Merry after Christmas!
Thought I would catch up and show you our Christmas
First being the kitchen table.
I always decorate the kitchen in a gingerbread theme each year.
The only things new I used in this table scape are the cute
snow flake place mats ( Pier 1) I layered on top of red ones, and also the cute
gingerbread house as the centerpiece ( a piece I bought on sale after Christmas last year).
One of my fav Santas, the kitchen Santa who this year got a little
helper elf who is also gingerbread themed.
This year I wanted to do an Asian themed black tree in the dining room, so then I had to do the table themed that way as well.
I used gold rimmed dinner places I had on top of our red chargers, our red handled flatware, red crystal and gold rimmed crystal for stemware, gold patterned napkins folded like fans with red jeweled napkin rings.
All of those things I had , the only thing new in the place setting were the dessert plates which were a $4 for 4 find at the thrift store, they were new.
I used one of my Asian dolls, a fan and things under my large cloche on a mirror turned tray for the centerpiece.
On the buffet more Asian inspiration with a gold tree decorated with
paper birds, an antique bird cage, one of my dolls, some faux florals and an Asian inspired milk glass vase.
Close up of doll and birds on buffet.
Some of my Asian dolls around the tree.
The table with candle light.
The table with tree light and lights up.
Some of the other things I used for accessories on the table were;
some Asian candle sticks and Saki cups used as votive holders these all found at the thrift store for cheap.
I also put some of my little Asian dolls in wicker sleighs on the table.
Buffet close up.
Close up of Candle holders ( the little Saki cups did have black and red writing
on them also).
The dessert plates I found at the thrift store, close up.
Then the last change, before Christmas Eve dinner with our son and his family I changed out the dining table.
My good friend Marilyn from Calif. had sent me new Christmas linens and napkin rings and I wanted to use them for dinner with the kids.
Thanks to Susan at http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
for being our great hostess.
Be sure and visit her blog and see who else is showing their wonderful table scape this week.
Happy New Year to all, my God Bless you and yours in 2011!