Christmas Greetings~ Antique White Holiday Berries Giveaway


I’m at the table with Christmas Greetings

and Mikasa Antique White Holiday Berries

Dinnerware Set and Giveaway!


Enjoying some welcome sunshine

with some feathered friends.



 A garland of holly and berries adorns the scalloped porcelain dinnerware for a classic pattern for your holiday or winter table.


In the Spirit of Christmas, I’m sharing some dish love and giving away a 16 Piece Antique White Holiday Berries Dinnerware Set to one winner!


Antique White Holiday Berries 16 Piece Dinnerware Set service for 4, includes 4 each of: 10-1/2 inch dinner plate, 8-1/2 inch salad plate, 6 inch diameter (30 ounce) soup/cereal bowl, and 14 ounce mug. Microwave and dishwasher safe.


To enter, leave a comment and tell me

if you’ve finished or are just starting to

feather your nest and deck the halls!


Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.

Subscribe by email or follow on Facebook

and let me know by comment.


For a third entry, share this giveaway

on your Facebook page and leave an

additional comment telling me so.




This giveaway is open to continental

US residents only through December 18th.


A winner will be chosen December 19th,

in time to wing its way to you for Christmas!


Thank you to Lifetime Brands and Mikasa!

Best of luck to all and thanks for entering.

This giveaway is now closed.


Christmas Greetings Table Details:

Antique White Holiday Berries/ Mikasa

Sophia Flatware / Horchow

Goblets/ Artland Iris

Chargers/ World Market

Coverlet and Runner/ Kohl’s

Napkins/ Pottery Barn


Mikasa Antique White Holiday Berries Giveaway!

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  355 comments for “Christmas Greetings~ Antique White Holiday Berries Giveaway

  1. December 4, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I love your tablescapes! And especially this one. I love the use of the German glass ornament birds as I actually collect them. I have the outside done of the house done with lights and pine garlands and wreaths and start working on the inside to decorate and put my tree up today! I do a Victorian themed tree. I grew up with older European friends who, when I was a kid, actually still used real candles to light their tree! :>0

  2. kristen ayers
    December 4, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Love it all! I am almost finished decking the halls of my cozy cottage…but I keep seeing dandy ideas from you :) Keep them coming!…if not this year then maybe next….

  3. December 4, 2013 at 5:27 am

    The dishes are beautiful Mary, lovin’ the great vintage card graphics too! Wish the gift shopping came as easily as the decorating:@)

  4. Robyn
    December 4, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Love these dishes. So pretty with the bird ornaments!! I love birds! Your tablescapes are always so beautiful and I’ve taken some of your ideas and put them to use around my home. Also your recipes are becoming standards around here………the lemon blueberry cheesecake this past summer made my crowd very happy!!!!! All my decorating is done, but I started pretty early. The only thing left to do is to buy a couple of fresh wreaths to give the house a real Christmas scent and feel. Nothing like the smell of a fresh tree in the house!

  5. December 4, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Very pretty and I love the birds. I am in the middle of decorating but the tree is up and looks pretty. Hopefully I can get outside and cut some evergreen for the wonderful smell and a little more decorating.

  6. Peggy Thal
    December 4, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Once again a beautiful table! Love the bird theme it goes so well with the dishes. I am still decorating. This year it is going rather slow. The outside is almost finished. The carrying of boxes is killing me. I am kind of doing it alone. Need help to get the 14 ft tree up and that takes a lot of climbing. Have a wonderful Christmas time!

  7. December 4, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Oh, my goodness you are the most gifted lady I know! Your tablescapes are beautiful! We are still decorating our home…hope to get the tree up today!

  8. December 4, 2013 at 6:06 am

    I am a follower via email! Love it as I never miss a post this way! ( the bird ornaments! Gorgeous!)


  9. December 4, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I shared your amazing giveaway on my FB page! (These dishes are beautiful!) I would love, love, love to win! Thank you for sharing this either us!


  10. December 4, 2013 at 6:12 am

    I love Christmas, and the Holiday Berries Dinnerware! My Christmas decorating has just begun as we hosted 16 for Thanksgiving and I needed a few days in between ;o) Love those bird ornaments! xo

  11. Pamela
    December 4, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Already enjoying my home decorated for Christmas, can’t wait to share it with family and friends. These lovely dishes would make a great addition to our Christmas traditions. Love reading and viewing this site.

  12. holly lawrence
    December 4, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I love the christmas season! I am a christmas baby, well, almost! 12/22-I’m almost done decorating, still working on my outside! I love your page and the inspiration if gives…went shopping in Lancaster last weekend and scored at pottrry barn outlet! i got the antique flatware! These dishes would be beautiful with them! As always, thankyou for sharing!

  13. Nancy Jones
    December 4, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I haven’t started decorating yet! My daughter made the mini pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving just to note and they were so cute! Anyhow, trying to keep it simple this year as were are so grateful and blessed to have each other.

  14. Michelle Krawchik
    December 4, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I am still decorating and as I pull out each piece the memories are what I treasure as I hang ornaments on the tree or decorate the mantle. Such a season of love and joy.

  15. Michelle Krawchik
    December 4, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I shared your giveaway on Facebook. Others can now enjoy and get inspiration.

  16. December 4, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful post – thats for putting us in the Holiday spirit.

  17. Lisa Cooper
    December 4, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Beautiful! I love the birds! I have never owned Christmas china, so I would love to win this giveaway. I follow by email.

  18. Colleen
    December 4, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I am done decorating the inside of my house. I still need to put my wreaths on all the windows and some lights on outside. I would love to win your dish set. It is beautiful and a classic!

  19. Colleen
    December 4, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Already a fan on FB.

  20. Melissa Mash
    December 4, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I was determined this year to have all my decorating done by Thanksgiving as lots of entertaining planned for December. On Thanksgiving Day, I fell from a ladder as I was putting up window decorations. Have now had to cancel our first lot of visitors as I am recovering from a painful broken rib:(
    Ahhhh, the best laid plans…
    Thoroughly enjoy your blogs. I wanted to do a “bird” theme this year so really liked your tablescape! Keep the ideas coming.

  21. Dori Gray
    December 4, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I love this Christmas china, and as always your display is over the top. The inside decorating is done but the outside still needs tweaking. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Dori Gray
    December 4, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I follow with email and look forward to your posts.

  23. Dori Gray
    December 4, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I shared on FB. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful china.

  24. Marsha
    December 4, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Love the dishes! I have finished decorating….on the Tour of Homes this year!

  25. Robyn
    December 4, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I look forward to each of your new posts, I am all most done feathering my home for the Holidays!
    Happy Holidays!

  26. Jennifer
    December 4, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Hi Mary!
    What a beautiful tablescape. I love the natural elements. My Christmas decorating is completed and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the season!

  27. Debbie
    December 4, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I love the dishes and I am almost finished decorating, but everytime I think I am I find another decoration that just must be used!!

  28. December 4, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Oh, boy! What fun! I need more dishes like I need a hole in the head, but I can’t resist! I’ve been feathering — two trees up and decorated — but I seem to have a lot of ornaments left over! Another tree? Or more ornaments on each tree! I follow etc etc etc … and am getting ready to share this post on FB. Ho Ho Ho and a Happy Happy!

  29. Andrea Campbell
    December 4, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I love this pattern — and all the things you present in this beautiful blog. I have started decorating. The tree is up, but much more remains to be done.
    I shared this on my Facebook page.

  30. December 4, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I love how you’ve feathered your nest Mary, the bird ornaments are so pretty and they look so happy nesting in the holly berries! This whole table makes me smile, full of things you love, brought together in a vintage Christmas way~the delicate holly runners are so perfect with it all! I am slowly getting my nest feathered, hope to get our tree up this weekend. Christmas is approaching at an alarming speed!

