Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Table

Pat's inspiration for this week's table was taken from Clement Clark Moore's immortal poem "The Visit" or more commonly known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Bright and cheery, this table captures the spirit of a fun Christmas

Ceramic handled "Primary" flatware is by Noritake

We found these dishes on the sale shelf at Pier 1 two years ago

Pat used two "elves" for the centerpiece

This is Walter, one of Santa's older elves, reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Old books covered in brown wrapping paper raised the trees slightly

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Placemats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Dinnerware - from Pier 1 two years ago
Bread/Butter Plate - "Evergreen" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - "Primary" by Noritake from Replacements and eBay
Red Glasses - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift boutique)
Green Wine Glass/Martini Glass - "Designer Series" by Judel from
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Santa's Elves - Zim's Elves Themselves from Wayfair
Hobnail Candle Holders - from the Discovery Shop (the Cancer Society's thrift Store)
Red Candles - from Tuesday Morning
Trees and Ornaments - from Michael's

We will be joining the following Blog Parties:
"Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. This table is so cute -- those elves are great! No matter how I try to use other color combinations for Christmas tables, I always find myself returning to the traditional red and green. I like the way you used overlapping placemats to bring in both colors. The dishware reminds me of peppermint stripes. I love all of your Christmas tables -- keep them coming, please!

  2. Very pretty and festive! Fun too!....Christine

  3. Love, love, love the striped dinnerware! I think it could be used both a whimsical tablescape and in a traditional red and green tablescape. I adore Walter! I love peppermint sticks or candy canes and this reminds me of them! Such a fun table!

  4. Gorgeous! The most beautiful and charming plates. Love your centerpieces. I am in love with the placemats, I really love those woven ones. Valerie

  5. Love the packages and tree napkin rings and of course the figurines! Delightful!

  6. What a great idea to create a table inspired by a favorite Christmas poem.

  7. Those napkin rings are fabulous!!! Another wonderful table, thank you.