Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mikasa Surrounded with Love by Spode

I didn't do much decor for Christmas this year, but I wanted to do a tablescape to show you the beautiful Mikasa accent plates and serving pieces I won recently.  The fabulous giveaway was hosted by the beautiful Anita of the blog,  Far Above Rubies.  I think most of you already know Anita, but for those who may not, I suggest you spend some time visiting there.  You will not be disappointed, and she has the voice of an angel.  You can listen to her rendition of O Holy Night, while looking through her posts.

The pattern is Italian Countryside, Holiday Wreath and Holiday Christmas Bouquet.  I received two accent plates of each of the three patterns.  Four are edged in red, and two in green.  I placed them on my Spode Christmas Tree dinner plates.  The Spode were my mother's, a long ago Christmas gift to her from my father.

I also received a beautiful platter

And a vegetable bowl

Bubble glasses

My parents wedding silverplate, First Love by 1847 Rogers Bros.  It is 65 years old.  They were married in 1947.

The centerpiece is an old fashioned fire truck, transporting a tree.  You see, December for me is a time for remembrance for my dad, he was born the 22nd and died the 26th.  This is my little tribute.  

It even came with wreath, which is magnetic

Hark the herald angels sing 

Ribbon candy, love to decorate with it

I am happy to join the following ladies at their parties this week.  Please give yourself a little break, have a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and visit these blogs.  They are all amazing!

Seasonal Sundays


Tablecloth          Bed Bath & Beyond, a couple of years ago
Place mats           Wal-Mart, after Christmas sale last year
Napkins               Pier One, this past fall
Spode                    family heirloom
Mikasa                  blessed giveaway from Anita at Far Above Rubies
Silverware           family heirloom
Bubble glasses    Pier One this past fall
Fire truck             Home Interiors?? many years ago
Trio of Angels    Hummel by Goebel many many years ago
Candy accents    Dollar Tree
Ribbon candy     Wegman's, serving tray is Mikasa, grab bag gift years ago 
Small tree             Trader Joe's


  1. Your table is beautiful, Barbara! What a great win...the dishes are lovely. How nice that you inherited the silver plate from your parents...I know you must treasure it as well as the firetruck.

    Happy Holidays, my friend!


  2. You lucky ducky - what a great win! I adore the fire truck in memory of your father, and ribbon candy reminds me of Christmas past.

  3. Your table look awesome and I love absolutely your plates, Happy Christmas dear Barbara!

  4. Beautiful dishes, Barbara. Congratulations on that wonderful win! I love the heartwarming tribute in the center of your table for your father. Stories behind table items are so special! :) Merry Christmas.

  5. Your new dishes are very pretty Barbara! The fire truck tribute is nice and I think ribbon candy is very delicate and beautiful:@)

  6. Barbara, you so deserved to win these pretty dishes and you presented them so well. I especially love the fire truck as your centerpiece. Merry Christmas!

  7. Well, aren't you the lucky one? You have presented a lovely table!
    Peace and joy to you. xo Nellie

  8. How fortunate to win a lovely set of Christmas china! Your table is so pretty with the different style plates. I adore your precious fire truck and the little wreath. May you have a wonderful Christmas!


  9. Oh Barbara, I love your scripture verse. So very comforting this week. Your table is so pretty. The Mikasa dishes look so lovely with your spode. Just fabulous. Congrats on the magnificent win. I wish you the merriest of Christmases with many blessings this season and the next year, too.

  10. So pretty Barbara! I love the little fire truck and how it honors your father. So sweet. You set a beautiful table with youR fantastic win of the Mikasa plates. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :-)

  11. So very sweet - love the ribbon candy - you're bringing me back. And I like the journey.

  12. Barbara, it is just beautiful, but the best thing is how you have incorporated family into your table. You know how I love that:-) I love those ittle angels so much!! I'm so happy that you were the winner and happy that you are enjoying them. Am so pretty with the Spode!!

  13. Hello again Barbara
    I'm totally in love with your beautiful Christmas Mikasa plates - what an amazing giveaway to win - congratulations!!!!
    The wreath plate is my favourite one.
    I would love to have a peek at your Spode christmas tree plates one day too!
    Your parents old silver is wonderful too - you must treasure it!
    Your quote from St Matthews gospel says it all for those poor suffering families.

    I'm now following you!
    Christmas wishes from across the seas in New Zealand.

  14. Congratulations on your win AND on the beautiful table you set with it!!! This sounds like a very, very special and nostalgic time of year for you, Barbara. I hope that you can find joy in the memories of your Dad and all he meant to you. Merry Christmas!

  15. Such a lovely table and how special to have the silver from your parents! I recently did a post showing the my Grandmother's wedding china. It was a setting for 12 and I still have a full setting for eight. I feel honored to have it.

    Your table is so pretty. Love it!

  16. What a wonderful post! I am a sentimental person myself, and I always enjoy the personal memories people share on their posts. Merry Christmas!

