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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ANOTHER FUN CHRISTMAS TABLE

A lot of times when we have guests..especially if it's for a game on TV
or an extra special movie,
I set a buffet style table in the living room.
My favorite ICE KING SANTA CLAUS
always works wonderfully as a centerpiece..
I love him so much, I wanna marry him..
I love MARK ROBERTS FAIRIES and I am the proud owner of two.
If you came to my CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, 
you have already seen the both of them.

This beautiful CHRISTMAS FAIRY was given to me by
ANDE a couple of Christmases ago..
She has a private blog now. :((
I miss you, Ande.

Cutest little salt and pepper from WALMART clearance, last year.
They almost look like they are in a Christmas forest...

The GREEN flatware was on the clearance table
at DOLLAR GENERAL..
$2.00 for the 4 place settings..
Of course, they are very cheap  inexpensive and may not last through an entire dinner...:(

Cutest little CHRISTMAS PLATES...

The beautiful  VINTAGE green goblets were my mother's.
Bless her heart, everything really nice that she wanted, she always
had to either put them on lay-away
or just buy a few at a time.
I remember one year for Christmas, we gave her 2 ..
I am guessing that was all the money WE had....:(
She was so proud when she finally got a set of  8.
Now, I have them but...
I sure would rather have my little mama than these ole glasses !! 
*
While I was having breakfast this morning,
I took the time to thumb through some beautiful Christmas catalogs..
WILLIAMS SONOMA being one.
*huge heavy sigh.....
I found these ADORABLE
12 Days of Christmas plates..
I am sooo totally in love !

 I've never seen anything so darn CUTE !
Now, I would be LUVIN'
being able to set a casual table with these adorable dishes.
*
I had my post all ready and just  a few days before I was
ready to publish it,
I came across THIS table, set with MACKENZIE CHILDS COURTLY CHECK.
It took me 15 minutes to catch my breath and get up off the floor
and then she hit me with THIS....

MY COVETED DISHES...
BOTH SETS...
bwaaaaaaaa..!
HYPERVENTILATING  here...
;O)
I hope I don't forget to put
cookies and milk
out for MR. SWEET SANTA..
These store bought Christmas cookies are really good.
Not too sweet but...sweet enough.
Crisp and crunchy, if you want...
or
softer if you put them in a cookie jar.
I'm off to meet with my sweet friend, MARTHA,
for an ice cream soda
and exchanging of Christmas gifts...
...always F.U.N.
♥♥♥

MERRIEST CHRISTMAS..
I LOVE YOU ALL..
Linking with:
My thanks to all the hosts.
My thanks to DEBBIE of MOUNTAIN BREATHS
for letting me use her beautiful photos...

39 comments:

Debby said...

Merry Christmas BJ. I am so glad I found your blog. You are such a dear.

Donnie said...

What beautiful dishes and tablescapes. I loved the 12 days of Christmas ones too. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for sharing your life with us.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Merry Christmas BJ! Lovin' your Mom's glasses and I wanted to let you know that "Bill" sent me an e-mail, the 12 Days of Christmas Plates are now half price... just sayin:@)

salmagundi said...

The green goblets are beautiful, but the sentiment even more special! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Sally P.S. Just look at how grown-up Miss Deeds looks in her family picture!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love how you set up your buffet...it's always nice to be prepared for guests dropping in. Your green goblets are beautiful and your Santa's darling!

I heard the dishes are on sale...I think I might go take a peek!

Happy Holidays, BJ!

XO,
Jane

Vee said...

It must be fun to visit your place. You're an amazing hostess with an attention for pleasing and delightful details. What a nice story about your mother's goblets. She loved you far more than them so I know she's thrilled that you're enjoying them now.

Kathleen said...

Oh those green glasses are just gorgeous! And I envy your green flatware! I am on the llokout for some. They didn't have those plates at the outlet this year. They did last year though. I will keep my eyes open for them!
Your table looks wonderful!
A blessed Christmas to you, and don't marry the Santa! You have a good guy already!

Annie Joy said...

Everything is beautiful at your home! It's so nice that you have your mother's goblets. My mother is gone, too, but I treasure the things she left behind, just as you do. Hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday! Annie

LV said...

I am amazed at all the lovely things you find to share. I am proud for you and know you enjoy them. That is all that matters. I certainly like to look at them.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love it. YOu have great pictures, and what a wonderful home. It is beautiful for the holidays.
Blessings,
Debbie
And Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is a great buffet set up. I love your Mom's green glasses. I think the 12 Days of Christmas dishes are very cool. Maybe Santa will bring them to you??

Sherry said...

Wonderful dishes BJ. And I love your mama's green goblets! You have a very Merry Christmas!
Sherry

Debbie said...

Love those twelve days of Christmas dishes! My favorite thing, though, is the green goblets. I would love some like them. The fact that they were loved by your mom makes them all the more special.

Those Santa fairies are just wonderful, too.

I hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS BJ!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, I had to laugh, the item on your beautiful table that caught my eye first was the incredible green flatware! I wonder if our dollar store has them. I am sure they will last just fine and what a match for your heirloom glasses.

