It was a wonderful Thanksgiving, yesterday, and I hope you had a lovely time with Family and Friends. Today I’m sure many of us will be out finding that perfect gift for someone on our holiday list. When you have a moment, pour yourself a cup of your favorite hot beverage and join me for a little holiday decor fun as I share with you how I decorated my Dining Room China Cabinet.
The cabinet is made from cherry wood and has sections for displaying plates and collectibles. Each Christmas I try to do something a little different and this year I decided to feature a variety of Christmas and Holiday china patterns that I use throughout the season. In the picture above you can see the Little Drummer Boy Sheep perched in front of a dinner plate from a pattern called “The Christmas Ball”. It is quite beautiful with a pattern in heavy gold around the rim of the plate depicting Christmas Ball ornaments. The sheep shares his space with a crystal tree and some holly from the garden.
The very top of the cabinet shows three angels playing heavenly music on their instruments. They are made from plaster with their gold, red and blue gowns embellished with gold and silver. A garland of pine and cedar lies in front of the angels and cascades down the sides of the cabinet. More crystal trees are grouped on the top shelf and red-rimmed Fitz & Floyd dinner plates join the gold. The Fitz & Floyd plates have raised, sculpted rims edged in gold and are quite lovely.
The central section of the cabinet holds a teapot in the “Golden Ball” pattern with two salad/dessert plates in Noritake’s “Royal Hunt” pattern resting behind the pot. Another shepherd keeps watch over his sheep while resting close by. The Noritake pattern features a stag, a pheasant and a rabbit around the red, green and gold checked rim. Dogs in gold race around the inner rim as if on a hunt. The dogs never catch up with the animals so it is all great fun around the rim.
My Grandmother’s Tea Set rests on a silver tray on the lower shelf. I love to display this at Christmas as it brings back so many wonderful memories of my Grandmother. Behind the tea set are two different patterns. The central plate is by Spode in their “Christmas Tree” pattern. It is flanked on either side by a Fitz & Floyd pattern called “Christmas Holly”. Both patterns are holiday classics and I feel so fortunate to have them in the collection.
A white dove shares space with a creamer and sugar set with matching sugar tongs by Michael Aram. These are beautifully rendered with a botanical pattern and a hammered base on each piece.
The matching teapot sits below the “Little Drummer Boy”.
A pretty Poinsettia plate by Longaberger is displayed behind the “Golden Ball” sugar container.
Three beautiful silver trees are watched over by a fluffy sheep. The sheep is so soft and wooly it makes you think of cozy winter days inside by the fire.
Holiday colors work together to create an interesting display of a variety of Christmas china that I use for the holidays. When my children were little we lived near a Mikasa outlet store and I purchased a set of Christmas china that we use each year to mark the beginning of the holiday season. It’s a great tradition and one we all look forward to.
Each piece you use with your Family and Friends helps create your story and brings back fond memories of happy times spent together while helping to create new memories to share.
Here you can see the whole cabinet. I store handmade pottery in greens and browns in the lower part of the piece. It looks so festive and brings a smile especially when it glows with lights at night.
Wishing you all a wonderful day and a great start to the Christmas Season.