Winter Woodland Vignette in a Basket

In the past, I usually tended to go a bit overboard on my Christmas table vignettes.

Which meant, there was little table space for entertaining . . .

~ ~ places for drinks and an appetizer or two.

This year I solved that problem by containing the vignette in a basket . . .

~ ~ so that it could be removed easily and room made for entertaining guests.

Felted Wool Santa-Housepitality Designs

I do not get much of a chance to do much crafting . . . but I really do love to.

Several years ago our Craft Group in the neighborhood, “The Crafty Chicks” . . .

~ ~ made these great felted wool Santas.

[Read more…]

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.

DSC_6483

The centerpiece is decorated with evergreens and fruit trees…

…..and critters of winter…

DSC_6526

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!!

DSC_6527

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

DSC_6473

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

DSC_6503

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

DSC_6491

DSC_6490

DSC_6485

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

DSC_6511

DSC_6510

The place setting…

DSC_6469

DSC_6470

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!!!

DSC_6516

DSC_6471

DSC_6496

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…

DSC_6500

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.

DSC_6486

Have you noticed the tree in the background?

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

DSC_6506

DSC_6505

DSC_6509

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

DSC_6518

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…

DSC_6507

I mixed gold and green ornaments…

DSC_6508

DSC_6481

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

DSC_6523

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…

DSC_6464

And up it goes…

DSC_6465

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!!!…

DSC_6467

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