Blue Rustic Christmas

12.08.2011

Thanks to all of you who have joined my Wow party. It is still going strong here and I would love to have you join if you haven't. I don't normally do a post on Wednesday night, but so many parties and so little time what's a girl to do? I have the dining room all dressed up for Christmas and it kind of has a blue thing going on with the back of the hutch being blue and then I added a little blue on the table and some nature inspired items.

I filled my large vintage dough bowl with greenery, pine cones, ornaments and antlers, of course.

Oh, and also a bird perched on it.

Used my wooden candlesticks topped with birch wrapped candles and a pair of silver plated ones from an antique store. My sparkly white deer have been used for years.



Found six of these wonderful heavy goblets by Noritake at an antique shop last week. The six were priced at $35 and they gave me ten percent off. I love these glasses.

I have had these dark blue chargers forever. I bought them when the dining room walls used to be blue and I had a lot of blue and white decor then. I am so glad I saved them. The plates are by Johnson Brothers and I found them at Home Goods. I knew the wintry scene would work with well in this table setting.


I bought four plates with the other church scene on them and two with this snow covered bridge for the seats at the end of the table.

Vintage napkins and silverware is used. I have forks and spoons, but no vintage knives. On the hunt for those.

Continuing the blue theme these silver shakers were purchased at the Biltmore House gift shop in Asheville, NC many years ago.

In the hutch I added some fresh cut greenery from our Leland cypress trees again and tucked them in my vintage sugar bowls with water added to keep it fresh.

I picked up this pair of partridges at the same store the Noritake goblets came from. I knew these would go well with my nature inspired theme. And what is better for Christmas than partridges. I think they are partridges, maybe not, but that is what I am calling them.

I just love the color of these birds.

This is another one of those giant pineapple like pine cones that I ordered.



That's Christmas in the dining room 2011.

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74 comments:

  1. Well Kim, you had my attention from the first mention of blue. I love blue - and you've used it so well - I love what you've done!

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  2. Kim-It looks wonderful. I had blue for many years but kind of got away from it, too. Seeing it here reminds me of how timeless and beautiful it is. I can't remember which ASC paint you used on the back of that cabinet. It is gorgeous! Loving your dishes AND your new goblets. xo Diana

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  3. Kim, Everything is beautiful! Love the way you decorated the dough bowl and your new goblets are beautiful. Thank you for joining the Holiday Dining Party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  4. Love the blue tint everything has with your hutch, but my favorite are the partridges, or maybe quail? Great finish on them.

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  5. Beautiful Kim. Love the blue cream and silver.. Thats a great reindeer.

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  6. It looks fantastic Kim! You know I love any touch of blue! Love the centerpiece!

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  7. Just beautiful Kim. I love how you put everything together and the colors that you chose. Love the blue background in the cabinet and the white ironstone.

    I also bought those same dinner plates from Home Goods. Love them.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. Love your touches of blue and those pretty pine cones! We have the biggest pine cones here that I've ever seen! I'm always picking one up when I walk! ♥

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  9. Really gorgeous Kim, the blue makes it different, and I love it!! Of course I'm slobbering all over those wonderful white pitchers!

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  10. The touches of blue are gorgeous. The blue chargers under the Johnson Bros plates just makes my heart beat faster - love it. You have a lovely arrangement in the china cabinet too with all those white jugs on the top shelf and the partridges on the middle shelf.

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  11. The dough bowl is wonderful decked out for Christmas. I also love the wintery plates.

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  12. Kim everything looks beautiful! I love all the white with the greenery in your hutch and your table looks fabulous! I bought one of those plates in HG last year to display on a stand at Christmas, I'm sorry I didn't buy more:(

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  15. love the leland cypress accents!
    Gorgeous cabinet.

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  16. Wow Kim, Your hutch looks stunning with all that crisp white pottery and the greens. I love your Johnson brothers plates, they are so pretty and wintry. I have four very similar ones from years ago. I didn't know that Home Goods was carrying them now, I wonder if Johnson has re issued them. Another excuse for me to run off to Home Goods to buy complimentary pieces!!
    Your table really looks awesome with the goblets and dough bowl. I love every inch of it!
    Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

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  17. Just beautiful Kim,love those gorgeous goblets.

