Wednesday, December 22, 2010

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch Tablescape

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A warm Christmas welcome to my Red Couch.

I love the old "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" movie.  Maybe it reminds me of my father at Christmas.  He loved the Grinch movie and he loved ornaments.  Each year, he would buy a new ornament or two.  They were the ornate shaped glass ornaments.  He would hand out these delicate ornaments to us as we decorated the tree.  In the movie, the Grinch even took the one remaining ornament on the tree.

I began the tablescape with simple dishes.  The red glass ornaments are in a cupcake holder.  I thought that it was appropriate that part of the centerpiece should include ornaments.  The Grinch couldn't even leave one ornament in Whoville.

I made the yarn balls for a party for my Activity Day Girls (church).  I thought they looked fun and festive on this Grinch table.

Here's a close-up of the yarn ball.  Before they dried, I sprinkled glitter on them.  Our home has sparkled this holiday season because of the glitter on these balls!

I love this fun and bright colored pitcher.  I have two of them.  I bought three of them last year -- one for myself, one for my mother-in-law Geniel and one for a gift exchange at a family party. The young niece who received this pitcher, preferred the I-tunes gift card that I received, so we swapped.

The whimsical cake server seems to fit into this theme.  I made the ornaments out of ice cream, sprinkled with nonpareils and topped with a Reese's peanut butter cup.  I used holiday trimmings for the ornament ring; you could use red string licorice; I couldn't find it in my area.  They were fun to make and eat.

I dolled up this one with more non-pareils.  I have to tell you that I didn't know how to spell non-pareils -- and I WAS the winner of my third grade class spelling bee!  

Here's a sideview of the table.

Oops the Grinch left this fun hat!

I hope you have the Merriest Christmas!

Table Information:

Place Mats:  Wal-Mart
Red Dinner Plates -- Wal-Mart
Green Salad Plates -- Smith's Grocery Store
Red Ramekins -- Wal-Mart
Napkins -- Wal-Mart
Red Goblets -- Costco
Cake Plate -- Gift from Jacqueline
Pitcher -- Wal-Mart
Little Red Gift Plate -- Wal-Mart
Cupcake Holder -- Wal-Mart

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Elle Belles Bows said...

Love it!! I definitely love the ice cream ornaments. Thanks for sharing your talent! Kerri

michelle said...

love the red and green. Go walmart!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, I LOVE this Joni!!! What a cute table! LOVE the cake plate too!... And the yarn balls?? I've never made them using yarn, and did you make them using balloons, I assume??? I'd like to try making a few of these!... I made your neopolitan squares yesterday! They sure came out BRIGHT!!.. but they were delicious! I know the kids will love them! ~tina

La said...

This is such a fun tablescape. Cindi-Lu Who would love it!

Bonnie said...

So cute. You must have the biggest dish storage area ever. I do achievement days too. This is a great project. Could you e-mail me and tell me supplies you used (maybe after Christmas when you have some time).

Thanks Joni. Merry Christmas.

deb said...

Too cute - love it!!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Everythingh is so cute. I love that ice cream ornament, what a great idea. I also have that pitcher and the matching mugs. I think I will be using those on Friday. Merry Christmas!!

NaomiG said...

Oh my goodness... I LOVE this tablescape! So stinking cute! Somehow I've never heard of making yarn balls before, but now I want them badly. :-) Do you have a tutorial for making those?

Merry Christmas!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How darling -- Even the grinch would be Merry at this festive table!

Velva said...

That is a beautiful Grinch tablescape. The colors are perfect. I love it!!! It's a fun tablescape too.

Merry Christmas.


Jacqueline said...

What a fun table. My grandkids are a little confused (and scared) about the Grinch. I try to explain that people were just mean to him so he was mean back but then he changed. So fun. We have a grinch like that. I adore the red ramekins, I can't believe they are from Wally Mart. Too cute. Were they recent? Very fun grinchy green plates too. I love this. I may have to copy it!

Lynn said...

Cute table Joni! Lovin' the ornaments in the cupcake holder and that the plates match him perfectly! I think the Grinch was just misunderstood, and maybe needs a hug:@)

The Charm of Home said...

This is so cute! Love your Grinch. Your ramekins are super neat too. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Kelly Massman said...

How stinkin' cute!

Mary said...

What a fun Grinchy table! Those cupcakes are too cute! Hope you & your family have a very Merry Christmas :-)

Beth said...

Joni, Your table is really cute! I love the dessert ornaments you made! Very nicely done.
Blessings, Beth

Unknown said...

I sooooo have the bowl, measuring cups and rolling pin that match your pitcher and I love, love, love the cake stand! Check out my blog, on one of my older posts I have pics of the bowl set.
Cute, cute table!
Merry Christmas!

Marlis said...

I knew that cake stand had Jacqueline written all over it. Love the glitter balls!! Your cupcakes are darling. Your home is charming. Merry Christmas.

jninecostumes said...

Very clever and cute! Thanks for sharing

Sami said...

I love it, super cute! I can't wait to do one similar for my kids next year. My little girl is getting the same Mr. Grinch plush for Christmas and my son is getting Max.

Debbie said...

I just left your sister's formal table, and I came here to find just the opposite. How fun!! This is a theme I would never have thought to do, and you carry it out to every detail. I love those yarn balls.

Merry Christmas!

Tess said... adorable and clever to do a GRINCH Table!!!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

This is such a cute theme! I love the Grinch himself sitting on the cake stand:) I also love the ice cream ornaments, and the pitcher is adorable! Your achievement day girls are so lucky to have you! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a cute and fun tablescape, Joni! I love how everything works so well together. Love that cake stand!

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table you have made. I loved all your pieces especially the ice cream Have a Merry Christmas.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

The the red and lime green! It was my theme for Christmas presents this year too :) The Grinch was lucky to land in such a happy home as yours!

Merry Christmas, Joni!

Alycia Nichols said...

FUN table!!! So imaginative!!!! Have a great Christmas!!!

Entertaining Women said...

I love your whimsical take on Christmas. The cupcake ornaments are ingenious! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay