Saturday, December 21, 2013

Alpine Style in the Dining Room

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This year's dining room Christmas tablescape is simple with an alpine theme.


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"RJ, the set of Miami Vice called….they want their table back!"
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Now you know why there's usually a tablecloth on the table….but I must admit that it's great for crafting!



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The advent wreath is really big, and I need to replace some of the greenery.  This is the only spot for it due to its size.



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The table is set for dessert and coffee for after the Children's Christmas Pageant. 
I like the sweet chickadees on the quilted placemats.



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We've enjoyed the etched glass mugs.  They hold the perfect amount of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.



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Bonnie can't wait 'til Christmas!


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Happy Winter Solstice today!  Although our dining room looks all wintry, it's a balmy 75 degrees here today with thunderstorms!


Resources:
Placemats and plaid napkins:  April Cornell via Horchow
Pinecone tiny taper candleholders, autumn tiny tapers, Christmas pine and berry dessert dishes and Etched glass mugs:  Williams-Sonoma
Evergreen candle and candleholder:  Pier 1
Nordic Flatware:  World Market
Napkin rings:  MacKenzie-Childs

Until next time…

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

19 comments:

  1. Lovely...

    And I love your dining room set......

    Tessa~
    'Here there be musing' blog

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  2. Ricki Jill, you have hit on a fabulous combination with those plates, placemats, napkins and flatware! I love it, even beyond Christmas, all through winter.

    Bonnie is the perfect added touch! And I do love your Advent wreath.

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  3. It looks beautiful, Ricki Jill. In the 60s and thunderstorms here today, too. Merry Christmas, my friend. :)
    xo Laura

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  4. The rain just keeps pouring down here washing away all of the beautiful snow we had. I must make my way to your home someday as I must see which tablescape I would get! ;)

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  5. The table setting is so beautiful! I love the touch of red with the whites and greens. I also love the white French chairs with the glass; it looks like ice.

    Glass tables are perfect for crafting! My daughter has one in her bedroom. All kinds of goop can be cleaned from it without damage, even when a razor blade is needed.

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. Happy Solstice to you! We reached close to 70 today I think. Not the way I want to start the winter. :-)
    blessings
    ~*~

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  7. Beautiful, Ricki Jill. We've had rain since early morning hours, but the high was only in the 60s. It cleared late this afternoon so we got in a nice walk. Love the sweet chickadee placemats, the beautiful dishes, and all your woodsy touches. You set a lovely table!

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  8. The chickadee placemats are so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family. xo

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  9. Oh, I do not even know where to start RJ. It is so beautiful. I love the chickadee placemats, your advent candle is very special. I love the pine cone candle holders. I just love it all! Great job.

    Oh, and we are waiting for round two storm, this one is supposed to drop around 10 inches with 30 mile wind gust. I will trade you weather any time. LOL

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  10. I love your whole table setting... the dishes are gorgeous, too. Beautiful. Nice visiting. Linda

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  11. pretty plates . . . fantastic flatware . . . nice napkins . . . wonderful wreath . . . all add up to G O R G E O U S !

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  12. Dec. 22nd
    You commented in my blog... "I haven't read that Victoria Magazine yet, either!"

    Not to worry. It is the Jan. one. And it just came in the mail. I put them aside, until they are current. :-)

    Tessa~
    "Here there be musing" blog

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  13. Hi RJ, I love your alpine tablescape, absolutely perfection! Beautiful pattern on the plates and a great flatware set for celebrating the season. I’m sure the girls will enjoy this so much.
    Christmas hugs,

    ~Emily

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  14. I love the Alpine theme! How delightful. :)
    And hey, brass and glass go with just about anything! (and a large, sturdy table for crafting is a MUST). You find the neatest table decor!

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  15. It look FABULOUS! I love the chickadees, as well. Some days, more is better!

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  16. RJ,
    What a lovely table setting. I especially like the quilted mats and the coordinating dishes.
    Merry Christmas, my friend.
    Karen

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  17. Love your beautiful plates and alpine table Ricki Jill! The chickadee mats are right up my alley and you know I love the flatware :) It's unseasonably warm and rainy here too but drying up and cooling down in time for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I hope Santa is good to Bonnie!

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