Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh, Bring Us a Figgy Pudding



Hello, Dear Ones! First I want to thank you all again as to how much you mean to me! Thank you for your kind words and prayers for our little grandbaby, Carter. As I type this, she has just left the hospital and is on her way home. She had a good night and they couldn't find anything just something viral and that fever. Hallelujah, praise God and blessings to you all! Now I feel I can breath again...

Okay, now on to the silly me...

Here we are in my little breakfast room and you've seen some of it already in my home tour but I hadn't shown you my table. It had a centerpiece of nutcrackers on it. But I didn't show it because Mr. Precious and Chloe Dawn had poked other things, not table related, all over it. Now you know it wasn't me who poked unrelated table things on it! :) Just sayin'...

So I had to make room in my little hutch, mainly on the top shelf, for the nutcrackers and they seem very happy here.

Now I can show you my table and please notice...no unrelated table items will your most gorgeous peepers peek!

First is my centerpiece with a tiny little Lenox Christmas tree poked under a cloche. Also a few sprinkled Christmas balls.

Just the cutest little tree I've had for many many years.

I threw down a red tablecloth and used my cheap, um, I mean inexpensive Christmas dishes I found at Target many years ago.

I liked them so much, I bought enough place settings for 24 people! I'm prepared for holiday parties! No paper plates for me. No, no Nanette!

I just love my little Christmas tree napkin rings. Got em at a thrift shop years ago. Cute as pumpkin pie, don't you think? :) Now you may ask, can you love little Christmas tree napkin rings? You bet your pine needles you can! :) I've used some napkins that are Christmasy but not Christmas. Make sense? ;)

My stemware gets used over and over again. I love them too and they just seem to go with everything. 

Right now these glasses are pretending to be ice! Brrr...you know how stemware can be! :)

Here's a little snap at night with the fire lights burning, well, I mean the votive candles.

Have a seat and I'll get the food. No, no Nanette, you just stay seated and I'll get the figgy pudding! :)

I just had to show you this snap of Mr. Precious and Chloe Dawn rejoicing after hearing 
about little Carter's recovery!




Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


I CALL HIM LORD

MASTER, REDEEMER, SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD WONDERFUL,
COUNSELOR, BRIGHT MORNING STAR
THE LILY OF THE VALLEY, PROVIDER AND FRIEND
HE WAS YESTERDAY, HE’LL BE TOMORROW,
THE BEGINNING AND THE END
BUT THE ANGELS CALLED HIM JESUS, BORN OF A VIRGIN
AND MARY CALLED HIM, JESUS,
BUT I CALL HIM LORD
JEHOVAH, MESSIAH, THE MIGHTY GOD AND KING
HE’S THE BREAD OF LIFE, HE’S THE LASTING WORD
OF LOVE THAT I SEE
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS, THE DOOR TO HEAVEN, MY HOME IN THE SKY
HE’S THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS
AND THEY NEVER SURE WILL DRY
BUT THE ANGELS CALLED HIM JESUS, BORN OF A VIRGIN
AND MARY CALLED HIM, JESUS,
BUT I CALL HIM LORD
~ sung by Dottie Rambo



60 comments:

  1. I am so happy to hear your little granddaughter is doing better! What a cozy area Shelia and it looks beautiful all decked for the holidays! Have a very Happy New Year sweet Shelia! martina

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  2. Hope all is well and you can have a wonderful New Years. Love and Sissy Kisses, Richard from my Old Historic House.

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  3. Love the dishes and adore the red curtains!!! Looks festive and cozy.

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  4. I am so happy that cutie Carter is on her way home! Precious baby girl. I love your breakfast nook and hutch. Those dishes are lovely and festive even if not expensive! Happy New Year, Shelia. xo

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  5. Amen ... amen. Now you can have a happy new year!!

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  6. Shelia, I have been MIA due to my mean computer, and this is the first I've heard of little Carter! Oh, that must have been terrifying. I am so glad that all is well now. Sending you and all of your family much love and prayers.

    My computer is "back," but I am up to my eyeballs now in stuff going on here. But I'm going to make every effort to blog some each day and visit you all.

    Love you and top of the Season to you!

    God is SO good!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. I'm so delighted to hear that little Carter is home safe and sound! God is good!

    I love those Target plates! You were so smart to buy more than one set. I don't like to use paper plates either. If I don't have matching plates for a large number of people I just mix & match. So much fun!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  8. Oh Shelia, what a blessing, Carter is going home! Music to our ears! Love your breakfast room and your decor is just terrific!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  9. Wow so loving your decorations and your dishes are awesome! Wishing you a prosperous and happy NEW YEAR!

