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

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.


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. : )