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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Buffet - 2012

This year, for the Christmas holidays,
I resolved to take my time in setting
up our Christmas decor.

Instead of trying to get it all done
in a day, I spent two days.
Hey, it's a start right?

One of my first decorating tasks was the
top of the buffet in the dining room.
One of the first things to go up
is this Santa picture I purchased
several years ago from Kirkland's.

It's no secret that I L.O.V.E. Santa!
I have been known to shout "hello"
and wave to him at the mall.
Next, is the gilded reindeer
I purchased many years ago from the thrift store.
 I may change his bow out this year.
My other favorite items are these three
small old world Santas that were
a gift from Mr. B's mother.
She knows how much I love Santa!
Each one is slightly different, making
them unique and loved by me.
This one sits next to a small 
apothecary jar filled
with a few gold ornaments.
A small gold tree purchased from Pier 1
at the after Christmas sale last year
holds some small red ornaments...
except for one. 
It is Mr. B's take on hiding a pickle on the tree.
It makes me smile when I see it peeking out.
I don't remember where the 
gold mercury glass spires came from.
I'm sure it was an after Christmas sale
and I am sure I didn't pay much for them.
If you are a regular reader (you are right?)
you'll notice that I changed out the
lampshades for the season too.
The red is just perfect for the 
colors I am using in the dining room this year.
I am so happy I kept it simple this year!
Even though I have a gazillion bins
full of Christmas decor,
I realize don't have to put 
out on display.
It allows me to change the 
decor each year so that it is
always new to us.

I am soooo excited to let you know about
a holiday blog hop I am co-hosting with some
of my very favorite blog gals!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you look!

We want to celebrate the season and share Christmas cheer and are hosting a four week Christmas link party! 

 Four blogs are joining together to share your holiday creations. 
Each week we will host a theme party to feature,
desserts & holiday food, 
ornaments & holiday decor, 
mantels & tablescapes,
and trees and wreaths. 
The host of each week will also share a fun project with you.
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Nov. 28th  Life on Lakeshore Drive will host ornaments & decor.
Dec. 5th    Kathe With An E (that's me!) will host mantels & tablescapes.
Dec. 12th  House Honeys will host trees & wreaths
Dec. 19th  One More Time Events will host desserts & holiday food
**There will also be a Grand Prize giveaway from 
for those who share at all 4 parties!**  
This pan retails for $64.99!

So, mark your calendars!
We want to see you at each party!

 Click here to see where I may be partying this week.
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.

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  1. Kathe, I am looking forward and may actually party all four weeks! xo

  2. Kathe,
    Your buffet is just gorgeous for Christmas. I really like the little trees from Pier 1. (One of my fave stores)
    Great job!!

  3. Beautiful! It is all so pretty, I especially the wee Santas. What a sweet gift.

  4. Looking good lady! Yep- I love Mr. B's Pickle..oh wait that didn't sound good! ;) You know what I mean! Look at you ..getting your party on- LOVE IT!!

  5. Very pretty, Kathe! And your Mr. B sounds like my husband. :-)

  6. Love it Kathe! I'm still looking at my boxes and hoping to get into them tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration with your beautifully displayed decorations!

  7. Am I the only one that is going to layer it on? If I'm going to do it, I go for it!

  8. It looks really pretty, I let the kids decorate and mine is never pretty, it's one of the things i look forward to when they have grown up

  9. I have those exact same reindeer; are your paiper mache? I've had mine forever; they've been spray painted and re-papered numerous times! Love your decorations!

  10. Kathe, Your buffet looks lovely and I adore your Santa picture. Merry Christmas!

  11. Kathe your buffet looks beautiful! Love all your holiday touches. Thanx for joining THT!

  12. Stalking you from the hop, i'm your newest follower, would love if you could come by and follow back?

  13. I store mine in bins also and it makes getting it up really easy. I put on the Christmas music and am happy all day. I usually get it done in one day with a little leftover. I am like you, I like to decide each year what I am doing. That kind of drives hubby crazy (if I don't use it all, he wants to give it away!) I believe in enjoying the process too!