    Tablescape Thursday

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  10. I am thrilled to hear about Carter.... I know it was frightening for your family! Loved your little kitchen nook ~ beautiful!!!
    Happy New Year
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  11. Thank you for sharing such wonderful news with us.. Bless lil Carter and all of you. I know that was an awful scare.

    Your table is so pretty and the nutcrackers look great on the hutch shelf.

    Happy New Year~!

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  12. so happy for you that Carter is on her way home!
    Would love to see at your pretty table.

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  13. I am so very relieved and happy to learn that Carter has gone home with her sweet little mommy and daddy to her cozy little home. And I am so happy to see that you have made a beautiful Christmas table and that you are serving the figgy pudding. I love your Target dishes and leave it to you to find the awesomest Christmas dishes in Target.

    You are so sweet, glad you're my friend, thankful for our Savior,

    Mary (still in Virginia)

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  14. Love that stemware! Would love to find some somewhere.
    Brenda

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  15. So glad to hear that Carter is on his way home. She is going to spend years loving visiting your festive and loving home. Your red, red, red home is such a joy to behold. Happy New Year. ~CJ

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  16. Hi Shelia,
    I am so glad your little Carter is doing better now.
    Your home is so festive-love the dishes too!

    Wishing you all the best for the New Year!
    Carolyn

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  17. Sheila...you are so festive! Glad to hear your grandaughter will be home...love the name Carter for a girl - really cute! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! oxox, tracie

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  18. Shelia, that is the most wonderful news! Happy New Year dear heart!

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  19. I'm a little behind reading posts so I just read the first post about your granddaughter - so glad to know she is better!
    Everything looks lovely.
    Wishing you a wonderful new year.

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  20. So delighted the baby is better. The table is splendid. Happy New Year

    p.s. I have no love for paper plates either and never use them.

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  21. So, so happy Carter is better!
    Praise god!
    Your home looks so lovely. Too bad it is all over so quickly!
    Wishing you the best New Year!

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  22. Now that Carter is OK, your new year will start out on a very happy NOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your breakfast room. Those dishes look ALOT like my Lenox Ribbon dishes that I used on my Christmas table!!! Lucky you to have service for 24!!!! Happy new Year sweet lady!!! XO, Pinky

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  23. I love your table, very cheerful! I don't care what a dish costs, those are very pretty!
    I showed little ceramic napkin rings like that a few posts ago, made during my ceramic phase in the late 70's!
    Everything looks very festive!
    Happy 2012, many blessings and good health. That really is the most important isn't it?

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  24. Glad your granddaughter is better! Your home is lovely!

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  25. O'Sheila, I was so sorry to read about your precious little granddaughter but so happy that's she's home and doing wonderful! Have a Happy New Year as I know you will...hugs, Gail

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  26. Your table and dining room are so happy, pretty and festive too!
    So so happy that little Carter is doing better and home again!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  27. Glad to hear that Carter is home and all is well. That had to be so scary!

    Your table is lovely....have a wonderful New Year.

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  28. That's such wonderful news Shelia! The best Christmas present. And I love that cozy hutch all decorated for the Holidays. Just lovely.
    Happy New Year sweet friend!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  29. Glad your granddaughter is doing better.

    Love the hutch (and the Scotty dog!!!!!) and your tree napkin rings! Yes, I love them, too!

    Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com

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  30. adorable. I was drawn in by your title as I made figgy pudding with hot buttered rum sauce and eggnog ice cream for dessert Christmas eve. Yummmmm.

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  31. How wonderful! Your table is beautifully decorated! I had to laugh, I constantly say to my family when they leave things laying around...that's not decorative!
    My job is constantly picking up!
    I enjoyed your post and wish you a very blessed New year,
    Kathy

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  32. Your holiday table looks so festive. Hope you have a very happy new year. Now that your grand child is better, you can really celebrate!

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  33. So glad that Carter is better and that she's home.

    My mom has the same tree napkin rings. I remember buying them for her at a craft show when I was in college.

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  34. Checking in, my friend, to see if there is additional news on Carter. Praying all is well.

    Love you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  35. I am so pleased to hear that little Carter is alright and that it was nothing serious! It's so frightening when they are so little.
    Your family must be so relieved!