  31. robyn
    December 4, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I’m almost finished decorating (haha). I was going to keep it simple this year so maybe my adult children wouldn’t have as many decorations to count (it’s become a tradition) but I seem to think of something else daily. With my name being Robyn I naturally love this tablescape. My dining room table is always a chore for me but maybe with this china some pine needles and birds …..

  32. Cheryl
    December 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Ahhhh, as usual, your tablescape is so beautiful and festive. I actually finished decorating my home before Thanksgiving. Just need to now put up the tree. I felt I needed to give Thanksgiving its due, so I’ve waited on the tree. I love your bird ornaments. I’ve always wanted to do a tabletop tree with a bird theme.

  33. Jan McFarland
    December 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I’m just starting to feather my holiday nest so I need all your lovely inspiration, including these fabulous dishes! I love your blog! Every recipe I’ve tried has been spot on and a great hit with my friends. Being a dishware junkie and a gardener makes me enjoy all your details even more. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  34. Pam
    December 4, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Love all your feathered friends ! I’ve almost finished “feathering” my nest. Just a few more details.
    thanks for this opportunity, and thanks for sharing your fabulous blog !

  35. December 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

    The outside wreaths are all up ~ the tree is up but no ornaments yet! BTW…love the vintage Christmas cards (wish I had saved some from my childhood)

  36. December 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Mary, your table is beautiful. I love the MIkasa dishes and the darling bird ornaments are set off in the bowl. Such a good size bowl. Linens, greeting cards and birdhouse centerpiece delight as only you can as a tablescaper!

    I wish I could say I was finished feathering my nest but I am just beginning.

  37. December 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I follow my email. Your giveaway is wonderful and so generous.

  38. December 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I am sharing this post on my facebook page.

  39. Brenda Pettus
    December 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I have not begun to deck my halls. I am in the middle of getting new floors so we can’t decorate yet. Hopefully by the weekend I can get started. I love what you have done and will use your ideas for inspiration.

  40. December 4, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Beautiful table, and wonderful bird ornaments! That Cardinal is calling my name. Alas, I have yet to start decorating. I like to have a breather after Thanksgiving, but it was so late this year that I feel like I’m behind already.

  41. December 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I follow on Facebook.

  42. December 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I receive posts via email.

  43. Brenda Pettus
    December 4, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Shared on Facebook

  44. Bonnie Kilpatrick
    December 4, 2013 at 8:16 am

    half way there… the tree is up and has light.. thanks to PRE-LIT… ornaments go on this weekend.. nad we will set up the Creche’.. I am always amazed at your talents and energy.. you always WOW us!!! thx for sharing

  45. Bonnie Kilpatrick
    December 4, 2013 at 8:17 am

    my pleasure to SHARE on Facebook

  46. Jan Shortall
    December 4, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful Table!! After a hectic year of closing down a long time family business and some ups and downs with elderly parents. I am finally getting around to do some Christmas decorating. Love your inspirational ideas!
    Wishing you all the best for the Christmas Season!!
    PS more puppy pictures please!:)

  47. Bonnie Kilpatrick
    December 4, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Already Subscribe by email and follow on Facebook.. wouldn’t miss your posts!

  48. December 4, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I’m still in the middle of my decorating. I use a lot of real greenery that I pick up at Christmas tree lots…and with Thanksgiving being so late this year and the sale of Christmas trees starting the day after Thanksgiving…I’m sooo behind!

  49. December 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Mary, each table you create is a work of art and this one is especially beautiful! I’d be more than happy to share your wonderful giveaway. I feel like I’ve been decorating for weeks but I have to get it finished today because I’m on a home tour Friday!!!

  50. maureen
    December 4, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Yes I have finished feathering my nest for the holidays! Your nest elements of birds and cards are inspiring me for those who will share our holiday table. I hope I win these dishes to round out my table. One can never have enough tableware! Thank you for all your inspiring posts!

  51. December 4, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I absolutely love this table scape! I have not started yet; need to get everything autumn pit away first. This is a first; we usually get most done over Thanksgiving.

  52. December 4, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I’m a follower!

  53. December 4, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Just shared on our Facebook page!

  54. Lauren V
    December 4, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful tablescape….your site is always an inspiration!

  55. December 4, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Gorgeous table settings. I love birds! Thanks for the chance. Robin

  56. tinslera
    December 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I’m a follower too! thanks and blessings for the holiday and Jesus birth.

  57. Renee Abrams
    December 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Love!!!!! Just starting decorating and always look forward to your blog!!! I used great ideas from you for Thanksgiving and now excited about Christmas:) Love the tableware!!!

  58. December 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Love these dishes, I am a dishaholic. I have a set of Mikasa that I have had for over 30 years, It is brown on the back and vanilla on the front and I believe the set is called Vanilla. They are my Fall dishes. I have yet to start holiday decorating. I love your blog and all the pictures and recipes too.

  59. December 4, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Just shared on Facebook.

  60. Terri Wilburn
    December 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Your blog posts are always so professional and inspiring. I love the dinnerware pattern, especially with the bird accents. Today is dark and misty in NC-the perfect day to decorate the Christmas tree and bring holiday cheer into our home.

    Happy Holidays, Terri W in NC

  61. Mary
    December 4, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I started decorating three weeks ago because of the short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  62. Tricia
    December 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I’m half way done- I started but didn’t have time to finish yet. I hope to get the rest done early this weekend. Our tree is up and that always sets the mood for Christmas for me. Also, we just got a new kitten (14 weeks old right now) and so it is not only taking me longer because she is into EVERYTHING but also I have to hold back on some decorations that might not be safe for her or find high places she can’t get to them. On the bright side, it has helping me come up with new ideas for displaying old items. (I am a subscriber and love your blog.)

  63. Rosemary Watson
    December 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

    We are installing new flooring this week. I will decorate after it’s in. I follow you on fb and subscribe by email. I will share on my page . My daughters bd is the 19th:)

  64. Terry
    December 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Mary, I absolutely love everything about this table setting….the dishes, the birds and the vintage postcards! You captured my style….now if you would just come to my house and recreate this for me – should I be so lucky to win on my birthday, the 19th!!!!

  65. Cathy
    December 4, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Wow, don’t think I’ve seen this pattern before. Would love to have it to use on my breakfast room table. I’m just beginning decorating. I joyfully hosted Thanksgiving but it did delay my Christmas decorating.

  66. Cathy
    December 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I’m already an newsletter subscriber.

  67. Marie in AZ
    December 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

    As always, another gorgeous tablescape! So bright and beautiful. Your blog is one of my faves for inspiration…I subscribe by email, love your style, and love that dinnerware. I have just started my own holiday decorating and am adding some finishing touches. Thank you for the chance to own this beautiful set! Happy Holidays!

  68. Cathy
    December 4, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I just shared the gveaway on FB!

  69. Debbie
    December 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I love your tablescapes ~ the antique German bird ornaments are fabulous. Decorating is planned for this weekend ~ but not as beautiful as yours. So many wonderful ideas on your blog. I will have to try to add some of them to our Christmas cheer and the wonderful recipes as well ~ all the ones we have tried were delicious. I am also a follower. Now to find out where i can find some of those beautiful birds!!!! :)

  70. RS
    December 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Another beautiful tablescape , thank you for this gift. I have not yet started decorating, but did get the stuff down from the garage attic and planning my decorating attack. Thinking bird ornaments need to be added to my collection of woodland animals.

