Monday, December 19, 2011

Santa and Snowman

I hope you all are enjoying this Christmas season, though hectic it may be. By the time this post, I am already in Florida with one of my daughters and I am hoping at least 1 baby has arrived. But I am sure you will be among the first ones to know.

Before I left, I set this delightful table, maybe John will smile everytime he passes by it, even though he may be missing me terribly. I wish! LOL!

Anyway, I love santa and the snowman so I decided to make them my theme. I think they are both fun. I just bought this sleigh from another booth next to my booth in the store, for $5. I like that it is heavy and feels like bronze. You don't see it in this photo but it has 2 reindeers pulling it. Little snowman name plate holder is taking a ride on the sleigh.

I decided not to use a tablecloth but I used a red and green plaid table runner.
Ceramic chargers with "Believe" and snowflake inscribed. Underneath is a round silver (more like pewter) sequined placemat.

Snowman dinner and salad plates.

My ex co worker, Gwen, who just visited us, gave me a set of these stocking flatware holders. Aren't they cute? I think they give my table a touch of whimsy.

I have them in 3 main colors, red, green and white but I did not use the white ones this time.

Green and red stemware.
snowman placecard holder

I found this from another vendor at the store. It is a big lidded white urn with green grapes and it is a light. I thought it was unusual. The little cute snowman was $1 from St. Andrews thrift store where I usually give donations.

Do you see the gifts on the kitchen counter that I still have to deliver?

Looks like I just captured the blue hour. Look at that pretty deep blue sky outside!

Another shot showing the blue sky.

Here is a better photo of the urn light and snowman.

Do you like my Santa? Isn't he handsome? He is one of the many free Christmas items I got from my daughter's in laws.

ceramic Santa napkin holder

ceramic snowman napkin holder

The napkin holders were another thrifty finds. I bought them last year from another vendor in the store for $5 I think, and there are 6 of them. They are really nice and heavy and I like their shade of green color.

I also bought this big but cute snowman from another vendor in the store, for $5.

And that concludes my tablescape for this week and this should remain until I get back home, possibly in early February. John never takes them apart, lol.

I am glad you all stopped by, Thanks.

Thanks also to our gracious hostesses:

Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at

Susan for Tablescape Friday at

Sherry's Open House Party Thursday at

Dianns' Thrifty Friday at

Sherry's Home Sweet Home Fri at

Honey's Potpourri Friday at

The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at

Merry Christmas y'all!


Sonny G said...


you have outdone yourself. That table setting is just so pretty..
I love the plates and those card holders are the cutest ever..

Traci said...

This is a gorgeous table! Christmas tables are my fave!! I love your Santa.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Christine! I am loving all of the Santa's, the new sleigh and your dishes. The chargers that say Believe are my favorite!! Love the little flatware stockings, too!! This is just so cute. John is lucky to have it to look at for the next 6 weeks!!

Have a great time in sunny Florida!


Olive said...

It is so pretty Christine and I love the napkin rings. Enjoy Florida.

Lynn said...

That's a cute table Christine! Love the pretty stack of dishes, so fun:@)

Anonymous said...

Wow! A beautiful table Christine. Love the cardholders, the flatware stockings and all the wonderful color!


What an adorable and beautiful tablescape dear Christine, I love the plates, the santa is a darling. I like your new sleigh, it does look heavy which I like. The chargers are my fav. Have fun in sunny Florida and enjoy the baby's coming. Here, when a baby boy, usually, is born around C'mas they call Jesus. Lots of hugs and many blessings for you, for your daughter and all the rest of your lovely family. FABBY

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine! Oh, I love this sweet little table! Your dishes are precious! What an unusual and beautiful lit vase with the grapes! It's so pretty! Love all you little cute snowmen. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas, Christine!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Dolores said...

Beautiful table setting, Christine!
I wish you and your beautiful family much love, good health and happiness...Merry Christmas!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I can't wait to hear about the babies Christine!
I love that cheery and fun Christmas is just right!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Ate Xine,

First of all, I adore your new found toy in your kitchen.

I love wrough iron. So nice. I hope you stand and do all the cookings there §:-)
Hope you're enjoying your new floor too.

Wow, I smile when I see the snowman. Kuya John reminds me of him *ssshhhh giggles
Everything are perfectly sets and ready for the big family gathering.
Wish I am there joining the festive moment. Ay naku! Dreaming again.

Hope you will have a great Christmas.

Hugs to one and all.

Marlis said...

Merry, merry Christmas Christine!!! Your table is fabulous. I mean knock my sock off fabulous. I love the snowmen and the santa and those plates are just divine! I would smile all the time just looking at this. Hope all is well with you and the new babies..xo marlis

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The table is so pretty. I just love snowmen and those plates are so pretty. That Santa is gorgeous.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Enjoy your time in Florida.

A Hint of Home said...

Your dishes are adorable! The tablescape is beautiful!
Everything looks so festive! said...

So cute,I love the placecard holders and the china is so sweet. I hope you have a new baby too spoil, soon.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my home to yours my Dear friend..Give your mama a hug from me and just tell her to keep smiling..I love her smile..Hugs and love Gl♥ria

Terra said...

Your table is vibrant with color, lights, the Christmas vibe and good spirits. How sweet you left this festive look for John to enjoy.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I know your honey is missing you. What a cute set of snowman dishes! Can't wait to see pictures of your new Christmas grands! Merry Christmas!

Marigene said...

Do you have babies, yet? That has to be the best Christmas gift!
Your table is so pretty...cute plates. I really like that unique!
Merry Christmas to you and John, Christine.

Sarah said...

Christine, you are amazing. I'm not a mother nor a grandmother and I've still not gotten one holiday table set. LOL You are full of energy and creativity. This is adorable. Congratulations on the new grands! ~ Sarah

CJ Foss said...

