Sunday, December 10, 2017

This tablescape has gone to the dogs

I couldn't resist getting these dog gone cute plates from Pier1.  Dogs dressed up for Christmas, who knew.  I also noticed that this year HomeGoods has lots of dog decor for Christmas.  So with a few items I found there I put together this tablescape.


For the centerpiece I used a couple of doggie gift boxes, three tiered dogs and a cute snow globe that looks like a fire hydrant.


Now for the plates.  Pier 1 has this adorable set of 4 different appetizer plates with the cuties doggies on them.  This one is my favorite.



Here are the other 3 doggies. Each plates setting got a different doggie ornament and the ceramic bones are ornaments that I tied around the napkins.








Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's a candy Christmas kitchen continued

I finally finished the kitchen this morning.  I continued using the candy theme.  I like to decorate my corner sink area but it is hard to get good pictures with the faucet in the way.  This year I brought out my bistro man.  I haven't used him since we have lived here since he is pretty big but he fits perfectly in the corner.  This may become his permanent home.







I did just a little decorating on the kitchen island with my baking Santa.





Looks like a need to get some gingerbread houses to go with him for next year.



I just did a few touches above the refrigerator.  I added one of my soup tureens and a small tree.



For the tree is just added some of my small Christmas cookie cutters.



 And let's have one last look at the kitchen table that I did last weekend.






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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Plaid tiddings to you dining room


I think that I have gone mad.  Mad for plaid that is.  What doesn't scream Christmas but plaid.   This year  I have used different plaid patterns in my dining room.



I used two different plaid table runners to mix with my plaid plates.  I also mixed my Merry Christmas script napkins with another plaid pattern napkin.  I was going to add some plaid to the glasses but I thought that would be too much.




The chandelier also got a little bit of plaid tucked into it.



The buffet got more of the plaid treatment with the Santa and the plaid balls.




I even added a small Santa to the wine barrel next to the buffet.



I made up three candlesticks for the centerpiece.  I made the Christmas greenery candle rings for each candlestick.  They also have curled plaid ribbon tucked in.



One last look at the table.


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

It's a candy Christmas in the kitchen

This weekend I was able to get almost all of my Christmas decorating done.  I still have part of the kitchen and the family room to finish.  I like to use a cooking or candy theme for the kitchen.  This year it is candy.  I took my inspiration from these cute skating plates and of course added candy.



I just happen to have a small pair of ice skates that I found at Goodwill a few years ago.  They fit perfectly under the light.



I went a little overboard with decorations but I say "what the heck, it's Christmas".   Here is a close up the layers that I used for the plates. 


Overall I had fun putting this table together.  I will be clearing the table but I am keeping the light decorations as is.



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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Oh a camping we will go

I was trying to find something different this year to put on my table by the tree.  I came across this cute camper and truck at Target and thought it would fit perfectly and it did.



All I did was add some trees and snow to complete the picture.  I wouldn't mind having a small sign that says "trees for sale".  Maybe if I have time I can make one.  Here is how it looks on the table.



Maybe I need a little person next to the truck also.


Close up of the camper.  It even has buffalo check curtains and lights inside of all the windows.



It's a little hard to see the curtains.


Close up of the truck.  I love the wood panel look.


One last look


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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas in the foyer

I didn't get much done today inside the house.  Since it was a nice warm day today I took advantage and got the outdoor Christmas lights put up.  I was able to get the foyer done later this afternoon.  I love how it turned out.


I love how my new Santa fits right in with my tree. Even the Christmas tree in the room behind ties in.



I am so glad that I went ahead and bought him.  I almost passed him up.



I got this train from Kohl's last year and didn't get to use it until this year.  I think it looks great with Santa and the trees.



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