  71. RS
    December 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    shared on Facebook!

  72. December 4, 2013 at 9:16 am

    What a beautiful and generous giveaway! I am done with Christmas decorating here and am flying to FL tomorrow and will decorate a little there too. You set your tables so beautifully…Christine

  73. paula
    December 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Thanks for sharing, and what a wonderful give away !! I have been looking for new Christmas dishes !
    I have just started and realized I threw out all the Christmas lights and am going today to replace them !!!!
    Have a blessed day

  74. December 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I already subscribe on email and follow you on FB….Christine

  75. Denise
    December 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I throw a huge cookie decorating party every year for my friends and family’s children so I have already started and am close to finishing my decorating since the party is this weekend! Love the dish set and the bird ornaments – such a beautiful table!

  76. Patti K
    December 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I’ve almost completed my decorating … these beautiful dishes would certainly make it complete ;-) . Thanks for a chance to win & sharing your wonderful inspiration on your blog. Patti

  77. December 4, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Our tree is up and the lights on the house, today just beginning on other decorations…wow, birds and berries are my favorite along with a passion for dishes of all kinds..already have some plain Mikasa…have also liked or shared on Facebook and marked for Pinterest. Love to win! Susan

  78. Claudia A.
    December 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I receive your posts via email.

  79. Kim
    December 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Beautiful table! I am finished feathering my nest!! I am an email subscriber since last week. My mom showed me your blog at Thanksgiving and I loved it! Merry Christmas!

  80. December 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

    What a wonderfully generous & BEAUTIFUL give-away, Mary!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    My decorating is all done inside but we’ve been waiting for it to warm up a bit to do the little tree in the gazebo & other outside lights. DH can’t tolerate the cold but we’ll be near 50º today so we’re going to try to get it done.
    I am not on FB but I’ll put up a note on the sidebar of my blog to help advertise this fantastic give-away. I LOVE THOSE DISHES!!!!!

  81. Sharon Calvert
    December 4, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Lovely table setting … could actually be used outdoors for Christmas here along Alabama’s Gulf Coast!. Decorating begins this week at our house, although on a smaller scale than years past since we’ve retired and down-sized. Thank you for sharing your creative and inspiring ideas, and for this generous giveaway. Merry Christmas!

    Sharon in Alabama

  82. December 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I love the dishes. I’m almost finished decking the halls just a little more to do.

  83. Jeannie
    December 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I’m just getting started. The tree is up and decorated with the exception of the topper. I ordered a new one and am anxious awaiting its arrival. The mantel is finished, but the rest of the house still has to be done. Boxes of decorations are every where. My cleaning lady is going to love me today. ;)

  84. Jeannie
    December 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I also follow you via email.

  85. December 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I’m about half way through with my decorations. Love these dishes and your table is so pretty using them. Love the birds!

  86. December 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I shared this post on FB!!

  87. Beverly Marks
    December 4, 2013 at 9:59 am

    White Holiday Berries Dinnerware is a dream ! Who would not love to win !!! First, we finish with our Mama’s decorations ! The inside of our home is merely days away from the final touches !!! We will complete the outside lights this weekend ~
    Pine cones, my son’s first sleigh, red berries and evergreen ~ The love and warmth of this beautiful season, trying to share & give !! I do have a collection of bird ornaments ~ adore your glass ones !
    Checking your blog almost daily ~ thank you so much ~

  88. December 4, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I follow you blog on my reader

  89. December 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I always love your tables! Most of my decorating is done with the exception of my table and china cabinet, both I hope to get done this weekend.

  90. December 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I follow on FB & Bloglovin’

  91. Donna
    December 4, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Oh, my! What a lovely table! The dishes are so pretty. Love the birds and vintage postcards…I collect both. Due to a kitchen flooring makeover, the only hall that is decked in our cottage is my shiny, aluminum Christmas tree.
    ~Donna in AL

  92. December 4, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Mary, your tablescapes are fabulous as always. Since I’m not a morning person, reading your blog first thing with a nice hot cup of tea is an enjoyable way to start my day! I love the china and the vintage bird Christmas cards are so darling. Just started decorating for the holidays!

  93. December 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

    i adore all your birdie touches, twins to the bone~

  94. Jane Greene
    December 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Hi Mary, Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful china! I truly enjoy your blog and look forward to each one. Your blog inspires me to set a beautiful table which to me, is just as much part of the feast as the meal is. I hope you and your family (including the furry girls :) have a wonderful Christmas! Best wishes, Jane

  95. December 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

    What a beautiful table and be able to enjoy the water as well. Almost half finished with decorations. Lights are truly beautiful when they “work”. Finding that little bulb that’s out can be very trying.

  96. December 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Love your tables. Currently drowning in decorations.

  97. Lynn Case
    December 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

    My nest is about 3/4’s of the way feathered with Christmas deco. I still need to get a wreath made for the front door and I think I want to put a small twig wreath over the kitchen sink.

  98. December 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Your tablescapes are such an inspiration to me!! I am mid-decorating right now, a lot done, more to do.

  99. December 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I’m a follower!!

  100. Lynn Case
    December 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I subscribe to your blog via Bloglovin’.

  101. December 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I posted your giveaway on facebook!!

  102. Sue L
    December 4, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Love this setting!! I have a tree filled with clip-on vintage bird ornaments and use them clipped onto plain napkin rings!
    Thanks for a wonderful blog–it is my daily guilty pleasure.

  103. June
    December 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I’m just starting my decorating. I have a lot to do to get ready but enjoy decorating a little at a time.
    Your ideas give me inspiration.
    Have a wonderful holiday season.

  104. Vickie
    December 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I have finished my decorating. I try to get it done by Thanksgiving so I have lots of time for making cookies and other Christmas goodies! I just love these dishes. Unfortunately, I have never purchased dishes for Christmas. These would be delightful! I follow you by email and on facebook. Have a wonderful Holiday. Love your blog!

  105. Vickie
    December 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I have also shared this on Facebook.

  106. Suzi/Pam
    December 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I have not done any decorating as i had surgery th week before Thanksgiving requiring 8 wks of recovery. So i will miss both holidays in the traditional way. I love looking at everyone else’s decorations though and am more than content with that.

  107. Lillian L
    December 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

    My decorating is done. We always have a marathon decorating weekend starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. Lots of work, but also fun. I always so enjoy your blog. Your tablescapes and recipes never cease to amaze me. Love the antique white holiday berry set. Would love to set the Christmas table with it.

  108. Suzi/Pam
    December 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I am an email subscriber and look forward to every beautiful post. :-) am thinking perhaps you will be revamping your storage system following the holidays with the new additions and hoping you will share your clever ideas! This summer we repurposed our home and downsized by 2 rooms in order to create an apartment for a family member. we also inherited my mother in law’s china & silver this fall with her unexpected passing. so i am scratching my head over where to store it all!

  109. terribetz
    December 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Ouch! A tree fell on our house around a month ago, while the owner was cutting it down! My living room is full, and I mean full of all the stuff that was in the one room that got crushed! Thankful it was only one room! But I have nowhere to put anything! They are almost done rebuilding, so I have been making space in our shed and moving things out instead of in. But all my Yule decorations are inn the shed! Ugh! Is anybody feeling me? Perhaps I’m just mad in the mind at this point!

  110. Joan
    December 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Love your tablescaping blog and always look forward to each new post. The bird ornaments are beautiful. I’m working really hard to finish my Christmas decorating as I am hosting a long-time family tradition of caroling with my first cousins that my parents started in the 50’s. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  111. Pam Wortham
    December 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    OMG these are so pretty! I love how you paired with the sweet birds. I love your posts but this one is especially wonderful, thanks :)

  112. December 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I am so in love with your blog, I am in Maryland visiting and I not done a thing to my house for Christmas yet, it is driving me nuts, love the tablescape, the birds are wonderful.

  113. December 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Mary, I am pretty much done with decking the halls here in Colorado. We are having a snowy day today-a good day to stay inside. I’m a subscriber too. I love this pattern and think it would be wonderful to win.
    Have a great day!

