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 “Greenscape” in the Dining Room

I thought I would change out my china this year for the Christmas table . .

~ ~ but I love it so much that I used it again this year.

My Lenox Holiday Tartan.

If I am feeling energetic, I may try another tablescape later 🙂

For today, the table is set, a “greenscape” . .

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

~ ~ a little less sparkle and a little more green this year.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The tree of fruit stems and garlands sits in the corner as it did the years past.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I placed a garland of greenery and added topiaries, cardinals (our state bird), ornaments and candles.

~ ~ the bird has such a serious look!

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The place setting of Lenox Holiday Tartan . .

~ ~ Green charger by Franciscan.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A gift package ornament is placed on the napkin . .

~ ~ it is filled with a “surprise” that my granddaughter has placed in it.

We were told “not to peek”!!

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I utilized the bread and butter plate as a “coaster” for the stemware.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A beaded pear is placed in a vintage sherbet/custard glass.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I also used the same glen plaid table runner that was on the table for Thanksgiving.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Taking you around the room . .

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A new Pottery Barn “winter birds” pillow sits on the antique bench I purchased at the Country Living Fair.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The tree in a “different lights”

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A wreath of guilded and beaded fruit and ribbon.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

The vignette on top of the dining room hutch..

~ ~ just added a couple of stems of silvery green leaves.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

I placed an ornament “upside down” in a silver creamer . . it resembled a “tree”

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

A vignette of trees of fruit and a Byers Choice Caroler.

A few more rooms to be “fluffed” for the holidays ..

~ ~ definitely “trying” to keep the decor more simple this year . .

Thanks for visiting ~ ~ Have a beautiful day!!

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

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…

…..so 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…now..it 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