Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friends for Dinner

 Welcome to another dinner at our house! 
We are celebrating this week! My husband just found out Monday, he passed his FE exam!!! 
He had studied for months (and I mean months) and took it in October and got his results on Monday! 
We were already having friends over Friday night, and now we have that much more to be grateful! 
 
 My runner is two place mats (39 cents each after Christmas clearance at Target last year.) I like them with the napkins, also from Target clearance last year.
  I set up my dessert near the Advent trees. I'm using my Winter Berry (from Target 2007) and Christmas Paisly (Cracker Barrel 2010). The cake plate is also from Target Christmas clearance, but I might have bought that before my oldest was born. The pie server is new from World Market.(On sale via coupon...25% off my purchase because I signed up for WM explorer...Do it!! You get coupons all the time...like all dishes half off for 3 hours last Saturday!)
 I'm serving Tortilla Soup and Taco Soup, so I'm using my Italian Countryside soup bowl this week.
 My friends are bringing guacamole and chips and rice, so I have these cute Winter Berry bowls, also from Target ready to be filled!


 My grandmother's silver soup spoons...




I like things that coordinate--not necessarily match. The berries in the centerpiece, the berries in the napkins and rings, the berries in the cake plate and dessert plates and bowls...
the greens in the napkins and 'runner'...
the reds in the goblets, the glass plates, the candles, the berries, the forks...
I can't believe it's almost Christmas! I've enjoyed looking at your homes and tables the past couple weeks. Thanks for inviting me in to your homes and coming to see mine.
May your days be merry and bright!!!
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14 comments:

Marigene said...

You do such beautiful holiday tables, Meredith...this table is so warm and inviting. Congrats to your hubby!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Congrats to your husband. Your table is lovely and celebration worthy.

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Beautifully done! I agree things can go together but don't have to be an exact match! Your red votives give just the right touch with all the berries! I see you got Mikasa's Italian Countryside in there too! They are a great mixer! I like the quilt mixed in too it gives a homey touch to the setting! Merry Christmas!

Marlis said...

Congrats to your husband!! Quite an accomplishment. You must be quite proud. Your table is lovely. Love all the dishes,ooh gosh. the sideboard with the dessert set up, wow. Love the centerpiece candles too. just love your style! Merry Christmas. May you and yours be blessed! xo marlis

Texas Tea Party said...

Yeah for your Husband! Now you can celebrate and have a great Christmas. The beginning is the lovely table and the friends to share this moment. I have only one son and know you are blessed at this time of year. I enjoyed the information on your tablescape! Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Meredith! Beatifully relaxed yet festive table. That's the way the holiday season should be: beautiful but relaxed. Hip, hip, hooray for your wonderful hubby!!! Wow! Merry, merry Christmas to you and the family!

Aledia said...

Congrat's to your husband!! Your table is beautiful and I love all your dishes!

Merry Christmas!
Aledia~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such a pretty table for a very happy celebration! Congratulations to your husband. Love your look by candle glow.

Kathleen said...

Congrats to DH! That is wonderful! What a pretty table to have friend in to celebrate. Looks so cozy!

Entertaining Women said...

The coloration in your tablescape reminds me of the tones that my mama used to love to use. That makes me smile! I really like your design. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Babs said...

Yout table is beautiful and I love the photos by candlelight. Hope you're having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. I miss having little ones in the house.
Hugs and have a great Sunday.

Snap said...

Lovely table. Sounds like a wonderful celebration feast with friends. What would we do without Target?!!!!

CJ said...

Beautiful table! Love the idea of using two placemats to make a runner. Clever girl! Congratulations on passing the FE exam. The soups sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas. ~CJ

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is a beautiful and inviting table. I know you and your friends must have enjoyed a lovely celebration.

Thanks for the tip about WM explorer. I'm going to check it out right now!

Merry Christmas!

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