Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011 Table

Little clock napkin rings are just right for New Year's Eve. 

Mom always has a hot drink with a meal, so here is her own single serving pot. 

China is Noritake  Ivory and Ebony, gold chargers and napkins.

Flatware is Oneida Wordsworth.

Gold poinsettias and pearl and gold beads, and gold mercury glass votives. 

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Four Tablescapes in One

As I was doing this scape, I could not decide what  plates to use. Ha! Listen to me, two years ago I would have only one choice. I am proud to say though, that all the other plates are GW or very inexpensive. And that is half the fun, isn't it? Thrill of the hunt? And taking something inexpensive and trying to make it look good with creativity.

SO, here are four different place settings.

Which one is your favorite? I like the Christmas tree the best. 

Ok, I should be wrapping presents, but I put it off until last, because I so dislike  wrapping. 

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Monday, December 19, 2011

A Little Christmas Tea

I found these cute little tea set Christmas dishes at a condo garage sale for $5 for a set of 8! I couldn't wait to use them.

They are Johnson Brothers Merry Christmas. They have a little cup inset in the corner for the tea cup. 

I went out looking for red plaid napkins today, and imagine this-- I couldn't find any! But that's me, good ideas, a little late!

I am making initialed ornaments for each guest. 

I got the idea from The Creativity Exchange.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa Hutch

Santas and silver seem to be what appealed to me this year.

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at Between Naps on the Porch

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Red Bird Table

Have you seen these Walmart plates yet? They were at our store only about a week before they were gone. Not bad for Wally World! I paired them with my JC Penney Outlet red dinner plates, and chargers from Michael's. 

I love the faint gold pattern in the background of the plate. 

I stepped outside the front door for some holly. The tablecloth I picked up at Home Goods. It has a nice quilty texture to it. 

Two of the little red birds are salt and peppers from the same collection.


for Tablescape Thursday.