A Pink Santa, Christmas Tree, and Tablescape

A Pink Santa, Christmas Tree, and Tablescape is a tale of how much I love pink.

So come along for an adventure in tablescaping with vintage and thrifted finds.

The anchor of centerpiece on the dining room table is my charming pink Santa.  I found him recently in a new (to me) thrift store.  He is actually a music box from The San Francisco Music Box Company.  He plays a lovely rendition of “Have Yourself a  Merry Little Christmas”.  Santa stands on a Jadeite cake plate surrounded by a lighted bottle brush wreath.  Along the center of the table several bottle bush trees fan out from Santa.

The gold chargers were a totally unexpected but lucky find a couple of weeks ago at Goodwill.  It was discount day so they were only $1.40 each.  They are gorgeous and I couldn’t buy gold plastic chargers for that price.

Each plate is different and all found at thrift stores.  I can never resist a pretty plate featuring a pink motif.  None of these beautiful plates cost more than a couple of dollars and at least one or two less than a dollar.  The pink goblets are also a thrift store find from a few years back.  I don’t remember the exact price but I wouldn’t have paid more than a couple of dollars each for them.

The four chairs around the table have an ivory velvet socking tied to the chair back with pink ribbon.  A bit of faux lamb’s ear tucked into each stocking.

Ella Mae’s corner of the dining room is where the extra chairs moved when the bench for my bedroom did not work out and moved to the dining room.   Decked out in a few ornaments Ella Mae is as pretty as the pink bird on her shoulder, and the a gold heart-shaped ornament is where her heart would be.

Not to be outdone Lacy is wearing a skirt of lighted garland with a pink tulle belt and flower.

On the hunt board a Putz house sits on Jadeite cake plate

accompanied by several bottle brush trees, a few deer, and a car.

A pink faux sheep skin is casually thrown across the bench.  My youngest daughter is already trying to make a play for my  Santa and sheep skin.  The Santa is definitely not moving to Florida.

Of course, the pink Christmas tree is back again this year but it has a different look.  Tulle surrounds the tree on the bottom making the tree look like it is floating on a pink cloud.

I found an adorable round pink tablecloth with huge pom-pom edging for the table where the tree sits.  The ETSY seller stated that the tablecloth is from the 1950’s.  It is in wonderful vintage condition.

A Pink Santa, Christmas Tree, and Tablescape

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fall dessert recipe: caramel apple muffins

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ikea raskog cart decorated for fall

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cozy table runner

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asparagus and tomato mini quiche  tea cottage mysteries.

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melissa’s antiques

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snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #201

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easy twine wrapped acorns

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the free table

the apple street cottage

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how to sew an easy pumpkin patch garland

shoppe no. 5

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slow cooker cabbage and kielbasa

brooklyn farm girl

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 it’s fall y’all

debby goes shabby

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how to make a $2 pumpkin from coffee filters

duck tape and denim

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fun fall owl pillows

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buffalo salmon bites with chipotle ranch dip

bites of wellness

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 vintage casket carrier repurposed to a dining room table

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vintage fascination no. 134

Welcome friends to another edition of Vintage Fascination.  A quick trip to take some things to Goodwill ended up being my first thrifting trip of the week.

here are the vintage goodies i found.Milk Glass Bowl

You know I cannot resist milk glass and when I saw this large vintage milk glass bowl into my buggy it went.   It is oval with a scalloped top and four tapered legs.Milk Glass Bowl Bottom

The pretty fruit design on the sides and bottom makes this bowl truly a lovely piece of milk glass.  This Indiana Glass bowl from the 1960’s in their Fruit Garland design is in excellent vintage condition.  The milk glass is vibrantly white.Vintage Alum Bowl

Next is a vintage West Bend shallow aluminum bowl.  From the 1950’s this aluminum bowl has a grape and ivy motif with a crackle vein textured finish on the inside with a rolled edge rim.  Made in the USA aluminum bowls were very popular after WWII.  It measures about 14 inches in diameter and is about 3 1/4 inches in height.Vintage LGBs

