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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Polka Dot Christmas

This morning I had a friend over for breakfast while we did the seating arrangements for an event we are working on. 

I did a super simple table setting in the breakfast room.

Tomato red with lime green makes a fresh color combo but still has a traditional feel.  The red scalloped plate is from Ballard's and the green salad plate is from Target.  We use these all the time.

These polka dotted cereal bowls were actually the inspiration for the table.  I found them at Old Time Pottery.  They came in a nest of three different sizes.

I used my dark lime linen tablecloth, but again, it doesn't photograph very true to color.  The flatware is my everyday set.  It's hand hammered and came from Williams Sonoma several years ago.

This red glassware is an inexpensive set I bought years ago.  I have lots of it since I have often used it for buffets. 

Look who's sitting in the bowl!  These are ornaments I put there just for smiles.  I think they are going to my mother for Christmas since she is crazy for chickens.

These ruby red glass bread and butter plates finish out the dishware choices.

For a while, I collected skaters and this small Victorian style pair is one of my favorite.  Where is the girls's other leg????  Weird!!!

Just for fun, I echoed the polka dots in the small floral arrangement.  These kermit mums came from the grocery store when I made a flying trip there last night.  I put them in a red cereal bowl that came from the red Ballard dish set that matches the plates I used.

These napkin rings are actually tree ornaments.  I wish I could say that I made them and they probably wouldn't be hard to do.  If any one of you copy this idea, send me the post, okay?  I thought that this fabric from Hancock's made up into some cute napkins.  See the peace signs?  Lime green and red!!!  Love it!!! 

I'll be posting this at Susan's Tablescape Thursday's blogparty.  Stop by to see lots of great table designs.


  1. What a cheerful and happy table it is, I am sure you and your friend spent your day with full energy and a feeling of happiness ... simply fall in love... your cereal bowl is such a cutie ... and the plates are as well and your arrangement ..Lovely
    I would love if you come and enjoy the fragrance of sweet potpourri heart at

  2. What a darling, cheerful table! I really enjoyed reading how you put together the various elements -- and what a great flower arrangement!

  3. I tried to comment on this before, but it wouldn't let me! Love the whimsy, cute colors. And the log cabin is just adorable!!

  4. Too cute! Love the polka dots. My daughter, of course, would lurve the peace signs... ;O)

  5. What a fun whimsical chicken ornament! Love all your festive polka dots :-)

  6. I like the same Christmas colors but in a different way. The polka dots add such a fun touch. Love those napkins!

  7. Cute table and yes, I'm lovin' the peace signs too:@)

  8. Such cute ornaments in the bowls!!! They're perfect!!!

  9. I'm thinking that your friend will always want to sign up to be on your committee...what a pleasure to work at such a delightful tablescape. Love the chickens for your mom! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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