November 24, 2014

Blue & White Spode for Christmas Decorating

Hello everyone. Have you started your Christmas decorating yet? Well I got started with a few more things today. I guess you could say that I am pacing myself...Can't do it all in a day!

I do not normally think of using any of my blue and white Spode for Christmas decorating. But, since I am using Spode in my dining room and small parlor as accents I wanted to see if I could use it in my Christmas decorating this year. is what I came up with.

As you can see I just placed a hurricane in the middle of a dinner plate.I tried a red ribbon but it just did not work for me on this idea. Next I tried a wide white ribbon. It is fine, but maybe a little overpowering. I have an additional blue plate as well as a second hurricane and matching candle. So, I could use them at each end of the dining table. 
I took the ribbon off to think about it some more.
I switched the hurricane to a blue & white platter and added a second hurricane. This is part of my creative process...trying things one way then trying them another.
(Not a Spode platter. I found this one at Hobby) Lobby.)

I was happy that the two hurricanes fit onto this platter. Just to see how it would look I added a couple of the old retro ornaments and a pine cone. The red balls make me think of red berries. Yes, this works!  Fresh cuttings of boxwood or pine are so nice to use in holiday decorating. 
I think that I will keep this look and then add fresh cut greens as we get closer to Christmas.
Fresh cuttings of boxwood or pine are so nice to use in holiday decorating. 
This arrangement will fill the bill for Christmas decorating in the parlor. 

Time to get into the spirit of things! planning your ideas ahead of time you will be ready to spring into action if you are holding off until "after" Thanksgiving. Please feel free to pin any of my blog photos. 

By the way you might like to visit me on Pinterest. I have a Christmas@MyKentuckyLiving board that has some Christmas decorating ideas too. 

Thanks for visiting today.

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S H Elliott
S H Elliott

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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