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Monday, December 22, 2008

~Tablescape Tuesday~ A Traditional Christmas

Thank you Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for hosting Tablescape Tuesday. Check out her blog for all of the participants.
I have to admit, I really don't have alot of dinners at my house. We usually go to my parent's since there is more room. This year, however, we are eating here, so the table will stay just like it is for Christmas dinner.
The plates you see on my table are from.......The Dollar Store! Yep, I got them when I moved into this house about 4 yrs. ago. So many of you have such gorgeous china, I need to invest in some, but for now, these will have to do. The napkins came from T.J. Maxx, I picked them up a few days ago. The tablecloth came from J.C. Pennies last year. The centerpiece is made out of a thin garland that I shaped to fit around the candleholders. I added ornaments, apples, and ribbons. You can now click on the pictures to enlarge them.

I made the napkin rings out of beaded and bell garlands.

After I took these pictures, I tugged on the tablecloth and streched out these wrinkles! lol!




See the crystal snowman? He's one of my favorite Christmas pieces.


I spy a crystal mouse!

I've been meaning to show you my front door and snowmen, there's Sassy peeking out!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Thanks for your visits!

46 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen,

The Dollar Store? ~WOW~ They are just gorgeous!
Now I REALLY need to go buy me some Holiday dishes. ASAP... :)
Love the tablecloth too.
I'm now on a tablecloth search. LOL!
Amazing presentation.

Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday.
~Melissa :)

tam said...

Kristen Your home looks gorgeous! Very pretty and festive! I would have never guessed the dishes were from a dollar store! I am sure everyone is going to enjoy Christmas at your house!
Wishing You and Your Family a Very Merry Christmas!
~Smiles~Tam

Gollum said...

This is so pretty, Kristen. Your talents as a designer are so abundant. Me, I love Dollar Store--along with Big Lots and Fred's, too. K-Mart's Martha stuff is wonderful...and Walmart makes me crazy to go there, but they do have the neatest things. These places are a tablescapers secret weapons! For Thanksgiving, my clear dishes came from K-Mart, 12 dishes for $16. Hope you have a blessed Christmas,
Hugs,
Gollum

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Your table looks very beautiful and elegant. I love the crystal mouse...so cute! Have a lovely dinner with the family.

mishebe said...

See even the dollar store can help make a table beautiful.

Deb said...

Beautiful! I just love how your table decor and colors blend through out your home. Merry Christmas to you. Deb

Bo said...

Hi Kristen...I never would have guessed Dollar Store for those beautiful plates...and your centerpiece is so lovely...long & low. Wonderful job on your front door too! Merry Christmas, ;-) Bo

Wendy said...

Kristen,
Your house is beautiful. I love everything you do.

Merry Christmas
Wendy

once in a blue moon... said...

very pretty! i LOVE cheap dishes, it gives me great thrills adding new pieces, constantly, daily. ok hourly! my hot spot is homegoods, like a moth to flame...

it all looks lovely, enjoy the bargains, you can get so much more bang for the buck!

merry christmas and thank you for sharing~

Ma'dame French said...

Kristen this looks gorgeous! It's all about how its put together not the cost! You did great with those plates! The tablecloth is so pretty;) French

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen this is so enchanting. I did spot the crystal snowman. I can see why it's your favorite. Those mice are sure making the rounds aren't they? What a beautiful entrance into your home..
from our home to yours,
Merry Christmas,
hugs ~lynne~

niartist said...

It's absolutely beautiful Kristen! I loved your Christmas decorations when you posted before, but now with this beautiful tablescape, I'm super jealous! :) Have a merry Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pure loveliness! I can't believe the Dollar Tree, though I can because they have GREAT things! My favorite store these days!

Just a wonderful presentation, and I love your door, too! Beautiful!

XO,

Sheila

squawmama said...

Good Morning Kristen.... As always whatever you do is simply gorgeous... I love the tablescape it is so festive... And I practically like that it isn't so high you can't see anyone around the table... so it can stay on... also your entrance is beautiful... I love it... Have a funfilled Tuesday... Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

laurie said...

Kristen, this is such a beautiful table. Those plates from the $ store are perfect, and love that tablecloth. Your front door looks incredible. Have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I can't believe those plates cam from the dollar store!

Your Sassy looks a lot like my Gizzy. ;o) Love your front door decor...it's beautiful!

