Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Scaping with the Divas

Last month the Flatware Fairy was hard at work selecting a holiday pattern for the Divas for 2012. At the same time, I found this wonderful vintage tablecloth at a shop in Newburyport, MA. I think there was a psychic connection at work that day, because this flatware pattern looks as if it were custom made for this cloth.

Add the Fiesta String of Lights dinnerware, and here you have my first Christmas tablescape of this season.

String of Lights is exclusive to the Bon Ton Department stores, and I think it launched in 2005 or 2006. The lights feature the colors of Fiesta dinnerware, and the color combinations change as new colors are added and old colors are retired. New pieces are also added to the line, including this small bowl for 2012. It's just perfect on the bread tray!

The oval vegetable bowl was my first piece in this line. I purchased it in Burlington, VT while at a conference in 2006.

The annual ornaments joined the line in 2007. I'd love to add the 2qt serving bowl to my collection. I spied one at Brimfield a couple of years ago, but I was so loaded down with Riviera dinnerware purchases that I did not stop to buy it. There has been one on ebay this season, but the decal is damaged. My search will continue.

Dish buddies helped me to acquire the pieces that I have, and I know I can call on the network if needed.

Fizz approves of this table, because it contains greenery and pine cones. Fuzz is still figuring out this whole tablescape thing.

I think the bright sun is the biggest draw for my kitten! Let's see if he becomes more engaged as we continue to celebrate the holiday tabletop!

The Divas have their holiday parties going on as well, and I am still on cloud 9 from the special shout-out they gave me earlier this week.

The Little Round Table

Dishing with Carafaye

MyBecca's Vintage Tables


  1. What a wonderful way to welcome the holidays! I can't believe how well the flatware matches the tablecloth and the bright, saturated colors of the Peanuts gang are the perfect accompaniment to the dishes. Using the ornament on the vase is brilliant! Great to see Fuzz on the sidelines, too. Don't you just love the new SOL small bowls? We are using them every day. Happy, happy!

  2. You're right - the flatware matches perfectly!!

  3. I absolutly LOVE this table! So cute, Snoopy and Charlie look so happy there too. Love the string of lights dishes. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. It's just lovely Daphne! It's like all the elements were destined by cosmic intervention to come together in a perfect union!

  5. It is a perfect match!!! It is fantastic!! Glad to see Fizz and Fuzz!