccan tea glasses for tealight holders. Since the base was too narrow for the tealights to fit in the bottom of the glasses, I places some black beans in the bottom of the glasses. That way the candle sits up higher where the glass is wider.
Here’s another sleigh; it’s a vintage wood one.
I’ve filled it with lots of little vintage ornaments.
I also enjoy using these red votive holders as well. I love the red on red design.
Here are some views of the table at different angles.
I used a crystal bowl with a large vintage silver ladle that I purchased at Round Top this Fall.
I have already bought our Christmas crackers for our special meal. This is a fun British tradition that we somehow adopted many years ago, and liked so well, that we have them every year. For those of you that don’t know, when you pull on the ends it sounds like a firecracker going off. Then as you open the crackers, there is a paper hat, a joke to read, and a little prize.