One of the things I love about pulling out the Christmas decorations are the memories they evoke.
A handmade gift from your child, or something he saved up to buy just for you. Maybe it is gift from a friend, or something of your mom's that start the memories flowing!
The centerpiece I used for this table is a pine cone basket I made for my mom years ago when pinecone crafts were the rage. Remember those cut fingers from trying to get the cones onto the form? Ouch!
I filled it with two small fresh poinsettias. I hope they last till Christmas!
The new is the plate and salad plate I used.
I have been wanting dark green plates for a long time. Never could find any. I finally gave in and ordered them from Pfaltzgraff last week. 30% off the sale price, free shipping and 7% back from mrrebates.com.
Come St. Patrick's Day they will be getting lots of use!
The salad plates are Better Homes and Gardens from Walmart.
The covered crock is from World Market. We don't have them here, but you can buy on line. Individual butter domes from WSonoma Outlet.
Deep red charger is from Pottery Barn, as are the napkins with embroidered holly
The napkin rings are little wreaths from Cmas Tree Shops last year, and were .69.
I hung a tiny ornament on the ring to serve as a place card. This is one I have used in past years. We have a group of friends that we always socialize with, over 36 years now. Our dear friend Don passed away suddenly last May, and finding this ornament with his name on it reminded me of the many holidays and good times we all shared. I know it will be very hard for his family this year, and my prayers are with them.
I remember him commenting that I needed to get a bigger ornament as no one could read the names without their glasses!
The glasses I have had for at least 20 years. I bought them on Christmas Eve one year on the way to Mass. They were marked down 50%, so I grabbed a few boxes. I have the on the rocks size too, but we use them for juice!
The candle holder is an old cheapy one I sprayed with ORB. Still looks black to me! :)
Flatware by Cambridge via CTS, and S and P were from a little closeout place Alma, The Tablescaper, and I frequented, called Mace's. Long gone, and they were .99 for the pair! Always an adventure there, treasure amongst the junk.
When people used to ask where I got something, I would say Mace's. They thought I said Macy's, and I let them think that!
I am joining the Porch Party too.
The little dots of light are the candles in the upstairs windows.
I filled the plant stand with some faux holly garland and added a plaid bow. The child's rocker holds a cutout fabric doll I made years ago, and since she is dressed in plaid, she is invited to the party!
The side door is red too, and decked out for the season.
Thanks for visiting me, I know how busy everyone is!
I am also joining Beverly for Pink Saturday, but it is holiday decor this week.
Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Holiday Tables
Diann for Thrifty Things Friday
At the Picket Fence for the Porch and Door Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.
Natasha's Christmas Linky Party