Cuisine Kathleen, who is known for her challenge tables, has once again issued a challenge to find a table to reinvent or recreate. I have had this table planned for a long time and even had it all photographed and uploaded. Then I went back and re-read the challenge; uh on, I messed up again. The table has to be a Christmas table. Duh, it’s December; of course she made it a Christmas table! What was I thinking…anyway, I have two tables today; one meets the challenge and one does not!
My idea was to copy Pat and Katie at Table for One once again. I love their tables; check them out if you have never done so…their tables take creativity and ingenuity to a whole new level. Pat takes an inspiration piece and sets a beautiful table for one…and never seems to run out of ideas. I started with my recent purchase of Better Homes and Gardens Christmas plates from Wal Mart.
The inspiration piece for this table is the salad plate featuring the rabbit design. The salad plates to this china come in 4 assorted designs. Today I just felt like rabbits!
Do you remember that I told you that I would be showing you a new tablescaping purchase? How about these green balloon goblets? I found them at a flea market and am really looking forward to using them this Christmas season.
My Chateau flatware and a colorful napkin in a beaded napkin ring finished off the place setting. Now I started to consider the accessories.
Of course, I had to bring out my Peter’s Pottery rabbits. Unfortunately, one of them recently fell off the shelf and broke. I was really upset at first, but then I thought, “It’s a pottery rabbit…I’ll get over it.”
The Peter’s Pottery candy dish is one of my favorite pieces.
Because I like to use candles in my tablescapes, I found this rabbit candle holder and put in the holly taper that I found at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
I set the rabbits in some snow, and I was done!
I love my little table for one, even though I know that I can never meet what Pat does!
Now for my table that does not meet the challenge. I also used Table for one as my inspiration for this table.
I started with this cute pumpkin plate as my inspiration piece. My mother-in-law found it at a yard sale. I love it for my autumn tables. I used my sage green placemats and taupe Wal Mart plates as the base to show off this plate.
I decided to use my maple leaf napkin ring and an off white napkin. Chateau flatware and a cute pumpkin mug complete the table setting. My mother-in-law found this matching mug to the plate at a different yard sale later. Love it when that happens!
For the centerpiece, I borrowed some of the fall foliage from the mantel. I chose the more brightly colored ceramic pumpkins to nestle into the fall leaves.
Of course, I had to use my pumpkin salt and pepper shakers!
The finished “un-challenge” table…well, I like it anyway. I have another table almost ready to photograph and upload, but have to put that temporarily on hold. I got blindsided by a stomach bug this weekend, and today is the first day I have felt somewhat normal. I have people coming over to my house later this week and so much to catch up with that it’s ridiculous! But I can’t wait to share what all is going on and how I have decorated…but too much to do right now…
Have a great week of decorating and tablescaping!
I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living, From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage , Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday, Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours, Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season, The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much, Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style , Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House, Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately, Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring, Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia, Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design