Monday, December 24, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Touches

Last year I needed some advice with my first attempt
at tablescaping.
I used the advice to add more red
to the table as well as plates and napkins.
Here are the results...
Still featuring the Pottery Barn deer cookie jar,
this year I added a plaid table runner
from HomeGoods
and Pottery Barn's "Deers in the snow"
salad plates,
 A gift from Sam to me for Christmas.

and matching napkins.
 Another Christmas gift from Sam.

They compliment the deer cookie jar nicely
as well as last year's place mats.

We've had these enormous red chargers
from Pier 1 for years,
they were perfect for this setting.
we found these "Carson Plaid Dinner Plates" 
on sale at Pottery Barn so we picked up 4.
and  considered them another
gift from Sam to me. 

Bobs "Sweet Stripes" candy sticks
bring the color again this year,
and another practically perfect apothecary jar
from HomeGoods adds the height.
Overall, I think I definitely brought the
Christmas cheer level up several notches this year
thanks to all the advice.

Let me also show off  the Ozark Christmas hutch
one last time...
HERE and HERE are previous posts on it.
Ozark Kitchen Hutch for Christmas 
We have acquired a Mrs. Claus cookie jar,
 with BLUE HAIR!!!

I had a great grandmother with blue hair,
so I guess it's a thing....?

She is the AppleTree Design
"Mrs. Claus Preparing Cookies For Santa"
cookie jar.
 HERE is the post on her.
She is certainly sweet,
but I would have preferred white hair.
Here is the Radko "Sleepytime Santa"
salt and pepper shaker circa 2006
but new to the collection this year.
HERE is the post I did on him.
He naps next to the Hallmark
"North Pole Countdown" to Christmas ornament
"Spark your little one's curiosity about Santa's to-do list.
Kids will love turning the dial on this ornament to hear updates
from the North Pole as you count down the days until Christmas."
It was a gift from my daughter this year,
and I felt it fit in better on the hutch than
on the tree.
Next we jump to the dry goods pantry to see
the old red truck...
It's the Cracker Barrel Candy Jar.
HERE is the post on it.
It fits in so nice with the
Spode train station cookie jar and country picture.
I can just picture a farmer waiting for the
train to arrive with his loved ones,
coming home for Christmas,
and then they'll head home to put up the tree.
Sheesh...I need to get a life.
Speaking of Christmas trees...
let me show you ours!
 Sam is collecting the Hallmark
gingerbread house ornament series "Noelville".

She has quite the neighborhood.
I want to wish everyone
a very Merry Christmas.
Hold your loved ones close,
and enjoy the moments
you have with them.
 Thanks for stopping in!

Today I'm joining
Tablescape Thursday 


Alycia Nichols said...

Hi! I'm your next-door-neighbor on TT this week. HOORAY!!!!! Look at you movin' on up and putting your personal stamp on this new and improved table!!!!!!! Hats off to you for nailin' it this year!!! The mix of patterns and the addition of color tidbits here and there makes all the difference!!! I really love the plaid with the winter scene...really pretty! FANTASTIC JOB!!! Fun Christmas hutch and beautiful tree, too!!! I love the train set around the base! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you a very happy and safe New Year!

Maria C said...

Wow! I also bought the Carson plaid tablecloth from PB and paired them with the Kirkwood plaid napkins! Love that Pottery Barn! Your table is wonderful and I love that you are building your look year over year! The house looks terrific!

Tardevil said...

It is a good thing you don't live near me b/c I would want to find your house and swipe about 10 things off off of that hutch!!! ;o) I love the Santa and Mrs. Claus cookie jars, little Santa, and any of the older Santa looking items. You're making me regret not getting one of those countdown Hallmark ornaments on clearance today! It's all very pretty. Like your new Pottery Barn 'gifts', too!

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