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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Green and Red Christmas Table

Today was the last of my Christmas luncheons with girlfriends. I had to do a couple as I couldn't get everyone together on the same day. I started out doing red and white and changed it to red and green an hour before their arrival. The red and white was too close to what I had done the last two weeks.

Here is one of the red and white I started with...The red charger is a large Waechtersbach dinner plate. The white plate is unmarked as is the red soup bowl.




The green plates are old, also unmarked...we use them frequently. The flatware is Oneida Louisiana.


The Cris d'Arques/Luminarc wine glass has an emerald green stem. This shape and size are my favorite...they don't hold much white wine for this almost non-drinker! I bought them at Savers, they were 99¢ each, but on Mondays they give a 25% discount on certain items...they qualified for the discount so I got them for 75¢ each.



The rim shot.



I used green/red tartan napkins with little berry napkin rings.




The centerpiece is a wooden compote filled with candles and the picks from the previous few holiday posts. I also added a couple red and silver mercury glass candle holders with white chunky candles.



Yes, I did use the same crocheted table runner as last week...it is beautiful, so why not.



I want to thank all that follow me and visit each week...I really appreciate it. Please do come back the next time.

Wishing you all a season filled with love and joy.

I will be joining the following memes this week and hope that you will follow me. Thanks for hosting each week, ladies.

Cuisine Kathleen/Let's Dish
The Thrifty Groove/Thrifty Things Friday
The Tablescaper/Seasonal Sundays



42 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just love this one Marigene!
So cheerful and Christmasy!
Merry Christmas my friend!
Connie D

Red Couch Recipes said...

You get such great bargains! I am a sucker for traditional Christmas colors. I love the tartan napkin, so bright and cheerful with the napkin rings. Have a wonderful Christmas. Joni

Anonymous said...

Fabulous as always. You know what a big fan I am of plaid so really love the napkins. Thank you for the nice Christmas touch. Have a great holiday. bbb

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so in love with your centerpiece...do you mind if I try to do something like this?! And the tartan napkins, have to get me some of those. Beautiful as always, Marigene! :)

XO,
Jane

Liz said...

Lovely table setting! Of course, as a Scot, I love the tartan napkins.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Anonymous said...

Makes me think of my first few Christmas trees when I did all red lights and balls on the green tree....very pretty.....who are you trying to fool about the small wine glasses?!!(just kidding!)....I still love the centerpiece from last week with the candy canes...
love you,
jude

Susan said...

Merry Christmas! Your Christmas table is sweet!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Warm and welcoming~I do love that runner so why not for sure! Wish I lived close enough to join in a lunch with you! Merry Christmas!
Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
I love your tablescape!!!
I think the crocheted table runner against the dark wood of the table is stunning!!! What a bargain on your stemware!!! I'm sure the ladies felt very special sitting at your lovely Christmas Table!!!
Fondly,
Pat

xinex said...

This is pretty, Marigene. I love the traditional red and green for Christmas. Your crocheted runner is beautiful...Christine

Anonymous said...

Love the red and green together. Your table looks very inviting....wish I could stop by! Another award-winning setting.
LY,
Delma

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Just beautiful, Marigene! I hope you are loving your new camera because I'm loving your photos ;)

Merry Christmas to you!

Pat@BPM said...

Pretty and oh so Christmassy! I love it!

Tanya Payzant said...

Marigene, I would use that gorgeous table runner all the time! :) Merry Christmas.

Tea in Texas said...

Very pretty luncheon table! I love the green and red china mixed together. Your centerpiece with the wooden compote is lovely with the Christmas plants and the shiny red candle holders. I know all your friendes enjoyed themselves at your beautiful Christmasy tablescape! Have a Merry Christmas with your family!

Pam

Marlis said...

I'd use that beautiful crochet runner all the time! I love the tartan napkins! Perfect for the dishes. I wish you the merriest of Christmases and many many blessings for this season and next year.

kitty said...

It all looks so pretty, Marigene. I agree with you on using that pretty runner again. The tartan napkins are perfect with all your red,green and white.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm glad you used the same crocheted table runner as last week because it is one of my favorites. Love the plaid napkins, and you are doing great with your new camera.

Kathe said...

Oh Marigene! I Love the tartan! It goes so well with all of your pretty dishes! That runner is stunning! Merry Merry Christmas! Looks like it will be a white one :-)

Alycia Nichols said...

We're going to start calling you Marigene The Quick Change Artist! You did a great job of changing the whole personality of the table in a very short period of time. I still wish I had your magic touch when it comes to finding fabulous stuff at bargain prices!!! I must get there right after you've just left because all I ever find is junk!!! Now, I'm not going to start a turf war or anything like that, but DANG, Marigene...leave something for me!!! :-) Merry, Merry Christmas to you!!!!!!!!!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, I love your rim shots! I keep meaning to try that too! I think red and green are the perfect Christmas colors. Your table is lovely and your friends must really enjoy visiting with you. Have a very Merry Christmas! Linda

Meredith said...

That runner is exquisite!! You do find the best things.

Scribbler said...

I don't think it could get more Christmassy than this1 I have those napkins, too, and they always pull it all together. Great table!

chateau chic said...

What a pretty and festive table! I'm sure there was a lot of good conversation and laughter with your friends around that table!
Mary Alice

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty! Lots of red and green!!! Just wonderful.

Merry Christmas.

- The Tablescaper

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the look of the tartan plaid napkins with the crocheted cotton lace runner. Really pretty together.

Denise Marie said...

How happy & festive. I would love to lunch w/u. Will follow if not already. Happy Thrifty Fri.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty as always, Marigene. I love this one. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a gorgeous table, love those striking reds & greens together. Napkins so sweet!

Crystal Grandeur said...



Very pretty table with beautiful things.red and green creates a Christmas feel.thank you to drop in to leave your comment...:):):)

Diann said...

I bet your friends loved having lunch with you at this beautiful table! And I love all the amazing deals you got on everything! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Your tablescape is so warm and inviting. Love the gorgeous Oneida flatware. Thanks so much for dropping L'Heure Bleue At Home.

lulumusing said...

I hope your friends appreciate your talent for finding thrifty pieces that you continually do wonderful things with. I am always happy to visit with you, Marigene, and hope that continues.

Kathleen said...

So nice of you to host several luncheons to get everyone together.
Love your dishes, the plaid napkins and the glassware. It looks very festive.
Merry Christmas, dear friend, and a very happy healthy 2013 to you and Howard!

Komali Nunna said...

Marigene,
Marry Christmas my friend! Beautiful table as always.

Sarah said...

It's fun to host friends during the holidays. Your table of red and green with a touch of plaid is my kind of table. Just take a look at the table I set for a luncheon this week. ;-)
Happy Holidays to you and your family........Sarah

Entertaining Women said...

You and I both did some tweaking to create new designs in the last few weeks. Both of your tables are wonderful. Hope that you had a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a gorgeous table, and just perfect for the season.
Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.
Hugs,
Patti

Dianne said...

Marigene, I love the plaid napkins and those bright red plates, but that runner made my heart go pitter patter! Wonderful mix of Christmas colors. Dianne

Laurie Ritchey said...

So pretty, Marigene. I'm sure your friends had a wonderful time at this beautiful table. laurie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty is that...love the plaid! I am sure that you had fun with your friends! Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

Heather said...

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