Welcome to the 321st Tablescape Thursday!
It’s 5 AM as I write this. My server had a glitch tonight and I couldn’t load any photos. Thankfully my host company figured out what was wrong and fixed it but it really delayed things and I never got to go to sleep. So this post will be short on words as I head off to bed soon for a few hours sleep.
With all things tartan on the brain this week, I though it would be fun to see how many different Christmas place settings I could create using the tartan dishware I’ve collected over the years. I included one tartan plate in each place setting.
For each place setting, I’ve used either my pierced chargers or a white swirl charger, both from Horchow around 6-7 years ago. A few settings have a brown woven charger and that charger is from Pier 1 a couple of years back. They may still stock it.
I’ve listed the brand and pattern name, though many of the plates didn’t have a pattern name.
So here goes, hope you enjoy seeing all the “tartan” settings I was able to create using the Christmas dishware I’ve collected over the years.
Plaid dinner plate is Pottery Barn’s tartan dishware from a few years back, no pattern name. Snowman salad plate is from HomeGoods several years ago. I think it’s probably more of an appetizer or dessert plate but I still love using it as a small salad plate. Snowman plates previously use in this tablescape: Snowman Follies
Pottery Barn Tartan dinner plate again, this time with one of the Better Homes and Gardens salad plates from Walmart last year. Salad plates previously used in this tablescape: Nature Themed Table Setting
Williams-Sonoma tartan dinner plate (no pattern name) and a Better Homes and Gardens salad plate from Walmart last year. Salad plate previously used in this table setting: Dashing Through The Snow
Williams-Sonoma tartan dinner plate (no pattern name) with another one of the Better Homes and Gardens salad plates from Walmart last year. Salad plate previously used in this table setting: Sparkle With A Touch Of Whimsy
Williams-Sonoma tartan dinner plate (no pattern name) with another one of the Better Homes and Gardens salad plates from Walmart last year. Hopefully all these salad plates will be back in Walmart soon…some folks have already been finding/buying them again this year.
Williams-Sonoma tartan dinner plate (no pattern name) with Santa Plates (no pattern name) found in HomeGoods several years ago. Salad plates previously used in this table setting: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Williams-Sonoma tartan dinner plate (no pattern name) with Lenox Winter Greetings salad plate purchased in Macy’s many years ago. I forgot to pull out one of my Lenox Winter Greetings dinner plates but at least a salad plate did make it into a setting. Winter Greetings is my most favorite winter dishware pattern of all!
Williams-Sonoma tartan dinner plate (no pattern name) with Spode Christmas Tree Garland salad plate, found in Marshalls a couple of years ago
Williams-Sonoma tartan dinner plate (no pattern name) with Villeroy & Boch salad/dessert plates in the pattern, Toy’s Delight. V & B sent these to me several years back. They come in both red and green patterns. There’s a red one further down in this post.
Better Homes and Gardens Christmas dishware from Walmart with Williams-Sonoma tartan salad plates. The BH & G dinner plates from last year are pretty plain so the tartan helps to dress them up.
Valerie Parr Hill’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” Dishware with Williams-Sonoma tartan salad plates
Here’s how Valerie Parr Hill’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” dishware looks under the tartan salad plate above. I found this VPH dishware in an antique store and I think it was $40 for the 8 place settings they had. I’ve never been able to find the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th plates from this series, not even on eBay. So, I wonder if they were ever made. Maybe they stopped with number 8. Twelve Days of Christmas dishware previously used in this table setting: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Just for fun, I layered one more plate on top…
Spode Christmas Tree Garland with Williams-Sonoma Tartan salad plates. Found the Spode Christmas Tree Garland dishware in Marshalls a few years ago.
Here’s how the Spode dinner plate looks underneath.
Lenox Holiday with Williams-Sonoma Tartan salad plates
Tartan Nikko Ironstone dinner plate with Santa Salad/Dessert plates from HomeGoods
Here’s how the Nikko tartan ironstone dishware looks up close. Love the holly garland on the inside of the tartan pattern.
Tartan Nikko Ironstone dinner plate with Villeroy & Boch salad/dessert plates in the pattern, Toy’s Delight.
Update: Just remembered one more that’s too cute to leave out…these Scottie Tartan salad plates are from HomeGoods in 2009. I don’t think they had a pattern name. You can see the table setting I used them in here: Mad About Plaid
Hope you enjoyed seeing this mix of plaid and tartan plates with the other plates I’ve collected over the years. It’s a lot of fun mixing tartan with other patterns.
Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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