Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013

I'm using more of my new to me Fiesta in Black.  I've had this table in mind since May when my friend gave me the white square plates that she and her daughter decorated. She also gave me the runner which I folded so the monogram can be visible and we can sit next to each other. I did create the first version back then so this is the second attempt. I like this version better. I used a black charger, a black luncheon plate and a small white square plate.  They crystal champagne and ice glasses were wedding gifts.  The crystal candle holders, salt and pepper shakers, and tray were all thrifty finds.


I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fiesta and California Hand Prints

I have always wanted to find some vintage tablecloth at thrift shop. Well, I did this past summer.  When I saw this cloth, I am pretty sure I made some kind of noise.  I did get a few weird looks.  A few weeks later I found a similar cloth but it does not have the label nor does it feel the same. 
My camera is giving out again and the pictures are pretty bad. I tried to mess with them on Pic monkey but they may still look pinkish but the Fiesta colors are Scarlet and Black.  Most of the Black pieces are new to me.  This includes the flatware.  I didn't know it had been made in black.
I used my bow napkin rings and candlestick holders since there are bows are the cloth. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of that part of the cloth.
We didn't get to use this table. I had to cook to go to my mom's house since we can't bring her here any more and I also had to bake and cook a side dish for my in-laws on Christmas Eve. I hope I can get my New Year's table done tonight but it doesn't look promising.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

FIesta Holly and Stars

This one of many Christmas decals on Fiesta.  It is called Holly and Stars.  I'm not sure what other pieces were made with this decal but I have the luncheon plates, mugs and an ornament.  They are were all purchased at Dillard's on clearance.  Fiesta does not seem to sell well here and I am sure that is why they don't bring that much here.
The tablecloth is by Lenox.  I have several red napkins that I have found at my favorite local thrift shop.  The napkin rings were also found at the same thrift shop.  My hubby found my the holly glasses at an estate sale years ago.  My red glasses are from my aunt.  She got them at Dillard's.

The sugar and creamer is a different Fiesta Holly paattern.
I will try to join the following parties this week:
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesdays
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Please stop by their place to see what everyone is sharing!

Have a good week!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Peppermint Overload

I have been dreaming on working on this table for year.  As the year went on, things were added from thrift store finds and clearance tables. Several of my friends contributed to the creation of this table also.


What is your favorite part of decorating?  My favorite is the dishes.  They are the first Christmas items taken out and the last to be put away.  I hope I get to set a few more tables before the end of the year!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Crazy Busy

Things have been so crazy.  I can't seem to keep up with shopping, work, taking care of my parents, my house work, doctor appointments, decorating, blogging or even with Facebook. Everything seems half way done.  I haven't planned out my baking.  I've never been one to be organized but this yearly is completely out of hand. 

I did manage to set my table. I hope to post it later. I wanted to work on 5 by the time Christmas came around but it doesn't look like there will be any time.  I hope to get two more done at least. 

I hope your days are more organized than mine.