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Monday, December 21, 2009

Somebody asked.....

..."Aren't you going to do a Christmas table with your Red, White and Black?"
and.....
I said, "Why, of COURSE I am !"
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I sat a luncheon table for MR. SWEET and myself, using my same o same o dishes, placemats and flatware...
How neat it is that you can add a little holly....
a candy cane and more candles and....WALLA...you've got CHRISTMASY !
I love that!!
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I started this table setting off without a cloth...came back, however, and
decided all that black needed a white cloth to soften things up a little...
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My little tiny vintage pitchers always look pretty...
roses, holly, candy canes....they love to hold any number of things...
I love my little pitchers....
SHELIA, can you really love little, tiny pitchers?
shhhh...she is whispering all the way from the Gulf Coast to West Texas ......
I think she said, "You bet your sweet cream, you can!!"
*O, i just found out that she is on a BREAK and may not be whispering to me, after all...
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I know this is about the most SIMPLE of tablesettings...
*heavy sigh
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It's lunch time here, but I turned out all the lights and closed the blinds...
MR. SWEET is gonna think I am feeling frisky or something!!
*blush
what? in the middle of the day....in broad daylight!!
*blush blush.....
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I do like the white cloth better...not that it really makes one bit of difference...
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A great green salad...a grilled cheese sandwich and chips..
I love all kinds of cheese.......but my favorite is..
PEPPERJACK
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MERRY CHRISTMAS....
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* NOTE....I am really enjoying my CHEF SANTA, with his CANDY CANE shirt and candy cane in his pocket...I found him last year at HOBBY LOBBY...

NOT ON SALE ! :(

WORTH EVERY PENNY !!
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*'NUTHER NOTE...
I just found another fabulous Chef Santa and he is ADORABLE...
this tip came from sweet PHYLLIS over at AROUND THE HOUSE..
She said KOHLS.COM has them and I mean, I flew over there so fast, it nearly made me dizzy..
and, THERE THEY WERE...just like she said.
ON. SALE. !!
get this.....$16.00 plus shipping...5 something, I think.
I ordered one so quick...it is a gift for someone but....
shhhh....that someone reads my blog...
i'm just sayin'.....

....this is my KITCHEN CHEF SANTA...some of you have seen him many times....

I just took my LAST CHRISTMAS cake out of the oven...
GERMAN SWEET CHOCOLATE
it will go into the freezer until CHRISTMAS EVE morning, then it
and all the other CHRISTMAS baking will come out of the cold and
be dressed with frostings, glazes, powdered sugar, cherries....
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O....AIN'T LIFE GRAND !
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46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tee hee! I get to b e first at something for a change! Ha! Anyway, I loved your "frisky" table, but my favorite was without the white cloth. Don't know why and I might change my mind if I saw it in person, but in the pictures I just thought it was soooo striking and different. Glad you've finished your baking for Christmas. We ate all of ours except for the pecan pie yesterday and now I just have three days to recoup the "losses", but it was a great day so well worth it. I just love your Christmas enthusiasm and decorating skills. It all looks so very pretty and inviting. No wonder your family loves to gather at your house. Loved this blog! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

Love you!
Martha

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj...sometimes you just leave me at a loss for words! Thank you so much for those sweet words! :) Made me giggle!

I loved everything...SO Christmasy...(in..broad daylight? Now you got me blushing..) Not to worry..I am just jealous! :)

I loved the far off shot over the cakes. I love the closeups..but the distance shot really give us a better feeling for your home. And it really is just that! A warm and cozy home.
I love you back, bj!!
Mona

Stephanie Lynn said...

I adore the black and white polka dots...simply adorable! Everything looks amazing and so inviting! Happy Holidays!

Marites said...

oh, i love your table and Chef Santa. Actually, i love all you've shown in your photos. They look so festive and I can't help but smile at them. Got me thinking that I should do a little more decorating of our Christmas table too :) Happy Christmas!!!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Nice to see something a little different than all the fussy tables!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the black, white and red. I've decided that there is really a tablescape in almost everything if you just think outside the box a little bit. I'm having a hard time here in Orlando...they have HomeGoods, Pottery Barn, Stein Mart, Crate and Barrel, Ikea...oh my! I want everything!
Merry Merry!

Sue

salmagundi said...

