Hi everyone! I know I am in post overload, as I am way over my 'once a month if I'm lucky' quota, but there are so many great blogger parties going on I wanted to link up to!
Today we are dining with the J & G Meakin "Romantic England" red transferware. It goes so nicely with the English country cottage style I am embracing this season.
Oh how I love this pattern!! I mentioned back when I got it that both my dad and my husband love it also. I never thought about using it for Christmas, but it really is just perfect.
I am mixing the rustic and organic elements with silver and crystal I do so frequently, including the walnut-stained woven chargers, the bamboo napkin rings, the Durand Cristal D'arques "Longchamp" crystal, and the Wallace and Sons "Louvre" sterling flatware from 1893.
I filled the box we made for Thanksgiving with a layer of florist foam, then small pots of floral oasis filled with fresh Balsam, white pine, arborvitae, cedar, boxwood and pine cones. I added faux red berries along with the holly.
A little background on the pieces I am using from this pattern...
The bowl features the 16th century mansion, "Chequers" in Buckinghamshire, England, which has been the official country residence of British Prime Ministers since 1921.
The plates feature "Haddon Hall" in Derbyshire...
The cups feature "Ann Hathaway's cottage" Shottery...
...while the saucer features the "Holy Trinity Church" Stratford-on-Avon.
I carried the tartan window treatments in here and added a toile shade trimmed in a striped taffeta, which I'll show in more detail later.
Some night pics...
I hope you have enjoyed a little Christmas trip through "Romantic England!" We are certainly enjoying this pattern.
The most important thing for us is to sit for meals together, whether it's at the breakfast bar or at the table. We are always reminded, however, that not everyone has that opportunity and make it a priority to help out where we can with meals, food or volunteering. Share what you have and receive a blessing this Christmas season:-)
Thank you so much for stopping by! I am, as usual way behind in getting around to visit, but I will get there eventually. I so appreciate your very kind comments.
I'll be joining: