Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hope you get a BOOT out of This~Lunch with Santa

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If you have been good, Santa wants to dine with you!
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I got these cute placemats at the Pottery Barn Outlet a few years ago on sale.  He holds a plaid napkin.
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Santa hat platters are also from there.  I have a smaller version too.
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Santa's chair is marked with a cotton apron, .99, from that closeout place I talked about in my last post, Mace's.
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A bright red ceramic boot that I made in the "olden" days is filled with fresh greens from my yard, and a plaid package garland.
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A shiny black bowl  to match Santa's belt, by Aroroc, is topped with a red crock from Cost Plus.  The bowls were from Cmas Tree Shop, and .50 cents.
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Treble clef flatware from BBB, clearance and then less 20% was a real deal.  The black mugs are by Nautica, and I got them in the clearance store of Pfaltzgraf for .26, seriously!  Good thing that place closed before I started blogging, or I would be on an episode of the Hoarders!
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Christmas Ornament salt and peppers, I forget where I got them.
So pull up a chair and tell Santa what you want him to bring, he is all ears!
For the Food portion tonight I flash back to dh's Rugelach.  Tis the season to break out the cream cheese and make these tender morsels that melt in your mouth!
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You can see the recipe and directions here!
It is hard to have just one!
Next week I will celebrate my 3 year blogaversary .   It was Dec.3rd, but I have been busy!  Come back for a chance at a gift card.
I am joining:
Susan for Tablescape Thursday
Gollum for Foodie Friday
Diann for Thrifty things Friday
Beverly for Pink Saturday.
Thank you for taking time out of your holiday preparations to visit!

62 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Those rugalach look divine. Happy 3rd Blogaversary! I am so happy to have found your blog and always a treat to visit. I also miss that store Mace's, always found nice things at great prices. xo

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  2. Wow! Everything looks amazing. I just love your dishes, especially the hats and candy cane striped ones.

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  3. So wonderful! I like the peppermint place settings especially. Out here in Oregon I haven't see many of the stores you mention for bargains, so I'm quite jealous of BBB and the Pottery Barn outlet and Hobby Lobby. But, it's probably just as well since I fall in love with dishes...
    That dessert table looks amazing--all those goodies at one time! Oh, my!

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  4. PS How did you make your ornament placecards stand upright? I imagine you used 2 wire hangers to hold the card in place?

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  5. Happy Blogaversary!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3 years is fabulous! I love your santa table, love those hat planters. Funny about hoarders:):) Me too!!!! Stop on over to see my candy table AND who had lunch here with me!!!! XO, Pinky

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  6. Sweet tablescape...I laughed at the Hoarders....all us bloggers are right on the edge of that I think!!

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  7. It's a real Merry Christmas at your house. Everything looks so festive and sparkling.

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  8. Festive table! But I want to be first on line for those desserts. Especially the rugalach.

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  9. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is so Beautiful for the Christmas Holidays. looks so festive Santa is going to be so HAPPY !!! I love your dishes I'm quite jealous. The pottery Barn is a great place for dishes.
    I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  10. Incredibly cute table, Kathleen, and the buffet setup is wonderful! You are so talented!!! What a neat idea to tie an apron on as a chair back!!!

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  11. Your dessert bar is beautiful K, wish I was there! Lovin' the cute little covered crocks and wouldn't mind one of those Santa aprons myself! Happy Festivities:@)

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  12. What a fun and cute table. I like the Santa theme! Love that boot! hugs, Linda

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  13. What a wonderful table!The old man himself would be proud to dine there.
    Cathy

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  14. Look at the island/table full of goodies! Yum. Rugelach are some of my favorite things...

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  15. This is so sweet! What a great table dedicated to the man in red.

    The island of goodies looks too good to be true!

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  16. Delicious post Kathleen!
    This is the cutest setting.

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  17. We can always expect to see some amazing goodies when we come here! I love your boot...perfect! Happy holidays! ♥

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  18. Your table is darling, Kathleen! I love those whimsical plates! The boot centerpiece is the cutest!

    I have to check out the recipe...never heard of it, but I am not much of a baker.

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  19. Oh my goodness! I smile every time I visit you, everything looks so inviting and festive, inspiring!

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  20. Kathleen, the table settings are darling and that spread of sweets is amazing. You have been a busy lady!
    Enjoy the holidays! ~ Sarah

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  21. Wow - three years! How time flies! Glad we haven't gotten the boot where we are now :)

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  22. That is such a fun table Kathleen! I want the boot! hehe. And the s&p ornaments...tooo cute!
    Did you really bake that much already? Holy Cow girl...you are amazing!
    Cindy

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  23. A whole new idea! I have never seen decorations with the pop of black for Santa's belt and boots before. I love that.

    Happy Bloggaversary! My second one is on the 26th. I know... what a goofy day to start a blog.

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  24. I love Susan's comment about getting the boot! Congratulations on your third year of blogging...time flies! Love your festive table, and I would be hanging around the rugalach.

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  25. Just made Ina's rugelach for the first time last week for my cookie exchange. I wonder if I can convince my husband to make them for me:-). Probably when hell freezes over! He only makes eggs & hot dogs. Love all your baking.

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  26. Santa is just too fun! I see he and Mrs. Claus are sharing the same peppermint candy plates (my post this week!) The apron marking his chair is just too cute and so is the boot centerpiece. The red and white just make the table pop. I love your little red crocks. What fun they are to serve in and the hat plates are great too. Santa sets a great table!

