Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Year's Tablescape

I am designing a New Year's Tablescape to share with you for 2013. I am leaving to travel to see my Dad in Illinois and won't be back for a few weeks so this is my last post for a while.




I am using Lenox Holiday Nouveau Gold salad plates placed on Lenox Eternal China dinner plates.



The napkins are also the Lenox Holiday Nouveau pattern with Lenox Eternal Gold flatware. I love the gold trim on the plates and the flatware. Such a beautiful holiday look this brings to the table. These pieces are sitting on Lenox placemats which have such a delicate feel. 



The glassware for the table features clear Fostoria goblets and amber wine glasses. I choose the Fostoria because it was my Mom's favorite and the amber wine glasses for their color, hoping to accent the gold rim on the China and flatware. What do you think?


The centerpiece was created using winter white glittered magnolias, gold and silver glittered leaves, white candles in crystal candlesticks, gold and silver stemmed pieces, plus two types of pine cones.







Additional candlesticks are added to each end of the centerpiece for a little more beauty and elegance.


My centerpiece theme is carried to my sideboard with the magnolias, pine cones and silver stems. Two white candles in Lenox candlesticks are reflecting in the silver platter. Two pillar candles are used with silver candle holders.


Thanks for always stopping by my blog and leaving such kind messages. I hope 2013 brings you peace and happiness - Judy.

Note: See you in a few weeks when I return from my visit to Illinois.


Linking to:
Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
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
Southern Lovely-Show and Share
From My Front Porch To Yours-TreasureHunt Thursday



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 




Sunday, December 23, 2012

Swaddling Clothes

Wishing you peace and happiness - Judy!



Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.






Linking to:
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
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




Sunday, December 16, 2012

Aqua Sparkle Tablescape

I have been planning this aqua sparkle tablescape to share with you but it took me longer than expected to get it ready. I haven't been home for three weeks, so my table got put on hold until I returned. 


I sat the table and took the pictures on Thursday evening then Friday morning arrived and time has been standing still as we have all been grieving for the 20 children and six teachers and administrator  who tragically lost their lives in the Newtown, CT, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.



So it has taken me until Sunday evening to get this post ready. 


I am using my favorite aqua color in my kitchen for Christmas. You may have seen my aqua mantle here.


My aqua colored dishes are not new and many of you have seen me use aqua on numerous tablescapes but I am adding lots of sparkle to the mix for Christmas.


I found the aqua stems and ornaments to use in my centerpiece at Michael's this year.










The aqua trees in my centerpiece are new from Hobby Lobby. 




Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."


Merry Christmas - Judy.


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


Courtney from A Thoughtful Place - Christmas Vignette on December 18
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 Winter Blues Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
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
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Thursday evening

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
 Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday
  
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter Holiday Santa

My Winter Holiday Santa by Fitz and Floyd makes a gorgeous piece for this vignette.


Santa's coat has such rich colors and a beautiful detailed pattern.


The little fox seems to be sniffing the candle.


The polar bear and rabbit are staying near Santa.


Santa is ready to deliver the toys stuffed in his bag.

Berries and greenery in a Fitz and Floyd vase finish the vignette.




"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."



Linking to:
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday, December 18
Courtney from  A Thoughtful Place on Tuesday, December 18

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

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 Winter Blues Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Thursday evening

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
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday
  
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper






Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Vignette

One of my favorite Peggy Karr plates to display at Christmas is the White Poinsettia plate. 


This year, I am using the plate in a small vignette on my sideboard. The plate was a gift from my Dad a few years ago so will always be special.


My candlesticks are Fitz and Floyd. They are not from a Christmas collection but are a perfect red to use for the season.


I selected a lighter green candle for a little contrast with the Christmas wreath in the background.



Creating vignettes around the house at Christmas seems to bring cheer to very spot.

Hope you are enjoying your Christmas decorating - Judy.

Linking to:

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality - Vignettes link party on December 11th
Three Mango
DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
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
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday





Santa's Tree

I've been decorating at my daughter's house this week. She took a week of vacation so we could get the decorating and baking done. Her hearth room tree is a woodsy theme with reds, cranberry and gold.

Santa are tucked in here and there throughout the tree.


Deep red ornaments are nestled behind the grapevines away from little hands.



Ribbons and pine cones.




Grapes and grapevines.



More Santa's and lots of lights.





Stems of berries throughout the tree.

Garlands of berries and gold poinsettias

 golden berries


Feathers and berries for the top of the tree.




The tree is done

and this little darling is just waiting for Santa.



Merry Christmas to all - Judy.

Linking to:

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday on Tuesday, December 11
Megan from Honey We're Home for O Christmas Tree on Tuesday, December 11
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

Kim at Savvy Southern for Wow Us Wednesday on Wednesday, December 12
The Better Late Than Never Christmas Link Party


DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday


Sarah at ThriftyDecor Chick  for Christmas Trees on Thursday, December 13
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
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
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday