Trees Top the Table

Hopes that these trees fresh from the studio would provide the inspiration for a holiday table were rewarded.

With the trees not being the traditional reds and greens, it took a little effort to find just the right combinations for holiday decor. This cranberry runner topped with flexible gold mesh and ornaments of pink and turquoise do the trick.  All were pieces that had been used at one time or another which meant the only investment was time.

With the centerpiece in place, it was time to move on and set the table for the annual Christmas brunch enjoyed by friends who have walked many miles together, sharing their joy, problems and concerns along the way.

Dark green chargers are first on the table

followed by a favorite fun collection of holiday tableware, Santa plates

and cups and saucers that are almost but not quite red and green, at least not in the traditional sense.

Now the table is set, friends have gathered, brunch is ready to be served,

the door is open wide, so won’t you come join us for laughter and cheer?

Here’s wishing you the happiest of holidays with friends and family.

i love your thoughts, so jump right in and share yours

Joining Tablescape Thursday and Pink Saturday

18 thoughts on “Trees Top the Table

  1. Beautifully creative. Love the colors. Happy New Year!

  2. I just love non traditional colors because I think it takes a lot more effort like you said! What a pretty table. Your trees are wonderful and those plates and cups and saucers couldn’t be cuter.

    So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and went the express line route! We were thinking of going to Disneyland for New Years but everyone says it is just insane! Maybe the week after, I just want to see it decorated for Christmas. I bet it was wonderful at Universal. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. I know you made those trees.. right.. they are soo darling. and perfect with your dishes! Thanks for sharing.. May your Christmas be merry, bright and full of blessings and the new year good to you everyday. xo Marlis Write it in your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~Emerson

  4. What BRILLANT decorations ! (I’ll let you know now that I plan on stealing this idea for next year).
    Wishing you a FABULOUS Christmas filled with fun, great food and lots of good time, and that you get to spend it with people you love.

    1. You know what? I’m thinking the trees are going to adapt to other tabletops since their colors don’t necessarily limit themselves to Christmas. Merry, merry to you, too.

  5. I love this table…the colors are wonderful-especially the raspberry-colored ornaments!

    1. Glad you like the pink. I seem to be drawn to it as it appears in a surprising number of places in my house.

  6. This is so precious! I love your creative table.

  7. You nailed it! First of alll, those are really cute little trees! The little doo-dads on top are just brilliant! You have such a long creative streak in you, woman!!! And you found the perfect accessories to go with the trees….no small feat! I like it that you used the gold shimmery fabric to sort of pull the look altogether as one. That really adds something to the whole centerpiece. The plates really work out well, too. Way to go!!! I want to wish you a very merry Christmas, and I hope that your whole holiday weekend is the best ever. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have fun!!!

    1. Thank you. It was fun putting it all together.

  8. And a merry christmas to you Lulu 🙂

    1. And to you. Yours is likely to be whiter than mine!

  9. Lovely table! Love the trees as centerpiece and the santa dishes. Merry Christmas to you and your family!….Christine

  10. I LOVE this table setting!!! Where did you get those dishes and cups. They’re amazing.

    1. I ordered them from a catalog several years ago and darned if I remember which one. They are Bella Ceramica, made in China, of course.

  11. What’s traditional? It is what you make traditions that counts. Your weavings are beautiful, and the fact that you found dishes and ornaments to compliment them, shows your artistic eyes. Thanks for posting/inspiring. ~CJ

    1. You’re right, traditional is whatever we determine it should be even if it’s non traditional!

  12. What a fun non traditional table! Just adorable!

    Merry Christmas, dear Lulu!

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