Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sinterklaas Table for One

December 5th is just around the corner and time for Sinterklaas to appear. (Sinterklaas is not exactly the Dutch form of our Santa, but his tradition runs as deep. (You can read a little about him at: ) So, what could be more appropriate than to set a table in honor of him?
A very Dutch-like table

Here he is - the man of the hour: Sinterklaas

Close up of the place setting

Flatware is European-style "Pure" by Gourmet Settings

Pat and I bought these glasses the first year that Pier 1 opened in our town

An over-sized Waechtersbach dinner plate was used as a charger

Vintage cobalt blue Fiesta was the perfect color - not as dark as the Post 86 version

Universal China made this pattern in several slight variations using different rims

Pat originally bought these tiny white pitchers to use as individual syrup holders for breakfast

I am sooooo sorry this is out of focus (it's the best picture of the bunch I tried to take) - the detail on Sinterklaas' "windmill" staff is incredible

One last look
Where it came from:
Tablecloth and White Napkin - (a great place for inexpensive tablecloths of all sizes and kinds)
Flatware - "Pure" by Gourmet Settings from eBay and Replacements
Red Dinner Plate Charger - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning
Blue Dinner Plate - Vintage "Cobalt" Blue Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from eBay
Windmill Luncheon Plate and Bread/Butter Plate - Camwood "UN169" Windmill by Universal China Company from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - from Pier 1 years ago
Blue Napkin and Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 last year
Tiny White Ceramic Pitcher - from TJMaxx this year
Cobalt Blue Salt/Pepper Shakers - from Humboldt Sponsors' Annual Rummage Sale
Tree, Ornaments, Silk Tulips - Michael's
Wooden Clogs - from the "Cuddly Bear" (a great local consignment/thrift shop)
Sinterklaas - from Horchow

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:


  1. This was fun and very interesting! I love learning new holiday traditions!

  2. What a lovely and fun post! Thank you for the information and tablescaping "eye candy"! Have a wonderful Holiday season, Ladies..... Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. What a lovely table setting! I am Dutch myself, but I reside in Va. and I love the Dutch plate and clogs and other touches. Thanks for sharing.