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    Table Settings for the Holidays

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    Dreamgoddess
    Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:50 am
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    Here are some photos of my living room all ready for Christmas.

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    This is our main tree. It's mainly decorated with spun and clear glass ornaments, but there are ornaments on the tree that my children made in school.

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    There are also pink sparkly ornaments scattered around the tree.

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    The fireplace mantle...

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    Curio cabinet and hall tree...

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    The village is set up on top of my piano.

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    Have you been Naughty or Nice this year?? icon_twisted.gif

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    On the coffee table are two of my Snow Queen figurines...

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    I made the beaded ornament cover for this ball several years ago.

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    Living room as seen through the looking glass. icon_lol.gif

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    gailanng
    Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:28 pm
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    So much eye candy!

    I snapped a couple of pictures this morning. I'm not quite finished, but I agree, do the whatever you can in advance. It takes off much pressure.

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    Zurie
    Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:26 am
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    Oh - my - goodness!!! How gorgeous!!

    Dreamgoddess, your house looks fantastic! You have the most beautiful things, and your house looks as if it was built during the Edwardian era (my favourite).

    Gailangg, what lovely plates and colours!!!

    The living area of our home is open-plan, and somehow does not lend itself to the enchanting fairyland atmosphere that Dreamgoddess conjured up. Also, it's midsummer, which takes away a lot of the traditional magic!! icon_sad.gif So my table is extremely plain.

    We're only 4 for Christmas Eve tonight (sister and BIL too) and none of us can be with our children and grands this year. Sad, but not practically possible.


    Dreamgoddess
    Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:55 am
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    gailanng wrote:
    So much eye candy!

    I snapped a couple of pictures this morning. I'm not quite finished, but I agree, do the whatever you can in advance. It takes off much pressure.

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    Gailanng, your table is gorgeous! I love the dishes you used...do you know the pattern name? Also, in the second photo, what kind of serving utensils are those in the front? I would love to see a closeup photo of them.
    Dreamgoddess
    Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:03 am
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    Zurie wrote:




    Zurie, your table looks so elegant! I love how you used the black plates in the setting. You know, I was reading a blog yesterday and the lady had set her Christmas table using black, white and gray. It had that same elegant look as your table does. Are those ornaments scattered down the center of the table?

    Unfortunately, my home isn't that old. I think it was built in the 1940's, so it's just an old house with lots of quirks...rooms not square, floors and ceiling that slope in places. My dream is to have a true Victorian home with large rooms, high ceilings and a turret...oh well, one can always dream. I don't foresee this one ever happening though. icon_cry.gif
    Dreamgoddess
    Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:28 am
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    Since we have so many family gatherings to work around at Christmas time, my children (well, the ones that are grown and have left home) always come home for dinner on Christmas night and we exchange gifts then.

    I set up the island in my kitchen for my grandsons using a snowman theme. I wish I had used a white tablecloth so it would look more "snowy", but I put it together really quickly and honestly didn't even think about a tablecloth.

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    gailanng
    Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:17 pm
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    Thank you, Dreamgoddess. The plates were sold at Dillards. They're called Fruit Amore by Nobel Excellence. I bought some of the round and square plates last year.

    Those 3 pieces are an antler-handled carving set. I love their rusticy appearance. I started noticing them on some blogs and fell in love. Those in the picture, I won on ebay probably more than a year ago...maybe 2 years ago for about 50 bucks. Right before Christmas I followed a pair (minus the sharpening piece) and I think they sold for about $25. They weren't quite as nubby, but still beautiful.

    Tomorrow I'll take a better picture.
    gailanng
    Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:50 am
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    Here's a closer look at the carving set.

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    Dreamgoddess
    Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:22 pm
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    Oh my goodness, I love those! I would love to have a set of silverware with handles like that. I'm going to check ebay and see if I can find some!
    gailanng
    Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:47 pm
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    Dreamgoddess, I don't know if you've ever frequented the blog below, but it's quite jaw dropping. I remembered it as being one with some stag horn pieces. Also, take note of her pantry. You may never come up for air!!! icon_wink.gif

    http://french-kissed.com/page/5
    Dreamgoddess
    Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:01 am
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    Thanks for sharing this link! Her home is beautiful! I've bookmarked the site so I can go back and take my time reading through it.
    DaimonKing
    Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:02 am
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    Really all the photos are beautiful. Decoration is awesome. Now I can say that we should look beyond the traditional Christmas red-and-green color palette for a rainbow of ways we can decorate for the holidays.
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