Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Plate Tradition

Several years ago, my mom and 2 sisters started a fun Christmas tradition.  We each bought one Christmas dinner plate for each other to exchange.  Each Christmas, we'd each end up with 3 new plates, some the same, some different.  After about 5 years, we stopped, only because we'd each collected so many plates, we no longer had room to display or store them!

Each year I display mine or set the table with them.  Today I helped my Mom decorate her home, and we put out some of her plates in her hutch; the rest we used on her table, but of course I forgot to get that picture.  I thought you might like to see how they looked...

Here are a few of mine on the plate rack:

...and in the China Hutch ...

If you're looking to begin a new holiday tradition, this is really a fun one!


  1. This is lovely, just wonderful. I could look at the hutch all day long! Those snow men plates are darling, what a way to cheer up a wall.

  2. Hello Rhonda...

    My friend...welcome, welcome, welcome to Sunday Favorites!!! I am just tickled pink to have you join in with the fun of this Sunday event! What a fabulous post to share with all of us...and of course, it's brand new to me since this is my very first visit to your blog! I really enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful Christmas plates!!! You probably don't know this about me but I'm a dishaholic! Hehe! I love all...and I mean ALL...pretty dishes! I love the idea of your mother, sisters, and you...exchanging Christmas plates! That's an awesome idea and I just know that you have so many sweet memories to go along with all the beautiful plates! Hehe...I suppose that after awhile...ya'll DID collect quite a few!

    Well my friend, I am just so pleased to meet you! I'm going to go and browse around your blog for a bit! I am adding you to my list of blog follows and really do look forward to your upcoming posts! I read your profile and I think we share many common interests!

    Thank you again for joining in with Sunday Favorites...sure hope that you'll join us again!

    Warmest wishes and Christmas Blessings to you and your family...
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. I love your idea of collecting Chritmas plate, and what a great away to display them, would love to see how you arroanged the table using different plates.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rhonda, thank you for stopping by! ANd I love all your Christmas dishes, those are beautiful. I wish I had room to store more, but I really don't. I'd love to have a few more pieces.

  5. Rhonda what a sweet Christmas tradition!
    I just love it and the beautiful plates!

    Enjoy this joyous season!
    ~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  6. Hello! I'm visiting from Kristins blog! I love your home..and to be honest, I cant imagine someone wanting to live in the cold! I live in Wisconsin and I tell you, the older we get I wonder if I can make it another winter season. We in fact have snow today and probably for the next 2 or 3 days we will get more of it.

    I would LOVE to have a pool, and some of your dishes I do have!

  7. Yes, that is a fabulous idea!

  8. Christmas plates are a fun idea. You can display them in so many different ways and then actually use them. Twin and I bought a set of 4 snowmen plates this year and I have them above my kitchen cabinets.

  9. Your plate collection is amazing. I like that they don't all match but obviously your friend knows you well. They all look great together!

    I have two sets of Christmas dishes one that is casual and one dressy. Of course, the fun ones are used much more. :)

  10. I love Christmas plates and have a small collection of my own; the majority are from California and each brings memories of the Christmas I bought or received it.

    What a lovely tradition you and your family have shared.

    Merry Christmas Rhonda to you and yours!