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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Tablescape 2008

Thanks to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting another fabulous Tablescape Tuesday! Be sure to stop by and see all the beautiful tablescapes!
Well, remember back on my fall tablescape post where I said if I still had breath in fall of 2009, my dining room WOULD NOT be that hideous white, well I don't lie...unless it's regarding my weight :O) I'm a tad alot impatient, so this is my "new" dining room. It kind of tickled me because the paint color is called "Foxy" by Sherwin Williams...that might be a sign, don't ya' think?
We had a few of hubby's co-workers over for lunch...
I had bought these green ostrich feathers (clearance - Z Gallerie) for the top of the big Christmas tree...suffice it to say, they looked yucky! Not sure they look much better here, but I decided to take a walk on the wild side...going for a woodsy theme this year.
Now, I know this was tacky (a confession), but you do see plastic forks and spoons in the photos...I'm really short on time right now! I know that's not a good excuse, but it will have to do! Please forgive me, Miss Janice!
I don't have a good chandy for decorating in this house, so it has these beaded green garlands...In the background you'll see the drapes that are waiting to be hung...as you can see, even with blinds, we need them. Still looking for the perfect rug...


The sleigh is new from Pier 1 this year, and the Mark Robert's fairy (I think he's the bookworm fairy) is new from a consignment store at the beach (same place the Brinn's Santa came from in the earlier post). The owner didn't know he was collectible, so I got him for $7.50 compared to around $36. Happy Dance! He is missing the string used to hang him & the registration card, but I'm ok with that. ;O)

You will see various birds and acorns scattered throughout the middle.

This was the party favor....little brown Santas in little baggies!

Now, (another confession), I had my dining room painted just before Thanksgiving. When we looked for our SC house, 2 years ago, I saw window treatments (similar to the ones waiting to be hung in the background - right side), and I wanted a dining room like that one - I guess you could say it was my inspiration. Plus, it coordinates with other rooms in my house. But, I have to admit, that since the holidays, I have had 2nd thoughts about whether or not I like 'foxy'. It doesn't coordinate with all of my red and green Christmas decor, so I had to change up my dining room tablescape this year to brown and green. I'm thinking I might should have had the dining room painted the color of red seen in the powder room in a previous post, but don't tell my D.H. - I want to have a MERRY Christmas! ;O)
So, here's wishing you lots of tablescaping, bloggy love for the holidays!

37 comments:

Gollum said...

This is scrumptious. I love the paint color--it's beautiful. And your china and crystal in the cabinet looks fabulous.

I will be right over for my goodie bag.
Hugs,
G.

ceekay said...

I love how you used the different tree toppers. Very pretty. I like the paint color. Merry Christmas!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Tare, ;0

It's all so beautiful. You made a gorgeous buffett tablescape. LOVE the wrought iron screen. ~WOW~ How awesome! I forgot you told me you were painting. It sure came out nice.

Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday my friend.

~Warmly, Melissa :)

tam said...

Everything looks perfectly gorgeous! Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas!
~Tam:)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Tar!! I love the entire look of the dining room. Who but you would have a "foxy" dining room?!?!

You can just mail that cute goodie bag right on over to me!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Deb said...

I love the new paint color! Everythings beautiful and the food looks delish! I can over look the plastic, you know. I'm the queen of PLASTIC! LOL!!! Merry Christmas to you! Deb

Bo said...

Hey Tar...I almost forgot to look at your beautiful tablescape because I was so busy looking at your gorgeous china cabinets & their contents! I'm digging those feathers too...I must add I like your DR wall color very, very much...your home is furnished & decorated so well. ♥ Bo

mbkatc230 said...

Really beautiful. I love that mirror above the sideboard. and your tablescape is gorgeous. I think the paint color is perfect, but if you want to repaint I won't tell hubby lol. Kathy

Ally0005 said...

I like the color of your dining room. It's different and gives a twist to using different colors for Christmas. The green you used is the new green for Christmas this year. I've seen it all over.

Ma'dame French said...

The table looks wonderful and the color in the dining room totally fab;) I'm partial to red though (lol) Thanks for sharing your tabel scape it looks gorgeous!! French

Happy To Be said...

