Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Christmas Tablescape...all things old

If you know me well, you know I love this time of year. It's just magical to me and sharing it with my little boys makes it that much more special. I love snowmen and I think I passed this love onto at least one of my boys who screams out snowman in every store and at every glance of the man in white. I won't bombard you with my collection just yet...
I've collected Christmas salad plates for several years. I mostly have 4 of each, so I paired a couple sets with my red glass plates and Italian Countryside dinner plates. I've bought nothing new this year. I love the hunt for 75-90% off after Christmas clearance. Last year I found this tablecloth and the napkins at that cost as in $2.99 and 29 cents  for sets of 2 napkins. I picked up some green ones too.
My mom had this greenery centerpiece in her stash and gave it to me a couple years ago. I added the mosaic hurricanes my husband bought me from World Market a few years ago.
The berry plates are from Target Christmas clearance 2007. I love when the back of the plates are labeled. I bought these the year Adrian was born!  The cream and sugar matches and I think I paid about 29 cents for each of them after searching a couple Targets. 
These napkin rings are from Pier One years ago. 
My hutch is decked out for Christmas in the background!
These swirled paisley plates are from Cracker Barrel last year. My friend Lisa, who gave me the Romanian tablecloth works there and every year they have a friends and family night...45% off sale prices. The plates were 25% off plus her discount! I also bought over sized mugs in this pattern.
I've used all this glassware before...
Libby Gibralter water goblets are from my HEB
Red bubble stems were a Secret Santa gift from a teacher I worked with 6 years ago
Red swirled goblets are from Pier One years ago...still sad I broke one:(
Brown bubble stems are from Target years ago. 
The silverware is everyday stainless Wallace Antique Bead

Next week I'll show you my Advent Trees. It's a great way to share the real meaning of this season with your children. A couple moms from my church came up with some great ideas and passed them along.

I pray this season is filled with hope and happiness and the blessing of Christ's birth in your families!
Happy Holidays from my table to yours!!!
I'm joining Susan from BNOTP for Tablescape Thursdays

11 comments:

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table, Meredith! It is the season for lots of red...the linens are beautiful. I also like the photos of the candlelit table, warm and inviting.

Diana said...

Mi-au placut foarte mult pozele si aranjamentele. Te admir pentru ca ti-ai pastrat aceeasi rabdare si dorinta de a primi musafiri la cina. Ca de obicei, ai aranjat totul perfect.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Meredith,
What a absolutely stunning christmas table. Love everything about it, so rich looking, and love that you caught the candle just right in all your pictures, so pretty.

May your Christmas Season be beyond Blessed, Nellie

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Just so beautiful, love the warm gold with the beautiful reds...love the tablescape...also love good deals good for you

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Christmas Tablescape is beautiful warm and inviting!! I did not see this one lest year so happy you post again. You did a lovely job putting your table together for the past Christmas everything is beautiful.
Thanks so much for you sweet comments on my Christmas past Tablescape. Hope you have a great week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Tess said...

Stunning table with just beautiful colors!! And what a bargain you linens are!

Leslie's Garden said...

Such a pretty table. I loved the red dinner plate peeking out from behind the cute salads. Really beautiful in the candlelit picture!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Meredith, your red and gold table is beautiful! The season is definitely a magical one, and especially when you have little ones around. Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite stop-ins during the holidays. I've found some fantastic 40-60% off ornaments there in the past, but yesterday when I was there, it was waaaay too much glitter everywhere I looked! I wasn't tempted at all. :-)

Alycia Nichols said...

Very nice, Meredith! Christmas is definitely in full swing at your house!!! Have a restful weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your table is so pretty and festive! I love your salad plates and the scattering of snowmen. Looks like a delightful Christmas gathering around your table. Thanks for your sweet visit.

Entertaining Women said...

Such a beautiful tablescape...I adore the accent plates, especially the one with the holly and berries. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

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