I wasn't even sure if I was going to decorate the china cabinet for Christmas but then, as I was going through my dishes, I found some that I have had forever and have never displayed. The china cabinet seemed to be the ideal place to show them off!
On the bottom shelf I layered some bright red chargers and added these cardinal plates I got on clearance from Macy's several years ago. The cardinal candy dish is from Kirkland's.
Even though I have never seen one in real life, cardinals are one of my favorite birds. And their red coloring is perfect this time of year.
I kept the top of the cabinet simple. Just a few of my favorite pieces. Santa was a gift from my mother-in-law, The reindeer came from clearance at Stein Mart and the decorated sled is from Goodwill. I added holiday picks to fill it in.
Gosh, I just love Santa! And this one just speaks to me.
For the inside shelves I used some square red plates from Safeway years ago and placed ornament plates from Pier 1 in front of them. Several Godinger Shannon goblets hold red and gold ornaments. Judging by this cabinet and my mantel decor, red and gold seems to be my theme this year. A shiny gold bowl sits in the center.
On the top inner shelf I used some white Johnson Bros dinner plates from Goodwill to anchor more of the ornament plates.
Another Santa, shiny red mercury glass at that, sits on the right side. He was another gift from my MIL. I'm guessing she does really know me!
I'm really pleased at how my digging through dishes helped me to create such a pretty display in the china cabinet for Christmas!
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