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Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year's Eve Tablescape

We are ringing in the New Year a day or two early!
I actually had to look up if the term is Ringing in the New Year,
or Bringing in the New Year.
For future references - either one is correct!
We are doing it in style with lots of shiny gold this year!
What better than a gold paisley table cloth to set the tone.
 Stripes, stars and even plaids to add to the mix of patterns on this table.
I even got some polka dots on the champagne flutes in there!
I could not decide which coffee mug I liked better, so I mixed and matched the plaid and the houndstooth.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
ring out the false, ring in the true.
- an excerpt from an Alfred Loyd Tennyson poem

While this past year has had it's ups and downs, I choose to celebrate the ups!!
I hope that 2018 brings you many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the ups!

Thanks for stopping by,
Ann

Sources:
Tablecloth & napkin - Cynthia Rowley - Homegoods
Gold Chargers - I've had forever and don't know where they are from
Star dinner plates - Target about 15 years ago!
Gold striped salad plates - Luxe by Ciroa - Homegoods
 Coffee mugs -10 Strawberry St- Homegoods 
Stemware (both) - Marshalls, several years ago
Flatware - Value City many many years ago before they closed!
Striped votive candle holders  - Hobby Lobby

I am linking up at the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday and Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm


I read and enjoy all the comments anyone has taken the time to leave here.
All are very appreciated!


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Table Clad in Plaid

The Corner of Plaid and Paisley presents Christmas Clad in Plaid!
I mixed several different plaids on this Christmas Tablescape.
As in the title of my blog, I am a lover of all things plaid!
So I hope this is not a plaid overload for you.
Just in case it was, I built a virtual tree lot down the middle of the table to break some of it up!
A simple red package all tied up with a big plaid bow and a sprig of greenery tops each place setting.
I was pleasantly surprised when I found this ribbon in my stash of Christmas stuff from several years ago.  Thankfully I had enough to embellish all six packages!
With all the plaids I thought it was best too keep a few things simple, like the napkin rings and the wine glasses.
The placemats and napkins are Winter Tartan, Williamsburg pattern by Park Designs.
The greenery placemat, white chargers, plaid plates and mugs are all from Pier1.
I bought the chargers several years ago, but I am pretty sure they still have them.  The greenery placemats were purchased in the middle of the summer when they had a sale going on. I had received a gift card for my birthday and saved it for something special -  when I saw these plaid dishes, I knew it was time to use the gift card.
Since it just snowed several inches, we have a beautiful white blanket covering everything and it is really beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  
I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.
Thanks for stopping by!
 Ann

Sources:
Tartan plaid placemats and napkins - Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts, Sugarcreek, Ohio
Greenery placemat, white charger plaid plates and mugs - Pier1
Twig flatware - Homegoods
Green salad plates - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Resin wood trees - Cracker Barrel

I am linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Foodie Friday and Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
Reader Tip Tuesday @ Jodie Fitz

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Peace Love and Gingerbread Tablescape

I decided to go a little whimsy and do a Peace Love & Gingerbread Tablescape for the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree.

Chloe, at Celebrate & Decorate, has put together another great hop this Christmas.
This one is specifically for Christmas Tablescapes.
There are 26 talented ladies participating in this hop, all of the links are at the end of my post.


We have been busy doing a lot of baking in the last few days, so I have cookies on the brain.
For some reason Peace Love and Gingerbread kept going through my mind, so I ran with it.
Those are some of the gingerbread men that we baked in the centerpiece, although, no longer edible since I glued them to a skewer I painted white!
I had fun with lots of candy cane stripes and I threw in a few polkadots for good measure.
These cute little gingerbread houses are ornaments, I can't take credit for making them!
I also didn't make the gingerbread men hugging my mugs!
But they are edible!!
My mantle is decked out with Gingerbread as well.  If you want to see more of the mantle go to my previous post- Christmas Home Tour.
So, Peace Love and Gingerbread to all of you!
Enjoy this holiday season by being kind to the person in front of you and behind you in line at the stores!!  I try to print out extra coupons, if I can (like Micheals, Joann Fabrics, Bath and Body Works Etc)  and hand them out in line.

You will find more wonderful Tablescapes at the following blogs: