Happy December, my friends! I can hardly believe that the Christmas season is upon us. It is my most favorite time of year, and I must confess that I actually began decorating a little earlier than usual. With everything going on, we needed something to lift our spirits. So the kids and I got busy in early November decking the halls.
Today, I am so excited to be joining my tablescaping friends to bring you our Christmas tables. We are always blessed to be led by our fearless leader the gracious Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. A list and links to the participants can be found at the end of this post.
For my tablescape, I chose to use a simple centerpiece that can be displayed throughout the Christmas season. I wanted something low profile that wouldn’t be too fussy and get in the way of conversation. Therefore, I chose to use a magnolia garland accented with alternating colors of red and cream flameless candles.
Each placesetting is anchored with a red placemat and gold charger plate. For the plate stacks, I chose to use my Spode Blue Italian dinner plates topped with cute Christmas farm scene plates from Better Homes and Gardens. I purchased these plates several years ago. My go to flatware of Oneida Michelangelo and Godinger crystal stemware accents each setting.
Red plaid napkins with sweet candy canes tucked in complete each setting.
The china hutch is also decked out for the season. Christmas greens, pinecones, magnolias, and pheasant feathers create a festive touch.
My dear friends, I am so happy that you stopped by today! Your kind comments and visits always make my day. I was absent last week, because I was a little preoccupied. A few weeks ago, I lost my dear pet, Rusty. He was with me for over 16 years, and I along with my family loved him dearly. Rusty was always by my side no matter what and practically helped me raise my children. When my children were sick, he would lie at the foot of their bed until he knew that they were feeling better. If they were getting into something they shouldn’t be, he would be sure and let me know about it. My heart has been broken, but I know I was truly blessed to have him in good health for so long.
Knowing that I missed my Rusty so much, Mr. Bleu surprised me with an early Christmas present last week. When you see the photograph below, I think you will understand why I have been a little distracted. I would like you all to meet Miss Ruby. She has truly melted my heart and brought such a ray of sunshine into our household. Everyone is smitten with her, and she is already spoiled rotten. She wants to be held all the time, and cries when you put her down. I’ll have to admit with all the upset and craziness going on right now, she has been a welcome distraction. Sweet puppy cuddles are the best!
It is my wish that you have a most blessed and joyous holiday season filled with peace. I will be back soon to show you more of my home decorated for Christmas. Next up on the tour is Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is. Her tables are always gorgeous! Take care sweet friends, and enjoy your day!
Belle Blue Interiors
Home is Where the Boat Is
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Me and My Captain
The Zucchini Sisters
Calypso in the Country
My Hubbard Home
Mantel and Table
Living With Thanksgiving
The Little Yellow Corner Store
Life and Linda
White Arrows Home
The Sweet Sensations