God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Dishes

Aren't these Christmas dishes absolutely gorgeous?!?!?  I love them but I have no idea who the manufacturer is, or was, so I thought I'd ask my wonderful followers if you have any idea   : )

I am in the market for a set of Christmas dishes.  I had some long ago ... cutesy little snowmen (ugh ... & that's ugh for the cutesy, by the way, not ugh for the snowmen) ... but I sold them prior to one of our many moves.  I haven't had Christmas dishes since.  Now I want some ... lol!

If I can't find these dishes ... & oh what an unhappy stitcher I will be if that's the case ... can you share with me the Christmas dishes you might have & why you love them?  


jennifer768 said...

Shirlee those dishes are gorgeous!Wish I could help you but I have no clue.Hope that you are successful in your search.Hugs,Jen

suemillerlynn said...

Try replacements.com

Michelle said...

Sorry no clue either but they are beautiful x

butterfly said...

Those dishes are Fab Shirlee, but I have no idea, is there a name on the back of them ? then you could put it into Google and see what happens, hugs.

EvalinaMaria said...

Not a clue! But sure they're lovely. I wouldn't mind to have a set like that for myself.

Evalina, This and that...

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Those dishes certainly are Beautiful, Shirlee. This is the first time I have ever seen these, so I am no help. Have a wonderful day!


bettyj said...

Well, we are all unanimous in that we all love them! Alas, I haven't seen them either. I have been looking for red and white transfer ware too.Love them and good luck. share with us if you find them, because I think you will.

Barb said...

I don't know that pattern of Christmas dishes either, but they are pretty. I'm curious to see if anyone comes up with a pattern name.

I have a set of classic Spode "Christmas Tree" which I dearly love, but I do wish I could put them in the dishwasher - that's the only downside to them. You might want to take that into consideration if you decide to purchase something.

cucki said...

the dishes are so beautiful dear..
have a lovely day xxx

Trace4J said...

Oh Shirlee I LOVE!
Please share if you find out.
I have just plain Ruby Red dishes.
Would love to have those.
Good love finding them.
Woolie HUGS


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I truly wish I could help, but I have no idea where these lovely dishes are from.

I think anytime you can buy dishes with snowmen on them....then you should! They are so festive.

Blessings always

Peggy Lee said...

Hey Shirlee...is this it?


Sorry I don't know how to post a link in the comments form. I'll have to read up on it.

Anne said...

Love those dishes but no clue as to who manufactures them... Oh it looks like some people already helped you out!

capecodgirl565 said...

I do love those dishes! I have a set of The Friendly Village by Johnson Brothers. They are winter, not obviously Christmas, so they are useful throughout the whole season. They make their first appearance at Thanksgiving. Good luck with your search.

Nicola said...

I am sorry but I don't know but there are stunning.

Chris said...

Pretty plates! I have some beautiful Gien holly plates. I don't really use them though.

Judy said...

Really lovely dishes! There are so many beautiful styles. I have snowman dishes to use for the winter. I use holly dishes through Christmas. I love that they are seasonal and go with all the decor of the house. Hope you can find them.

Judy heartland stitcher

carolsylvester said...


I've found them. They were a set of holiday plates from Restoration Hardware.


Do a Google Images search on "Restoration Hardware" transferware and you'll find several images for them, including several places where you can buy them. There were three on Etsy alone.

Carol S.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

I found another blogger who has these dishes and she said that they are tin. Here's her blog post: http://www.starshinechic.com/2009/12/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like.html

And here's the comment she made about the picture that included the plate:

"The smaller plates are part of my red & white transferware Christmas set. The larger plate is actually tin & part of a set I got on after clearance sale from Restoration Hardware years ago."

For china dinnerware, I'd suggest you check out Johnson Brothers' Old Britain Castles Christmas Pink pattern. It's very close to what you're looking for, I think.

Good luck!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Pretty, pretty.....I have a soft spot for transferware for some reason..Looks like you've gotten some great leads.

As for the "finishing" quandary....I am NOT an expert, but have finished several pieces with the "slit back" finish and was satisfied with the results....but, then again, I am definitely more "prim" at heart than you my friend. If the fabric is generous enough (e.g., a linen...and probably NOT backed with interfacing), you can make a wee seam allowance to turn under to the inside after you've stuffed your piece...then secure with pins and do a blind hem stitch to close....(run the thread under the fold a wee distance on one side, bring needle out and insert across from the exit spot on the opposite fold and continue on. I actually use this method even when I want a primitive look for security and then just go back over it with a "decorative" whipstitch.... Otherwise, you can just whipstitch it closed. I fine that pinning it, and not overstuffing it, helps with the method. (And, obviously, a looser stuffing material will make it more malleable....) If all else fails, baste it loosely before doing your stitching....

Hope there's something of use for you in there....

Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin