Red and green and snow and Santas and reindeer and other woodland creatures. Does anything sound more like Christmas?


Better Homes and Gardens has produced this set of Heritage dinnerware for the past five years or so, featuring different salad plates each year. There are twelve in total, of which I’ve managed to acquire eleven (I did find the poinsettia, but don’t like poinsettias, so bought two of the woody car, instead). I discovered the pattern through browsing on, but it’s available in limited quantities each year, apparently at Walmart! Who knew? eBay is another good source if you’re interested.

Here is a collection of the plates. The Woody car awaits me upon my return to the Cape as I was only able to snag it after I departed.



My daughter Stephanie bought me two snow-covered houses for Christmas last year. They go perfectly in this tablescape.


I’ve had the birchbark birdhouses for years and am always pleased to see the cheerful  little birds make their appearance when the Christmas ornament boxes are unpacked.



Styling the salad plates with all kinds of woodland themed paraphernalia was enormous fun. The wood cake stand holding the pillar candles is from Pier One this year. 


The holly runner, red caterer’s chargers and plaid napkins are Pottery Barn from several years ago. 


I picked up these green open salts on Etsy several years ago.


The holly sprig  dinner plates are from Pier 1 this year. They also carry a similar salad plate with a tree and deer, and one with a sleigh. They are 30% off this weekend, so have at it!

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Here are some more close-ups of the plates. So much fun!


The red goblets are antique Venetian from Wisteria Antiques in Brewster, Cape Cod.

For those of you who aren’t shopping up a storm this weekend, but are decorating your houses, instead – enjoy! I’ll be doing the same.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.