Welcome to the 222nd Tablescape Thursday!
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Here we are, on the porch in December! This is the very first tablescape I’ve ever created on the porch during the month of December. With temps in the 70’s, I couldn’t resist. Seems a little strange having a bottle tree in view while gazing at a Christmas table setting. HA! Or, make that Ho as in HO, HO, HO! Are you feeling pretty jolly this beautiful December day?
This regal-looking guy was the inspiration for this weeks tablescape. I spotted him in Hobby Lobby a month or two ago. I actually remember seeing him in HL last year but he was covered in the gaudiest, fake ice/snow/glitter stuff you’ve ever seen. It was so awful, it doesn’t even deserve the title of “faux” snow. No, this stuff was FAKE.
I should have taken a “before” pic of him. Imagine taking clear plastic, cutting it into a gazillion teeny, tiny squares and sticking it all over him. He didn’t sell last year and was marked down to $6 this year. I decided I would try to de-snow him. It took three sessions working on him, but I was able to get it all off. Underneath was a very handsome fellow. He looks rather proud and content now, the center of attention in this wintry, Christmas setting.
Come a bit closer and check out the centerpiece.
I gathered magnolia and holly from the yard for this weeks table setting.
You may remember the mercury-glass Christmas trees from this past Christmas table setting below. I just realized, I used the same Noritake dishware in that setting, too. The pattern is Crestwood Platinum and it looks beautiful paired with mercury-glass decor.
I placed our regal reindeer atop a small white cake pedestal to give him some additional height. Mr. Reindeer, and the base are surround in holly. I was so excited to see the holly bush/tree has berries this year.
Wish you could have seen this pitiful guy when he was buried under the worst fake glitter ever. I love the acorns and acorn leaves that are part of his design.
I can see using him around the house in little Christmas vignettes, perhaps on a mantle…so many possibilities.
The tablescape was finished but it seemed to need something. A single mercury-glass ball ornament was that final missing piece.
I love mixing elements you wouldn’t always expect…like plaid napkins with dressy sheer napkin sheaths.
A view of Crestwood platinum, simple and oh, so elegant.
I’ve had these reindeer napkin rings for a few years and they worked well with our reindeer centerpiece.
Merry Christmas, dear friends!
Looking forward to the tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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