Back at the beginning of November, I discussed simple Thanksgiving place settings. We’re now at the end of November, and our thoughts are filled with Christmas. Have you put your tree up yet? Many of us start decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, there are many types of get togethers including a brunch with friends, an afternoon tea, a holiday party, Christmas dinner, and New Year’s Eve. If you are having guests for Christmas dinner or a party, you’re probably in the planning mode now. Deciding on the menu and dividing up the dishes among us is what happens in my family. Who brings what.Read More
Several years ago I got a really cute thrift store snowman in blue, white, and silver. Last year I never got to use him as I used the blue, white, and silver Santa for my table. I was determined to make a table with him this year.
Next week is the beginning of October, and many of us are looking ahead to colder weather and all the holidays to come. Well, just it’s just cooler weather here in Florida, but I like that. The next few months are filled with special times: Halloween with treats and decorations, Thanksgiving to remember to be grateful, and Christmas a time to share our joy. The last 6 months have been far from normal, and I must admit, I’m not as enthused about the holidays as normal. So today I am doing positive affirmations and remembering the reason for the season. Even after recent events of the pandemic and the worries about tomorrow, we need to start thinking ahead and planning what we can do to make this Christmas a special one even if it’s different. With that in mind, here are some of the things to consider.Read More
I’ve been decorating for Christmas. I’m quite enamored with snowmen for Christmas. Living in Florida, I usually can only make one on the beach with sand. I made a cardboard box snowman the other week, and he is adorable on the front porch. I added wintry Christmas to the dining room with pine cone trees and an angel. Read More
For Christmas, I hoped for a vision of white and gold for my holiday table. Using vintage table coverings layered starting with a winter white lace, a topper of satin, and the final touch of sheer white with gold.
Recently I bought a new holiday planter with red poinsettia and vines in a small gold tub. I added a chocolate Santa and gold elements to give it height and placed it on my green Depression glass cake stand. This is the inspiration for my table.