12/03/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 127

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Welcome to the 127th "Sunday Favorites" Party 


"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!
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Hello my friends!
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Welcome to the 127th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend!  Wow...where does the time go to?  Can you believe that we are already into the first week of December?  The "Christmas Countdown" clock is ticking away....tic-toc...tic-toc!  Hehe!
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  I have been busy, busy at my place...decorating the halls with boughs of holly and Christmas joy!  I think I am finished with my Christmas decor...now I just need to get photos so I can share my 2011 Christmas with you.  Stay tuned, my friends!
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Today for Sunday Favorites...I am revisiting a Christmas post from December 2009...a Christmas tablescape called "Christmas in the Woodlands".  I hope that you enjoy!
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 Well my friends...I'm looking forward to seeing your Sunday Favorites posts this week and visiting with you!  You can sign up for the party at the end of this post!
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Have a super Sunday!
Chari
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Sunday Favorites My favorite post from:
December 21, 2009
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"Christmas in the Woodlands"
Christmas Tablescape
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Hello my friends...Merry Christmas!!!
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I'm so happy that you stopped by today for a visit! I just wanted to wish each and every one of you...my dear sweet friends...a Merry Christmas!!! I pray that you and your families are filled to overflowing with the peace, joy, and love of God this Christmas season!!!
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Ohhh my...I had so many big plans for Christmas this year! I have been busy, busy...but I think I have run out of time to do some of the things that I was hoping to accomplish. For instance, I had three different Christmas tablescapes planned, however I have only been able to get one of them done! Where does all the time go to? Anyway, I would like to share with you, the one Christmas tablescape that I was able to finish! Enjoy!!!
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A Christmas in the Woodlands
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We are having a quiet, informal Christmas this year. It will just be my husband and I and the two children. I have planned an informal dinner for the four of us on Christmas day in our dining room...something warm and inviting...fun and full of Christmas magic!
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A "Woodlands Christmas" Place Setting
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I found these beautiful Christmas plates on ebay several months ago for just $12.49 for the set of four! It was love at first sight!!! These beautiful salad/dessert plates are called "Winter Greetings" and are manufactured by Lenox. Ohhh...just look at those sweet little chickadees! I decided to pair the Christmas salad/dessert plate with a solid red dinner plate...simple...informal!
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The amber colored goblets come from Walmart. I like how they pick up the amber tones on the Christmas plate!
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The Table Linens
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I love my new Christmas placemats! The black, red, and green colors are perfect with this Woodlands Christmas tablescape! I found them at the Dollar Tree...for just $1 each! I had hoped to find red and green plaid dinner napkins but I just ran out of time...so I used the solid red napkins that I already had!
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A "Christmas in the Woodlands" Centerpiece
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Ohhh...I had so much fun putting this table centerpiece together!
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A Woodlands Birdhouse
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I thought this pretty black birdhouse would be a great focal point for my "Woodlands Christmas" centerpiece! You know...those sweet little Christmas chickadees needed a home!
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I used pine greenery and sprigs of red berries at the base of the birdhouse and scattered a few pinecones into the mix. I then added two decorative iron candleholders with pillar candles to each side of the birdhouse. The pillar candles were a little plain so I added a bit of twine, greenery, red berries, and a small pinecone for decoration.
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and we can't have a Christmas Woodlands without a bird's nest...
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I added a little bird's nest at the base of the birdhouse...it just seemed right! Hehe! A little cast iron bird is resting upon the nest.
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The Christmas Birds of the Woodlands
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Besides the little chickadees and the white bird in the nest...a couple of other birds came to visit! Ohhh my...they sure are plump little creatures! Hehe! I found two pretty wooden black birds at Hobby Lobby this past summer. I just loved the ornate cut-work design in the sides of them. If you look real close, you will see that the cut-work pattern is holly leaves and berries! Sooo pretty!!! These precious little guys were all black but I decided to touch up the holly leaves and berries with a little green and red acrylic paint so that the pattern would show up a little better.
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Christmas Trees...A Little Woodlands Magic
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I found these two beautiful red and gold glittery Christmas trees at the Goodwill a few weeks ago...they were only .50 each!
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They bring a certain Christmas magic to our Woodlands...don't you think?
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A Christmas in the Woodlands...Buffet
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I thought I would include a couple of photos of the Christmas decor on my dining room buffet.
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Ohhh look...and here is the Woodlands Santa!
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I decided to use my Woodlands Santa in the dining room this year. And believe it or not...this is where the entire "Woodlands Christmas" theme began! We just had to have a Christmas Woodlands for Santa!!!
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I started collecting Santas a few years ago...I don't have many but this one is my favorite!!! I just love his burgandy cordoroy coat with the all that fur trim! He has a tall staff in his hand that has a bit of pine greenery mingled into the top of the staff...and yes...another sweet Christmas bird...a Christmas cardinal! Santa is carrying a burgandy velvet bag over his shoulder...filled full of sugared fruit! Another bag sits at his feet with more sugared fruit! I think Santa has been feeding all of my Christmas Woodlands birds!
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And there you have it...a Christmas in the Woodlands tablescape!
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Well my sweet friends, thank you so much for coming by today and taking a peek at my "Christmas in the Woodlands" tablescape! I'd love for you to leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
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Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas, my friends!!! May the Lord bless you with good health and sweet fellowship with family and friends!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari

