Sunday, December 30, 2012

Out With the Old, In With the New!

I had a wonderful Christmas and hope you did too! I can't believe it's going to be 2013 in a few days!
I'm not sure I am ready for the New Year, but my dinner table is!

I bought this gold tablecloth at Bed, Bath & Beyond and used my gold and silver beaded snowflake runner from Target.
On top of the runner I placed my ornament tree which is decorated with ornaments that symbolize New Year's Eve: Champagne glasses, party hats, an hour glass, etc.

At each place setting I used ivory plates with golden snowflakes bought from Cracker Barrel years ago. I also used ivory napkins with Target Snowflake napkin rings and a little Champagne bucket candle from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

On the mantle, I have gold and silver trees and snowflakes.

I will be linking to
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas in the Forest

I made some adjustments to last week's table, March of the Wooden Soldiers which you can see by clicking HERE, and now have Christmas in the Forest!

I kept the same red tablecloth but added a green runner with pine cone accents that I got a Big Lots. I put a decorative pitcher that also has pine cone accents and filled it with golden beaded stems.

I flanked the pitcher with silver and gold trees of various types, some that are made of pine cones. I also put a few gold and bronze blown glass pine cone ornaments scattered around the trees like they had fallen. And then I put two votive candle holders that are a bronzy color and have a quilted texture. Why - because they remind me of pine cones, of course!
At each place setting I kept the gold charger and Cuthbertson Chistmas plates and pewter goblets. I added a glass goblet with a silver and gold rim and napkins with a pine cone print and metal pine cone napkin rings.

On the mantle I added more trees.

And there you have it - March of the Wooden Soldiers changes to Christmas in the Forest!

I will be linking to Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

March of the Wooden Soldiers

My first Christmas table of 2012 is inspired by the tune "March of the Wooden Soldiers."

I started with a red tablcloth and marched my most militaristic nutcrakers right down the middle of the table!

The four tallest form the center of their wheel formation.
Reviewing the troops from the mantle are more wooden soldier nutcracker.

At each place setting, I started with a gold charger, added a plaid napking and then a Cuthbertson Christmas Tree plate. I used wooden soldier nutcracker place card holders, of course!

Here they are marching!

I am linking to
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen and
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
I used nutcrackers in my tablescapes last year and the year before. To see last year's table click HERE.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Cornucopias Runneth Over

Do you know someone who is really attractive in person, but just isn't photogenic? Well, that's like this tablecloth. It is a nice rich shade of green in person, but these photos just don't do it justice. Then again, maybe it's the photographer!!!

I put the wooden looking chargers on the green tablecloth and added Spode Woodland Turkey plates. I used pewter goblets and orange napkins with copper leaf napkin rings at each place.

It was very hard to photograph the centerpiece, mostly because of this green tablecloth, but I promise, it is pretty in person!

I put a brown sparkly charger/placemat in the center and a wicker cornucopia on top of that filled with all sorts of fall goodies.

At each place I put a mini cornucopia (from Target).

A little peek around the dining room:
My tea cart with a cornucopia tea set.

This colorful turkey on a beaded runner is on my larger buffet.

A cornucopia on top of the tureen

My hanging shelf full of turkeys!

I will be sharing this with:
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen and
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Be sure to visit these sites to see lots of lovely tables!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tea Time in my "Pumpkin Patch"

The table I usually spotlight in this blog is my dining room table. Today I am going to feature my parlor tea table. Every Fall the mantle in my parlor is covered with pumpkins, ceramic, plastic, glittered, plain, big and small. I jokingly call it my "Pumpkin Patch" - so today is Tea Time in my "Pumpkin Patch!"

The piecrust table sits in the bay window of my parlor and is covered with a round lace tablecloth. I have several glass pumpkins that I have been given or have bought through the years and I love how the light coming from the window lights up the pumpkins. I have a pumpkin tea set that I got from Cracker Barrel years ago. And at each place is a pumpkin plate and a pumpkin mug from Dollar General a few years ago. I then scattered silk leaves and acrylic leaf "jewels" all around.
Here is the "Pumpkin Patch!"

Speaking of mantles, I showed my dining room mantle last week. My theme was metallics: copper, silver and gold.

Here is the mantle in our library/study. Can you tell it's my husband's room? All he would let me do to the mantle was add the leaves. I did put a few turkeys around the room also!

My last mantle is in the billiards room and it is my favorite. I went with a pheasant theme.

I love how this little pumpkin glows at night!

I will be joining
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.