Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Cuties in the Tablescape

It's always a treat to find fresh fruit in the 
Christmas tablescape.
Is there a more perfect fruit around 
this time of year than mandarin oranges?

We always grab a bag of Cuties 
when we go grocery shopping. 
They make a great snack
and tasty stocking stuffers.
They certainly brighten up the table 
for a short time before they get devoured.
New to the scape this year are these
Coca-Cola Santa plates won on Ebay, 
and the red handled flatware
found at HomeGoods.

The Santa plates don't really go with 
the white deer theme,
but since it's all Christmas, 
in a round about way they belong.
It does open the door to a new theme
that doesn't have to feature deer on everything!
I do love those deer though, they'll 
probably stick around a little longer!
Thanks for stopping by
and Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Christmas Cookie Jars...

There they are, all standing in a row
Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head...

It's time once again to deck the halls
with Christmas cookie jars!
I even have a few new pieces to show off!
Let's start on the green cabinet...
No Christmas is complete without a train!
So here's the festive Lionel Santa Fe 
diesel engine cookie jar (1) with the 
classic red warbonnet livery.
A perfect color for the Christmas season!
to the left is a three bowl reindeer server
that Sam and I picked up at Target 
a year or two ago.
I just love the gold antlers.
The snowflake runner was also a Target find!
Up to the right above the backdoor...
we spy sweet little 
"Snuggly Sugar Bear" cookie jar (2)
Hallmark ca.2001
Is he munching on a piece of the
Neiman Marcus Gingerbread 
House cookie jar (3)? ca 2014
Check out the detail on this 
gingerbread house!
It looks so tasty, you can't blame him 
for trying a piece!
Just down below, we see
 that a heavy snow has fallen,
and someone, perhaps, on their way home 
with a Christmas tree, parked their red
 lodge car cookie jar (4)  Kohl's ca.2015 
to build a snowman cookie jar (5) 
 Harry & David ca.2015.
It looks like a chilly winter wonderland!
Moving on to the hutch buffet,
we find the usual Christmas gang.
The original Certified Gingerbread House 
Cookie Jar (6) ca. 2011
up at the top,
along with the Gingerbread Man cookie jar (7),
Radko Holly Jolly Santa cookie jar (8),
Apple Tree Mrs. Claus cookie car (9),
and Frosty the Snowman cookie jar (10).
All happy to make their yearly appearance.
A new red runner this year from HomeGoods
 has a design that hearkens back to mid century 
style with white reindeer and white 
holly berries and leaves.
New on the hutch this year,
but acquired on sale after last Christmas,
Hallmark's Santa and Mrs. Claus 
dancing salt and pepper shaker set.
They don't move, they just fit together like
they're in a waltz.
I put them next to the radio as if
dancing to a song.
Cher is showing off her Christmas cheer by
modeling on the Santa rug,
a gift from my uncle years ago.
But still available today at Wayfair.com
Moving along to the dry goods pantry,
past the stained glass snowman light,
we find another Lionel Stream Engine 
cookie jar (11) pulling into
the Spode Train Station cookie jar (12)
The picture in the back is new this year 
from Kirkland's
From the artist Billy Jacobs, called 
"Christmas trees for sale"
I think it adds a lot of country charm.
Cracker Barrel's Red Truck 
with the Christmas tree in back is
technically a candy jar.
so I can't count it.
It sure does fit in nicely with the "cows in the snow"
runner that used to be on the buffet.
Up on the the rooster shelf, or should I say,
down the road from the train station, is the
Lenox Holiday "Home for the 
Holidays" house cookie jar (13)
I put the other farm scene behind it 
to look as if there's an entire 
country Christmas community on this wall.
Finally we head to the kitchen table.
where, nestled in the middle of a tablescape, 
we find Pottery Barn's white reindeer 
cookie jar (14) ca. 2009.
He's happily enjoying his snowy 
woodland surroundings .
I don't think that's all my Christmas cookie jars,
but that's all that I could find in the kitchen.
The rest are for another post.
Hope you all are enjoying the 
Christmas season.
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hunting!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Three New Cookie Jars For Christmas

After a few quick clicks at their 
After Christmas Sale last year,
I was able to snag this charming little 
"Exclusively Ours" Gingerbread House 
cookie jar from Neiman Marcus.
It regularly sold for $43.00 
but with a discount of $17.20, 
I got it for $25.80
for Neiman Marcus, that's a bargain!
See that little heart below the front door?
It has an "NM" painted on it, that stands for 
"Needless Markup" o.O!
All kidding aside, it is a very nicely detailed
and well painted gingerbread house cookie jar.

Next I found this little beauty at Kohl's 
regularly $49.99 on sale for $17.50 
and a 20% off coupon!!!
They call it the Lodge Car Cookie Jar
from their Sonoma Life + Style Lodge line.
Which also features a salt and pepper shaker set.
a dip bowl with spreader, and an oval platter.
All featuring a big red "Lodge" car 
with a Christmas tree on top! 
Plus it's part of a larger "Lodge" line
with dishes and bowls, and Placemats.
See the red car on the placemat?
Overall, a neat cookie jar 
that sort of compliments
my red truck, with a Christmas tree 
in back, candy jar!
And finally,
while strolling through Harry & David
right after Thanksgiving,
I just couldn't pass up this innocent little face,
with pink cheeks and that bent carrot nose!
In the store you can buy just the cookie jar
for $25.00 so he went home with me!
On-line he comes with cookies for $39.99.
He's big too at 12'' high!
I love his little stick arms and 
the colors in his scarf and hat.

After a shopping spree like that, Sam
has declared cookie jar season over.
Thanks for stopping by and
may your holidays be happy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Sly Surprise On The Thanksgiving Hutch

Once again the obligatory shot of the 
Thanksgiving hutch for 2015...
with a few new additions.
The Spode turkey centerpiece is now 
perched at the top of the hutch,
beside the stained glass rooster 
and floppy turkey.
 The pumpkin teapot is now on the botto...um...
that's strange...why do the turkeys seem 
so nervous and jumpy?
It's as if they're in a panic and being 
spooked by something?
Eh?...What's that you say?

What in tarnation does that rascal think he's up to? 
Thinks he's gonna have himself a free 
turkey dinner, I reckon!

He belongs out with the other wild critters,
like the owl ramekins, 
and the wild fox ramekins,
and the raccoon,
searching for food the honest way!
That there fox better skedaddle before my
hound dog catches his scent, or there's
liable to be a real kerfuffle!
Thanks for stopping by
I hope your Thanksgiving
plans are coming together nicely
and happy hunting!

Sharing today on Susan's 
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