Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Christmas Santa Lunch

Please join me for a Christmas lunch!

The weather outside is frightful.. really it's just cold!

The fire inside delightful.. Oh, the pilot light has yet to be lit
so... no fire.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
next week!
Today I will just grab a warm handmade quilt ...

... and put it on my table.
This quilt was made by my Grandma Friend or Mom Mom
as we call her!  Many of the patchwork squares were cut from dresses belonging
to my Great Grandma.  I think it is just beautiful!

Time to set the table....

I started with these wonderful handmade Santa place mats.
I am borrowing them from Mom!  They were a gift to her
from a dear friend in China.

The set of reindeer plates was a gift I received last year
from my sister's Mother-in-Law.

Each one is slightly different!

Each one makes me smile!

My centerpiece is a large ceramic bowl full to the rim
with poinsettias, fresh holly and new and antique Christmas balls!

My Santa snowman at the base!

Each glass is adorned with one of my mini-ornaments!

And every Christmas lunch should include TEA!

This tea-pot belongs to Mom as well!
I think it is stunning!
I just love the little red bird at the top of the lid!

The detail on the piece is amazing!

Look who decided to show up... Santa!

Thank you for visiting today for Tablescape Thursday!
A special thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
for hosting us each week!

Please join me tomorrow for Art Work Friday.


Jane said...

The table looks lovely. What a wonderful quilt! To think that some of the quilt pieces are from you Great grandmother's special is that?!!! I also love your mother's teapot, it is really beautiful.
Hope you're having fun getting ready for the holidays.

Sue said...

I love the plates! The quilt looks great and the detail on the! I also love the teapot. Everything looks so cute.

We arrived safely this afternoon. I'm sitting here with my daughter and happy as can be!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Cute cute cute table! I love the plates and the quilt is wonderful!

Merry Christmas!

Kammy said...

Very nice and a quilt made of your Grandmothers clothes is extra special !

Anonymous said...

Adorable table, love the touch of whimsy in your decor.

Dana and Daisy said...

Dee Dee! It's all festive fun and frivolous! I love it!
Merry Christmas!
Dana and Daisy

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Love, love those darling plates. And your quilt tablecloth is perfect. Absolutely whimsical and fun but perfect for Christmas, too. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb

Joyce said...

Adorable plates and they made me SMILE too! Happy holidays.

Marigene said...

I love your happy table. Those plates are adorable. The teapot is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing...Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Donna said...

Lucky you to have such a beautiful and meaningful quilt. The reindeer plates are adorable.


Rettabug said...

The heirloom quilt you've inherited is a true treasure, Dee Dee! Such a special gift & one that will hold memories for each generation that owns it. Be sure to write down the history behind it for your children & grandchildren so they will know the story.
I ♥ your Mom's Christmas teapot & your reindeer plates are a hoot!!
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love your festive table! Wonderful quilt and those placemats! Oh! My! The dishes are so cute -- this all looks like a happy Christmas at your house!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Wonderful Dee Dee! I love that you used a quilt! The little reindeer plates are so cute!
Merry Christmas!

Cynthia said...

Love your table. The reindeer plates are adorable. Have a great day!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Pretty table - and how fortunate you are to have such lovely quilts!!

Jeanette said...

Oh DeeDee that quilt is incredible. The entire table is just precious. Gosh, I just can't say enough about every piece on your table. I love it. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog. Keelie and Josh say hello also.