Thursday, December 22, 2011

I'm Still Christmasing With You and a Give Away!



Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I hope you don't mind but I wanted to show you a little more of my dining room ~ all ready for Christmas. I'm just a bit shy to show you my room after showing you my friend's beautiful home. I'm so glad you all liked it!

This is the view you saw in my Christmas home tour.

Here's a peep looking from the kitchen.


I kept all my white dishes in my china cabinet that I had during the fall. I just took out the fall things and poked in some Christmas things.


Here's a little view at the top! I poked up those three big balls and added a ribbon. I liked how it looked.


Here's a little peep at the inside of my china cabinet. This china cabinet is so special to me. When we lived in Roswell, New Mexico, I bought this from a friend who owned a furniture store and she was my best friend. It was my very first ever china cabinet.


You've seen this side of the dining room with my olden buffet dressed up for Christmas.


Then there's this side with Little Richard decked out for Christmas, too!


Here's my table softly Christmasing.


I poked down a very olden white tablecloth and then the fun began. You know how I'm all about the fun! :)




I used my Haviland Blue Garland dishes, white napkins and blingy napkin ring. 


Here's my centerpiece. If you visit me often, you'll recognize this little piece of milk glass. I just love this and use it so much. I poked in blue and silver balls to match the blue in my dishes and the silver trim.


Can you see my little salt cellars I'm using with the tiny little spoons? There's not salt in them yet though.


The sugar and creamer are so pretty, I think. I love all the frilliness of the design! Can you love all the frilliness of design of a little sugar and creamer? You bet you scratchy petticoats you can! :)


The salt and peppers with the covered casserole in the background. Silver and blue looks icy to me.


Blue, white and silver spells cold! Are you getting a chill yet?


I poked down my little silver sugar scuttle but alas, I don't have the scoop so I use a little sugar spoon. That works.


I'm using my crystal glasses with a candy cane poked into the tea glass. I just love this! Can you love a crystal glass with a candy cane poked into it? Well, you bet your ho ho hos you can! :)


Just in case someone wants butter on their roll I'm using my olden Fostoria butter dish. That's a little butter knife propped up against the butter dish in case you're wondering.


There you have it ~ every inch of my dining room. Now I've got to start cooking so I can poke down some food on those dishes! :)

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


Merry Christmas, Darling


Greeting cards have all been sent 

The Christmas rush is through 

But I still have one wish to make 

A special one for you 



Merry Christmas darling 

We're apart that's true 

But I can dream and in my dreams 

I'm Christmas-ing with you 



Holidays are joyful 

There's always something new 

But every day's a holiday 

When I'm near to you 

The lights on my tree 

I wish you could see 

I wish it every day 

Logs on the fire 

Fill me with desire 

To see you and to say 



That I wish you Merry Christmas 

Happy New Year, too 

I've just one wish 

On this Christmas Eve 

I wish I were with you



Logs on the fire 

Fill me with desire 

To see you and to say 

That I wish you Merry Christmas 

Happy New Year, too 

I've just one wish 

On this Christmas Eve 

I wish I were with you 

I wish I were with you 

~ sung by The Carpenters


52 comments:

  1. Sheila,
    Everything is so lovely and welcoming! I have enjoyed your Christmas posts so much.
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  2. Your dining room is gorgeous! I have done some Christmasing at my house too. Guess I should post some about it!

    Merry Christmas!

    ~Linnea

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  3. You never cease to amaze me. Your table is gorgeous. I love the dishes, the chandelier, your centerpiece....oh, I love it all!

    I hope you have a sweet Christmas!
    Kathy

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  4. Wow, just perfectly beautiful! Merry Christmas!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  5. Beautiful, Shelia, just beautiful. xo

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  6. Shelia
    Your dining room is lovely. The little touches of color with the red are perfect!
    I had completely forgotten about that old Carpenters song. Thanks for sharing it.
    Happy Holidays!

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  7. Pretty pretty Shelia!! You know how to do up a pretty room for sure!

    I don't think I remember that you lived in Roswell. Im from NM and my sis lives there. It has gone alien crazy the past 10 years!

    Merry Christmas
    mary

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  8. Hi Shelia! Everything feels so happy and ready for Christmas. I love your dinnerwares, so posh and inviting! Merry Xmas!

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  9. Lovely, decent, simple and beautiful...Love the white over all I cant praise one thing specially because its all very special... very unique one ... different from usual colour scheme... just inspiring shelia
    Happy if you come to see me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    with love from
    Farah

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  10. I love all of your dishes. The ornaments that you put in the centerpiece are the perfect touch.

    Sharon

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  11. Deciding on the correct kitchen countertops is the perfect way to beautify your existing cooking and eating area. When you are feeling the desire to do some refurbishing, this will be one of the main things to consider since you will be working with an existing setup.

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  12. What a lovely table setting. The centerpiece is just perfect. I love the size of your dining room too!

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  13. Your dining room is so beautiful and all ready for some fun Christmas times! I love your old buffet. Those red plates on the wall made me drool!! Such gorgeous napkin rings!! I love the sparkle! Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

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  14. Shelia your dining room looks so festive and beautiful! Love the lit garland and ornaments on top of your hutch! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!! Martina

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  15. Shelia, your dining room looks beautiful. I'm running out of time before we go away so I want to wish you a very happy and blessed Christmas (in case I don't get a chance to be on the computer.) I'll be seeing our sweet grandson Ewan on Friday! He's walking now so it'll be a fun time. Blessings and hugs, Pamela

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  16. Looks lovely! Love the white. I know you are going to have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  17. Everything is so lovely and festive! The blue ornaments in the white piece are stunning! Goes perfectly with your blue accented dishes! And I love the blingy napkin rings!

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  18. Oh so pretty and very festive! I love the blue and white and silver! Your china cabinet with all white dishes is so pretty and a great background for seasonal spots of color. Everything is perfect and ready for a wonderful Christmas meal. hugs, Linda

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  19. Beautiful as always ~ you have such a knack for decorating.
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  20. It looks beautiful Shelia! Love the big red balls on top of the hutch and your tablecloth is so pretty!

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  21. Your dining room has all the charm of a loving home and hostess....love the soft elegance of the table setting...Merry Christmas!!! hugs...cleo

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  22. Hi Sheila,
    Your house looks lovely all decked out in all of it's Christmas finery.
    The table setting is beautiful.
    Wishing you and yours a joyful and safe Christmas.
    Rhonda

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  23. It is all just lovely Shelia! Your entire home is warm and welcoming...just like you. :-) Thank you so much for your sweet comment about the passing of our grandmother too. We felt so much love coming our way!
    Blessings to you this Christmas,
    Vanessa

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  24. Shelia, your dining room is gorgeous and all of your decorations are gorgeous. I absolutely love your beautiful tablescape. So pretty. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. Hugs, Marty

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  25. Sheila your dining room looks gorgeous and oh what pretties you have! I love seeing all your Christmasing!!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas...Gail

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  26. I do so love your sweet songs!!!

    Your dinin' room is just magnificent sweetie. The white is just so very elegant.

    Now what time did ya want me there. Ya know I'm free since our Christmas celebration on the Ponderosa isn't 'till the 31st. I'll bring fudge!

    Heehehehe!

    God bless ya sweetie and have a very beautiful Christmas surrounded by the ones you love!!! :o)

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  27. Shelia, I love your dishes with the blue and silver, they are perfect for wintertime! And I love the frilliness too!

    I play the Carpenters Christmas CD in my car all month, it's my favorite!

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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  28. Looks like all you need now is the delicious Christmas dinner! Your table is dressed so pretty. Love the pretty transferware plates on the wall too.

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  29. Oh your dining room is so pretty. I love all your Christmasing around the house. I have that same china pattern (but not as many pieces as you do). Wish I was going to be sitting at your pretty table and enjoying all your perky Christmas fun.

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  30. Gorgeous Christmas decor, Shelia! I love the candy canes dangling from the glasses ... your tablescape is fabulous!

