This Christmas, I thought I would use my Old Country Roses china to set the dining room table....but then I found this toile tablecloth in an antique mall so that changed everything. I also found an extra piece of fabric to make a few pillows which I haven't gotten done yet. I think Old Country Roses with all the gold on it has a rather Victorian look. These days I am feeling a little more casual style is I am at.
Here is another one of the three tiered trays my husband made me:
This year I unloaded all my bone china English cups and saucers to set up a Christmas display in the armoire. Many years back my dear Mother In Law gave me this pre-Berlin wall nativity which came from her Adoptive German parents. Can you see those paper palm trees - very fragile. About 5 pieces are at the "doll hospital" to be reworked as their composition seems to be breaking down.
I love to change things in my house - how about you?