A Holiday Table for Metamorphosis Monday

Welcome to the 413th Metamorphosis Monday!

Good morning! If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a great one! Since I’m spending time with family this week, I don’t have a regular “Before and After” to share for this Met Monday, but I thought you would enjoy seeing another one of the beautiful tables Marie created for her Christmas feast this year.

Marie puts together several tables for the holiday and this one is in the breakfast area right off her kitchen.


This table setting has a “peppermint” theme so you’ll notice a lot of red and white stripes with touches of green.


Love her dishware! The plates are from Pier 1. The bowls are by Caffco International, M. Bagwell and the pattern is called, “Simply Christmas.”


The wine glasses and napkin rings are from Pier 1 this year. Water glass is also from Pier 1 a few years back.


Marie added a preserved boxwood wreath to the back of each chair, along with a cute nutcracker ornament.


The tree in the breakfast area is decorated in a peppermint-confection theme.


A little close-up of some of the ornaments. You’ll notice the occasional mouse hunting for a yummy treat. So cute!



The peppermint tree skirt completes the look of this whimsical tree.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!

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  1. I always enjoy seeing how Marie decorates for the holidays Susan! Wishing you a Merry Christmas week with your family!

  2. Oh my, so much wonderful Christmas cheer. I love every bit of it, but those nutcracker wreaths on the chair backs stole my heart. Thank you for sharing this extraordinary holiday décor, Susan and Marie.

  3. Thanks so much for the party!! I hope you had a great Christmas!!

  4. I always love seeing Marie’s extravagant tables Susan, but please tell me she has a team of helpers to help her decorate! Merry holidays, and thanks for the party today!

    • Thanks, Jenna! Marie has some help with the larger decorations but she does much of it all on her own. She has a wonderful imagination and such a great eye for putting everything together.

  5. What a sweet holiday kitchen. Cute and festive. The ornaments in the bowls are precious! Marie’s wine goblets go so well with the Peppermint candy theme.
    Pier 1 had the best Christmas goblets this year. I bought 16 in the different designs. The Mr. and Mrs. Claus ones were adorable.

  6. Marie: your creativity and endless energy is as equally impressive as your decor. Susan: Love, love the twinkling lights on the house in the header. Happy New Year to all!

  7. Loved the peppermint themed tree. I spotted one ornament that reminded me of the “Plop, plop, fizz, fizz” Alka Seltzer guy. Did you see it in the fourth picture from the bottom? I love how Marie decorates her home. Vikki in VA.

  8. Juanita in OH says

    I LOVE EVERYTHING IN THIS HOUSE!!! IT is all enchanting and a blessing for the sole. Just when I wonder what else can Marie come up with, pow, how do you like this?? I would LOVE to know her so that I could learn a thing or two about Christmas decorating. Susan, you know how designer’s and “people say less is more”, Marie has proven them wrong.

  9. Donna Lummus says

    Yum! Talk about Eye Candy…thanks to you and Marie for sharing so many wonderful ideas!

  10. I have noticed several people have asked, if Marie has helpers to put up and take down. But you never answer the question! Once she has a tree decorated she must never take it down to store it! Maybe she puts a cover over the tree, and zips it up, stores in the basement until next year! Just wonder what her husband thinks about all the decorations? They are beautiful to look at, but so hard to take down, if you don’t have an army of people standing ready to help! Impossible for one person!

  11. Hope you are enjoying time with your family, Susan and that you had a wonderful Christmas! I know you are enjoying your grandson!!!! Thanks again for hosting. You know I love Marie’s posts!!!!

  12. I have enjoyed all of the photos of Marie’s house. She is my distant cousin through the Dobbs line, though I have never met her. The house is stunning and especially in its Christmas splendor. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Andra Phagan says

    Happy New Year Susan!
    Thanks for sharing Marie’s home with us. I did see a few large “cookie cutter” decorations on the porch behind the tree, I hope you have pictures to share.

  14. I can see why you and Marie are friends. The two of you share such wonderful creative instincts. Susan, I so appreciate sharing here most weeks as table setting is one of my favorite ways of expressing creativity and love.

  15. Wow! This is plain gorgeous! It looks like a winter candyland! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Happy New Year! Gorgeous peppermint table!

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