  114. Deborah
    December 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I spent the past weekend going through all of my Christmas decorations; keeping some, setting some aside for my adult children, and “gifting” some to a worthy cause. It became a good way to get into the holiday spirit because so many of the ornaments were associated with such fond memories of the past. I found three little bells that hung on our tree when I was a child and some ornaments that my sister did in needlepoint. I would love to start a new holiday tradition with the beautiful china; I have long been a fan of holiday dishes!

  115. Dawn
    December 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Love the little birds in their nests! The setting is beautiful. I just pulled out the Xmas decorations last night. Thanks for the inspiration.

  116. December 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Aww such a pretty table you’ve shared, Mary. I’m loving the pretty white runner and the plaid napkins you’ve paired with the pretty dishes. Right now, I’m watching the birdies at my feeder enjoying the seed that I’ve put out there for them. Thanks always for the beauty that you share. xxoo

  117. Ronda Jenkins
    December 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Wow, this set is beautiful! Thank you for your inspirations! I am very behind this year decorating and just starting and I have just realized Christmas is just three weeks from today! Yikes!

  118. Martha
    December 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I have not even started. I have about 10 large boxes in the attic that need to be carried down a ladder so I’m waiting for a good time to ask the hubby.

  119. Martha
    December 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I’m an email follower. Always enjoy your tablescapes.

  120. Kathryn Harris
    December 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I haven’t started yet as I needed some inspiration as to what theme I wanted to use this year and I think this motif is exactly how I’m going to decorate now. It’s beautiful and so unique using those nature type of elements.
    Thanks for helping me with my dilemma.

  121. Nina V.
    December 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    So far, the first and only piece of Christmas we have up so far is our Nativity scene. Hopefully this weekend, we can begin to start setting up the decorations. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  122. Nina V.
    December 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I follow you through email subscription :)

  123. Nina V.
    December 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I just shared your awesome giveaway on Facebook! Thanks again :)

  124. Robin
    December 4, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    We were gone last weekend, so still need to get Thanksgiving decorations put away. Then, will start decorating this weekend.

  125. December 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Well, you know I would love to have these dishes, Mary! Wonderful giveaway!

  126. December 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I am a follower!

  127. Robin
    December 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.
    Also get your daily e-mails. Thanks

  128. December 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Facebooked it on my personal page.:-)

  129. Carol Ann Nelson
    December 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Thankfully, I’m just about
    done! It’s looking pretty good….

    Carol Ann N.

  130. December 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I’m just getting started over here so much going on!

  131. December 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I follow you on Facebook

  132. December 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Oh how lovely these Mikasa Antique White Holiday Berries dinnerware are. I, as some of the above, am just about finished with my getting ready for Christmas.

  133. December 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Ooops, I follow you on both e-mail and fb.

  134. December 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Oh how I heart these dishes!!!!
    And I’m a follower too! I look forward each day to your posts in my email!!
    Finito on the nest!!!

  135. December 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I haven’t even started decorating yet…We’re trying to get the gifts being shipped to the mainland all wrapped and mailed today…then I can start thinking about decking the halls!

    Facing eye surgery on Monday, so my hall decking efforts will not be elaborate…Fresh greenery, lanterns & candles will have to suffice until sometime later when I can think of a tree.

  136. Marilyn Morphis
    December 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    You probably do not have time for silly questions like this, but I just have to ask . . . . .where in the world do you have room to store all the beautiful dinnerware, glassware, quilts, etc that you use in your posts that I so look forward to every day when I turn on my computer. ~m

  137. December 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Well.. i’ve hauled all the tubs of decorations up from storage but haven’t had time to do more than open a couple and peek inside. Unfortunately, I ended up with a cold right at Thanksgiving and it really slowed me down. My goal is to finish packing up the fall decor today and get started on my first Christmas tablescape.
    These dishes are lovely and I especially love the antique postcard.

  138. December 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for your inspiration! What a beautiful table setting for holiday luncheons or dinners. I would love to start collecting a setting of various holiday china and devote more attention to creating beautiful tablescapes for special occasions. I think this might turn in to a new hobby for me! I am “in process” with decorating and have enjoyed your blog for inspiration…and motivation! I will definitely share this with my FB friends. Thank you for all you do!

  139. Cindy Hayhurst
    December 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I would like to start my own blog, but I could never match up to your beautiful presentations, amazing photography, and clever ideas. So, I live vicariously through my I-pad, enjoying the many beautiful posts you share. I could get one step closer if I had these lovely dishes!

  140. Debbie
    December 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway. I am finally done with my Christmas decorating after a marathon weekend. I am a subscriber and I follow on g
    facebook and will share. Thanks

  141. Lesley Kemp
    December 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I’m known as a “bird nut” amongst my friends. I also have an outdoor aviary where many of my birds sing all day keeping the neighborhood happy. The Antique White Holiday Berries dinner set is perfect with your birds. Merry Christmas to everyone.

  142. Lauren
    December 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Oh Mary!! I found your site while looking at something else and I feel like I’ve won the lottery! Thank you so much for a wonderful blog, beautiful scenes and a very generous give-away. I’m going to find you on Facebook right away, too. I so envy your water side life! It’s so beautiful, you’re very lucky to have survived retail and lived to enjoy your ‘hiatus’!! I look forward to enjoying your posts over my coffee cup, delighting in those wonderful, elegantly displayed scenes you provide.

  143. Lesley Kemp
    December 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I have shared your page on my Facebook. I’m sure as a result many of my friends will love visiting your page.

  144. Lesley Kemp
    December 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I’m in the process of decorating our home with my wonderful collection of vintage ceramic trees. I plant a forest of 28 trees throughout the house. At night I light up all the trees—-love it.

  145. Karen Herweck
    December 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I’m not sure I’m ever finished decorating for the holidays……always moving things around until the very last minute! I already receive your blog updates via email.

  146. brenda s 'okie in colorado'
    December 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I have my kitchen table and dining room table decorated, my rustic/Native American Christmas tree is up all year, and I have been burning a sugar pine fragrance in my Scentsy. I’ll add some other touches to the house and hubby will decorate the outdoors. Like you, I decorate both my tables for seasons and holidays. It makes me feel so good to change them. The dishes you are using are so beautiful and classic. I also decorate with birds. I have winter, summer, and spring birds. My winter birds have little sock caps on. You inspire my love of decorating my tables. <3

  147. brenda s 'okie in colorado'
    December 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I already subscribe to email updates. I have liked you on facebook.

  148. brenda s 'okie in colorado'
    December 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I also pinned your giveaway on my Pinterest (blog giveaways)

  149. December 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I love your blog; your tablescapes are adorable. I have been working on my Christmas table and hope it turns out well. Those birds are really cute as well. I am looking for some smallish cardinals for my table but so far; no red birds to be found.
    Here is to you and yours for a warm, wonderful holiday season.
    Merry Christmas!

  150. Lena
    December 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I have not even started decorating for Christmas, waiting for my daughter to come home from collage to help. What a great giveaway. Lena

  151. December 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I’m finishing my decorating today. Love the dishes.

  152. December 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I subscribe by email.

  153. December 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I shared this post on FB.

  154. December 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I shared on FB.

  155. terribetz
    December 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I subscribe by email and follow you on FB!

  156. December 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    What a tweet Holiday giveaway!!!! I believe you have magic in your fingertips with the way you display such loveliness, time and time again on your blog! Thank you for sharing! I myself take awhile as I peruse my many safe places to rediscover my fond collections of Christmas decor.

  157. terribetz
    December 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I shared on FB as Blue Strong!
    Thanks for all the chances to join inn this generous giveaway!
    So exciting!

