The breakfast room is ready to celebrate the holiday!
We’ve been decorating our little breakfast room this week, filling it with twinkling lights and winking Santas. It’s taken on a whimsical feel and it looks so pretty at night with the sparkling lights turned on.
If you have followed me for awhile, you know I’m obsessed with collecting English dairy slabs, and I have a small collection of them displayed on our antique French vaisselier cabinet.
Recently, Wyatt, the creator of Living Soul Pottery, was kind enough to gift me a new dairy slab to add to my collection.
It’s the Chocolat (this is the French spelling) dairy slab and it made an ideal display piece for a few of my vintage Santa mugs.
When I was a child, my mother always served hot chocolate in these Santa mugs on Christmas Eve. So the Chocolat dairy slab worked perfectly to showcase a few of them, and it brings a smile to my face each time I look at it!
The Chocolat dairy slab also makes the perfect vessel to display baked goods such as chocolate chip cookies, tarts, or cakes!
Just place a glass dome over the slab and it’s ready for the holiday party!
The antique farmhouse table that sits in our breakfast room was purchased by my grandparents when they married in 1901, and it has been passed down through the generations.
This century old table has seen hundreds family meals and holiday celebrations, and I often wonder at the stories it could tell, if only it could talk!
In the center of the farm table I placed an urn filled with sugared fruit, sitting on a bed of eucalyptus leaves.
The urn is flanked with rosemary topiaries covered with sparkling fairy lights.
Using fairy lights with battery operated timers is a splendid solution for these small areas!
You just set the timer and they will automatically turn on and off without anything plugged in!
Evergreen garland covered in twinkling lights is draped over the top of the antique French Vaisselier, showcasing my small collection of ironstone, dairy slabs, nativity sheep, vintage Santa mugs and pitchers, as well as small bottle brush trees.
A new addition to the cabinet is another sweet gift from Living Soul Pottery, an interpretation of the French style confit pot.
French confit pots are so hard to find so I was excited that Wyatt is now reproducing a new version of these elusive pots, as well as the dairy slabs. If you’re not sure what a dairy slab is, check out our post HERE.
What is a French confit pot, you may ask?
The word “confit” stems from the French word “confire”, meaning “to preserve.” Antique French confit pots were historically used before refrigeration was invented as containers to cook and preserve duck in duck fat.
These beautiful pots come in all shapes and sizes, and can be used simply as a vase to hold greenery or flowers, a functional storage piece, or as a simple accessory.
I placed the pot on the French vaisselier and filled it with greenery.
After the holidays, I think it will probably end up by the stove holding an assortment of wooden spoons.
On front of the cabinet, I placed a couple of our grain sack stockings filled with faux greenery. I love the simplicity of decorating with evergreen and white lights.
These reproduced dairy slabs and confit pots would make fabulous Christmas gifts for someone special, so be sure and visit Wyatt at Living Soul Pottery to see his amazing offerings!
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