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Thursday, December 17, 2015

CHRISTMAS IN THE BREAKFAST NOOK

Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Our breakfast nook is ready for Christmas.
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I've used a mixture of china patterns on this table. I started with these Traditions, Holiday Collection by Christopher Radko bowls. This is one of my very favorite patterns, but it is also very expensive.
 
 Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


I have a dinner plate that was a gift from a friend (filled with cookies) one Christmas. I was so excited when I found four of these bowls in an antique mall a couple of years ago.
  
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Surprisingly, in another booth in the same antique mall, I found these dinner plates (Traditions, Holiday Celebration by Christopher Radko). I bought the plaid chargers at Michaels this year. They were already on sale!
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

For the Christmas season, we use wine stems for our orange juice. I've picked up two sets of these stems at estate sales. Our coffee cups are Nikko Classic Collection from the set that my mother gifted us years and years ago.
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


 These cute placemats belonged to my mother. I inserted a fork, a spoon, and a grapefruit spoon into the stocking.
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I decorated the little metal drawer set that lives on this table all year.
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Our daughter gifted me with this cute Santa's Railarod Station cookie jar one Christmas. The Santa on the chimney serves salt, and the chimney serves pepper.
  
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Sugar, creamer, and tray are also from my Nikko set.
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
 I added a few special Christmas cards and a couple of Christmas plates to the shelves. 
 
Breakfast Nook Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

An every-morning-reminder of the way we should live.
 
Thank you for taking time out of your busy Christmas season schedule to visit me.
 

8 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a happy and jolly spot. I love all of your decor. The plates are out of this world. fondly ~lynne ~

Valerie Roberts said...

Beautiful and oh so charming. Your decorating is so happy and pleasing for the Christmas season. You are very talented. I love the stockings for the flatware. Where did you get them? Merry Christmas.

Ginger said...

What a perfect spot to have a bite to eat. I love Christopher Radko. I used to have a collection of his ornaments, but unfortunately had to leave them behind in my divorce.

xinex said...

Love it! So festive and details are lovely....Christine

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, Love your Christmas dishes. You have such an amazing collection.
Your table is so inviting and I know will gather loved ones soon.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Sharon Collins said...

As always, your home is just the perfect holiday place. I was severely hindered as we began a kitchen remodel at the end of August. The county inspector makes his final visit Monday morning. Oh, I meant to tell you how much I loved your cookie jar. I have gone out and purchased cheap cookie jars and filled them with homemade cookies that seem to be much appreciated gifts.

Lady Karherine said...

Love it Laurie, I gusseing your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas, here not a wispher of Christmas. Maybe next year! Love those diishes

Lulu said...

Your table and its surroundings are full of joy.