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Spode Christmas Tree China
Collectible Spode Christmas Dinnerware
Spode is well-known for fine china, and their Christmas tree dinnerware is a favorite every holiday season. In 2008, the company marked the 70th anniversary of the popular Spode Christmas china with a Christmas design featuring roses and mistletoe. If you're looking to add a festive touch to your holiday dinner table or want to add to an existing Spode collection, here are some places to get started.
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History of the Spode Christmas Tree Pattern
Spode's original Christmas tree design was created in 1938 by Harold Holdway, a Spode designer who was tasked with coming up with the new design. Unfortunately, Holdway had never actually seen a Christmas tree, according to a press release on the Spode website. The company says Holdway originally designed a tree with gifts hanging from the branches, but had to revise his work when he was told presents went under the tree. That's also how the Spode tree was topped with a Santa instead of a more traditional star or angel.
2013 Spode Christmas Plate - The latest collectible Spode plate
Each year, Spode releases a new collectible plate design. Here's the newest one!
Amazon description: Spode Christmas Tree has graced table's all over the world since 1938. The pattern has become a family tradition and feature's a traditional christmas tree design. Each year this beautifully classic pattern heralds the beginning of a season of family and friends gathering, and seasonal entertaining. This is Spode Christmas Tree's annual plate for 2011. Plate is 8" in diameter.
Spode Christmas Tree Dinnerware - A starter set for the holidays!
This set will make any holiday table look festive! Get started with your own Spode collection with this dinnerware collection.
This Spode set is sure to add a festive touch to any holiday gathering. Decorated with the famous original Spode tree, these dishes are microwave and dishwasher safe, which makes meal preparation and clean-up easy. The set comes with four each of 10-inch dinner plates, 8-inch salad plates and 9-oz. mugs.
Spode Christmas Platter - Serve in style!
If you already have Spode plates for your holiday table, you can add to your collection with platters like the one shown here.
You'll be able to serve a lot of turkey on this platter! Made of high-quality earthenware, the 17 1/2-inch platter is both dishwasher- and microwave-safe and features the famous tree design.
Spode 3-Piece Christmas Hostess Set - Butter tray and shakers
This set includes a beautiful set of salt and pepper shakers paired with a butter dish.
Complete your dinner service with this three-piece hostess set featuring salt and pepper shakers and a butter tray.
Christmas Tree Wine Goblets - Beautiful glassware for your holiday table
You'll be able to enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner from these lovely Spode goblets.
Why drink from plain glasses when you can get these beautiful gold-trimmed goblets to complement your Spode Christmas dinnerware, serveware and accessories? The set includes four 12-ounce glass goblets that measure 7 1/4 inch tall each.
Oval Christmas Dish - Perfect for serving!
No matter what you make for your holiday dinner, this Christmas dish will be perfect for serving.
Your mashed potatoes or bread rolls will be served in style with this dish. The earthenware dish, which measures 12 1/2 by 8 3/4-inches is safe for the microwave, dishwasher, freezer and oven.
Spode Disney Christmas Tree Octagonal Buffet Plate - 1983 Spode Disney plate is a collector's item
Do you enjoy collecting Spode plates? Here's a favorite one featuring Disney characters along with the famous Spode tree.
This delightful dinnerware features the vintage Christmas tree that Spode designer Harold Holdway created in 1938 for the company's now classic Christmas Tree pattern. Laden with colorful ornaments and topped with a jolly figure of St. Nick, the evergreen image has become an icon of holiday perfection. This merry Disney version of the tableware also includes legendary Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Pluto, who are gathered in front of the tree for a rousing round of carols. The characters are reproduced from a rare edition of 1931 Christmas cards created by Walt Disney and elevate the joyful mood at any Christmas celebration.
This 9-inch buffet plate is sized to hold an assortment of little hors d'oeuvres, antipasto, or cookies at a holiday party. The Disney motif continues around the rim of the plate with images of caroling Mickey, Minnie, and Donald and wrapped gifts interspersed on top of a garland of holiday greens. The plate's octagonal shape and fluted edges add some decorative flair for holiday entertaining and a vivid green stripe along the rim presents a cheery finish. Made of Imperialware, a durable glazed earthenware produced from Spode's proprietary formula, this plate is microwave- and dishwasher-safe and should endure through generations of Christmas meals. The plate can be used to accent Spode's nostalgic Christmas Tree dinnerware and serving pieces or can be paired with other pieces in the Disney Christmas Tree collection. --Cristina Vaamonde
Spode Christmas Tree Snow Globes - Another collectible holiday decoration from Spode
In addition to creating wonderful holiday dinnerware for each new Christmas season, Spode also releases a beautiful snow globe. These globes will add a touch of fun to any holiday decor!
Christmas Tree Salt and Pepper Shakers
For a more festive salt and pepper shaker set, check out these tree-shaped shakers that feature Santa on top.
Spode Christmas Bell - The annual collectible Christmas bell ornament
Do you collect Spode bells? Check out the newest one below.
Amazon description: Each year this beautifully classic pattern heralds the beginning of a season of family and friends gathering, and seasonal entertaining. Ring in this holiday and many more with this lovely table bell.
More Spode Christmas! - Find collectible pieces on eBay.
If you're looking for older collectible Spode china pieces, try eBay for great prices and selection. No matter what year you're looking for, someone on eBay is bound to have the piece you need for your collection.