Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rudy Day for April - #2

Today is April 25, and that means it's time for another Rudy Day!
The theme for April's Rudy Day is "Christmas Dishes."

So, here are photos of my Williamsburg Christmas. It's really not complete without the apple cone decoration as the centerpiece. You can check my post from yesterday, April 24, to see my apple cone project. Yes, it can be done even in April! Williamsburg is one of hubby's and my favorite places, anytime of year, but especially at Christmastime! I think the glasses I purchased from CW set the tone, along with the "woodland" placemats. The pottery dishes I'm sure some of you recognized as Longaberger pottery. I love love love my Longaberger.

The silver is actually called Deepsilver...the pattern is called Laurel Mist, it's by Oneida, and I purchased it about 45 years ago for my hope chest. We have used it for every holiday.

And a little more Christmas spirit is provided by the Byers Carolers, Colonial Williamsburg collection. The woman 2nd from the left in the green toile dress--can you see what she is holding? An apple cone! The 2 little boys represent our two sons, who are now all grown up! And the dishes in the background are from my Liberty Blue collection. And yes, I have used them at Christmastime also.

 This is our breakfast eating area, from December 2010. I used my Pfaltzgraff Christmas pottery, and the full set of Byers Carolers along with the Williamsburg houses backboard.

And here we are ready for a Christmas Tea with the girls, all set up with my "Old Country Roses" by Royal Albert china. I'd love to have you join us!

Until then, keep stitchin, and happy Rudy Day!
To join the fun, check out and my post from yesterday.


  1. Love all your dishes and the decorations!

  2. Mary - What a great tradition! Now I'm going to have to see what day Troy would like to incorporate into our dinner! I love this! Rudy Day? Cupid Day? I really like the idea.

    Can't wait for next Saturday - hope we are still on and Les is fine!