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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

READY FOR CHRISTMAS–ALMOST!

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The stockings are hung (but not by the chimney) with care.
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

But they are hung very close to this St. Nicholas with his good girl and boy list.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The food is cooked (well almost all of it).

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are in our home.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

And my Orchid is blooming.  (Okay, that’s not really about Christmas, but I wanted to show you the blooms.)

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Tables are set for our Christmas Eve celebration for 30.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The table for 10 is set with my Nikko “Classic Collection”, and…

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

because I only have 8, my Mother’s Ironstone, “Octagon Holiday” are on each end of the table.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Three cloches line the enter of the table, and…

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Christmas wine decanters hold cuttings from our Christmas trees.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Salt and pepper shakers are ready to be shaken.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A table for three is set with Traditions “Holiday Celebrations by Christopher Radko” (which I purchased at a Flea Market last year).
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Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Wine stems depicting two of the 12 days of Christmas hold more cuttings from our trees.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A small cloche serves as a centerpiece.  Since I didn’t have 2 turtle doves, I used 2 pretty ducks for salt and pepper.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I scrunched 6 place settings on our “high/low” table.  If you haven’t seen this table before, it serves as a coffee table most of the time, but on Christmas Eve, we’ll raise it to dining height.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used my 4 “O Tannenbaum” plates, which were a gift from my husband years ago, along with my Mother’s “Christmas Village” plates.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The sweet cloche ornament, in the center,  was a gift from my secret pal this year.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The French Hens salt and pepper shakers were a gift from my friend, Brandee, last year.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A table for 8 is set with Fitz and Floyd, “Country Plaid”, which I bought at a “going-out-of-business sale a few years ago.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Three more cloches are centerpieces on this table, and…
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

More salt and pepper shakers are ready to be shaken.

Merry Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thank you so much for coming by to help me wrap up the Christmas season. 
 
I don’t know if anyone is partying this week, but if they are, I will be linking to:  Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

8 comments:

ellen b. said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours Laurie. Looks like you have everything under control. I really like your stocking hook system!

Marigene said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Laurie!

Susie Holler said...

Wow where do you store all of it and seriously how long does it take you to decorate your home or take it all back down?That's alot of lovely work.Merry Christmas.Susie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Laurie, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas with peace, love and good health!

Denise Marie said...

Great job! Everyone will feel special.

Palomasea said...

It's been a long time, dear Laurie...I am looking forward to getting back into blogland.
But I wanted to stop in and wish you a Merry Christmas! Your home is inspirational, beautiful, and cozy as always
Sending love to you,
~ Irina

Maria C said...

Everything is just lovely, but I think I've fallen in love with the Nativity set! Are they papier mache? Truly beautiful. I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for sharing your delightful celebration!

Candy S said...

Your tables are all wonderful. It looked like you were ready for your guests to start arriving. I am sure you all had a marvelous holiday celebration..... Candy