Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Snowmen

 
 
 
Dear Red Couch Readers, welcome to my Christmas Snowmen Table.  I have had these cute snowmen salad plates for a long time, but haven't featured them in a table for several years.  I love them, they just make me smile :).  I also have matching mugs, but didn't use them today!
 
Here is a photo of the stack.  I added some little red bowls which we use all the time.
 
 
The centerpiece is my red lantern, festooned a bit for Christmas.
 
 
Just a close up of the festooning.
 
 
 
What would Christmas be without my red goblets.  For years our Christmas Angel, Aunt Ionia, would host Christmas Eve at her home for all the Culp clan.  At the "adult" table, she always used her King's Crown goblets.  My sisters presented me with these red goblets in memory of those magical evenings.  Later my sister Jacqueline sent me some King's crown that she purchased on ebay.
 
 
 
The plaid of the napkin is different than the plaid of the tablecloth, but I think it works -- at least for me.  The other day after my daughter's Christmas recital, I found some pinecones on the ground, and began to gather them.  One of my daughter's helped -- we made a funny picture in our dress clothes scrounging for pinecones.
 
 
Right behind my table is my red and white tree; I love the boldness of this tree, and especially love all the felt ornaments.  There are red lights on this tree.
 
 
Another shot of the tree.


 
A side view....
 
 
 
Thanks for dropping by Red Couch Recipes where I will be posting this at Tablescape Thursday.
 
 
 
You might wish to check out this recipe for White Chicken Chili.  It is delicious, and an easy recipe to throw together during the busy holiday season.
 
 
 
Table Information:
 
Red Dinner Plates:  Wal-Mart
White Chargers and Salad Plates:  Tai Pan Trading
Snowmen Salad Plates:  Grocery store, many years ago
Red Hob Nail Bowls:  Michael's
Red Goblets:  Costco
Flatware:  World Market
Napkins and Tablecloth:  Marshall's, after-Christmas last year
Napkin Rings: K-Mart, on clearance this year
Lantern:  Pier 1 Import


11 comments:

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your fun snowman plates Joni! And plaid is always a favorite of mine... Merry Christmas:@)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is as happy and cute as can be! Love it!

xo

Sheila

Sharlotte said...

Hi Joni!
I love your table, especially all those dishes! The red and white is such a great combination, especially for the holidays!
Sharlotte

Alycia Nichols said...

Really neat tablescape, Joni! I really like the "festooning" going on with that lantern! Funny how a lantern like that can be made to look so dramatically different with just the addition of a little something-something!

The Santa sweater ornament in the tree is SO CUTE!!! I would love to have about 50 of those!!!

In case I don't get a chance before next week, I want to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas!!!!!!!!

Marigene said...

It is so good to see one of your lovely tables again, Joni! Those are the cutest plates.
Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Oh, Joni! I love, love this table and the way that you mixed the plaids! Also, I am crazy about that red lantern and those white carved plates - they are beautiful!!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Love love love the red and white! Your snowman plates are adorable and my favorite thing on your whole cute table are the napkin rings! Can;t believe you found those at KMart! Happy Holidays!
Jenna

Tea in Texas said...

Your snowmen plates are very cute! The plaid linens are very Christmasy! I like your red lantern and the festooning.

Have a really great Christmas season!

Pam

tablescapesbybev said...

Lovely table! I especially like that lantern.

Sue said...

I love the felt ornaments too, and red is my favorite color:) MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family, Joni!

Kathleen said...

This is so cute! Love all the special touches!
Have a wonderful CHristmas, Joni!

Engageya