Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tales Of Christmas Past

Welcome to my Tale of Christmas Past Tablescape . . . 

                        A simple, frugal table setting
I thought I would share with you today a little luncheon table I set up for Cowboy and our daughter and the grand baby a few Christmas' ago.

I chose the simple, cute & whimsical really, really cheap grocery store dinnerware . . . 

The dinner plates, salad plates and the mugs were markdowns from Kroger. They were marked down because the handle of one mug was broken. But that worked fine for me because I set an even cheaper plastic cup on that place setting and planned if for the baby!

  • I added some old little fruit dishes and juice glasses that were cheap too in their day they came out of oat meal. (I wish they still did that) If you look closely again the baby's is slightly different. I got these from my mother and she only had three matching bowls. (We didn't eat much oatmeal) The fourth I found at a shop.
  • The green leaf plates are some of my favorites. I only have 4 they are Vintage Pier One! I say Vintage because I bought them over 20 years ago. Vintage sounds snazzier than old! Love them. I used to have a platter but I broke it. Darn it.
I thought the little candy canes added a little more fun so I put some in the mugs then tossed a couple on the table.
BTW I really didn't have a plan I just pulled together pieces that I love that were in the same color theme. 
And, the meal was Taco Beuno!
I didn't really plan this table for a post but since I had this photo I thought I would share it.  
  Are you setting your table for Christmas activities?


Michelle said...

I have a whole collection of those "oatmeal dishes". My grandmother collected them and now they are mine. What treasure they are! I adore your place settings.

Molly the Airedale said...

Your table looks beautiful☺ Love the leaf dishes!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Such a fun and thrifty table! I love that they use to give dishes in things like oatmeal and detergent. Wish they still did that! Yes, some of my original dishes are vintage as well. :) Thanks for sharing it with SYC. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!