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  31. Oh everything is decorated so beautifully!! Love the colors and your table looks amazing! Anyone would be blessed to sit at that table and eat!!

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  32. Hi Sheila! Your home is beautifully decorated for the holidays! Your table settings a gorgeous! Thanks for opening up your home to us!

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  33. Shelia,
    What a lovely dining room, dear friend! The blue and white china, blue and white ornaments are just gorgeous! Your china cabinet all decked in white with pops of red is stunning! My favorite of all your dining room vignettes is Litlle Richard and the three green trees! Thank you for sharing your Christmas tablescape!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  34. WOW! Everything is just yummy and your table is STUNNING. LOVE it.

    Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    Spencer

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  35. Very pretty room. I love your china and the way you decorated.

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  36. Hi, Shelia! Everything looks so pretty and festive. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas!

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  37. The dining room is beautiful ... love the tablecloth! You're a decorator extraordinaire, friend, and I appreciate you sharing all the beauty with us throughout the year. And as Karen Carpenter would sing, "Merry Christmas, darling ...."

    Mary

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  38. Oh, be still my ♥...what a GORGEOUS cutwork tablecloth beneath all that beautiful china! "You bet your scratchy petticoats"...LOL
    Just beautiful, Shelia! So delicate & dainty & so perfectly YOU!

    Merry CHRISTmas, Honey to you & yours!
    fondly,
    Rett

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  39. Oh, I love the milk glass filled with Christmas balls! Your home is beautiful...so elegant and festive! Happy holidays my friend! ♥♥♥

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  40. What a pretty dining room! As I looked closer, we have the table to match your buffet. And then, you have my mom's china which is now mine. The delicate pure white blue flower Havilland. Your table looks like home to me. My youngest will love the candy canes I'll be putting in the crystal.
    Merry Christmas!

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  41. thanks for your comment! Your dining room is beautiful. I love your red transferware on the wall. Your blue and silver does sparkle with all your crystal and Christmas embellishments! Merry Christmas!

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  42. Love your milk glass centerpiece!
    very beautiful.
    Have a Merry Christmas

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  43. Hi Sheila, Your home looks so warm and inviting! Love all your Christmasy touches! Your table setting is gorgeous and I'm drooling over you collection of white pottery and red transferware!!

    Have a VERY Merry Christmas!!
    Hugs, Sherri

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  44. Hi dear Sheila,

    I am melting away with your talent of TS.

    Absolutely beautiful Things inside your absolutely gorgeous and warm home. Loving your blings.

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  45. Your dining room is lovely.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas see you after Christmas. Trish

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  46. What a beautiful Christmas tablescape in white and the soft colors! Your whole dining room looks so lovely!

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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  47. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! Shelia, the table looks so pretty with its ice blue and white. I don't think I've ever noticed that you had a highboy in the room. Really like that. And I don't think I knew you had lived in Roswell. Did you know I was from the northern part of the state? Never feel shy about showing your home, my friend- your home reflects you so well. Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a very Merry Christmas, my friend. xo Sue

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  48. It's all so pretty, Shelia. I love your dining-room so much. The two large windows and the high bureau in between is just perfect. And you know I love white dishes so your collection is eye-candy for me. You should be tired...you have been decorating for a month. Thanks for sharing it all and have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Deb

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  49. Beautiful table setting! I love your dish pattern and especially love your centerpiece. I won't be home until late tonight and have to pull together a big Christmas Eve meal in only one day. I think I'm going to do a version of your centerpiece. I also have a sugar scuttle like yours.

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  50. Hi Sheila, Your dining room is beautifully decorated for Christmas. I love the sideboard with the transferware hung above it. Thanks for joining my party and Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  51. What a gorgeous table Sheila. Your home looks so pretty and very ready!

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  52. What a delight to see your gorgeous dining room all dressed up for Christmas. Your Christmas dinner will be delicious served on that gorgeous table setting. I love the salts and the cansy canes for a bit of color. Your dishes are lovely as well.

    Have a wonderful Christmas my dear blogging friend.
    Blessings and love, Jeanne

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