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Thursday, December 19, 2013


Christmas Table

I’m running waaaay behind.  We host the same 30 family members for Christmas Eve that we host for Thanksgiving, and I only have one table set!  Where has the time gone?

Christmas Table

No time for many words in this post.  I have to set several more tables to get ready, and I have got to start cooking.  I used my Nikko Classic Collection dinner plates on this table.

Christmas Table

Christmas Table

Christmas Table

Christmas Table

Christmas Table

Are you ready for Christmas.  I hope you’re not as far behind as I am.  I’ll be back Friday to share some more Christmas around the house (I hope).  Thanks for visiting me.  laurie

Although I’m late linking, I’ll be partying with:  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Anonymous said...

And a beautiful table it is, Laurie!

We are going to oldest daughter's Christmas Eve. Our pajama party. I only need to do a dessert. Saturday after Christmas we will have the family here. That is a soup and appetizer get together. I am wondering about that table. It will be the only one I will need to set. However, buffet is really looking good right now.:-)
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Brandi said...

Wow, 30 family members!!! The most I've ever hosted is 12! Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Your table looks so pretty.

Sarah said...

Laurie, it looks delightful. I'm always in awe of all that you do each holiday. Good luck with the preparations. I know your tables will be festive and the food delicious! Merry, merry! ~ sarah

Tricia said...

Wow, Laurie, you are definitely the Matriarch, not to mention the Hostess with the Mostess! Hosting a family that large sounds challenging, but I'm confident you make it look easy! I love all the different trees you've used on this table.

Unknown said...

Oh yes, I remember those days! lol "Your tables will all get done and so will all the food". My mom's famous quote! And it all did get done! My advice is to breathe! Your table looks wonderful! Wish I could be number 31!
Blessings My Friend, and have some fun!

Dewena said...

30 people! Do you think they'd notice if you just kept the Thanksgiving table settings out? I have not even made out my menu or grocery list. I am so behind this year. I keep threatening a restaurant meal but then there would be no leftovers.

I love your reds and greens, Laurie! And those beautiful placemats and napkins!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow, Laurie, that is a crowd!

I love your table. Everything you do is SO CUTE!

It is festive and fun and so you! Everyone will love it! I wish I could be a fly on the wall at your gathering.

Have fun!



Jewel Sauls said...

Love it! You are amazing hosting 30 people! I know you will pull it all together in style! Merry Christmas!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your tablescape is lovely--I especially like the green glasses! Best wishes for your party :)

Marigene said...

Laurie, you better get busy with those another week it will be time to ready for the New Year! Where does the time go?
Your table is so lovely and festive. I really like those plaid placemats. The s/p are adorable.
Merry Christmas!

Lulu said...

30 people....I hope everyone brings something so you don't have to do all the cooking plus the getting ready for such a crowd. I know all will appreciate the effort you put into making your table(s) warm and welcoming.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

30 people for dinner wow. I can see
why your behind. You need help.
I know you will get everything finished and it will be perfect.
Your table is very very pretty.
Merry Christmas

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow Laurie you are so ambitious! Love your table. Your arrangement through the center looks fabulous!

Celestina Marie said...

Laurie your table is gorgeous. I love how you ran the display down the middle. You sure don't look like you are behind. Your guests will enjoy dining at such a beautiful setting.
Wishing you a great rest of the week as we get closer to Christmas.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

This table is just gorgeous! I love your Nikko plates, and it's all lovely.