I was really happy to bring out the Christmas dishes! They naturally lend themselves to red and gold! Didn't realize I had so much red and gold stuff! Yeah!
The tablerunner is.....wait for it..... wrapping paper!
Aren't the placemats cute? Found them at "The Tree" at the same time as my sister did, with the same idea in mind! (I had to bring her to my "Tree" as it is the most awesome one I have been to.
The place cards are Martha Stewart (love her!)
I love the St.Nick, old timey, Victorian Santa and I have a "thing" for salt and pepper shakers.
I splurged and bought a "second" tree for the dining room - I plan on using it for all the holidays- I love it! It was pre-lit and I hung some silver pinecones on it. (Just to say "I have 3 trees" this year, I bought a little 24" tree for my bedroom! I am a nut, huh?)Items of interest:
Dishes- Farberware- bought them 8 or 9 years ago at Winn Dixie after Christmas for $3 a set of four (I bought 2 sets)
Christmas glasses-thrift store- .49 each
Topiary- Michaels about 3 years ago
Salt and Pepper shakers-gift about 11 years ago
Candles- tapers- Walgreens 2/1.00, pillars- JoAnnes $2.50 each, candlerings- from my mom- ancient I am sure
Napkins- Wal-mart (I think)
Christmas balls- huge container at Salvation Army-$1
Gold Christmas trees- "The Tree"
Silverware- it is silver that my Mother in law had- probably at least 50 years old
So as you can see, I don't spend a lot on individual items- most of it I have had- I like to challenge myself! Like my sister says, the fun is in the hunt!
Be sure and check out www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for some awe inspiring tablescapes! And if I miss you next week because of Christmas- have a very blessed and very Merry Christmas!