Monday, December 14, 2009

Multiple parties, crazy season, maybe last posting…

Multiple parties in one ! – It is getting too close to Christmas and I am crazy busy – this will probably be one of my last postings for December.

This poor Christmas tree was at the thrift store yesterday…until I rescued it for 1/2 price at $ 1.99. It was missing some sparkles – so I stopped off at Hobby Lobby and bought a pack for $1.79 – I have loads left over for other projects. I set the tree on a silver tray , on top of a small glass cake server. I filled the tree with ornaments from the thrift store. I really wanted some soft aqua ones but, couldn’t find any….I used dusty pink & soft blue and it looks o.k. but, not my first choice. When you shop at the thrift store you have to deal with the cards you get.  Don’t worry, I will keep going back until I find those aqua colored ornaments…

Here are some pictures of the tree with missing sparkles ……

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See I left the tag on the tree so you can see the price ( I paid 1/2 )

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Homer Laughlin Romance china – from the thrift store a couple of weeks ago….

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Happy Holidays to you and your family !

Hugs ~ Kammy

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80 comments:

Jane said...

Kammy,
This tablescape is stunning! I love how you dressed up that tree and filled it with ornaments and the place settings are gorgeous. Enjoy your holidays and I look forward to more of your wonderful ideas and photos after Christmas.
Jane

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Kammy...
Sweetie I love this little tree, and that tablescape is just absolutely gorgeous.

I have never seen a tree like that. Once you put in the stones it came back to life. I just love it. I was thinking about those aqua ornaments. Why don't you just spray paint them and get the blue that you want? Or take the white ones, and diamond dust with a blue dusting? A thought anyway.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Chas said...

What a beautiful table! I love the color scheme!

Atticmag said...

What an amazing transformation and the pastel colors are gorgeous. Really beautiful. The china is so lovely and I too would have snapped that up in a flash. Thanks for sharing!
Jane T.

Marilyn said...

Such a pretty table!! Pastels are my absolute favorite, and your tree just makes everything look so calm and yet festive. Hope that makes sense. I love the idea of the diamond dust glitter ornaments. More sparkles!! Peace to you and your family this holy season of our Savior's birth.

Lori E said...

I would have never thought to fill the center with anything. That is just one of the reasons why I come by here. You always have the best ideas.
Well if you disappear for a bit I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with peace, love and joy.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Kammy. Well that's just the cutest thing. And what an great price. I never would have thought to do the tray and filling it with ornaments. I probably would have passed it by but now that I see what you did, I would have jumped on it.

Merry Christmas & Hugs...Tracy :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Kammy~~

I LOVE your tree. You really transformed it! And your table is so pretty, I love the colors. You have a terrific thrift store, the china is gorgeous!

xoxo
Janie

g.suzie said...

Merry Christmas Kammy, If you are hosting the parties, they are sure to be a hit with all your creativeness!
Not to mention your personality that comes right through cyberspace and endears you to all who read your posts. . .We'll be watching for your after the holidays!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Kammy this is beautiful! I love how you renewed this pretty tree!

Lou Cinda said...

Beautiful!!!The colors are beautiful!!

Lou Cinda

Shelia said...

Oh, Kammy! This little tree is gorgeous! How wonderful you found this and were able to add those little pretties! I love how you filled it up with balls and your tablescape matches! You're good, Dear One.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

Kammy! This is all so PRETTY! What a wonderful idea to fill it with the bulbs! Soft and festive at the same time. The entire table setting is so inviting. LOVE the china! What a find!
I loved this! Thanks for sharing!
Karen

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the pink and blue and white - stunning.

~~Carol~~ said...

You've got such a great imagination, Kammy! I love how you fixed that tree and then filled it with those ornaments, and then set it on that cake server. It looks fabulous, and so does the rest of the tablesetting!
Merry Christmas!
Carol

Really Rainey said...

Hi Kammy! What a beautiful table! Oh my gosh... your creativity and imagination always amazes me. I really feel blessed to have found your blog and to be blogger friends with you! If you don't make it back to blogging till next year, my hope is you have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family! AND see you next year!
Merry Merry Christmas and a blessed new year!
~Really Rainey~

salmagundi said...

I feel like the gingerbread man myself - I'm running as fast as I can. It is crazy, isn't it - last week was party week around here. This week I hope to clear up all of the loose ends, and be ready to celebrate Christmas week. Your table is beautiful - I love the sophistication and color. Take care and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Sally

Kerrie said...

How festive, delicate and beautiful! Enjoyed it all, Kerrie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the colors in those ornaments and they go so well with your table!

susan said...

