Sunday, December 15, 2013

Santa comes to town.

For this centerpiece, I wanted to create a happy feeling! The Santa just danced, the deer just sparkled, and the sleigh just glittered!
Can you hear the song, You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not shout, I'm telling you why,
 Dancing Santa
Candy canes and Packages
A Sleigh full of Toys 
Santa's Big Bag 
Called "Santa's Stash" 

The Christmas Tree Napkin and
Green Charger

Christmas Tree
 I bought this set of Spode for it has Red Trim
with Holly Rim.

It was the first set of the pattern and it had a Red Trim. Spode then produced the Christmas Tree pattern with the Green Trim and this year they have added gold for their 75th anniversary!
 Green Flatware and Dark Red Place Mat
 Mug, Goblet, and Double Old Fashioned Glass
 Candy Cane Lane Tea
Marquis by Waterford
Red Goblet

The Place Setting

Lighted Flocked Tree

 Packages, Green Votive Holders, and Red Mercury Glass Candle Holder
 Reindeer Treats
 Center of Table 
 View of Table
Santa Claus Chair Cover 
 The Full Length of the Table
Shelby our rough collie says "A happy woof woof Christmas to all."
I will be posting this on
these tea blogs;
Rose Chintz Cottage,

Artful Affirmations,

Martha's Favorites
Bernideen's Tea Time.
The blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
 and The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!



Sylvia said...

Love it all, so pretty and festive, I just bought my first teacup of Spode, I hope to collect it all.Love your Collie. Merry Christmas.

kitty said...

What a pretty, fun, colorful table, Pam! Your guests will feel so special sitting at your festive table. You've thought of everything, even the Santa chair covers. Merry Christmas! xo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Pam,
What a happy and festive table! I love your pretty Spode and it would match my mugs too. The photo of your fur baby in front of the tree is adorable. Thank you for sharing a delightful tea and joining me for my Christmas Tea this week.

Christmas blessings,

Karen said...

Oh my Pam,
You have such a wonderful collection of Christmas décor. I love the Christmas Spode China and the sweet Santa with his sack full of presents! I could see some pretty teapots in the background on a corner shelf that intrigue me. I wish I could step into your festive home - I would definitely be in the Christmas spirit! Cute puppy seems to be enjoying everything too! Love it all! Thanks for your visit! Karen

Ruth Weston said...

Wonderful! So bright and cheerful The old red trim sets are hard to find...didn't know they had released it again. So fun! Merry Christmas and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Poppy said...

I have seen this delightful Spode pattern in several posts lately and every time it looks different in relation to the tablescapes! How pretty and festive and cozy your setting is!

Thanks for stopping by Poppy View and

Merry Christmas!

PS: Of course I can hear the song!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your table does sparkle in red and green, very festive!
Oh yes, the Santa sure is a happy fellow.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Pam,
your friend Shelby is the sweetest thing I found in your Christmas decorations. Looks so cute! You have made a beautiful, happy and colorful Christmas tea table. All looks so festive. Thank you for this wonderful tea time. Have a great Christmas time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your dishes are so pretty! Everything looks so festive and sweet Shelby is adorable!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So festive! Your tablescape is stunning and so so Christmassy :) Holiday hugs and Summer greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Rettabug said...

Oh my gosh, Pam ...that dancing Santa is just ADORABLE!! You can't help but smile at him!

I did not know that Spode came with the different colored bands. I only have 4 dessert plates in that pattern & a beautiful cake plate...all with the green bands. Your red ones are lovely & now I want to go see some of the gold.

Thanks for the education on the subject. I learn SO much from blogging!

Merry Christmas!

xinex said...

What a beautiful table and such a cheerful centerpiece! I love the plates, the glasses, flatware and everything on the table. Merry Christmas!...Christine

Maria A. said...

Hello Pam,
How lively and colourful is your Christmas tablescape! Reds and greens in lovely china and glasses are indeed perfect for Christmas!
The Spode pattern is beautiful!
I wish you a great Christmas Time!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your table is lovely and so is the collie and suddenly you took me back to my childhood with that sleigh, as my mom had a sleigh with little packages inside and it was one of the kid friendly decorations that we could touch :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your table is lovely and so is the collie and suddenly you took me back to my childhood with that sleigh, as my mom had a sleigh with little packages inside and it was one of the kid friendly decorations that we could touch :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Pam, I use the green rimmed Spode for my everyday dishes from Thanksgiving to Epiphany and love them but I never knew about the other rims!!! Thank you for the info! Now I am on a hunt for some to add. The candy cane tea is so good on a cold snowy day (like today here in CT). My Nellie sends Christmas greetings to your Shelby! Linda

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love that dancing Santa! Your table is beautiful and that tea looks delicious too. Very pretty!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Pam: Everything looks so perfect. Beautiful table, especially with that Spode. I would love to have a complete dinner set of it. I caught a peek of your Royal Doulton ladies in the china cabinet. Wish I could take a closer look. They are one of my favorites. Blessing to you and yours, Martha

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is amazing, love the tree and Santa in his sleigh and your dishes are to die for. Gorgeous. You fireplace is fabulous too. Beautiful decor. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Terri said...

What a festive post! I love your Christmas table setting. Everything looks just right together. I love that Spode china!
Merry Christmas to you too : )


Gorgeous, I love your traditional table with lovely holiday dishes.
I'd be sohappy to be sitting in that wonderful table with you Pam.
Your doggie is adorable! Thanks for sharing my friend from Texas.
Thank you for visiting me too, you made my day.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your colourful and fun Christmas table! It looks great. Merry Christmas.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great post!! Love everything!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lulu said...

Oh what fun from the dancing Santa to the chair covers. Wherever did you find those?

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas table and especially your Spode china, red rimmed! Shelby is gorgeous too. Merry Christmas!

Pat and Katie said...

I thought the table was incredible until I saw your fireplace with Shelbie and Santa. As everyone knows, I love Santa - all kinds of Santas - but I love dogs more. What a beautiful dog! (Needless to say, the Waterford goblets were gorgeous too....)
Hope you and your family have a great Christmas.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so pretty with all the traditional colors and decorations. You have such nice collections, I enjoyed seeing them. Loved seeing Shelby too!

Merry Christmas!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is just wonderful! I love what you did with this table. It is so festive and fun! And you are right, Santa just sparkles!

Love your collie. Both my husband and I had collies when we were growing up, and they are fabulous dogs. I love Shelby!

Merry Christmas to you, too!



Alycia Nichols said...

If that Santa starts twerking a la Miley Cyrus, I am DONE!!! :-) :-) :-)

I love your chair covers!!! MUCH cooler than the ones at Dollar Tree!

The Spode is gorgeous. You just can't beat the classics!!! Have a wonderful, joyful and peaceful Christmas!!!

Candy S said...

Your Santa and the reindeer are adorable. The Spode plates and beautiful table linens make a lovely tablescape. Shelby is pretty lovely too! But best of all is your beautiful china cabinet. I love pretty china cabinets and yours is one of the prettiest ever. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!


Marilyn said...

Thanks for visiting me. At first I thought it was someone from the Tea in Texas magazine. Do you know it? It is a very nice magazine and the editor is so nice.

I love your Spode dishes and Candy Cane Lane Tea is one of my favorites at Christmas. Very lovely tablescape.

Babs Richman said...

Great Christmas table! Santa is so much fun and I really like your Spode with the red trim. Shelby is so pretty and reminds me of our old collie. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas.

Diane said...

So love that dancing Santa! I am known in my family as the "twirly girl", because I dance the whole time that I am working in the kitchen. Your Santa is definitely a happy one. I have a serious obsession with Spode Christmas Tree, but I do not own any with the red trim - love yours! Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family!

the east coast desi said...

What a happy festive post, I enjoyed it thoroughly.....those red goblets are so pretty!!! And your collie is adorable. Thank you for stopping by "The East Coast Desi". Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!!!

Jacqueline said...

I can see how that Santa just danced his way into your heart. He is such a jolly elf and I love his uplifted leg, and his arms thrown into the air. The sleigh is a treasure too. what fun you had with this table and the traditional plates are always so popular and beautiful!

TiKiMOOSE said...

Really love that Santa! It is all very wonderful, festive and Christmasy!
Visiting from Tablescape Thursday.

Marigene said...

Pam, what a gorgeous is so festive. Cute Santa doing a happy dance because he is loading up the sleigh or because he is unloading! Love those goblets.
Merry Christmas!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Such a happy table you have put together here -- the Dancing Santa stole my heart, well so did Shelby in front of the mantle waiting for Santa to come...Joni

Jannet said...

Hi Pam! Thank you for the visit and sweet comment! I LOVE your table, with all the glitter and sparkle. The bag of reindeer treats made me smile, so sweet. Oh and your dog is so cute :)
Merry Christmas said...

So So cute! You have the MERRIEST Santa I have ever seen!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...this is one of my favorite patterns, and I love it with the red rim. Gorgeous!

Laura said...

Hi Pam
You really have a very cheerful Christmas tablescape. I liked the Santa Claus as a center piece, all the details and the colors are perfect for this season.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...or Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo, ;-)


Your table is gorgeous, I love it all from the centerpiece to the dishes are swoonnnn.....Your furry baby right in front of the tree...too cute! Wishing you and yours a lovely and merry C'mas.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Love the classic SPode. The snowy tree is making me cold, lol, so pretty!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Hello and Merry Christmas ! So nice to find Your blog on Our shared friends tea parties.I so enjoyed perusing Your Christmas tablescapes.I would have enjoyed following You on Google Friend Connect.Blessings-Denise

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I am sorry I missed your gorgeous Christmas Tablescape and especially your Spode china, red rimmed! The photo of Shelby by the fireplace is gorgeous too. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you all have a wonderful New Year.

Entertaining Women said...

Delightful! I love your tribute to a traditional, festive, Christmas table! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Pam, this is a beautiful table - love your Spode china! I have a few orphaned pieces! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,