Monday, December 6, 2010

Love and Joy To You

This year for our church Christmas Dinner our theme is "Christmas Around the World" and I chose for my table theme "Victorian England."   I set up my table with just three place settings so that I would know how I will want things to look on the day of the dinner.  I will be setting a round table for seven people.
  My inspiration came from the December 1999 edition of the Victoria Magazine.

There were so many wonderful ideas and I read about traditions for
 "A Merry English Yule"

I will share with you how I will set up my table for my Christmas in Victorian England

Love & Joy To You

My plates are a 12 days of Christmas set by Debbie Mumm

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Two Turtle Doves

Three French Hens

The fabric on the centerpiece is also designed by Debbie Mumm

"CRACKERS" filled with little present seem to be an important part of an English  Christmas.
They are wrapped in Debbie Mumm fabric.

We mustn't forget the Christmas Pudding!

In this issue of Victoria there was an article about a wonderful author named Rosamunde Pilcher.  I have read several of her novels.  Her home is actually in Scotland and I enjoyed reading of some of her family traditions.

"Even when we spend Christmas at our small house in Dornoch on the Scottish coast - though it's a bit of a squash with lots of people - the ritual is the same," says Rosamunde.  "We roast two turkeys, we pull the crackers and read the jokes, and it all ends in games and laughter."

May your days be filled with love and laughter.

Blessings to you and your family as you prepare to celebrate the birth or Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my Victorian Christmas table!

I am joining Kathy at A Delightsome Life for

and with
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


  1. Lovely table setting. I love your dinnerware. Very festive.

  2. Oh can I come along to the dinner? Your table looks so beautiful...I just love the inspiration that comes to our hearts as we enjoy Victoria....
    Your inspiration is wonderful!
    Enjoy the season....

  3. I just love those Debbie Mum dishes!!! I have never seen anything like them!!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Happy Holidays!


  4. Wow. Your table is amazing. The people at chruch will be impressed.

  5. Hi Sherry,
    What a beautiful table you have set, I LOVE your set of dishes! Debbie Mumm has such gorgeos merchandise, I love all of her stuff!
    Your table will be gorgeous when set up for a feast!
    I'm so glad you joined the Christmas with Victoria party, I haven't been to your blog for eons. So glad I got to see this today!
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  6. What a nice blog you have! I enjoyed seeing your tablescape, those dishes are wonderful!


  7. Hello! So love the 'Joyous' Post! Thank you for joining in! Everything looks marvelous! Hope you have a terrific day - thank you for joining Christmas with Victoria - you've made it all the more special,

  8. Hi Sherry
    DOn't you just love the old Victoria's... I have them all and I keep the Christmas ones separate so I can go through them each year... I will have to get them out. Your table is just wonderful, it looks like a bit of magic. Love the little house under the cloche

  9. Hi,
    Sherry I love Debbie Mumm items. I always linger over her fabric in the store. Such a festive and cute table you have set. Love the little Christmas puddings. I also really like the sugar houses in the cloches. They are fantastic! Very nice inspiration here!

  10. How festive everything is decorated...just love all the Victorian images and decorations. That snowy cottage under the cloche is adorable! I miss the snow, so that was especially dear to me.

    Merry Christmas and Joy to the World!

  11. Hi Sherry...found you through the Victoria Christmas Blog Party, of which I was a participant as well. Where are you in Washington state? We are in Sequim. My husband is a retired pastor.

    Loved your settings and am now following your blog. God bless you and your family...may this be a season of joy and may your efforts be fruitful for the kingdom!

  12. How beautiful!

    What a lovely idea to do a dinner at church...we always do a ladies tea in December.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  13. What a lovely table! I just love the cloches with the white underneath. You have such wonderful details. I especially like the crackers.

  14. I love your lovely cloches with the dear white sugar houses and the red and white candy canes, as well as all of the attention to detail with your pretty Christmas tablescape overall..,So Christmasy, warm and inviting; very pretty!

    All the best with the dinner at church.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  15. Hi Sherry,

    I love your burlap bags and your tablescape. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I was looking over your profile, and two of my favorite books are also Christy and Redeeming Love.

    Take care and God bless,


  16. Those plates and the Christmas puddings are so your table.

  17. This is such a beautiful table. I adore the little glittered wonderful. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. :) Have a blessed day~Stacy

  18. Debbie Mumm is such a creative talent. Your plates are a treasure. Your tablescape is lovely, and Iknow that you all will have a marvelous time. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay