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Monday, December 10, 2012

Candy Cane Table


The inspiration for the table this week came in the form of candy canes. I hung them around a former betta fishbowl from a few years ago. I was going to fill it with Christmas ornaments, but being lazy I just plopped a small ivy in it.



I found this hand crocheted runner at Saver's for $1.99 a few months ago and couldn't resist it. 




This table will be used for a soup and sandwich luncheon with a few girlfriends later this week. It is so hard to round everyone up on the same day this time of year!






The layers of dishes start with Wedgwood Hedge Rose, then the plaid Traditional Holidays by Home, and finally the American Atelier's Athena soup bowl.



The flatware is Oneida Afterglow sterling, which belonged to my husband's mother. 


I used a plain black napkin with a white bow napkin ring and tucked in some faux greenery.





The glassware is clear with a red mottled stem. I have no idea who made them, but would love to find more.


The candle and candle holder are the same ones I used last week. This photo shows the lace runner pretty well.








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40 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I love, love, love the centerpiece. What a great bowl filled with the candycanes. The shape of the bowl is perfect and the plant in the middle is such a fun contrast to the striped candy canes. This is a really fun table. How I love all of the Christmas tables, each one is so unique. Your flatware is stunning by the way. How fun.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, this is adorable! The reason I am commenting so early in the morning is that I just got done resizing my tablescape photos, and I have candy canes also. This made me smile when I saw your post. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Love the "peppy" looking table! It has such a fresh look to it....The candy canes in the glass bowl was such a clever idea....as I've said a number of times, you got the talent in the family!
love you,
jude

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
What a lovely luncheon table for you ladies!!! I adore the candy cane idea for the centerpiece...may I borrow that in the future??? Your stemware is beautiful. Good luck hunting for more, dear friend!I adore the sugar cookie party favors! So sweet!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Again, I thank you for the Turquoise creamer. . .the ladies loved its hue. . .I love that it came from you!!!

Anonymous said...

How clever, love the Candy Cane Centerpiece. You continue to come up with interesting ideas. I also love the table runner you used this week. Happy Holidays - Sue Z.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job Marigene! I love it all, can't really name a favorite piece! (although like others I adore the candy cane idea!)
Connie D

Anonymous said...

I want to come to that lunch and stare at the plaid plates! Just fabulous. luv, bbb

ellen b. said...

I really like your soup and sandwich table! I like the idea of having friends over for S & S, too. Sounds lovely.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene I love this table. Simple but oh so charming! I am wanting some plaid plates and these are just right! The crochet table runner is perfect with this also! Great table as always.

hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Another winner....like the candy canes and love the red stemware. I'll keep my eyes open for some to match for you.
LY,
Delma

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am in love with the plaid dinner plate, and the black napkin goes so well with it. The candy cane centerpiece is perfect and your sterling flatware is gorgeous. Joni

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love how you've arranged the candy canes! Beautiful, festive table, Marigene.

Pat@BPM said...

It's a beautiful table Marigene. I love the candy cane centerpiece!

Alycia Nichols said...

You couldn't have been TOO lazy, 'cause I know it took a little doing to get all those candy canes around there so perfectly. What a great look and a great idea! I never think of stuff like that until I see it elsewhere. You did a really good job with that centerpiece! The ivy looks terrific with its dark green color next to the red & white of the candy canes. LOVE those plaid plates!!! I NEED those plaid plates!!! No...I am going to stick to my dish "fast." I have been so good. Stop tempting me, Marigene!!!! :-) :-) :-)

kitty said...

Marigene, I love the candy cane centerpiece. It is just adorable. Of course, I love anything crocheted and the runner is soooo pretty. Have fun with your girlfriends.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Charming, adorable table! What a creative centerpiece! Love the table runner.

Marlis said...

Great idea with the candy canes.. Love them as a centerpiece. Need to remember that for my candy cane dishes. Your flatware is gorgeous. Love the dishes and the napkin ring just looks so festive.. xo marlis

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

Everything on your table is just lovely! What a cute idea for a centerpiece; I love candy canes this time of year.

