First of all, I loved reading through all of the comments on Wednesday’s post! I didn’t intend for it to happen, but everyone gave me great ideas for blog posts next year. It sounds like many of you need simple decorating ideas, inspiration, and some solutions to dilemmas you’re facing. I think I’m going to have to bring my Decorating Dilemmas post series back!
You have also taught me that not everyone follows me on all of the platforms where I post and, even if you do, you still miss a lot! And all of my readers haven’t read all of my posts! So, I’m going to make sure I’m spreading my content out more evenly and I’m going to dust off some of my old tricks for new posts and tutorials. I’m really excited about it.
But today, I’m going to share a bit more about the vintage Christmas dishes I purchased this year.
I have been hunting for Christmas dishes that fit my color palette for years and I never found something that was just right. I didn’t feel like I needed a full set with bowls and mugs, but just some plates that I could mix with our everyday dishes.
Everything I found was either too cartoony, too kitschy, too expensive, too red & green…just not right. In my most recent Google search for blue Christmas dishes, I tripped across a 12-days-of-Christmas set made by Haviland through the 1970s and early ’80s. The colors were perfect and I loved that they were whimsical, but not too kiddish.
I’m guessing the plates are intended to be displayed on the wall or in a cabinet, but they do not have a hanger or hole on the back, so they can be used as regular plates. They are the size of a salad plate, so they are perfect to pair with other dishes.
And since these were made in the 70s, my birth year was included!
I paired my dishes with white, green, and blue since that’s what I use in my home, but there are lots of accent colors in the plates that could be mixed and matched with a variety of patterns and colors.
So you can see them all, here’s is a GIF of the complete set…
Aren’t they so pretty?
Do you use Christmas dishes?