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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Christmas! Mantels & Tablescapes Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Kathy from Life On Lakeshore Drive, Doreen of House Honeys and Tammy from One More Time Events to bring you…

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Each week will feature a different
element of Christmas 

each party will have it's own hostess.

Nov. 28th  Life on Lakeshore Drive will host ornaments & decor.{Link up your ornaments and decor here}

Dec. 5th    Kathe With An E will host mantels & tablescapes.

Dec. 12th  House Honeys will host trees & wreaths

Dec. 19th  One More Time Events will host desserts & holiday food

 Once you link up at one of the host blogs, your link is visible on all
four blogs. 

We can't wait to see your Christmas creations!

Please grab a button to add to your post, sidebar or party page

to help spread the Christmas cheer.

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only rule is that we ask that you follow the hostess each week!  Just let
us know you are a new follower, and we would love to follow you back!
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We hope to see you at each party!

{FYI: following is not a requirement to link. But, these ladies all
have great blogs, so we would love to have you stay in touch!}

It’s also not a requirement to display the button, but if you would like
to add it to your post, sidebar, or list of link parties, please feel
free!. The more participants in
the party, the merrier!

This week we are featuring Mantels & Tablescapes

and your hostess is
Kathe from
Kathe With An E

Hi friends!
This week I am sharing our 
Christmas mantel & tablescape decor

This year, I went with a predominate red & white
theme in the dining room.
red and white Christmas tablescape
red and white Christmas tablescap
I started the table with a plain white table cloth.
I made the runner using red & white polka dotted 
wrapping paper I bought, on sale, from Hobby lobby.
red and white Christmas tablescap
I used a simple red charger and
layered a white thrift store Johnson's Bros dinner plate
and topped it off with a fun polka dotted
square salad plate, bought on clearance,
from Hobby Lobby.

(Love how they match the wrapping paper perfectly!)
red and white Christmas tablescap
Bright red napkins were folded to mimic
the Santa hats on each chair
and I simply added a cotton ball at the top.
I then placed the flatware in each napkin.
red and white Christmas tablescap
red and white Christmas tablescap
The snowflake stems came from Dollar Tree several years ago.
red and white Christmas tablescap
The little snowflake votives are from Yankee Candle.
red and white Christmas tablescap
For the centerpiece I used some
icy candle sticks from Kohl's,
added some epsom salts for snow,
and topped them off with a 
polka dotted ornament.
red and white Christmas tablescap
red and white Christmas tablescap
I also used my favorite mirror, added some red glittered ribbon to white 
candles and placed them all in the center of the table.
red and white Christmas tablescape
red and white Christmas tablescape
red and white Christmas tablescape
red and white Christmas tablescape
red and white Christmas tablescape

The mantle in the living room is more traditional.
Mr. B is in charge of the tree decor in this room
and he likes a warm comfy feel.
Christmas mantel
Christmas mantel
The mantel set up didn't change much
from last year's decor.
Christmas mantel
Christmas mantel
Christmas mantel
Christmas mantel
One thing I did add was the banner I made.
Christmas mantel
I started with some burlap looking scrapbooking paper,
clear snowflakes from the Dollar Tree,
gold paper doilies from Michael's, a scalloped circle punch,
glitter and ribbon.
Christmas mantel
I wound up not using the hole punch, the gold rope
or the gold glitter LOL.
Every have that happen?  
You start with one thing in mind but, 
once you get started it all changes?
Christmas mantel
I printed out my letters in a fun font,
watered down some glue,
painted on the glue to my letters
and covered them in glitter.
Christmas mantel banner tutorial
I started with gold glitter and realized it wouldn't show up very well
so, I switched to red glitter.
Christmas mantel banner tutorial
 After cutting the doilies to size,
I hot glued all of the pieces together
and hot glued them to the ribbon.
I also glued a piece of rick rack to the back of the ribbon
in order to hang the banner, using Command hooks.
Christmas mantel banner tutorial
Christmas mantel banner tutorial
 Even Mr. B was pleased at how it really added
that extra something to our mantel!
Christmas mantel banner tutorial

Now, it's your turn!
We can't wait to see your Christmas mantels and tablescapes! 

{Please share the party button for all to see.}
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Katie said...

Your table is beautiful! I love the Santa hats and the polka dot plates.

Winnie said...

Your table is very beautiful and unique (for me)
I can catch the holiday spirit from you

ana@carpe_diem said...

Hi Kathy!
Thank you for hosting this party!
I have decided to link up our traditional table cener piece in Croatia – Advent Corolla. It has 4 candles – symbols for 4 Sundays prior to Christmas. At every Sunday dinner, family lights up candles; this last sunday we have light first candle, next Sunday two etc… These candles are put out not by blowing but with piece of bread dipped in wine, usually done by the youngest in the house.
I hope you will like it!

JP said...

Hello Kathy!
Thanks for sharing your festive decor...the polka dot theme is a cute twist and your banner creation is really very cute. Thanks for sharing the party w/us!
Happy Holiday's!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE the polka dot plates!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Wow! Looks great. The polka dots are fun :)
<3 Christina

Jodi said...

love the polka dotted table decor- so fun!

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