Happy Saturday! Are you having a fabulous weekend? Shopping done, or are you still looking for that perfect gift? I’m done (thank goodness) except for a few more gifts for stockings.
Several weeks ago, I announced that on Saturdays, during the month of December, I’d love to posts pics of tablescapes created by Non-bloggers who are readers of BNOTP. Well, you guys got busy tablescaping and I’ve been having a blast viewing all the wonderful tablescapes you’ve e-mailed my way.
Did you get a chance to see the ones posted last Saturday? I think today’s tablescapes, will be the last ones I’ll be posting since next Saturday is so close to Christmas. We will have to do this again sometime, though. There are lots of very talented folks out there who love playing in the dishes but don’t happen to have blogs.
By the way, I will be posting for Metamorphosis Monday and Tablescape Thursday next week. So, if you want to stop by and link up a post, Mr. Linky will be right here waiting. I’m going to get my posts done this weekend, then it will be time to focus on the cooking.
Last year, I attempted to make a standing rib roast for our Christmas feast…I ruined it by squishing too much salt on the outside. I was literally in the midst of preparing it last year, when I happen to catch a show on the food network, and the chef guy, forgot his name, said to really heavily-coat the outside with salt. I did, and it was awful! I’m determined to do it right this year. Any suggestions from all of you awesome cooks out there? Should I have used a special salt or is table salt ok? The roast was pretty good if you just stayed about an inch away from the outer part. I really, really want to get it right this year!
Ok, ready to see some wonderful tablescapes? Today, I’m sharing 5 different tablescapes submitted by readers who do not have blogs…Enjoy!
Cat wrote: “I have attached several photos of my first Thanksgiving Dining Room Tablescape. We moved into our home a couple of years ago and for the first time have a dining room. We were so happy to purchase our dining room set on Craig’s List this past summer and have been having fun collecting and displaying dining room apparel, as I call it!”
Tablecloth & Napkins – TJ Maxx (This Year)
Iron Centerpiece – Kohls (Clearance – This Year)
Dinner Plates – Walmart (Several Years Ago)
Salad Plates & Gravy Boat – Marcs Discount (Mikasa Countryside Harvest, This Year)
Leaf Bread Plates – TJ Maxx (This Year)
Green Water Goblets – Walmart (Anchor Hocking, Several Years Ago)
Drinking Glasses – Church Trash & Treasure Sale (Anchor Hocking – Boopie)
Miscellaneous Ceramic Pieces – All of the above places
Carolyn sent pics of two lovely tablescapes she created recently. Carolyn wrote, “I call this my Aunt Latha Table, because the runner was made by my favorite aunt. This is also my fall table.”
China: Home Goods
Blue Napkins: Goodwill
Pink Napking: Home Goods
Napkin Rings: Given to me by my daughter. I added the pearls, which can be removed.
Chargers: Purchased frm Target. I painted them black.
Candlelabra: Home Goods
Crystal: Colony by Fostia. Belonged to my grandmother
Burgandy Crystal: Had it a long time. Can’t remember where I got it.
Black containers: Goodwill
Silver Pitcher: inherited. Belonged to my husband’s grandmother.
Votive Holders: Goodwill and Home Goods
Faux Flowers: Walmart
A second tablescape from Carolyn with a color scheme of burgundy and white…perfect for a Christmas feast!
Carolyn, thanks for sharing this lovely tablescape!
White centerpiece: inherited
Berries: half price at hobby store(can’t remember the name)
Napkins: Pier 1, years ago
China: Gibson, Big Lots
Crystal: inherited, Colony by Fostoria, belonged to my grandmother
Place mats: Had so long, I can’t remember where I got them.
Napkin Rings: I made using the berries
Leaf Dishes: Home Goods
Babs found some beautiful salad plates recently at a local consignment shop for only $2 each! Her wonderful find inspired this Christmas tablescape.
Scottie plates: Marshall’s, some time ago
Salad plates: Holiday Abundance by Sakura. The pattern has been discontinued but can be found at Replacements
Red candle holders and berry rings: Michael’s last year.
Grapevine rings used for napkin rings: Michael’s with little pine cones from my yard, spray painted gold.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper: American Retro from Macy’s about two years ago.
Flatware and wicker chargers: Macy’s, several years ago.
Little glass cookie plate: TJ Maxx, this year.
On Hutch: Gingerbread house, Bath and Body Works, this year.
Carolers: Byers’ Choice
Katherine sent pics of her neighbor’s (Pam) beautiful Christmas tablescape. Katheine said, “The theme is, The Three Wise Men and the Nativity.
Crystal: Waterford “Lismore” pattern
Silver flatware: “Savannah” by Reed and Barton
China: “Versailles” by Sango, purchased by her hubby while he was stationed in Viet Nam
Chargers: Sam’s Club
Thank you to all who sent in pics of their amazing table settings! If you sent in pics and haven’t seen your table posted, please let me know. See you on Sunday evening for Met Monday. I’ll be sharing some of the decorating I’ve done for the holiday season.