Thursday, December 13, 2012

~~~A Rustic Luxe Table!!!~~~

 Good afternoon my dear friends!!! My dear friend Yvonne is having her part of the Homespun Christmas blogging party and I wanted to be a part of it too! So, I set a table for 4 since my sister and our son are coming up from Fl. to be here for Christmas! I am SO excited and can't wait to see both of them! My sister has not been "home" for Christmas in 8 years!!!!  I decided on a "rustic luxe" theme, it seems to be all the rage right now:):) I found these beautiful bird plates last year at WALMART of all places, and they FLEW right into my cart!!!! I knew I could build a table around them and that is what I did.  As you know, we lived in a heavily wooded lot at our old house and so I thought about all the things you could gather in the woods where the birds reside. Since the dinner plates have a pine tree on the edge, naturally, pine cones had to be my accessory! I found these 2 pine cone candles years ago and knew I would use them. I elevated one of the votive cups onto another clear votive cup to give it some height and presence!!!
 These morning shadowy shots are my VERY favorite!!!
 I have had these DEAR little deer for many years. I also perched a small bird on the edge of the charger. You have seen these white chargers many times I know, but they are so versatile and special to me.
 My red goblets will hold our Christmas beverages.
 I started with my favorite red and white tablecloth. It doesn't scream Christmas and that is what I love about it. The stack of dishes is my white charger, a dark green dinner plate, my everyday Christmas dinner plate (I will share more about them in another post), and then the bird plate. As you can see, there are 2 different birds featured; a red cardinal and a chickadee!!!!

 The edges of the salad plates are scalloped as you can see in this shot.
 My centerpiece is a gathering of all things you would find in the woods: pine cones, evergreens, twig balls, even an antler shed!!! They are all contained in my tiered, iron bowl stand. I mixed in some red ornaments, a pinecone for the symbol of hospitality, some nuts, and on the very top a new nest I just found. I also have a REAL nest, found in our yard, in the back and forgot to get a shot of that.

 ALL of the pine cones were gathered in years past from under the pine trees at the old house.
 I also found these cute tiny pinecone votives! I put one at each placesetting.

 2 napkins are gathered into a twiggy wreath shaped ring! Confession: I do have plain red napkins but they needed ironing and I didn't feel like dragging out the ironing board:):)

 As dusk approaches it is time to light our candles. What a beautiful glow they cast over everything!!! The tree is also lit everynight while we eat too.
 My bird S and P are put to use for this table too.

How I LOVE the Christmas season and opening our home to family and friends!!! I wish each and EVERY one of you the most merry, blessed, joyous Christmas season. XO, Pinky
I will be linking to these parties:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday~

Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up~

StoneGable for On the Menu Monday~

Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday~

2805 for Potpourri Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

WOW! Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday? at Ivy and Elephants
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here


  1. I absolutely love that table setting! It is so warm and inviting and your centerpiece is just beautiful with all the natural "woodsy" items.

  2. It's a beautiful 'scape, Pinky! I love the bird plates! Wonderful woodsy elements.

  3. How beautiful, Pinky! Your table elements are so warm and festive! Love your dinnerware, too!

  4. Pinky,
    I adore your Rustic Luxe tablescape as will your family at Christmas!!! I'd love to be a bird at your table and hear all the remember when stories shared between you and your sister!!! EnjOY, dear friend!

  5. Your table is fabulous!!!...and yes, I love the "pineapples"...great minds think alike as you said!!..the place setting is so pretty...and I so love the bird peeking over the plate!!...Such a wonderful table for your guests to enjoy and marvel over!!

  6. You put it perfectly dear is a Rustic Lux gorgeous tablescape! You are so creative and talented sweetie, every element is perfect for this table, the dishes are adorable and the centerpiece is beautiful! Happy holidays.

  7. I love the bird plates and the little birds perched on the chargers. The red is gorgeous and I think you made this one just for me!!!

  8. Oh, Pinky! Your table is fabulous! Your dishes are so pretty and I love the little birds! You do so well on everything!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. Beautiful table, Pinky. Those bird plates are great. I love how natural elements make everything festive. Merry Christmas.

  10. Pinky-poo, come see what I did for Yvonne. This is lovely, darling, and definitely luxe. Merry Christmas !!

  11. You have a wonderful gift of making your home and whatever your doing to make it look warm, inviting and beautiful!!!

  12. I see you are back in the groove! Love the table! The little birds and the grapevine make for a great rustic affect! Love the dishes!

  13. I love your new plates, Pinky! They are gorgeous, and perfect for a woodland themed table. Merry Christmas to you. A new home, and family to share the are blessed! :)

  14. I love your new bird plates Pinky! There is not a Walmart convenient to me but if I had seen those they would have flown right into my cart too :) I adore your centerpiece with all your natural and gathered elements!

    I hate to iron too~ I use Downy Wrinkle Release for my napkins and tablecloths :) I hope you enjoy your visit with your sister and her son at Christmas!

  15. Oh, Pinkie I already feel right at home! You have made every detail a treat. Your feast will satisfy the eyes as well as the palate! I love it!
    Hugs and happy holidays,

  16. Pinky,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments, and let me say I love your tablescape!
    Walmart hit the spot with the plates they featured last and I also pick up 4 more this year with a deer on them. I love you centerpiece, I'm always trying to find ways to add height to the centerpiece, you did a fabulous job.

  17. Pinky, I LOVE this tablescape! It's one of my favorites EVER!
    Those beautiful bird plates are perfect and I so love the way you used the pinecones...really it's all perfect! and your photos are gorgeous xoxo

  18. I love your name! It truly is rustic and luxurious at the same time. Pinky, this table evokes all the warm feelings of Christmas! All of your naturals are so perfect. Those napkin rings are KILLER!

  19. Pinky, I feel like I am in the middle of a forest with all the greenery, berries and birds...♥♥♥ this table.

  20. Your tablescape is beautiful! What a pretty table! I especially love the Christmas table decorations you created and used for this table setting! Have fun and happy holiday~


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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