Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

First I would like to say "Thank You" for all the wonderful comments on my Christmas decorations. Some of my decorations are ages old, plus I've pretty much done the same decorating in this house for the last 5 years, sharing them with you this year made them all seem new and fresh to me again. I've enjoyed it so much.

Before the big "Oh Christmas Tree" reveal I thought I would share my Christmas dishes. Now you're not surprised I have Christmas dishes are you!

The Friday after Thanksgiving I get these dishes out and put my everyday dishes up. We eat every meal off theses dishes the whole holiday season. I've had them for ages.

About 5 years ago I thought it would be fun to have Christmas china for our Christmas dinner. After eating off these dishes for weeks, using them for Christmas dinner didn't seem all that special.

So after looking for several years for the perfect Christmas dinner china I decided on these.

We even have something for Santa to eat off of!

OK, are you ready, here we go .....

First I had this....

Then worked up to this..

And this is where I am now.....I've finished 42 rows, 33 more to go! I'm still loving it!


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  2. Thelma, I truly enjoyed the 'tours' you gave us of your Christmas decorations. I know I said before that your home is so lovely and the Christmas trees and decorations just make it look so warm and inviting. Then the Christmas Village which I adore was absolutely delightful to see. I went back over most of your Christmas posts several times because I enjoyed them so much. I only have a small 20 inch fiberoptic lighted Christmas Tree and it looks so sad with no gifts under it. Oh, there will be gifts there Christmas, day but with the kids and grandkids grown, they bring them over when they come for lunch that day. We won't be seeing any of them today **sigh**, they just grew up too fast. I do have two younger grandchildren that only live 40 miles away but I have seen them only twice in the last 3 years. It's a long story that I may share with you sometime, but today isn't the day. Now, enough of that, onto a lighter note. Your Christmas dishes are wonderful and the china is so beautiful. How special to eat from a place setting that is so perfect for the day! Your "Oh Christmas Tree" project is coming along. It is amazing to me how fast you work and I am anxious to see the finished piece. Once again, thank you so much for sharing all your Christmas decorating and your lovely home with us. I really have enjoyed it.
    Warm wishes for Merry Christmas. Hugs coming your way1 (sorry, I had to delete my first post, it was messed up)

  3. Oh Thelma I love you Christmas dishes and the beautiful Christmas china...and a special plate for Santa...wonderful. Oh Christmas Tree is awesome!

  4. Love the Christmas dishes. We did that for years until all the Christmas stuffus was stolen. When our daughter got married we got her a set of Christmas dishes so she could start the same tradition. I've enjoyed the Christmas tour(s) of your home - thank you so much for sharing.

    Oh Christmas Tree is growing ever so quickly - what a wonderful quilt. And so tempting. LOL

  5. Great work on the Oh Christmas tree. It is looking phenomenal.

    I love the dishes. My mom would go nuts over the poinsettia ones. She's adores them.
    Thank you for sharing them all!

    Merry Christmas

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family. The quilt top looks great. Nice to have holiday dishes

  7. Thelma, you are rockin' that Christmas Tree! It's looking fantastic! I just love it! What a great addition this will be to an already beautiful holiday home. Are you going to make three of them? J/K

    I would love some holiday dishes. The closest thing I have so far are some red and white salad plates I bought at Pottery Barn years ago. I've had a hard time finding some dinner plates to go with them that match the shade of white. About three years ago, I fell in love with some Christmas china at Dillards and I have kicked myself in the pants ever since for not buying it. It was Town & Country by Fitz & Floyd and I just loved it. It was a gorgeous pattern of red and white swirls and leaves and vines. I keep thinking I should keep my eyes out on ebay and piece-meal it until I have a whole set. What a project that culd turn out to be.

    Thanks for sharing all your holiday spirit with us. Decorations, quilts, stories and memories. It's been a joy reading your posts this season. Have a wonderful holiday and I can't wait to see what projects you'll show us in the new year.

  8. That tree quilt is awesome.

  9. I love how you Christmas tree quilt grows row by row! It is beautiful! Would you consider doing a tutorial?


  10. I like your Christmas dishes, but I LOVE your quilt! It is beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished.


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