I know Christmas of 2018 is long gone and we are well into January of 2019….
…..but as I was editing a few photos yesterday afternoon,
I stumbled upon a Christmas tablescape that I had prepared way in the beginning of December.
I thought about posting it for a bit and then decided to show it to you because???
Well, because it was nostalgic and you know I am a sucker for nostalgia.
Do you remember the green ceramic Christmas trees that almost all of our mothers and grandmothers had sitting on a table somewhere during the holidays?
And, ok, let’s admit the truth…. that I had one of them too.
In fact I taught ceramics in the 80’s and helped many other ladies make these trees in either green or white.
So when I came upon, not only the large Christmas tree with the little blue, purple, gold, green, red and white lights…
AND the little 5 inch matching trees…I couldn’t resist the impulse to purchase them and use them on a tablescape.
So without further ado….
please take a look at my nostalgic Christmas tablescape.
I started with red placemats and added a mirrored centerpiece to showcase the nostalgic Christmas tree.
The ceramic tree took center stage and I added red and green swirled candle sticks on each side.
The candle sticks held small gingerbread houses.
The stack of plates consisted of a black and white buffalo check dinner plate and a white salad plate.
AND on top of the salad plate, the smaller version of the ceramic tree center piece.
And they light up too.
Soooo stinking cute!
The red glass handled flat ware sits atop a red plaid napkin.
The two swans I absolutely adore and I added red plaid bows to their necks to pick up the red plaid in the napkins.
The red stemmed glasses have that nostalgic look to them but for a bit of whimsey,…
I added the Ho Ho Ho water glasses I found at dollar tree a couple years ago.
So if you can stand one more look at Christmas, I hope you like this tablescape as a blast from the past.
Did you ever have one of these ceramic Christmas trees?
Did you make one or get one handed down from family?
I couldn’t believe that I have no idea where mine are…must have gave them to my kids, because I know I made several.