Oh, and so cute I can barely stand it? It's my holiday table! Or at least it WILL be in a few weeks!
I finished the placemats tonight, although I still need to make some napkins (there's a red napkin with white blanket stitch in the picture, but I just bought one and I'll use it for decoration somewhere, like in a basket or something). I'm really liking the whole peppermint theme so far! I snuck a few of my treasures out of that Pier 1 bag I told you about. What do you think? No, I didn't buy an entire table of plates--just those two and the square polka dot one in the upper left corner--they'll all go in my hutch for decoration and to use as serving pieces. More than likely, I'll use plain white plates for the place settings or maybe some other Christmas plates--I have some dessert plates I bought at Tuesday Morning about 15 years ago, and some Johnson Brothers dinner plates I collected over the years. Can you see the three-pack of candles? I'm kind of tickled about finding those at Pier 1. I just love the stripes and polka dots--but I guess that's obvious, huh?! They go perfectly, though, with the rest of my decorations. (You can see the peppermint picks piled up in the background at the top of the photo too.)
You know what? I kind of wish Thanksgiving was already done so I could put these decorations out--I'm getting awfully excited about them! Tomorrow my friend Missy and I are going to go to Goodwill during our lunch hour and see if we can find anything--I have a couple ideas but I need to find a few things to carry them out. As always, I have lots of ideas and a limited amount of time! How about you? Have you started thinking about the holidays yet?