Santa 'Scape

Inspiration for this Santa tablescape started with these vintage look Santa chargers found at Michael's last month. They were on sale for $2.50 each, and since I love vintage look things I couldn't resist getting them.

I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish. Click on her name for lots of inspiration. I'm also joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Thanks to these ladies for hosting these fun parties for us!

I made one other purchase - this pretty red lace tablecloth, it was only $7.99 at Ross.

I also used my new red goblets (featured in last week's tablescape) as well as the red plaid napkins, used last week. I'm going to get a lot of mileage from these!
I've had the red flatware for a long time and the clear plates. I used the clear dinner plates and clear salad plates so the charger picture could show through.

For the centerpiece I used these cute little Santa guys!

I collect cute and unusual Santas!

Here they are close-up:

I also have a Santa tree with these Santa elves on it. They elves all have wings, not sure what they are called.

These pretty Santas also deserve some recognition!

We have enjoyed this cheerful merry 'scape!

Here's a place for you to sit!

Can you see the puppet on a stick Santa is holding?

I have a "Santa on a Stick" I display on a curtain valance each year:
(I have him on a door knob here so he shows up better.) I found him at Tuesday Morning years ago.

Ho, ho, ho!! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Do you see what I forgot? 



Let's Dish - Copy Cat Christmas Tablescape

The picture above is from Pinterest, it was on The Everyday Home in November 2013 on "A Farmhouse Christmas."  I, along with Kathleen and a few others, have chosen this picture from Pinterest to do my Copy Cat Tablescape Challenge. Below is another photo of this tablescape. This is Anita's of Far Above Rubies blog.

Below is my version of this "Farmhouse Christmas" tablescape:

Cuisine Kathleen said she didn't have to buy anything to do her version, but I have been collecting things for this for a few months.  I bought these pretty plaid napkins:

They were only $1.99 each and I bought four (all they had.)

I looked for a while to find these pretty red goblets. I passed up several styles, but held out for these and I'm glad I did. They were at Beall's Outlet and were only $11.99 for four, and were packaged in a box for easy storage! I bought two boxes, and I bought them on senior day with 15% off!

The third thing I had to buy was this box(es):

I found them at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 each, but they were half price, or two for the price of one! I will later use them for CD boxes!

As you can see I didn't break the bank to do this tablescape. I had the white Dollar Tree plates already.

The white cups and saucers were from Home Goods a few years ago, and the place mats from Walgreen's a while ago.

I already had the white candles and I used faux greenery.

The centerpiece was very easy to put together.

Click on Cuisine Kathleen's name for lots of inspiration.
I'm also joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of fun as well.

Won't you join us, here's a place just for you!

 Merry Christmas!!



Thanksgiving Lilies

One last fall tablescape before starting with Christmas.  Inspiration came from these napkins I purchased last summer at Tuesday Morning.

My computer isn't cooperating for some unknown reason. These pics are posting upside down and I don't know if there is a way to rotate them!

As I plan the tablescape I draped a napkin on top of the green tablecloth over the back of the chair. You can see the beautiful pattern of the napkin

The flatware matches the small lily in the pattern, see above.

I found these pretty silk tiger lilies at Hobby Lobby and have had them in this cord vase. I think they are so pretty!

But I decided to go with a low centerpiece. I have had the orange mercury glass pumpkin a few years, I think it is from Marshall's.
 The little Pilgrim figurines I've had over 25 years.

The white dinner plates are from Dollar Tree and the orange salad plates from Ross.
 First I had the napkins beside the plates:

Then I decided I like them on top of the plate even though it covers up the orange.

This is a small simple, but striking Thanksgiving tablescape.

Here's a place for you, won't you join us?

 It may be a small dinner party, but we'll have lots of turkey and all the trimmings!

Just pretending! We have been invited to have Thanksgiving dinner with friends! I'm taking an apple pie and a pumpkin pie, baked by Cracker Barrel! So this Thanksgiving was easy for me!

I'm joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots more inspiration.

I apologize for the pictures being rotated wrong! If anybody knows how to help me, please do! Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!