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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winters Wonder

We finally have a bit of Winter here in South Florida this week.  The nightly temperatures have been in the low 40's over the last few days which is very refreshing.  We normally see the cooler temps in January so it's nice for to enjoy them in December.  The cooler air really puts you in the Christmas spirit.  If only we could see a few snowflakes all would be perfect. 

Winters Wonder tablescape. 









The Cascading Pearl Candle Rings are by Valerie Parr Hill  from QVC.  They are currently out of stock, but hopefully they will return next season.  I used a 7-3/4" Round Mirror with Faceted Glass Accents by Valerie Parr Hill  under the candle and ring. You can see a bit peeking out.   The 3D flameless candles are from the Lisa Robertson Collection.  

The gold antler candelabra was purchased at Pier One last year.  The faux birch LED tapers are from Pier One. 

My Mother made the ceramic Christmas tree in the early 80's. 

My Dad had a VW van years ago.  I found this one at Ballard Designs along with the little car on the left.   The red truck with Christmas tree was purchased last season from Hobby Lobby. 

The plaid napkins were found at Marshall's this year.   The gold antler napkin rings are from Pier One last season. 

The cardinal wine goblets are from Steinmart many years ago. 


I have wanted this beautiful Napoleon Bee flatware from Horchow for a long time.  Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch posted on her blog that it was on sale back in the Summer.  I  decided to treat myself and purchased a four place setting.  They arrived right before Hurricane Irma forced us to evacuate in early September.  I packed them in the car and carried the set with me for safe keeping.  It's funny how your brain works in a panic and you are deciding what is important. This flatware is beautiful !    


The reindeer place card holders are from Ballard Designs.  The place cards are a MacKenzie-Childs design. 


The server has a fresh fir and pine garland with a gold magnolia leaf garland from the Lisa Robertson Collection.  I added a set of 3 Graduated Glistening Trees by Valerie Parr Hill from QVC.  You have a choice of selecting a color-changing option or solid white.  They are beautiful and work on a timer.   The smaller set of 5 Illuminated Glitter Wax Trees by Valerie Parr Hill are also battery operated and work on a timer. The two snowmen are from my collection over the years. 

The 11" Shimmering Mirror Hurricane with Microlights by Valerie Parr Hill are from QVC.  Instead of using he microlights I inserted the realistic LED flame module from the Lisa Robertson Collection.  These modules are amazing.  They do not use batteries.  You charge them with a USB connector.   They are so pretty with the lights turned down. 


The plate stack. 

The plaid charger plates are from Michael's.   The charger plates and napkins are the same pattern.  

The black plates are from Dollar Tree. 

The embossed leaf pattern tan salad plate is from HomeGoods. 

The Winters Wonder salad plates are from Pier One.   They have the entire collection in stock this season and it's currently on sale.

Catherine 

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Who Let the Dogs Out

Who let the dogs out? Who, who, who, who?  Do you remember that fun song by the Baha Men a few years ago?  Pier One carries  these fabulous dog themed salad plates.   They are part of the Park Avenue Puppies collection.   I picked them up last year after Christmas along with the matching coffee mugs.   I plan to pick up the matching stemless wine glasses once they are on sale after the holiday.   




I love this table by candlelight. 


The illuminated glitter berry cone trees  in the centerpiece are from the Valerie Parr Hill collection on QVC. 











Don't you just love the pugs in the red truck hauling Christmas trees?  This was found at HomeGoods this season. 



The cute yellow dog in the top hat is from Old Time Pottery. 

The yellow Labrador salt & pepper shakers are part of  The Pioneer Woman Collection at Walmart.  The yellow lab with the cat on it's head and Christmas tree salt & pepper are from the Park Avenue Puppies Pier One collection. 

The Park Avenue Puppies coffee mugs from last years collection.  They have a new 2017 collection.

Park Avenue Puppies Salt & Pepper shakers from Pier One. 
I used last years Christmas ornaments from the Park Avenue Puppies to make place markers.   I added a beaded collar (necklace) to each dog and leaned it against a kelly green wine glass. 


My dog Cooper's place marker. 

Bubba was my Dad's dog. 

Casey was my beautiful dog that went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2009.   

My place marker is a beautiful Standard Poodle. 

The Cynthia Rowley Christmas Dogs napkins are from HomeGoods this season. They also have a matching tablecloth.  I used red and green bells napkin rings. 


The server has fresh greenery and candles.   I've had the Golden vase for several years. 

The Illuminated Mercury Glass Pedestals are from the Valerie Parr Hill Collection on QVC.   The Cascading Pearl Candle Rings are also from Valerie Parr Hill.  The flameless candles are Luminara.  

I used two 8" Etched Mercury Glass Pillars from the Valerie Parr Hill Collection on each bookcase.  

I love the 4" Clip-On Taper Candles with Remote.  They are from the Lisa Robertson Collection.  So easy to turn on and off using the remote. 

The plate stack. 

I used a Christmas red and green print tablecloth that I have had for several years. 

Metallic gold beaded trim charger plates from Dollar Tree. 

The dinner plate was found at HomeGoods this week.  They are part of the Grace's Teawear collection. 

The Park Avenue Puppies salad plates are from Pier One and in stock this season. 

Overhead view of the table cloth. 


The server. 





Catherine 

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