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Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS




THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS....


Hope you will join us and post some photos of YOUR beautiful Christmas decorations...

Since her party is on the 12th, I decided ONE of my
12 days of Christmas tablescapes would be FUN...
My sweet daughter, STACY LEIGH, gave me the
Williams Sonoma 
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS plates last Christmas.
I was so tickled, I couldn't believe it.
They are sooo adorable....the kind of dinnerware that can be dressed up or down...
just depending on my mood.
(See that COAL pillow in the background...YOU BETTER WATCH OUT...)
 Most of you know that I seldom have a formal type table.
We just don't live that way...we much prefer the more informal.

I know I am very unorthodox when it comes to setting my tables.
Most people would never mix things the way I do...
red and black plaid with black and white polka dots...?....shezzzzz

It's just more fun this way...:))
Due to the severe drought WEST TEXAS is in,
alas, I do not have pretty red berries on my beautiful HOLLY.
I am just thankful I still have my holly. ♥♥ It almost died during the triple digits weather. We just poured the water to all the holly plants and, at least, they lived.
I just add a few faux berries and it always looks so Christmasey.....
Like my candle ? I used music from GRAPHICS FAIRY and just used Modge Podge to attach it to the candle....
 Just plain white napkins with plain black napkin rings...
Flatware is by Horchow...during a huge sale. ">)

This table is actually set for a
brunch between friends...

The pretty wine glasses held
ORANGE JUICE...



 On the 3rd day of Christmas

♫♪...3 French hens.....

TODAY, we are going to make
CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT BARK   omygosh...we do love that peppermint.
Well, at least, I do...Mr. Sweet says PEPPERMINT is meant to SELL...
not to EAT...
Oh, you silly silly man.....
The above photo is from last year...
I need to gather my ingredients together for candy making this year.
WHITE CHOCOLATE (drool, slober, wipe mouth....)
and PEPPERMINT STICKS...
A marriage made in HEAVEN....!!
That's WILLIAMS SONOMA's candy on your left....pretty, hu?
CRANBERRIES...
fresh, frozen or dried...
I love them in absolutely just about ANYthing...
well, creamed gravy MIGHT not be too good with Cranberries..
and then again...it just MIGHT !!
 ♫♪♪ ...on the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
5 GOLDEN RINGS....♪♪♫
MERRY CHRISTMAS CRANBERRY PANCAKES
SWEET SMOKED COUNTRY HAM
ORANGE JUICE
DUNKIN DONUTS COFFEE
O HONEY
I am also joining in with
MOSAIC MONDAY
SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY
AMAZE ME MONDAY
MASTERPIECE MONDAY
MOTIVATED MONDAY
ON THE MENU MONDAY  bwaaaaa, I miss YVONNE

44 comments:

Vee said...

There's a lot going on Mondays! I remember that sweet dish set your daughter gave you from last year. It's growing sweeter already.

I don't know anyone who sets a table as beautifully as you do. Love the combinations and colors. You have an excellent eye for such things.

forgetmenot said...

Your tables are going to be beautiful this Holiday Season--I can clearly see that. Peppermint bark--love it!!! I have a Holiday Popcorn recipe that is easy and really quite good too. I will try to post a few of my favorite recipes before Christmas. Always a pleasure to come by your lovely ad interesting blog. Mickie :)

Olive Cooper said...

The plaid and polka dots are very smart together. I am inspired by your cranberry pancakes.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a beautul table! I love the fun mix. That makes it so much more interesting!

Barbara F. said...

I love your tablescapes, very cozy and inviting, and of course, for me, a beautiful table must have delicious food as the top priority, we can't munch on china. And you always come through with that, too! xo

Madeline's Album said...

Another great post. Your table setting is quite beautiful. Hope your holly bushes have red berries on them next year. Mine are full of red berries. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love those dishes, how perfect for you! Your daughter knows her mama! I love how you mix things up and make them fun and not stuffy for sure. Your menu sounds yummy too! I miss Yvonne also! Sigh....hugs, Linda

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love your tablescape BJ. what a wonderful gift Stacy gave you wow.

I think black n white with red and holiday decor goes great:) I think when we use what we love it just miraculously goes together like Magic.

I miss Yvonne too.

Michele Smith said...

Your table is beautiful. I love those dishes and that candle is awesome, that is actually the first thing I spotted LOL

Linda Chapman said...

Beautiful! Pure and simple. Just beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

What beautiful post. I love your tablescape and the dishes. And the peppermint bark is yummy. I am so happy your holly nush is ok, that drought was awful. I enjoyed your post and lovely photos. Have a great week!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love those plates. Almost bought them at the outlet.

Kelly said...