  158. Lori
    December 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Shared on Facebook, Pinned…. Great use of the bird ornaments….I might have to steal that idea for my table this year!!! We had a whirl-wind Thanksgiving – actually celebrated at my home twice – so I did not get to start decorating that weekend for Christmas. I hope to get my trees up this weekend and my home decorated tomorrow (so that my 1yr old Granddaughter will be surprised when she comes of Friday while her mommy works!! Her Christmas tree is all decorated and up!!)
    I love the feel of your blog…so glad I discovered it!!
    Happy Holidays and thank you for hosting this give-away!! xoxox

  159. Susan Kellam
    December 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Christmas followed Thanksgiving a little too closely this year. So I’m just now taking the pumpkins off the porch! I usually attend at least one Christmas home tour before I really get inspired to start decorating.

  160. Kelly D
    December 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    My kids and I just starting decorating today, after my 5 yr old daughter insisted I set up the tree today. We are almost done. She is obsessed with birds and nests, she would love your table arrangement.

  161. Kelly D
    December 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I subscribe to your email.

  162. Kelly D
    December 4, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Shared this giveaway on Facebook

  163. Helen
    December 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Not yet! But soon!

  164. Sharyn Rhodes
    December 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Love it, Mary! Just starting to do Christmas, but it’s a very long process! Thanks for the wonderful, beautiful ideas. My husband said, “that looks like something YOU would do!” Love that man!

  165. December 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Beautiful dishes. I am at my daughter’s and we have her house decked out. I am having knee replacement Thursday so we have it finished.

  166. BamaCarol
    December 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Well, since I’m still using the walker due to a bum knee replacement surgery, no decorating for me this year. Thank goodness for online shopping though as I’ve almost finished everyone on my list. Love these dishes!

  167. Marie
    December 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Our nest has not yet been decorated. I was completely amazed at all the comments from followers who indicated that their decorating was finished. I don’t start until the end of the first week of December and don’t start dismantling until after the first week of January. I’m a traditionalist, I love to take my time and savor the season. I have Mikasa Antique White dishes so these holiday dishes would be a lovely addition. Thank you for your wonderful blog and the chance to win even more dishes! MM

  168. Marie
    December 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I am a follower by email. MM

  169. December 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Just actually putting the Thanksgiving decor away….Lovely table, adore the birds. I must get busy ,time to let Christmas out :) A follower that enjoys your eye for styling. What did you do in the retail world when it was part of your life? I have a feeling you were very good at what you did! Thanks for the chance, I don’t think one can have too many pretty dishes.

  170. Carolyn
    December 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I’m very slow decorating this year, so have very little done. Hope to get it done this weekend. Mary, I don’t miss a blog of yours. Your table scapes are always to dream about. Love those birds, love that china. At 79, I would love to have that beautiful china. I follow by e-mail. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  171. December 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Mary, I love the birds! I’ve almost finished feathering my nest. I only need to put up the tree, but I’m waiting until my oldest comes home for Christmas break. We leave our tree up until Epiphany.

  172. December 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I subscribe via email and I follow you on FB.

  173. December 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize! I have a good start on feathering my nest and decking my halls, but I still have some fluffing and poofing to do!

  174. December 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I also am a email subscriber too and my email is

  175. December 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I your giveaway on and my name is Charla Wilson
    Thanks again!

  176. Pollyanna
    December 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I am SO enjoying your table decor, you certainly have THE touch! I am “behind my time” as Bob Crachit says in the Christmas Carol! I have not yet started decorating, but am just about done with the shopping. Next I can focus on my nest and avoid the stores. I have done some candy-making and dog biscuit making, for friends, family and neighbors.

  177. Lynda Dougan
    December 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I loved your table setting with the Holiday Berry dishes and the birdhouse centerpiece and lovely little birds at each place setting. I have enjoyed following your blog. I have gotten a good start on my Christmas decorating, but have some more to do. Thanks for your inspiration.

  178. Betty Savage
    December 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I am starting my decorating fun tomorrow!

  179. December 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve done quite a bit of decorating but want to do more! And I would be thrilled to have these beautiful dishes! Sweet hugs!

  180. December 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Yet another gorgeous table full of details with a nod to nature – my favorite theme! Love those sweet birdie ornaments!
    Just back home so haven’t begun any holiday nesting, but hope to get some things done this weekend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful table, Mary.

  181. Colleen
    December 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Love what you did with the bird ornaments and nests in the bowls. Simply beautiful!

  182. Rosie
    December 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I’m just getting started! But those lovely dishes would sure help to complete!

  183. Rosie
    December 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I am an email follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

  184. Cathy Hayes
    December 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I went to JoAnne’s today and bought burlap and tartan plaid fabric to make placemats for my breakfast room table. Those dishes would certainly look pretty on my new placemats! Thanks for the giveaway, and I love your blog!

  185. December 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I love the dishes and your tablescape is stunning! My dining room table is empty all besides my centerpiece, so these would be a beautiful addition! I am nearing the finish line on decorating! Oh and I’m an email follower and have been for several months. Hope you have a great evening!

  186. Donnamae
    December 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Lovely dishes…thanks for the chance! ;)

  187. Donnamae
    December 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I am also an email subscriber! ;)

  188. December 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Hey Mary; Your Tablescape is just Stunning!!!! I Love the Beautiful Dishes so much. I can only Wish to be the Winner. :-)
    Thank-You so much for all that you do, as you inspire so many!!! Such as Myself :-D

  189. December 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I THOUGHT I was DONE but keep seeing inspirational pictures. Now I want to decorate our headboard, LOL! I LOVE the dishes. Fingers crossed!!!!!

  190. Carmen rusca
    December 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Your decor is amazing and you inspire with all your posts! I am almost ready for my annual Christmas tea but seeing tables like yours makes me want to add even more touches! Keep up the fabulousness! Carmen

  191. Donna Bickerstaff
    December 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I love your blog and your beautiful pictures bring me so much joy. I just posted your blog on Facebook . Christmas time is always my favorite as I love to decorate. You and I have so much in common. We live on a lake in Texas, have 2 white Westie mixes who love the lake and boat as your two do. I shop Homegoods, TJMaxx, Marshall’s and Pier One. I’ve even done luncheon’s from Dollar Tree. My Mother just passed away November 18th and I am having a hard time getting in the holiday spirit. We did finish the outdoors and will start the Christmas decor inside tomorrow . Your Christmas blogs are an inspiration . Blessings to you!

  192. rayraycartucci
    December 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I haven’t hardly done a thing in my home yet. It’s a shame but I have been short on time. I’m really feeling the spirit but I need to get my energy up and start decking those halls! Lovely giveaway,thank you!

  193. rayraycartucci
    December 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I’m getting your emails now too! Loving your blog!

  194. December 5, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Hi Mary,
    Oh I love this set! I’d sure love to win these dishes. Gorgeous table, as usual. Your blog is my dose of “pretty” for the day. I already subscribe so I don’t miss a single post. Thanks!

  195. December 5, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Thats so beautiful, so lovely with these birds!

  196. Trish Lockridge
    December 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Makes me happy to see “home is where the boat is” listed on my email!

  197. Shawn
    December 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Greetings from Atlanta! Your table settings are so festive and I love the birds. Thanks to one helpful, little elf, our decorating is pretty much complete!

  198. katwell321
    December 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

    What a beautiful table! I am so far behind this year, sad to say I haven’t started. Working two jobs is finally catching up to me. I so look forward to your posts – I can pretend I have a setup as lovely as your tables always are. Have a very merry Christmas :-)

  199. December 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Well, I have just begun to “deck the halls!” Looking forward to the week-end when I will hopefully have that finished!
    I subscribe to your blog via email.
    I have no Facebook account.
    I will mention your blog on my own blog in the next new post on Friday, and send you a note to let you know I’ve done so.

