Holiday Tablescape

I’m late to the party….AND I’m a hostess too!
Life get’s in the way of stuff doesn’t it sometimes?

But, even though we’re sometimes a bit late……showing up means something…doesn’t it?

When I’m waiting anxiously for my out of state daughter and her family to arrive… long as they show up eventually, I don’t care if they don’t make it right when they said they might……

When my second daughter was two weeks overdue (I did mind actually) but she finally showed up and then it didn’t matter did it?

So, I guess, better late than never!

Here’s how I finally came to the party…..
At 8am, before leaving to decorate for our church’s annual children’s Christmas party I KNEW I had to get a tablescape together…….what to do?

I decided to use four of the round silver trays I find at the thrift store as chargers. They tend to be pretty common because they aren’t good silver but they work great for this duty. I also use silver to decorate with all over the house so I never pass up a well priced (cheap) piece of silver!

Then I grabbed some silver mint julep cups, a silver three tiered serving piece, candleholders and a green tablecloth.
Some white dishes and the good silverware.
Now what……Christmas stuff is still in the attic……out to the garden….
Green and white variegated clippings….OK….now….something red……CRANBERRIES in the fridge!

Next, red cording from my jar of sewing trims for the napkins and the top of the tiered server!

Simple green and white. Fresh looking and Christmasy.

Lest you think I’m totally a non-tablescape kind of person, I did do another tablescape on St.Patrick’s Day……uh, I guess that would be last year…..hmmmm……I guess I AM a non-tablescape kind of person….unless I’m under pressure?


Don’t forget to join up with YOUR tablescape…..unless you’re a non-tablescape kind of person….then you’ll have to wait for another week I suppose…..

See you at the party!!!
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  1. Just gorgeous, Lorraine. Quick, last minute efforts are sometimes the best!

  2. Looks great, Lorraine! And you are right on time. The party goes until Sunday night, you had plenty of time 😉 xo Kristin

  3. So pretty & elegant! Love all the silver!

  4. Your table is beautiful Lorraine…love all of the natural elements…

  5. I am better late than never finding this sweet post of yours, too. I have the same ruby thumbprint glasses. Your table is gorgeous- xo Diana

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