Friday, December 5, 2014

Beautiful Tartan and Transferware Christmas Tablescape

Beautiful tartan and transferware tablescape, the altered past blog

Welcome to the last day of our Christmas blog tour.  Today we're sharing tablescapes and mantels.  I've put together a small tablescape for two.  Beautiful tables don't have to be for a large crowd or even set on your dining room table.

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

I've created a cozy table for two with tartan prints and transferware dishes.  

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

In keeping with the Christmas theme, I've incorporated poinsettias and evergreens, along with some vintage silver and glass ball ornaments.

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

Stacking a variety of patterns with your dishes creates a beautiful table.  Here I began with my wedding china, Lenox Liberty (still love it after 26 years!), a Ralph Lauren Tartan salad plate, vintage brown transferware ironstone, and a small gold monogram dish on top.

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

I found this little guy at an antique store a couple of weeks ago.  It's ironstone which goes with practically everything.  It was more than I would normally pay for a serving piece because I'm such a thrift store shopper.  However, at $7 it was a great deal to add to my ironstone collection.

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog


tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

tartan and transferware plate tablescape, the altered past blog

So, go ahead, bring out that wedding china!  Set a special table using a mix of patterns and colors.  I promise, it'll look beautiful!  And, it doesn't take a lot of dishes when you're setting a small table, just for two.

Well, that's the end of my Christmas Blog Tour post but don't stop here.  Check out these amazing bloggers for more great tablescape and mantel ideas!



Tomorrow, I'll be sharing a roundup of this entire past week of blog tours!  Don't miss it!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie

8 comments:

  1. This table is stunning Angie! Love it all. Feel free to box the ironstone deer and ship to Florida. I'm in love!

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  2. Angie - your tables cape is gorgeous! I CAN'T believe that ironstone deer was $7!! What a great deal and wonderful addition to your pretty table. Please don't make me fight CoCo for ownership!

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  3. Love it! I like the mixture of patterns. Just beautiful!

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  4. An elegant spot for a cozy Christmas night supper! The patterns mixed in your place settings are beautiful Angie. Another alert Ralph-you-know-who-moment :-) Well done! Bwg ~~~

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  5. Angie, Wow I love your romantic n cozy table for two. Your china is beautiful and that tartan plaid ....Oh my. How sweet is that dear ironstone....LOVE it all!!

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  6. Nice combination of dishes...lovely intimate table. Love the butter/cheese dish...great for the holidays.
    Merry Christmas, Angie!

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  7. I agree about not always using the dining room table some times I set up my coffee table when i want an intimate surroundings .very nice display.Susie

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  8. Lovely christmas table. I love those green and red christmas table decorations you used. Have a happy holiday!

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