Saturday, December 1, 2012

Red Stripes For 8

Originally posted in December 2009

Merry Christmas to all and to all a great meal with family and friends.
This is one of two tables for our Christmas Day dinner , the other one appeared on
Wednesday December 23rd here on The Little Round Table entitled
"Fiesta Holly and Ribbons."

New Red Stripe Fiesta dinner plates exclusive to the Homer Laughlin
China Collectors Association and available on their website . This recently released Red Stripe has also been seen in the header here on The Little Round Table for the month of December.  Another post with additional images of Red Stripes can be seen on
an earlier post : Wow - Retro Red Stripe Fiesta!  Vintage Vera napkins, flatware from Macy's,
Ivory spiral candle holders are vintage Metlox, crystal is Vera Wang "Infinity."

The tablecloth is "Baroque Poinsettia" from Home Goods that I purchased several years ago in an "extra-wide" size to fit this antique pine drop leaf table made from 200 year old planks. At 70" wide it still barely covers the width of the table.

Vintage Ivory Fiesta chop plate topped with the vintage ivory footed salad
bowl decorated with the Red Stripe decoration.

Vintage Homer Laughlin hand painted milk pitcher and a vintage
Saint Nicholas plate from "The Angelus" line along side a vintage
individual salad bowl with the Red Stripe decoration.

Vintage Fiesta ring-handled "Tom and Jerry" mugs that have a matching ivory
footed salad bowl, also marked "Tom and Jerry", which serves as a punch bowl for this set.

Vintage Ice Lip Pitcher on a vintage Red Stripe luncheon plate.

Vintage Red Stripe cream soup bowl.

Vintage Ivory sweets comport (aka compote).  Check out the pertpetual perfect piece of chocolate confection, which was a gift from a special dish friend who shared her Hanukkah celebration with us here on The Little Round  Table.

Vintage Ivory comport (aka compote) and a vintage Ivory cake lifter from the Oven Serve line.
Vintage Ivory carafe on a vintage Red Stripe luncheon plate.

Vintage Ivory covered casserole with a vintage Red Stripe chop plate.
No food as yet, but I promise pictures of food tomorrow.
The Menu
Appetizers & Champagne
Several dips with chips, crackers, bread rounds Brie with Fig jam baked in puff pastry, my daughter's new find from Thanksgiving that was such a hit!
Roast Turkey
Giblet Gravy
Herb Stuffing (out of the bird)
Mashed Potatoes (both garlic and plain)
And this year for the first time the family is doing the rest!
Some surprises to come I'm sure, but so far I know there will be:
Sweet potatoes
Green Salad
Fruit Salad
And insert a kids' menu here that includes Tube Steaks (read that as hot dogs!)
and French Fries.  A couple of the grandkids begged for this menu a couple of years ago and now it is a tradition!  Grandma indulges them and they do EAT instead of pushing the real food around their plates.

Pumpkin Pies from one of the boys!
Candy's Cheesecake - always requested
Ice Cream Sundaes and Cupcakes for the kids

Have the Merriest Christmas, kiss under the mistletoe and hug your family!


  1. Red stripe on ivory....heavenly! The footed salad bowl is totally TDF!!

    Candy, you are too sweet. No, just sweet enough! Merry Christmas!

  2. What a beautiful tablescape with red, white, and gold. It's a work of art, and I know the time and care that went into it--and to post pictures, too! Thanks so much for posting to Foodie Friday tonight. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Thank you all for your nice comments on my Red Stripe ..... the family loved the new dishes. Perhaps it wasn't as artfully put together once we all sat down, but still a pretty pretty table!

  4. Thanks Susan, see you tomrrow for another TT!

  5. I love seeing these tables again, Candy! I'll have some new ones to share soon.


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