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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014!

I'm looking forward to 2014...
and this table is dedicated to the new year!
























I wish for you the best in the new year!
Happy New Year!

In case you're interested:
vintage clocks - gifts from my grandparents
clear stemware - wedding gifts - Lenox
gold rimmed stemware - thrifted
gold chargers - Hobby Lobby
white dinner plates - Lenox
clear dishes - dollar store 
*clocks are tea-stained paper (templates found online) and then applied to backs of plates with modpodge
clock teapot with container - gift from my sister
glass cups/saucers - antique shop
flatware - ebay, thrifted
cloth napkins - Home Goods
candleholders - antique shop

I'm joining the following parties:


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, 
Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace 
there will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it with 
justice and  righteousness
from that time on
and 
forever.
                                                                Isaiah 9:6-7

Merry Christmas to your home 
from our home.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ruby Red Christmas

Welcome to this week's Christmas table,
it features Avon's Cape Cod.


If you haven't seen them before, they are a dark ruby colored glass.


They are most beautiful with light illuminating them.


Without light, they can pass for a very dark burgundy or even black.


Adding fresh greens to an artificial garland keeps the table simple.


Using LED candles makes decorating so easy and much safer too.


With the sun shining through the windows, the dishes are showing their colors.


The set has so many different pieces...
I don't have them all 
but featured in this picture 
is the tall vase.


I don't believe these napkin rings are "officially" part of the Avon collection
but
they sure could be...
the colors match perfectly.
They were a lucky find!



I'm joining these parties this week:

Thanks so much for visiting!

In case you're interested:
chargers - Hobby Lobby
dishes - found in various locations (antique stores)
napkin rings - Tuesday Morning
napkins - handmade
flatware - Onieda "Michelangelo"

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holly and Berries.

Merry Christmas everyone!


My table today was inspired by a set of vintage candle holders,
they belonged to my grandmother,


I don't remember her ever using them.
They are from Japan, prewar era.

Honestly, I haven't used them very much until this year...
because last year, 
while I was shopping Hobby Lobby, 
(during their after Christmas sale), 
I saw these plates.


And as I was going through my things,
I remembered these little dishes:


My mother gave them to me 
and actually made them in a kiln,
I'm thinking that's a lost craft.

Before I knew it, a new collection began...
The sugar and creamer was found at Cracker Barrel.



And a set of matching cardinal salt and pepper shakers as well.


My sister and mother found these at an estate sale:


vintage bells...aren't they cute?

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday.
Drop by for loads of inspiration! 

In case you're interested:
chargers - Pier 1
flatware - antique shop
dishes - Hobby Lobby
napkin rings - handmade
napkins - Marshalls
stemware - thrifted
sugar/creamer - Cracker Barrel
salt/pepper shakers - Cracker Barrel
bells - estate sale
NOEL candle holders - vintage
centerpiece - craft show

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Jingle Bells...

I admit it,
I have a thing for dishes...
they catch my eye.
In fact, I have been watching a set, but they're in rough shape.
Kinda chippy, kinda stained...
but....
every time I see them, I kinda melt.
And I kinda made an agreement with myself, 
if they ever go on sale, 
I just might have to get them!

Now, I don't need any more dishes.
really.
 I just like to consider myself as transitioning over to the 
"collector" category.
(smile)

So, one day I saw these at a little shop 
and knew they'd be perfect for the holidays.


There's something special about white and gold for the holidays, 
don't you think?
Add a little crystal and whimsy to the table and it's a fun setting.
Enjoy!












I'm joining the following parties:

As always,
thanks for dropping by!

In case you're interested:

peacock chargers - Z Gallerie
gold chargers - Hobby Lobby
peacock centerpiece - Norma's
plates, stemware - thrifted
flatware - Ebay
napkin rings - Home Goods
candle holders - antique shop

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