15 December 2010

Christmas Tablesetting

Today I am joining in the party hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch: Tablescape Thursday.

I have said before that my dishes make me happy. At holiday time there are quite a few patterns of Post-86 Fiesta from which I can choose to make a festive table. These may be some of my favourites: Betty Crocker Peppermint Fiesta. Betty Crocker carried a number of different Fiesta items in their catalogue and had quite a few exclusives. It was a sad day for Fiesta collectors when General Mills discontinued the BC Catalogue. This peppermint pattern was one of those exclusives. I believe it is from around 2005, as there is a dated Fiesta ornament in this pattern from that year.

Another passion of mine is vintage tablecloths. I have sometimes described these coverings from bygone years as backgrounds to make dishes sparkle. But the tablecloths are full of beauty and collectible in their own right.

Today's tablesetting uses Betty Crocker Peppermint Fiesta, a vintage table cover known as The Night Before Christmas tablecloth, vintage California Hand Prints napkins, Santa napkin rings that I believe came from Target a few years ago, vintage peppermint candy cane glassware, peppermint swizzle sticks that were a gift from my friend, Daphne, over at Tabletop Time, Cityscape flatware and peppermint place card holders. The centrepieces are Snowman Water Towers from Dept. 56.

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Craig Miyamoto said...

What a festive holiday table you set, Becky. Sure beats anything I or my family can dream up!

xoxox Craig

Aledia said...

Oh! I just love your table setting!! The tablecloth is beautiful and everything looks so festive and fun! Thank you for sharing and have a blessed night!

cathy simonetti said...

oh Becky you made my heart sing.....I love dishes and they make me happy and yours make my heart sing...thank you for sharing!

Daphne said...


Your table is fabulous! I don't think I've ever seen a table with the full placesetting of BC peppermint before. Beautiful! Your accessories and TC are just the right choices for this special Fiesta pattern. I think this is your first Tablescape Thursday...yipee! I was so hoping we'd see a 'scape from you this season.

Merry Christmas,


Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

All the peppermint touches add up to a sweet table! I really enjoyed seeing your collection!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

Seasons greetings to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table. LOVE the vintage look combined with newer pieces. So wonderful!!! Merry Christmas.

Marigene said...

What a holly jolly table...I love it! Those napkin rings are the cutest.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Entertaining Women said...

This is completely and totally delightful! You have created a wonderful Christmas tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

dana said...

I had no idea Fiesta Ware came in holiday designs! How spectacular! I am also a vintage table cloth lover....that one you shared is wonderful! I have read several of your posts.....your blog is so much fun!