Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday China

I can't get in the groove...
we have rushed to finish school with Austin and now
our family holiday festivities begin!

I am doing good to keep my head above water!

I had all of these great intentions this holiday season
and they have just fallen flat.
I'm glad that I am the only one who has noticed.
The kids are so excited to spend time with our families this
year and can't wait for Santa to visit!
And that is what is most important for me.
Not that they had a really cute tablescape for
dinner every night, or that every inch of
the house is immaculately decorated.
I did need to pull out my Lenox Holiday
china and set the table.  Can't have Christmas without it.

When I was in high school my mother bought
me my first set of China.  She worked at
McRae's Department store and got a great discount!
 I still have it today and still love it.
So, when it came time to register for our wedding,
I decided to register for Christmas china.
I had always loved this pattern from Lenox.
So classic and timeless!

I think I will absolutely freak out if they ever discontinue
this pattern.  Friends have bought me pieces to add to it over the years
and I love every last piece I have of it.

I even have matching napkins in the Holiday pattern.

I found these napkin rings earlier this year at
Old Time Pottery and the colors are perfect.

Close up above of the napkin ring...
and close up below of the flatware

The Gold flatware was my Grandma Ann's...
I always thought this was the most elegant set of flatware
I had ever seen when I was growing up...
I mean, she had to have been a bajillionaire to have GOLD flatware, right?

Well, that is at least what I thought.
I loved it back then and I love it just as much today.
I tried to find a pattern on it,
but my eyes are not what they used to be...
All I can make out is National Stainless  JAPAN
I searched at but did not
see anything that looked like it.
If you happen to know, I would love to know the name.

The green goblets are Lennox Holiday Gems.
They were a gift from my mother several years ago.

I was playing around a little with the photo editing...
Let me tell you  Picnik is a fun little program.
I just used the free version, but the Premium package looks
neat too.

And the little sketch photo...

So the table run down:
China~ Lenox Holiday
Flatware~ Family Heirloom ? pattern from National Stainless
Goblets~ Lenox Holiday Gems in green
Charger~ Red beaded edge from Old Time Pottery
Napkins~ Lenox Holiday
Napkin Rings~ Old Time Pottery

Hope you and your family have a very

Merry Christmas!

Now I have to get busy and get all of
our presents wrapped and get ready to celebrate
with Scott's family on Friday.

Christmas is coming... ready or not!

Be sure to go and check out all of the other
holiday tablescapes at


  1. I did a Lenox "Holiday" tablescape this week, too. Such a beautiful, classic pattern! I'm trying not to covet your fabulous green goblets... :-)

    Merry Christmas ... from My Place to Yours!

  2. I so like your plates and your napkin ring so colorful and festive!

    Christmas Tablescape

  3. How pretty -- love your Lenox and you've dressed your table so pretty with those linens. Merry Christmas.

  4. I have always loved this Christmas china! My daughter has a set of it!

    Beautiful table setting!

    Merry Christmas!


  5. Adore this very Christmas china pattern. Your holiday will be wonderful no matter what, as long as you are with family and friends!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. Hello! I love the pictures of this beautiful table setting! I too have this pretty Lenox holiday china and, you make me want to go and get it out right this minute.....pretty!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!! ~ Beth @ Flair For Home

  7. Love your site..I will subscribe. Hope you will consider too..I am such a "newbie" to the blogland. Thank you for leaving a comment on my site..Love your table setting too...So beautiful. Love the sketch that Picnik too?

    As you know, I have the Lenox Holiday Tartan. However, it has been discontinued :( ..

    Merry Christmas!

  8. You must have an increcibly busy household this time of year! I only had one child and was frazzled, so I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like with 2 active boys. Enjoyable every minute, though, isn't it? When they're young like your kids, it is so much fun to plot and plan for Santa's arrival and then to see and hear the sheer joy throughout the room on Christmas morning. Your china is absolutely beautiful and made that much more special because it is accompanied by your Grandmother's bajillionaire gold flatware. ;-) Sandra, I wish to you and your family a joyous, loving and fun Christmas weekend as well as a safe and happy New Year. Take care, and I hope you're able to catch a breather sometime soon!