The Breakfast Room Christmas Table

Hello Dear Friends!

Where has the time gone?!

I cannot believe that Christmas is

truly just around the corner.

Have I finished shopping or finalized

Christmas dinner? … The answer is No.

Today is another special Monday, as

it is Monday Morning Blooms.

Lidy, Mary, Pam and I are happy to present

more Christmas flower inspiration.

The links to the posts are at the

bottom of this post under their

beautiful images.

Today, I present to you,

The Breakfast Room Christmas Table


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Celebrating the Joys of Christmas Tablescape and A Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers!

Welcome to another special

(well they are all special) Monday Morning Blooms.

I am joining my my friends who have a passion

for all things flowers and garden (and home too!).

Today, we are bringing you something special.

We are collaborating with Lynch Creek Farm,

each of us featuring a beautiful centerpiece.

AND….you can enter to win a

beautiful Holiday centerpiece!

Details are below and the links and images

to my Blooms friends are below too.

I went back to what brings me Joy . . .

a table filled with what I love and traditions.

My Celebrating the Joys of Christmas Tablescape.



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A Christmas Tablescape of Classic, Casual Elegance and A Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Christmas decorating is full steam ahead

at the Hickory Cottage.

It is our first Christmas in our new home,

so obviously a very special one for us.

Speaking of special we have a very special

Monday Morning Blooms Day for you.

I, along with my flower passionate friends

Lidy, Mary and Pam are so excited to bring

you great Christmas Joy.

Today I bring you,

A Christmas Tablescape of Classic, Casual Elegance



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The Holiday Dining Room Featuring MacKenzie-Childs

I cannot say enough how head over heels, turning cartwheels across the floor

happy I am with my Holiday Dining Room this year.

It is a bit of a departure for me as it is not in my

usual traditional colors and decor of Christmas.

I gave you a sneak peek a while back showing you a tree with some black and white,

well actually more like black and cream ribbon, that I hand flocked.

The inspiration for the dining room this year began with a tea kettle.

Yes, a tea kettle!

Here is my Holiday Dining Room Featuring MacKenzie-Childs.

Floral Arrangement-Housepitality Designs

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Christmas Traditions in the Dining Room

Happy Holidays everyone! I am joining some fabulously talented home decor bloggers from bHome

for Home for the Holidays!

The amazing App of all things home and garden.

bHome is promoting a very generous giveaway from one of bHome’s bloggers, Farmhouse Refined.

 See below for details of this $250.00 Giveway!

Today, I will present to you Christmas Traditions in the Dining Room.

I always find great inspiration of Holiday decor from the beautiful towns of

 Charleston and Williamsburg during the Holiday Season.

I brought out some items that I have not used in several years

bringing  them back to life in the dining room this year.

Christmas-Sugared Fruit-Tree-Roses-Housepitality Designs

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Little Ladies Snowman Luncheon

I am sharing this tablescape and luncheon again.

I hosted a Little Ladies Luncheon for my Sweetie and her friends and it was a hit.

So for those who have Sweeties like me, here is something that everyone involved would enjoy.

There is always lots of excitement and festivities

for the little ones (and us bigger ones too), prior to and during Christmas day.

After Christmas, for them, there is a little less excitement

other than enjoying their gifts they have so happily received.

I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have my sweetie over with a few of

her besties for a Little Ladies luncheon to celebrate the winter season?

Just a casual one, of great fun and giggles and treats.

You know how little girls can be!

Graylyn's Luncheon-Housepitality Designs

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My Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my home!

Christmas 2015 Front Porch - Housepitality Designs

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The Christmas Dining Room of Blue and White

I wanted to incorporate more blue and white

into my Christmas decor this year.

When I began to think about the theme and color

of the Christmas tablescape, I looked in my cupboards

and then glanced at my mantel

and then it occurred to me what I wanted to do. The epiphany moment.

2015 Christmas Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

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A “12-12-12” Christmas Dining Room Tablescape

Today is 12-12-12…..a day that will not be seen for many, many years…

So on this momentous “date” I continued to do my decorating…

…..setting my table for the holidays…running to the post office..

……….so that I could mail my packages and send a postcard to my granddaughter…

……………with the date stamp of 12-12-12.

This year, the theme is relative to my Christmas dishes..

….Lenox Holiday Tartan.


The centerpiece is decorated with evergreens and fruit trees…

…..and critters of winter…


Believe it or not….

…..this is probably the simplest of tables and chandy decor that I have done in the past several years.

There is usually more decor on the table and chandelier…of branches reaching toward the chandelier..

…..and florals scaling the branches…like Jack and the Beanstalk meets Christmas!!


No…just a place where the deer and the quail (no antelope) play….


Where seldom is seen (not heard) of the deer eating the plants…(at least not on this table!)


Sorry guy…fake greens and the ground is laden with a Ralph Lauren tablecloth…




I placed my “signature pineapple” in the votives and vases…



The place setting…



I placed a “clip on” candle on each napkin…

…..hey when you get to be my age…you need all the light you can get!!!




When my hubby saw the table…he was pleased…

…..that there was no “cyclone” of florals reaching to the sky..

………..such a funny guy.

But I still managed to include lots of decor on the table…


The place cards are missing, as this year my granddaughter wants to write the names on the cards…

… she will be creating them on her next visit with us.


Have you noticed the tree in the background?

It is not quite finished…just need a tweak here and there…




Ya like the way my package matches the tree?…one of my very favorite papers…


And the simplest chandy decor was done this year…

…..just a garland of silver/green leaves and berries and a gold glittered open weave ribbon…


I mixed gold and green ornaments…



I am happy that I have completed one more task…of the dining room tablescape…


So I can move on to the large tree in the living room…..

…..did a little tweaking of the topper…

My hubby puts it in the workmate bench, so I can add more stuff, tweak, and jooosh…


And up it goes…


Ta dah… is my turn to decorate the tree…

…..going up and down that 10 foot ladder…

……….after that type of exercise…I think I will have an extra cookie tonight!!!…


Hope you enjoyed my Christmas Tablescape of 2012!!

I am joining:

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Yvonne at Stone Gable for a Homespun Christmas Party featuring Tablescapes and Recipes…

Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday