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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Transitional Holiday Tablescape

Oh my! Look what I found at the thrift store this week! Six dinner plates made by English potter Wood and Sons. The pottery Wood and Sons dates back to 1865 and ceased production in 1995. They were considered one of the largest and  best potteries of their day.

This pattern is called Ascot Village. I love the scalloped shape of the plate and the gilt edge. It features a charming country village scene in warm tones encircled by a deep green border. The villages vary from plate to plate.

 We are going out of town for Thanksgiving so I never felt the need to get out all of my pilgrims and turkeys. But it is bit early for a Christmas tablescape. I though these plates provided a nice transition, you could use them for either Thanksgiving OR Christmas!

I've laid them out on tartan fabric adding to the British flavor. I made this tablecloth from some Stewart plaid fabric that I've been hoarding for years. I simply took some extra wide printed burlap ribbon and stitched it around the edge to make a border.

 I love to pull out my monogrammed napkins for special occasions.

 And remember those giant sugar pine pinecones I found last summer? Here they are in a very casual, woodsy centerpiece.

 I've got several fox hunter figurines (they are actually napkin rings!). They seemed to fit the theme.

 Added to the mix are the Fostoria goblets I found at the Goodwill last spring.  
EVERYTHING on this tablescape (dishes, flatware, linens, goblets, basket) came from thrift stores. Except the pinecones - they were free!
I hope you all get to be with the ones you love this Thanksgiving!

I'll be joining


  1. Beautiful find! I'm especially fond of the darling fox hunt napkin rings. A friend has a few of these. I hope to come across some for our table someday. Vintage surprises! '-)

  2. What a great find! I love dishes with scenes. Your tartan with the burlap festive trim is perfect. Linda

  3. Gorgeous! What beautiful plates. I love what you did with the fabric and ribbon to make a gorgeous tablecloth. Love your whimsical napkin rings and what a fun find the pine cones are.

  4. I LOVE those plates!! And they look beautiful atop the red chargers. Your table is so festive :)

  5. What wonderful finds, such pretty, scenes on the plates. You've put it all together so beautifully... love that tartan plaid cloth and the cute little fox. Best ~ Mickie

  6. Such beautiful dishes! Have a Happy THanksgiving!