Its all just beautiful girl..love the clors..and I also love your DR..hope you have a safe and blessed Christmas..hugs and smiles Gloria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely table! I love all of your decorations, and I particularly love the ornaments you are using in your candlesticks! That is such a beautiful buffet! Great job!

XO,

Sheila

laurie said...

I love those tree toppers in the candle holders. They had such drama to the table. Your tablescape looks so pretty. Have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Foxy is fabulous!

Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous!

Merry Christmas!

ann said...

THOSE CANDLE HOLDERS ARE AWESOME.EVERYTHING IS ELEGANT AND REGAL.YOU ARE GOOD GIRL...ANN

squawmama said...

Good Morning Tar... I love the "FOXY" color of your dining room but I can also see where it may not be conducive to the holidays... Still you did a beautiful job decorating and made it work... Simply gorgeous... I loved your little favors... the only problem I can see is that I wasn't there... LOL LOL Have a spectacular Tuesday... Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Liz said...

Your dinning room is beautiful!!! And your buffet isn't shabby either!

: )

~Liz

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I don't know Tar...I'm a BIG fan of that paint color! You could always go metallics & green for the holidays.

And you know those feathers would be perfect @ your beach house, don't you? ;o)

Susan said...

Beautiful job. I love all of the details!Have a Merry Christmas

Kathleen Ellis said...

Everything is gorgeous!!! Including the paint color...it really compliments the woodtones in your furniture...and I love the pop of color against the walls of the green ostrich feathers...beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Shelia said...

I love your dining room wall color and your table is magnificent! Have a glorious Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Gorgeous! I like it all!
Linda

santamaker said...

Hey girlie, what a spread! Lovely and looks like you are ready for a big party! Where did you put my invitation? I still didn't receive it. Lol...
Your dining room looks like the same color as mine. I really love it. Hope you grow to like it more.
Beautiful decor!

White Iris Designs said...

Gorgeous..I love your mix of elements!
Merry Christmas!

nikkicrumpet said...

That looks SPECTACULAR! I love the tree toppers in the candlesticks...heck I love it all. I think the color combo is very elegant. I wouldn't change a thing!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

It looks great...I don't want Miss Janice to know that I used clear plastic folks for my party last night either.

Miss Janice said...

Bless your heart! I love your dining room wall color and the tablescape. I went through the photos two times to find that plastic flatware. And...so what? It's never a big deal! Remember, hospitality is all about making others feel welcome. People just want to be entertained. I love this tablescape with the colors and the food--it's inspiring! I am also looking into that china cabinet of yours...love those dishes:-) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Beth in NC said...

I am impressed! I love the color and the tablescape is beautiful!

Our mountain house has a mustard color in the dining room ... and I've gone back and forth about that as well. I know what you're saying. :o)

Lana G! said...

Wonderful buffet table! Excuse my reach as I grab a plate and fill it up with all that goodness!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

restyled home said...

Oh my goodness, everything is so beautiful!! Makes me wish I had a formal dining room...

Thanks for being such a great blogging friend to me this year, and for always leaving the sweetest comments. I am always happy to see you pop by, and I am glad yours is such a fun place to visit, too!!

Merry Christmas!!
Linda

Ticklish Mermaids said...

Merry Christmas! You inspire me!

ASHLEY said...

i think that looks so beautiful! you've done such a nice job...i think! merry christmas!

Ticklish Mermaids said...

Beautiful! I love the birds! I am awful at tablescapes...you have inspired me!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, gorgeous table...love all the decorations! I'm so jealous of your big dining room...mine is pathetically small. I love your wall color. Live with it a year or so and you can always repaint it later, if you still have some doubts. :-) Would love to see the drapery fabric. Susan

Chris said...

How beautiful you have made everything. Just loved your tree and all the Santas.Have a Merry Christmas, Tar and I'll be back after Christmas.

Hugs,
Chris

Envoy-ette said...

Wow! Food on the table! I bet your guests were impressed...how could they not be? I like your paint choice-very soothing.

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