Thursday, December 30, 2010

Three Generations-A New Year's Table

     It seems as if I've been away from blogging for a long time. I have discovered that when I travel, I just can't keep up with the blogging. I'm either too busy or too tired! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We enjoyed our time in Orlando with our daughter. We are now home, my dad is here for a few more days and we will be having the grandsons for the weekend. I just found out that my sister and her family are coming tomorrow for a while, it may be a few more days until I'm back to normal blogging.

     I've had this table planned in my head for a while. I wasn't sure if it would all pull together, but I think it did. I don't often mix/match my china, but I liked the idea of using these three different patterns to kick off the new year. I think that we should always look to the future, but never forget the past.

I started this tablescape with a large
cream tablecloth edged in white poinsettias.

     Cream napkins were made into festive "bow ties" by simply adding a small piece of ribbon.

The first china pattern belonged to my maternal grandmother.
It is Meito China, Made in Japan.

Next, we have my mother's china. It is Carlton by Castleton.

Last, is my china. Moonspun by Lenox.

The flatware is my grandmother's sterling silver and the
stemware is Fostoria Buttercup, a pattern shared by
all three of us.

     I wanted an elegant look for this table. I've had a very tall crystal vase for several months. I bought it at a "tag sale" of an interior decorator in Florida. I centered it on the table and filled it with white, silver and gold ornaments.

     The vase is surrounded by a white feather wreath, tipped with silver. I added tiny white lights and some frosted twigs to go with the winter elegance theme. The crystal candlesticks were a wedding gift of my parents. I've had them for many years. A few glittered stars from Pottery Barn are the only added decoration for the table.

This table was really beautiful after dark.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Don't Forget...

This Christmas...Indulge the child within you!

I did!

Eeyore and I wish you
a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

One More Christmas Table...Just for Fun!

     This table was just for fun. I grabbed a few things that made me smile and put them on the table. I started by turning my snowflake runner on a diagonal and adding red placemats.

One of my favorite snowmen, with a little
snowman on his back jumped on the table!

Several vintage ornaments in a variety
of shapes and colors are all over this table.

My husband's childhood Santa, dropped in to say "hello"!

Even the birds decorated for the holiday.

What is Christmas without a tree?

My big snowman doesn't seem unhappy with
all that weight on his shoulders.

The plates feature fun holiday cocktails.

After dark...

Merry Christmas to All
and to All a Goodnight!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Where Am I?

     I think many of us are having trouble keeping up with our blogs this week. I certainly hope I'm not the only one who is having trouble finding time to write, post and visit my blog friends. I hope you are all enjoying family and friends, have the packages wrapped and the chestnuts roasting. I thought I'd share a few pictures this week of what we are doing for the holidays. We had Christmas with my son and grandkids last week. My son is at home and will be joined tomorrow by my dad. We will be putting him on a plane in the morning, for now he is with us. So, my sister and her family, my dad and my son will all be together for Christmas. My husband, my daughter (who has to work a few hours on Christmas Day) and I will be seeing things like this...

Mary Poppins! Isn't she pretty?

The chocolate carousel at the Beach Club Resort.
This horse is names Shelly, do you see the seashells?
This one made me think of Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut.

Chip and Dale's Chocolate was spinning, sorry for the blur.

The Beach Club tree.

Don't let the "warmth" fool you. It is a bit brisk at WDW right now.
It is in the 60's in the daytime, but down in the 30's at night.

The tree at the WDW Yacht Club.

The lighting made it difficult to photograph the train.
Wouldn't my little grandson's love this?

Can you see the water tower? It is a snowman.

I loved this window display at the tea shop at Epcot.
I heard some woman complaining that it didn't look
lik Christmas. Well, it certainly did to me!

     This is the new shop in Epcot's Germany. It is Werther's Caramel Shop. Caramel covered everything! Corn, apples, strawberries, cupcakes, various candies and cookies all being made as you watch. You can only imagine the smell! I had a chocolate cupcake piled high with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel. Yum!

     We ended last night with a performance of the Disney Choir (in green) along with area high school choirs singing carols while the Christmas Story is being told by Trace Adkins. My daughter sings with the Disney Choir. Trace did a wonderful job, his voice was perfect to tell The Story.

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