Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Blessings Everyone!

I know you are all busy but I hope you will have time for a light Christmas Eve day meal.

You know how I love my transferware dishes. I have been collecting the for awhile and usually just a piece here and there.

and my new thrift store tablecloth too.

You can see some other red and white tranferware in the cupboard behind the table.

I was busy today baking biscuits, rolls, cheese bread,golden party loaves, and sticky date pudding-I am sure you are all busy too.

Christmas plates

I love this Spode Christmas plate

I thought I might as well show some of my village houses today too(below).

We went to an early family church service with some of our children and then a nice visit with my Mom. Now,we are off to one of my daughter's for a family drop in time where there are some pretty excited little ones.

I am joining in with Cindy at her always beautiful My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

Now, I would like to take a minute to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and many Blessings for the New Year.

Peace,Joy, Love and Health



Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your table setting is beautiful and I love that table cloth and napkins, they go so nicely with your wonderful dishes...The village houses are so lovely I have to see them again...Have a merry Christmas...Phyllis

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Lovely tablesetting.. love all the red transferware.. good time to take them out..

Season of sharing..
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥ Enjoy this special time of the year!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Carolyn, a visit to your blog NEVER disappoints, it is always a treat to come see the beautiful images you have for us.

I adore this tablesetting, it is so warm and inviting. That tablecloth was such a find, and it works perfectly with your red and white. Lovely!

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and all the best ~ health, happiness, and prosperity throughout the coming year. xo~m

Granna said...

Always a beautiful table! I have those same angel napkin rings. I've had them for many years and still enjoy them. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing with us!

A Southern Rose said...

Your Christmas table setting is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

Lee Laurie

podso said...

Looks like you may have been having soup! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Debra Howard said...

Very beautiful.

Deanna said...

Merry Christmas, Dear Lady.
May your Christmas Day be bright.
We just finished eating German Chocolate Cake for my husband's 55th Birthday and the Kansas wind is howling. Snow continues to fall and it's almost a blizzard. We'll be home for Christmas.
God richly bless you,
God bless,

Suzann said...

Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Beautiful dishes, Carolyn. I wish you a blessed and peaceful Christmas! Thank you for your very beautiful blog. Always love visiting you! Sincerely, Susan from

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your table is gorgeous; love all your red! I made sticky date pudding today too; my son loves it. Merry Christmas and may your heart and home be filled with joy.

Christmas blessings,

Martha said...

We at Linderhof wish you and yours the merriest of Christmases!

maría cecilia said...

Carolyn, how nice is coming to visit you and enjoy your wonderful table settings with your loved transferware. Hope you had a wonderful christmas night with your loved ones.
Marìa Cecilia

Cindy said...

The red transferware is so perfect for Christmas! It looks so beautiful and so does your Christmas village!!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Lynn said...

Glad I had just enough time to pop in for a visit. Lovely table by the tree. Love your village too.

Elissa said...

What a beautiful post! I adore transferware, and yours is especially beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Merry Merry Christmas to you and Yours!


Kathy said...

I adore your Christmas plates, Carolyn. Your table is so pretty...charming as always. Merry CHristmas, Carolyn. Blessings to you and yours!

Susimac said...

Beautiful table setting,

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Hugs Su -UK

The French Bear said...

wonderful, love those red dishes. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday!
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

You Carolyn.. my confessions here.. everytime I pop open your blog.. I inhale deeply like I'm going to catch a whiff of your home.

I day dream of long sleigh rides and as I step through your doors.. I feel the warmth and goodness seep in.. and then I breath deeply.. taking every wee bit deep inside me to hold it forever and ever.

Merry Christmas.. Love and Joy.


Islandsparrow said...

Dear Carolyn

Here I am on a quiet Christmas morn - times certainly change eh? I had the whole crew in last evening for chowder after the Christmas Eve service and they'll land again this evening for the big dinner and present opening. So I have a little window of quiet to come by and wish a very Merry Christmas celebration to you, Andrew and the whole family. May the love,joy and peace of the Saviour be yours in abundance, today and always.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope you have a memory filled day and all your wishes come true!

TQ said...

Merry Christmas Carolyn,

Visiting you blog is a delight!

Thank you.

You table is lovely; here's hoping you are having a marvalous day.

Warmest of Wishes to you and all of your's

Debbie said...

Oh so beautiful and Happy Holidays to you! The red transferware and all that you have to go with it is just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Dear Carolyn! Oh, what a beautiful table with your transferware! You have so many pretty pieces. Hope your day has been blessed.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!
Thank you for sharing...I never tire of seeing your beautiful home and dishes.
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I am loving your delightful blog! I am slowly making my way through your posts. There is so much to see and take in.

Merry Christmas!

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas, with lots of blessings--Gypsy Purple--Chamara

GwendolynKay said...

A lovely and charming table setting. I love your dishware. Gorgeous. Blessings!

Martha said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Emmy said...

Gorgeous table setting! Love it! Merry Christmas everyone!

Cindy said...

Merry Christmas my friend. Everything looks so beautiful at your table. I like the table cloth, the color matches your dishes perfectly. I hope your day has been happy and blessed. Hugs, Cindy s.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your transferware is lovely and I love that your candle matches it.

Leanne said...

Your table setting is beautiful. I adore your plates. Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

your tablesetting is amazing and inviting beyond words. I adore red transferware and yours is superb, especially that Spode Christmas plate...
Must have been busy days for you but I'm sure you enjoyed a wonderful and cheerful Christmas with your loved ones.
My visits to your blog are always a great source of inspiration.
thank you!
Have a blessed and healthy new year

Beverly said...

Carolyn, it all looks beautiful.

I love red transferware, too. I broke one of my Johnson Brothers Christmas tree salad plates today. I'll have to be on the lookout for another.

Happy Holidays! said...

I absolutely love your photos of the red transferware..which I collect also. You have some gorgeous pieces. I will be checking in again from Santa Barbara, CA. By the way, I found you by way of a Dutch blog! What a world we live in!

Rosy Inspiration said...

Your home is amazing, so is the way you decorate it, you make it so warm and lovely. Hope you had a blessed Christmas and all the best for a wonderful and safe new year.

Moore Minutes said...

Love, love your dishes! It looks so warm and festive. I so enjoyed each photo. You live on PEI?!! I have always dreamed of visiting there. It is a dream of mine. You must have a beautiful life there. <3

Southerncook said...

Carolyn, This post is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing yourself and your home with all of us. You truly are an inspiration. BTW, I happened to notice at WS that they have a transferware bowl that is quite large on sale. I immediately thought of you. I have actually seen it and I think it has so many uses. It is footed as well and can be used as a smaller punch bowl or for serving vegetables or even salads. Just so you know. And thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind remarks.

Carolyn/ A Southerners Notebook

The Old Parsonage said...

You set such a lovely table. I love the transferware candle too! Hope that you holiday was wonderful!!

HAppy New Year

Kathy said...

Wishing you the happiest of New Years, hugs, Kathy.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Love those red christmas plates!

Janean said...

can you stand one more comment singing your praises??? the teapot/coffeepot....oooooooooooooh. All of it is beautiful.

Barbara said...

The table settings look so beautiful.I'm sure the food was as good. said...

Carolyn....Everything is beautiful, per usual~ I love the dinnerware. I pray you and your family have a Blessed New Year ahead~


The Tablescaper said...

What a lovely table! So warm and welcoming. And I love your garden angel too.

- The Tablescaper