Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Slightly Vintage Look for the Table

I have had this tablecloth forever, it was my Mom's and I have never shown you, I don't think.Actually the tablecloth and a dish on the table are the only "vintage" things. I wanted to set a table for Joe and I and decided to USE it! I love the simplicity of it and then I realized I had napkins that are a great match! So, a simple table was born!The sun actually made an appearance this morning, literally for SECONDS and I snapped away!!!
 On the tablecloth I layered a solid green placemat, a red and white placemat, a green dinner plate, a square salad and a glass compote with a ribbon design that matches well with the tablecloth.

 I added some faux cranberries to the glass dish. And some sprigs of faux holly between the dishes.

 My centerpiece has stayed the same but I have an idea in my head to change it too:)


 This vintage dish holds the S and P and a toothpick holder. It also covers a stain that I can not get out....keepin it real people:)

 I have 4 of these plates and they all have a slightly different tree on them.

 I am also using my green handled flatware.

 At dusk we can light the candles:)


 I love the glow of the tree and the candles.

 
Thanks for your visit!! I hope you are all getting those last minute chores done and will have some time to ENJOY the holidays!!! I am partying here:
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
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Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
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Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SANTA Welcomes You To Our Home!!!

I have been waiting for days for the sun to come back out but it is not cooperating. So, I had to take these pictures at night, and I apologize as they are not great. But I wanted to WELCOME you all to our home! This Santa is a Byers Choice Santa, the company that makes the carolers.
 This year I am using red battery candles on the steps surrounded by pretty candle rings. They are not lit as I haven't gotten the batteries switched form the cream ones that are usually here:)
 I wanted to share the railing too. I am SO excited to have a railing to decorate now!
 It is full and lush and packed with embellishments this year!
 I used alot of sugared fruits on it and LOVE the look.

 There are also some bead garlands woven through it.
 Then gold berry picks are scattered throughout too.



 Some gold bird picks and more sugared fruits.

 I had these gold packages in my stash and the tops are a little worn so I used them as risers for my jars.

 He has a sweet face.
 This is another of my Joyce Ditz santas. and I placed a gold glittery tree next to him.


 He carries a lit tree.
 This grapevine Santa is on the back of the front door.
 When you walk inside and look to the left this is what you see.

 This is one of my favorite vintage looking pieces, and the little tree I found the other day for a steal.


 The Santa picture was purchased at Kirklands after Christmas last year for 75% off. It was originally $60.00 so it was $15.00!!!!! I just love it!!
 
Thanks so much for your visit. Hopefully the sun will come out again soon and I can get some good pictures of the kitchen! I will be partying here:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Christmas Kitchen Bar Vignette

I set up a little vignette on the kitchen bar a few weeks ago and am changing it so thought I should share it. As you saw with my mantle post I have TREES on my mind this year! And as a total aside a whole section of lights on my big tree went out last night:(:(:(  I went and bought some lights today to string in there. Anyway, I set this up as a little tribute to my Mom. Her nickname started out as Rosebud and then got shortened to Buddy but whenever I see one of these sleds I think of her. This is a little ornament that used to hang on the tree and I added it to a Santa figure.
 This is actually a Byers Choice Santa. I love, LOVE them . Joe wanted to start a collection of the carolers YEARS ago but I said we didn't have a place for them. But I have a FEW pieces now:):) I am sorry for the quality of the picture but it is gray and cloudy today and the camera would not take this without the flash.
 My checked runner with trees at the ends.
 a tiny tree on a sled
 and a Santa on a sled
 It is SO hard to get a shot of this bar without including surrounding areas, so you are getting a peek at some kitchen decor..
 I love the big sugar pinecones, they kinda look like trees too!
 The pine tree is sitting on an old wooden and iron sled that I LOVE!!!

 I had to add a few antlers too
 the tree also has a tree stump base.  Here you can see details of the sled, wooden seat and iron frame.

 I found these cute reindeer candle holders this year for a steal:)
 added some dreid hydrangeas too


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XO, Pinky 
I am partying here:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday
The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday