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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mom Has Arrived for Christmas!

My Mom arrived today for her annual two month visit.  It's lots easier for her to tolerate the winter weather in Georgia than in Pennsylvania.  Since airport travel is such a crap-shoot these days, I set the table before I left in the to go pick her up, and fixed a casserole that could be thrown in the oven whenever we got home.  Here's the table.  I had all of these dishes already out, waiting to be put away from some weekend entertaining.

I really wanted to use this sweet little salad plate that I found at Walmart, of all places.  (Sorry for the glare, it was morning and the overhead lights had to be on to get any shots at all.)

Here's the place setting.  I thought the salads mixed nicely with the plaid dinner plates from Target and the rattan chargers from World Market.

I used these unremarkable red napkins with these great rings from Boxwoods.  They continued the deer theme.  The tablecloth is just a square that is often on our breakfast table and it's from Crate and Barrel.

More deer on the glassware.  The tumblers were from World Market and the wine glasses were from a darling little shop in Cashiers, N. C.  You can get a peek of the old barley twist candlesticks, too.

This flatware is a hard worker around here.  I probably use it more than any other flatware except our every day stuff.  It just always looks good with a casual table.

I could say the same about these faux bois salt and pepper shakers.  They ARE on the table everyday.

I already had this cachepot of poinsettias and ferns on the table and they worked fine for this dinner.

Another piece of faux bois that I love.

It was a fast, simple table, but it helped us make the arrival of our honored guest just a little more special.  My Mom, after all, was the one who passed on this "dish sickness" to me.  Her weakness is flow blue and Fiesta and you should see her collections!


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  1. Love those plates...can't believe they were from WalMart...I looked last week and couldn't find any. Neat napkin rings, too.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. What a beautiful table to welcome your mom, and how nice to have her there with you for two months. Those plates are adorable and perfect with the plaid. In fact, all the details are charming. I'd love to dine at this table setting.
    Enjoy your mom and happy holidays…..Sarah

  3. Those plates are darling!! I always love your settings, and look forward to more in 2014!! Have a great Holiday and Happy New Year!

  4. Love the dishes from Target. Wished I had seen them, they would go perfect with my rustic/forest theme. Visiting from The Tablescaper #182. Merry Christmas!

  5. A beautiful table - I really like that flatware, too. I hope you have a great visit and a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Such a beautiful table. Have fun with your mom. The napkin rings are wonderful.
    Merry Christmas,

  7. Hail to your Mom...especially for passing the Dish Sickness on to you! :-) I'm sure she was very, very pleased by this tablescape created for her arrival!!!

    I was in Walmart this evening and looked for those dishes. I couldn't find them. :-( Not that I was going to get them (Ramon was with me, and he's not having it!), but it sure would have been nice to at least see them in person. I just think they are SO cute with those little deer on them!!! I love the way you've paired them with the plaid!

    The faux bois S&Ps are so cool!!!! I love the napkin rings, too!!!! I know the people at Boxwoods are glad you found them because you display their items in such a good light!

    I hope your Mom has a good visit. Georgia has GOT to have better weather this time of year than Pennsylvania could ever even dream of!!!

  8. Love your faux bois pieces Linda! I had to run to Walmart to grab those adorable salad plates too, they're perfect with plaid. Merry Christmas!

  9. Oh my word, this is so pretty. I love your dishes and the napkin rings, glasses and all of your accessories are so perfect. Merry Christmas and thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Lovely table...all of the dishes work beautifully together.

  11. Beautiful table.Perfect color combination.Hope you had a lovely Christmas celebration.seasons greetings to you..:)

  12. I love this table! Those salad dishes are just too cute! What is it about woodland creatures that just captures our imagination? You have just enough details to establish your theme without becoming overwhelming. I love the bright green of the tablecloth, too! I'm sure your mom loved it! My own mother had a milder strain of this dish sickness than I seem to have, but I know I owe it to her, too!

  13. I just found your blog for the first time over at Marty's party. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you stopped by to join me! I purchased the very same salad plates and I love them! Very pretty table setting!


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