  14. Your buffet is wonderful. The little Santa's are so sweet. Dianne

  15. Hello from Thursdays Favorite Things. I love the Gold Tree with the red ornaments. I would love to keep my decor simple this year but with a 5 and 6 year old I don't thinks it's going to happen :)

  16. Very festive buffet, Kathe! I have the same deer in silver...I may use it as the centerpiece in a tablescape again this year.

  17. It's all so very pretty and classy...
    You must be a classy lady! :)

    hugs x

  18. Love the pretty santa picture! The buffet scape is so pretty. I, too, collect Santas.. love yours. xo marlis

  19. Kathe, what a pretty buffet and love the tree completed with the pickle. It took me a while to see it! LOL! So obvious, it took me a while. I'm with you on doing less until I get into panic mode..then I'll want more! I'm excited about the 4 weeks of parties. Sounds great! Santa's picture will be up soon...I promise!:)

    Merry Christmas,

  20. beautiful! I am sharing my decorating in tomorrows post. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop xo

  21. It sounds like we have similar approaches. I don't get everything out either and enjoy the simplicity more than all the fuss. Not seeing everything every year makes it seems new again when it gets a chance to be part of the decor.

  22. Your Santa picture is wonderful! It took me a long time to realize that I don't have to put up every single Christmas item we own on display. I have also begun rotating them, except for a few pieces that my family insists are too intrinsic a part of our holiday tradition to forgo. Your buffet looks so festive! I love it!

  23. Hi, i really like your buffet christmas tree. Nice to meet you.


  24. Everything looks wonderful Kathe! I'm with you, I LOVE santa! I collect the larger santas and have for years. The old guy just makes me smile! My mom has a beautiful pickle ornament that she hides on her Christmas tree each each and the first person to find it gets a specail present. Thank you for sharing at TTF this week and I hope you and yours have a fun weekend! Take care. Hugs, Diann :)

  25. Kathe your buffet looks great!! I love the Framed Santa!! Beautiful. I think it's so cute how you added one green bulb. Love it!


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  27. Love this - I am a big ol' Santa lover, too :) Partially because when I was a kid, my Dad played Santa @ his company's annual Christmas party & I was the only one under maybe 15 years old, who was in on the secret - and I loved my Dad!!! In fact, when he passed, in one of his obits, I had the headline read "played Santa" <3

  28. From one Santa lover to another, "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas". You never grow too old for Santa. I'd sit on his knee any day. I had a nice Santa collection. I missed bringing that container here from our previous home. My youngest son found it (he bought our home)and asked if I wanted it. If not they would put them out. I have so much decor that I let them have my collection. It was fun to go down there and see how they displayed them. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Excited to join in on your party.

  29. Your buffet is lovely. Love your Santa's ... the framed Santa really pulls it all together. Wonderful red and gold. Have a Jolly Christmas!

  30. I love your buffet! Festive and elegant at the same time :))

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


  31. Oh i love your thrifty reindeer! The little silver tree is a fav too. You did a great job, everything looks perfect! I'm stopping by from the weekend blog hop. I hope you and the family are having a great weekend.


  32. What a nice and festive buffet! Have a great week!

  33. Kathe, what a beautifully festive buffet!! Your decor is just wonderful!! Everything looks so festive and perfect for the season! Very pretty!

  34. Kathe, your buffet is so beautiful! I'm working on mine, but it's a struggle. I would love it if you would share this on my very first Whisk Away Wednesday Linky Party on December 5th at http://www.kreativecreationz.com. I can't wait to see you there!

  35. Kathe, Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas buffet on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  36. I love your Pier 1 tree and Mr B's single green ornament! Beautiful buffet and so seasonal. Thank you for sharing at this week's All my Bloggy Friends, Kathe!

  37. Beautiful decorations Kathe!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  38. I love this. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  39. Very beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

  40. Kathe, everything looks beautiful! I love your buffet and the cute little ornament tree! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.