Tablescape Tuesday: I’ll Have A Blue (and White) Christmas

 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth”
‭‭John‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭

December gives us many reasons to celebrate and parties to attend.  But in our family, we celebrate more than Christmas in December…it is our son’s birthday!  On Friday Seth will turn 30, and by now, you all know how much I love to celebrate birthdays!  He is a low-key guy and would never want a big party, so we will keep it simple and have his favorites…home-made manicotti, mixed green salad, focaccia bread, and his cake of choice – red velvet!  Let’s take a peek at the table already set for our dinner!I love using the blue/white Christmas tree china and mix it with a few pops of red!
 Seth made me a pair of antler candle stands last year and I thought they would be perfect for the tablescape!    Cute Fitz and Floyd nutcracker salt and pepper set!    The snowmen salt and pepper set was given to me years ago by Seth, love it!  I used magnolia leaves cut from our tree to soften the burlap table runner!  I always prefer using natural elements!  Katy gave me the deer place card holders last year that are actually ornaments…a very special gift!  Tartan plaid has been the rage the last couple of seasons!
   The napkin rings are ornaments, also!  Much cheaper than purchasing the real ones!
   “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬
 Thank you for making us a part of your everyday living!

The Details:
Dinner and Salad Plate – Queen’s China “Season’s Greetings -Tuesday Morning (several years ago)
Charger – American Atelier “Baroque –
Stemware – Noritake “Sweet Swirl/Midnight Blue
Flatware – Stainless by Reed and Barton “Heritage”
Tartan napkins/Felt Reindeer Cones – TJ Maxx (last year)
Mini Tree – TJ Maxx (recently)side Linking with Pieced PastimesSilver Pennies, Life on Lakeshore DriveThoughts From Alice, Coastal Charm, My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDwellings-Heart of Your HomeSavvy Southern Style, Ivy and Elephants, French Country Cottage, From My Front Porch To Yours, Stone Gable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing CourtBetween Naps on the Porch, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, The Charm of Home, Cornerstone ConfessionsA Delightsome Life, Imparting GracePosed PerfectionKatherines Corner, Rooted In Thyme, Share Your Cup, The Enchanting Rose, 21 Rosemary Lane, Northern Nesting, Cozy Little House, Rattlebridge FarmRustic & Refined


  1. Kim says:

    How beautiful your table is with the Christmas lighting in the background! Seth is one lucky guy to share his birth month with Jesus. I do love the antler candle holders Seth made for you. They are perfect with the place card holders, too! Thanks for sharing your Christmas birthday table! Happy birthday to Seth!

  2. Pretty, Pam! I’ll take blue and white anytime! I never tire of it. I like the Christmas tree pattern very much. Blue and white is everywhere in my house.
    I like the red plaid with it too and, of course, I’m a nut about fresh greenery and any kind of fresh flowers. Wish they lasted longer and I had an endless supply. Your magnolia looks so healthy and the antlers are special since your son made them for your family. Sounds and looks like a great birthday dinner for your son. Happy Birthday to him. Menu wets my appetite.
    Your room all aglow in the last pic has a lovely ambience.
    Thank you always for the scriptures that truly do not return void. Blessings to you today.

    • Bonnie, I will tell Seth you sent birthday wishes! I am so glad I found this blue and white pattern a few years ago and I enjoy mixing different colors and textures! I love fresh pine and magnolia and of course, fresh flowers are always perfect! Wishing you a lovely Wednesday!

  3. Rosie M. says:

    I love your table, Pam! Those blue and white Christmas dishes are lovely (I’m going to check out Replacements, etc. to see if they are still available!) You’ve created such a special space for your son’s birthday celebration. I love how you’ve incorporated items that he has given you in the past. Your menu sounds delicious and I know it’s going to be a special celebration! Thanks for sharing this….Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    • Rosie, you are a sweetheart! I love sharing all the beautiful items that people have made for me, and of course, it is extra special when your son goes to the trouble to make you a gift! Hopefully Replacements has the blue and white pattern! Happy Wednesday!

  4. Es muy hermoso cumplir años en este mes que celebramos el nacimiento de Jesús. Mi nieto el día 26 de diciembre cumplirá dos años, es un bello día para nacer.
    La decoración es muy bonita…el color, los detalles en la mesa…me encantan los platos ¡¡son preciosos!!!
    Felicitaciones a tu hijo y a todos vosotros.
    Con cariño

    It is very beautiful meet later this month to celebrate the birth of Jesus. My grandson on December 26 will be two years, it is a beautiful day to be born.
    The decor is very nice … the color, details on the table … I love the dishes are lovely !!!
    Congratulations to your son and to all of you.

  5. Friday is my birthday too Pam! It’s crazy how many people I know with a Dec 11 birthday! I know I would be thrilled with manicotti and red velvet cake at your beautiful table! How unusual those blue and white Christmas plates are! Enjoy!

  6. Patty says:

    Oh my Pam, just lovely!!! Who wouldn’t love a party sitting at that table. I know your son will have a great time!!! Have a great birthday celebration. Be blessed!

  7. Patti Fralix says:

    So beautiful,Pam. As you know, blue and white is my favorite, so I love these dishes! Happy birthday to sweet Seth! It is amazing that he is 3o and Tara is 40. That means you and I are not young any longer?

    • Patti, I love this blue/white set and I will bequeath them to you! (Haha). I can’t believe where the time has gone, we are not young anymore! We find out what we are having today! So excited, will let you know! I think boy, Butch says girl! One of us will be correct!❤️

  8. Hi Pam, what a gorgeous Christmas Tablescape! I don’t think I’ve seen the lighter blue Christmas Transferware before, it’s perfect with the Red Plaid…and your Reindeer and Magnolia leaves! thanks so much for coming to the party!

  9. Judy says:

    Love, love the blue and white china. I saw this pattern featured on a tablescape in a Christmas magazine recently. I am so drawn to blue and white.

  10. Deirdra Doan says:

    I love that scripture you started with! Your home is such a glorious Royal place to go with the glory of Christs birth and the blessing of your sons birth. So fun to meet you!!
    I have ideas on how to use my blue dishes at Chritmas. My Facebook has them posted for thanksging wwith brown …. You might enjoy my husbands Christmas music with your Christmas dinner.

    • Deirda, it so nice to meet you and we will definitely check in on your husband’s music! I love to entertain and set a table! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and hope you will come back!

  11. Jann Olson says:

    Very beautiful table Pam! Hope your son had a wonderful birthday. My first baby, a girl; was born on Christmas day. That is why we named her Nichole, (with an h). It’s easy to overlook her birthday, but I try to make it not just blend in with Christmas. Thanks for sharing with Creating Christmas.

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