Blush pink has been popping up in make-up, clothing, and especially-hometrends. It looks gorgeous with copper and other metallics. I couldnt resist trying a Copper Blush Twelve Days of Christmas Tablescape. I went searching through my vintage dishes to find a good match for the color scheme. My carnival glass collection was perfect for this tablescape. I don’t think I will ever get tired of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The variety of things you can do with it as a theme are infinite. For my centerpiece, I used pears as an ode to the first day of Christmas.
I began with my often-used pink tablecloth that I made from upholstery material a few years ago. Then I topped it with a shiny copper oval tablecloth. I wanted the light pink color of the tablecloth to “peek” out on the ends. Layering tablecloths and runners adds depth, and makes everything look richer.
Copper Blush combos are often paired with grays and other neutral palettes, but this is a Christmas tablescape, so I choose to marry those trendy hues with varying shades of green.
Three carnival glass dishes from my collection were a good match for the Copper Blush color scheme. I added frasier fir greenery, fresh pears (to honor the partidge in a pear tree from the first day of Christmas), green ornaments, and fresh copper-toned magnolia leaves. Greenery, live plants, and fruit visually soften the hardness of the glass dishes.
Several months ago, I ran across a vintage set of Royal China Twelve Days of Christmas dinner plates. They were in perfect condition, but I had no idea which company made them. I liked them because they had the Twelve Days of Christmas song written on the back. Replacements.com had them listed under “unknown manufacturer.” Luckily, someone on one of my vintage pottery facebook groups identifed them as Royal China, and had pictures of the original boxes, along with glass mugs to match. I don’t have the coordinating mugs, so I used my Anchor Hocking Twelve Days of Christmas tumblers.
I enjoy designing tablescapes. When I made this one, only my immediate family was there to enjoy it. While my husband was at softball practice with my daughter, I hurried to finish the table decorations while making chicken perlo. It’s a southern thing (I think) with chicken, rice, and Polish Kielbasa sausage.
I set the food out buffet-style in the kitchen because I certainly wasn’t going to remove the thematic centerpieces and serve everything family-style. I tied everyone’s fork and spoon with a green polka dot ribbon and a sprig of greenery. It’s easy for me to do multiple tablescapes for each holiday because I collect and sell dishes, especially vintage ones (you can find my eBay store on my facebook page).
There is nothing wrong with doing special things for just your immediate family. Every once in a while, I make hors d’ oeuvres for a big football game-just for my husband and kids. If you would go the extra mile for your guests, why not do something amazing for your very own family?
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If you have a Twelve Days of Christmas tablescape or theme, I’d love to hear from you!
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