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Friday, December 8, 2017

Twelve Day's of Christmas Tablescape

I created my first Christmas tablescape of the season today.......

The inspiration for my Twelve Days of Christmas tablescape was some pretty dishes that I found at Walmart the other day.

I decided to make the seven swans a swimmin' day the theme for the centerpiece on my table.     I put the pretty swan I've had for a while on a silver platter ......tucked in some "snow" around my swan .........and placed a few pinkish / lavenderish  ornaments on the snow.    Simple.....but elegant

The plates have a thin gold rim around them and lovely colorful graphics.....

I used some of the paper swan placemats that you've seen me use several times.       

I had fun folding some napkins into the shape of Christmas tree's.

You can lay your tree napkins flat......

Or you can fluff them a bit and they will stand up......

I can't decide if I like my napkin tree's better laying or standing

You can see the kitchen thru the pass thru.......

While I am creating my Christmas tablescape,   H is in the kitchen making Cracker candy.

I have the recipe on my Pinterest board.....

I found the instructions to make my Christmas tree napkins here......

In addition to my Christmas tree napkins,    I planted a bottle brush tree in a water glass and placed one at each place setting.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Penny, You are an amazing decorator. I love the dishes, the center piece display. Plus you have a husband who can make candy. LOL. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

  2. Here's what I like, Penny: The tree napkins laying down, the white table and chairs with the lacy - crocheted? - table cloth, the swan and the Christmas plates and the big fern on the sideboard! All lovely.
    I would tuck a tiny bit of red somewhere, though, just for shock value! You could kind of hide it and hold a contest to see which reader could find it first! Then maybe a tree bauble for a prize! Just for fun.

    I hope your Christmas is filled with Joy and Laughter and all the special things you most love about the season!

  3. It is all so lovely!! I am in LOVE with the swan place mats!!! Swans are special to me a my husband and I designed our wedding invitation to have 2 swans on the front and we had a swan on the top of our cake. He passed 5 yrs ago and swans always make me think of our special day!!

  4. Swooooooooooooooooning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I thought of you yesterday when I was in Walgreens. The girls had set up a beautiful display for the brand of make up, lotions, soaps... Soap and Glory. It's pink. I thought, oh Penny would be in pink heaven right now.

  6. Penny,
    Love those plates and the tablescape is amazing!! The large pink Santa in the floor caught my eye...

  7. You amaze me with your decorating fervor!

  8. This is so pretty Penny. I love the plates what a beautiful different theme. The white chargers are gorgeous. I have not been able to find any white chargers in Canada. I am going to have to break down and paint some. Love this tablescape.


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