Deck the Halls and Dinner Table

Fa la la la la, la  la  la  la

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly. 
Lots of Decking Out with Holly going on here at CollectInTexas Gal!
As Ya'll already know, I'm a 'Sucker for Dishes' and this Christmas Season 
HiHoney asked , "What's on your Christmas Wish List?"
"Christmas Dishes"!
"Your kiddin'!!! After all the Dishes you posted about last month....that's absolutely
HoHoHo Rendous! 

So, I HoHoHoed myself to the Thrift Shops!  Look what I found! 
Could anything be more perfect with this Vintage Holly Garland Table Cloth found at a Garage Sale.

As an admirer of this pattern by Spode,  I knew that $8 for:
4 dinner plates
4 salad plates
4 bowls
....that they would not be by Spode.

I was right...they are by Gibson and the pattern is Noel Morning. 

As always, I needed to know HowMuch I saved, so on to eBay I surfed  sleded. 

The same set NIB (new in the box) plus 4 mugs, was Buy Now for $49.95. 

Okay....I'm on a roll.  How about some Christmas Glasses! 

Yeeesssss!!! There they were on the next shelf down from the dishes.  Seven of them marked 49 cents each.

Oh!  Did I mention ....Christmas items were 50% off that day!   Fa la la la la, la  la  la  la!

With the ring of Holly and the red band, they look perfect with the Noel Morning dishes and the Ribbon and Holly Napkin Rings, also a thrift find...6 NIB and made in 1986 by Action Industries....and there were 2 boxes. 

That works out great when I have dinner for 12 and use the Christmas Napkins.

And now for the Decked Out Holly Table Center Piece

Santa and Mrs. Clause Motionettes made by Telco Creations Inc. and marketed by Wal-Mart in 1995.
Also a Thrift Store find for $5.  Wal-Mart priced at $20 in 1995!
Then Santa Kissing Mrs. Clause Salt and Pepper Shakers..
..a gift from my son when he was ten....their cost....priceless! 

See the blazing Yule before us
Strike the Harp and join the chorus
Follow me in Merry Measure
While I tell of Yuletide Treasure.
Fa la la la la, la  la  la  la
(second verse of Deck the Halls)

Linking to:

Thanks Linda at AlaCarte

The Christmas Special Theme this week for Pink Saturday is a Holiday Recipe.

Christmas Mornin' Texas Egg Casserole
1 lb. sausage
9 slices white bread - cubed
9 eggs - beaten
1 - 11oz. can condensed cream of cheddar cheese soup
3 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
click HERE for directions
Thanks Beverly at How Sweet The Sound

Thanks Twlya and Lindsey


  1. This is one amazing table and such a thrifty price! I am so happy you joined in JFF to share this very happy Christmas table. Love the kissing Santa & Mrs Clause!

  2. Oh Sue Sweetie...
    This is just beautiful. I love, love, love the tablecloth (linens are a weakness with me.) So pretty. The dishes are just gorgeous, and how festive they look on the table cloth. You outdid yourself. I simply adore the Mr. and Mrs. and that little salt and pepper shaker are so stinkin cute. What a treasure from years gone by. Just darling.

    You set one heck of a table sweetie. Now what time did you say was dinner?

    Have a gorgeous Friday sweetie. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

  3. Love Everything, but especially the special kissers from your son~~~he sure knew your love of Christmas. Smooch, smooch.
    Your table setting is outstanding., and I'm not surprised. Love the napkin rings.

  4. Beautiful table, love the dishes.

  5. I have a secret yen for Christmas dishes and would choose a cheery, unmistakably festive pattern if I could!

  6. Hi Sue your are thrifty rockin today. I love the tablecloth and all the finery that went with it. The dishes, and glasses were a bargain. I love this kind of shopping.

    I am heading out to FL in the am. My grandson is getting married in January and there is a wedding shower. I will be home Sunday night. I'll catch up with everyone when I return.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  7. You did great Sue! Lovin' your fun Christmas table and beautiful tablecloth! That's the second set of kissing Santa S&P's I've seen in two days, gonna have to watch for them-too cute:@)

  8. you have a great collection...I feel all warm an fuzzy inside now...

  9. All your photos are so festive and those are some great finds. My hubby is "retired" so he goes most everywhere with me. I find some great buys but hear in my left ear, "what do you want with those", "don't you have enough dishes","why not just use paperplates, easier for you"......so.....no bargains for me.... boohoo....

  10. What a beautiful and festive Christmas table! I just love it. I am a traditional Christmas girl so this is just great for me! On a budget is even better!!

  11. You are the Christmas gal! I love dishes, too, but I'm trying to quit! It's hard when they are so irresistible. Maybe just a few more . . .

  12. Wow! You did well my friend! And you pulled it all together for an adorably stunning tablescape too! Everything is looking festive over at your house. I just love the red, white and green colors. And those precious little salt-n-peppers your son gave you...how could you not incorporate those into the setting? They are very special!~Ames

  13. Very sweet table scape. I love the classic Christmas colors and your plates. Just beautiful all together.

    Hope you have a blessed holiday season,

  14. Oh WOW! Your Christmas table looks gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous. And look at all those bargains. Wonderful. Oh, also wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Please come back soon! Susan

  15. Your blog looks so cute! Clever girl to make a banner from those images! Your table looks amazing. I especially love that tablecloth! I'd love to sit down there with you and enjoy a visit. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

  16. What a pretty holiday table setting - And at a great price!

  17. I love the Holly motif, and how you pulled it all together by thrifting. Those are wonderful finds. Thank you for the nice comment about my advent calendar.

  18. I do not know what it is, but I also have a thing about dishes. I would buy them all if I had a place for them. You have some very pretty ones and use them in the right way.

  19. Sue, your 'finds' are fabulous. What a lovely decor & setting you have created with them all. Wish we had treasures around here to find like yours.

    Merry Christmas, visit our giveaways~
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  20. Love your center piece..and your recipe is a must try!
    Have a great weekend!

  21. I love your tablescape! Very festive!! You sure found some sweet deals!! I can never get that lucky! And your recipe looks so delicious! We have been in a breakfast rut and I've been needing some variations! I think this will surely hit the spot! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Anonymous12/04/2010

    Beautiful Christmas table!

    The casserole looks wonderful! I am debating about brunch or lunch this year. I usually make some sort of strata.

  23. Beautiful table!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Happy pink saturday!

  24. Absolutely beautiful and your finds are great. Don't you just love the feeling when you get a bargain?

  25. I needed that recipe! There are so many similar that a "recommended" one was necessary. Copied to file, thank you! Happy Pink Saturday! (oh, glasses look vintage, love your finds and the savings.)

  26. Your Christmas decor is so pretty. I love breakfast recipes and have never seen this one before. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back. I'm a misplaced TX girl myself. Trying to get back there as fast as I can!
    Happy PS!

  27. Wow, what a perfect match! You lucked out on all this great stuff! Happy holidays.


  28. Beautiful decor and the egg casserole looks so good!

  29. Sweet decor. Very comforting and inviting.

  30. Happy Pink Saturday, sweet Sue.

    Everything looks so festive and inviting. We'll all be over for some delicious breakfast casserole. What would you like me to bring?


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