Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Mixed-Up Christmas Brunch

Last year I put together a fun little Christmas Brunch Tablescape here in the kitchen. Of course, it featured Plaid and my Red Transferware, but this year I thought I'd mix it up a bit. I have a few place settings of Green Transferware that I usually keep in the cupboard that only come out in Spring or at Easter.

Doesn't Christmas traditionally = RED + GREEN ?

Pam from Everyday Living gave me this great idea of using wrapping paper as a tablecloth /tablerunner. We have a new HomeGoods here in town (oh yay) and I went a little nutty shopping all the plaid. I found this wonderful traditional Tartan wrapping paper there; only problem is that tape won't stick to it. So using it to actually wrap gifts... doesn't work so well. But it works great as a tablerunner! Anyone else have this happen?

So back to mixing it up with Transferware. When I first started blogging and was introduced to the idea of mixing china patterns I was in heaven. You're kidding me... you can mix china up and not get chastised as being a bum of a hostess? A few rules apply like same color family or theme etc., but still a fun new way to use vintage china.

In all honesty, I can't see this working except for Christmas.
But I thought I'd go all out, and not only mix patterns, but colors too.

Having the Red Plaid "tablerunner" underneath helps tie it all together.

I used my little wooden sleigh filled with bottle brush trees as a small centerpiece. It's just the right size and I still have room for some greenery, Putz Houses, and mercury glass votive candleholders.

A white glitter ornament tops off each coffee cup.

I'm using vintage tea towels for placemats that double later as a napkin.

Everyday flatware and Libby Green water glasses make it a super easy little tablescape.

*(this is not a sponsored post)

We're still adding links to the Home for Christmas Blogger's Link Party,
 so come on by to join in.

Hope you're having a great week!


joining in here:

Share Your Style at The Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Foodie Friday and Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush


  1. Love everything about this - plaid, vintage transferware, and mixing!

  2. So pretty Debra. I love your pretty plaids and transferware together. Very nice. Merry Christmas sweet friend.

  3. Oh I love it all mixed up, so pretty and the plaid is perfect.

    1. thankyou Marty, have a wonderful Christmas in your beautiful new home!

  4. What a great idea using wrapping paper as a table runner! I love it all mixed up! It's beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  5. I never would have thought of mixing red and green china, but I love it. What a gorgeous Christmas table. Filing the wrapping paper tablecloth idea, too.

  6. Mismatched definitely works on this tabletop, Debra! Love the red and green transferware together, and those water glasses have a nice vintage look to them. I've been looking all season for the right table runner and maybe I've got it right in my gift wrap container. I better check! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!
    xo, Vickie

  7. The table setting looks fabulous. I love the mix of the plaid and patterns.

  8. Debra, it's darling! Mixing colors and patterns are my favorite tablescapes. Love the addition of the plaid paper. I have used paper as a runner before and it is really fun! And yes, I have trouble with tape holding on that paper as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Hi Debra, just hopping by to let you know that you will be featured at SYC today.

  10. Mixing transferware, plaids, and bottle brush trees? I can't resist! Featuring you tomorrow at TFT my friend! Just fabulous! This year I pulled out my springy green transferware plates too and used them in a kitchen vignette I just shared today in my Cottage Kitchen Christmas tour. I love using all the green at Christmas. Thanks for sharing at TFT!


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