Monday, December 19, 2011

A Merry Christmas Table Top

When I bought my house years ago, I wanted a large
dining room. I had my Grandmother's buffet and hutch along with
a antique buffet I had bought at an auction. So I wanted
plenty of room for all the pieces. Luckily I found that house
with the large dining room.

I love decorating the buffet

new pieces and vintage pieces.
with white lights and evergreen

I especially love it at night

My Portmerion plate I bought in London years ago, my Grandmothers cut
glass holder

new mercury glass

My silver, a vintage sugar shaker

Christmas Old English Rose

Now a look at my Grandmother's buffet
Her silver set and some pieces of her American Fostoria
Both were used when she hosted her Eastern Star meetings or
Book lovers club.

A little silver basket filled with greens
Her sterling silver candlesticks
I always fill up some of the dishes with Hershey miniatures
for the Holidays, just as she always did
The mirror always hung about the buffet at her house, so it does in
my dining room too. Reflects my MIL beautiful china cabinet she gave me
that is filled with nothing but crystal.
My little plates I picked up several years ago.
I still miss going to Grandma's for Christmas,
it has been 25 years since I did.
But the wonderful memories live on.

Merry Christmas to all Marty and all my TTT friends!



Anonymous said...

A beautiful Merry Christmas table top, Ann!

Martha said...

A great Christmas tabletop.

Donna said...

I love all of the silver and mercury glass, Ann! And I've always wanted a vintage sideboard like yours, it's gorgeous. Oh, and the greenery over the mirror is a terrific idea, love it all!!

Tete said...

You have the best collection of "stuff". Great things to play with and all the homey furniture that has your family history. Just too cool.
Getting the time machine spiffied up so we can go to Benedict's, BUT we have to stop at the candy counter first to get a bag of chocolate goo before we head to the toy side.
They didn't light the courthouse in Paris this year. Do they have ours done? I know they have been working on it so much this year.
Did you hear that they reopened the movie house in Paris? Yes they did! I think if they would have waited a little longer, maybe someone would have done the same with the Will Rogers.

Gail said...

Ann your Merry Christmas table top is absolutely gorgeous!

Wishing you and your family Ann a very Merry Christmas.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Oh it's all so pretty and I love the lights on the table. Great idea, that I might have to steal.

Jenny's Heart said...

Everything is so pretty,
Merry Christmas

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas Ann, love all your decorations and sideboard! Hugs to you and your family! Marilou

Diane Mars said...

Your Tree is breathtaking! And so sweet to have those special Memories. I love to remember Christmas Eve with all our dear Family and friends. We have memories that last a lifetime. Happy Holidays. ox

DearHelenHartman said...

Love your heartwarming images today. Merry Christmas!

Victorian1885 said...

Your home looks lovely for the Holidays Ann. Have a Merry Christmas!


LV said...

You have a very lovely home filled with so many pretty decorations. I like the night light effect.

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

Oh how wonderful that you have your grandmothers wonderful hutch and buffet. It looks so beautiful with the lights. I love mercury glass aso. Have a very Merry Christmas!

A Few Pennies said...

Very pretty Christmas at your house--I'm really loving the red transferware china around that gorgeous mirror decked out with greenery! Have a Merry Christmas!

Rebecca said...

Love the lights with the dishes-very pretty!