Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE TUES-RETRO CHRISTMAS PARTY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE TUES-RETRO CHRISTMAS PARTY. Show all posts

Monday, December 1, 2008


It's Tuesday again, so we all know what that means -- Time for another Tablescape Tuesday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

If you think my table looks like I'm in the midst of Christmas decorating, you're right. I AM still decorating, but my centerpiece for this retro dessert party does look like I'm still taking the ornaments out of boxes, but I really meant for it to look that way! I know, the boxes are for storing the ornaments, but I like the vintage looking boxes. Now, if I could just leave all of my Christmas storage boxes out, my decor would be finished a lot sooner.

I'm using my Santa reindeer plates--
Dasher and Dancer...

Prancer and Vixen...

Comet and Cupid...

Donner and Blitzen.

Under the retro tree are vintage ornaments still in their boxes.

I know, it's sad when you can't even throw away the boxes!

Some vintage ornaments on my retro tree:

Would you like to try a cookie?

Oops! Let me go refill the coffee pot.

I'm sure that Susan will show other beautiful tablescapes that will not have old boxes on their tables. Be sure to go to Between Naps on the Porch and check out all of the pretty tablescapes done by people who get rid of their boxes (or at least put them back into storage after they take the ornaments out)! Thanks for stopping by. If you come back another day, maybe I'll have all of my ornament boxes put up (but probably not these!) laurie

P.S. So many people have commented that they want to collect vintage ornaments, but that the prices are too high. I thought I would let you know about the ones I have. Some of them were on my tree when I was growing up. Some were purchased on the last day of an estate sale ($1.00 for a bag with 3 or 4 ornaments). Several came from garage sales (5 or 10 cents each). There are some people out there who think that vintage ornaments aren't worth much, so look in places other than antique stores, and I think you'll find some reasonable prices.