HO HO HO Ladies! Tonight is the challenge!
Please link only if you took the challenge.
Show us the picture of the TABLE you are copying first, then your version.
If you didn’t do a challenge table, save it for next week, thanks!
There is also a gift card give away tonight , celebrating my 5 years of blogging. You must be a follower to be entered, leave a comment saying you want in!
I chose a picture from last year’s WSonoma catalog. I have been saving it for inspiration.
I didn’t have a plaid rectangular cloth, so I used my round table.
I have had these pine cone candles for years, and finally they came in handy!
I added a little greens and baby’s breath so I could have a fire hazard. :0
I used silver flatware, Calypso by Towle that I got at Cmas Tree Shop for 16.99 less 20 %. You can find it at Pier One for a lot more.
Next came a black charger, plaid plate from WSonoma, on sale last year in the Outlet.
Next came the WSonoma salad plate . They were a hostess gift last year.
Plaid napkin, had them for years, and a cracker. I didn’t have plaid ones, thought about wrapping these in plaid wrapping paper, but then decided, nah!
I added a pine cone for the name tag instead of around the cracker.
The large and small lion head tureens are Apilco, from WS Outlet.
The WS table doesn’t use a centerpiece, or in this case an “off center piece”, but I didn’t have any little wood sculptures like they used, so I took a white cake pedestal, wove tartan ribbon through it and placed a tartan Santa on top. I surrounded him with fresh greens, mums and baby’s breath.
Glass stems in clearance at CTS, .99, and tiny brush trees are on each plate.
I used 2 simple candle sticks, they used 3, but my table was smaller.
It was interesting as I did the table, I wanted to change things! But the idea of the challenge was to duplicate the picture.
After I was done, I added the lions head soup bowls. In the WS pic there is a soup spoon and tureen, but they don’t show a bowl. I decided we needed a bowl, so sue me!
That’s my take, you be the judge!
I will definitely do this again next year, I thought it was fun. Yes, a challenge to stay true to the inspiration, but it makes you think! I usually put the center piece in the center, lol, but I resisted and left it off to the side.
How did you do? Did you find it enjoyable?
Please be sure to mention you are doing the challenge in the body of your post, and link back to this party so your readers can see the other entries.
Turn off your word id,BLOG NAME FIRST, and visit as many as you can. As I said, only link this week if you took the challenge. THANKS!
The winner of the give away will be announced in my Seasonal Sunday post.
Thanks so much for visiting, and an extra big time thanks for all those who took the challenge!
Some peppermint bark for you!
I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday, Diann for Thrifty Things Friday.