Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Do you find yourself humming Christmas songs at moments throughout the day? Have you tuned out most of the shopping music in the stores only to find that you're actually listening to that song? Is there a special song that immediately transports you to Christmases past?

For me that song is 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', one of the three or four songs that takes me back to the girl sitting on the floor of the living room wrapping presents, trying to be creative, and realizing that making bows was not her forte!

𝆕 On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me 𝅘𝅥𝅯

Twelve drummers drumming

 
Eleven pipers piping


Ten lords a-leaping


Nine ladies dancing


Eight maids a-milking


Seven swans a-swimming


Six geese a-laying


Five golden rings


Four calling birds


Three French hens


Two turtle doves


And a partridge in a pear tree


I love the gold trim and the repeated use of holly, berries and ribbons on the verge of the plates. I love the details added to each design, and that the names of the days are written prettily in gold. I didn't mind a bit that they were collected over a number of years!

I styled three very different tables with these lovely dishes. To see the table done with days nine through twelve, go to Twelve Drummers Drumming. To view the one featuring days five through eight, go to On the Fifth Day of Christmas. And to visit the beginning of it all, see A Partridge in a Pear Tree!



33 comments:

  1. Precious plates!Great treasures and wonderful tablescapes!

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    1. Thank you, Maristella! I really love these plates and enjoy finding new details every year when I bring them out. Happy December!

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  2. Wow those are very special! Lucky that you’ve been able to collect the set! They’re beautiful and I agree that song is one of my favorites too!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! We were also able to find a coffee pot, cream and sugar, and some mugs thanks to ebay. So glad you stopped by!

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  3. I collect china and I love your pattern. I've never seen that pattern before, who makes it? I'm off to view your tablescapes!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne, I hope you enjoy them! The pattern is "All the Days of Christmas" by Royal Gallery. It was discontinued, but can be found on Replacements and eBay and the like.

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  4. Sandra, these plates are amazing, I've never seen them before. I can see why you'd want to collect them, they are works of art. Heading to your other links of their tablescapes. thanks for linking up to All About Home, Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I love that each one has unique touches and they are filled with a variety of colors. The pattern had such a limited run that not many folks had a chance to see them. Thankfully there's Replacements and eBay!

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  5. Sandra, what a great collection of plates! Love the art designs on each, and how you've paired them over the years of your tables etting. Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! I was smitten the first time I saw these, and happy to see they're more versatile than expected.

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  6. These are all so pretty! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. Your post was one of my features this week! I will also be pinning and sharing on Instagram stories this weekend. Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks, Shelley! So excited to be featured and shared on Instragram!

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  7. Sandra,
    I wanted to stop by sooner to tell you that i chose your post as one of my features for Liberty but i got busy doing something and then forgot, much to my embarrassment! I love your sweet dishes!! They are lovely!! Your post deserved to be featured!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you again, Deb. I'm so glad you enjoyed this round-up! Happy almost Christmas!

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  8. Oh Sandra you do have the most beautiful things like these sweet 12 Days plates to create a lovely holiday table.
    Love it !
    Have a nice weekend.
    Fabby

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    1. Thank you, Fabby! It is such fun to find lovely things to set tables with. I'm lucky my husband enjoys my hobby.

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  9. Absolutely fabulous! I would love those 12 Days of Christmas plates, and the plaid is gorgeous too. So happy to feature you at TFT this week. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amber! I wish you could see them in person, they are gorgeous.

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  10. What gorgeous dishes, Sandra! Thanks for sharing your festive tablescape at Vintage Charm--pinning!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! I'm so glad we found these -- and that we were able to add to the initial set!

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  11. One of my fave tablescapes this past holiday season, my friend! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About... the party returns from the Christmas break this Tuesday, 1/7. Hope to see you there, and Happy New Year!

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    1. Julie, I'm so pleased that you've enjoyed my tablescape! With all the Christmas tables to be seen and enjoyed, I'm flattered that you count this among your favorites. Happy New Year!

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  12. Sandra, how fabulous that you were able to collect all 12 plates, and love the way they look with the different pairings. So pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I couldn't believe the pattern was discontinued after I'd gotten the first four! I enjoyed coming up with different backgrounds for them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Hi Sandra, what a beautiful collection! I love the designs on the plates and the song is one of my favourites. I would love to feature this at the next #HomeMattersParty. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kimberly! I really enjoy coming to the party each week!

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    2. It's a pleasure hosting them, Sandra :)
      Don't forget to check out your post in the features section at tomorrow's party :)

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  14. I LOVE these plates and they look so stunning with your red plaid and also the blue chargers! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,

    Tee

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    1. Thank you! The plates are wonderful aren't they? Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.

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  15. Beautiful dishes. I hope you enjoy them all season. Thank you for sharing them. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! They're currently serving up pound cake!

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  16. What gorgeous plates! I love The 12 Days of Christmas! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Sandra. Happy Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, April, I'm glad you liked them! A very merry Christmas to you!

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