Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Christmas Table

Last week we had a little get-together at Mimi's Cottage.
 
It was so fun to arrange this Christmasy table.
 
The only thing I bought for it was a dozen white roses that I cut short
and arranged in little vases and small pitchers.
 
 
 
The ivy is trimmings from a topiary I have.
 
They're stuck in small bottles that I've collected over the years.

 
The table runner is an old lace curtain that I tea-dyed.
 

 
I made a pouch from old book pages.  Just sewed them together on
my sewing machine.
 
They held a glittery Christmas ornament and some candy cane
kisses.

 
The saying says, "A good cook knows it's not what's on the table that
matters, but who's in the chairs."

 
I have to say that I think that it's both what's on the table and what's in the chairs.
 
:)

 
I had some plain Jane votives that I embellished with burlap, buttons,
ribbons, and trim.

 
 

 
 

 
I made baked pasta and a big green salad.
 
A friend brought homemade bread sticks.
 
And everyone brought a Christmas treat for dessert.
 
So fun to get together at this time of year and visit with family
and friends.
 
It's part of the magic of Christmas.

10 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Oh what a pretty table, you are really good at putting all those neat little touches to make the table so special......Sounds like a wonderful evening, yummy to.....Blessings Francine.

Brenda said...

Your table is beautiful. I love the roses! Have a beautiful Christmas! LOve, Brenda

The Gathering Place said...

Your table looked beautiful and festive. We just had a party with old friends and served baked pasta, too!

wendy said...

I am sure it was a wonderful time. Your table is lovely, and I know it must have been prepared with lots of love and care
FOR THOSE PEOPLE who will be sitting in those chairs

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How lovely, Mimi! Your guests must have felt very special!!

Kerin said...

Oh, Mimi..
your table looks so inviting, and yes... magical.

Looks like a wonderful celebration!

Enjoy the magic of this wonderful season.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a beautiful table!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh it looks like you must of had a wonderful time! Your table looks so pretty! I love all the sweet details to make your quests feel welcomed and loved! I am doing the same thing this Wednesday! Mine is more of a Open House, serving different soups and all the goodies with it. Isn't it wonderful opening our homes up to dear ones! Merry Christmas! xox

Kathleen Grace said...

Sooo pretty! I love little candles all over the table, and your dishes and little touches are just beautiful! It sounds like a wonderful way to spend the evening:>)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Mimi-Sue,
I got my tree in 2010 from Amazon. They still have them. It's the PERFECT empty-nester tree. You just plug it in and it's all decorated.
Type this in the 'search bar' of Amazon:
(7' Pre-Lit Winter Fun Flocked Christmas Tree w/ Multi G40 Lights by Allstate).
If you type in "flocked Christmas trees", you will see many to choose from.
Thank you for the well wishes. : )