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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Feast Fit for Santa

Years ago I started collecting glass pastry ornaments for our tree, and my collection grew so large thanks to my two daughters and friends that it spilled over to the dining room table.  Every year I set the table for Santa and his helpers and it has become one of our Christmas traditions.
In years' past I have used one of my antique lace table clothes, but I am opting for a more simple look this year so I left part of the table exposed since the wood is so beautiful and I used the wrapping paper placemats I made yesterday. 
I have three of these three-tiered silver stands that collapse and stack together after the holidays.  This makes them incredibly easy to store.  The one in the middle was a gift from a friend who has passed on and it makes me think of her when I am setting the table for Santa.
My collection of glass food ornaments grew to include things such as red onions, watermelon slices, corn on the cob, blood oranges and I  could go on and on.  I think I have every fruit and vegetable represented on this table plus a lot of other beautiful pastry ornaments such as the one above from Mark Roberts.
I love this little chef.  He reigns over the whole presentation.
This table really is very festive, and it is only set up between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
In addition to my pretty shimmery placemats I added this snowflake table runner from Home Goods.  I thought it was a perfect addition for the holidays.  It would be easy to make out of white felt.  In case you are wondering why some of the paper tags are still on some of the ornaments, these are my Radko ornaments, and I like to keep the tags on them because the names of the ornaments and the year they were made is a reminder of how special each and every ornament is to me and our family tradition.
Thanks for visiting.  Would you like something to eat?

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Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
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                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
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                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best


Susie said...

Maggie, What a glorious collection. I am amazed at how many different ornaments you have. It all looks so candy land on the table. Smiles, xo,Susie

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

I want to eat everything!! It looks so good! Lynda
(neat collection)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks delicious ~ I mean beautiful ~ Maggie! Could you imagine sitting down to a feast of real food like this?

NanaDiana said...

Maggie- Your table is beautiful and I just love it. The food looks wonderful. You have put everything together beautifully- xo Diana

Anne said...

Maggie what a beautiful collection.Why yes they do look good enough to eat!

Lorilee said...

Wow, that is quite an impressive collection! You have it displayed wonderfully.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Now that's a way to cut calories during the holiday season! What a fun idea!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Just beautiful. Your place mat idea was outstanding!!

Tina said...

WOW Maggie!I love the table.....oh those ornaments look so yummy and the placemats look wonderful :-)

Cynthia said...

This post made me hungry. I love the dishes and the table is set for a feast. Beautiful.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Maggie, What a fabulous table and your collection is amazing. I just love all the details. Your table runner is wonderful. I love it and all the different oranaments makes it so special. Love your traditional colors.

Viewing below your tree is stunning and love the placemat idea. You are a talented girly my friend.
Enjoy the day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh my what a fabulous way to include these decorations! I really love it! Your table looks just beautiful and I would want to come around just to see it many times a day! Love gift wrapped placemats- what a smart idea!

Kristen Rettig said...

What a "sweet" collection and great way to show them off. So pretty!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Oh! How cute to display all of your beautiful pastry ornaments on your table. A great way to show off such a wonderful collection. Looks wonderful!

Bliss said...

Beautiful, and I particularly like the place setting.


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Holy moly that's a HUGE collection! So cute - you will feel like your table is naked when you put them away.