Merry Christmas Tablescape

Early this month, I was the hostess for a luncheon, and wanted to do a lovely holiday table for the ladies to enjoy.  I had to ask My Sweet Babboo to add a leaf to the table to have enough space for eight place settings instead of the usual six.  I set the dining table …

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Christmas Past and Presents

Looking to past archives for some ideas that you may have missed, or for new readers to see, I've picked out some fun ideas from past years for your enjoyment today. Perhaps you'll see an idea for a last minute gift for this year. Let's start with a Nine Patch Star Christmas runner. We did …

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Christmas Tree and Bell Table Topper

Sometimes I do designs for MadamSew, and this little table topper is one of those with two new block designs.  The Tree and Bell blocks are 10 inches square, and are set in the round.   For here, I'd like to show you how I quilted it. The patterns for the two blocks are on the …

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Christmas Cars Tablescape

Last year we spent a truly delightful weekend in Lake Lure with our Mini car club.  During the gift exchange, I got this adorable cookie jar.  While I was in Greensboro last summer, I found some soup mugs with cars on them, and an idea for a tablescape formed.  I put the cookie jar on …

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Christmas Centerpiece

Reworking the pine cone basket I made last year, I wanted to freshen it up for the Christmas season.  Holidays mean a little more shine, so I covered up the foam in the middle to get it ready to spray paint. Several light coats of metallic gold were applied, turning the piece over and around …

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Merry Christmas and a Holiday Treat!

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day.  I thought it would be a fun day to show you a unique exhibit at the little, old house that is the home of the Transylvania Heritage Museum.  The exhibits change regularly, and each December they bring out a most unique collection. Yes, those …

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Christmas Tablescape

Setting a more formal table for Christmas dinner, it is time to get out the Lenox Holiday Tartan china inherited from my mother.  She had exquisite taste, and these dishes were her favorites for holiday meals.  I decided this year to use a green and gold theme since I haven't done it this way before, …

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Thrifting, Decorating and Sewing More Christmas Fun

This post is a hodgepodge of a lot of ideas and fun finds, almost too much for one post, but each subject isn't enough for one.  So, enjoy reading a bunch of different ideas, all pulled together.  First, it is fun to find special things at the thrift store, like a treasure hunt when you …

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Asian Inspired Christmas Tablescape and Blog Hop

The beautiful Asian print on my new table runner becomes the base for a Christmas tablescape also Asian inspired.  Something different for this year!  I begin by covering the table with a burgundy color tablecloth, picking up the dark red in the Asian Inspired Christmas Table Runner I made just this week. It is placed …

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