Christmas Table

Christmas dinner was held at my brother and sister-in-law's house just one mile up the road. My brother asked me to "set the table" as he says he enjoys my table settings. I blush, then I start thinking what I can do that is different than the other settings I have done. Once I get my inspiration, I create the table scape on my own table, then when the dinner event comes around, we pack up the table and haul it over to their house and set it up there.

This year we were blessed to have our dad and sister up from southern Ohio, our daughters fiance', my niece and her boyfriend and our son and daughter-in-law in from Iowa. The guest list was almost longer than the two tables they set up to seat everyone. Because of that, I didn't take the decorations over, just the course platings. A very non-traditional dinner of Lasagna, in honor of the fiance's birthday, was the main course, with salad, fresh fruit, hot vegetables and garlic bread to round it out. Desserts were abundant and indulgence in them made us all  feel like we were competing in girth with Santa.

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I hope you enjoyed our Christmas table.  I'll be posting these pictures over at Susan's party at Between Naps on the Porch
Tablecloth: Target 2011
Tablerunner and Sashes: 2011
Red placemats: Pier1 2009
Green Placemats: Bed, Bath & Beyond 2010
Dinner plates: Waechtersbach purchased from Amazon, 2009 & 2011
Salad Plates: Better Homes & Gardens purchased at Wal-Mart 2011
Napkins: Better Homes & Gardens purchased at Wal-Mart 2011
Silk Rose petals, Metal Post box and felt stockings:
Glass Apocathry jar: HobbyLobby 2011
Red Glass Votives: no rememberance


  1. BEAUTIFUL!i like the sliverwear in the stocking... its all sooooo pretty. you're a good writer, you need to write!


  2. The White HouseJanuary 16, 2012

    Beautiful, Mindy! Thanks for sending. You are so incredibly talented. Hope y'all are doing well.


  3. Donna VaporisJanuary 16, 2012

    I wanted to tell you that your table settings are beautiful, Mindy! Each one is so unique and special.

    Are you thinking of doing this for a business?

    Hi to Dave and love from Tim and I to you and your family!

  4. LOVE the Xmas table! Beautiful & so “personal” looking! You will do amazing things with the wedding tables I’m sure : )

  5. You created a lovely table for your family, and I can understand why your brother would ask you! How nice that he appreciates it!

  6. Delightful Christmas tablescape. I'm certain that with the treasure of all that family at the table, the decorations were not even missed. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  7. Hi there, Mindy! Isn't it nice when a man (your BROTHER, no less!!!) admires your handiwork? He deserves a little halo for that one! :-) Very nice, and I really like the dishes a lot! CUTE mailbox!!!

  8. that you have wrapped the chairs, too.


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