I agree, those 12 Days of Christmas plates are wonderful and you have me salivating at the Mackenzie Childs court plates now too. To think a couple of weeks ago I didn't even know about that fun and expensive little habit! Have a wonderful and magical Christmas surrounded by loved ones and filled with love dear.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Hint a little to hubby to read this post...you may just get your dishes....wouldn't hurt to try. Merry Christmas Trish

Entertaining Women said...

Keep checking William Sonoma. Those plates will go on half-price sale after Christmas, if they still have them in stock. If you go on their websit, click on 'store locator,' and when you get to that page scroll down until you locate 'Outlet Stores.' There will be a phone number for each of their outlets...you can start calling to see if they get a set...and they'll be a good price. Thanks for sharing your mom's green goblets...they are spectacular. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

Patti said...

I also had a big sigh when I saw the M-C table. I was also admiring the W-S 12 days of Xmas the other day - never imagined them together - sigh, sigh!! Someday!! Love the green flatware...eat easily so they last!!!
Have a wonderful holiday! patti

santamaker said...

Hey BJ, Love your tablescape and I have to agree with you about the 12 days of Christmas dishes. They're fantastical!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh that "Baking Santa" is the cutestttttttttttttttttttt! :-)

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd, the blog background is still here!!!!!!!!!! :-) -giggles-

Gentle Christmas-time hugs...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can certainly see why you want to marry that Santa...isn't he a handsome fellow! Your table looks wonderful.

We opened gifts from my dad night before last (we put him on a plane home yesterday). One of mine was the WS apron that matches those dishes. Twelve days of Christmas on a wonderful apron...I love it! Dad did very well with all of his shopping.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Adrienne said...

Love your buffet tablesetting! What fun to have such cute Christmas pieces to use on your table. I definitely think you need the 12 Days of Christmas dishes! They would be so right for your table!
~Adrienne~

we three dogs and me said...

Oh lucky you finding those dishes love love all your dishes and santas. I will be a follower

Zondra Art said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Kisses,Zondra Art

Kathy said...

Your photos are a amazing -What a fun, beautiful and welcoming home you have created for your family -Wow -Your blessed soul shines through on your posts-
merry Christmas -I'm sure you won't forget Santa claus :-)

we three dogs and me said...

Hi I can use all the help I can get to make a nice blog. On my blog they were all the same size but when I sent my link they all came out different sizes. So much to learn at almost 80.Loved all your dishes and tablescapes. Merry Christmas

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
What a cute Christmas buffet! Love the little fairies, they add such a whimisical touch! Enjoy your Christmas!
Fondly,
Pat

Connie said...

You are truly a kindred spirit to all of us "dish people". I can appreciate your excitment. They are really fabulous! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, when I was a young girl, my family would go around on Christmas Eve to visit family and friends and wish them a Merry Christmas. It's good to continue to celebrate our traditions and remember blessed Christmas' past. Wishing you and yours the happiest Christmas. Your posts where you talk about the things you and your Mom used to do still touch my heart!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

CHERI said...

I'm in Christmas envy!!! I love everything! Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas BJ! If there are any left, they have the 12 days plates on sale 50% off. I bought mine two years ago in NYC on sale, and also bought the "party box" that contained party invitations, paper plates, paper napkin rings, etc. You will NEVER tire of them :-)

I love your mom's glasses, and your beautiful tablescape. I see you have a birthday coming up soon, so I'm going to pop back over to send you sweet wishes!

Simply Debbie said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BJ,
I HAVE SO ENJOYED GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND YOU ARE SUCH A BRIGHT LIGHT IN BLOGLAND.
MAY I ASK WHERE YOU FOUND YOUR 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS PLATES...I PARTICIPATED IN THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ATC'S THIS SEASON AND IT HAS BECOME VERY SPECIAL TO ME.
HUGS SWEET LADY
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Julie said...

Merry Christmas BJ!! Thank you for all the uplifting and nice things you have written to me over the last year. ((Hugs))

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May you have the best Christmas of all with your sweet family tonight my Dear sister friend...Did I ever tell you I adore you girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Merry Christmas BJ! LOVE all your decorations! You sure set a pretty table!
Bless you and your family,
xoxo
Marilyn

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY B.J! Mine is coming up too, the day after Christmas! Happy Birthday to both of us!
xoxo
Marilyn

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh I love this beautiful table BJ! Your mothers glasses, how wonderfully special to have them to use for a wonderful family occasion! I need to start looking at Dollar General, the flatware is sooo pretty. I love that courtly check dinnerware too, I think it would go with a lot of things. Happy Christmas BJ:>)

Jenny Harris said...

What a pretty table. I love your Ice King Santa too - love the long beard! Your glasses are so pretty and festive for Christmas, but I understand what you mean about wishing you had your mom instead.

Hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas, BJ! It all looks festive! Of course I'm now thinking I have to have the 12 Days of Christmas plates. I gave myself the CC chargers last Christmas. ;-) The two do make a beautiful table. Don't usually have 12 for Christmas Eve dinner though. Guess I'd have to have a "big" dinner party. LOL
Thanks for sharing the joy, sweet friend. Enjoy the day! ~ Sarah