Thursday, December 8, 2016

Getting the Christmas Tree Tablescape

I walked into Wal-Mart and could not resist these plates by Better Homes and Gardens.  I do not need new Christmas salad plates, but they beckoned and I answered.  I love the scene that it evokes, of times when we used to get a fresh tree.  In my childhood we did have wood-paneled station wagon, not quite as cool, and we used to go cut down our trees.

I set the table with these green napkins that I bought at Wal-Mart several years ago and the napkin rings I bought from the Style Sisters.

Here's a side view of the table.

Another view of the table.

I added a little candy cane interest with these candles and...

the candy canes on the table.

This table makes me smile!

I will share the recipe for the Cranberry Cheese Cake Bars soon.

Thanks for dropping by!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Santa Hat Tablescape

Hello, and welcome to my Santa Hat Table.  When my daughter gave me these Santa Hal bowls last year, I knew that I would be doing a tablescape with them.

They are so fun, and I knew I had the right plates, the basketweave brown, to coordinate with the rim of the brown bown.

I added mini Santa hats in each glass.  These are so cute!

I loved using bamboo napkins on this table.

Centering the table, is this wooden, low-profile candleholder, flanked by fresh greens and red and brown Christmas balls.'

Fresh greenery on the table, is, ooh so festive!

Just another view of the bowl and plates.

Thanks for visiting my Santa Hat Table!

We call him our Santa Cat when he wears this little hat!  He is such a sweetie!

Thanks for stopping by our Couch.

Celebrating Thanksgiving With the Neighbors

Hello Red Couch Readers, I want to share with you my Thanksgiving with my adorable neighbors.  They are next-door neighbors, and we really lucked out to live next to them.  They have three sweet daughters, and they just had an addition to their family on Saturday , a little boy!

This is the dining room we ate.  Ashley, the mom and wife, always does such a good job decorating.

 She made a cute butcher paper table cloth with painted handprints of her daughters and the parents.

Everyone was given a crayon so that we could write what we were thankful for.

 She had a beautiful centerpiece.

A close up of the centerpiece.

 Each placesetting had this cute sign.

 Using the crayon to write what we are thankful for.

Winco grocery store sells butter molded into turkeys for Thanksgiving and butter molded into Christmas trees for Christmas.

I love this chalkboard wall, where she always has something interesting posted.

Desserts on Log Cakestands

She made lovely hand pies.

Alice, Their Youngest

Their Middle Child, June, With Our Talley

Their Oldest Child

B. J, the Husband and Dad

Ashleyis a woman with a lot of style.  She delivered her baby two days later.  You might ask, why we didn't have Thanksgiving at our home?  We offered, but she wanted to do it.

It was a lovely Thanksgiving spent with good neighbors and friends.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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