ic Kathe With an E: Cookies With Santa Tablescape

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cookies With Santa Tablescape

Before I set a more formal table for our Christmas dinner I wanted to set a fun table.  
Then I remembered this bottle I had purchased at the Christmas Tree Shop when I was visiting my son in CT last year and a fun table was born!  A table set for children, anticipating a special visit with Santa before he got too busy. Cookies With Santa!
I started with a gold charger, then layered a white dinner plate and topped it off with a dessert plate I had purchased several years ago on clearance from the grocery store.
A wagon full of toys from Santa!
A each place setting is a gold tin sleigh filled with candy treats.  I found the sleighs just a few weeks ago when I took my MIL to a great shop just a few miles from home.  They were only $1.95 each and I had to have them!
They seem to be vintage and are made even sweeter with the candy added!
The centerpiece is a red tray I have had for years and is filled with ornaments, the milk bottle just for Santa and cookies, of course!
One of my favorite nutcrackers stands guard over the treats until Santa arrives. 
A gilded reindeer rests peaceful on the red and gold table runner we found while out shopping.  My MIL, an enabler just like her son, said I had to have it!  Just like with her son, I don't argue with such sound advice! Now, I have two enablers in my home LOL!
I had purchased the clear milk bottle glasses several years ago at IKEA and just knew they were the perfect fit for this table.

Thrift store Santa napkin rings hold the napkin that will be needed to remove cookie crumbs and milk mustaches from the children's faces. 
A fun table set for the young ones to gather at with the big man in red as they tell him their wishes of what they'd like to find under the tree on Christmas morning. 
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  1. Oh how fun! Love all the details and the great story!

  2. Very nice! I love the milk bottle - reminds me of when we used to get our milk delivered by a milk man. It seems unfathomable now that just as recently as the 70s we could get milk brought right to our door. Of course...now I'd want an organic, lactaid free milk anyway, so the milkman probably wouldn't even have that! :-)

  3. Adorable table, Kathe! Love the milk bottle and little sleighs, soooo cute!
    Have a happy and blessed holiday season.

  4. Very cute, Kathe! I love it! (I especially love your nutcracker!)

  5. Adorable, Kathe! I think Santa will be running late when he sees this.

  6. Adorable tablescape, Kathe. I agree with Barbara, Santa may want to linger at this table. '-)
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Adorable table! Hmm, I never saw those bottles at CTS!
    Merry Christmas, Kathe, all the best in 2015!

  8. Kathe, so darn cute! Love the idea and your attention to detail is always fun to see! Oh now you have TWO enablers! Love it! The little sleighs are adorable. Gosh just a few more days til Christmas! I'll be home and hugging Tiger and seeing his excitement when he opens his gifts.
    Big Hugs,

  9. That mug is so cute! I love how it inspired you to create this beautiful and festive tablescape. Have a very Merry Christmas, and thanks for being a part of Hump Day Happenings!

  10. I love this sweet table setting and know Santa will also!

  11. Kathe, this is so. much. fun. How wonderful to be a kid at YOUR house!! I love that you have TWO enablers. Where do I get one? Lol! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

  12. I wish I had an enabler too. It would be fun to shop with someone that insisted that I just had to have something.... Sigh. Your Santa's cookie table is adorable, the darling milk bottle from the CTS is a wonderful inspiration piece for this table.


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