Thursday, December 10, 2009

~NOTHING LAVISH...AND ACTUALLY even a bit absent minded...

Susan @ BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH hosts this fun event. So much to many ideas...GO see!

This framed little cross stitched Merry Christmas is a favorite of mine..

Dining room...the kitchen is to the immediate left.

A sleigh full of ...stuff, and St. Nicholas too!

Towle flatware. I don't recall the name of the design.

Friendly Village china...some old and some of it new. Did you know the older china of this pattern has a tiny red mark...rather odd..on them. These dessert plates came out to California from Maine. (Thank you Emerie and Jane for shipping them to us!) They seem more fragile then the newer ones.

hmmm...where did the spoon go? I just finished the tree, maybe I'm getting a wee tired..or absent matter...

No cups?

No glasses!

The Santa below was hand sculpted by a lady that does Primitives.

I can't find my Christmas used this little quilt. Not as pretty but it works...for now.

I hope your Holiday preparations are going smoothly. Some of my family are having it difficult this Christmas season so it is taking a lot to keep smiling. But if you will...I will! :)


  1. This is very lovely. I want to pull up a chair and have dinner! Everything is lovely.
    xxoo, Sue

  2. Your room is just stunning and the tree is gorgeous. I love the santa, sleigh and the cloche with the angels on the table. I love the china too. Just perfect for the season. Everything is just beautiful. I hope you are having a Blessed Christmas Season. Hugs, Marty

  3. All is just lovely Mona, but I especially love the Towle silverware and the china... with or without cups and glasses!

  4. Oh Mona! Your table is beautiful!! So Festive and inviting for the holiday season! I love how you have decorate your chandelier! Lovely! What a warm and cozy yet elegant room!! I adore your placesettings! Well done! Hugs~Sharon

  5. It is all just perfect and screams a welcoming Christmas. Your tree is an inspiration and I know you will be blessed with an extraordinary Christmas this year. I thank God everyday that your feeling better.

    God bless and have a wonderful day lovely lady!!!

  6. Just lovely, Mona, as always.

    And I love the little quilt cloth---it's just perfect beneath the old-fashioned scenes in the china.

    And on this 17-degrees day in the Heartland, with even the moss in the backyard going "crunch" underfoot, it's a perfect breath of California when I can look past all the Christmas beautifuls and see your ferns still lushly green and thriving on the patio!

  7. Dear One,
    May you have a Merry Christmas!

    I have enjoyed visiting your blog today. Lovely room where your pretty Tablescape Thursday Table is. All so festive.

    Luvd this!!!

    I toured your blog and found your pretty dolls. They are so sweet. I have a few. Sure enjoy them.

    After reading your profile, I know that you are a remarkable Lady. God bless you and may your days ahead be wonderful, full of joy and lots of smiles.

    d from homehaven

  8. S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.! What a beautiful room, Mona. Your little Santa is adorable and your tree is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  9. Your home breathes Christmas! Like it a lot! Your Christmastree looks very swedish :-) Not so much glitter, but lots of glass balls (or plastic).
    Have a great day now!

  10. Beautiful home decor! I love the pinecone wreath hanging around the light fixture. I have picked up some really good ideas from you! Have a very Merry Christmas.

  11. A wonderful quilt and pretty china go hand and hand like a cup and saucer!

  12. What a beautiful setting. I think it looks rich and decandant. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Your entire home looks so lovely.
    I am sorry that there are members of your family having a hard time, but hopefully it will pass soon.
    God Bless you and your family.

  14. Everything is just beautiful. The flatware and the square plates. Everything is beautiful

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Funny, we both featured the same dishes. I do know that they were introduced in 1953. Mine have a little green mark on the back. I have so many pieces: coffee pot, many different size plates and bowls, as well as serving pieces.
    Your tablescape is great. --Delores

  16. What a beautiful tablescape! Love the St. Nick! Your dishes are pretty and look great with the red check napkins!



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