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Alpine Style in the Dining Room

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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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!"
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!

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…

Ricki Jill


  1. Lovely...

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

    'Here there be musing' blog

  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.

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

  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! ;)

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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

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

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

  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. :-)

    "Here there be musing" blog

  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,


  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!

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

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

  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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