Friday, November 13, 2009

What's Red and White and Polka Dotty All Over?

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?

9 comments:

ratherbquilting said...

Well, that table is just really beyond CUTE!!!!! Everything goes perfectly and I think Martha better be afraid...very afraid...

OH, and does your widget-look-alike kitten have a NAME yet? We need an update!!

dianne said...

you are SO WAY BETTER than Martha ever thought of being ... did you see this: http://ankastreasures.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/dsc_0172-500.jpg ... it is wool and it is peppermint - right up your alley! and no megging this time - it's a freebie!

Fiesta said...

Those are cute!

Jan said...

Love all those stripes and polka dots! Love that you're excited about the Holidays too ... me, unfortunately would like to take a long winter's nap and wake up in January (LOL). Yeap, everyone will have to call me Scrooge this year!

busylittlequilter said...

I love everything! Thanks for the tutorial.

Yes, I'm already getting excited. I love holidays, just like you, and especially Christmas. I am going on a Christmas sewing retreat for 6 days (oh my!) and I'm bringing ALL of my Christmas fabric, patterns, and books. I have no idea what I'm going to make, but at least I will have everything with me!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

stripes and polka dots... is there anything better? looks good!

KimQuiltz said...

Martha Smartha, she's got NUTTIN' on you, babe!

I'm SO ready for Christmas this year, and I'm Anglican and don't actually start to "celebrate" Christmas until Christmas Day and then thru the 12 days of Christmas until Epiphany, so I'm like WAY early!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to buy just a couple plates to decrate with! I love the polka dot square one too.
Chris

PunkiePie said...

Your Christmas table is going to look AWESOME in all that peppermint goodness!