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Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I set a table in front of the fireplace for a relaxed soup and sandwich supper.  (We call it supper if it is a light meal and dinner if it is a heavy meal.  Do you do that?)  I have to tell you about the quilt that covers the table.  Other bloggers are always telling about these great deals they find at Goodwill stores.  I don’t live near a GW store, but when I met some other bloggers in Memphis several years ago, we went to a GW.  I found this quilt for $2.00, and I’ve used it on tables every Christmas since then.  It’s my one and only GW bargain.

Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I started the place settings with red metal chargers. I topped them with white plates (Ironstone Octagon Holiday).  I forgot to remove the soup bowl for a picture of the octagon plate.  Those belonged to my mother.

Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The soup bowls and the plate I used for serving the sandwiches are Holiday Celebrations by Christopher Radko.  I received the plate as a gift with cookies on it, and I found the soup bowls at an antique mall last year.

Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used Wedgewood Winter Festival for our sandwich plates.

Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Christmas trees on the stemware continue my Christmas tree theme.

Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My Mother’s wooden Christmas tree napkin rings were an obvious addition to this table.

Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The centerpiece is simply a plate filled with Christmas trees, including the salt and pepper shakers, which were a gift from my friend, Nancy, many years ago.

Christmas Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

It was so nice to relax and enjoy our Christmas trees.  (I’ll share more about our trees on Friday.)
Thanks so much for your visit. 

I’m partying at Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh Laurie this is so sweet- the quilt really copies it up. Love the dishes- all of them! I didn't know there were Christopher Radko dishes! The last picture with the trees is stunning!


I love the two trees flaNking the fire place Laurie! The quilt table topper is my fave, although the dishes are too...ok,ok, I love it all!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful post card effect for your Christmas setting.
fondly ~lynne~

xinex said...

It looks so cozy. What a great find and buy on the quilt. It is so pretty. Love the Christmas tree bowls too...Christine

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, your GW quilt is gorgeous. I love the colors and the way it works for Christmas is perfect.
Your table setting looks so cozy and inviting. I love your dishes too.
When can I drop by for supper??
Hugs and Blessings

Tardevil said...

Wow, that blanket is awesome! You may not get to shop at GW often, but when you do, you kill it! Love the trees, too!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is pretty and perfect on your table. I love your dishes and lovely table!

Candy S said...

Laurie, Your little supper table is lovely. The quilt adds so much personality to this pretty fireside setting. I am crushing on those Christopher Radko soup bowls, I want some of that pattern! I am really feeling bad for you not to have a Goodwill near by. The things I find there are amazing. Remember the 1956 ford truck I told you about last week? I used it in my Christmas Village copycat tablescape that I posted last night. That little truck will always be one of my favorite Goodwill finds. By the way, your word verification is turned on. Just an FYI.... Have a wonderful day..... Candy

Unknown said...

Oh Laurie you scored with this quilt amazing. and the firelight by two trees well lets just say if I could sit there and just stare at the lites all night I would.Susie

Rosie M. said...

Oh, my that last picture on your blog should be in a magazine! It sings, "Merry Christmas!" I love the quilt you found. Imagine the work to create it! Your table truly does honor the Christmas tree. Well done and thank you for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch