Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS TABLESCAPE

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY CHRISTMAS NAPKIN
RINGS.I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR
THINKING OF THIS.TEE HEE.I PUT
LITTLE RIBBONS ON THE NECKS OF MY
SWANS....


















THIS I HAD SEEN ANOTHER
BLOGGER DO,I CANNOT
REMEMBER TO GIVE HER
CREDIT,SORRY.I THINK
IT ADDS TO THE SPIRIT.






















AND HERE I ONLY HAVE A FEW PRETTY
GLASSES.SO TO MAKE THEM LOOK MORE
FESTIVE,I PUT GREEN AND RED CHARMS
ON THEM.


















I HAVE NEVER REALLY BEEN INTO CHINA VERY
MUCH.ALTHOUGH OF COURSE I HAVE ROOSTER
CHINA,BUT SUSAN (TABLESCAPE TUESDAYS)HAS
RUBBED OFF ON ME.NOW,EVERYTIME I SNEAK
OUT I GO STRAIGHT TO THE DISHES.HA




















I'VE ALWAYS HAD CHRISTMAS DISHES,JUST BE-
CAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS.BUT I HAVE A FEELING
I'LL BE COLLECTING MORE AND MORE....























I REALLY AM ENJOYING THIS.I TALKED TO
SUSAN THE OTHER NIGHT AFTER HER PARTY
AND AS TIRED AS SHE WAS SHE WAS GOING TO
GO AHEAD AND START HER TABLESCAPE.I'M
BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND NOW.IT IS FUN.
IT IS RELAXING.THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH....


























56 comments:

squawmama said...

Ann your tablescape came out beautiful... It is only your first and look what a GREAT job you did... Oh but doesn't that dish collecting rub off easily on us.... Those girls really have the collections don't they... I love seeing them... Have a great day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Cool Breeze said...

Great looking table!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Hi Ann~
I meant to come over here the other day. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I love all your Christmas ideas and decorations! Gorgeous! Have a great day!

splummer said...

Hi!
I have a set of Christmas Dishes like yours. My sister got them for me for Christmas a few years ago. Thanks for stopping by my place.

Sherrie

Riet said...

I love your table with the beautiful Christmas dishes.

xinex said...

I had to come by to see your first tablescape, Ann! And you did excellent....beautiful tablescape and beautiful ideas! I can tell you will be doing a lot more of this....Christine

Happy To Be said...

Ann this is all very pretty girl...you did great..I love dishes but really have no room left at the inn for them...have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

ann said...

UPDATE ON DH.THE DR.TOOK AN MRI AND JUST SAID TO GO HOME,WAIT UNTIL MON.IF THE SWELLING HASN'T GONE DOWN,THEY'LL DO SOMETHING ELSE.BUT...THE SWELLING IS GOING DOWN.AND HE SAYS IT HURTS ALOT LESS.WHEEWWWWWWW!!!I DON'T THINK WE'LL EVER KNOW WHAT IT IS.BUT THE FIRST THING THE DR.SAID WAS,"HAVE YOU BUILT ANY FIRES LATELY"?HE HAS AND HE BROUGHT SOME OF THE DECORATIONS IN FROM THE SHED SO HE COULD'VE GOTTN BITTEN THEN.ANOTHER REASON TO KEEP THEM IN THE HOUSE.

Chari said...

Mornin' Darlin...

I'm just waking up my friend...but checking to see if you posted your very first "Tablescape Tuesday" was the first thing I've done...hehe!!! Yeeeehawwww...you did it!!! And you've done it so beautifully too!!! I love your Christmas tree dishes...where did you get them? I really am wanting to get a set for Christmas! Was looking at Johnson Bros. Christmas dishes...they have the tree in the middle of the plate like your set! I love how you placed the red garland around your place setting...that's a great idea! Oh yes...love the charms on the glasses too...well, my friend...it's all beautiful!!!

Now grab one of those pretty glasses and lets drink a toast to your very successful...very first "Tablescape Tuesday"!!! Love you honey...

Chari

Susan said...

Ann you did a wonderful job on your first christmas tablescape (I just did my first one too. My first visit to your blog..but I will be back!

Shelia said...

Morning Ann! Oh, you're a natural at tablescaping. Now you're going to have to join us on Tuesdays! I love how creative you were with the little swans for napkin rings! You did so good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Ann,
This is beautifully done. Love how you did the chandelier. The dishes are so charming and pretty.
~Melissa :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Ann your table setting is wonderful! Great job! I don't know how I missed your previous post either but I am so sorry DH has had all the trouble with his hand and all the trouble you have had getting your decorations! Some days certainly are like that!

I started to do a little more decorating yesterday and just decided enough is enough- we are leaving in a few days and won't even be enjoying it !

How have you been feeling these days Ann? Been thinking of you-

blessings
mary

twizzis said...

Ann, you've created a spirited tablescape for a most memorable holiday gathering. I'm so admiring this casually elegant setting that will be so appreciated by your guests. Your imagination is limitless. I'm sending my best holiday wishes of merriment and good health, my friend.

Lynne said...

Ann.. You did a "great" job!! This turned out beautifully. I love that you thought outside the box and used the swans..Even your chandy is all dressed for the occasion!! What did you say was for dinnner???lol
hugs ~lynne~

Buttercream Cottage said...

Gorgeous!I am addicted to dishes LOL.

Kristen said...

Great job on your table

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything sis very pretty and I especially like the birds on the chandelier. Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Big Hair Envy said...

