Setting a Christmas Table with Pottery Barn Reindeer Plates
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen…but do you recall the most red-nosed reindeer of all? Da-da-dum-dum…and so on.
Years ago when Pottery Barn first came out with their reindeer dinnerware I fell head over heels in love with the dashing plates (ha! a reindeer pun!). I was not, however, in love with the price tag. For several years I have been collecting these plates via eBay, one at a time, waiting for the right character and a low enough price. I finally have all 8 reindeer and am just waiting to find the Rudolph platter for the right discount. (I imagine that price won’t show up until after Christmas is over, and I am perfectly okay with that; I can wait.) Over the weekend I decided to pull out those reindeer plates and see what Christmas-y place settings I could come up with.
I am so pleased with how this all turned out! The red and white peppermint napkins are from Pier 1 (this year, currently on sale!), and the centerpiece is just a serving dish from IKEA filled with dollar store ornaments…meaning, they were $1.00 for a dozen five or six years ago.
I found these little reindeer place card holders on eBay over the summer, I think they are just so darling! And, um, my Photoshop skills are still on the amateur end, so this is the only place card pic I populated with a name. Meh, just keeping it real over here!
The red Fiestaware chargers were a wedding present, I love how festive they look with those stripey napkins.
Is this reindeer Donner? Or Donder? I always thought it was the latter, but Pottery Barn clearly goes the other way.
I love how Christmas-y this looks! The fun reindeer plates and darling stripey nakins make me want to turn up the Christmas tunes and bake some gingerbread! And now, for a list of what I pulled:
Red charger, Fiestaware
White Dinner Plates, Pottery Barn Catering Set
Reindeer Plates, Pottery Barn, collected via eBay
Glass goblets, Pier 1 (super old)
Peppermint stripe napkins, Pier 1
Silver napkin rings, Macy’s
Flatware, Target (super old)
Reindeer place card holders, eBay