Saturday, December 21, 2013

BON HIVER!

 

Our beautiful old plantation bell, frosted like a Wilton Wedding-Cake-Topper.   The ring beneath is an old piece of pink McCoy that we put out for bird-water in Summer.  Winter dish is nearer the house.

And the warmth  inside:  Sweetpea and I happened upon the beginnings of a little celebration at the church one day, with a whole troop of ladies bringing in boxes and bags of beautiful things, to decorate “their” tables for a tea party.
 
 


A bit of Indoor Wonderland.

 

 

The seasonal glow of Reds, like breakfast for young Royalty.





The rich shine of Golds.


 

This charming, homey Burgundy array made me think of baking cookies.

 


 The cheery Candy-Stripes of sugar-plum dreams.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 




The cool elegance of Icy Blue.

 

The sumptuous pomp of Purple.
 




Pale Blue and Christmas Candy.


 
 

And the charm of PINK is always in fashion.
 

 
There were several more in progress as we had to leave.  One young woman hurried in in a bustle of snowy unloadings and unwrappings, and was beginning to set out her tablescape.  The most intriguing items I’d seen all day were the gorgeous pair of red suede peep-toes with six-inch heels that she set in the center of the table before beginning to set out the dishes.

 

I’d have LOVED to see that one completed.



Linking today to Beverly's PINK SATURDAY.

13 comments:

donna baker said...

Boy Rachel, when they decorate, they go all out. Merry Christmas.

Dorothy said...

Wow1 Those tables are all out glorious! Puts my puny little table in the shade!!!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

What a fun post! I love to see different themed tablescapes.

Betty Young said...

Hi Rachel,
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. I love all the beautiful tea tables.
Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday...

Kathy said...

These are beautiful tables. I would have a hard time choosing which one I like best. They are all so different and lovely.

Southern Lady said...

Such pretty and creative tablescapes ... but that snow-covered bench is my favorite. What a beautiful Christmas card that would make!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Loved seeing all the tables!! Our church does a Harvest tea where hostesses do Theme Tables....

Thanks so much for your visit and kind words!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Loved seeing all the tables!! Our church does a Harvest tea where hostesses do Theme Tables....

Thanks so much for your visit and kind words!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Karen said...

Hi Rachel,
I am so pleased to meet you. My daughter's name is Rachel so it is very special to me. Those tables are all so beautiful in your blog today. Such amazing ideas for every different table in various colours. Thank you for visiting me and following me. I also want to follow you. Have a very Merry Christmas. Karen

steelersandstartrek said...

Merry Christmas, milady. May you be blessed in the coming year.

Beverly said...

This is a belated Pink Saturday greeting, my dear friend. Late, but no less filled with love.

Isn't fun to see all the different ideas for table setting? You know I love it, too.

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

How beautiful and delightful to see the lovely tables all decked out for the Christmas season. Our church has done the very same thing and the tables are a wonder and all so different. A beautiful tribute to the Christmas season.

I loved this post so much. Thank you for sharing it with us. Having "TEA" never looked so pretty.

Love,
Jeanne

Miriam Newman said...

I loved this post. As usual, I leave my surroundings behind and join in your happy gathering, remembering my own lovely times. Thank you for painting such peaceful pictures.