I began collecting Christmas dishes before I got married. At first, I had a serving piece or two and then I decided to start collecting the place settings when I got married.
It is Spode Christmas tree and I still love it.
We usually use it when we host guests during the holidays, but this year we are not having any holiday dinners or out-of-town guests at our house. So, I decided to switch out my every day dishes with the Spode so we can enjoy using it throughout the Christmas season. Why wait for guests?
I am really enjoying using my pretty dishes every day and so is my family!
I’ll be honest. I don’t set the table every single night but I thought it would be fun to show you a simple Christmas tablescape that works for every day.
All of the touches on my table and in the breakfast nook make things look festive, yet they are simple and practical.
Yes, I could have used place mats, but this is how we eat every day. We just set the plate on the table and wipe up any spills when we’re done.
And, yes, I do actually like to use cloth napkins every day.
I have a stash of non-fancy, simple, washable cloth napkins in my hutch that we can use any time. By using cloth, I save on the waste of disposable paper napkins.
Of course, my kids still prefer paper sometimes, so a few of those are stashed in the tool box on the table with the salt and pepper and a few extra plates.
The plates are really just for show, but it is handy to be able to grab a plate quickly when your child is eating a messy snack and didn’t bother getting him/herself one!
The rest of the touches here in the breakfast nook are simple.
I didn’t bother putting a green garland in the chandelier this year. I wanted to keep things simple and easy to put away when the holiday is over. I’m just not in the mood for a lot of mess and clutter this year!
I am loving simplicity and, of course, my favorite traditional red and green.
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