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Christmas Sweets

Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Hello, My Lovelies!  Are you enjoying lots of Christmas activities?  Christmas festivals, open houses, church services, holiday dinners, and all the other fun stuff?  I have some events coming up, and I'm so excited!  :D

I consider today's blog hop one of the fun Christmas activities for the week, and it's hosted  by my Sweet Friend Rita @ the Panoply Blog.

Thank-you so much for hosting, Rita!  

I have our dining room all dressed-up for Christmas Sweets!  When the kids come home, we have several afternoon and evening activities planned including special dinners out.  So I thought it would be fun to decorate the dining room for late night desserts, treats, and hot drinks.

This is the best photo I took of the table.  The righthand side is so dark because it has been rainy and cloudy for days.
Please forgive my photos on this post!

Now let's look at a few of the details:

The Mosaicwares tiered server will display cookies.  So far the family have asked for chocolate chip, red velvet crinkle, and vanilla thumbprint cookies.  I will make the dough ahead of time and freeze it so I can bake on demand.

The plates with the Christmas trees on them (seen on the two top photos) will serve baby bites (tiny little petit fours) from Pastry Arts, a bakery in Homewood, Alabama.

The candy cane tree fits with the theme of Christmas Sweets, and I bought it at Christine's in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

The glass mugs are etched with little snowflakes.  I bought them years ago from Crate and Barrel.

The stocking silverware holders and plates were gifts.  The napkins are from Mud Pie.

I placed a Root candle on each side of the table, one red and one green.

I have two poinsettias rather than floral arrangements because they will last throughout the season.  Read my tips on how to care for poinsettias HERE.

I love the little tea for one from Anthropologie.  The roof also fits on the mug to keep tea warm.  I was going for a rural village look with the teapot, mugs, deer, snow, and trees.
The white runner is from Shabby Chic, and the faux snow is from Hobby Lobby.

Faux arrangement on top of the tiered server

Tea, hot cocoa, and coffee will be self-serve from the butler's tray with sugar and creamer on the Welsh dresser, below. 

I decorated other surfaces in the dining room, but this post is long enough as it is.  Maybe I'll post those photos later.

Please visit all the other blogs participating in this hop because I'm sure they'll give you all the Christmas feels.

Home Is Where the Boat Is - 'Tis The Season for Plaid & Peppermint
Everyday Living - Old TIme Christmas
My Thrift Store Addiction - Enchanted Forest Christmas Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul - Christmas Joy
From My Carolina Home - Vintage Christmas Tablescape
The Painted Apron - December Birthday Celebration
The Little Yellow Corner Store - A Candy Land Breakfast
Life and Linda - Plaid Tidings with Santa
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Dreaming of a Christmas White and Sweet
Red Cottage Chronicles - Cranberry and Gold Christmas Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Christmas Sweets

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. What a beautiful table you’ve set for your family to enjoy some sweets and choice of hot drinks, Ricki Jill. Those little flatware stocking holders are so cute! It sounds like you’ll be prepared to make your family’s favorite cookies.

  2. reallllllly cute. I love the tea pot and all of your adorable treasures to make the table a joyful seating

  3. What a wonderful, whimsical table! I especially love the little tea for one set and the mug with the lid. And what a great idea to make the cookie dough ahead of time.

  4. Ricki Jill, what a lovely idea to have a late night dessert table all set and ready to be enjoyed. Such a whimsical look and I particularly loved the one person teapot. All your cookies will surely be enjoyed and having them in the freezer ready to bake is such a plus. The flatware stocking holders are so sweet. Happy Holidays.

  5. What a sweet table, I want to have some cookies with you!

  6. You have such cute pieces!! I am sure you will enjoy all the festivities with your girls home - and being all set up for dessert is perfect. I have yet to make cookies but your idea of freeing the dough is a great idea! I wish you a blessed season with your family - ass always I enjoy hopping with you and peeking into your cute home!

  7. Oh, I love your stacked house cups and those sweet little deer--pinned! Wishing you a joyous Christmas season!

  8. I can imagine many fun hours gathered around your table, having delightful sweet treats with a selection of hot drinks! A different combo each night! So adorably cute and festive and one your family will treasure. Have very merry holidays!

  9. So cute Ricki Jill! I love the Anthro tea pot, adorable! A Merry little Christmas village is dancing on your table! Your mosaic tiered tray is beautiful, and the candy cane tree is too cute! I LOVE the Baby Bites from Pastry Art, just ordered some for a party I'm having this weekend. I love how you always incorporate your MKC pretties into your tablescapes and vignettes, you have so many darling pieces. The mug with the roof lid is super cute! I know you will have a wonderful time with your family this Christmas, and aren't you smart to get a jump start on those cookies!

  10. What an adorable, fun and festive table Ricki Jill! You have so many darling and unique pieces, and I love how you brought them all together in your creative styling. I can picture how enchanting your stacked cookie stand filled with holiday sweets. It's a table that appeals to children young and old.

  11. A darling table with lovely pieces. I always adore your collections. Your mosaic tiered tray is so unique. Having a sweets and dessert table sounds so enjoyable. The drink bar can accommodate anyone's taste. The teapot with the roof is so darn cute. The stockings for the flatware add a touch of whimsy. Always a pleasure joining you. Merry Christmas.

  12. Your table speaks to the retro-loving, vintage inspired girl in me. The use of your whimsical multi pattern and pastel color pieces, your little colored deer, house cups and bottle brushes among peppermint and lace. Brings about so many memories of Christmas past. Merry Christmas to you.

  13. Ricki Jill, this is too cute. I absolutely love sweets and desserts and it is a great idea for after dinner in a restaurant. We love to drive to Birmingham to eat, actually driving down tomorrow. I am familiar with a couple of shops you mentioned. Anyone would be excited to enjoy cookies and petit fours and your tea for one from Anthro is adorable!

  14. Ricki Jill, What a wonderful new blog for me to discover! Your table is delightful! I love the pastels for this season! It is such a refreshing change. Your little mug does give the idea of a little village, just like you are trying to suggest! The snowflake etched clear mug is delightful! I should try and etch some of those for myself this winter! It is delightful to meet you and hop with you!

  15. Ricky Jill, I love this idea of a sweets table, and all your details are definitely sweet. I love the idea of using your MKC pots at Christmas. I need to do that! The little house tea for one pieces from Anthro are adorable. Great finds!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  16. Ricki What a delightful table! Such a great idea to have it all set and ready to go for all the sweet and treats of the season. That little teapot is adorable! I can imagine those pretty snowflake mugs filled to the brim with hot chocolate and whipped cream! The charger plates remind me of snowflakes too! Love the little bottle brush tree and the colourful little deer. I have never seen a mosaic tiered tray before. It certainly is an eye catcher! Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas season!

  17. Ricki Jill, Your Mosaicwares tiered server is a stunner! Love the little village elements on your table with your adorable tea for one, deer, snowy landscape and trees. Baking on demand is the best so you can cookies warm from the oven! As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Wishing you a Merry December and Christmas❣️🎄

  18. Love your sweets after dinner and after plays and concerts, etc. How special is that? Having cookies ready for baking is ideal...hardly any effort and allowing more time for family. Your table is adorable and reminds me of a sweet shop and I am sure your family will feel special. Have a Merry Christmas.

  19. I love it. It reminds me of the Cafe that my husband and I stopped at after watching the Nutcracker several years ago. It was dreamy. And so was the cupcake and hot chocolate.
    xx oo

  20. Ricki Jill, this tablescape is as adorable as can be! I love the little teapot for one, the little plate with two trees, and all the other little happy elements throughout. But gurrrl, how brave of you to open that bag of faux snow! It's so pretty. I wish I had the nerve, lol. I love the little stocking for the flatware too. It makes me happy to see this , as I know your family will feel the same. Please pass the sweets! Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop, and happy holidays!

  21. Ricki, your table is just darling!! Every time I saw a photo, I thought, now that is the most adorable cup or teapot or figurine. Then the next photo would pop on the screen with something even cuter. You have such a fun collection of holiday tableware and put it all together so well! Merry Christmas!!

  22. Ricki Jill, your have some really adorable tea pieces!! The little mug at the top of the post is so cute! And I love the Anthropology pot for one!! The vintage blue deer looks right at home with all your sweet dishes. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season!!🕊

  23. Ricki it looks gorgeous. You have quite the cute collection of plates and tea cups and pots. Your table scape is beautiful. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris


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