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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 22, 2010

Magical wonderland~It's just Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  We are so happy to have ALL our kids
home this Christmas. I feel so grateful and so blessed!
 Our dining room is ready for the gang....however....everyone wants to move the dishes so they can have a sandwich or bowl of cereal...we just move stuff and then put it back....I'm sure it won't last log:~)
We have rules about how family must act during these special days....
(remember there are about 45-55 people....lots of loud relatives)
everyone must get at least 1 gift....so we have
a Christmas sheriff that makes sure everyone
is on the good list....and gets something....
During the year I picked up several reindeer at the 
thrift store...people seemed to want to get
rid of them....and I seemed to want to buy
them! Hahaha

Also notice the square glass vases below?  I painted them
with watered down glue and then sprinkled them with
glitter snow that had a little silver in it.
It just added a little bling...and I got the
vases for a dollar a piece at the thrift store
and yet they look very elegant!

each person has to share one funny story
and one memorable family moment....

In our family we make sure
 everyone gets a hug and a meal before they
head home....

Last we read the story of the nativity and all
little ones have to sit and listen....
then we sing
"Oh come let us adore Him"

 That was the dining room...here is a peek of the kitchen...it is red and white and covered with gingerbread men decorations.
"For unto a child is born, unto us a son is given...."
And Merry Christmas to everyone.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and you family!

Margie said...

Oh Debbie, your table looks so lovely! And your gingerbread kitchen is adorable! You are so lucky to have all your kids home, I'm sure you will enjoy all the family time together!

Merry Christmas!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Debbie...

Girlfriend, I came over just as soon as I read your sweet, sweet note! I always enjoy when you come for a visit and you always say the nicest things! Thank you, sweet friend!

Well my dear, you certainly have set an exquisite Christmas table...it's just gorgeous! I love all the pretty blues and ohhh...that china is sooo beautiful! I enlarged several of your photos so I could get an "up close and personal" look! Debbie, I love how you did your table centerpiece...the large glass container full of those beautiful blue ornaments...sooo pretty! And...I love all of your deer! The silver deer candleholders are so unique...I love those! What a lovely Christmas table, my friend! Your buffet is sooo pretty too! Girl, you have been a busy little elf! Hehe! Well my dear, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us...it's gorgeous all dressed up for Christmas!!!

I'm so glad that all of your children will be home with you for Christmas...that is such a blessing! All three of my daughters are in Texas and so I am really missing them...especially since it's Christmas. Enjoy your family, Debbie and ya'll have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You've set a beautiful table with beautiful memories and traditions. I'm sure there is a house full of laughter.. I love this idea.
Happy Holidays! hugs ~lynne~

Unknown said...

I love all the blue themed Christmas tablescapes this year and your's is no exception! Absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful time with your family and Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by.
Many blessings,

Beth said...

Debbie, Your table is stunning! I love the silver and light blue and white. Just gorgeous.
Merry Christmas,

The Charm of Home said...

Your table is beautiful! I just love the big hurricane with the turquoise ornaments! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

You always have the prettiest settings Debbie!

Enjoy having the kids all home and while celebrating with alll those loved ones, have the merriest Christmas! hugs!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your table is qute magical -- I love your reindeer rescue table. So glad they found such a pretty place to land. Merry Christmas.

Jacqueline said...

Wow, I am going to have to make some of those fabulous vases! Everything is just gorgeous. I love the blue touches and the napkins and napkin rings are wonderful. Such a pretty color for the winter. How great that others were getting rid of their reindeer and you were collecting them. It all is so fabulously put together. Have a fun crazy time. Merry, merry Christmas.

Simple Home said...

I'd love to come eat at your house Debbie! Everything looks beautiful. I love the color choices :-)
Enjoy your Christmas with your beautiful family my friend!

Carrie said...

The table settings are just exquisite...I love the soft colors and the glitter accents!

On Crooked Creek said...

Very elegant use of blue, white and silver! I just adore the gingerbred in your kitchen. Thank you for this wonderful tablescape idea.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a wonderful, memorable Christmas!


Kay Ellen said...

Merry Christmas & Happy Tablescape Thursday!!

Love your color combo on the tablesetting:))

Have a blessed holiday weekend~~

Kay Ellen

Alycia Nichols said...

Very pretty table with the blue and home-crafted "bling" vases! I also love your rules of Christmas respect...I think that really helps to set the tone and get everyone on the right track. I wish you and yours the very best of the Christmas season!

Scribbler said...

Beautiful! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmastime!

Trista Anderson said...

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Entertaining Women said...

I grew up with huge family holiday celebrations. Yours made me smile, filled with sweet memories. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

~Lesa~ said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Your decorations looked lovely.

Nancy Wyatt said...

Beautiful table settings!! Those used to be my colors but switched this past Christmas so those colors are boxed away and maybe in a few yrs I will pull them back out! Or maybe put up a second tree *wink Thanks for the follow and hugs from Conroe, TX!