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Happy Ho, Ho, Ho to YOU!!! ;P

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sometimes a lass needs a wee bit of retail therapy.

I was in need this week....and as luck would have it, I found some gift cards with cash left on them for our local mall.  *squee*  So being the good steward that I am, I decided to spend them all in one place before they expired.  :/

I wasn't falling in love with anything until I went into Pier 1.  When I saw the whimsical snowmen, I knew how I would spend my new-found wealth.  :D

I'm hosting a family Christmas luncheon Saturday, and if this tablescape doesn't lift spirits nothing will. Some of the items are older and not from Pier 1, but you can read the resources at the end of the post.  Please note that glassware and flatware are missing because they're dirty. Don't judge me....I took photos during the ten minutes of sunshine we've had this week!  ;P

The snowman cookie jar was a gift, and I've had it for several years.

I love this teapot!

The nesting mixing bowls will hold candies and snack mix.

More nesting bowls

The breakfast bar will also be set with the same place setting.  I won't be able to set it until Saturday morning.

We pop English Christmas crackers every Christmas.

I won the salt and pepper shakers last year.

Can you believe that the platter came from another store?  I love how it matches the Pier 1 table runner!

This teapot is worth a second look!

I'm serving chili Saturday.  I'll share more about the menu later this weekend.

I think a fun post like this one deserves a fun Christmas song.  Enjoy!

"It Must Have Been 'ol Santa Claus"
by Harry Connick, Jr.

Everything is from Pier 1 except:
Cafe au lait bowls:  Biscuit from Anthropologie
Nesting mixing bowls:  One King's Lane
Snowman cookie jar:  Gift {I think from Macy's}
Salt and pepper shakers:  Prize {Two's Company}
Snowman platter and peppermint tree:  Christine's Mountain Brook Village

Happy Ho, Ho, Ho to you!!!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Uh oh...I think I might have to goback to pier one now!

  2. Very, very nice finds! I'll have to visit over Xmas break. Yes, we too pop Xmas crackers every year. Merry Christmas.

  3. It looks so fun and cheerful. You always set such a wonderful table.

  4. that is so cute and festive you id a wonderful job decorating

  5. Pier 1 is my weakness. :)
    What lovely, colorful, whimsical decorations you found!

  6. I love it all ...especially the teapot!

  7. Everything is so festive and fun! Merry Christmas!


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