**Jealous**

My family is coming over after church Christmas Eve. Would you mind swinging by and getting the table ready?? UmK. Thanks!

laurie said...

Ann, that china is so cute. I love those little bows on the border. Your tablescape is great. You should definitely join Tablescape Tues. laurie

profenretraite said...

Hi Ann...What a beautiful tablescape! I love your idea with the swans. Your plates are very festive. Great job...hard to believe it's your first time!...Debbie

Anonymous said...

Ann, You did good gf !!! thanks for letting me know. I am glad that I did not miss it. vickydarnell

Carrie said...

This tablescape is a holiday delight!
Please click on the link below. You have been tagged…hope you’ll participate.
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2008/12/tagged-on-favorite-authors.html

Tomarie said...

Ann...your tablescape is beautiful!! Your attention to detail is wonderful! Glad Susan gave you the tablescapping bug! :-)
L~

Denise said...

Everything looks really lovely.

noelle said...

Your first Christmas tablescape was well done. Gives me some ideas.
I have some spode I think I'll take out. Noelle

Bo said...

What a pretty, pretty tablescape...I'm glad to hear you are getting hooked...hehe! ;-) Bo

Really Rainey said...

Hey Ann!
Wow your tablescape is SO festive and full of life and sparkle! I love it!

I am doing my Christmas Tablescape this coming tuesday (the 23rd) I hope people will be around to visit it! Happy Holidaze!
*Rainey

Glenda said...

I am afraid that your DH is not the only one that got bit this week. He will recover; I doubt you will, or that you will even want to.
Love your china and especially love the chargers. Sorry I'm so slow getting around to everyone.

Jill said...

HMMMM I think after Christmas I am going to have a try at doing a tablescape! The only problem... I only have two boring set of plates! I love the Christmas Tree plates!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh Ann! I LOVE your tablescape! Those little swans are soooo cute with their ribbons! I love your holiday china! I've always wanted to do that with my chandelier...it looks awesome! You need to post this for Tablescape Tuesday, girl!!! I love that you are heading for the china...tee, hee. It is adictive, isn't it?!

amy said...

You should be proud....they are indeed fabulous! Congrats for a wonderful arrangement.

Tomarie said...

Ann...your first tablescape is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love those placemats...so rich looking!! Love ya girl! L~

Deb said...

Well you've out done yourself! It's very lovely and very addictive for sure! I love how you repurposed things to fit into your theme. Merry Christmas! Deb

Ma'dame French said...

The tablescapre looks wonderful...I just did my first last week and I do find it somuch fun just looking for stuff around the house and trying it! I too have only one set of good dishes but now find myself looking at them all the time;) French

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved your table, and that was great thinking about the little swans! Good job! Very festive!

XO,

Sheila

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love all the cranberry sparkles! And the birds on your chandelier are beautiful...I may copy that next year.

Liz said...

Yea for you! I love the little napkin rings. It is addictive! Cute table and very festive.

Merry Christmas!
~Liz

CIELO said...

Beautiful tablescape, Ann! Love your chandelier too...!

Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours

cielo

Shelia said...

Morning, Ann! Oh, what a lovely table. You're hooked now, aren't you? It's a fun way to play! I wish you a very blessed and Merry Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Ann your tablescape is gorgeous. I loved your decked out chandy.. tablescaping really is additive..lol
From our home to yours,
Happy Holidays,
hugs ~lynne~

White Iris Designs said...

Your table is beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

ceekay said...

Merry Christmas! Your tablescape is lovely and it is very clever to decorate your napkinrings.

Chari said...

Ho...Ho...Ho...Merry Christmas!

Hey Girlfriend,

I'm so glad that you stopped by and enjoyed my "Old World Santas"!

What a beautiful Christmas tablescape!!! You know that I'm just crazy about your pretty tree plates...and need them!!! HoHo!!! Your table is just gorgeous...I don't believe it's your very first...it's just perfect!!! Oooh...and I love your white geese napkin rings...Oooh!!!

Well Sweetie...the big day is almost here...so I'm going to send all my warmest and bestest Christmas wishes your way!!! May this be the merriest Christmas ever and my prayer is that the Lord blesses you and yours in the coming New Year with great abundance!!!

Love you my friend,
Chari

tara @ kidz said...

WOW. Everything is so lovely! Amazing!

I hope you have yourself a Merry little Christmas!

Thanks for supporting kidz.

Tara

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Ann,

This is very beautiful. Love the little duck.

Have a wonderfully blessed Holiday.

Warmly,Melissa

Linda said...

Looks lovely and I think a girl can never have to many dishes!lol
Fun to have you join in!
Enjoy your Holidays!

Femin Susan said...

Hello……
This is amazing!! I am so glad to found your blog!
You are welcomed to my blog…….
"A Merry X'Mas and A Happy New Year''

Miss Janice said...

Well, you did such a wonderful job with this tablescape! It's just lovely:-) We hope to see more your designs!

Lana G! said...

Welcome! Beautiful tablescape!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Really Rainey said...

Merry Christmas Ann!
(I love your Chandelier all decorated!)

Envoy-ette said...

Ah, the dish bug has bitten! I bet we will be seeing more of you every Tuesday! LOL! Well done!

bj said...

wow..what a great job. this all looks just beautiful....
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY...
love, bj

Diane said...

Ann,
Your tablescape is so beautiful! I love the chandelier decorations too. Simply stunning Lady! ♥ Diane

REDLAN said...

whatta beautiful tablescape

lvroftiques said...

Anniepoo how lovely!! And it's your first tablescape too? Bravo my friend!!!! *claps wildly* Vanna