Green Willow China for Christmas

Normally at Christmas I set my kitchen table with Spode Christmas Tree china which I have been collecting for a long time.  However, this year fate stepped in and I found four green willow salad plates at my favorite thrift store.  I snapped them up knowing I could mix and match them to use on several different holidays.

Christmas table 6

So when it was time to set my kitchen table for Christmas I wanted to use the green willow plates.  I placed a very rustic stick runner from Target down the middle of the table.  Then I added the simple dough bowl centerpiece.  Someday I’m going to do a whole post on my Grandmother’s dough bowl.

Dough Bowl

My kitchen table isn’t big enough to use both a runner and placemats so instead of a placemat I used a large square white charger.  The charger is actually a white porcelain platter from Wal-Mart.  Then on top of the charger I layered a large wavy edge red plate from Home Goods.  Next came a white lacy plate which is part of a set of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic ironstone that I bought on clearance at Target several years ago.  Then topped it off with my thrift store green willow salad plate.

Christmas Table 1

Christmas Table 3

Red and green stocking hold Spode Christmas Tree stainless steel flatware and are laying on top of a red ticking stripe napkin.

Christmas table 4

The snowman pillow in the chair is part of a set of three knit pillows from Pottery Barn Kids a few years ago.  The set includes a green Santa and red reindeer pillow.   The cable knit stockings came from none other than Target.

PBK Christmas Pillow Coll

Over by the window I have a small unlit Christmas tree.  This tree is really the top off my old much larger Christmas tree.  It’s kind of bushy so all I needed to do was to stick it down in my rolling French market basket, tie on some vintage cookie cutters with red and white baker’s twine and call it done.

Cookie Cutter Tree

It’s good to change things up and I like how the table turned out.

Christmas Table 2

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Sharon

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Comments

  1. I really like your green willow. It’s a nice change from the red and blue and looks good the way you have set it up/ Cute idea to use the stockings for the cutlery and how nice to pay tribute to your grandma by using her dough bowl. Christmas is especially a time when we remember our family’s past as well as Christs birth!

  2. What a beautiful table! Merry Christmas Sharon!

  3. Love your green willow plates! Perfect for this setting! The stick runner is so unique and dough bowls are one of my favorite vintage pieces!
    hugs,
    Jann

  4. heatherbquinn says:

    I’ve never seen Green Willow before, only blue. Very pretty!

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