Friday, December 20, 2013

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

I grew up in the era of 

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

and singing Chipmunks.

One of my nieces has embraced

the relics of that era.

She rescued the glass ornaments 

of my childhood family Christmas tree

and now uses them for seasonal decorations 

in her Mid-Century Modern home.

The ceramic letters above 

are candle holders that were among

my mother's Christmas decorations.

It's especially sweet to see

these bits of the past being used, 

appreciated, and cherished.

I had to smile when I saw she had her

table set for two, ready for meals

during the month of December.

 Old Curiosity Shop

Produced by Royal USA, c1950s

These were my Mother's everyday dishes

when I was a child.  The design was based on

 Charles Dickens' novel, THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.

Not Christmas dishes, 

but how clever to mix them 

with bright red for a holiday touch.

The various images on the different

pieces of the green transfer ware

reflect life of the mid 1800s.

To give the stack a contemporary twist,

my niece added in these festive

salad plates by Southern Living.

Christmas red wooden napkin rings

hold the simple woven feed sack style napkins.

All anchored by a tartan placemat.

A cheerful holiday setting

for a young couple.

A bit of nostalgia for moi!

Merry Christmas 

from Texas, y'all!