Wednesday, January 2, 2013

~ There's Always a Few Leftovers ~

I'm sure many of you, if not all of you have your Christmas decor put away. I have all of the house broken down, put away and "almost" completely re-organized. When I put the Christmas away I'm always in the mood to re-organize "everything", hoping for a better transition for the next season. Are you like that or do you just put it away forgetting about it until next year? I'm in the middle of breaking down the shop now, trying to get it re-organized in the war storage room. January is such a long drab boring month I'm adding "tons" of greenery to all the displays. Anxiously awaiting the Spring shipments to arrive. 

Along with the Christmas decor there are Christmas dishes, now empty but still leftover. In our home some of those dishes we use all winter, like the snowmen plates and some of the Staffordshire, the plaid is put away for another year.
I hope you don't
mind me sharing some of those leftover dishes in a tablescape I didn't get an opportunity to share before now. Watching the sun dance across the table is like playing your favorite song over and over again, the memories are priceless.
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A cloche dome full of red glass ornaments takes center stage flanked by mercury candle holders.
Around the iron base of the cloche dome I tucked greenery with a few gold picks and red iced pine cones. The table's festive feel was beginning to take shape.
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With the centerpiece being on the "glam" side, I didn't want the table to get to serious. I could have gone all white, letting the red pop, instead I opted for red and plaid, a touch of whimsy to me. After all, the holidays brings out the kid in most of us. 
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Breaking down the cast ......
I don't recall where I purchased the napkins. They were bought long before the sewing fever took over this past summer.
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The Peace plates came from Walmart last year. This year I purchased the reindeer. I cannot wait to put them to good use. :-)
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The plaid edged plates came from J.C. Penney's a couple of years ago.
The beaded edge dinner plate from Walmart a few years back, and the Fleur-Di-Li's cream colored charger from J.C. Penney's quite a while ago. 
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As the sun continues to dance across the table, it's time to enjoy the candles dancing adding a touch of romance to the table.
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Thanks for stopping in today to view the "left over" table. I hope you'll continue to follow our journey of 2013. I'll be sharing a few changes coming our way. I would love to say there are "big" projects on the agenda, maybe only in my dreams. I hope all you you are enjoying the beginning of the New Year. Until next time....
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Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

It's lovely, Lynn. Happy New Year to you.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love everything about your pretty table, Lynn! The centerpiece is so lovely and the layering of all the dishes is fabulous. Happy New Year blessings to you.

Marlis said...

Lynn, just lovely.. I do love the glasses too.. and the dishes and the centerpiece and how the sun bids adieu to another year of Christmas dishes.. Happiest of year to you! xo Marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

You (and everyone else!) are leaps and bounds ahead of me in the broken down and reorganized department. I got started yesterday, but my shoulders and back just wouldn't let me get everything done I would have liked to. I have a sinking feeling that I'll be working on this very slowly...AND I have my Mom's house to break down, too! I like leftovers, and especially leftovers of this variety! :-) This is really pretty, and the sunshine on it just makes it that much prettier. Good luck with getting everything down and put away. I know you have double the trouble with the shop having to be transitioned, too!!!

Diane said...

Your table is so pretty. Love those glasses with the red house and all your other decor. I love the simplicity!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Lynne, I haven't even begun to think about "putting away" yet! My decorations stay up until at least the Epiphany, and some stay until mid January. It's too much work to keep up for a short time and my house really looks so much better all decked out! Although, I must admit, when it comes down I feel very refreshed. Your table is very pretty and the centerpiece is gorgeous! Happy New Year! Linda

Scribbler said...

I love this! Everything about it is just fantastic. Your plaid plates are wonderful, and I really like those red pinecones!

Diann said...

Lynne, your table is just beautiful. Everything looks so pretty and festive.

Chubby Chieque said...

Looks enchanting specially when the sun shone inside.

Lucky you that in mid winter sun visit your place.

Great job putting your treasures. Hope everyone enjoyed.

/CC girl

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your romantic table is with it's pops of red! I haven't begun to dismantle yet. This year I'm waiting a bit.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So pretty. I love the red plaid. Hugs, marty

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne, I've said this before.... your taste and mine is so similar. I love your table.... it looks beautiful.
Thinking of you often.....

Denise Marie said...

So homey, festive and warm. Luv that stack.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I am so glad you shared this beautiful table, Lynne!!! I love the plaid plates. I got some last year and never did get a table done with them but still may soon.....we'll see!!! Love the mercury glass too it is always so elegant looking to me. XO, Pinky

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Hi Lynn your table is as lovely as always I just love the way you put things together...I love your blog, sure wish I knew how to put those tabs across the top of mine I have tried with the gadget but just can't seem to get it...the same word just keeps changing, I will keep trying...any suggestions would sure friend mary just started her first blog and her first posting, she would get such a kick out of having a comment from someone she is at lynn...always love your blog, still alway learning things.,