Anyone who has known me for a while - okay, maybe not even that long - probably figured out fairly soon in our relationship that I love white.
White walls, white furniture, white china.
I simply like white.
So it kind of goes without saying, that aside from fresh greens and mercury glass and maybe a bit of rust and wood, that nearly all of my Christmas decor is a shade of white.
Quilted cream stockings. Kraft paper packages with white ribbon.White Poinsettias.
There is however one bit of Christmas decor that isn't white.
Over the past couple years, I've collected bits of red transferware to display during December.
They have a lovely traditional Christmas feel to them.
I've actually sold quite a bit of my collection, as it was simply too much to display. What remains were a few of my favourite pieces, and place settings for four.
These Mason's teacups came from an older lady who brought them with her when she immigrated from Europe. She only had one saucer in tact, so they're paired with a newer version.
The dinner plates are Johnson Bros., and are a fair bit newer.
But that's the beauty of transferware. Different patterns mix well, and in my opinion, look more flattering together.
You can see in the photos above that another hint of red that comes out at Christmas is a beautiful stitched tablecloth made from old European grainsacks. It's three lengths stitched together, and it has that thick, worn-soft from use, feel to it.