Last Christmas my daughter wanted to collect enough books to read a holiday themed book every night to her kids until December 24th when she would read the Night Before Christmas.  Of course, she wanted to accomplish this without  breaking the bank so she enlisted my help.  Well, we never met our goal last year but this year is looking better.  I made a big dent this week at Goodwill.  We have 10 books from last year’s collection efforts so we just need a few more.vintage basket

I found another basket for the wall.  Just a couple more baskets and I’ll have enough to do a wall in the kitchen.

vintage copper mold
Copper molds are classic and I just couldn’t pass on this one.  It is in great shape but it doesn’t have a makers mark.  Similar ones on Etsy are around $25.

 

wordless wednesday no. 155 ~ delray beach

Wordless Wednesday No. 155 ~ Delray Beach

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  1. Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal says:

    I hear the waves… And, I’d be asleep as soon as I sat down. 🙂 Crashing waves have that affect on me. 🙂 Enjoy!!!

  2. Fonda Rush says:

    :-}

how to hang old-fashioned plant botanical prints

My bedroom redo is coming along slowly.  Since I am changing the color scheme to neutrals and white I need some new wall art.  I’ve always loved botanical illustrations so I searched for some inexpensive prints.

Amazon had a set of four Old Fashioned Plant Botanical prints that I liked.  When they arrived I was very pleased.  Now, how to hang them.  Nothing fancy or fussy but something casual that does not distract from the prints.  They are nicely printed on thick semi-gloss card stock.  My first thought was to use clipboards to display them on the wall.  I gathered several clipboards that I found thrifting but there was a problem.  They were too mismatched to work nicely together.  So I ordered a new set.

While I waited for the clipboards to be delivered I ran across some vintage wooden hangers in my stash.  I put one of the prints on a wooden hanger then hung it on the wall to live with it a few days.

The clipboards came and were exactly what I wanted.  I clipped another one of the prints to one of them.

For a comparison, I hung two prints displayed differently next to each other.  The print attached to the wooden hanger is curling up on the end.  So the comparison helped me decide to go with the clipboards.

I’m glad I tried the prints both ways and am happy with the way they look on the clipboards.

pin me please

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snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #189

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diy floating dining room shelves

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ruffled apron,building our hive.

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coconut cream poke cake

delightful e made

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 vintage junk treasures #32,deanie’s stash.

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snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #188

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Welcome to Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party! We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

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Across the Blvd
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My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
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storage cube receives a lovely milk paint makeover.welsh design studio

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a road trip on the way to the village.the boondocks blog

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summer pasta salad with lemon vinaigrette.5 minutes for mom

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 diy metal and wood side table.timeless creations

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simple sunday ~ gnomes

Welcome to Simple Sunday.

This week’s project is the rehabilitation of a couple of thrift store gnomes.

I found these two very faded gnomes at the thrift store for seventy-five cents each.  Though faded they are in excellent shape and perfect for a rehab with a bit of spray paint.

Now to pick the paint colors.  Of course, I consulted Pinterest to help visualize gnomes painted solid colors.  On Pinterest, I found gnomes painted a variety of colors some even had hats painted one color and the body painted another.  Food for thought.

Gnome number one.Gnome number two.Now the twins.  I am always amazed at the change a can of spray paint can do.

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Comments

  1. Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} says:

    They’re both adorable! But I’m a sucker for aqua:) xoKathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  2. Penny says:

    Love this idea! I’ m going to borrow it to freshen up some metal pieces that I have…..hugs….

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  3. Cecilia says:

    These are just adorable Sharon!

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  4. RoseL says:

    Now they have new life in a nice garden!

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  5. Kathy A. says:

    Liked them both but the aqua one is reminiscent of verdigreed copper/bronze! Bot the boyfriend one several years ago; he looks like a biker in black leather vest and pants; even looks like him! Will they scare away my woodchucks; baby one on the front step this a.m. eating my hosta!

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  6. Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal says:

    I like how your garden gnomes turned out! I think the blue is my favorite, too! Pinned out to Tailwind then to Pinterest. 🙂
    Happy gnoming!!!