Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Wreath

I've been working on my kitchen mantel and wanted to share my wreath with you.


Many of you know how much I enjoy using aqua all year long and have seen many of my posts using this favorite color of mine. 



I assembled the wreath with aqua stems and pieces that I bought at Michael's while they were on 30% or 40% off. So I got a bargain. I was disappointed with the glitter on the poinsettias, most of it fell off during assembly. The fabric of the flower seemed to be felt and the glitter just didn't stay on so I had a really big mess in the kitchen.



So now you know, I am using aqua in my kitchen! This might not surprise some of you that have seen so many of my aqua posts.



I'm not showing all of my mantel just yet so you can check back later to see the rest plus my aqua in the kitchen. Happy holidays - Judy.

Linking to:

Polo House for Favorites on the First - Wreaths

Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm


Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Foody Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Foody Friday at Simple Living
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sparkle and Spode

I think many of us enjoy some sparkle for the holidays so I'm sharing a little sparkle with you on my tablescape.

For some sparkle, I'm using: 

crystal candle holders plus crystal beaded stems with lots of bling 



white deer glittered for lots of sparkle



silver ornaments and a Reed and Barton silver music box  that my sister gave me years ago.


My china is Spode Winter's Eve - Cranberry sitting on silver chargers.



Cranberry tablerunner to match the Spode Cranberry color.

My server at the end of the table is featuring more sparkle and Spoke with a silver tray and silver candlesticks plus some sparkle beading and bling. 





On the left side of the candlesticks sits a Fitz and Floyd vase filled with silver branches and clear wrapping paper with a little sparkle.




Hope your holidays are filled with sparkle - Judy.

Linking to:

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch


Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special 


Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
No Rules Christmas Party


Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures








Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Classic Christmas Mantel

For my living room Christmas mantel, I decided to go with classic red plus chartreuse and keep it simple. 



The red stemmed candle holders are a new addition to the mantel.

Plus they were a bargain from a local thrift store for $5.

This Santa is by Fitz and Floyd and is part of the Christmas Lodge Collection. I love the little owl sitting on his arm and his cool boots.



The small reindeer ornament is also from the Christmas Lodge Collection.


I have used the base of this wreath on several Christmas and just change the ornaments, flowers and ribbons. The Cardinal birds have been used in my house for many Christmases.




We have a special chair right beside the fireplace just for Santa. He can come down the chimney fireplace and sit down for a plate of cookies.


I strung the small ornaments with wire to make the garland.




Thanks for stopping by to see my Classic Christmas Mantel. Merry Christmas from my house to yours - Judy.

Linking to:


Kim at Savvy Southern- Vignettes and Mantels on December 2
Kevin and Layla at The Lettered Cottage - Mantels on December 4

Michelle from Ten June- Merry Mantels on December 6

Mary for Mosaic Monday at Little Red House

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Matamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Mary for Mosaic Monday at Little Red House
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper



Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 

Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill  
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 

Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House 


Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures


Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Foody Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Foody Friday at Simple Living
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home




                                                    
  





Thursday, November 22, 2012

Coffee Corner Reprise

Although you have seen my coffee corner before, it's always fun to get it ready for the upcoming Christmas season.


I have many pieces and groups of Fitz and Floyd to decorate with, but one favorite (Snowy Woods) always comes to mind as my Christmas decorating begins.



As you start your decorating, you may want to stop by and relax with a cup of coffee. Happy decorating - Judy.

Linking to:

Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill  
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E

Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! 
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Tasty Thursday at The Mandatory Mooch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special 


Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving Pie

I have had pie on my mind today and wondering about which pie would be my favorite this Thanksgiving.





I have some new dessert plates to serve my pie this year.


Take a look and then let's talk about
pie.








What's your favorite pie for Thanksgiving?



Is it 
pumpkins 
pie?

Here's Mrs. Sigg's Fresh Pumpkin Recipe








Sweet 

Potato Pie?

Here a link to the recipe.










Apple 

Pie?
 Here's 




Maple
Walnut
Pumpkin
Pie


Here's a link to the recipe.
















Sweet 
Potato 
Pecan 
Pie?



Here a link for the recipe.








Or do you like

Traditional
Golden Pecan Pie


Link to this pie.








My table centerpiece has a slight change from last week, I removed the amber canister and replaced it with an open amber glass pedestal piece then placed a larger candle inside.

Be sure to let me know which pie might be your favorite for Thanksgiving.



Happy Thanksgiving - Judy.

Linking to:

Linking to:
On The Menu Monday at StoneGable
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Marvelous Monday at This Gal Cooks
Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
Tasty Thursday at The Mandatory Mooch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Foody Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Foody Friday at Simple Living
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Natasha in OZ for Say G'day Saturday 
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid

Simply Klassic Home for Simply Klassic Sunday
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper