I know Christmas of 2018 is long gone and we are well into January of 2019….
…..but as I was editing a few photos yesterday afternoon,
I stumbled upon a Christmas tablescape that I had prepared way in the beginning of December.
I thought about posting it for a bit and then decided to show it to you because???
Well, because it was nostalgic and you know I am a sucker for nostalgia.
Do you remember the green ceramic Christmas trees that almost all of our mothers and grandmothers had sitting on a table somewhere during the holidays?
And, ok, let’s admit the truth…. that I had one of them too.
In fact I taught ceramics in the 80’s and helped many other ladies make these trees in either green or white.
So when I came upon, not only the large Christmas tree with the little blue, purple, gold, green, red and white lights…
AND the little 5 inch matching trees…I couldn’t resist the impulse to purchase them and use them on a tablescape.
So without further ado….
please take a look at my nostalgic Christmas tablescape.
I started with red placemats and added a mirrored centerpiece to showcase the nostalgic Christmas tree.
The ceramic tree took center stage and I added red and green swirled candle sticks on each side.
The candle sticks held small gingerbread houses.
The stack of plates consisted of a black and white buffalo check dinner plate and a white salad plate.
AND on top of the salad plate, the smaller version of the ceramic tree center piece.
And they light up too.
Soooo stinking cute!
The red glass handled flat ware sits atop a red plaid napkin.
The two swans I absolutely adore and I added red plaid bows to their necks to pick up the red plaid in the napkins.
The red stemmed glasses have that nostalgic look to them but for a bit of whimsey,…
I added the Ho Ho Ho water glasses I found at dollar tree a couple years ago.
So if you can stand one more look at Christmas, I hope you like this tablescape as a blast from the past.
Did you ever have one of these ceramic Christmas trees?
Did you make one or get one handed down from family?
I couldn’t believe that I have no idea where mine are…must have gave them to my kids, because I know I made several.
Everyday Living says
Kari, I am so glad you posted your tablescape. My beloved Mom made tons of ceramics back in the 70’s. I had a large green tree that she gave me, but I broke it years ago before she passed away. She must have made 50 or more of those trees and gave away. Your post brings back sweet memories and your table is beautiful. Thanks again for the walk down memory lane sweet friend!
I get very sentimental over these trees Pam…not only because I made them in my little ceramic shop in my home, but because they were such fun to share with friends and family. I also made some with “globs” of white glistening snow on selected branches. The neat thing is you can still find the little bulbs on-line. Mine are glued in, but many I have made… we just stuck the bulbs in the holes. And the little trees are new to me….we never made them that small back in the day, but I love that I could place little trees on the plate stack.
Hugs dear friend.
Hi Kari, such lovely memories. My mother and sister made them too and they gifted one to me many years ago. It has a perfect spot just inside my front door and glows through the window to welcome the family home every Christmas. Minor hiccup this year when the bulb wouldn’t sit straight – seems the heat over the years had melted the fitting just a little. Handy brother-in-law to the rescue.. yay…
I wish you and your Captain all the very best for an amazing 2019.
Hugs from across the pond xx
Hello sweet friend….I hope all is well across the pond and you are staying out of trouble! What am I saying? LOL
Luv ya and I will be sending a long email to you shortly.
I guess those ceramic trees knew no country lines, if your mother and sister also made them in England. How fun is that? And thanks to your handy dandy BIL for fixing the fitting.
Best wishes to you and I know 2019 will bring you great joy.
Hugs right back at ya across the pond
Love your tablescape! So pretty and I’m glad you decided to share it. We used to have two of those ceramic trees when I was growing up. Every time I see one, I remember how beautiful they looked all lit up and how I loved being able to turn it off and on each day! Love and hugs!
thanks Benita. We do seem to treasure our past experiences as they make for our future choices.
Perhaps we/I romanticize the past more than I should, but that is the world I live in.
Hugs always 🙂