Tablescape Thursday

I'm sharing my present tablescape and joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Thanks to Susan for hosting for us weekly so we may share! Click on her name for lots more inspiration.

I named this tablescape "What Christmas Means"
Christmas means the celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Christmas means Love:

Christmas means Joy:

Christmas Means Hope:

Christmas means Peace:
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to bring all this to us!
Praise God for this!!

These plates are from Cracker Barrel a couple of years ago.
I have them with green chargers (from Target) White dinner plates (from Dollar Tree) "Crystal look" flatware from Ross, burgundy napkins, and lace tablecloth over a red and green plaid tablecloth.

The Centerpiece:
I've forgotten where I bought this Nativity
It was probably from Hobby Lobby!

I apologize for the poor lighting in some of these photos. To be honest, I forgot to finish taking
the pictures! I've had this tablescape out a week and was waiting for the perfect time to finish taking pictures, then forgot to do it until it was dark tonight, so I had to use the flash!

The picture below is from two years ago when I did a tablescape on December 2, 2009
As you can see I only had the small dessert plate. I bought the salad plates after that Christmas when they went on sale. I used a green tablecloth and napkins, different chargers, different crystal goblets, and different flatware.

Can you see the difference?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my tablescape!

I'm also linking to No Minimalist Here, click on her name for more holiday dining!

Merry Christmas!


Sarah said...

Katherine, your table is lovely. What sweet plates to give the messages of the season. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays ~ Sarah

Entertaining Women said...

The plates with the words of hope are perfect with your figurine of Joseph and Mary. The lace cloth is the perfect touch. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I remember those plates from CB...and I loved them then!! That white nativity is stunning. How many nativities do you have? I have 10 I think! Haven't shown them yet, but I have a really cool one this year...bought it months ago.

Marigene said...

Lovely table, Katherine...there is nothing like red, green and white china for a Christmas table. Beautiful tablecloth.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Katherine, what a beautiful table depicting the season.. hugs ~lynne~

Marlis said...

Katherine, your table is so festive and so meaningful. I loved your post. love your dishes and the lace tablecloth too.. xo marlis

Pearl Maple said...

Nice post and seeing the nativity blended into your themes for decor.

Kathleen said...

Love those dishes, K! Beautiful table, and a good reminder of why we celebrate!