    And of course I am lost in joy at all that red. I want to paper the back of my "found" dish shelves...but haven't found the right paper yet. I'm sure it will be red... :)

    Happy New Year and many blessings to your lovely family.

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  36. Sheila, I am so happy your grandbaby is doing well. My five year old grandson had surgery today but he is doing good. Thanks for sharing your pretty Christmas table at the Open House Party and Happy 2012!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  37. Hello dear Shelia, I am so thankful baby Carter is fine. What a terrible scare for all of you. I am so sorry this happened but all's well that ends well. Thank you God.

    You really made me smile when I saw the Christmas dishes you used for your pretty tablescape. I bought a 4 piece place setting of those dishes. They were on sale after Christmas. I never found more. I like them even though they were 'cheap' HA! Just sayin!!!

    Happy New Year to you and yours my dear sweet friend.
    Blessings, Jeanne xo

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  38. Beautiful table!!! I LOVE your dishes...and you have service for so many (I don't think I KNOW that many people). Your whole breakfast looks so charming.

    So happy to hear that your little granddaughter is fine and home!

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  39. Oh I'm so happy your little grand is fine and doing well! I love your little table and the Lenox tree under glass. Your dishes are gorgeous as are your red curtains!
    Thank you so much dear Shelia for the fun we shared this year and for all the inspiration I received from your non ending talent! Wishing you the very best sweet lady in the New Year 2012. Love,
    FABBY

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  40. Cute breakfast room. Lovely festive table. I have the same glassware in green!
    Happy New Year, Sheila.

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  41. happy new year love your beautiful decor come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  42. So glad to hear that your little one is doing better. It is so scary when they are sick. Prayers are answered! Shelia I love to visit your blog. I can tell your home is filled with love. The breakfast nook is beautiful. Your little hutch is always decorated so pretty. Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent. May you have a blesssed New Year. Hugs, Karie

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  43. Pleased to hear things are returning to normal for wee Carter and family, now you can all relax and enjoy the holidays again.

    I love your beautiful post, very festive.

    Blessings and a Happy New Year,
    Diana

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  44. So happy that Carter is Ok and going home! So scary when the little one's get so sick. Wishing you and your family a wonderful blessed New Year! hugs, Linda

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  46. Prayers are answered, His healing hands bring joy.

    Your home is always the creme de la creme of elegance & beauty, Shelia.

    Thank you for a wonderful year, once again, in friendship with you.

    Happy New Year blessings ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  47. Happy Pink Saturday and best wishes for a very happy New Year. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special. I count you among my blessings.

    It is all beautiful, Shelia. You know I love everything you do.

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  48. I am just so happy about Carter's recovery, Shelia. Your table is beautiful. Your dishes do not look cheap, err... I mean inexpensive , at all. They are gorgeous! Happy New Year to you all! I hope you get to meet my brand new granddaughter on my blog...Christine

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  49. I hope that little Carter continues to thrive. Stopping by to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year surrounded by your loved ones.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  50. Shelia, happy new year, sweet one. May God richly bless you and your family during 2012.

    xoBarb

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  51. Your "cheap" dishes are very pretty, I love them. It's so smart to have lots, I am like you, no paper plates here either.
    So happy to hear that Carter is recovering, thank you, Jesus.
    Your table is lovely!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  52. Happy New Year Shelia!
    I am so happy to hear that little Carter is feeling better. It is such a scarey thing when something like that happens. I know there were very many prayers and good thoughts for little Carter.

    Your tablescape is so sweet with all your pretty Christmas on it.

    It sure came and went quickly didn't it? My Christmas got packed away tonight...for later on in the year again.

    Have a wonderful evening
    Judi

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  53. Shelia,

    Shame on me! I had no idea that little Carter was in need of prayers. Thank the good Lord she is well now.


    Happy New Year!

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  54. I'm so happy that Carter is better. May God forever bless her!

    Thank you for for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

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  55. So glad that little Carter is doing better! :)

    Beautiful and cozy table you have set! Love the plates and the tree napkin rings!

    Hope your New Year is off to a great start!

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  56. So lovely Shelia!! Everything looks wonderful- Happy New Year!!

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  57. and thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday :)

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  58. I didn't do much visiting during Christmas - too much else going on. Wonderful news about Carter. Love your kitchen and hutch. It all looks so inviting.

    - The Tablescaper

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  59. The good arrangement for the figgy pudding and nice also because in this post has been define the recipe in this pudding so that can be learn and able to understand how to make in this pudding and do enjoy it.

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