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  27. Hello Kathleen! Your table is so festive and bright. Your dessert buffet is wonderful. Happy Blogaversary!!! Pat

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  28. Wow you really go big when you do something, if you cant get in the Christmas sprit from this post I'm not sure what else will work. I've never had rugalach before but i have heard of it though! Richard

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  29. What a fun and festive table!! and your dessert looks delicious!! Thanks for your sweet comments. Merry Christmas!
    Meredith

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  30. Love your table but I have to admit I want to come over to eat your COOKIES!lol Merry Christmas!

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  31. Your table is beautiful, as always...but I keep going back to the photos of your baking...girl, you have been busy! Do you have an elf helping?

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  32. Oh my gosh, I just want to readh right through the computer screen and grab some of those cookies to eat!! Your tables are always the prettiest!!! LOVE this wonderful Santa version too! Merry Christmas to you!

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  33. How I would love to have lunch with Santa and it would have too be at your place; looks so good.
    Rita

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  34. I really want to dive right into that array of goodies -- I have to get busy tomorrow and make some myself.

    Those Santa placemats are so cute, as is the boot -- everything looks so festive.\
    ETS

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  35. I really like the black accents on your holiday table. That Santa placemat is too cute. I did Mike's Rugelach last year and it WAS definitely yummy. Too lazy this year :-)

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  36. I've been a very good girl,so Santa better bring me what I've been wishing for! Love all those goodies in your kitchen- wish I was close enuf to stop by for a taste of them all! And your table is adorable w/that boot and those peppermint plates are absolute fun. I haven't set a holiday table yet- laziness, I know- because I have so many sets of Christmas dishes. I need a swift kick in the pants. Or maybe your boot! LOL

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  37. That jolly guy in red sure has helped you bring a festive look to your table!

    I love Rugelach too. I have made Ina Garten's recipe and agree with your that it is hard to have just one :)

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  38. How absolutely adorable this table is and your dessert presentation is GORGEOUS...I'll just stand right here in easy reach of all of the goodies, okay? Love your window over the sink. Your house looks so festive!!

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  39. Neat place mats. As always, your goodies look fabulous.

    - The Tablescaper

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  40. What a wonderful idea for a fun table scape, Kathleen! Your santa boot makes the perfect centerpiece!

    Your dh's Rugelach look so good, as does your whole cookie display.

    I just returned home from a fun two weeks celebrating Christmas with my kids and grandkids. This week and holiday will seem very quiet now.

    Happy 3rd blog anniversary! It's so good to vsit here every week!

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  42. Your table is so bright and festive. Love all the red with black accents. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  43. I love how you pulled together the cheerful Christmas table setting. And the desserts look so good. I may have to drag out my cookbook and make something!~Ames

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  44. I dooooo love this table, sister friend. It is so cute....bright...and festive.

    And those desserts...oooomy.

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  45. Are the desserts on your island and, if so, is your island RED ?

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  46. Beautiful santa table, Kathleen! Everything looks so happy. Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

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  47. Hi Kathleen, How cute is this? I promise, I've been a nice girl. Can I dine with Santa? Love those darling peppermint plates. It is all just delightful!

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  48. What a darling table.. I love love the apron.. how darling. Your whole table is a festive affair! Merry Christmas, xo marlis

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  49. What a fun table Kathleen! And OMG, can I just grab a chair and sit at your island of goodies? Got coffee ready? LOL Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!

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  50. What a cute, fun, festive tablescape!! Your hubby's rugelach sound & look wonderful. How nice that he has this tradition of making them for the family.

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  51. Wow! Look at your amazing table! I love all your Santa things! So cute and festive!

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  52. This is all adorable! Love your Santa stuff collection!

    The food looks marvelous!! Wish I was there!!

    We've had company and I'm behind with blogging, etc., but ready for Christmas.

    The Christmas Fiesta plates are new (new last year) they added more pieces this year. I think I may be getting some as gifts! (Fingers crossed!)

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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  53. Merry Christmas my friend Kathleen! I wish you and your family a blessed holiday season and all the very best in 2012. I wish I had those little peppermint plates they are darling!

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  54. By the way - your kitchen looks like a little cafe filled with delicious goodies and warm inviting decor - so much detail here, I will have to re-visit to take it all in!

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  55. Fun Table, so full of cute things! You constantly amaze me at how many darling items you are able to combine to make these wonderful tablescapes.

    Hoping all it well at your house & that your preparations are all done. Its been CRAZY around here! Whew, what a whirlwind season!

    Hugs & Merry CHRISTmas, my friend,
    Rett

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  56. Dear Kathleen, I just dropped by to wish you the very best Christmas ever, along with your dearest family. Your kitchen in all the plaids it's wonderful and your dishes are beautiful, as always, such amazing tablescapes. Thanks for the recipe of the goodies! I haven't stopped cooking and baking this last two days. My girls and grands are coming tomorrow, so I need to be finished and blogging makes me rest for a half hour at least, lol!
    FABBY

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  57. I had to drop by again to wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new years. Your pal from Amish Stories. Richard

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  58. Cute tablescape and yummy goodies, Kathleen! A very merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

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  59. Your tables so appeal to my sense of fun, and that's what it would be to be at one of them. Kathleen, I'm so glad to have you as part of my blog life.xox

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  60. Oh No! You've found a new bargain shopping place. I was already so jealous of the CTS and others you frequent. That apron is adorable, and I love those cute Santa place mats, platters, and plates. Your kitchen island looks so pretty and so delicious! Love the way you covered it with the red cloth and added the pretty runner. laurie

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  61. All the pieces are so cute and unique. Mike's rugs I have to try sometime, every time I see a photo of them I start to drool!

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