Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Candy Tablescape

Welcome to another wonderful Tablescape Thursday @ BNOTP and Holiday Linky Party @ The Inspired Room

*Christmas Edition*

Susan and Melissa are our wonderful hostesses, be sure to visit all of the participants.

I've got quite the mixture this week, a little candy and a little retro, which is ok by me...I collect both of those looks

The Gibson dishes haven't been seen for a while, but they make a fine appearance on today's table, because white goes with everything

My tablecloth today is very special to me, this was my mother's tablecloth and I really love it...

Is it stained? Yes.

Is it dingy? Yes.

Do I care? No

It is a little small for my table...and I have a really small table. I think it hangs maybe an inch off...I think things were just small back in the day

With such a busy cloth, the Gibson dishes are really nice

The napkins are some that I found at Tuesday Morning, this Summer

Flatware, with a retro vibe, Target, I think they carry them all the time.

Milk glass, ever present around the house, holds cute little glass candy ornaments

Peppermint candy candles that I got at the dollar store a long time ago, love these

Loverly twisty tapers in red....

Love this gingerbread man cookie plate and my chocolate candy ornaments.

If you would like to see how to make your very own chocolate candy ornament, click here. It's super simple, and fun to do!

I added some candy canes and twisty sticks to my centerpiece, removable of course, just for fun

The snowflake drinking glasses came from the dollar store this year, they are perfect for a glass of egg nog!

Thanks for stopping by, I know this is such a busy time of year!

I hope you're inspired!

Thank you for hosting Susan and Melissa!


  1. Your table is so darling. Love the whole vintage feel of it. --Delores

  2. What a beautiful, fun table. I love it!

  3. wow michelle, your table is just so beautiful, I love all the red and white and love the glasses with the candy canes, the centerpiece is so pretty, love that...

  4. Oh my! Such gorgeous placesettings. Love all the touches of red. You put together a great mix of retro and vintage....can I come over for a meal? :)

  5. Sooooo sweet Michelle !
    Love the plain plates with the busy tablecloth - good choice !

  6. Michelle, Bright and cheery and very,very pretty! I love the napkins and how they make a little special place to put your sherbert milkglass! Very creative. So much detail. I love it all. The tablecloth is absolutely perfect for this tablesetting. I love it!(Did I say, I love it?)
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Love all your detail...the table is beautiful. Love the twisty candles and the centerpiece.

  8. Love the tablecloth. What a wonderful keepsake from your mom. This is just a darling table...or should I say it is "sweet!" :-D
    You do have that special touch. BTW, we have the same gingerbread man plate. See, we are kindred decorators. :) Hope you are having a great Christmas. Isn't this time of year the bestest? take care, Barb

  9. I feel like this could easily change next week, knowing you, but I think this is my favorite tablescape! I love everything about it, especially those adorable candy ornaments and the vintage tablecloth.

  10. Oh goodness, I'm beyond inspired! I'm enchanted with your lovely table and all its bountiful color!

  11. Michelle,
    Your photos are so fabulous! Your colors superb! Love your tablescapes... they are so inspiring!... dee dee

  12. Hi Michelle,
    That first photo is a showstopper! I love the colorful freshness, the creativity, the sentimental aspects. I'm impressed with your artistry every single time I stop by.

    Hoping you and yours have the merriest of Christmases!


  13. Your tablescape is beautiful! I love every single detail!

  14. WOW!!! Sister you are fabulous and your talent is beautiful. Had to look on this site because Barbie was raving about it so, this past Tuesday.

    Love you more,


  15. Your tablecloth truly is a treasure, I ♥ it. The white dishes look so nice on it. The little milkglass compotes are adorable filled with ornaments. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  16. This table setting is so much fun! I love the vintage table cloth, the candy ornaments and the explosion of red & white. I was truly wowed. Great job!

  17. By the way, I just became a follower. :)

  18. Oh...that is soooo MERRY!
    Love the whole effect~

  19. Oh my how stunning! Love how you folded the napkins- and the wonderful red color.

  20. Great & I love the chocolate candy ornaments. Have bookmarked them to do after the holidays!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  21. I love all the beautiful details! Gorgeous!

  22. This is so festive and pretty! I love vintage linens as well.

  23. Gorgeous and fun tablescape! I also love your "chocolate" candy ornament - so clever.
    Found you from food-with-style. Lovely blog.

  24. absolutely amazingly beautiful. I love every bit of it...


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