  17. Congratulations!

    What a lovely table and that truck is just perfect Barbara. What a fun touch on your Spode table. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  18. Hello Barbara,

    Wow.. You won them???? so lucky you are;)
    So beautiful plate and amazing wreath.
    I love them..I can see so precious.
    You set them beautiful on your table with those ornaments.
    I will visit Anita right away ;)

    Have a great day and Happy Christmas

  19. Congratulation; Your pictues are full of beautiful memories. I did go visit Anita; her kitchen is breathtaking and something you see in magazines. I Can just imagine cooking in that setting.
    Wishing you the best Beth!

  20. The fire truck story certainly tugged at my heart! What a sweet tribute to your dad. What a lucky girl you are to have won those fabulous plates and that ribbon candy reminds me of my childhood - I have not had any in years!! Merry Christmas, Barbara!!

  21. Very pretty, Barbara. Love the tribute to your father. Congrats on your win! A very Merry Christmas to you!

  22. What a wonderful win! Those dishes are simply gorgeous. Oh and I am so ready for "O Holy Night." Just like Amy Grant, I'm ready for one.

    Your dad's life was all around Christmas. Do you find that comforting? It seems as if it might be. I remember reading that wonderful tribute you wrote to him and sharing the photo of Little Girl you in his arms. Sweetness! The Circle Won't Be Broken...

  23. I have been eyeing those holiday plates to go with the Italian countryside all season and trying to remember they are a "want" and not a "need". What a huge blessing for you that you WON them! I love the whole table, right on down to the ribbon candy. I hadn't even thought to use it here, and it would be perfect in my kitchen. Ribbon candy always reminds me of my grandmother. Someone else posted about anise cookies recently, and they remind me of her too. I guess Grama is on my mind this Christmas.

  24. What a lovely, lovely table you've set!! I'd love to sit down with you for a meal! And I adored the fire truck decoration ... I have a particular affinity for all things fireman related! :)

  25. Barbara,adorabile la tua tavola!Baci,Rosetta

  26. What a beautiful table... just perfect for Christmas dinner.

    I love the ribbon candy, and the bubble goblets too; very festive.

    Thank you for your sweet visit, and kind comments.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and blessed New Year!

    Warm wishes.....

  27. Hi Barbara, Lucky you! Your new china makes a pretty table. Love the old toy truck too. Wish I would have saved some of our old toys. As a girl I loved trucks, lots of boy cousins I guess, but I was pretty hard on them in the dirt pile next door. Christmas is a time for memories. Wishing you a very Merry One!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  28. Barbara, I saw that you had won! Congrats! I am happy for you and you set a beautiful table with it. The little fire truck is a special touch. Love the flatware, I haven't seen it before, as well as your bubble glasses. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas. Joni

  29. That china is gorgeous and makes a beautiful table. I want some of that ribbon candy, I have such a time finding it lately.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Barbara!

  30. Oh...wonderful tablescape!!!The plates are very beautiful and romantic. The tree little angels are delicious and sweet. The old truck is very original. I wish you a Merry Christmas, the most special of your life. Christmas is fairy and happy, but it's also a period of memories for everybody.

  31. So pretty! Love the ribbon candy. It brings me back.

    - The Tablescaper

  32. Hi Barbara, Your firetruck centerpiece for your father is a wonderful touch to your table. I miss my Dad so much! Your bible verse at the end of the post is speaking to me right now. Things are still so sad around here. Your table, though, is so cheerful and pretty. Don't you just love flatware from the 40s? Have a wonderful evening. Linda

  33. Hi Barbara! Lucky lucky you on winning the lovely dishes! They are so beautiful and to think you got some serving pieces. The platter is so pretty. You've set a very lovely table and I love your Spode dishes too. What a sweet memory to go along with these. Have a Merry Christmas, sweet friend,
    Shelia ;)

  34. Dearest Barbara,
    Yes, you are the one who are the most suitable person for this gorgeous winning. Congratulations to you☆☆☆ And wonderful Christmas tablescape with your memories♡♡♡

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  35. Barbara I am so happy for you! Your tablescape couldn't be more beautiful. You might not have brought out all you Christmas decor but your table sure does convey what Christmas is about.

  36. Beautiful memories!! Love that silverplate. Do they still make that pattern? It is gorgeous.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  37. Wishing you a great Christmas, this is a lovely set! I need to get some ribbon candy around here, I forgot how much I love that stuff.

  38. Well, aren'y you the lucky one! They certainly work well with all else you have to make a lovely table, just right for the season. I'm with you this year when it comes to not having done much decorating. I find that a little goes a long way.

  39. Dear Barbara, thank you for your visit. Mery Christmas and Happy New Year to you. All the best for 2013. hugs Alessandra

  40. Congratulations on your giveaway win. Your table settings are so pretty and ready for Christmas dinner. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment, Barbara!

  41. I love those dishes, B, and you have paired them so prettily. The glassware is so pretty!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas, B!

  42. Your new dishes set a pretty table. Merry Christmas.........Sarah

  43. Barbara, I saw that you had won these beautiful dishes and you have set a pretty table with them. I have the regular Italian Countryside dishes that I have used every day for the past 15 years. I didn't even know that there were holiday plates to go with them! Love the truck with the tree in it. Your dad and my mom shared the same birthday!

  44. What a fabulous win! Your table is gorgeous...filled with beauty old and new, filled with meaning.


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