Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Country Christmas Table

My first ever tablescape! 
I like a simpler more country look to my table, that I can take into the New Year.
I'm sure you'll recognize the flower vase from this post.

My first layer is this white and blue striped runner that I made out of vintage 
roll toweling. I just cut a portion off and then cut that in half lengthwise, gathered,
then resewed a section to each end. Thank goodness my table is small and that
I had a piece long enough to give a nice drop of ruffle on each end.

I crossed the first layer with a red cross stitch runner done in roses and vines. I'm not even a fair embroiderer, but I know great needle work when I see it and this piece is lovely!

Next, my white and blue snowflake luncheon plates. This one with a blue and white buffalo plaid napkin wrapped in a gold holly leaf and jingle bell napkin holder.

And the other two plates get a red and white plaid napkin in a holly and jingle bell napkin ring.Not sure about these napkin rings, they way they are shaped makes them sit at an odd angle. Why the mix of napkins? Well, I had two of the blue and three of the I had to mix it up a bit!

This blue and white serving piece (usually holds holiday treats) I'm using as a charger underneath the pitcher of flowers.  It has a beautiful gold flower in the middle and just look at those pretty! Don't know the maker as the pottery mark underneath is terribly blurred. Any ideas on maker?

 The transoms across the french doors are filled with wire bird cages, fluer de lis, faux citrus fruit vines and a sign declaring "Bon Appetit".
 I added the water pitcher with bunches of red and white poinsettias

 And tucked in a vintage postcard on a wire holder.

A little silver and light into the mix~~~

 A pair of Gorham Sterling candle holders given to me by a very dear friend (thanks Terrie). They're holding toile candles that I made by covering with tissue paper a few years ago.

And then I brought the heard of celluloid deer in. These were a find 
from last year.  They are a wonderful size and so very "dear!

My Merry Christmas Country Table

Thank you for popping in!!!
Happy Hunting and Gathering~~~


  1. Your table is so pretty and festive. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  2. Your runners are so pretty and the candles are lovely too. You set a pretty table.

  3. Very nice Christmas keepsakes. I love that family of deer. They are wonderful.


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