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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My CANDY CANE TableScape

There was to be a meme party, a tablescape copy cat, for the 14th but it has been called off.
I had my post all ready, so I decided to do it anyway.
 I brought back one of my favorite CHRISTMAS TABLES to KNOCKOFF. :)
THE ABOVE TABLE belongs to a long-time blogging friend, PHYLLIS,
that hangs out  AROUND THE HOUSE.
This tablescape is from several years ago and when I first saw it,
I thought it was SOOO pretty...
I love the casualness of it...the RED and WHITE color scheme
and the PURE FUN OF IT....



...JUST MY KIND OF TABLE....

           F.U.N.
Sooo, I HAD to try to recreate it....
I don't have the beautiful dishes that was used here, 
but, I had LOTS of RED and WHITE.....




Aren't HER cookies delightful ?
PLEASE do yourself a huge favor and visit her blog for some of the most beautiful EYE CANDY you will see all year.   
Would you kindly tell her bj said HEY ?
 THIS is my CANDY CANE TABLE
and I had so much fun, playing with it.
♥ ♥ ♥

I started making these delicious and cute CANDY CANE cookies when my little boy  was old enuf to eat cookies...he is now almost 48 yrs. old.....Sooo, I've been making them quite awhile.
We have them EVERY SINGLE CHRISTMAS.....

TRADITION, ya know !!
...don't you love TRADITIONS ? ...MEEE, TOO.
 ...candy canes......so stinkin' cute
I could only find ONE candy cane candle...
guess everyone buys them out before CHRISTMAS....
Most of my dishes are very PLAIN...
they are used for all sorts of holidays and dinners.
The solid white plates are from Pier 1
and the large red ones hail from Wallmart.
I THINK I bought the little red CHRISTMAS plates off Ebay....
but......wouldn't swear to it.


I have LOVED these wintertime goblets for years. I've used them to drink WINE...now THAT is a big glass of wine...
for water..
for tea...
for candles.....:)
and these beauties came from McDONALD'S, of all places...
THREE little silly g'girls in a HAPPY Christmas photo...
They are almost grown now....and I will put this adorable photo of them
out at CHRISTMAS TIME for all my life.....and it just MAY travel to Heaven with me.
♥ ♥ ♥
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
THANK YOU, PHYLLIS, for sharing your beautiful 
CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE TABLE 
with us....
and thanks for allowing me to COPYCAT you, as best I could. 
MUCH LOVE .....
Also joining in the fun with

47 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Soooo cute, BJ. I love your hurricanes with the candy cane striped candles.

Julie Harward said...

This is all so beautiful, you can't get more festive than red and white! I love the stripped candle and those glasses are just dreamy! :D

Marigene said...

What a fun festive table, BJ! The wine stems are really pretty...love the candy cane candles.

sissie said...

Hi BJ! I love your happy holiday table setting. Nothing cuter than candycanes and striped candles.

hugs
Sissie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

BJ,
what an adorable table. You make FUN so very well. Those little girls are so sweet and look just right among your candy canes.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj that is such a cute table~I love the red and white and candy canes. You did a great job! hugs, Linda

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh BJ that was beautiful. I have those same glasses with the Christmas trees on them. I got mine at the Dollar Tree. I cannot find any hurricanes right now. Daughter went to the city today looking for some.
QMM

Loretta said...

Absolutely gorgeous Bj...love love your color coordination..Wonderful job!
{{{hugs}}}
Loretta

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

Love your candy cane candle! Your table setting is wonderful...I would love to sit at that table with you!

I do have those red and white bird plates that Phyllis used. They are from Pier 1 and I think they still sell them,,,in several colors...just in case you wanted some :-)

Marydon said...

What a beautiful table setting BJ. The candy cane spreaders you won will look fab on your table. Really glad you won them now more than ever.

Parcel left today, sweet friend.

Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Red and white is always a favorite for Christmas. I looked all last Christmas for a candy cane candle...never did find one! Oh those cookies look great...my grands would love that!!

Bev said...

What a beautiful table! Love everything you did. You always amaze and inspire me!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Now that is sweet Bj! You put together such pretty table scapes. Heck everything you put together is pretty and I would say you just have that special touch of making it that way.

Barbara F. said...

Love this table, BJ! I always like candy canes for Christmas. I have some in my yard. I am going to pay Phyllis a visit. xo

Madeline's Album said...

Very pretty. I really like your candy cane cookies. Everything is just beautiful. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Madeline's Album said...

Very pretty. I really like your candy cane cookies. Everything is just beautiful. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

xinex said...

This is a very cute and fun table, BJ. I love the colors and love those stiped red and white candles....Christine

Hollace said...

Hahaha! I have those snowy tree goblets, too. We kept going back to MacD's for more drinks or Happy Meals or whatever to get another goblet. And I got a set of green goblets from Arby's! That's a lot of Diet Pepsi!
Love the peppermint table setting. Such a pretty candle.

laurie said...

beautiful table scape, I love that candle, i have never even saw one like that!

Anita Stafford said...

BJ, you are so inspiring! You can take a little of this and a little of that and turn it into a something awesome! The candy cane decor is so pretty and fun!

