Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hard Candy Christmas

Today is Tablescape Thursday over at BNOTP! If you have not been there yet, today is the day! If you are having Christmas dinner at your house this year and you need help decorating, there is no better place to visit! There are hundreds of links to blogs about decorating for the holidays. I know it will give you some good ideas.

 My formal dinning has a peppermint theme that I try and add to every year.

These red glass candle holders on each end are a new edition to my tablescape this year. I found two of these at Ross of all places, very inexpensive.


Swags with berries/centerpiece - Hobby Lobby (years ago)
Red  tall Candelabras - Hobby Lobby (years ago)
short red candelabras - Ross (this season)
peppermint candles - Pier One (this season)
Reindeer in Centerpiece - Sam Moon (two years ago)
Tablecloth - Target
Dishes - Mikasa, French Countryside (wedding registry) a long time ago, really long...
Red Chargers - Pier One (years ago)
Silver napkin rings - Hobby Lobby (years ago)
Champagne glasses - Mikasa Outlet
Water glasses - Mikasa wedding registry
Wine glasses - TJ Maxx (this season)
Red napkins - Target (years ago)
Large Pewter Platter and bowl - The Pewter Lady (this season)
dessert stand with glass cover - arthur court (gift)
Peppermint ornaments - Hobby Lobby

As you can see, picking a theme, color or decorations to start a base tablescape is the way to go. Adding to it every year is fun. Over time you will have collected beautiful pieces, one memory at a time.


  1. What a wonderful table! I just love the red and white stripe. I agree on picking and adding to a theme. So glad I found your blog, now I can follow. Happy TT!!

  2. I think a peppermint theme is a great idea! I have never seen it done, either. When you added the silver, it gave it an air of elegance on top of the fun theme. Great one!

  3. Very pretty table, your silver tray is beautiful-enjoy:@)

  4. That is a cute theme to use. Made for a great tablescape, looks very festive, and your silver tray addded to the elegance.
    Blessings, Nellie

  5. VERY festive!!! I like the red & white with silver! That salad bowl is divine!!!!!