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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 9, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday-woohoo

Welcome to another Tablescape Tuesday! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ There are dreamy tables to look at, so be sure to check it out....and drool...just a little bit.
These sweet little glass dessert dishes are from my hubby's grandmother-passed down to us. I used gold ornaments in them. The gold placemats are from Walmart, I've had the gold silverware for years. The dishes and fabric napkins are from Walmart and/or Thrift stores. I collect a lot of white dishes for our large family gatherings.
The fun thing is....this was so inexpensive! I usually use white dishes and just change placemats or tablecloths. The nativity scene was from "Big Lots"....
Next I saw a beautiful picture years ago of a nativity scene set up in a very large urn! I jotted down a scribbled picture...it was years ago before digital cameras! So then I came home and tried to replicate it. I like the idea of it being elevated, and the rest of the nativity group is at the base of the urn.



I added some gold wired ribbon-and printed out cards that celebrate Christmas with a special saying.



This tablesetting won't last long on my table...my two sons and daughter in love are coming home for Christmas in a week....YIPPPPEEE. So the cooking will begin, and washing dishes, etc. And I love it! I made up my mind I don't mind washing dishes, I just put on Christmas music and do it as quickly as possible! I am thankful for everyone being home!
Blessings to you all!
Debbie

34 comments:

Mahmood Syed Faheem said...

table is beautifuly laid.great idea.

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Janene said...

That is a very elegant table setting~And on a budget!
Who wouldn't love that?

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

Debbie,
The table scape is gorgeous! Love the elevated Joseph, Mary & Jesus it looks wonderful.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Tardevil said...

The table is beautiful. Love the nativity & bows on the silverware (that's gold :O) ) and the paper printouts. Cool ideas!

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have those same dishes...love them! And I love the way you placed the nativity.

Unknown said...

VERY ELEGANT AND FIT FOR A KING, JUST AS IT SHOULD BE!!! THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVITY & GREAT FAITH! RITA

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I too love the elevated manger! And the Christ the Savior is Born print-outs are perfect additions!

Anonymous said...

Debbie, absolutely gorgeous! Very elegant and love how you've used your nativity.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CozyGirl said...

Just beautiful Debbie ! Love that Nativity and how you have it set up ! Have a wonderful day !
Janae :-)

onlymehere said...

Very beautiful table. Not all the pictures loaded but I saw the last three and I love the idea of what you did with the nativity!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE that tablescape! Love the nativity in the urn and below it....GORGEOUS! It is so elegant looking....WOW!

Deb said...

Wow! So beautiful! Just fit for a King! Deb

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love the great idea of putting the nativity into an urn. It looks lovely there. Your table looks gorgeous! Love all of the sparkly. laurie

Angie said...

This looks beautiful! Love the Nativity scene in and around the urn. Great idea!!!

Unknown said...

I love your gold accents and the nativity in the urn is an incredible idea. I also like the message in the ribbon!

~Liz

PAT said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Debbie!

cherry said...

That is stunning! Love the printed out sayings attached. The reason for the season! Cherry

Everydaythings said...

Debbie - what a wonderful idea of putting the nativity figurines on the table - never thought of this!!! I have a spare set, will do this this year! thanks again for another great idea.

Becky said...

Hey Debbie, I love your tablescape. The white and gold looks great together. I love the way you have your nativity elevated. Can't believe you bought your nativity at Big Lots!!!

ellen b. said...

Oh, oh, oh! I love this one! Love the gold glittery and all the white and I like the nativity there too! Just gorgeous Debbie!

Neabear said...

This is beautiful! I love the idea for the Nativity scene. So special.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That goldware is absolutely fab with the gold ribbon on it. Love it!

Tammy said...

You've created a beautiful inspirational table. I love it!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the Nativity, especially the trio in the urn!

Katherine

Carrie said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I especially enjoy the centerpiece utilizing the nativity set in and around the urn. Wonderful...

Unknown said...

Got to love the elegance of gold! Loving the Nativity in the piece of pottery!
First time to your blog, I enjoyed it very much!

Sit A Spell said...

Very pretty...and ya can't go wrong with a good deal either!

Love the 3 generations photo! : )

Glenda said...

The shades of gold are wonderful. Your table covering, placemats, flatware, gold wired ribbon, trim on the nativity pieces, and even the print on your cards bring home the "golden moment" being celebrated. Lovely.

SmilingSally said...

I love using the nativity to decorate for Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness- fabulous- Makes me want to have a party-
Thanks so much for sharing-

Natalia said...

Absolutely beautiful. Every time I look I find a new detail I love.

Visiting via The Inspired Room, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful table setting and I love how it keeps the real meaning of Christmas the focus!
blessings
mary

jill said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the elevated nativity idea. Isn't great to have the kids home? Mine will be home next week. Merry Christmas!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That's stunning ... I'm stealing some ideas for our Christmas dinner!