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  18. Blue and white is a favorite and classic combination, I love your hutch with all the white pitchers, so very pretty, Kim, Merry Christmas,
    kathysue

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  19. Your dining room looks wonderful with blue accents. I love your collection of white ironstone. The whole effect is very winter-like. I have the same dishes from the 40's that I bought years ago at a flea market. Glad they are still making them! Putting them on blue chargers really makes them pop!
    Merry Christmas! ~Delores

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  20. Kim, your blue theme is lovely. I really like your pretty white deer, they are beautiful. Such a beautiful tablescape, all of your accessories and place settings are lovely. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Oh WOW!!!! It looks like not Only the Salt & Pepper Shakers came from the Biltmore Est. but the Whole set up... It looks VERY VERY pretty...

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  22. Kim? When did you paint your china cabinet blue? Dang! I missed that one. Your tablescape looks great. Love your partridges and pine cones and I adore your Friendly Village dishes. The looks so good with your rustic blue look.Thanks for hosting WUW.

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  23. What lovely images! I am drawn to your cupboard filled with so many wonderful goodies. Those silver salt and pepper shakers are gorgeous. Have a great holiday!

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  24. Dear Kim....I just adore that hutch!!!!!!

    Beautiful dining room.

    Janet xox

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  25. Kim, that first photo with the backs of the chairs, the table, and the hutch just melted me! I love your rustic table. Aren't antlers fun? What a pretty table. I saw those plates too. They are wonderful.

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  26. So pretty. I love your partridges and I really need to find me a dough bowl.

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  27. Beautiful table and dining room. Great first picture with the hutch filled with white pitchers and those wonderful partridges. The shiny chargers under the plates on your wood table really added panache. Thanks for posting. ~CJ

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  28. Kim...what can I say except that you continue to amaze me with every post. I just saw the thumbnail of this post at the Christmas Blogger Block Party and had to take a look...and of course it was your table setting!

    I am a huge fan...have been hooked since I found you and you featured my hot pink dressing table back in September. I was new and had no idea how all this linky party stuff worked. I went from a daily average of 20 pageviews to over 700 on that day...I thought something had run amuck with my computer!

    Anyhow...I love your blog, it is so beautiful and you are such an inspiration to me. Thank you too for all of the hard work you put into your weekly parties. Oh yes...have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  29. Kim, I love everything! It's so cozy and inviting. :)

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  30. Kim, your table is so my style.. I love the rustic centerpiece and the pretty dishes on the blue chargers. Your new glasses are gorgeous! xo marlis

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  31. Kim, your table is gorgeous! I love all of the rustic natural objects you used to decorate it! The blue in your china cabinet is scrumptious! It's such a lovely accent!

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  32. Wow! What a bargain on those Noritake glasses. They're beautiful!

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  33. I love anything blue! Your table is great! I am in love with your cabinet and white dishes gorgeous. Hope you'll share this at The Corson Cottage {Home for the Holidays} link party every Friday in December:) Carrie

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  34. Love the Blue Rustic Christmas!! Especially those blue chargers with those dishes!! Great job, Kim. blessings ~ tanna

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  35. Kim, this all looks so wonderful!! What a great collection of ironstone you have! Love the woodsy centerpiece too! Oh heck, I love it all!!:)

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  36. It looks fabulous Kim. I LOVE your dough bowl and how you decorated it.

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  37. I love your blue theme. Very eye catching and since blue is my favorite color it really appeals to me.

    Would you believe maybe I just learned how to make comments on your blog. I just read from Lynne at gifts from the heart that if you use Google Chrome to open some blogs it works. So I went to your blog on Chrome and was able to comment. For a while now I could read but not comment and none of your links opened either. Maybe this will help others too.

    Love your table...everything about it! Pine cones are soo pretty!

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  38. Kim, your dining room is so pretty! You are such an inspiration!
    Debbie

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  39. Just beautiful as always Kim. Love the natural elements that you've added, they look wonderful with the blue!
    Marianne :)

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  40. All your beautiful finds make for a lovely tablescape Kim.

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  41. Kim, your dining room looks gorgeous! Love the blue cabinet with the white ironstone. That shelf of white pitchers is stunning in it's simplicity. Great job!

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  42. That is one beautiful diningroom Kim, I love the white reindeer goes so well with the dishes!

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  43. This is incredible! I didn't think that anyone else still had these salt and pepper shakers! I thought that they were so beautiful that I did 2 watercolor paintings of them. Loved the reflections.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63280617/berries-jar-shakers-watercolor-painting

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68069635/original-painting-watercolor

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  44. Your blue hutch is sooooo pretty! The white in it is timeless, and makes me miss the blue I used to have everywhere in my other house.

