Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland Tablescape!

Here is my Winter Wonderland table- I love it! I have been wanting to do the Christmas "Villages" (that is what my daughter and I call them!) for quite awhile and finally this year I did! I bought all the houses and little decor pieces at the Tree (well, one I got at the thrift store). The big church on the hill (AKA my cake plate covered with stuffing) I found at Kohls- it is a tea light holder- it looks sooo pretty all lit up. This turned out so much better than the one I did a few years ago with train set's little houses- it didn't work under the tree as well as this.

I also bought the white snowberry ring at the Tree.

I kept the same dishes from the red and gold tablescape and just changed the napkin, the silver and I am using the clear goblets. I wanted a white, silvery look for my snowscape. Hey, I live in Florida and haven't seen snow in many years. I think I have only had maybe 1 or 2 White Christmases, not here, of course, but when I was a very young child.

 Aren't the old fashioned Santa candlesticks cute? I had to put them on the table! The bit of red adds just a bit of color.

Be sure and visit other tablescapers, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!

Many Blessings and prayers for a wonderful, blessed Holiday for you and your family!


Much love,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tablescape

Hello all! I have a few tablescapes I wanted to do for the holiday season, so I thought I better get busy and I actually did 2 over the weekend. I will share my Winter Wonderland in the next post.

I used a bit of red and gold for this table. The topiary I bought a few years ago (and a friend borrowed it for a wedding- gee that was 4 years ago!) I put the cranberry vine around it. My placecard is from my sister, Tammy who did 2 tablescapes for her church's womens Christmas dinner.

I love my Santa and Mrs Claus

I found these cute Christmas side plates back in the spring- they aren't marked, but I think they go really well with my Ironstone.

I alternated red and gold chargers and I used my gold flatware. I also used my Christmas glasses and my green (St. Patrick's Day) goblets.

My tables have really helped me get into the holiday decorating spirit. I hope you have a blessed Christmas! Be sure to join all us fun-loving tablescapers with our hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving and Advent Tables!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had a blessed day! We spent the day at baby girl #2's inlaws and it was a deliciously wonderful day. So, I took a few Thanksgiving pictures and I changed a few things on my table from 2 weeks ago, to make room for an Advent table. The Advent colors don't really go with Christmas, but I think I made it work ok (green is a non-color according to the florist who did baby girl #2's wedding 3 years ago).

I love this Thanksgiving tree, don't you?

The food was delicious (that is my broccoli casserole in the foil wrapped Pampered Chef pan!)

Love those Pilgrim People salt and pepper shakers too!

I tried some different lighting shots- this is no flash.

 I found this nifty candleholder that I made into an Advent wreath.
 My little JR faced angel!
 Yes, I am a candle freak. My sister, Tammy turned me on to the wonderfulness of hurricane lamps, too. I chose all green candles to go against the pink and purple of the Advent.

This is with the light on no flash.

I love angels!

Have a blessed Advent season as we wait on the coming of the Christ child! Praise Be to God!

Be sure and check out Between Naps on the Porch, where Susan, our wonderful hostess, gathers us all to share our tables! Join in the fun!