Here we are again -- it is suddenly cold Winter one day and back to warm-ish Fall again the next. Weird weather. I suppose the calendar says it is time for thinking about Christmas, so here we go! The first little Christmas table of the season with the "American Christmas Tree" by Cuthbertson. This is a discontinued English pattern which I bought at Bromberg's when we first came to Birmingham. I have found a few replacement pieces on a couple of china matching services. Accidents and tile floors and granite counters -- well, you know how it goes.
I love Serendipity! I have never bought any flatware that was specifically Christmassy. Last summer, though, I ordered this set of Fiesta flatware from Belk when they had a big sale, I think because Fiesta was changing a couple of their colors? We have a few different plates in bright colors that are mostly used in the summer, and it is a nice complement to all of them. Anyway, it is nice and heavy, a nice weight and feel in the hand. We use it quite a lot for our everyday meals. When I reached into the cabinet for the Christmas Tree plates to set the table, I automatically reached into the drawer for this flatware, and then I did a double take! This stuff is perfect -- it pulls out all the bright colors on the tree and in the toys under it!
One more thing -- I have been a pretty good girl this year, I think, and I have requested from Santa a new camera! He said he would see what he could do. I hope my photos get a lot better if he comes through. My thanks to great bloggers like Brenda over at Cozy Little House and her new blog Cozy Inspiration for all the pointers for better photos -- I am paying attention, Girl!
Let's get this party started!
Linking to Cuisine Kathleen at Let's Dish and Susan for Tablescape Thursday.
On Friday I will join Courtney Feathered Nest Friday. On Sunday I am joining Alma The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.