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  45. Loving the blue and white, Kim! My holiday dishes are the Friendly Village set, too!

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  46. Love the blue/natural elements/sparkle combo....it looks great!

    Jan

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  47. I love blue colors. Lovely decorating. Your house looks wonderful :)

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  48. Your blue rustic Christmas dining room is absolutely beautiful, Kim! Your tablescape is gorgeous ... love all of the elements you mixed together, with your dough bowl being a perfect centerpiece to hold of your goodies!

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  49. Oh I love that picture of the hutch with the birds, they are a super addition to your cache! Where do you keep all these dishes anyway?

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  50. Just fabulous Kim. I can't decide which I like better the table or the all white hutch with hints of greenery. Both work so well together.

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  51. you had me at rustic! love the table, centerpiece is so lovely, full of nature and rustic texture. it's dreamy. i have that same set of dishes from Johnson Brothers and use it a lot this time of year. It's always a nice change up from the red & green. I really love how you paired it up with the dark blue, great idea. I wonder if my hubby would mind more dishes in the house? :)

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  52. It's beautiful Kim! I'd love to pull up a chair at your table. Happy Holidays!

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  53. Your dining room is just lovely!..I so love the crisp blue and white touches meticulously combined with a touch of Currier and Ives..beautifully executed!!..i love it!

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  54. Kim,
    You may have been late to the tablespcape party, but you are the belle of the ball! I love your style and everything you put together. It's just beautiful!

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  55. There's something so endearing and cozy about Johnson Bros. Friendly Village -- it just says "Christmas!" Your tablescapes are always so lovely. And now you've inspired me to use my Friendly Village teacups on Christmas morning.

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  56. Everything looks amazing, Kim! Your centerpiece with the antlers blew me away! And your cabinet is gorgeous! The partridges are so cool! Great find on those goblets!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  57. All of your new items look great in there this Christmas! My dough bowl in my dining room is filled with similar things too although not as big. Looks like you're ready to have a nice dinner party now.

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  58. Your dining room looks wonderful. I like the small hints of elegance mixed with the rustic. Silver with antlers, etc.Great display. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  59. I LOVE what you did in that dough bowl! It is really, really pretty! It looks great alongside all the other table elements. The dark blue chargers are gorgeous! You just don't see those every day, y'know, so you have something really unique there. They could see a whole lot of action for various occasions, I'm sure. Beautiful treatment in the hutch, especially the greenery in the pristene white pieces against the blue backdrop. VERY pretty!!!

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  60. Gorgeous, Kim! You've done an amazing job throughout your home. It truly feels like a winter-wonderland! xo ~Liz

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  61. As always, your style is so elegant, classic and rustic at the same time. It's beautiful. I love the pinecones and antlers in the dough bowl and the greenerty in your ironstone, and the cinnamin sticks on the plates - classic Kim!!

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  62. Well, let me be the 65th person to tell you it all looks so pretty! Let me also tell you that I always look forward to your blog posts, because you're so down to earth. You care about your home and are always looking for ways to make "great" into "better"...but aren't making the rest of us feel like pathetic slugs, while you do it. Keep up the great work!

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  63. Beautiful, Kim. I love, love the blue.

    Barb ♥

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  64. There seems to be a lot of blue for the holidays this year. I'm not sure what that means, but I know that I'm loving it. I think the blues, whites and silvers are more relaxing than red and green Maybe that is what we are all needing this year! Your cabinet looks beautiful. I love the new goblets.

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  65. I have always loved your dining room, and now it's decorated perfectly for the holidays. Just gorgeous!

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  66. Beautiful Kim! I love the way you've painted the cabinet this time! Your white ironstone stands out against the blue wash...so lovely!

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  67. The house is so pretty, and I remember you have guests coming this weekend. I hope you have a fabulous time! You've certainly been working hard. I always enjoy your beautiful posts!

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  68. Your Blue is lovely. I have different shades of blue in my home and never seem to tire of it. You impressed me with the great cabinet and the lovely winter arrangements. The table has the rustic feel with that extra blue touch. The Noritake "Perspective" comes in colors, I have the red and my mother has the blue. Lucky you to find the "new" glassware for I have always loved the shape. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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  69. MERCY, that's pretty! !

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  70. Every thing is beautiful, but I have to say the gorgeous dough bowl with it's adornment is wonderful. I have a soft spot for the white deer, too!

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  71. Kim, your table is syunning with the blue and white,Love the deer too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cabinet and dishes! Joann

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