Merry Christmas My Friends

Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

Christmas, Decorate | December 16, 2016 | By

Happy Friday and Merry Christmas My Friends

Starting tomorrow I will be taking 2 weeks of vacation to soak up both the season and my family. Kate comes home on Saturday and we have many plans for the next couple of weeks. But before I head out, I wanted to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and Happy whatever ever else you celebrate this time of year.

As you are reading this is Cinncinati or Iowa, someone else may be reading it, at the same exact time, in Israel or South Africa. And that’s a really cool thing about this blog world…the inter-connectedness of us all.  In the words of some of my favorite little mechanical people, ‘it’s a small world after all’ and our digital devices have made it even smaller. So, I send all my friends from around the globe special greetings this time of year.

As much as I cherish this season for the religious significance it holds for me, I also treasure it for the time we set aside to just be with those we love, to relish in our traditions, to reflect on our blessings and to welcome in a new year…oh, and let’s not forget…to consume all sorts of home-baked goodies with abandon. So, my wish for you is to soak in whatever this time of year makes special to you and your family.

And in my book, you know it’s a special holiday when you set the dining room table. 

Twice a year…Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner.

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Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

Juliska Berry and Thread Dinner Plates, Juliska Jardins du Monde Dessert Plate, Spode St. Nick for Williams-Sonoma

I found these Spode St. Nick plates at a fundraiser last year and knew they were mine the minute I laid eyes on them. And because kismet is my pal, they pair perfectly with my white Juliska plates.Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.If it’s possible to have a crush on tableware, then I have a major crush on Juliska. Go ahead and say it…very silly and shallow.  But a girl has got to have a few weaknesses. My mom and dad started collecting the white and green plates for me several years ago. It’s a little on the pricey side for tableware, but it is so pretty and so very functional…from freezer to oven! And, in a home with a 17-year old son, it’s durability is key. You have to work really hard to chip them.Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

And those mercury glass…things.  Finials? Would I crush your world if I told you they were…plastic! But it’s our little secret…don’t tell anyone.
Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

We will eat brunch in the kitchen, but we will have our Christmas dinner in this dining room. Mom will cook her prime rib and I will make pop overs. Of course, we’ll also have apple pie for dessert.Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

Simple red velvet ribbon, just about perfect to tie up my napkins with my Grandma’s silverware on Grandma’s dining room table.Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

My son has always LOVED elephants. He bought this elephant Christmas decoration for me several years ago. I actually love it so much that I leave it out year round.This Christmas elephant stays out year-round

And candlelight just really changes everything, doesn’t it?

Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.
Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

 

 

 

Ideas for decorating your Christmas dining room table. Spode St. Nick plates, red velvet, mercury glass and candles are perfect Christmas decorations for your holiday home decor.

From me to you, from my family to yours, all the blessing of the season.nativity-1-2

May your days be filled with family, friends and joy.

I’ll be back at the beginning of the year, in a declutter frame of mind. As much as I love all my Christmas decorations, I’ll be ready to take them all down and pack them all up once Christmas passes. And like many of you, I’ll also be ready to do a little decluttering.

Some of my friends and I will be bringing you ideas as we declutter several rooms in our homes and would love for you join us. And, to keep you motivated, you will have an opportunity to win some great gift certificates…details to follow.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today, I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. And when you leave a comment…ah, it makes my heart sing! 

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Until next time,

Lynn2

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Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Loryl
    December 16, 2016

    Beautiful! Happiest of Holidays!

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      lynn
      December 16, 2016

      Hi Loryl,

      Thank you so much for coming by and leaving your kind comment. I wish you and yours a wonderful and joyful holiday as well.

      Many hugs, Lynn

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    Leslie Zagrobelny
    December 16, 2016

    I love your dining room table setting. I have just recently started following you and I look forward to reading your blog.

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      lynn
      December 16, 2016

      Hi Leslie, and thanks so much for coming by and leaving your kind comments. They are so very much appreciated.

      And I am so happy to know that you have joined as a subscriber! Thank you for that. I am always open to suggestions and ideas for what readers would like to see. If you have any ideas, please pass them on.

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

      Hugs, Lynn

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      lynn
      December 16, 2016

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Esther! I hope your holidays are joy-filled.Thanks for popping in with your kind wishes.

      Many hugs, Lynn

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    Tammy
    December 16, 2016

    Hi Lynn, Your holiday table looks magical. I can only image the joy of filling those chairs with people you love and celebrating a shared meal made with love during the holidays. Happy holidays my friend.

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      lynn
      December 16, 2016

      Merry Christmas to you and yours Tammy! I know your holiday table will be filled with friends and family as well. Enjoy!

      Hugs, Lynn

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      lynn
      December 16, 2016

      Hi Mary! I know you and your crew will enjoy a lovely, family-filled Christmas as well. Knowing you, there is no doubt in my mind that you have some great family traditions! I will catch you next year my friend.

      Hugs, LYnn

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    Liz
    December 22, 2016

    Beautiful place setting! Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Katrin
    December 26, 2016

    Merry Christmas sweet Lynn! Enjoy your family and friends and have a lovely time and a wonderful start into 2017! Greetings & Hugs from Europe!

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