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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas Tablescape!!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.  ~Washington Irving

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.  ~W.J. Cameron

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!  ~Author Unknown

 He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  ~Roy L. Smith

 Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.  ~Carol Nelson

 One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly.  ~Andy Rooney

 Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.  ~Eric Sevareid

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.  ~Bob Hope

 It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  ~W.T. Ellis

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.  ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

  I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  ~Harlan Miller

 At Christmas, all roads lead home.  ~Marjorie Holmes

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

Runner - burlap made by me; Dinner plates - Royal Stafford Christmas Home; Salad plates - Nikko plaid; Flatware - Spode; Red goblets - Stein Mart; Silver goblets - Spain; Napkins - Crate and Barrel; Napkin rings - unknown; Placecard holders - Tag, Amazon, Pottery Barn

Thank you so much for dropping by. I really appreciate all the friendship and comments you've shared with me throughout the year. You've given me so many blessings and I feel the comfort of many special friends here in my home! Blogland is just wonderful. I am linking up with Susan for Tablescape Thursday! Cya there...


Tricia said...

So lovely, Marlis! I really enjoyed the beautiful quotes you included, as well as your pretty table. Love the plaid plates against the transferware, and the centerpiece is just wonderful!

Sara said...

Love the quotes!! Your table is lovely!! Merry christmas to you!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, Marlis.....the color combination is so great, especially the way you were able to mix and match the dishware! That is really fabulous!!! You did an outstanding job with that centerpiece, too!!! That is a really great piece! It just reminds me of a log on the fire. Beautiful flatware...the little imprint on the reverse side is really unique! And the reindeer place card holders to go with the reindeer napkins....perfect! This is a really special Christmas table, Marlis, and I hope that you and yours enjoy every minute of it! Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Ahh, very touching :-)
Your centerpiece is quite striking!
I love the versatility it offers and how you've added greens in there and candles.
Those dishes are some of my favorites, I bought a bit of them myself this year.
Love your stemware and flatware too!
Your combo with the tartan plaid and napkins are perfect with the wood centerpiece!
Peace and joy to you and yours-
Merry Christmas,

The French Hutch said...

your tablescape is just lovely. The plaid works so well with the dinner plates. Love those silver goblets and flatware with the Christmas tree. Beautiful inspirational quotes. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

The French Hutch

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your Christmas table looks! Love the centerpiece and wonderful plaid dishes.

Miss Char said...

I love the rustic look of this table Marlis, right up my alley. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Mary said...

Marlis~ This is one of my favorite tables! I love your natural elements in your centerpiece & the burlap paired with your plaid & Royal Stafford plates! I'm wishing Santa would put some of that gorgeous flatware in my stocking this year :) Amen to putting some Christmas spirit in jars! Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas!

Sharon Haynie said...

What a great table! Love the way everything goes together. thanks for sharing-merry christmas!!!

Sue said...

This table is so beautifully set! Love the flatware pattern and the way you put the dish patterns together. The candle holder looks a bit like an old sugar mold- it is so pretty with the added flowers and greenery. ;-) Why even the place card holders are adorable! Hope you have a lovely Christmas. hugs~ Sue

Marigene said...

Wow, such a beautiful table, Marlis. I love both plates, they look great together.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What wonderfully creative layering you did this week, Marlis! The quotes add a very nice touch, too. Merry Christmas ... from My Place to Yours!

xinex said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Marlis. I love everything about it, from the dishes, centerpiece, flatware,EVERYTHING! I love it all. Merry Christmas to you all...Christine


How gorgeous Marlis, I love everything about this table for Christmas, all your elements are pretty and perfect from the great plates, like the plaid ones, to your centerpiece, flatware, just lovely. Thank you for the quotes, they simply blend with your Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love this. Love both plate patterns and especially the way the plaid plays off of the other plate pattern. Great centerpiece.

Tanya@takesix said...

I love your rustic wood centerpiece base. Beautiful!! Did you make it? Your Christmas flatware is gorgeous! Such a festive table!! I just LOVE it! Merry Christmas, friend!

Meredith said...

