ic Kathe With an E: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Blog Hop - Mantels & Tablescapes

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Blog Hop - Mantels & Tablescapes

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Kathy from Life On Lakeshore Drive, Doreen of House Honeys and Tammy from One More Time Events to bring you…

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Each week will feature a different
element of Christmas 

and each party will have it's own hostess.

Nov. 28th  Life on Lakeshore Drive will host ornaments & decor.{Link up your ornaments and decor here}

Dec. 5th    Kathe With An E will host mantels & tablescapes.
Dec. 12th  House Honeys will host trees & wreaths
Dec. 19th  One More Time Events will host desserts & holiday food

 Once you link up at one of the host blogs, your link is visible on all four blogs. 

We can't wait to see your Christmas creations!
Please grab a button to add to your post, sidebar or party page
to help spread the Christmas cheer.
Life on Lakeshore Drive

The only rule is that we ask that you follow the hostess each week!  Just let us know you are a new follower, and we would love to follow you back! 
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We hope to see you at each party!

{FYI: following is not a requirement to link. But, these ladies all have great blogs, so we would love to have you stay in touch!}

It’s also not a requirement to display the button, but if you would like to add it to your post, sidebar, or list of link parties, please feel free!. The more participants in the party, the merrier!

This week we are featuring Mantels & Tablescapes
and your hostess is
Kathe from
Kathe With An E

Hi friends!
This week I am sharing our 
Christmas mantel & tablescape decor

This year, I went with a predominate red & white
theme in the dining room.

I started the table with a plain white table cloth.
I made the runner using red & white polka dotted 
wrapping paper I bought, on sale, from Hobby lobby.
I used a simple red charger and
layered a white thrift store Johnson's Bros dinner plate
and topped it off with a fun polka dotted
square salad plate, bought on clearance,
from Hobby Lobby.
(Love how they match the wrapping paper perfectly!)
Bright red napkins were folded to mimic
the Santa hats on each chair
and I simply added a cotton ball at the top.
I then placed the flatware in each napkin.

The snowflake stems came from Dollar Tree several years ago.
The little snowflake votives are from Yankee Candle.
For the centerpiece I used some
icy candle sticks from Kohl's,
added some epsom salts for snow,
and topped them off with a 
polka dotted ornament.

I also used my favorite mirror, added some red glittered ribbon to white 
candles and placed them all in the center of the table.

The mantle in the living room is more traditional.
Mr. B is in charge of the tree decor in this room
and he likes a warm comfy feel.

The mantel set up didn't change much
from last year's decor.

One thing I did add was the banner I made.
I started with some burlap looking scrapbooking paper,
clear snowflakes from the Dollar Tree,
gold paper doilies from Michael's, a scalloped circle punch,
glitter and ribbon.
I wound up not using the hole punch, the gold rope
or the gold glitter LOL.
Every have that happen?  
You start with one thing in mind but, 
once you get started it all changes?
I printed out my letters in a fun font,
watered down some glue,
painted on the glue to my letters
and covered them in glitter.
I started with gold glitter and realized it wouldn't show up very well
so, I switched to red glitter.
 After cutting the doilies to size,
I hot glued all of the pieces together
and hot glued them to the ribbon.
I also glued a piece of rick rack to the back of the ribbon
in order to hang the banner, using Command hooks.
 Even Mr. B was pleased at how it really added
that extra something to our mantel!

Now, it's your turn!
We can't wait to see your Christmas mantels and tablescapes! 
{Please share the party button for all to see.}
Life on Lakeshore Drive


  1. Your tablescape and mantle are so festive, I love them! Thank you ladies so much for hosting these parties and giving us an opportunity to show our holiday decor! Hugs, Penny

  2. Kathe, your creativity cup has runneth over! The polka dots are fabulous, and your candle tray looks straight out of a magazine! Love the banner you made! I wish I had a fireplace, because I LOVE decorating mantels! Thanks for hosting! I haven't decorated for Christmas yet, but I am getting very inspired!

  3. Kathe, your tablescape and holiday decor are just beautiful! Everything is so vibrant and festive! Perfect for the season! Thanks so much for hosting!

  4. Your tablescape is beautiful! Thank you for hosting!

  5. Your table setting/decorations are so beautiful. Thanks for hosting Kathe.

  6. Thanks for hosting Kathe! Your table looks so festive - the polka dots are so much fun. Your banner on the mantel looks great! Adds just the finishing touch. I'm a new follower.

  7. Beautiful banner, Kathe and love your whole mantel decorations. Thanks for hosting...Christine

  8. Love all of those sweet dots Kathe! Just so fun and cheery. Thanks for hosting.

  9. Kathe, everything is so pretty! Love the polka dots for the Christmas table. I'll try to catch up over the weekend and join in! Your mantel is lovely and what a cute banner! Hugs, Linda

  10. What a super, super cute idea, Kathe! The banner is really cool! I don't have quite that much patience, but I'm glad YOU do! It's great! Your mantle looks terrific, and Mr. B did a slam dunk job on the tree, too! I didn't know about this fun party. I will have to add mine tomorrow since I actually did a nice one this year! Have a great night!

  11. I love your Christmas decorations. I finally got mine just about complete and entered my tablescape.

  12. Love your tablescape! It's very festive. I am a new follower and although I don't have a tablescape, I am showing my holiday buffet decor.

  13. So very cute and festive. I love this color scheme. Everything looks so magical.
    You are so clever with you darling banner. Happy Holidays.