Candlelight Supper: December 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Night Before Christmas in Paris

La Nuit Avant Noel a Paris...

The story of my little vignette tablscape is inspired by this charming little book, "The Night Before Christmas in Paris".  A charming tale of Santa and Mrs. Claus.  How much he loves her and appreciates her.   She has left a week before Christmas to experience Paris and is having great fun.  He goes in search of her and the love they share is made anew.  A charming story.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Seven Swans a Swimming Tablescape

7 Swans a Swimming...

Rather than do the the complete 12 Days of Christmas for my tablescape, I chose one of my favorite parts of the song.  The seventh day.  Swans swimming.  I love to watch them glide in the water moving their graceful necks and the gentle movement of wings.  I think my love of movement in Ballet helps me to love Swans so much.  So graceful.  I have tried to bring grace to this tablescape.

Vintage Christmas Tree Tablescape

Did you ever go out with your old station wagon or old truck to cut down your family Christmas Tree?

As a child, before my parent's bought the silvered aluminum tree with a spinning color wheel that my Mom so loved.  We would go out to the snow-capped mountains to cut down our treasured tree.  Believe it or not, sometimes we would put one atop our Beetle Volkswagen.  My Dad loved cars and was always buying new cars, much to my Mother's chagrin.  He preferred Fords or Volkswagens.  In his lifetime he bought 11 Volkswagens.  Nine of the Bug or Beetle style, one called a "Squareback" which looked like a small station wagon, and the one I loved the most, a green and beige Camper Van.  That one gives me the best memory of driving down the road with a Christmas tree tied on the top.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Tablescape.

  You know what I think...  You could not find a more fun theme for a Holiday Party.  Such crazy fun with these Ugly Sweaters.  I actually think they are so adorable!  Two of my University age Grandson's from different parents and one girlfriend stopped by last night.  They had so much fun seeing this table.  We laughed and laughed.  That was worth everything to me.

Done in memory of the sweaters I wore in the '90's while volunteering at one of my girl's schools.  We all wore them and thought they were so cool. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dear DEER Tablescape

Dear Deer Tablescape*

As usual I like to include a fun little party favor.  My favorite a red sparkled Christmas Cracker.  Filled with a paper crown, joke or riddle, and a small prize.  I am always astounded how excited everyone gets when they hear the pop noise and grab for the prizes popping out.  There is always a scream of joy.  Adults and children alike.