Saturday, November 28, 2015

Raggedy Ann Santa Table

Heads Up/Warning: At the risk of boring people to death, Pat and I are going to do our "month long tablescape celebration of Santa" this year beginning December 1st. That's when we set a different table everyday before Christmas using 25 Santas from our collection as the inspiration. We do it every year but don't always "publish" the results. We try to use different dishes, flatware, and glasses throughout the month to challenge ourselves. It's a lot of fun for us, but it is not everyone's "cup of tea" so to we thought we should warn you ahead of time.

Anyway, this week's table is a prelude for what's to come:
The table - Santa is "going down" the chimney with Raggedy Ann under his arm....

Pat used vintage Cobalt blue Fiesta and Scarlet dinnerware to match Santa and Raggedy Ann

Flatware is simple "Everyday" by Reed & Barton

Not a favorite of Pat's, this Maryland China charger works well with the place setting

Pat used a thin red ribbon and ornament as a napkin ring to hold a red and white napkin

Nothing fancy about this place setting - Pat used a tumbler and matching juice glass

See you Tuesday.......

Where it came from:
Navy Blue Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
White Charger - Mail order from Maryland China Company
Dinnerware - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's and Replacements
White Bowl - "Home" brand from Target two years ago
Flatware - "Everyday" by Reed & Barton from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glassware - Pattern unknown from Costco years ago
Napkins - from Pier 1
Raggedy Ann Santa - 2004 Old World Santa Collection by Department 56 (a gift given to me)
Raggedy Ann/Andy Ornaments - from Eureka Florist (a local floral and gift shop) several years ago
Green Tree and Small Colored Ornaments - Michael's

We will be joining the following Blog Parties this week:
"Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"What's It Wednesday" at Ivy and Elephants:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. So cute! I am excited for the month of Santa tables! A Christmas tradition now and so you MUST share!!

  2. What a sweet place setting! I love Raggedy Ann and Andy...great inspiration! And your Santa and tree are great too! Thanks for sharing, ~Zuni

  3. I love this table. I have always been a Raggedy Ann fan. In fact, every grandchild has gotten a Raggedy Ann or Andy on their very first Christmas. I love your challenge you have going on and look forward to seeing your tables. It must be so very nice to have a sister who loves this hobby as much as you do. I'm sure these December tables will be treats!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Adorable table. Love the idea of a setting for one. When Pat gets really weary of the Maryland China Chargers, I will gladly relieve her of the "burden" of them. Ha!

  5. I love table scsping, finding unique dishs, silverware, glasses, etc and using all of them. I collect like ladies do with shoes and husband had to install tall cupboards in the garage to house it all. I change out my dishes for every holiday,occasion, and season for everyday use. My grandmother always said, " if your table is set beautifully, nobody will notice/ care if the food is burnt"....I took that to seeing your creative ideas

  6. How fun! Your Santa and tree with all the gifts and toys really get me in the mood for Christmas to get here soon! Thanks for sharing your lovely set-up. :-)

  7. How charming, beautiful and yet so adorable. Love this post.