Olive Cooper said...

You are having fun BJ. Your cookies are adorable. I can just imagine how loved you must be by all your kiddos.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Oh bj....your table looks wonderful. This is kari from kari & kijsa (I'm not sure if you remember us)....but I just started a new blog and I would love it if you stopped by to visit!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your cute candy cane table. I've been looking for candy striped candles for ages....I swear I know SOMEBODY's got them!

Shug said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L E.......
hugs,
shug

Vee said...

Love the grandgirlies in that frame. I can see why you're especially fond of the photo. WHat a lovely table this is. I want to sit right down and have Christmas breakfast. Hmmm... I have yet to find a candy cane candle and have been looking all over. It is not going to happen this year, I'm afraid.

Lesley said...

Love the bird plate. Its from Pier 1 isn't it? I wanted to buy one of each color (red, green, and yellow) as it would match our living room decor, but I never got around to it. It looks so nice on your table!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! I love your little copy cat table! It's darling! Now you're giving Phyllis a run for her money! Your table looks wonderful! Love everything you've done! The candy cane candle looks so pretty in the big hurricane! I love a gal who loves to have fun! Fun is my middle name! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

debi huntsman said...

Well bj, I think your knock-off tablescape is beautiful! You have so many really fun dishes.

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Sweet BJ...you did a wonderful ode to candy canes....I love the red and white camdles in the clear vases,so00 pretty...loved the candy cane bread sticks...lov the christma dishes too...thanks for giving me a shout out...O am on a quest t0 have a total of 500 followers by the end of the year, wow thats a hard job. am trying to make up for the year I had my hand surgery......so this can only help...thanks sweetie, I'm your biggest fan....yuay for you...lol

My Beautiful World said...

Beautiful red and white love your table setting. Just found your lovely blog so happy I did I have enjoyed looking around so much. I'm now following you so I can visit often so nice to meet new friends, if you find a spare minute come and visit me sometime. Hopw you have a wonderful day.

Always Wendy

Daffodil Hill said...

Lovely! Love all that pretty red. It's just gorgeous.

The French Hutch said...

bj, this is just darling, I love it. Where to start because all your decorations on the table are so pretty. I love the Christmas place setting and your stemware is lovely. Love the big ole Santa and of course the candles.
I know the grands will love it.
Love it!

~Emily
The French Hutch

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

BJ....I love it all!!! It is so darned festive. Just simply gorgeous.

ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP PHOTOS is my link for today. Hope you can find time to visit with me.

Kelly said...

I love red and white together! Her table and yours are both so festive. I bet it was fun looking around your house to gather things for your table setting. It's always easier when you're working towards a theme.

Zondra Art said...

What a beautifully Christmas table! Everything is soelegant and festive, I like it!

Nice day, kisses:)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it BJ, so sweet looking! The one thing I do love is the picture of your granddaughter's, my daughter would have done the same with her girls, so totally cute!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Rondell

PS. I can't believe you got the glasses at McDonalds!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhh my gracious, how wonderful! And you have put candy canes into my head!

I feel a new Holiday blog look coming on!!! -giggles-

"Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat."

~~Mother Goose

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! LOVE the candy cane table and may just try my own table with a similar theme this Christmas.. So CUTE and FUN! I'm sure my kids would love it too!.. Love the picture of the "silly girls" too! Family photos don't ALL have to be formal and stuffy, right?! They look like they're having fun, and THAT'S what you want to remember most!.. If it's o.k., I'm grabbing a cookie on the way out! They look so GOOD!!.. Hope you're enjoying this holiday season! ((hugs)) ~tina

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Candy-Canes-I-Am!!! ,-)

Told you... You inspired me, for my new blog look. :-)

Thank you!!!

"Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat."

~~Mother Goose

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Oh my gosh! You did a wonderful job of copy catting. I love your friends table but I love yours just as much!
You sure have the knack of making things so beautiful, warm and homey.
I love your dishes I loved your candy cane candles,I loved this whole post, that's because I am in love with red and you used this wonderful color in such a wonderful way!

Hugs
Iris

forgetmenot said...

Too pretty!!!!! You are so talented and creative. What lovely festive tables you create. Mickie :)

Rita said...

Again you have me in awe; surely all your festive dishes makes it so attractive, but you have the talent to display it the right way.
Are you sure you don't work for some fancy magazine and pretending you're a humble blogger?
Don't ge mad; it's a compliment that I can make cause your my friend.
Hugs,
Rita

Julie said...

Both tables are just adorable and as you said - FUN!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi BJ!

Love all the red and white... but I spy a wonderful quilt on the wall that goes so nicely with those colorful little Christmas plates!

Your table is beautiful just like the one Phyllis did. I will go right on over to visit her.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Kathleen said...

It's lovely, BJ! I bet your home is a warm and cozy Christmas Cottage, filled with love, that is for sure!

Annie Joy said...

BJ, I love your red and white Christmas tables. I have red and white dishes and decorations, so you offer me a great deal of inspiration! Thanks! Annie

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I love your fun, Whimsical, candy cane tablescape! The tradition of the candy cane cookies and the silly grands photo are delightful!
Fondly,
Pat