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!