Time to get our sideboard ready for Christmas - it always takes ages to locate the things I want.
We gifted this plate to Olive, my late Mother in law many years ago & it has come back to me - the 3 girls represented her 3 granddaughters & she loved using it at Christmas.
I love my eclectic collection of festive crockery - much of it gifts that remind me of the givers.
These Spode Christmas Tree plates & dishes are so classic & understated. This year I have teamed them up with some traditional little Christmas trees which were actually quite difficult to find some.
I have also used my small collection Emma Bridgewater Christmas mince pie plates & mug - they are perfect for offering mince pies to visitors on.
My vintage cranberry glass adds a lovely deep colour to the top shelf; our special Venetian glass decanter & glasses are always out for Christmas.
Greenery softens the top of the sideboard, along with some wooden houses. I love battery led lights as they are safe to use on shelves so they are tucked in to the glasswares. Some tartan / plaid cloths & stockings add the finishing touches.
All of the things on the sideboard will be used over the festive season as they are accessible - a wonderful reminder of gifts & people who gifted them.
I hope your festive plans are going to plan too. Do you plan ahead or do you find time runs out for the plans? What are your colours this year?
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