Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Replacements, Ltd. at Christmastime

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed a harvest feast with loved ones.  We had a wonderful holiday and a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal.  

I'm knee-deep in Christmas decorations, so I've decided to re-publish a few of my older Christmas posts this week.  Today's post was originally published back in December of 2011 -- my very first year of blogging.  I did a little bit of editing to the original post and if you haven't seen this one yet, I hope you thoroughly enjoy it.  My husband and I had paid a visit to Replacements Ltd., in November of that year to pick up some dishes we'd purchased, and while we were there Hal took some photos of their marvelous Christmas displays.  Their Christmas dishes and accessories were swoon worthy!

ORIGINAL POST:  This post is for dishaholics everywhere. We made a trip to Replacements, Ltd., today, and I just had to share these pictures with all of you.  The store is just outside of Greensboro, and it takes us about an hour to get there.  We've been several times before, but never at Christmas; and oh my goodness, I couldn't believe the decorations and gorgeous displays.  They always have beautiful things, but this was some serious eye candy.  We took so many pictures, I'll have to make this a two-part post.  I wanted to share the Christmas pictures this evening for Seasonal Sundays, so here goes.  You can find Part 2 of the tour Here.

This pretty scene was just inside the entrance, but I was so distracted with getting to the goods, I didn't see it until we were leaving.  :)  A woman on a mission.

These dishes were on a large display table, front and center, in the place of honor.  I've never seen this pattern, but it's truly gorgeous.  It's called "Christmas Rose", by Spode.  We tried to get pictures of the tags with the names and the prices (yikes!).  The beautiful red crystal stemware is Waterford.  I love these placemats.  They used them for most of the Christmas settings, and they're Lenox.

Another view of the table setting.

These beautiful jingle bell ornaments are silver plate with the year engraved on each one.  They're made by different silversmiths, such as Reed and Barton, and Wallace.

This next group of sterling coffee/tea services is something to behold.  Be sure to behold those price tags as well.  :)

I would love to do a tea cup Christmas tree!  I think the harlequin ribbon on this tree is fabulous.

Fancy an upside down Christmas tree, anyone?  :)

This miniature tree was for sale, fully decorated for $189.95.

"Old Britain Castles" Christmas dishes.  Notice the pretty pink and gold Christmas balls in the crystal stemware.  I'm guessing someone had a lot of fun creating these displays.

These next set of dishes are a Portmeirion Christmas pattern.

Lenox "Winter Greetings".

I love this Fitz and Floyd plate with the pastel green border and Santa with the woodland animals -- so sweet.

These lovely snow globes are stocking hangers, along with more of the Spode "Christmas Rose" pieces.

More of the Spode "Christmas Rose" serving pieces.

For just under $600, you could have a Spode "Christmas Rose" tea set.  ;)

Love these Christmas tree confections.

This Nativity set really is exquisite.

These are Waterford crystal candlesticks on the silver tray.

The store has a whole section devoted to Christmas ornaments and collectibles.

This is such a cute "Rudolph" hors d'ouvres set.  ;)

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law collect these Byers Choice carolers.

Another upside down tree...

There was so much to see here, it was sensory overload.

I hope you enjoyed seeing Replacements Ltd. at Christmas (2011).  I'm hoping to visit there again in a few weeks, and it will be interesting to see how they've decorated this year.  Thank you so much for stopping by House at Forest Manor.  Your interest and comments are always much appreciated!

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  1. It's probably a good thing that I live far, far away from Replacements! Thank you for sharing their beautiful displays!

  2. What a dream!! That teacup tree is fabulous. I see the other Winter Greetings pattern. I am so tempted! Would I ever love to visit this place!
    Thanks so much for the wonderful tour.

  3. What a wonderful store, I know I could while away a few hours in there!
    Everything is just exquisite and I even spied some Byers Choice Carolers that I don't have in my collection, yet!

  4. I am on eye candy over load! That silver is beautiful, but "Yikes" on the price is right! I found you from Seasonal Sundays, and am a new follower. Happy Sunday!!

  5. Wow!!!!! Man, that is a lot of eye candy. What a splendid day that would make. I've got to put that on my list. Thanks so much for bringing your visit to Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Wow, Denise, that store is incredible. I could spend the better part of a day there. But those prices, oh my. xo

  7. Oh my! I wouldn't have known where to look first! I'd be so afraid to miss something! Thanks for taking us window shopping! It was fun!

  8. I have always wanted to go there. It looks incredible and expensive to boot! Thanks for taking me in a virtual way. Dianne

  9. Wow, I'm glad I collect the Christmas Tree Spode dishes and not the Christmas Rose. I'd be flat broke! That's a great store. I loved the website. Thanks for sharing.

  10. My sister and I have talked about a major road trip just to go that place. It sounds wonderful!!
    If I had a nice pattern of dishes, I think I would like "Winter Greetings". Every time I see them, I sort of kinda covet...

    And I had forgotten all about a teacup Christmas tree until this post. I saw one this summer in an antique store and had thought of doing one.

    Maybe next year!

  11. Hi Denise~ Believe it or not I've never made the trip to Replacements even though it's only an hour away! December certainly IS the time to visit~ I'd have to make the trek by myself, my husband would be in a coma after 15 minutes while I would be hyperventilating!

    That teacup tree with gorgeous ribbon is a thing of beauty! I wish I had room in my kitchen for a small version~ So many gorgeous Christmas dishes and so little space *sigh* :)

    I think Spode Christmas Rose is the prettiest Christmas pattern I've seen~ my MIL brings hers out starting in Thanksgiving. I always cringe when she puts it in the dishwasher! Thanks for sharing your dish love~ I'll have to put a trip to Replacements on my schedule!

    P.S. I used to see Replacements' van at HomeGoods at Concord Mills on a weekly basis, no doubt buying up $3 plates to resell for $19.95!

  12. Oh my goodness, I spied this coming from Wilmington a few weeks ago, and I made a mental note to go visit soon. You just confirmed with this post that I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO GO! Thank you for posting these amazing photos, as well as those in the museum. To die for!

  13. Thanks for sending me the link to this post Denise...I love Replacements, but I must say that I have never been there at Christmastime....Looks gorgeous...and yes I have an upside down tree like the one you presented, but it is flocked...I will be decorating that one soon in my sunroom....Beautiful post!

  14. What an amazing place this would be to visit. I'm not sure about the upside-down trees, though - not something I'd like to emulate. But the sterling silver and the Spode - it's a good thing it's priced out of range and too far away for me.

  15. We drove by there just the other day and I was wishing we had time to stop. I bet they had Christmas up already. Enjoyed seeing all the photos!

  16. This would be a wonderful place for the dish-freak in me to visit, thankfully, it is too far away, LOL!! DH would be apoplectic.

  17. Oh my! I see that I missed this the first time around. Glad that you reposted because it is amazing! Some of those prices were jaw-dropping! Glad that you also posted some things that might be in my price range. =D Are you making a return visit? Looks like a place to visit every few years for the "sensory overload."

  18. I've ordered a couple things from Replacements before. It would be interesting to visit their showroom. I really don't have a Christmas collection of sorts. Happy decorating to you!

  19. Hi Denise! How I would love to visit that store! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  20. I couldn't stand to be there and see all those gorgeous dishes that I would want and couldn't afford they all.I would want so many sets. The Portmeirion Christmas dishes would be one set I would want.
    What a dream for us dish lovers

  21. I've browsed their website for years, didn't even know they had a shop! Thanks for sharing!

  22. They carry a lot mor than dishes. I didn't realize. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!



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