Thursday, December 20, 2012

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

'Twas the Night Before Christmas 
and I just got my Christmas Tablescape together!  
I have decorated every room in my house (almost) but for some reason I hadn't decided what to do in the dining room yet.  Boxes sat on top for about three weeks just waiting for me to get started.  Last year's table was soft and pretty with lots of aqua blue, silver and white but this year I wanted to stay more traditional.
I have had my eye on the plaid plates from Pottery Barn 
but I had checked three times at my local store and they didn't have them.  I really wanted to SEE them first before I bought them.  I guess I am a visual and tactile person!  Mr. Beaux saves all of his American Express points each year and we turn them in during the holidays for gift cards.  We give most of them away but I happened to score one for Pottery Barn!  We set off to the Plaza store to see if they had the dishes and I was disappointed when I went in and looked All over the store and came up empty.  Mr. Beaux had disappeared around a corner of the store and he emerged with a plaid plate asking if they were the ones I was searching for!  
My Hero!
I paired them with a gold charger and sweet little plates from Macy's that go with my Christmas Dishes that I have had forever.  Each salad plate has a saying from The Night Before Christmas.  I think I have had these dishes for at least 15 years and I have used them every year.  



 I never get tired of them!
My mom gifted me these adorable Limoges type boxes that are actually place card holders.  A special surprise can be tucked inside for your guests.  I printed the placecards from a cute blog called Tricia-Rennea.  We love popping Crackers at our Christmas Eve Dinner and these toile patterened were purchased at World Market.
 Glasses from the Dollar Store in a soft green pair well with the traditional colors of the table.  My red placemat is actually plaid on the flip side.
What's more traditional than a live Christmas Tree?  I bought this tree at Costco and embellished it with plaid fabric scraps, berries and roses.  I tied it up with the French Script ribbon that I used in the Kitchen to tie everything together.  
Vintage ornaments from Mr. Beaux's childhood are mixed with other vintage looking ornaments.  They are placed on greenery swags with berries and pinecones.  
The tree and the swags are set upon a toile tablecloth that I smushed up in the center of the table.  Glittery gold candles are placed on either side in clear glass candle holders.
The napkins are layered toile and plaid tied up with a jingle bell.  I love mixing the plaid and toile in the red and green Christmas colors.  It all looks so Christmasy!
Estate Sale finds sit on each side of the table.
I set the Buffet with Carolers that I have had for years.
 I wrapped the trees in toile napkins and tied them up with twine.  
Aren't they sweet?  
Music covered candles ad berries were added to the scene.
I stole the wreath from the front door for pictures.  Ooops, did I say that out loud?
It snowed a good three inches last night 
so it's beginning
to feel a LOT like Christmas! 
 
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy


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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, I love your tablescape! I think we must have been twin spirits in a previous life! I have the plates from Macy's, as well! LOL! Like you, I've had them for years; and still love them! Your dining room looks spectacular!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am so glad that you scored those tartan plates. I have admired them on other people's sites. I have never seen the Macy's Twas the Night Before Christmas plates -- I can see why you would never get tired of them! I have seen the Dillard's ones, and have toyed with getting them. I love your live tree in the red container -- so festive. Have the Merriest of Christmases! Joni

Debbie said...

I've seen some Night Before Christmas plates. I don't know whether they were this set, but I loved them and love yours too. This whole table is just warm and Christmasy with the perfect touch of whimsy in the story. When your children are grown, they will have really fond memories of sitting at this table. Beautiful.

Shelia said...

Oh, your tablescape is just gorgeous! Love those darling dishes and the little cuties you've placed on each plate! The tree is a sweet touch.
Merry Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

So glad you were able to get those plates! I must say I will be searching ebay for the macy's night before christmas plates as I am entranced by their beauty. Omg i can see why you never get tired of them. Your table is fabulous. I love the mix of all the elements too. Merry Christmas and wishing you many blessings in the year to come. xo marlis

Debra @ Common Ground said...

It's just beautiful Cindy, always love plaid for Christmas!!! What a sweet hubby, to find your dishes! Have a wonderful Christmas Week!

The Desert Rocks said...

Merry Christmas Cindy. I love the Night Before Christmas plates!

kallen1105 said...

Cindy, I have just recently(yesterday) found your site. Love it!! Your home is just beautiful and I love your thrifting finds. I was wondering if you would share who makes the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" salad plates. I absolutely feel in love. I can't wait everyday to see what's new. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Take Care, Karen

Chubby Chieque said...

I'd been to an American family in Naples, Italy few years ago. And that was the first I saw this kind of plates. I one of reader said " I absolutely feel in love" with them too.

Adorable.

Greetings,
/CC girl

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- It looks beautiful! I love those plates- they are so unique and wonderful. And I love your carolers, too. xo Diana

Linda said...

Love your dishes, Cindy! All looks so wonderfully festive.
Merry Christmas,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

kitty said...

I love the plaid with the pretty Night before Christmas dishes! Everything just looks wonderful together, Cindy!

Marigene said...

What a gorgeous table. The Night Before Christmas plates are so perfect with the tartan plates.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Cindy!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy your table looks stunning!! I LOVE those dishes!

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful table.Every detail, every bit of it. Just gorgeous.

- The Tablescaper

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love tartans and the plates are a prefect complement to your Night Before Christmas plates!Beautifully done!
Karee

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Mr. Beaux is indeed special to find you those plates! They are beautiful. I like them paired with the other softer elements on your table too! The tree is beautiful too with the script ribbon. Merry Christmas! Linda

Tea in Texas said...

Very Christmasy! I love the plaid plates and it certainly was well worth the wait and so glad your wonderful guy found them, aren't our men great! The lovely salads are perfect with the Christmas plaid plates. My favorite is the little limoge boxes/place card holders. Very sweet tree with all the vintage ornaments, Hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

Pam

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table! I just picked up those plates at the PB Outlet, they were they deal of the day, 4.97! I love them.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas!

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