Love that you set a table for your family to enjoy while you're done delivering babies. Thoughts and prayers for safe delivery. I love your nook stacked with dishes, just waiting to be used in some creative fashion. Merry Christmas, and congratulations. ~CJ

Entertaining Women said...

John will think of his extremely talented Christine each time that he passes your darling tablescape. Yes the mats arrived,and I love them. I want another one when you return home. I have 3 tables on the porch. Thanks for the peak at your design. Merry Christmas! Cherry akay

Entertaining Women said...

John will think of his extremely talented Christine each time that he passes your darling tablescape. Yes the mats arrived,and I love them. I want another one when you return home. I have 3 tables on the porch. Thanks for the peak at your design. Merry Christmas! Cherry akay

Cindy said...

Oh my Christine this is a beautiful table with snowmen. I love snowmen they are a favourite in my house along with gingerbread men. I can't wait to hear about the babies. The tableware is georgous, it is perfect with everything from the napkins rings to the snowman place markers. I so am going to use your utensil holder as a craft today with the girls for our Christmas table, thank you so much and best wishes and Merry Christmas

Rettabug said...

I had to stop by to catch up on your adventures & to wish you a very Merry CHRISTmas, Christine!
I'm excited that a new baby is on the way & so very sorry to hear about your flooded floor. You've been VERY busy!

LOVE your snowman tablescape! We don't have a bit of snow yet so seeing them on your table makes me smile.
Rest up & get all the snuggles & kisses you can while in FL.


Alycia Nichols said...

This is so exciting....TWO daughters having babies!!! You are just going to have the best Christmas ever!!! Can't wait to see photos of the newborns! What a great Christmas gift to your family! You created a wonderful table for John to enjoy for the long period of time that you are away. Wouldn't it be wild if you returned to find that he had not only disassembled the table you created, but set up a tablescape of his own??!?!?!! THAT would send you running for an oxygen tank!!! Great buys on the accessories, and that sleigh with the reindeer is just the best!!! I like the little place card holders, too! Everything looks wonderful! I wish you a Merry Christmas, Grandmama!!!

Helen said...

Your photos are lovely ... especially the 'blue sky' images!

Joyeux Noël

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a wonderful festive table. I adore the snowmen dishes, they are companions to the one my Gloria gave me a couple of years ago for Christmas. Hope all the flooring is going well...
Happy Holidays to you and your family. Hugs ~lynne~

Beth said...

Simply beautiful, Christine! I love the dishes, the old-fashioned Santa and the gorgeous green and white lantern!
Hugs, Beth

Robin said...

What a cute Santa table! I love that lighted is unusual. Have a Merry Christmas and welcome to your two new babies! How fun!

Robin Flies South

Susan said...

Christine your Christmas table is gorgeous!! You always have the most beautiful table scapes!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your table is fabulous, Christine. So festive and creative!

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Christine, such a sweet table! I'm sure John will smile each time he passes by. The snowman plates are so cute; I'm a big snowman fan (not so much a fan of snow, though). The place card holders and napkin rings are all adorable, too. Those little stockings holding your flatware add just the perfect touch of whimsy to the table; what a nice gift!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jo Ann said...

I love this! So pretty and colorful. Where did you find the beautiful snowmen dishes? Those are fabulous!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You have set a beautiful table Christine. It's also so much fun. Love the little sled.
Congrats on 2 more babies coming...How exciting. Enjoy your family and have a very merry Christmas and wonderful new year.

Elizabeth said...

I just love your table! This is my first visit but I will be back and hope you visit me at "simple pleasure" Elizabeth

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Christine, What a beautiful Christmas table! I hope you are having a wonderful trip and have a new grand baby by now. Merry Christmas.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Christine, your table is fabulously done! You know your John will missing you and looking forward to your return!

Enjoy your time in Florida and early congratulations with the babies!
♥ Jil

Cindy Adkins said...

Christine, your table is delightful! I love your snowmen dishes! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hugs, Cindy

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love the mini Christmas stockings you used on your table.


J.Rylie.C said...

So pretty Christine. So your hubs' name is John too? Merry Christmas!

Tara said...

What a festive table! It would definitely put me in the Christmas mood. Merry Christmas to you and your family Christine!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful tablescape, Christine! Love those plates! Catching up...LOVE that pot rack...and so fun to see pics of your kitchen with those wonderful brick floors...still one of my favorite kitchens in blogland! Wishing a very merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Your table settings are always beautiful, Christine, and this one is no different. And what a wonderful wife, to set a table for the hubby left behind. How sweet! Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Delightful, Christine! I'm crazy about touches of whimsy such as I see on your table. The bootie flatware holders are adorable. I'm glad to have your presence in my blog life.

A Hint of Home said...

Merry Christmas, Christine!

Regina said...

Merry Christmas Christine!
Warm regards.
★ Regina ★

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

GORGEOUS table, Christine! I am so behind in visiting blogs! Hope you had a wonderful day. I love your chargers! Where did you find the ceramic ones? Love that light on the centerpiece too! It gives the whole table a beautiful glow! XO, Pinky

The Tablescaper said...


I honestly think this is my most favorite table you have ever set. It's so full of detail. The sleigh is fabulous. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

I think you are the only person I know who has a light up grape tureen!
Love that you set a table for John before you left, it is adorable!
I read there is no baby yet, so prayers being said for a safe delivery!

Diann said...

Christine, this tablescape is so fun and cheerful! It just makes you smile and feel happy! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

Queenie's Vintage Finds said...

Your Christmas table setting is so pretty love love your Santa! by the way...I bet John did miss you girl :)
Big hugs,

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