I used the pretty pine cone and holly Christmas dishes that my mother-in-law bought be a couple of years ago. I added my everyday red bowls for a little bit of color. Oops, that spoon is slipping a bit. I realize that there are no candles in the white candle holders. The candles are still in my car in the Thanksgiving containers, and it was too dark to try and dig them out last night. Please just pretend ... and you get to choose the color of the candles that way.
This bowl, and matching white candle holders with no candles were my Grandma T.'s. I told you that she had lots of pretty dishes. Do you guys know what this pattern and brand is called? I forgot to look before I filled the bowl with lights, red raffia and the vase of ornaments that I showed you yesterday by the ceramic Santas.
The glass ornaments were given to me by my step-daughter Shanna last year. The are on the blue raffia wrapped candle holders that Dad and Jill gave me years ago. As you can see, I do use and appreciate the lovely gifts that others have given to me over the years. The cloth holly wreath that the bowl is sitting on was given to us by Cyndi, a former neighbor. I keep it up all year long, over by our thermostat, next to the nativity scene picture. Years ago, when I was selling Tupperware, our manager told us to keep something having to with Christmas out all year long. Just so we would remember to be nice.
This vintage pitcher was my Grandma J.'s. So pretty, and kind of old! I found the strand of beads at a thrift store last year. They look old, but maybe they are not. They are pretty heavy. I put some blue food coloring into the lamp oil, and it just adds an extra touch.
My daughter Kristin gave me the crystal, and the Christmas glasses are from Grandma T. My friend Lisa C. made the "napkins". We used them for making tables pretty at our church suppers, way back when.
The pretty engraved champagne glasses are from our California Cousins. They gave them to us for a wedding gift.
I put store bought Christmas pillows on the chairs. These would be very easy to make though, if you had some good placemats.
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