ic Kathe With an E: Save Room For Dessert!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Save Room For Dessert!

Can you believe how fast the days are just whizzing by??  
I feel out of breath just thinking of all I still need to do to be ready for Christmas! 
That's my excuse for this post being late.  
I spent the weekend finishing up shopping and wrapping gifts.  
Next weekend will be all about baking!  
Cookies, pies, tarts!
I can hardly wait as it makes the whole house smell like Christmas! 

Which must be why I felt the need to set up this table for this week. 

I had purchased the dessert plates and the matching mugs some years ago from an after Christmas sale at Target. 

Each plate has a different pattern as does the mug. 
(excuse the photo quality this week.  I didn't get around to taking pictures until the evening. Bad blogger!)

I used the disco ball ornaments from my copycat table here as place card holders.  I didn't get around to it ran out of time was too tired to make up the name cards to put on them.
I started with a plain white tablecloth.  Nicely pressed (NOT! I did my best but I am not the greatest with power tools (yes, an iron is a power tool!)).
The red chargers are from WalMart after Christmas clearance.
The flatware is from Family Dollar.  4 settings for $3.50!
At that price, I also got a set in while and in blue.
I think the napkins were from Mr. B and the napkin rings are from my set of Gibson everyday.
I have a red mercury glass tree placed on a little snowflake cutout plate on top of
a small candle stick.
The shiny red candle sticks are on slightly larger snowflake plates.
The snowflake plates are from Pier 1 and were a gift from Mr. B.  The other red candles are also from Pier 1 after Christmas clearance last year.
They smell DIVINE I might add!
I sprinkled some small red ornaments around the table for more color.

I am loving the simple red and white of this table.
After I get done baking all the Christmas goodies
we can sit and enjoy them with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa.
Did you see?
I left a place just for you so that you may join me and Mr. B.
No RSVP needed!
You are always welcome at our table.


  1. what a great tablescape! i just saw that pottery barn's deal of the day is a 4 salad plate set with reindeer.

  2. I love the red and white Christmas table. It's so pretty.:) I think my favorite is that your plates are not all the same, but they go so well together.:)

  3. This is such a cute table! I love the red and white. Your plates and mugs are so sweet. That red tree is gorgeous! Great table and I would love to share some of your goodies next time you bake! Hugs, Linda

  4. Love your red holiday table. It looks so cozy and festive.
    I like plates to be different. it adds interest.

  5. So pretty! Especially by candlelight.

  6. Your table looks pretty. Love the simple colours and looks great by candlelight.

  7. Hi Kathe!

    You are too critical, everything looks wonderful! I know I am getting tired too, and next week is the BIG push for me. Nothing will get ironed around here ;)

    Thanks for joining my Bunny Hop!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  8. Beautiful, love all the red! :-) And I know what you mean, feeling out of breath, I keep telling myself, s-l-o-w down and breath! Merry Christmas!

  9. I love all the red!!! Your table is gorgeous!

    Jocelyn @

  10. How pretty your Christmas reds are. Yes, it really sneaks up on you......I understand why my former employers wife used to start putting up her trees on Halloween.

  11. Love the red and white of this table.. It's so pretty. Love the red tree and candleholders.. yep the race is on and only the fittest reach the end smiling.. Merry Christmas, xo marlis

  12. Love the red mercury glass! It's hard to find around these parts. It's a nice departure from the traditional silver.

  13. Oh! Love that place setting and that one! Oh! I just love the whole set. The red mercury is just lovely, the height is perfect for your centerpiece. The tablecloth looks perfect from your great photos. Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping! Pam

  14. I love this tablescape. It really sets the mood.

  15. Very festive table, Kathe...I love the mercury glass tree. The dessert plates are so cute.
    Merry Christmas!

  16. Your red mercury glass is stunning! What fun plates from Target. I love how each one is different. It is just perfect for the holidays with all of the beautiful red!

  17. I love all the red in your tablescape, your dishes are lovely and the mercury glass is beautiful!!

    Merry Christmas~

  18. Lovely table, I don't iron either :-)

    Thank-you so much for joining our Pin’Inspiration Party today. Your creativity is very much appreciated.

    Happy follower, would love for you to pop by to grab a button.

  19. Wow, this is a great look. Simple and elegant too. I'm a new follower. Warm wishes

  20. Your christmas table setting looks great. Thanks for sharing, I will follow on my way out so I know the path back to your lovely blog. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place soon and do the same. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and look forward to supporting your blog in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  21. Beautiful!! I really love the red mercury glass. It makes everything on the table pop with color.

  22. The dessert plates and mugs are so special! Lovely table ... I would love to join you for cookies, pies or tarts ... this season has so many wonderful treats!

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

  23. my find this week would look great on your table
    so pretty!
    merry christmas

  24. Your table is beautiful! I am determined to pick up some festive dessert plates on an after Christmas sale this year. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  25. Such a festive holiday table!! I'm so glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

  26. This is so fun and pretty Kathe! I love the different Christmas plates. Thank you for joining TTF and have a great weekend!

  27. It really does look beautiful and you can't go wrong with red and white.
    I'd love it if you could link this up at my Christmas Inspiration party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_16.html

  28. I did a copy cat table for this week, too. Such fun. Love your red and white tablescape. Thanks for the invitation to take a seat at your table. Cherry Kay

  29. I love setting the table up waaaayy in advance so we can enjoy it leading up to the big dinner event! Your red glass tree and bulbs shimmer up the table making it fa-la-la-fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas. ~CJ

  30. What a nice setting! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!


  31. Love the red...it's beautiful!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  32. Very pretty table setting! I love the red and white together! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frolic!

  33. Beautiful decor' thanks for sharing. I hope you have a blessed Christmas.

  34. Kathe,

    Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share today!

    Warmest wishes,

  35. Great looking table! I love the disco ball ornaments - great touch!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  36. Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  37. I really love the pattern on your dinner ware, Kathe.

    Have a great Christmas using the dinner setting.

    I like everyone to see my table set up , then 30 mins. before main meal myself and my mum frantically wash all plates and glasses. They have been sitting there for about a week with deco's all over them.



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