Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tablescape Thursday and more…..

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts Tablescape Thursday each week. If you have not seen her blog, you really must. She is truly the hostess with the mostess.
I am sitting in my chair in my soon to be completed studio/office/guest room. There seems to be some semblance of order in the room itself but the guest bathroom is off limits (no media) and shall be for a while. Susan Boyle is singing softly in the background and I have some Christmas music to play as well.
The embroidery machine has been busy. Tea towels and snowflakes are wonderful presents. I shall try to make one a day until Christmas. I use the snowflakes on the Christmas tree. I place them on the boughs just as if they had just landed.

I have quite a few different snowflake designs. Some I do in white and some in ivory. I like to mix them up. The days of the real tree are over. I don’t miss the needles until April but I do miss the wonderful smell. Our tree is a tabletop model and works quite well. I set it on a round table covered with a Christmas quilt made just for that purpose.
I decorated the Welsh cupboard and the coffee table.

A big glass jar holds some of the ornaments too large for the tree.
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Then I started on the table. This setting is just the holiday setting. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there will be different ones. I haven’t decided what but it is still early……
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So that’s what I have been doing. Now I have to go and say hi to all of you who have been stopping by and leaving wonderful comments while I had that bug. I will take some more pictures as well.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, this looks very festive, Carol! I love your snowflakes and your mercury candlesticks, your beautiful ornaments, and your pretty place setting on that paisley runner.


Sheila :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Carol, so glad you visited. I love the snowflakes. I have some my sister made years ago. I don't do a big tree anymore. A skinny fake tree in the kitchen and a small white tree in the bay window of the family room and I like it just fine. :) Happy Wednesday. xo Lynn

Chari said...

Hi Carol...

Ohhh my goodness!!! After looking at all of your fabulous Christmas, the word that comes to mind is "magical"!!! My friend, it's all sooo beautiful! I just adore all of your pretty snowflakes...they're gorgeous! So you make these on your embroidery machine? I've never seen anything like them! And...I love all that pretty silver, mercury glass! And...your photos are sooo good! I really enjoyed this post, my friend! Thank you for sharing your Christmas pretties with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Queenie said...

Those snowflakes that you make and the tablescape are beautiful....I love the snow that's falling on your blog too...that's really pretty and such a nice effect to your photos!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Carol! Breath taking pictures! What beautiful images -- so dreamy.

I am very intrigued by the snowflakes. Do you embroider them on tear-away or dissolving interfacing or other surface? They are GORGEOUS.


The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Beautiful pictures you've taken there. The snowflakes are something that my family would keep and hand down generation to generation. Please do a how to so we could make them too?

Carol at Serendipity said...

The snowflakes are embroidered on a dissolving material on my Babylock embroidery machine. I have a large hoop for this machine so I do 5 or 6 at a time. I cannot even imagine making them the old fashioned way!


Lize said...

How do you make those beautiful snowflakes? You should post a tutorial..
Lovely post!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Carol, these are GORGEOUS! I love the ornaments and the candles and the SNOW! How did you do that?

I've left you something over on my blog.... :-)

Maggie B said...

The snowflakes you create are just magical, how clever and the snowflakes falling on your blog are a delight too.
Today I decorated our sitting room tree,this year I decided to go with a white & silver theme.
Mr B thinks it's tasteful and elegant I'm thinking it needs something more, but I'll wait a few days before tweaking.

Sarah said...

Carol, everything glows! Love the snowflakes you made. They add a beautiful touch to the green stems of the tree. Your table looks warm and inviting with the 12 Days of Christmas salad plates. Perfect color combinations with your linens. I'll be eager to see the table set for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. ~ Sarah

Sandy said...

Carol, your decorations are just beautiful, I love the snowflakes you are making. Those candlesticks are breath taking. Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to see more of your decorations.

Kathleen said...

Hi Carol,
What a lovely post..Makes me forget I am sitting here surrounded by bins and boxes..overwhelming!

I love your snowflakes..I do my dining room tree with Battenburg lace angels..not as pretty as your works of art...

I have an embroidery machine..never out of the box. I am determined to learn this winter..
It is not a fancy one..a Brother...I need lessons, nowhere near here give them.
No sewing machine stores anymore!

Your pics are beautiful!

Janean said...

your snowflakes make me sigh they're so lovely!

xinex said...

You have very beautiful Christmas ornaments. The snow flakes are awesome!...Christine

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Too many blog events this week, I'm late getting to see your post. Everything is beautiful. i love your snowflakes. As a person who doesn't sew at all...I'm in awe. I love the plates and the colors you've used. Thanks for visiting me!


♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks so much for making my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those snowflakes! In fact, they're the best kind!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

looks nice and cozy--hope you continue to feel better!


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