Pick me up on the way next time you go to the thrift store :) I'm doing something wrong. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas if I don't see you until after !

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

So hot...so shabby...so chic...so me!!! Thanks for this gorgeous post. Come visit me & see what I've created this week. Be sure to leave a comment!

Lori said...

Oh, your tablescape is just wonderful. I love the deals you got and hope you can masterfully put them together. Really lovely!

Alecia said...

Beautiful setting- love the pinks mixed with the other pastels. enjoy your blog a lot- great animal pics.

Anny said...

You are incredible - I would not have thought of mixing those colors and elements. The whole things is beautiful!

xinex said...

Hi Kammy, you really did some magic on that tree, it's gorgeous! And I told you I have those plates, didn't I? I must have had them for a at least a year but I have not used them and I really like them. Aren't they pretty and so dainty? I love the runner, it matches so perfectly. I gotta find me one too, lol. You have set a beautiful table!...Christine

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Gorgeous, Kammy! The whole table setting is divine!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job of decorating the tree. Happy Holidays to you and your family!!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Outstanding Kammy! You done good girl! The colors are so soft and appealing, the deals top notch and that china, love it! Your comment on socialite just made me chuckle! Hugs, cindy

Michael Lee West said...

Isn't country life a blessing? We have a miniature mule, Paco, who loves to come inside. LOL

Sandy said...

Your table is so very pretty . Everything is dreamy and a love color scheme. Merry Christmas.

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh my goodness...I love, love, LOVE your beautiful Christmas table! Girl, I still can't believe your good fortune in finding that gorgeous aqua dinnerware!!! And...I love your little silver tree...it turned out fabulous!!! I just gasped when I seen it! It's sooo beautiful filled with the soft pink, blue, and white ornaments!!! What a fabulous little treasure find and for just $1!!! Kammy, I'm going to have to start calling you the Queen of Thrifting...because you DO FIND THE BEST STUFF!!! You mentioned that you were wanting aqua ornaments....our Dollar Tree has all kinds of them! Have you checked them out? Anyway...I just love what you've done!!! This Christmas table is simply breathtaking!!! Thank you for sharing it with us...and all of your Christmas pretties!!!

I'm so glad that you came by for a visit today! Thanks for the sweet compliments on my Woodlands Christmas. You are just too cute about the black birdhouse! Do you know where I found it? Do you know where all the little antique flea market stores are in Ft. Collins? I found it at one of those shops...for just $4! Girl, I nabbed it up so fast...your head would have spinned!!! Hehe!

Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family, Darlin'!!!

Chari @Happy To Design

mike said...

Hi Kammy,WOW What a beautiful table...I think that you do not need to look any longer...The colors are stunning on the table...What a great little tree and such pretty china...Girl You Did Good...
Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

Julie said...

Hi Kammy it is me again Julie, My son-in-law was uesing my computer and was signed in with google so the last comment was posted under his name...BUT it was from me
xoxo
Julie

Rhondi said...

Hi Kammy
I love the color scheme you used ofr Christmas, so soft and pretty. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your family.
Hugs, Rhondi

The Fajdich Times said...

Your pictures are awsome! Enjoyed all your decorations:)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful find and it certainly came to the right home! I love what you did with that little tree.

Lovely photos!

Michelle said...

You are so clever! I would have not given the little metal tree a second look! But look how gorgeous it is now. I love the colored balls you used but you're right aqua would be prettier!

Sarah said...

Kammy, what a perfect find for the center piece of this table. Your china and textiles are stunning with this. It is all so elegant. Great job! ~ Sarah

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything is just beautiful! I'm with you. I'm going to have to check out for awhile too...just too much to get done!
Have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and joy!
Mona

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful photos of your tablescape Kammy!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous. Everything just sparkles and says "holiday time".


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bj said...

OMGosh...this is so beautiful. I am crazy about the silver tree and the way you decorated it all up with the beautiful balls. Your table is just stunning.
WOW !!
xo bj

Joyce said...

Love the colors and you find the best things at your thrift store. You have to tell me how to make my photos larger when you get a chance after Christmas. Merry Christmas.
Joyce

Eileen said...

I love the idea of pastels for Christmas!
Except for the Tablescape I'm posting for tomorrow, my whole theme this year is pastels.

You did a wonderful job and your photographs are outstanding!
Beautiful!
All the best,
Eileen

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Kammy,
I just love this tablescape. I love the colors, I love everything. And the tree is perfect. Thanks for sharing. You always find such good deals & have such fabulous tablescapes.
Kim

Dawn said...

Beautiful tablescape Kammy, I love how you fille the tree with ornaments. The colors are so pretty and soft.