I always loved that song! Your plates are darling. I like the mix of patterns on your table too. I bet that brunch was good.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I really like those dishes! I sang that song in a Christmas play a few years back...so I am partial to it!

I like the way you mix things up...that is what makes it special!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love your black and red tablecloth and your combinations! You create beautiful tables BJ!

Daffodil Hill said...

So pretty and YUMMY!

Joy said...

Beautiful, everything looks so nice and festive :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! You always take the best photos and have the most fun! ♥

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how delightful your Christmas table is. I love your Christmas china.

Dawna said...

Love love love your Christmas table!! and cranberry pancakes,,,must try those! Stoppin by from Mosaic Monday...I love Mosaic Monday!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The table setting is beautiful, love the candle in the center and those pancakes look delish!

Lavender Cottage said...

BJ, you set a dazzling table. Don't know if I'd like the peppermint in my white chocolate - I always make almond bark.
Cranberries...I could eat them every day and stock up on the bags to freeze.
Judith

Kim, USA said...

Your plates are beautiful!

My Pearls

Artsy VaVa said...

Beautiful displays! I love the candle.

Holly Lefevre said...

I am coming to steal those plates! Love them!

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I love the plates!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Theresa said...

Love it dear BJ, that is my kinda table setting:) I love the plates, you have the neatest ones ever! YUMMM, peppermint bark:)

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the way you mix things up, The red plaid tablecloth is so pretty with your dishes and accessories. Way to go on the candle BJ! It's beautiful!

The French Hutch said...

bj, I have admired this set of Christmas plates since I first saw them. A beautiful collection and what a thoughtful gift from your daughter. I love the way you set a table, are you kidding? Most of us are casual most of the time. You share great inspiration. Love the candle and oh my this looks delicious, as always.
Enjoy your week as we countdown to Christmas. Oh my, it's only two weeks!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Loretta said...

Good Morning Bj...thank you much for stopping by to visit and becoming our follower...I so enjoy having new friends! Welcome, welcome, welcome to our house!
I love, love your blog...so full of color and concept...I just know we will have much to share...Again thanks for becoming my follower!

Best and Warmest Wishes,
Loretta

Marydon said...

G'morn, BJ ~ If we were neighbors, you'd be having a lot of breakfast company. Chuckle!

Send me your address sweetie. You WON THE GIVEAWAY.

Have a beautiful day.

Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Patti said...

Looks so festive...and I am with you red, white, black and plaids, checks and polka dots - it all goes together!! Where did you find the polka dot chargers - I might steal them from you!! Love them. I painted some checked ones last year but got burned out after painting 5!!

Susie Q said...

Love the plaid table cover and those sweet dishes! So pretty! You set such lovely tables...no one does it any better BJ. The peppermint and chocolate has me drooling!
Inspired to make pancakes tomorrow am...: )
Love,
Sue

Rita said...

Jut what I needed to get me in the holiday mood. For some reason I gave away most of my Christmasy dishes, so I settle for adding festive decorations on my table. I finished wrapping my gifts this morning!
Really enjoyed all your great photos;wishing you a wonderful week.
Rita from Canada.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The table is beautiful! What a lucky mother/daughter duo you are to have each other!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty and festive! Love the tablescape, BJ! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365 said...

Wow, I love those plates! I have never seen them before...why oh why do we not have Williams Sonoma over here in Australia!!??

I am so thrilled you join in with my Christmas party BJ! Thanks so very much for Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive...and for sharing your peppermint bark! YUM!

Best Christmas wishes,
Natasha.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Charming!! Some people got it and bj, YOU got it!! :)
We can always count on you for wonderful things to look at.
Hugs..yes..simpley CHARMING!
Mona

Pondside said...

I love your table. It takes style and elan to set a table like that - it's gorgeous!

Neabear said...

A fun tablescape! And the peppermint bark looks delicious! A fun post!

~Linnea

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love brunches and your table was fit for royalty, love table setting and the food looked yummy too~

My Little Home and Garden said...

Ohhh, I'd enjoy a plate of your 5 golden rings right now! I'd never thought of cranberry pancakes, but of course they'd be wonderful. ❄

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a gorgeous table. I have seen those dishes in person and they are just wonderful. What a great gift for you and I think they look perfect with the polka dots. Of course I like things a bit unexpected myself! This was really a pretty and fun post! Hope all is well-we are doing the hustle and bustle. I've been baking a bit and trying to wind things up. We have to have everything ready by Friday!

Becolorful said...

Do you have an extra chair to pull up for me? I'll be right over. I adore how you mix the polka dots and plaid. So much more interesting. Give them something to talk about is what I always say. :) Looks like so much fun. I'm sure your guests oohed and awed for days. Thanks so much for linking your festive table to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
Pam