  200. December 5, 2013 at 10:10 am

    What beautiful dishes and a great giveaway…Lifetime Brands should hire you to be their brochure stylist!…you always style the dinnerware so exquisitely!!…beautiful Mary…

  201. December 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    You know i am a very happy follower…and forgot tell you that I am no where near “feathering my nest” for the holidays…soon I hope!!!

  202. December 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Sharing this now on Facebook!!!…:)

  203. Mandy Holland
    December 5, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I began following your blog today and look forward to reading it. I would love to win the dishes!

  204. Mandy Holland
    December 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

    We have not started decorating yet due to traveling for Thanksgiving. This Saturday is the day though!

  205. Patty S Wells
    December 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Winter cardinals are my favorite visitors to our bird feeders and these pretty dishes would complement our Aynsley Onyx Green china. I liked you on FB and look forward to seeing your beautifully set tables every week.

  206. Audrey
    December 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I love your tablescapes and this one is beautiful with the birdhouses and birds. We are half way through putting up our decorations. It takes me two weeks to get everything up. I always schedule a party or two to force myself to meet a deadline. I am a subscriber and I’ll see you on facebook!

  207. December 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I am just beginning – following and decorating. I’ve been slowed down by a foot injury so I may be a bit slower than most of you in getting the decorating done. For now I’m having a great time reading and seeing what others have done. I am a minimalist these days. With a three year old pocket beagle who knows no bounds and a nineteen year old feline diva, I have to protect some of the things I treasure most. The china is simply lovely, literally. I don’t have Christmas china so I think I should win this set. Happy decorating and Merry Christmas to ALL!!

  208. Cathy Johnson
    December 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Love your tablescape. It is so beautiful. I have just finished decorating. I started early this year, I want to have some days to relax and enjoy the season!

  209. Cathy Johnson
    December 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I liked you on facebook!!

  210. Caroline
    December 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Another beautiful and personable tablescape. Your tables always look so inviting. I decorated our outdoors last week… hung the wreaths in windows and created a new wreath for the front door after seeing lots of inspiration on your blog. I would love to win such a beautiful set for my or my daughter’s table. Going to follow you and post on facebook now.

    Caroline R.

  211. Yolanda W.
    December 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Beautiful tablescape! Love the holly and berries dishes (got my fingers crossed). Finished decorating last night. :)

  212. Gloria in SC
    December 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I have an All-Day Christmas party at my house every Dec.1 for 8 wonderful friends with whom I play cards. We had a wonderful day, my decorating is done (but that was the purpose; get it done early and enjoy the rest of the holiday). Your tablescapes are always lovely. Love the dishes and I hope I win.

  213. Julie
    December 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I am just about done decorating
    thanks for the giveaway

  214. Julie
    December 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  215. Carolyn
    December 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Oh, my, what a lovely table! Love those dishes and the plaid is a favorite.
    Is it snowing on your site!?!

  216. Nancy
    December 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Your posts brighten my life, and refresh the creative spirit. I think most of your readers feel the same way! May your holiday season be filled with fun, beauty, and love.

  217. Mary L
    December 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Our nest is fully decorated. This is my favorite time of year, I adore the sights, smells, sounds and fellowship during this blessed Christmas season.
    Merry Christmas, great giveaway. Thanks!
    Mary L

  218. Jody Klein
    December 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I just love your Christmas decor. All your place settings are gorgeous. Love the berry dishes. I just got started on my decorating and hopefully will be done this weekend.

  219. Andrea Wallace
    December 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Pure magic! Love it! Have just started my decorating – my classroom first for all of my school kiddos! Room 113 is an igloo this year! Home will be next!

  220. Joy
    December 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Following via email! Thanks!

  221. Joy
    December 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Pretty much done with the decorating…maybe.

  222. Andrea Wallace
    December 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Shared and liked on Facebook!

  223. Fran Borhart
    December 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I have put the outside decorations up because we had a few days of nice weather, but it is cold now, and inside decs are next.

  224. Terry Daniel
    December 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Love the pictures! My first time to view your blog! Terry

  225. Tiffany
    December 6, 2013 at 1:20 am

    First of all, I absolutely love Christmas! I love decorating my home and enjoy spending time with my family. This place setting reminds me of my parent’s Christmas china. I have yet to find a set like it. This year will be the first Christmas celebrated in my first home and I would love, love, love to share a meal with loved ones using this set. It’s the season for giving and I appreciate your willingness to give to us. Merry Christmas to you!

  226. Candi
    December 6, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Love the look of the chargers with these plates.

  227. Vanessa Calrk
    December 6, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Love all your posts. I live in North Carolina in the High Country, these would love great this winter in my cabin :)

  228. Vanessa Clark
    December 6, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I receive your post by email. And read every one. You are one talented lady!

  229. Vanessa Clark
    December 6, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Shared on FB.

  230. franki
    December 6, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Just starting…or has it ever ended!! Doing “birds, butterflies and bows” this year…still time for “Berry China!!!!” franki

  231. Tara
    December 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Simply beautiful! I have just recently discovered your blog via Pinterest. I am just beginning to decorate and have been drawing inspiration from your gorgeous style. Thank you for all your hard work.

  232. December 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    That dinnerware is beautiful! I live in Florida and with temps still in the 80s, it’s kind of hard to get in to the Christmas spirit. However, last night I did put up and decorate my tree and today I decorated the sad little bush in my front yard. It really does look better! Your site is an inspiration and I always look forward to your posts. Cheers!

  233. Juanita A May
    December 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I have finished all my shopping and decorating :)

  234. sydney
    December 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    love the dinnerware would be perfect for christmas diner

  235. Juanita A May
    December 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I subscribe by email

  236. cindy cook
    December 6, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    just starting

  237. debi engle
    December 7, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Love these…..I’m just now beginning to decorate and hibernate….thank you for the giveaway!

  238. debi engle
    December 7, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I’m also sharing this on my facebook and subscribing to your newsletter…

  239. Michele
    December 7, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I’m a follower and think this giveaway is terrific!

  240. December 7, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I just signed up by email but I have been enjoying your tablescapes for a long time now! The dishes are beautiful, hope I win! Jennifer

  241. Kathy
    December 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Merry Christmas Mary!!! Your decorating talents, artistic ability, recipes and photography are always amazing and so inspiring!!! I have finished most of my decorating, but it is really never ending. I’m not complaining as I love to decorate. The dishes are beautiful and would make a lovely December 18th birthday gift for me!!! Thank you for your generosity in giving the dishes away and for all that you share with us in your blog. All the best to you always!!! Kathy

  242. December 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I’m about 3/4 done decorating. Too busy this year with the new blog to get it done it seems!

  243. dawnjunkin
    December 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Shared on my Facebook page, too :)

  244. December 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I am almost finished with the on to the outside decorating..I would surely love to win these dishes…
    Love, Mona

  245. Dawn K.
    December 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    We are just starting to feather the nest. My health is not great and we are really far behind. Hoping to get caught up soon. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  246. Dawn K.
    December 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Follow on facebook
    dawn stokes keenan-banks

  247. jane jakins
    December 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    very pretty

  248. December 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Ive just started decorating. Ive been feathering my nest since I bought it. One day it will be done.

  249. Georgeanne D.
    December 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    . I follow via email. My nest is half feathered ,but, I hope to have it done by Monday evening.

  250. Susan Gentry
    December 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I love this tablescape. The postcards are perfet with the china and the birds. I am working on my “nest” a little every day and hope to be finished soon.

  251. Susan Gentry
    December 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I just became an email follower. I found you on The Tablescaper tonight!

  252. Chrissy Malave
    December 8, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I have started decorating my home hopefully soon I will be done fluffing it up just the way I want it to be.

  253. Chrissy Malave
    December 8, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I just became a follower via e-mail

  254. Chrissy Malave
    December 8, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I became a follower on facebook and also shared this link

  255. Georgia Beckman
    December 8, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I am just about done shopping BUT have not yet got the nest feathered. Cleaning is done, now for the tree & decor!

