Saturday, December 4, 2010

Finishing Touches

The tree is up.  It's time to focus on eating, drinking and being merry.  I found these glasses at a local antique shop a few years ago.  I think they are from the late 1940s but am not sure.  I pull them out and replace our regular drinking glasses with them for the Christmas season.


These mugs are from Starbuck's--and are at least a decade old.  I remember purchasing a number of them to fill with spiced nuts as gifts.  I wish I'd kept at least four.  They bring a smile even when it really is snowing!


Shall we be formal?


Informal?


The "busy" tablecloth needs to be replaced with a more subtle one.

26 comments:

  1. Those glasses are gorgeous! Looks like your set for a party!

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  2. Hi Bonnie, I LOVE those glasses!! For us, it mostly informal around here. Hard to be too formal with the grands running about. BTW..I heat my corn sak for 5 minutes too. And stay roasty all night long with it in the bed with me!

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  3. Merry Christmas, Bonnie.

    Those beautiful antique Christmas glasses could be called "to Grandmothers house we go." Lovely.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  4. I love the glasses! I don't remember seeing any like them. Would be curious to know if/when you find out where they came from or who manufactured them. Annie

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  5. Your tablecloth matches your plates matches your glass!! Don't you just LOVE Starbucks mugs?? Ohhh, you've given me an idea! I have several different kinds of Starbucks mugs, I should do a post on them!! They are large enough, have big enough handles, and they have such pretty designs! At Easter thay always have georgous ones. But ever since the recession, I've noticed they just don't have the real pretty ones anymore.

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  6. You got five comments in 25 minutes!

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  7. Very nice, Bonnie... I have some Christmas glasses and mugs also----but hadn't gotten them out yet... Thanks for the reminder... I love hot apple cider in my Christmas mugs... YUM...

    Love your china ---formal and informal ones... CUTE...

    Glad you got your tree up... Now you can enjoy it!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Christmas is so fun! All the many different ways to decorate... from formal to the most casual... it's all magical. LOVE the glasses!

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  9. Cute glasses and mugs.
    I like the tablecloth too.

    Melinda

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  10. I really like your vintage glasses. I have a lot of vintage dishes and Christmas things. Some from my grandama. Like her tree topper. Thanks for sharing your finishing touches with us!

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  11. Your china is beautiful, but that little reindeer plate is adorable! You look all ready for Christmas- I'm jealous that you have your tree up already- that's my goal for this week. :)

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  12. Wonderful ...glasses...mugs and tableware....I really like the formal one!!Happy Sunday , hugs, Flavia

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  13. Just love your Christmassy photos of your tableware and glasses. really festive and lucky finds. Hugs xx

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  14. What lovely Christmas touches rot your table; that tablecloth matches the glasses.
    Happy December.
    Rita

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  15. oh I love the reindeer plate... very cool... that's they way i'd go!... bought some lovely napkins recently that would work... shall I send them over?

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  16. they are all beautiful, but I am sitting here trying to decide if my feelings should be hurt. the comment about antique? made in the forties? that is ME. made in the early forties, so I guess I am antique also. all of your china and glasses and mugs are really pretty and oh so festive

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  17. the dishes are beautiful but my favorite are the whimsical mugs...just right for a cup of hot cocoa :)

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  18. Hi, Bonnie! Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to meet you. *waves* You've got a super blog! It snowed in NC yesterday (light drizzle) but, for us, it was crisp (that VA crisp with leaves still falling, nice!) and a one-jacket day.

    Gonna take a look at some of your recipes. I follow a blog called Cajun Delights (Louisiana) you might be interested in, also Anne's Foods (she's in Sweden).

    Happy Holidays!

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  19. Bonnie these are great decorations. I love the objects.

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  20. All of these special touches are what makes Christmas so memorable. It is such fun to bring out special Christmas decorations and china, it's like having a visit from an old friend. I bet your home is so warm and inviting!!!

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  21. Hi Bonnie! Ryan and I have yet to collect any Christmas decorations, so it is so pleasurable to see what you have! I love finding old antique dishes and glasses, and the ones that you found are just adorable. Thank you for sharing, love. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  22. I'm glad you use the glasses - most people would have them in the cupboard year round. I love them!

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