Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas in the Dining Room

Hello and Happy Christmas! I hope everyone had a blessed day today. We had a very small Christmas so that is why I have the time now on Christmas day to actually get this post going.

Before showing you the dining room table I wanted to share this vignette of my antique hand painted Christmas plate I got at one of the sales I worked at several weeks ago.


I don't really decorate the dining room much for Christmas, just a little on the step back cupboard, a small tree and greenery on my miniature Curiosity Shop (on the right side of photo) and then the dining room table. So to set the table I bring out some Victorian antiques from the cupboard and try to fancy it up a bit, it doesn't look very exciting but wait until you see some of the details up close.


We'll start at my son's end of the table...


where a parakeet napkin ring graces his plate and a salt cellar sets off to the side with its own little monogrammed spoon inside. Each place setting has their own napkin ring (which really were not used at formal dinners at that time, they were only used for everyday use), salt cellar and spoon and butter pat. The place setting is Pfaltzgraff Winter Berry pattern.


When looking up from his place setting you see this view...


and moving around to the right of the table is the butter dish...


my place setting and the centerpiece brides bowl upon a plateau mirror almost hidden by the ivy and holly.


A closer look at the enameled brides bowl and the gold enameled cranberry glass cruet bottle on the plateau mirror.


and then there is this zipper glass pickle castor and zipper glass celery vase...


moving on around past hubby's place setting is this water pitcher. I got it a couple of months ago from Richard at My Old Historic Home. That is the link that shows his booths at an antique mall near his home.


Below is a candle lit view with the gilt china cabinet in the background


and my daughter's place setting...


and then we are back around to where we started from, back to the banana pedestal bowl with wax fruit.


Now, let's fast forward to dessert and I'll show you my Buche de Noel cake...


And now for my miniature followers here is Christmas in the dolls house. Enjoy!






HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

I would like to thank the following ladies for featuring my Historic Rosyln Heights Home Tour post.
Cindy at AMAZE ME MONDAY and
Kathy at A RETURN TO LOVELINESS

I am linking up to the following parties, please come and join in the fun.
EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE with Nancy
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula and Patti

16 comments:

  1. Oh Gina.....Loved seeing your beautiful Christmas dining room table and your dollhouse all dolled up for the holidays, too. Both are delightful! Susan

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  2. Gina, how very pretty and special. the dollhouse is amazing! merry Christmas and happy new year,,,,xo

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  3. Gina,
    Now you know that I would totally LOVE this post!!
    I adore the wall paper and color of your Dining Room. love the deep rich colors and what a beautiful table setting!!
    And i love the doll house. I did not get a chance to do the inside of Nelson Crest but i did do the outside of it......

    Merry Christmas!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. Your dollhouse is always a favorite but I really enjoyed seeing all your special touches in your dining room. What a special room. It must feel very elegant to eat in your beautiful room on such a gorgeous table. Your Buche de Noel cake looks amazing. Wishing you a wonderful New Year too!

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  5. Gina, just love all your silver pieces to make your Christmas dinner table just gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Everything looks lovely Gina! I look forward to following you again in 2015!

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  7. It is all so beautiful. It is surely a Victorian Christmas table

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  8. Greetings sweet Gina!

    Your dining room is so elegant... what a fabulous table you set! Your antique silver pieces are beautiful. Winter Berry is my favorite Christmas dinnerware design and looks so great on your table. And of course my favorite part, your dollhouse miniatures all decked out for a good old fashioned Christmas!!

    Hope you have the best New Year ever Gina!! Blessings, Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie

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  9. Your table is gorgeous, Gina. You must have so much fun decorating for Christmas in your home. You do such a smashing job! I love the miniatures. So sweet. Thanks for sharing at Every Room In The House. Happy New Year! ~ Nancy

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  10. Gine, you have such beautiful things. They always take my breath away. That bride's bowl is outstanding and looks like the dolls had a fantastic Christmas..Hope your new year will be a good one..Judy

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  11. Everything looks so festive and elegant. So glad you showed us some close ups of your wonderful table settings. I spot salt cellars while I am out on treasure hunts and if they are not too expensive I will purchase, but never have seen any like the ones you have, very fine.
    My father in law always liked celery in a glass of water at Christmas and every dinner really. I thought it was neat to see you had the same thing.
    Those miniatures like I said before, I love to gaze at over and over.
    Besides salt cellars, what did people do with the pepper? I've never read nor do I see ever anything about that. Hmmmm.
    You have a wonderful New Year and thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet comment.
    betsy

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  12. Gina,
    Me again!!

    Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. So pretty! Love your dishes and the doll house is amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  14. Hi Gina, such beautiful things on your lovely table! The napkin rings and salt cellars are my favs!! I have a butter dish similar to yours, and the brides basket is precious! Oh and the doll house and furnishings are precious! Thanks for letting us take a peek! Happy New Year!

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  15. Your Christmas table looks beautiful! Your dollhouse is amazing!
    Mary Alice

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  16. I was happy to see your miniature house with all the pretty little collections inside. Something I may want to do someday. I have a lot of miniature pieces stored right now; that my grand-father made for me and other pieces I have collected over time.

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