Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas Tablescape!

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 for some awe inspiring tablescapes! And if I miss you next week because of Christmas- have a very blessed and very Merry Christmas!


Jeanette said...

It is just lovley! So festive

You are so talneted.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Cute! The plate settings are so adorable with the snowman and the ornament placemat.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Rich and very pretty. I just love your centerpiece. So creative and so much to look at. Did you make that great topiary? I think it was clever of you to elevate it on a plate stand and then decorate it with Christmas ornaments. Spectular!
The placemats are really fun! And that they came from "the tree" is even better.
Your attention to detail is wonderful!
Merry Christmas.

Mimi said...

Beautiful table. Love the rose topiary with the Christmas ornaments around it. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Everything looks holiday ready at your house. I really enjoyed seeing your red and golds.