Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Big Guy Takes Center Stage

I don't recall where I got the gold rimmed wine glasses, the bubble glasses came from Big Lots a few years back.

Royal Stafford dishes were purchased at TJ Maxx a while back, the pattern is Hay Ride.

Isn't the dog just the cutest? Yes, I've gone bonkers over anything with a dog in it. My daughter just shakes her head and says, "Wow"! I think she thinks Mom has lost her mind. lol

A few years back I was pouring through Touchstone Catalog and fell in love with the Santa Bust. The price was way out of my budget. Earlier in the week I recall seeing one at Hobby Lobby that looked very similar. I called my daughter and asked her to go over and check it out for me, (you see I'm an hour away, she's five minutes from there lol) She shot me a picture via cell phone, I approved the picture and the rest is history. Not only is it similar it's done by the same artist.
Aren't the details amazing? The gold chargers were purchased a few years back at TJ Maxx. I love the weight of them and the sculptured edge.

Flatware is from Target. I'm still looking and wanting red and black. :-))

The small gold mercury votives were purchased at Nell Hill's in Atchison this past fall.

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With the big day drawing closer by the minute, I know many of you are busy with last minute shopping, wrapping gifts, and putting the finishing touches on your meals. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful tablescapes. I have a couple more posts of Christmas to share with you before the "big" day. Until then we want to wish all of you a safe and Happy Holiday!
hugs ~lynne~


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynne this table is lovely. I really like the touches of Gold!! That bust of Santa is really special. I'm trying to get all my last posts finished and up...I have Christmas decorations to still show. hugs, Linda

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Tablescapes and the Beautiful china with the gold glass's ~~~ I hope you have a Merry Christmas with your, Diane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting!! I am always getting those looks from my oldest. :D
I am ready to wind things down here also. Sun shining today and 48, so cleaned leaves out of the courtyard. Did not get all out of the flower beds, but is much better.
Enjoy your evening.

Salmagundi said...

Pretty table with my favorite haystack dishes that I did NOT buy on two separate occassions - regrets, regrets! May you and yours have a very Merry Christmas. Sally

Marlis said...

Your table is lovely. I love that Santa. And to think I passed him by. Quite beautiful. I love all the details. The colors are amazing. I'd love to sit at your table any day. Merry Christmas.

Tess said...

This is a beautiful table...and your guest of honor in the center is just great!! I love the gold and black and white.

Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!!

Debbie said...

I love that gold edged stemware and can't believe you got it at Big Lots. Really??? I'm just going to have to head to a BL in another town as a New Year's resolution.

I really do love your entire table. That Santa centerpiece is fantastic.

Have a merry Christmas!!

BECKY said...

Hi Lynne! Beautiful photos, as always, on your beautiful blog! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and I hope to do better ...soon! my commenting! Merry Christmas to you!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for stopping by. I laughed when I read that you were ready for it to come down, cause I was sitting here thinking the same thing. But I will leave it up as our big family get together is not until New Years. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table you have made. I loved all your pieces especially the Santa bust. Have a Merry Christmas.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Well, I'm doing a bit of catching up over here at your place! I didn't want to miss out on any of your Christmas goodies! You always...always do such a fabulous job with your decor!!!

Ohhh...your Christmas tablescape is soooo beautiful! I love the big gold bust of Santa...he certainly does look regal...doesn't he? I don't think I've ever seen one at our Hobby Lobby. Of course, I'm quite some distance away as well so I don't get over as often as I would like! I love your Royal Stafford "Hayride" dishes, Lynne! Ohhh..and your gold charger plates...fabulous! Such a beautiful Christmas table...thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

Love ya,

Alycia Nichols said...

That Santa bust is really great!!! I'll bet it'll get a lot of action in the years to come! Great bargain!!! I have that same flatware from Target, and I don't remember seeing it in black or red. As I recall, they just had it in the ivory, dark green, blue and brown. I am kicking myself over and over for not getting the brown. Oh, well...water under the bridge! I hope you and your family enjoy the Christmas holiday!

Deanna said...

Lynne, I love the gold Santa centerpiece. He neat!
Dishes are so pretty. Think your gold chargers are a wonderful shape. I've not seen any this pretty before.

Lovely tablescape!

God bless,

Entertaining Women said...

That has to be the most elegant Santa that I've seen. He's perfect with your lovely English Transferware and gold accents. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

lvroftiques said...

Well isn't he adorable! LOVE this tablescape Lynne! The transferware is killer! And I also LOVE the touch of plaid! Vanna