  256. Georgia Beckman
    December 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I am a new fan following on FB & as a subscriber.

  257. Georgia Beckman
    December 8, 2013 at 1:43 am
  258. December 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I am done thank goodness. I love the look when finished, but dragging everything to the house and back to the shed can be a chore.

  259. December 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Following on Facebook Wanda Clark

  260. Taryn T.
    December 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I absolutely love this set. I have wanted a set of Christmas dishes for forever….. Somehow, I never quite get them. This would help me to finish decking the halls!

  261. Cathy Cline
    December 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Table setting and Christmas dishes are so beautiful. Shared on FB and following with email!

  262. December 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Another amazing tablescape, and Mikasa Holiday Berry giveaway. What a great pattern that can be used all winter. LOVE, LOVE the bird ornaments and vintage greeting cards, too. As for me.., my nest is on it’s way to being completely feathered, if I get up off this couch. :)

  263. Debbie Rhoades
    December 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I haven’t started decorating yet — will do that Wednesday. I did start writing my Christmas cards last night, though.

  264. Debbie Rhoades
    December 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I also subscribed by email and shared on Facebook; thank you for the chance to win this beautiful china set.

  265. Melinda Randall
    December 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Sooo pretty. Reminds me of my mom, she loved decorating with red cardinals. I have not even started decorating yet!!! Ugh…..

  266. December 9, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I finished late last week and love that my hubby is enjoying the tree especially! Now I am trying to take some photos and update by blog. Then it’s on to cookie baking!

  267. Jaybird
    December 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I am starting to decorate….many things are done, and I hope to wrap it up (pun intended), by the end of this week!! thank you for a chance to win these beautiful dishes.
    Blessings to you,

  268. maureen
    December 10, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Count me in…love this!

  269. Charlene Murchison
    December 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Love this!

  270. Dani
    December 10, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Ooohps, I nearly missed that lovely post . I`m hanging in the middle of decorating because I still have open moving boxes and the christmas spirit seems in one of them. Such a wonderful table setting, I would love to come over and get the mood…
    Thank you so much for sharing !


  271. kelly jezek
    December 10, 2013 at 7:17 am

    HI! I am so thankful that I have found your blog earlier this year. I have an outdoor room at my home and am copying a lot of your wonderful ideas! Yes, I have started feathering my nest for xmas…in fact, I copied one of your tablescapes in my outdoor room and also your rosemary xmas tree idea – love love that! I am also a facebook fan (liked your page) as well. thanks for all you do to make our homes more beautiful!!! Happy Holidays! Kelly

  272. Cheryle
    December 10, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I love your inspiring and creative designs! I am your neighbor , living in historic Hillsborough, NC. I am nearly finished with my decorating, inside and out. The live tree is being trimmed this morning.

  273. Julie-Ann Fiocca
    December 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I am finished! With the house that is…..not done with presents and cookies yet. I love looking at your decorating ideas and would feel so wonderful sitting at your table.Thanks for sharing….

  274. December 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I always think I’m finished decorating, but I keep finding something else to add! Love your tablescapes! Merry Christmas!🎄

  275. RS
    December 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I am almost finished with my simple decorating this year. I love using cardinals in the snow and woodland animals . As always thank you for the inspiring tablescapes and food recipes.

  276. December 10, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Hi, you are such an inspiration! I would love to win your give-away! What a beautiful Christmas dinner we would have! I would continue to use the dishes during january to help brighten my mood:) winter doldrums sneak up after Christmas, but these would sure put a smile on my face! merry Christmas to you. Janine

  277. Jan McFarland
    December 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Hi again! This is my 2nd chance to win since I subscribe to your postings. Love all you do, and appreciate all your hard work!

  278. December 10, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Was I supposed to mention that I AM a follower??? I wouldn’t miss a post for sure!!!! I finished decorating before Thanksgiving, my tour is this Friday:)

  279. Janice in Atlanta
    December 10, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Love, love, LOVE your tablescapes! They are always very inspiring! I have almost completed my holiday decor….just a few more finishing touches. Going with a nature inspired theme this year. It looks fantastic with all the ideas I get from you girls. Thanks for the give-away….sure hope I win!

  280. Janice in Atlanta
    December 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I am a subscriber to your blog via email….therefore, my second entry! Yippeeeee!

  281. Bjreynolds
    December 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

    My nest is done! Just love everything you do, birds are one of my favorite things.

  282. Cathy
    December 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

    My nest is almost finished. Should be by the end of the day. We’re “iced” in down in TX and that has helped complete the task.

  283. Cathy
    December 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I shared on FB

  284. Cathy
    December 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I’m also a blog follower!

  285. Terry
    December 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I’m still working on my nest. I think love your blog and am on your facebook page! I would love this give away for my dining room table! :)

  286. December 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Where do you find the time and inspiration to so all these gorgeous tables! What a lovely pattern, very classic!
    Fabulous give away, Mary!
    I am still feathering, but some things are going to have to fly away. I am doing it all alone, and I lost weeks with dh being sick.
    Thanks so much for linking to Let’s Dish!

  287. December 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Our nest is complete. Would love to win…merry Christmas and a happy new year

  288. Jane K.
    December 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    How I love to see your wonderful table settings! My decorating is all done, save the fine tuning. I still need to finalize my table setting for Christmas Eve…and wouldn’t new dishes be fine for that!

  289. marcia
    December 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Mantle’s done…….porch is, too. Tree is glowing. Table? A little bare! :)

  290. Henrietta Dotson
    December 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Still decorating!!!! Running out of time. Working on the table centerpiece.

  291. Henrietta Dotson
    December 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I am an email subscriber and I follow you on facebook. Just love everything that you do!

  292. Pam N.
    December 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Love all your creative tablescapes. I use them as my inspiration. Mostly finished with decorating. But the blogs are always giving me more ideas!

  293. Sandy A
    December 10, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    This year I started before Thanksgiving and it worked out perfectly–we had surprise of our daughter and grandchildren coming for a week!! I’ve added just a few things here and there but it has been wonderful to have it done and enjoy early…

  294. Yvonne
    December 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Almost finished, but only because I’m doing much less than usual due tomy very hectic work schedule. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  295. December 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Just love your tablescapes and look forward to all! I’ve got my shopping almost done but not my decos. That will be done this weekend! I am truly lagging behind in that department! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    December 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm


  297. Diann
    December 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Still decorating a little everyday. Had to take a detour to Disney World this past weekend with my grandchildren. Your tablescape ideas are just lovely! I look forward to seeing what you will create next every week.

  298. Allie
    December 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I’m behind… I’m just starting!!

  299. December 12, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I just found your blog through Pinterest and LOVE it!! I am about 3/4 finished but I have no Christmas dishes and love the ones you are showing.

  300. December 12, 2013 at 10:15 am

    You certainly set a beautiful table with this dinnerware. I have a set of Antique White that is plain, but this would complement it so nicely! I am almost done — still trying to finish our big tree.

  301. December 12, 2013 at 10:42 am

    A lovely table, as always. It’s always a treat to stop by your site. My decorating is pretty much done: mantle completed and working on the tree before doing other finishing touches. Have a wonderful holiday! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  302. Deb McK
    December 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Absolutely lovely! I enjoy reading your blog and thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful dishes!

  303. Rennie
    December 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Beautiful! Love all the rustic and refined! I always enjoy seeing what you do on the table (and “borrow” some of your ideas!).

