after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a simple Christmas table...

Thanksgiving was wonderful and here it is the first of December. I love this season. I want to enjoy every moment.

I could not resist these plates. They had birds AND music. They called my name for weeks and I ended up buying the last they had in the store. I pictured them on an elegant table but decided to try a more simple approach first.


Canning jar candles, burlap, twine and of course, a few jingle bells.







Lists are made. Some presents have been bought. Others are being made. The weather is colder. The music is playing.

Bring on the season!

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31 comments:

food for thought said...

very pretty, i love simple pleasures like this~

Sherry said...

Very pretty!~ I have the same chargers. Christmas is such a wonderful time.
Sherry

Debbie said...

This table is very much my personal taste. It's warm as well as pretty!!
I'm kind of a bird freak so I LOVE the bird plates. Used with the red, and they are just perfect.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful post, it made me take a deep breath and see the beauty in the season. I love your pretty tablescape and I am so glad you bought the dishes...they are lovely. And I love the natural elements you paired them with. Very nice.

XO,
Jane

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Come on over. Our house could use a little cheer. :)

- Brittany said...

Those plates are really charming! Where did you get them?

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Barbara,
Lovely table........so Christmasy!! Makes me excited all the cheery red. Your plates are so pretty, just love them. A very nice place to dwell awhile and chat.
Blessings and Merry Christmas Season!!
Nellie

Denise @ http://www.somanytables.com/ said...

Ahh. Very nice. The weather outside may be frightful, but your table is so delightful. Makes me want to sit down for a cup of coffee and a couple of Christmas cookies while I make a list of things to do.

Mimi said...

Barbara, those plates are just gorgeous against the red background of the dinner plate.

Prior said...

Love those plates and all the red, my favorite! Lezlee

Johanna said...

Hello Barbara,
those plates are not just calling, they are screaming your name! As if the where made for you! Wonderful design and you have set them so nicely in scene with the wickerwork chargers and the delightful reds. Very winterly and charming.
Greetings, Johanna

Custom Comforts said...

What a delightful table! I love it all, especially the bird plates.
Cindy

briggishome.com said...

wow, I love those birds plate too!
what a beautiful table, Barbara
thank's for sharing
baciuss
brii

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love you Beautiful Tablescapes for the Christmas Hoildays, your Birds on your plates are Gorgeous, you are so lucky to have them for your Christmas Tablescapes.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hi Barbara! Im your newest follower and absolutely LOVE your style and your blog! The dishes are GORGEOUS!! I love the colors! Classic red and green...always a winner! I would LOVE it if you would visit my blog and 14 days of xmas trees and a giveaway! Im so glad i found you and will no doubt be spending shameful amounts of time here :)

blessings xoxokara

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Deanna said...

Think your table is great!!! Very festive and inviting.
May you have a blessed Christmas,
d

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, my! What beautiful plates!! I haven't seen any with the music notes! Hard to choose a favorite!

Great tablescape!

Katherine

Beth said...

Barbara, I really like your dinner and salad plates. They look great together. I love the table runner, center tree and your candles/candlesholders. Love the jingle bell on the silverware. Nicely done.
Blessings, Beth

Tess said...

Beautiful bird plates...this is so pretty and warm!

Karen said...

Gorgeous. I've lusted over these plates every time I've seen them.

Scribbler said...

Warm. homey and inviting.

Mary said...

I share your love for those plates~ I just treated myself to some yesterday! Love your table...bring on the season indeed :-)

Maria said...

Oh, woman! You are a terrible influence! I saw them at the store and barely managed to get out without buying them. Now I know I need to go back! They look gorgeous against the red! Beautiful table!

Alycia Nichols said...

I totally understand why it was so hard to resist those plates!!! They're beuatiful and so in tune (pun intended!) with the season!!!

Marlis said...

Those are fabulous plates. I love all the elements that have been soo beautifully put together on those plates. I love how great they look with a "simple" table, I would love to see your first vision. Love the bells and the red, great table.

CAS said...

Your plates are fantastic. They are just wonderful & so perfect with your red dishes.
CAS

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I love your table. It is very classic in style and as far as simple..its simply perfect!!
Bunny

RoseMillsOhio said...

You have made your table look so very inviting! The bells tied around the silverware with twine are especially cute.

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful natural elements enhance your darling accent plates. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Aledia said...

LOVE those plates! Everything is Beautiful!! Thank You so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Have a GREAT week!

Sketchy said...

Those plates are so you! So lovely!