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December 11, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN THE DINING ROOM...TIME TO CELEBRATE


A new Christmas wreath which was on clearance at Home Depot.
Miss M got one too.....we each got the last one. 
Love it! Beautiful at night with LED lights! 



Now, onto the dining room! 




From grand parties to impromptu potlucks, you will want to 
have everything on hand for the festive event!


My Daddy made his homemade fruitcake cookies every year!
 In keeping with my theme of an Old-Fashioned Christmas, 
I plan on baking cookies with his hand written recipe this year. 
Even if you don't care for fruitcake, 
those cookies were really something we looked forward to! 





My deer obsession is showing up in quite a few places! 




I plan to fill both cookie jars with some of the best home baked cookies!
What's your family's favorites? Would you be able to share your recipe?



Have you noticed that owls are becoming a big part of Christmas decor?
 I am loving them!



 I hope Santa leaves me a snowy white owl ornament in my stocking!


I'll just bet Santa cannot pass this up...
he'll probably stop and take a peek  to see what homemade goodies await him inside!



 I simply was stunned at how beautiful these cookie jars are. 
I believe these additions to our holiday home are my all time favorites this year! 


It's lovely to set up a holiday spread on your beautifully decorated sideboard or buffet.


Make your Christmas dinner party as magical as the season it celebrates....
delectable food, comfortable seating and a welcoming table! 

Estelle's is joining Susan @
http://betweennapsontheporch.net

27 comments:

  1. A beautiful Christmas table!! I love everything about it! Have a wonderful holiday. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Thank you so much Rosie! I so appreciate your sweet comment and for dropping by to visit today! I look forward to checking out The Magic Hutch!! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  2. Oh happy sigh...... Your home is a feast for the eyes... :-)

    And I so love, your wreaths.

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    1. Hi Miss Tessa! Thank you for visiting today and for your sweet comments! Hugs!!!

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  3. Your table is just beautiful! I have those dishes but see I'm missing the pretty cookie jar! Your tablecloth looks like it goes right along with the dishes. Your wreath is so pretty! Your home is lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. Thank you so much Shelia! I so appreciate your visit and kind comments. Hugs to you!

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  4. Where did you get those lovely dishes? I just got my 92 mother-in-law's Christmas set, but they are not as gorgeous as yours. Your home is lovely! Would you like to come and decorate my 1917 mega-bungalow with 2800 sq. ft?? I could sure use the help!!

    Happy Christmas to you and your sweet family,
    Glenda from Kansas

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    1. Why thank you Glenda! How wonderful to have heirloom china! You're a lucky girl. Believe it or not, this pattern is a Better Homes and Garden set from Wal-Mart. I first saw it last year on Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch. I was so thrilled they had come out with a new pattern this year! I am so glad you stopped by today! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

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    2. Thank you!! I have purchased several Homes and Garden items from Wal-Mart and have been pleased. Mostly linens.

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  5. A very beautiful table and I love those dishes! A friend got some and they are just perfect Christmas dishes . . . she looked at the cookie jar too but didn't get it! She may go back!

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    1. So happy you visited today Martha! Merry Christmas!!!

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  6. Very cozy! Yes, the wreaths, the dishes, the plans—all delight!

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    1. Thank you Vee! I hope you are having a warm and cozy day!

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  7. Hi Estelle! I don't believe that I've ever visited your blog but I saw your link on BNOTP. I recognized your beautiful Mary Lake Thompson napkins because I just did a tablescape using another design of hers! We must like a lot of the same things as you mentioned fruitcake cookies. My sister-in-law makes them every year and I cannot wait until I taste them again! Nice to meet you!

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    1. Hi Jane! That is so interesting! Yes, I so love Mary Lake Thompson designs! So very happy to meet you also and I thank you for stopping by! I will definitely check our your blog also! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Beautiful dishes....what is the pattern? and your napkins? can you tell where you found those??
    Lovely room,....so cozy!

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    1. Hi jmac! The napkins are from Mary Lake Thompson. My dishes are from Wal Mart. Thank you for stopping by today! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Hello, I see you are using the same dishes I used. I love them. Your table is very pretty, though totally different from mine.
    D

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    1. Hi Donna! I would love to see how you decorated your holiday table. Maybe you could send me a picture! Tthank you for visiting Estelle's today!

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  10. Very beautiful! I love the china and your attention to detail. Great job!
    Shelia
    House of Highlands

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    1. Why thank you Shelia! I so appreciate your kind comments and visiting Estelle's today! Merry Christmas!

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  11. I have the same dishes and LOVE them! I passed up the cookie jars and am now wishing I had one. Your table is just beautiful!!! LOVE the napkins, GORGEOUS!!! Came over from Susan's.

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    1. Hi Pinky! Thank you for your kind comments. I simply adore this dinnerware and thank Susan for the inspiration and the information she provided for her readers! I wish you a very Merry Christmas! Can't wait to check out your blog!!!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful table...I have those same dishes and you have used them beautifully. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Bev! It's so interesting to hear how many people have fallen in love with this Better Homes and Gardens dinnerware! It is so perfect for the season! I need to visit you and see what lovely inspiration is found on your blog! I appreciate your visit today!

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  13. This table is just wonderful. I have the same plates and live within 8 miles of Six walmarts not one of them carried this cookie jar.Can you please tell me where you got them and do you think I would be able to order them on line? But please please tell me where you got these napkins? they are magical to this table. LOve what you did here.Susie

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    1. Hi Susie! My napkins are from Mary Lake Thompson! I have been a fan of her designs for years! All of them are simply beautiful! I love hearing how many of my readers have loved this dinnerware! It is so perfect for Christmas isn' it? My Wal Mart did not carry any of this BHG line in the store and I ordered the cookie jars on line! They are so beautiful!!! I hope you are able to purchase them too! Thank you for stopping by Estelle's and hope you visit often! Merry Christmas!

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