Liz said...

Your dining room is beautiful. I love the chairs. I also think that your tablecloth is awesome!

Merry Christmas!
~Liz

PS Love the front door!

Shelia said...

Morning, Kristen! Your table is beautiful! I don't think the Dollar Store carries this pretty of dishes now. They're really beautiful. You sat a gorgeous table. Love your centerpiece. You're amazing! I want to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Buffie said...

It looks beautiful, I love the little touches of whimsy like the mouse too! How cute! And the snowmen are adorable!

Buffie

Susan said...

Beautiful table...and the entry to your home is inviting!

Have a Merry Christmas!

profenretraite said...

Wow Kristen...gorgeous! I really need to hit the dollar store! Everybody keeps finding such amazing stuff! Love your centerpiece, too. Beautiful tablescape...Debbieagwally

Happy To Be said...

This is just beautiful Kristen..and the $ store is the best..I can't go a week without going into it..hope you have a safe and blessed Christmas dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

White Iris Designs said...

Ooohh I love your table cloth & napkins!! Your table looks great!
Merry Christmas!

ceekay said...

Love that Dollar Tree. Everything is very pretty and festive. Have a Merry Christmas!

Bobbi Jo said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love the table.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

PAT said...

Beautiful tablescape, Kristen!

Merry Christmas!

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Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! L♥ve and Hugs :) Shauna

Kristens Creations said...

Does anyone know what David Santos said? I would love to know, but I don't speek spanish, I think that's spanish? Thanks!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kristen...your table is gorgeous...can't believe you found that great china at the dollar store! Beautiful centerpiece! Love your entrance, too! Everything is just beautiful...your family/guest will love it all! Susan

Miss Janice said...

Well, you are the Christmas decorating Queen! You must work from morning to night during the holiday season. I love your tablescape...everything is lovely and I hear you on the tablecloth--I do the same thing!

Lana G! said...

Love it all! A beautiful warm and inviting tablescape! Your front door is gorgeous all dressed up for the holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Tootsie said...

simply gorgeous!!!! merry Christmas friend!

nikkicrumpet said...

WHOA the front door looks as elegant and beautiful as the table! No fair...how do you ladies do this!!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kristen, I love your tablescape. Just goes to show that you are such a good designer you can make nothing into something grand.
Hugs, Terrie

Angie said...

The table looks gorgeous! I'm going to have to set my table up pretty like yours because we are having family over too!

Chari said...

Ho...Ho...Ho...& Merry Christmas!

Hello Kristen,

Ohhh my...Girl, your talents are never-ending!!! Your Christmas tablescape is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it but I must say that your beautiful tablecloth is one of the prettiest that I've seen!!!

Well my friend, I wanted to stop by and let you know that I'm sending you my very best Christmas wishes and I pray that the Lord bless you and your family in the coming New Year! May it be filled with joy, peace, love, and good health!!!

Love ya,
Chari

niartist said...

Hi Kristen,
Just stopping by again to tell you how beautiful this is and to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!
Artie

Teresa Jane said...

Kristen,
I think your table is just beautiful.
Teresa Jane

Envoy-ette said...

What a lovely table!
Love your curtains in the background too!

Diane said...

Merry Christmas Kristen! Wow, it's gorgeous! You're an amazing decorator! ♥ Diane

Lady Katherine said...

Love the tablecloth! Dishes are great, and even greater that you got them at the dollar store! How beautiful it all is!

Stacy said...

Hi there! I was surfing the net with my Mom yesterday and came across your blog! We both love your home and decorating style. I was noticing the way that you do your Christmas tree toppers and I think they are fabulous. Would love some tips! I was trying to see the one on top of you parent's tree but couldn't quite make it out. Are these something you could make and sell or do they have to be assembled on the tree? Thanks!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Stacy, Thanks for your nice compliments! The topper is a big bow, sometimes I put 3 together so it will be full all the way around. Then I just stick berries and different things around the bow. It would be nice if it all stayed together but haven't figured that out yet! Thanks, Kristen

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

The Dollar Store?? Those are soooo pretty! What a beautiful table! Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

I think the dollar store dishes are just as wonderful as fine china if that is what kind of girl you are. I wouldn't know what to do with fine china and with grandkids around, I would be worried about them breaking and not have any fun. Your decorations are beautiful! CArol

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