It IS grand!!! Merry Christmas. Sally

Carol at Serendipity said...

Lovely table. The candles is your header are gorgeous. Good job and I think "frisky" is good!

Carol

Jeanette said...

What a lovely festive table! Merry Christmas.

Ralph said...

I think of the ubiquitous grilled cheese with the usual America,. But Jack cheese melts as well, and the pepper enhancements will make a fine sandwich! Your abode and decoration flair gives that artistry, but this art is approachable in your wonderful home. A fine visit to west Texas! Merry Christmas to all generations of yours!

Dawn said...

Simplicity is beautiful too and just what I need after a weekend with ALL the family!
Merry Christmas,
Dawn

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Bj, you made me laugh and blush :)

The table is beautiful. I have always liked touches of black in decorating. It is very anchoring.

Everything looks so Christmasy. Your home is very beautiful.

Merry Christmas
Hugs, Sue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi cutie.. love your darling tablescape.. The placemats are just toooo cute for words. I too had been by Phyllis and rushed to Kohl's on line and ordered the Santa.. he's on my counter a couple of posts ago.. don't you love how generous that sweet Phyllis was to share with us? Bj from our home to yours we wish you a Very Merry Christmas.. hugs ~lynne~

Blondie's Journal said...

Great post, BJ! Very simple and perfect for a Christmas lunch (which looks delicious!) Now, I think my hubby would see the sandwich and put all thoughts of friskiness aside. Men!

I love everything but I am feeling a bit of panic that none of those Santa's are available at Kohls, so I really must rush over. I'll let you know if I get one!!

Marry Christmas to you and yours, sweet lady!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Joops said...

If my Mom is still alive, she would adore your collection of dishes.

My Festive Rubies says Merry Christmas.

Marydon Ford said...

What a delightful table setting. So ceherful!

May your celebrations be joyous, BJ~
Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Dixie said...

BJ... first let me address the spam... I have my blog set approve all comments that post after 3-days... the spam usually hits old posts... but then, I started getting it on newer posts... so I changed my blog to only accept registered users which also included OpenID (which means the person can post under anything except "Anonymous". It's a pain for the Anonymous users, but it eliminates the need for most of your readers to do the word verification... and virtually eliminates the spam. You might give it a try.

Now.. to the beautiful tablescape... I just love it. I'm stealing the candycane idea for my Christmas buffet table! You have the most wonderful ideas!

Christmas Blessings. Dixie

Sue said...

BJ You cracked me up, you frisky little gal! Your b/w table is elegant and so pretty! I live in black, so how could I not like this table! I love the Kohl's santa and am ordering it. I saw it tonight - cannot remember where, but he must be popular in blog land.
I love your Santa and of course, like the mosaics. How DO you do this? I am mosaic impaired- I went to Picasa and screwed it up so bad. I need a tutorial bad! LOL
I am saving ideas too. I think I'll start making things in Jan. to be ready for next Xmas. I lost 4 weeks due to this darn head injury. I told Mr. S tonite that I'm starting in Oct. next year. LOL
Hope you are enjoying a great holiday season. Thanks for being a wonderful bloggy friend.
lotsa hugs, Sue

Stacey said...

BJ, your tablescape, your Santa, your home...it all looks wonderful! Your table reminded me that I have red and white polka dotted placemats that I never get out. Better take care of that!

Your lunch looks good too. I just grated up a bunch of pepper jack tonight for our tostadas. We had tostadas and pinto beans. Doesn't that sound good?

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Sending you hugs,

Stacey

Beth in NC said...

Everything looks lovely BJ!

Kathleen said...

Are you taking swigs of the vanilla while you bake? LOL..I make my own with a big bottle of vodka, so it is feasible!
Love your table and all your goodies..you sure have a lot of energy!
Lucky Mister!

luna miranda said...

wow, i didn't know a polka dot black & white placemat is so attractive! great idea! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

Self Sagacity said...

Nice idea for the pitchers. I love your candle holders. The Christmas mosiac is lovely.

Really Rainey said...

Hi BJ!
That black and white and red tablescape is really pretty and really Christmassy too! And that's a good idea to do all that baking then glazing and frosting and sugar dusting later! I think I'm gonna do that too. I'm making another red velvet cake like the one I made for my massage therapist! I think I'll make it square tho and just grind up a candy cane and dust the cream cheese icing last minute. thanks for the awesome idea!

