A week from today is Christmas! Doesn’t it seem like we just did Thanksgiving? The older I get, the faster the time goes, and the longer it takes to get everything done!
Well of course, when I was younger I never had time to go to lunch with friends during the school year, and never during the Cmas season! But today, I had a little shopping trip and lunch with my loooong time friend, Gail. We had a lovely time catching up, one of the joys of being retired!
You know Gail, the one who gifts me with all those wonderful tablescaping goodies! We found some bargains at Christmas Tree Shop. She had a great iphone app, so we got 20% off our whole order! I think I need an iphone.
I’ll save what I got for another post, on to tonight’s table!
Nothing on this table is new. I started with a red and white snowflaked check cloth I got for 90% off last year AFTER Cmas. I think it came to 2.00, and it is cotton.
Next came the lacey charger from Ikea that Alma gave me for my birthday.
A red and white swirled plate, a lacey white plate, and then a little bowed bowl, all from CTS.
The centerpiece is an inverted striped bowl with a red ruffled bowl on top. I used oasis and filled it with fresh greens, mums, babies breath and candy canes. I used a snowflake embroidered doily underneath. My friend’s mom made them many years ago. It reminded me of the edge of the charger.
Napkins are dish towels from CTS, and the red flatware is by Cambridge, via CTS. The little candy striped butter plates were .25 after Cmas. Candy striped salt and pepper shakers were 1.00.
I used a floor length cloth underneath the checked.
Red stems are from CTS. The striped pitcher is by Nautica via Pfaltzgraf.com I used a polka dot pedestal to stack the striped boxes of cookies as a take home.
A little striped spoon from WS is used for a place marker.
DH is feeling well enough to make the traditional Rugelach. Thank goodness, as I don’t know how, and I don’ t want to learn or it will become my job!
You can see the Tutorial here.
CandyS you won the gift card. I haven’t heard from you yet with your address.
Next Wednesday’s Let’s Dish will be published early, maybe Mon night or Tues morning. I know everyone will be busy Wednesday!
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