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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Table #2


Being married to a man with no carpenter skills I asked my friend, Angie, if her husband, Bryan, would make me a "box" to use as a centerpiece focal point...I think they both thought I was nuts until I showed them what I wanted. I told Bryan I would be painting it so not get too fancy with it...wrong...I decided at the last minute I would be giving it a light stain. So...here is the "box"...thank you Bryan and Angie for asking him!



Oops, I see a pine needle on the plate...those plates are white not, gray like the weather!











Sorry for the quality of the pictures...we haven's had  sun for days, so I have had to use overhead lights, which are not photo friendly.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, hope you will return next time.

I will be linking up with 

Red tablecloth/Savers
White Napkins/Savers
Red berry napkin rings/Goodwill
White Basket Relief dinner/salad plates/Pier One via Savers
Santa dishes/WalMart
Green Ivia 1895 Hobnail goblets/Tuesday morning
Oneida Louisiana flatware/Savers
Candles/World Market, Savers, Goodwill






27 comments:

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I think the lighting is warm and cozy! The box came out great, and I like what you filled it with. I still need to fill by box, and love the versatility for all holidays and seasons. Love the Santa table! We have sun today after a few grey days, so I quickly took some photos.

Anonymous said...

A+ another delightfully fun tablescape. How lucky we are to receive these beautiful e-mails. bbb

Kathleen said...

Love the centerpiece, so pretty. I am trying my carpenter skills at making one. My dh is a carpenter, but he is opposed to adding anymore STUFF to the house. So I will give it a shot. There is one in the copycat pic I selected to do for Wed.'s challenge.
Very pretty table, M!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Marigene! Love your table and the centerpiece. I love those long boxes. So much can be done with them. I also love a traditional red-and-green Christmas decor. I falter some years and do different colors, but all paths lead me back to red and green!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I always love your use of bright colors Marigene, and now I am envious over your centerpiece box! I am dying to get something like that for my table, so many possibilities!
You are spreading Christmas cheer!
Jenna

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Marigene, I love your box decorated so beautifully for C'mas, along with the darling dishes! Wow, so lucky to have a friend that made it for you!
I'm inspired by you to use my tool box for C'mas too, as I've only used it for Fall décor.
Happy holiday season my friend.
FABBY

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Something about this table just makes me want to sit down with my family and have a meal together! I love the simplicity of the plate stack with the highlight of the Santa plate. Centerpiece is perfect (now I want a box LOL) and as always you have the best glasses in blogland!
hugs,
Linda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such a delightful table - one of my favorites. I love the green and red of christmas and yours is so bright and cheery. The napkin rings are especially wonderful - it all is great - the centerpiece is clever too. Love it all.

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Oh, dear friend. . .this is an adorable Santa Tablescape!!! I love the wooden box that your friend Angie's husband, Brian, made for you!!!
Thanks for sharing !!!
Fondly,
Pat

xinex said...

The box is perfect and beautiful, Marigene!. What a pretty centerpiece and Christmas setting...Christine

xinex said...

The box is perfect and beautiful, Marigene!. What a pretty centerpiece and Christmas setting...Christine

xinex said...

The box is perfect and beautiful, Marigene!. What a pretty centerpiece and Christmas setting...Christine

Valerie Roberts said...

Love the tablescape. The centerpiece is incredible. The Santa plates are darling. I want those green glasses, they are perfect with this table!

Lulu said...

I'm crazy for boxes filled with whatever suits the season. Your table is right on for the season, but I'm not surprised.

kitty said...

I love the box as your pretty centerpiece, Marigene. I still treasure the box that my beloved hubby made for me, and I can't bear to take it off my dining room table.

Alycia Nichols said...

Bryan is a sweetheart for knocking that on out for you! I think you wet the right direction in applying a stain rather than painting it. In the end I think you'll be able to get a lot more use out of it if it isn't a specific color. The box looks great on your table and isn't too high for guests to see over. Great job on the whole table!!! The red is so pretty...it really says Christmas!

We finally got sun today here, and I hope you got some there, too. I almost didn't recognize it!!! :-) I think we'll be sunny for a few more days, so you and I had better take advantage of it!

Big hugs to you, Marigene!!!!! Great job!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Marigene, your table is so pretty with the red and green, The centerpiece box is a nice addition. I do love as well.
You have quite the collection of dishes and glassware. Happy Holidays. xo

Christine Graves said...

The box your neighbor made turned out great, kudos to him! And your table is positively beautiful....great job!

Elaine Cariglio said...

I love the box! Oh so many ideas are flowing through my brain right now. An excellent idea!
I am a traditional red & green girl myself. Your white plates and Santa plates are perfect. Hope you enjoy this wonderful season! It goes very fast......
Blessings My Friend,

Candy S said...

Simple, but oh so pretty. Your neighbor is a real sweetie to make that box for your centerpiece, it looks wonderful! I love the green wine glasses, they sparkle so prettily with the reflection of the light. I really like the red and green, those two colors together say Christmas to me. I saw those Santa plates at Walmart, I even had them in my cart but I made myself put them back. Now I wish I hadn't......... Candy

Denise Adorian said...

I love it all....the color,the design on the dishes,the rustic centerpiece....just stunning.So lovely to have such nice friends

Laurie Ritchey said...

Your box is wonderful, and I love the way you've decorated it for your table. Love your Santa plates. It has been so dreary here too, and I'm having trouble with my photographs too. laurie

Parsimonious Perfection said...

I love the wooden box centerpiece, it's lovely! Those Santa plates are too cute!

Jacqueline said...

OK, I want that neighbor!! How wonderful. I would love a box like that. It is so perfect for just about every season and fun for gardening too. Your green goblets are such stunners!

Crystal Grandeur said...


Your table looks bright and beautiful. Very festive.Love your centerpiece. Thank you dear Marigene and happy to hear from after a long time. Have beautiful season. Love sujatha:)

Anonymous said...

How can we be so lucky to receive two gorgeous tablescapes? Every one is so special. bbb

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! Beautiful inspiration!