Merry Merry
Rainey

Edie Marie's Attic said...

You set the prettiest tables in blogland! So festive & inviting I feel like I can sit down and have a cup of Christmas tea with you.

Merry Christmas sweet BJ!

Hugs, Sherry

My name is PJ. said...

THIS is my favorite so far! There is nothing like those three colors together: crisp, fresh, festive!

5 Stars for this one BJ!!!!

Theresa said...

LOVE the black and white and red! You can make anything beautiful, whatever color you use. Cute Santa Chef:) I am always amazed at how wonderful your house is decorated and I thought I smelled German Chocolate cake layers:) Looked good enough to eat!

Have a blessed day dear BJ!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love the tablescape B J!!! It's so pretty with all the contrasting of white and black with a splash of red.

My Ruby Tuesday is "Santa's Got a Brand New Bag"...HERE is the Permalink

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ
I love your table decor, black and white!!!
And also I like your candle holders.
Happy season and Merry Christmas to you and your BJ!!!

Love

Marcela

susan said...

BJ-Oh dear...you're hearing voices from Sheila and feeling frisky at noon :)---at least your table setting skills have not been impaired! I love the simplicity of this. Hope you have the merriest of Christmases and enjoy the fruits of all your hard labor! Thanks for joining Deck the Halls!

Chris said...

I love your table setting. You are a master at that. Now I would love to see a post of the recipe for that cake.

Merry Christmas,
Chris

Twice as Nice said...

You are too funny! I'll bet Mr. Sweet Nothing's loved his dessert the best!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Chistmas and a blessed New Year. Also a very happy and family filled Birthday to you!

Sage said...

I just love to come here and get inspiration to make my house look more Christmasy. Getting ready for my crew. Merry Christmas!
Rita

Dianne said...

your home is beautiful
I love the chef too
and you set an amazing table!!

Dena said...

Morning BJ,

Just stopping in to admire your German Chocolate cake *sigh* I told hubby about your buttermilk pie and he begged me to ask you for the recipe :) Is it one you can share by chance? Love your black and white tablescape!!!

XO,
Dena

Sarah Nicole said...

I love this setting! It's so wonderful!!

Thanks for sharing.
Stopping by from SITS.

Jackie said...

Beautiful BJ. Never really thought of black, red and white being very Christmasy....You made me change my mind.

God bless.

Tootsie said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend and a very happy new year

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Love the black and white! Merry Christmas!
Dena

Marice said...

thats really love :) black and white is perfect! ;)

u may view mine here

Auntie E said...

Love your table. Look inviting.
Happy Ruby Tuesday.
Mine is up: Ruby in the Snow

Chari said...

Christmas Greetings, sweet friend...

Hehe...frisky, huh? Did it work? Ohhh...I'm just kidding, I really don't want to know...that's just way too much info.!!! Hehe!

BJ, your red, white, and black table is gorgeous!!! I have always like these colors together! They just have a clean, "crisp", look to me...I love it!!! I do think I like the white tablecloth with the setting though...it just shows off those darling black and white polka dot mats better!!! Love your pretty dishes, my friend and that Christmas greenery is sooo pretty with them!!! I love your pitchers too!!! Ohhh yes...you can be in love with pitchers! I have many that I absolutely adore! wink!!!

I love your Chef Santa too! Ohhh my goodness, what a great price! I'm going to have to go and check it out!!! Thanks for sharing that info. with us!

Well Darlin', I know that I've already sent my Christmas wishes in your last post! However, it just doesn't seem right to not include them again!!!

Merry Christmas, my sweet friend!!! May the Lord bless you and yours this Christmas season and in the New Year to come!!!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, BJ... love all of you tablescape shots and the two Santas... so cute! I just wanted to drop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Blogging with you this past year has been such a pleasure, and I just wanted you to know that. Sending you warm hugs across the miles...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathleen Grace said...

Red, black and white, my favorites! Feelin frisky!? Oh you make me laugh so hard BJ. I never leave your blog without a smile on my face:>) Many hugs and happy returns to you. Merry Christmas!

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

BJ, I love your darling tablescape...and your Chef Santa is the cutest thing ever! Someone is going to be very happy when they open their gift from you...what a sweetie you are!

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