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16 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh dear Chari, thids table is magnificent! You have the most extraordinary things to create such gorgeous tables and vignettes. I so love, love the bird cage and the elements around it, such loveliness! I wasn't blogging back in 2009 so this is so new to me and I'm feasting my eyes! I'm ready too and I'll be posting more from Monday on. I've been so busy with the grandgirls for 11 days with no parents! They're adorable but I am a bit tired. I'll be ready tomorrow for some home pics. Thanks for sharing and hosting darling. Happy Seasonal Sunday! Hugs, FABBY

Sarah said...

Chari, it's always a treat to view your tables. They are full of sweet vignettes and lots of details. Thanks for offering Sunday Favorites as a means to revisit a previous post. I appreciate it! ~ Sarah

podso said...

More prettiness from your dining room! Just lovely. I hope you have had a good weekend. Thanks for hosting!

Mary Ellen said...

Chari I get so much inspiration looking at your wonderful decorating skills in action! The Woodlands Christmas theme is a perfect title for this!

I have been so busy trying to get the house ready for some dinners we are having plus all the normal ministry stuff and being gone for Thanksgiving. I do so hope I will be ready for the first one this Thursday!

Have missed you friend- sorry I haven't been around much-

bee blessed
mary

Designs By Pinky said...

Chari, I am so sorry, I linked my new post! I don't know how to erase it. Can you delete it for me. Again, I apologize! I will find an OLD link to do. XO, Pinky PS, your table is gorgeous. I will be right back.....

Designs By Pinky said...

Chari, your Woodlands table is exquisite!!!! I love those trees and what a BARGAIN!!! I have a friend who has those salad plates and I have always LOVED them! Your centerpiece is gorgeous, you added ALL the right elements, it is perfect! XOP, Pinky

clutterhome said...

My favorite part of the tablescape is the beautiful amber goblets! They're gorgeoous!

Thank you for hosting :)

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,
Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season..my it's upon us so quickly. I love your Woodland table...probably some of my favorite tables are natural and have elements of nature in them. The black birdhouse is beautiful and those are the sweetest bird plates. As always your table is warm and inviting! Have a wonderful Sunday!!
Miss Bloomers

Jo's This and That said...

Chari beautiful post! Thanks for sharing you r beautiful home. Hope you had a great trip.

Betty said...

Hi Chari,
I love your tablescape. A Woodland theme is perfect for the Holiday season. Wow!!! I love how you shop. It's amazing the great thing we find at the Dollar Tree. Thanks for have a great party for re-run posts. I wanted to share my Christmas Pin with the new bloggers.
xo
Betty

Maggie said...

Good morning dear Chari,
your woodland theme is wonderful.
We have red walls too and your vignettes have inspired me to try new ideas this year.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I love that you reposted this Christmas in the Woods post, you know how nature speaks to my heart. I hope you're having a fabulous w/k.
hugs ~lynne~

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Everything looks so lovely, Chari. Love the Woodlands plates! The table setting, plus your decorated sideboard looks very upscale. You did a fantastic job.
Best,
Gloria

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Chari: I'm back! After I left my comment above, I said, "Hey, why don't I join her party?! I can join with a previous xmas decoration post!" So I am going to do it and come back and join!!! :) Thank you!!
Best,
Gloria

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