I picked up these two silly little Christmas snowmen/elves at the floral wholesaler last winter. I just loved them but I never used them last year. Today I decided that Mom, Mr. Pressed Pants, and I would enjoy a very simple table with these guys as guests.
One is skinny and tall and one is short and wide. (Sort of like Mr. Pressed Pants and me!) And both of them are trimmed with tiny pinecones.
I decided to use this old wooden treen bowl filled with pinecones, excelsior, and a bit of Leland cypress as a centerpiece.
This made for a simple but cheerful table.
I picked up the stripes in the elves' hats with these napkins. These are really tea towels that I bought for $.50 each at Ikea. I used this cream handled flatware to keep it pale and serene. The tablecloth is a cream burlap one from Ballards.
The stack looked like this: World Market chargers, Kroger dinner plate and salad plate, and Ballard's bowl for salad. You can see the post I did about these Kroger dishes here. Don't they look like the much, much more expensive Juliska?
The water glass is a very simple red goblet that I've had so long that I don't even remember where I got it.
Here's the place setting.
The salt and pepper shakers also came from Kroger.
And this wonderful black forest bear served the sugar for Mom's tea.
We're back down to three after an early Christmas celebration with our younger daughter and her wonderful family. Boy, they weren't here long, but it is waaaaaay too quiet since they've gone. Maybe that's why this table is reflective of quiet and restraint.
I'm not complaining that there's just the three of us left, because I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and to have my mom able to be here with us. We are all safe and healthy and prosperous and there's no better feeling as we go into the most holy days of the year. But, boy! Was it ever fun with two sweet, Santa believing little guys splashing in our pool and hugging our necks!
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