Oh Marlis,
I love this table setting. Your dishes are beautiful. I love the rustic touches with the centerpiece, the place cards, the burlap...so so pretty! Your silverware looks so festive too! What a beautiful Christmas setting you've created! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

CJ said...

So creative Malis! Love the centerpiece. Did I miss reading where it came from or did you make it?! Love the plaid salad plates with the other pieces in your collection. I am in the throes of trying to decide if I should go with a plaid tablescape, or one simply Winter White. Merry Christmas. ~CJ

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Yours is a warm and cozy table setting, one where the family and/or friends can gather for a relaxing meal. I love you dish stack and those darling place card holders!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Marlis I love the mix of plaid and transferware and the centerpiece is wonderful!

Merry Christmas!

Diann said...

This table is so pretty Marlis! Love the flatware! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks for being a constant in the past year Marlis! I have really appreciated your visits and comments too. We're still on the road this Christmas (right now NYC) and I see you have gotten around a bit too. I hope your Christmas Day is wonderful, and wish you a Happy New Year! (P.S. Your table is beautiful, and I love the quotes you chose for your post!)

Elaine said...

Wonderful table, Marlis! LOVE the mix of patterns! Prettiest holiday flatware I've seen! The dishes are so pretty, and the stemware is just a perfect match. The natural element of your centerpiece gives a rustic and old-fashion feel!

Have a happy, healthy holiday!

Creating Wonderful Spaces

Jacqueline said...

This is such a homey table Marlis and I love all of your homey quotes too. I especially love the one about stopping opening presents and listen and what you will hear is love! I just wish it lasted a little longer! Have a wonderful Christmas if we don't visit before then!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your table setting. And all the little sayings really adds to the aura of your table. Everything is beautiful. Great post!

Jocelyn @

Entertaining Women said...

Well, I was so involved in the quotes that I had to go back another time to study your gorgeous table. Merry Christmas, my dear new friend. Cherry Kay

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Be Still my heart - I am in love with the Stafford dinner plates! And the plaid salad plate - perfection. I love the natural elements of your centerpiece - so restful.
Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2012.

Rettabug said...

What a cool centerpiece, Marlis! It goes beautifully with all your fun plaid plates (my DD would ♥ those!)& those GORGEOUS Royal Stafford Christmas Home ones. *drool*

Wishing you a very Merry CHRISTmas!

Maria said...

Such understated elegance! It's so lovely. I may borrow your quote idea for my own blog. Merry Christmas, Marlis!

Chubby N Chieque said...

An absolutely gorgeous Christmas settings.

I love the idea with the log as your centerpiece.
A great one, indeed.

Hope you are all in the best of everything & have a peaceful Christmas.

Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, you know I love your table. The mix of plaids with your dishes is a great combo. I'll have to try and work that in next time I use mine. :-) Love all the beautiful quotes. Happy Holidays
hugs ~lynne~

Robin said...

I don't know where to start...love the dishes, silverware, goblets, centerpiece, placecards and especially the quotes. I'm kind of a quote junkie! Have a Merry Christmas!

Robin Flies South

Kathe said...

Simply stunning Marlis! I love all of the quotes. The flatware and your china are just lovely! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas friend.

Maria said...

Marlis, your chandelier has inpired me as well. I'll be showing mine on Christmas Eve. Thank you so much for all your inspiration throughout the year. Although I don't do anywhere near as many tablescapes as you do, I come back to your blog time and again, and ask myself: What would Marlis do?

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

The perfect Christmas table Marlis (I need some plaid plates!!!)! The quotes are a nice touch :) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Linda said...

Beautiful Marlis. I love the centerpiece. The china along with the flatware is so pretty. Mixing patterns is always wonderful. Merry Christmas and a bright New year

Anonymous said...

Your tables are always things of beauty, this one made more special by the quotes you have selected. I always pay special attention to your words. I'm glad you are a presence in my blog life.

Anonymous said...

Your tables are always things of beauty, this one made more special by the quotes you have selected. I always pay special attention to your words. I'm glad you are a presence in my blog life.

Texas Tea Party said...

The matching of the plaid and transferware china is beautiful! The table has the rustic centerpiece with the elegant touch of the placesettings. Lovely! Happy Tablescaping! Pam


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