How's your Christmas decorating coming along?
I know some of you don't even start until
You know I start as soon after
Thanksgiving dinner as I can!
One of my favorites to decorate
is the china cabinet.
I usually start at the top and work
my way down.
I didn't change it much from last year.
I like having my angels up above,
looking down and guarding us each day.
The only addition this year is
the red mercury glass tree between them.
My large red decorative plates
are like bright halos behind them.
For the shelves I chose to go more
formal on the top shelf
and a bit of fun for the bottom shelf.
Shiny green chargers sit behind my
very favorite Christmas plates from Kohl's.
If you remember from last year,
I could only find three of them, and
I haven't been able to find even just one more.
They are marked
St. Nicholas Square
If you every see any in your daily travels, let me know!
I would love to get one more to make a set.
In front are salad plates I found at
Goodwill a few years ago.
I paid .25 each for them and I actually got six of them!
They are marked
The Elegant Table
Redd & Barton
I think I scored pretty well with that purchase!
The fun little polar bears are from The Dollar Tree.
They add a touch of whimsy to the otherwise
On the lower shelf I used a pair of
handpainted snowmen salad plates.
They were also found at Goodwill and cost a total of .50
In the center is a larger
snowman dish that I found thrifting.
I'm pretty sure I didn't pay more than a dollar for him.
A little girl skating by a minuture tree
sits in from of an icy glass snowman.
While on the opposite side,
a little boy skates in front of a
jolly pink cheeked Santa.
I'm very pleased with the china cabinet
decor this year.
Some things remained the same
while others changed, just like the seasons.
I want to remind you of the
holiday blog hop I am co-hosting with some
of my very favorite blog gals!
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Blog Hop
We want to celebrate the season and share Christmas cheer so, we 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.
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, be sure to join us each week!
We want to see you at each party!
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.