Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sketchy Santas

We all remember the holidays from our childhood years. For me, these fond memories include our Christmas tree covered with hundreds of ornaments from Scandinavia and my dad's perfectly applied tiny white lights, cheeseburgers and french fries for Christmas Eve dinner, and my Aunt Tess who was the most anxious one of all of us to open the gifts!

And of course...the dishes.  For as long as I can remember, we used these green square dishes by Franciscan China.

Although the majority are a deep, dark green...

there are several assorted lime green pieces which add to the fun. Over the years, these dishes have acquired quite a few chips and scratches, just adding to their charm.

And how many of us had these Santa mugs?  Oh so vintage, Santa's beady blue eyes always seem to follow you.

"He looks a little sketchy", according to my daughter, Sofie.

Equally vintage is this rustic red linen runner with a green edge, bearing the wax drips and wine stains of many a holiday dinner.  Not so fancy, really...but the memories are priceless.  I can't wait to see all the fabulous holiday tables this and every week at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Love the red and green! Those mugs remind me of the what was old is new mugs featured at pottery barn right now of vintage Santa mugs - thanks for sharing!!

  2. How fun to mix the vintage santas in with the modern lines of the china. I have a vew of the vintage santa mugs....I mix them all in with my new ones too. So jolly!