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!


  1. I love the pear tree. And I love Christmas!!!

  2. Hi Felecia,
    Hope you had a nice birthday. I'm running behind this week and just saw your tablescape post ... great soft colors, and I really liked your glasses, very classic looking!

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful time on Sunday at your CIJ dinner. Such a beautiful tradition you've created!

    Happy CIJ!

  3. A beautiful idea the 12 days of Christmas centerpiece. Looking forward to tomorrow.