Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One of My Favorite Things....

Snowmen! I love snowmen! I have collected snowmen for quite some time. In my first house, my kitchen was decorated in snowmen all year round. It made me happy! I wish I had pictures but in those days I really wasn't into taking pictures. Hmmm, I wonder if that's why I still have trouble remembering to take pictures????

Anyhow, today is the first day I am using my snowmen dishes this year! I usually use them from December 1st thru February, but since I am in Texas and moving to Illinois everything is mixed up. I can't seem to find my mojo! lol I bought the dishes and bowls at Goodwill in Buffalo, NY about two years ago. I have a place setting for four. I love them! I wish I had more....

We are in my dining room for a change!

This is the place mat underneath and I have a green one under this one.
The napkin of bright colored faces! I have a matching tablecloth but it looks worn so I tend not to use it.

My ccenterpiece is made with a cake plate with a glass plate on top. I put crystal trees and small white & wine bulbs with silver sparkling garland intertwined. 

A close up of the trees in the centerpiece

A reindeer I bought at Goodwill sits on a quilt made by my cousin from Maine.

A few friends that visited today!

It seems like Sweetladyelaine is ready for Christmas! I am not decorating too much because we are still showing our house. Just enough to get in the spirit! Mr.Sweetladyelaine will be home for Christmas and I can't wait. I am looking forward to making a few cookies and celebrating the birth of Our Savior with my husband!

I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. I hope you stop by and visit all the beautiful tablescapes!

Looking forward to sharing with you my Christmas front door!

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Cute table! I ♥ snowmen...I used to do my kitchen window in them. Beautiful centerpiece, the crystal trees are just lovely.

  2. Oh this is adorable! Your santa plates are so cute! Most of all I love your centerpiece! That turned out so nice! I hope your home sells. My sister is doing the same thing and worn out from keeping the home perfect and ready for showings much less trying to get in the spirit of the holidays! Texas to Illinois? That's quite a different lifestyle! Good luck! Happy Holidays, Liz

  3. I love your "snowy" tablescape. Everything is so pretty.

  4. I love snowmen too. Aaah leaving Texas for Illinois. That will be culture shock! When? Where? I feel for you trying to keep the house show ready this time of year! Your table though, is darling. I love your dishes and I love the sweet centerpiece.. ooh, you just can't leave Texas... waaaah.. xo marlis

  5. Elaine, Your snowman dishes are adorable. I have that reindeer, too! New follower.

  6. I share your love for snowmen! They are just so cheerful. Your dishes are adorable

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  7. Ooooooh, Elaine...I LOVE those crystal trees!!! I love bling, and those definitely say BLING!!!!!