Welcome to 226th Tablescape Thursday!
Greetings! How is your week going? I’ve been dragging my feet taking down my Christmas decorations. I decided this year to not rush things and just enjoy them a little longer.
The last few weeks we’ve been touring the wonderful home of Governor and Marie Barnes decorated for the Christmas season.
Today we’re going down these stairs for a tour of the terrace level.
This area of the home is beautifully finished and could easily be a large apartment since it has a living space, bedroom, full bath and a wonderful kitchen. The Barnes’ home has elevator so access to the different levels of their home is very easy, even for older visitors to the home.
It will take two posts to share the downstairs. Today we’ll enjoy three Christmas tablescapes and the beautiful kitchen.
The first tablescape is here on the kitchen bar area. The grandchildren love to have sleepovers and parties here. Also the Barnes open their home for various charity functions and fundraisers throughout the year, so dining areas with seating always come in handy. I see a popcorn popper…bet that gets some good use during parties.
The recipe for Coke was formulated by John Pemberton in Columbus, Georgia and the first sales took place in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, so Coca-Cola is big here. Collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia is a lot of fun and it makes for some really cute table settings, especially in areas designed for parties and entertaining. Notice how the white flatware has the shape of the original coke bottle in the handle.
While we’re here, let’s take a closer look at this wonderful kitchen. I love the pops of lime green in the cookware here and there.
The counters are “Black Absolute” granite while the center island is marble.
The backsplash is gorgeous!
It’s a mixture of tile, marble and glass. Marie told me she found it in Lowe’s.
Did you notice the other little seating area here in the kitchen?
I love how the stools tuck up underneath and out of the way when not in use.
The whimsical Coca-Cola theme continues here in the plates, mugs and flatware.
Love the polka-dotted stemware! This setting has a different style Coca-Cola flatware. So fun! If you don’t live in Metro Atlanta and you would like to collect Coca-Cola dishware or flatware, you’ll often find it available on eBay.
Across from the kitchen there’s a little bistro table with a lovely view of the garden.
A cozy seating for two.
I just realized Santa and the cute Polar Bear on the right have a Coke in their hands. I love how Marie adds these little surprises here and there that so beautifully fit with the theme of the tables.
Has this not been the most fun tour? I’m so looking forward to sharing the living space, bedroom, bath and wrapping center on this level! Coming soon!
You’ll find the other posts about this wonderful home here:
Looking forward to all the tablescapes for this Tablescape Thursday.
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