  304. Joy
    December 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I’m working on it.

  305. Joy
    December 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    And I’m a follower!

  306. Sherry Ford
    December 13, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Oh, I really love that Christmas dinnerware! And your setting shows it off beautifully. I’m only just starting my decorating but I’m hoping to make lots of progress this weekend. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  307. Nancy B.
    December 13, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Always a treat to see what’s on your table! And what the doggies dare up to :) The Christmas dishes are wonderful, a start to a table like yours! We are still getting started on our decorating and we better hurry up or else. Santa would be happy to see a beautiful table as well as our fully decorated tree :) Thank you for an always inspiring post. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

  308. Pamela Shepherd
    December 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Love the table as always! I am almost finished putting up Christmas inside and out but never really ever stop. Always enjoy a break and ckecking out your blog.

  309. Laura
    December 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

    How can I ever be “finished” feathering my nest with you for inspiration? Christmas morning I bet I’ll still be adding special touches your beautiful pictures lead me to create. My husband even encouraged me to empty Walmart’s shelves of the plates with the winter bunny and tree. I keep having to move my place settings to complete Christmas crafts on the dining room table. Thank you Mary for helping me make my home special for family and friends.

  310. Lynn R
    December 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I would so love to win this. Looking at your blog today has inspired me to get my butt in gear today – that and the snow we are having. It finally feels like Christmas. I am only putting up a small tree this year because we are not hosting the holidays at our house and I want to keep things simple.
    I have been busy this morning decorating my kitchen because of your inspiration! Now all I need is this set of dishes and I will be complete! I am going downstairs right now to get out the little tree to put on the table in an antique Johnson Bros. ironstone soup toreen for the tree holder. I will be using colorful ornaments and a plaid holiday cloth. I have a bunny also and never thought of using him on the table display. I am also going to add a mini greenhouse and put fake snow and little bottle brush trees inside. I saw that on another blog and it was so cute.

    I sure hope to win these dishes to complete the look.

  311. Lynn R
    December 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I am going to add a subscription to your blog right now – love your style!

  312. jane jakins
    December 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    just started

  313. Ramona
    December 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

    The pattern reminds me of the holly bush from my childhood home. I just stumbled upon your site and look forward to updates. Thanks!

  314. Becky H
    December 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    You set such lovely tables. I am finished decorating but I wish I was finished shopping.

  315. mona
    December 16, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I love to look at all your beautiful decorating. I follow you on email.
    We have started decorating but have lots more to do. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  316. Marsha
    December 16, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I absolutely love all of your tablescapes. I have completed my decorating. Now to set back and enjoy!

  317. Linda
    December 16, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I THINK I’m finished!!! Love your gorgeous vignettes-I follow you on email :)

  318. December 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I will never be finished – continuous fluffing

  319. December 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I follow by email – love your blog – it is too beautiful for words

  320. Karen
    December 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

    No feathering of the nest or decking the halls this year due to house renovations. But these place settings will be perfect for next year (and a much needed pick-me-up for this year). Thanks for a chance at this wonderful give-away!

  321. Karen
    December 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Always smile when I see your newest post in my email as I love seeing the pic of your Chloe and Gracie AND wonderful inspiration pics. Still miss my beloved Bichon.

  322. December 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I could always add to my nine sets of china. These are lovely.

  323. Carol Tapocsi
    December 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Lovely Tablescape! Are we ever really done feathering the nest, seem slike we are always tweeking something!

  324. Ann Shannon
    December 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I have been traveling in Central America this month, with warm humid weather so unlike home. Your blog is inspiring me to start holiday decorating as soon as I finish unpacking!
    Thanks….alway enjoy getting your newest post.

  325. Pam
    December 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    My nest is feathered with help from you, I collect vintage post cards also and never thought to use them in my tablescapes. Now I have them on both of my Christmas tables ready for guests to enjoy, thank you!

  326. Terri
    December 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Your blog is always filled with beautiful photography and inspiring home ideas. Our home is decorated and ready for the joyous day but today I was motivated to fill the window box outside the kitchen window with fresh greens and plaid ribbon and now we have a pretty view from the morning table!
    Thank you….Terri

  327. Marye
    December 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Just starting to decorate my nest… thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  328. Leslie H
    December 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I decorated at work. It looks really good. I have most of my house done too.

  329. December 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I just can’t seem to get things done this year. I am working to get everything done before Christmas arrives!! I am enjoying the beauty of the season -trying not to let what I have not done overwhelm me or take away from the true meaning of Christmas. I am enjoying looking at your blog and others, seeing the sights, and hearing the sounds of Christmas remind me of the reason for the season.
    You always make everything look so lovely – your table settings, flowers and plants – are so welcoming. I think the china would be so nice to have for the Christmas holidays – love the pattern – I use lots of red in my kitchen and breakfast room.
    I enjoy seeing what you share each time!
    Thank you for sharing with us. Merry Christmas!!

  330. Michelle
    December 16, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve almost finished decorating my nest….not nearly as beautiful as yours though! Love your ideas!

  331. Hallie
    December 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Wow! That is a lovely table and one I would be tickled to win. Thanks for the opportunity. Merry Christmas!

  332. Pam N.
    December 16, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    The plates are beautiful. Would be perfect for anyones holiday celebrating. You always have the greatest ideas.

  333. Vicki N.
    December 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

    So Beautiful as always,I take a little trip each and every time I read your posts,can’t wait to see where you take me next.You are so creative.I follow you here and on FB.One day I plan to have a little potting shed and maybe you will help me design it,PLEASE??? Thank you for being such a gracious host and I send you wonderful snow filled wishes for a Merry,Merry Christmas.Love from Georgia!!!!

  334. December 17, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I haven’t even started decorating! We were in the midst of a remodel (redoing sheetrock, painting, and replacing floors) so there is literally NOWHERE to put a tree and decor! Kind of makes it hard to get in the Christmas spirit for me! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  335. Libby
    December 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Just love this set. I am finished with a pastel christmas this year.

  336. December 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I would love to see this but for some reason the boxes are x ed out. I am crying now.

  337. carolpie
    December 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Ooh, it worked, it worked. Gorgeous! I have had birdie ove for a long time and my little grandson has it also! Shocking!

  338. Cheryl Murray
    December 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Have been a follower of your blog for some time and love all your decorating ideas. The Christmas set is lovely and would make a beautiful tablescape.

  339. Ann
    December 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I recently discovered your lovely blog and have been enjoying looking back through your previous posts. I have finished decorating for Christmas, and am now focusing on cooking. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful dishes!

  340. bj
    December 18, 2013 at 4:11 am

    OHMYGOSH…I would love to win these beautiful dishes.
    I am finished with my decorating but still have cookies to make.
    Thanks for the chance at winning.

  341. Rebecca
    December 18, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Almost finished shopping- just a few things left. Now PLENTY of wrapping to do!
    This table was lovely with the glass birds.

  342. Jan Crowley
    December 18, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Decorating/shopping done-cooking and baking starting for this little elf. Love your site-Season’s greetings!

  343. Robin M.
    December 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Most everything is done- decorating, present shopping, now time to just enjoy the special season with my family.

  344. Robin M.
    December 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I follow on facebook:)

  345. Cindy Bowling
    December 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I am just starting.

  346. Cindy Bowling
    December 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I follow on Facebook

  347. Delaney Mays
    December 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I am finished decking the halls! This set would be a wonderful addition though :)

  348. Delaney Mays
    December 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I subscribed and I follow on facebook- Delaney Mays

  349. Susan H.
    December 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    My nest is feathered and halls are as decorated as they will get. Would love these dishes for my dining room table. Thanks.

  350. Susan H.
    December 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I follow on FB.

  351. Susan H.
    December 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I shared on FB. Susan Brown Hatcher on FB. Thanks.

  352. Lynn R
    December 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I really want to win – I am still feathering my nest for Xmas! Almost done but never completely. I still keep gathering up new things – mostly free or Goodwill nick nacs to add. My porch looks a lot like your porch with wreath, garland, etc. and cedar shingle siding!

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