Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Peppermint Santa Tablescape

Sorry for the delay - this week's posting is very late.....but not because of us. It seems Google and my Internet Explorer decided that I didn't need to post. Wrong. After several days of "wrangling," I am finally able to get this week's table published. (Somehow they felt that my three week old computer was too "old" to support the Internet connection. And I'm the one who supposedly doesn't know anything about computers. Go figure.... )
Anyway, Pat was in a very Peppermint mood when she set the table this week.....
Over view of the table

Ceramic handled flatware is "Primary" by Noritake
The place setting.

Pat added candy canes to the napkin ring

I've had this candy jar for almost forty years

For more peppermint to the table, Pat added a peppermint spoon to stir 

Of course, peppermint swirl tea lights.....

Yes, it's Ralph, my three foot tall frog dressed as Santa joining the festivities....Pat borrowed her husband's Santa costume (Jim's a trooper - he is always letting us take some clothing item of his for Ralph - Thanks, Jim)

One last look from the other end of the table

The "man" himself.....Santa

Ralph from head to toe.....sorry, I couldn't get Monroe, my long haired red Dachshund to get out of the picture....)
Where it came from:
Green Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Flatware - "Primary" by Noritake from Replacements and eBay
Dinnerware - "Peppermint Santa" designed by Susan Winget from Certified International (I bought them at a local Department store long out of business)
Charger - one of my favorites...from Maryland China Company (mail order)
Glassware - "Red Swirl" from Pier 1 two years ago but still available
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 two years ago
Candle Holders - TJMaxx
Candles and Tea Lights - Pier 1
Peppermint Stirring Spoons - from Michael's this year
Santas - from our collection
Candy Jar Centerpiece - from Walsh's (once a very nice dish store in our area but long, long out of business)

We will be joining Christine's "Table It" at Rustic & Refined (finally - so sorry Christine to be late):

We will share our table with Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday (a special posting for all Christmas tables) at:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:


  1. I am in love, my favorite chargers and silverware.

  2. Very nice ladies, I love the frog!

  3. I LOVE this table! I also love the Santa peppermint dishes! I have the same candles and I have some candy dishes. The peppermint Santas are fabulous!!! Do you know wher you found them? I collect santas. Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Love your table filled with whimsy! It's filled with sweetness!

  5. Just a darling table -- and love the frog! I wonder if that dinnerware is still available because I really really like it.

  6. Madly in love with cute table! the dishes, the Santa, the Santa frog all made me smile! Simply adorable!!

  7. Love your candy cane themed makes me smile! Those plates are so cute.
    Hope you return the visit...Merry Christmas!

  8. Bahaha! Love, love Ralph in the Santa costume! Too cute! The Santa's make this table work - all of it looks great together! I saw those peppermint spoons at Michael's but did not get them...after seeing this, I think I will pick some up after all - love this table!
    House of Highlands

  9. This is SOOOO cute! The peppermint and Santa plates are fabulous fun! You get my vote for best holiday table of 2014!

  10. Good thing Pat was in a peppermint mood BEFORE you guys set this table. Otherwise, that whole scenario with Google would have turned this tablescape into a rage-filled GRINCH table!!! Yikes! That must have really rocked your world! I hate to hear that. I'm glad it's over, though, and hope you don't have anymore problems with your "old" computer! :-) :-) :-)

    Instead of a Grinch table, we get to look at this fabulous, fanciful, FUN tablescape that speaks volumes to the spirit of Christmas! I just love it! Those napkin rings are so unusual, and I love the way they stand up like that!!! The addition of the candy canes makes your napkin even better! I love that dancing Santa on the plate! He looks like he's doing what I call the "Stirring a Vat of Soup Dance", although I think the real name of it is The Dougie. Hmmm....Santa's on the hip-hop circuit now? :-)

    Monroe felt too much attention was being paid to frog Santa. I don't blame him for photo bombing! He has to stake his claim!!!

    Merry, Merry Christmas to you and Pat!

  11. This is the MOST gorgeous table! I don't see a way to pin your lovely creations; am I missing the link? I just discovered your site today and am loving it!