Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Christmas in July Final Tablescape Party on Saturday
Don't forget about this week's final CIJ Tablescape Party on Saturday and Sunday. We have had a lot of fun dreaming of Christmas and celebrating CIJ with tablescapes. I will have another table for you to view and have heard from several planning to participate. Be sure to stop by for a visit even if you can't participate. However, consider thinking out of the box and pulling together a tablescape of some kind in honor of July 25 which is Rudolph Day or what most of the world refers to as Christmas in July.
I will be making a traditional Christmas dinner on Sunday, so will return and add photos of the food to my post on Sunday evening. Even if you don't have access or want to dig out your holiday decor, think of a way to have a fun CIJ table for the weekend. I will be combining traditional food with some that is more fitting for the heat. I also decided not to dig out my other holiday dishes after spending over an hour rooting around in the hot shed this morning. I do have numerous sets of china and have been playing with table ideas, but at the moment, I am thinking about something a little different and using dishes that are more practical for an afternoon dinner in the heat. I promise it will be in the spirit of Christmas though and fit the theme.
I also have a second small post to add using my new little teapot for one. I bought this from HSN last week during their CIJ. We don't get the television network, so I just logged on and looked over their holiday things. This little teapot is shown on my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog and I will have a small tea tablescape with it at the party.
Here is a photo of the little centerpiece that I pulled out of my Christmas stash this morning for the tea table. It is a Partridge in a Pear Tree decorated with each of the little figures from the First Day of Christmas song. It was a perfect thing for my new little teapot. I just had to find it this morning.
See you on Saturday!
Don't forget the drawing for the Christmas tablecloth from this month long party will be Sunday!
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.