We are all very busy this week so I just thought I would show you some of my tablescapes over the past few years ....the one above was themed 'Winter Wonderland' with it's snowy trees and frosty blue colors
As you can see lime green was the theme for this table and I made a lovely table centre piece from all the flora I could find in our woods ....I had such fun making it and it lasted for many weeks
I love the green baubles and ribbon I found to put in this centre piece
Twelve us for dinner on this year ..I think it was 2013 ....the numbers change each year
Icy blue centre piece for this table ....I love the blue wine glasses my son bought me many years ago
Crackers are typically pulled at the Christmas dinner table or at parties. In one version of the cracker tradition, the person with the larger portion of cracker empties the contents from the tube and keeps them. In another each person will have their own cracker and will keep its contents regardless of whose end they were in. Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat; a small toy, small plastic model or other trinket and a motto, a joke, a riddle or piece of trivia on a small strip of paper. The paper hats, with the appearance of crowns, are usually worn when eating Christmas Dinner. The tradition of wearing festive hats is believed to date back to Roman times, and the Saturnalia celebrations, which also involved decorative headgear.
I always make a large dessert table in the living room ...for people to go back and forth too throughout the afternoon
The lovely red candle holders in the centre were a gift from my Sister in Law..I am going to use them this year
Winter Wonderland theme for this one ...the gift tags saying ' Let there be peace on earth' I mentioned in a previous blog but here they are again for you to make for your gifts or table decoration ..I think they are so apt for this year especially ...I used a stiff card with silver glitter on the back (purchased from Michaels Craft Shop) and used spray adhesive to glue on the printed out tags then cut around them punched a hole and added a ribbon ..each guest took them home to use on their gift the following year
I think this is one of my favorite tables ...
Here is another of my dessert tables ...as you can see everything is homemade ....make things before time and freeze them ..then on the day it's easy ..in the 'chocolate' cup is a large amount of whipped cream ..yum !!
I just LOVE my rose bud plates ...I have a set of 8 of them and found them at the thrift store ..what a find
For this table I purchased lots of Angels and Nativities to tell the Christmas story from the thrift store, in a snowy white and pink table ...the candles were also from the thrift store..I used faux snow flakes, toilé fabric and white poinsettia's and trees to create a softness to the scape
Last year I asked Danny to decorate the chandelier that hangs above the table and this is what he came up with ..isn't it fantastic ....well done Danny
These are my favorite Lenox Christmas plates that my Son bought me years ago ....I used them for New Year's Dinner last year ....they are so pretty and special
I found this image online and thought I would share it with you as it makes an impressive dessert ....I am guessing but how I would make it is I would make a 6" or 8 " cake of any flavor I like and then make a Swiss roll or buy one from the bakery section of the grocery store or bakery ...and slice it in to thin pieces enough to surround the cake ...put butter cream on the top of the round cake or it could be square and put the cream over the side to act as a glue to stick the rounds of Swiss roll ...once you have attached the rolls around the cake pipe the top with either more buttercream (or you could just roughly spread it on and fluff it up with a fork) but I would use whipped double cream on mine ..then lay the strawberries on the top...very easy but delicious and oh so pretty
I love anything artsy I especially love sewing and vintage prints and shabby chic ...pretty feminine things to adorn the home