Your place settings are so pretty; I especially like the plaid rimmed salad plates (my table has plaid in it too) and the soup bowls are beautiful. Your hand-crocheted runner is gorgeous (you got a real bargain there) and your sterling is gorgeous, too.

Your friends will certainly feel special when they eat at this table.

Have a wonderful week --visiting from Let's Dish.

Denise

Scribbler said...

I did a candy cane centerpiece with my anniversary roses last year, but this year -- I think great minds think alike. I just plopped some in a big wine glass and said "I am decorated!"

This table is really really pretty. I love the plaid plates and the vintage crochet runner.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your friends will love this pretty tablescape! The beautiful lace runner is quite a bargain! The candy cane centerpiece is neat!

Merry Christmas!

Katherine

Tea in Texas said...

What a surprise to see one of the sterling pattern Afterglow by Oneida for it has come down through my family and I love the sweet roses. Candy Canes and Ivy a great combination for a centerpiece. The plaid china really contributes to this fun and festive tablescape. I love the though of soup and sandwich for a luncheon.

Thanks, pam

xinex said...

Your crocheted runner is really beautiful. I like your centerpiece, it's different. Your tartan plates are very pretty...Christinex

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh this centerpiece is got me swooning!! The tablescape is adorable,fun and inviting..I love all your china and gorgeous flatware, my friend. Thank you for your sweet visit to my kitchen. Happy holidays.
FABBY

Dianne said...

Marigene, This is so pretty. I just love the runner. It looks beautiful on your dark table. The candy canes make the perfect centerpiece for a soup and sandwich luncheon. Dianne

Entertaining Women said...

The fishbowl is such a great idea for a candy cane bowl. The only ones that I've ever seen involve gluing the canes to the outside of a bowl....yours is ever so much better! Thanks for inviting us for a peak at your tables cape. Your friends are going to love your table! Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

Diann said...

This tablescape is just so fun! I did a similar thing with candy canes. Decorating with candy is such a cheerful thing to do at the holidays. thank you for sharing at TTF. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

The Tablescaper said...

I am so loving this table! I think this might be my favorite of yours. the candy canes are so effective and I love those plaid plates.

- The Tablescaper

Sue said...

Love those plaid dishes....hope your ladies luncheon is fun...I had our blog lunch last week and it's always fun.

Sarah said...

Cute table, Marigene. The candy cane idea is clever.
I'm having girlfriends for lunch on Monday so am working on my table this evening. ;-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your candy cane centerpiece and pretty crochet table runner! I hope you had a wonderful luncheon. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Mary said...

Marigene~ I love your candy cane centerpiece and your plaid plates! The cookies in your bowls are adorable!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh I hope you don't mind if I borrow your candycane vase idea for a table here at That Old House. How cute, and how charming.

Lovely table ... and I admit to lusting after your sterling.

Merry Christmas!
Cass

Diane said...

Such a creative centerpiece! The table setting is wonderful and I certainly wish someone had left me some gorgeous sterling like yours. Silver is one of my main obsessions - lol!

Kathleen said...

Lovely! I envy your plaid dishes! The runner is sweet, and the cookies are too!
PB had plaid plates on sale Fri. but I was sick and dragging myself through party preps, so I couldn't go. I guess I wasn't meant to have them!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish. I am so behind visiting!

Gina said...

This is such a pretty table! I really love the candy canes in the bowl. They make for a great centerpiece!

Crystal Grandeur said...



Thank you for your visit...love your center piece.real creation.i have't seen such a thing with candy's.in total the table looks enjoyable.....Love..sujatha.:):):)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Such a great centerpiece and good idea to use the candy canes. Love those plaid plates too, perfect for the holiday table you have created. Great bargain on the runner too, gotta love a bargain.

Lorraine said...

Oh, such a pretty and festive table! I love the cheerful snowman smiling from the bowl and the candy cane centerpiece is just perfect :)

Kindly, Lorraine

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

So pretty! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Marigene. Best wishes this holiday season!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the centerpiece, Marigene..so cute and clever! I am sure your friends loved this one! I hope your Christmas has been wonderful!...hugs...Debbie