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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas China Cabinet - 2012

How's your Christmas decorating coming along?
I know some of you don't even start until 
December 1st.

You know I start as soon after
Thanksgiving dinner as I can!

One of my favorites to decorate
is the china cabinet.

I usually start at the top and work 
my way down.
I didn't change it much from last year.
 I like having my angels up above,
looking down and guarding us each day.
The only addition this year is 
the red mercury glass tree between them.

My large red decorative plates
are like bright halos behind them.
For the shelves I chose to go more
formal on the top shelf
and a bit of fun for the bottom shelf.
Shiny green chargers sit behind my
very favorite Christmas plates from Kohl's.
If you remember from last year,
I could only find three of them, and 
I haven't been able to find even just one more.
They are marked
St. Nicholas Square
Holiday Laurel.
If you every see any in your daily travels, let me know!
I would love to get one more to make a set.
 In front are salad plates I found at 
Goodwill a few years ago.
I paid .25 each for them and I actually got six of them!
They are marked
The Elegant Table
Redd & Barton
Holly Berry
I think I scored pretty well with that purchase!
The fun little polar bears are from The Dollar Tree.
They add a touch of whimsy to the otherwise
traditional dishes.
On the lower shelf I used a pair of
handpainted snowmen salad plates.
They were also found at Goodwill and cost a total of .50
In the center is a larger
snowman dish that I found thrifting.
I'm pretty sure I didn't pay more than a dollar for him.
A little girl skating by a minuture tree
sits in from of an icy glass snowman.
While on the opposite side,
a little boy skates in front of a
jolly pink cheeked Santa.

I'm very pleased with the china cabinet
decor this year.
Some things remained the same
while others changed, just like the seasons.

I want to remind you of the
 holiday blog hop I am co-hosting with some
of my very favorite blog gals!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Blog Hop

We want to celebrate the season and share Christmas cheer so, we are hosting a four week Christmas link party! 

 Four blogs are joining together to share your holiday creations. 
Each week we will host a theme party to feature,
desserts & holiday food, 
ornaments & holiday decor, 
mantels & tablescapes,
and trees and wreaths. 
The host of each week will also share a fun project with you.
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Nov. 28th  Life on Lakeshore Drive will host ornaments & decor.
Dec. 5th    Kathe With An E (that's me!) will host mantels & tablescapes.
Dec. 12th  House Honeys will host trees & wreaths
Dec. 19th  One More Time Events will host desserts & holiday food

**There will also be a Grand Prize giveaway from 
for those who share at all 4 parties!**  
This pan retails for $64.99!

So, be sure to join us each week!
We want to see you at each party!

 Click here to see where I may be partying this week.
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.

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  1. Love your china cabinet... I need to get my decorations up.. I usually do it right after Thanksgiving but just don't seem to have time.. tonight or tomorrow it will be done.

  2. Hey there, little lady! I'm just now getting to your blog for this week. I've been sick since the middle of last week with a stupid cold, and I just couldn't even muster up the strength to walk across the hall to my office! I'm not real fond of using my laptop, so...!!! :-) You are off to a grand start with the Christmas decorating!!! I really like seeing all the beautiful Christmas dishes in your cabinet. You lots from which to choose! I like to get my decorating started early, too, so mine is pretty much done for this season. Now it's time for us to just sit back and enjoy it all!

  3. Your China cabinet looks great! I started on mine today. Took down the odd stuff I had let accumulate on the top. I filled on vase with my old shiny brites and now I've got to figure out what else I want up there. I like you angels!

    hugs, Linda

  4. Kathe - Yes, I would say your china cabinet is all ready for Christmas. It looks so pretty. I shop flea markets, thrift stores, estates regularly and will keep an eye out for your fourth setting.


  5. You have so many great plates.. I love your pretty angels too. I decorate with angels for Christmas too and not just the little vintage ones.

  6. Kathe, your china cabinet looks great this year! I love how you layer front to back. Isn't it amazing how many Christmas dishes you can find at Goodwill? I guess people decide they don't have room or use them enough. Our gain!!!

  7. I love it Kathe! I love all of your angels. The plates are great. Good job as usual! I am going to look for those plates for you in my travels. I am going Lou shopping at some point this week.

  8. What a festive space you have created! Thank you for taking the time to link up to Whimsy Wednesday! We LOVE your company☺

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
    Jenny at The NY Melrose Family

  9. Beautiful!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Looks great!! I'm still pulling our Christmas decorations out the attic- but we did get the tree up and decorated tonight! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!

  11. Your china cabinet looks wonderful. I collect snowmen so I love the second shelf the best!
    Saw you linking at New House All Star Party.
    Debbie :)

  12. How festive and creative this display!

  13. Very festive...those Holiday Laurel plates are really pretty. I will keep an eye out for them.

  14. Kathe.. just love your hutch.. I love the plates, too bad only 3. but they still look fabulous on display. Love the sweet white Santa!! xo marlis

  15. Love the China cabinet. So festive!!! Thanks for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great weekend.

  16. Very pretty Kathe!! Love Christmas dinnerware :)
    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


  17. So pretty Kathe, your decor is just lovely!

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  19. Oh That China Cabinet is all set to jet! I love the snowman set! Super cute!

  20. Hello! Found you VIA Paula's Blog Hop...i'm excited to keep reading your blog...new follower :)


  21. Hi Kathe, looking very festive my friend. Love the red mercury glass tree. Hope you find another plate. I will keep my eyes out, but hardly ever go to Kohl's. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  22. Kathe, I NEVER would have known that you saved so much money on those beautiful items in your cabinet. It looks absolutely fantastic! I think tomorrow I should finally START my decorating for Christmas. hahaha
    Thank you so much for sharing it at Wicked Good Wednesdays! Hope to see what you've been up to next week!

  23. This is beautiful!! I have a weakness for dishes, and yours are so festive.
    Thanks for sharing at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  24. Oh your hutch looks beautiful Kathe! So pretty and cheerful! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. Have a terrific day!

  25. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!

  26. So Festive! Thank you for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful week!


  27. Your china cabinet looks fabulous. I love all of your beautiful dishes. The glass snowman is adorable, too! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. We need to start thinking about our next fun party!!! :)

  28. We decorate "late" I guess as we just put up our tree last week. Your holiday China is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing at our Holiday Happenings link party.