Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Friday, July 24, 2009
CIJ Extra Seating Table
After viewing all the wonderful tablescapes, be sure to attend Maggi's CIJ Party on Saturday, July 25 at Just Add Glitter and Stir. Click for a direct link to her party and all the participants over there.
This is my fifth and last table for my CIJ Tablescape Party---Week 4.
I bet you thought my last week of CIJ tablescapes would never end! This is it (except I still have to do something with that breakfast bar for the two little ones--maybe I will decorated the coffee table since they are two and almost one year old. It would be more their size.
This card table is covered with a bright gold holiday cloth and has alternating red and green chargers topped with white Gibson plates. I had planned to alternate the colors of the napkins for consistency, but I could only find the green ones.
In the background is my main table which is set for four. On the day of the dinner, I will expand the table to seat six. This extra seating card table will probably remain in this spot for the dinner.
The clear goblet/wine glasses are some of my favorites. They are a nice size and have a pretty shape where liquid goes into the actual stem. On this table to add to the gold theme, I used a set of dark gold tumblers and my everyday flatware.
The centerpiece is a wooden musical Mr. Christmas Advent Calendar. I received this in an advent swap on the old Organized Christmas website before the forums were removed. Those forums evolved into two boards that are very active today. I remain active on both Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home boards. There is a link to both in my sidebar.
This advent calendar is beautiful when fully decorated. I should have added the ornaments to the table for photos, but I knew that this table has to come down until the day before my dinner next week and I just didn't take the time to decorate it. The tiny ornaments fit in all the little holes on the tree. It is musical and revolves to the Christmas carols.
This wonder advent tree was given to me in that swap by Marge, who also has a table here this week. This is her third week to participate in the CIJ Tablescape Party. We have never met IRL, but met online through our love of Christmas.
You can see where the little ornaments go in this photo. I think that Marge has excellent taste and I will always treasure this wonderful gift.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting our final week of the Christmas in July Tablescape parties. I have enjoyed this month of events and hope that you have too. Be sure to check out all the links on Mr. Linky for more wonderful tablescapes.
Remember that the giveaway Christmas tablecloth will be done on Sunday. Good luck to everyone!
There is also a link at the top of the page to a wonderful CIJ party that is being held at Just Add Glitter and Stir on Saturday. Be sure to click on the logo and enjoy all the fun there. Maggi will have links for all the participants.
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.