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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Someone asked....

aren't you going to do a
CHRISTMAS table
using your signature colors of
BLACK and WHITE and RED ?

I said, "Why, you bet your boots, I am.."
so I visited the past for a
BLACK and WHITE
TABLE FOR TWO....
One of my dearest friends made these adorable polka dot place mats for me..
I started this setting on a solid BLACK table but it was
just a little too ....emmm....ugly STARK for me
so I added a white cloth...
ahhhh, softer and much better..
There's those little vintage and, oh, so versatile
tiny little white pitchers...
I just filled them with  holly
and...walla....INSTANT CHRISTMAS...
....a candy cane, a sprig of holly and a
polka dot ribbon and I had
INSTANT napkin rings...
Have you ever imagined how versatile
BIG RED PLATES are?
I do love mine....
all year 'round..not JUST at Christmas.


It's amazing how a little holly..
candle light..
a touch of RED
can spell
C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S.
**


I leave you with Beignets puffs,
all covered in powdered sugar...
Please...
help yourself.
*
I am linking today with 
Thanks to all the hosts.

MUCH LOVE, bj

31 comments:

Pat said...

Love it BJ! Red, black and white! Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Just gorgeous, BJ! I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season down there in Texas! You table looks luscious, as always!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your black white and red table BJ, did you see Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen is having an all white tablescape linky on the 15th with a giveaway? I would love to see what you do with all white:>)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh I just poured my first cup of coffee, I'd love a beignet! Your table is beautiful-Happy Weekend:@)

Maggie B said...

Such a festive table and so chic. Love the colour combo.
Thanks for the sweet treat too.
Maggie.

Rita said...

Love your table for 2. your beignets look so good; wish I was at your place.
Rita

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Oh BJ, daughter and I always ordered beignets in Chicago at a restaurant on Michigan Ave. Love them!!! Yours look yummy!
xoxo

Mary said...

Love your colors!

Donnie said...

I love your black, white and red theme. So pretty and festive. I have tried to make beignets but they never taste the same as in New Orleans. Have a great day.

Theresa said...

YUMMMY, the red and black and white with the Beignets puffs... all just YUMMY!

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my goodness, that tiny bow just did me in! Bj..it is such a cute tablesetting! You did yourself proud!! And those goodies....

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ..what a sweet table and I love your signature black, white & red (all over, lol). Those beignets look like a little piece of heaven :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful table and you know how I love black and white with my signature color, RED!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

BJ I love this table. Amazing how that pop of red just makes it Christmas!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning my Dear friend...Ok I just knew you would throw in some food here ha ha!! I love everything you do girl and I so remember this from last year...glad you show us again...Many Holiday blessings to you my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

absolutely charming!

Blondie's Journal said...

I just love it, BJ...especially the little pitchers filled with holly. What a nice touch!

XO,
Jane

PEA said...

It looks gorgeous, who would have thought that black would fit in so well with Christmas:-) I just love the way you used a candy cane, holly and ribbon to tie up the silverware, I may just "steal" that idea for my Christmas dinner!! hehe You always give me so many ideas, thank you for that:-) xoxo

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

"Someone asked..."

Oh my, how could they *doubt* you, hu? -gigggles-

Mimi said...

Beautiful, BJ...yes, red plates are invaluable in tablescaping!

Shelia said...

Just Gawjus, BJness! You can do anything I've decided. You never disappoint me - you made goodies! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Just Lovely!
Think I'll use your napkin ring idea.
Black, red & white are my colors also... just fun year around.
And as always, I leave with my mouth watering... Beignets look scrumpious

Jacqueline said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I have been running like mad all day and now it is really after midnight but I wanted to hop on over. I agree with the red plates. I just bought some today. I adore your checkered tiered serving dish. Wherever did you get such a lovely thing?!

Mary said...

Love your black, white & red! Your beignets are calling my name :-)

The Tablescaper said...

Such a great table! Thanks so much for sharing it with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

BJ, I sitting her enjoying my morning with a cup of coffee and visiting my favorite blogs. One of those sweet beignets would be perfect. Thank you!
Of course you know I love this table setting. Black and white with a touch of red is always a good thing! ~ Sarah

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love the black, white and red, and oh, those Beignets!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ...

My friend, WELCOME to Sunday Favorites! I was just tickled pink to see your name on the list of party participants! Thanks so much for joining in with the fun! What a sweet post to revisit...your beautiful Christmas table definitely deserved a second showing! Girl, everytime I see black and white polka dots...I think of you!!! Hehe! It really is your "signature"! I love the simplicity of the white pitchers filled with the Christmas holly for the centerpiece...that's sooo pretty! You know, I am really missing my holly up here in Colorado! I had a bunch growing in my yard when I lived in Texas. I have a set of red dishes as well...you have probably seen them in a few of my tablescapes. You're right, they are so versatile...I use them all the time! Well Darlin', this has been such a treat! Sure hope you'll join us again for Sunday Favorites! You're welcomed any ol' time!

Have a wonderful day, sweet friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Brenda Kula said...

Black and white and red I see, and automatically think of you. But I do the same thing when I see delicious-looking food!
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delightful table BJ. I just love black and white polka dots, and you have definitely made it all look like Christmas. I love it. (If you keep showing us all of these goodies, you'll have to change your blog name to Sweet Somethings! YUM!)Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj, I don't know what a beignet is, but they certainly look yummy! Come over to my giveaway when you have a chance! Linda