Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The First Poinsettias of 2011!

I'm so excited to share my first Christmas tablescape for 2011. A quick look back at past Christmas tables reveals that I really love poinsettias on the tabletop. This year I'm launching the Poinsettia Parade with a Fallani & Cohn cloth that's just perfect for Fiesta marigold.

I like using Mexican glassware to celebrate the native country of this plant.

Vintage Bakelite flatware and cocktail napkins complete the placesettings of square Fiesta.

Bud vases serve as candleholders. The bud vase shape is original to the Fiesta line from its launch in 1936. Sadly, this pieces will be discontinued at the end of 2011 due to low sales volume. Where have all of the bud vase buyers gone?

I was sorely missing my fellow tabletop Divas Becky, Candy, Elaine and Rebecca as I made this tablescape. I know just what each of them would like about this table. Just after I finished this table, I got an email about this tribute to Becky. Bravo, Maryann!


  1. Love that gorgeous poinsettia tablecloth!

  2. I can't wait to watch the parade! I love this table! My friend and I are also sad about the bud vases. My friend, Sam, has all the officially produced ones except in Marigold. I didn't order ours in time. Beautiful Table.

  3. How brilliant to use the bud vases for candle holders! And how sad that the bud vases are going away--that was one of my standard gifts (bridal shower, hostess gift, birthday, etc.) for people who didn't necessarily collect Fiesta that might get them started. I must not have bought enough. I think my new go-to gift for all will be the jam jar.