Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Eve Table for One

Yes, the last 25 days of Santascapes was a lot of fun, but it's time to move on.....Here's our New Years Eve Table for One:
Over view of the table

The place setting - Pat used an appetizer plate as the bread/butter plate

Gold flatware is used to match the charger and gold on the plates

We have this pattern in both teal and plum. We had to buy it at before our own TJMaxx opened up this year.....YES! finally a TJMaxx....

Bargain of the year.....Pat found the dinner plates and appetizer plates at TJMaxx just before Christmas

As most of you know, we do not have a lot of stores to buy from within a three/four hour driving radius - these gold leaf chargers were bought at Costco years ago

Glitzy and bold.....not something Pat would normally use, but the color is just right

From Pier 1 this year, the napkin ring is elegant 

Pat used short crystal candle holders with white candles

No champagne this year.....just a good bottle of wine in a crystal wine coaster

One last look
Where it came from:
Placemat - Pier 1 two years ago
Flatware - unknown pattern by F.B. Rogers from eBay
Goldleaf Charger - from Costco years ago
Dinner and Bread/Butter Plate - Teal "Eliza" by 222 Fifth from TJMaxx
Salad Plate - Teal "Eliza" by 222 Fifth from
Teal Goblet - Pier 1 years ago
Champagne Glass - "Bubbles" by Maxwell & Williams from Tuesday Morning
Teal Napkin Overlay and Napkin Ring - Pier 1
Wine Coaster and Candle Holders - From Pat's collection
Gold Bowl - Pier 1

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday:

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fisherman Santa Table for One

Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you for sharing the last 25 days with us. It has been a lot of fun. Here's our last Santascape.
Over view of the table

Our inspiration Santa

The place setting

A fish salad bowl

The stack

We used two fish ornaments for the napkin ring

Of course, a tackle box

One last look
Where it came from:
Plaid Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Brown Charger - Michael's
Olive Green Dinner Plate - from our local Supermarket
Brown and Scarlett Dinnerware - Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Fish Bowl - "Northwoods" by David Carter Brown for Sakura from Replacements
Flatware - "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Green Goblet - "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company from eBay
Beer Pilsner - Dollar Store
Napkins - from Pier 1
Tree and Glass Ornaments - Michael's
Fish Ornaments - wherever we can find them
Santa - from our Collection

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" Wednesday:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Leopard "Skin" Santa Table for One

Well, it's almost Christmas. We still have lots of Santas to choose from, but Christmas day will be our last Table for One Santascape. It's hard to pick just one as the days count down.....
Over view of the table

Our inspiration Santa

Yes, it is faux fur.....

The place setting

Flatware is "Leopard" by Cambridge from Ross

We usually use two napkins, but this time folded them separately

Yes, this picture was taken outside - you can see the hole in the fence that my Dachshunds' noses have made and my neighbor's very dead bush that a record breaking frost killed (remember, we live in California) It was so dark inside that I couldn't take a picture.

Where it came from:
Brown Placemat - from Pat's collection
Leopard Placemat - Dollar Store
Taupe Dinnerware - Pier 1
Black Bowl - by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Black Bread/Butter Plate Liner - Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements
Glass - Pier 1
Flatware - Ross
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Bed,, Bath, and Beyond
Santa, Tree, Garland, Ornaments - Michael's years ago

Monday, December 23, 2013

Beachcomber Santa Table for One

When Linda from A La Carte ( told us, "It's summer somewhere" when we apologized for our Grilling Santascape....), we got up the nerve to do a Beachcomber Santascape. Thanks for the encouragement to step out of the "normal" Christmas mould, Linda.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Our inspiration Santa

Natural Bamboo flatware

The bright, flowery accent plate was from Pier 1 a year or two ago

Scarlett Fiesta Dinner plate is from Homer Laughlin

Pat loves this charger - I was not as excited about it when we bought it, but it has grown on me

Not your traditional Christmas tree......

Christmas ornaments among the shells

One last look
Where it came from:
Bamboo Placemat - Pier 1 years ago
Bamboo Flatware - Eureka Natural Foods (a local health/hippie store)
Charger - by Bordallo Pinheira from eBay
Scarlett Dinnerware - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Replacements
Accent/Salad Plate - from Pier 1
Glassware - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Michael's
"Tree" - from one of my Nativity scenes
Santa - Ross
Shells and Ornaments - Michael's
Small Beach Balls - from a Convention that Pat attended used as decorations