Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas At The Farm

     My previous (and first ever) blog featured a tablescape with my farm scene dishes.  I already had them all out, so I decided to try to morph the tablescape into a Christmas tablescape.  As of yet, still, I haven't decorated the house.  Thank goodness my dining room is decorated with the tablescape.  I'm running behind this year.

I didn't have a table runner that would look nice, so I ran off to Kohls and bought this one, along with the napkin holders.

The centerpiece is an old piece of raku pottery I bought about 20 years ago at a local pottery shop in Alton, IL.  I filled it with cutting from the tree in my front yard.

The red ornament candle holders I received in a "pass the trash" gift exchange at work.  I went out and bought another one. 
The silver candle holders were purchased at Kohls last year.
I received the red wine glasses from my mother-in-law several years ago.

I enjoy deocrating the buffet behind the table.  I placed my Waterford wine glasses, again a gift from my mother-in-law, now deceased.  I sure do miss her.

This tablescape is the start of my Christmas decorating.  I'm just not in the spirit yet this year.  Maybe this will rev me up.  I sure hope so.




  1. I love those dishes, they are so versatile. Those red candle holders are great. I noticed you are in Missouri...guess we are neighbors, sort of!

  2. I've never heard of a "pass the trash" Christmas exchange. Sounds like a fun idea! One man's trash is another man's treasure, so it seems like an ideal situation!!! Well done!

  3. Your Waterford Clarendon Hocks are gorgeous! You can just never go wrong with Waterford. I'm sure that as much as you get done for Christmas will be just enough...whatever it is. Stay encouraged! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  4. Beautiful. And I think it's cool that you were able to use a cutting from your own tree. I made this weird Halloween decoration (the grandkids liked it), but I used limbs from our trees, and I LOVED that. After living in subdivisions that had no trees, I think it's great to be able to incorporate some nature.