Aehm...can't help myself here...way to stack up the memes! LOL! You'll be responding to comments till Valentine's Day after this one!
Christmas Hugs,
Dawn

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Kammy, just beautiful! Love your soft mellow colors! Hope your holidays are just wonderful!

podso said...

spectacular! I love the pastels--what a thing of beauty you have created!

dee dee said...

Wow, what a beautiful table! Love the soft colors you used. Fantastic idea to fill the tree with ornaments! Everytime I go to a thrift store, I look for small pieces of china that beautiful blue color... what a wonderful find! Dee Dee

ceekay said...

That tree is so pretty. Very different. Enjoyed the visit!

Dana and Daisy said...

Oooh! Pretty pretty pretty!

Janie's World said...

Kammy, I love what you've done with your tree. The colors of the table are fabulous, very vintage and soft. Beautiful!

once in a blue moon... said...

terrific pics, you've got great style and it shows!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Kammi - what a find! And how clever to fill it with ornaments. I love, love the colors - so soft in tone. What a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb

Sandy said...

Kammy,
Great find and I love what you did with it. Love the color you used. Have a wonderful Christmas. Talk to you after Christmas.
Sandy

Kathleen said...

That is just beautiful..I love the tree, and the colors you used are lovely!
I hear you..I am so far behind..I am crossing off things that ae just going to be skipped!
Your box should be there tomorrow..I hope you enjoy it!
Marry Christmas in case you are off for a while..and good health to you too!
K

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Kami,
The silver, pink, and blues are so pretty. As always, I so enjoyed your photography. Merry Christmas!

Just g said...

I love your tree filled with ornaments. You are right, the blue ornaments would look beautiful in there especially with your dishes.
I was laughing as I scrolled down your page, I have those Nutcrackers from JoAnns and I also have the Oneida Snowman plates from Kohls. I bought them last year after Christmas and love them.
Re: My ring tree on my Jim Shore blog: I bought that tree at HomeGoods for $17 and everyone loves it!

Mimi said...

Wow, Kammy, that is a stunning table! I love that the main elements are from the thrift store...the colors are just beautiful. You did good, girlfriend! Thanks for sharing...Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow your pictures are just beautiful, those dishes are so darned pretty, love them, I love the deal you always find at the thrift stores, wow you are an awesome shopper....

Rettabug said...

Outstanding tablescape, Kammy!!! You did a fabulous job with all your wonderful thrify finds. The china is beautiful.
I ♥ your flatware, too....very pretty, Hon. GREAT JOB!!

Rettabug said...

I forgot to say "Merry Christmas" to you & yours!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty - this could be in a magazine! What a sweet little tree you brought back to beauty! All so pretty at your house!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Kammy, this does seem outside your normal color pallet, but I LOVE it! Wonderful table! Merry Christmas!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Ahhh...the perfect color combination. Sigh...
Happy Holidays!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Cynthia said...

Lovely table. Have a great day!

Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That tree is GORGEOUS!! I love it! What an amazing find!

Julie said...

Awesome, Beautiful, and Inspiring. Love your post today. Thanks so much for sharing its beauty and creativity with the rest of us.
Enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Kammy - the tree is fabulous. Love, love love it! Great job xoxo Nancy

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love the soft, glowing colors of your tablescape. So pretty -

Bill said...

Hi Kammy,
So many beautiful pieces ... acquired at such great prices! The soft pastels are soothing and lovely, and your photographs show them off to perfections.

Happy Holidays!
Bill

Amy said...

Looks Great. Funny those colors are so back in style and look so retro!

Teri said...

Those colors are so elegant and classy! I love the napkins, too!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kammy, how pretty this is! And to think it all came from the thrift store. Your china and the tree are so pretty. You have created such elegance for so little money! laurie

Ally's Corner said...

Oh my that is beautiful!!!!

Michele said...

Kammy,
What a beautiful table you have created. I love how the colors in the tree coordinate with the colors in the tree, you had a vision. I too love thrift shops, these shops have the best items for transformation and the low prices are the best.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy holidays.
Michele

Richella said...

Kammy, this may sound ridiculous, but I've never thought of the fact that I could replace missing gemstones. I've seen multiple things in thrift stores or on clearance racks and just passed them by--when they could be saved! Thanks for the inspiration. And merry Christmas!

Lynette said...

How simply stunning - but I swear - when I saw your blog title about your "last post" I thought you meant forever or something!! Glad I read that wrong!

Happy Holidays to you and your family and I'll see you next year!

Jane said...

How beautiful!!! I just love it...the dishes, the colors, the heckuva find tree! It all comes together perfectly. Enjoy the holidays and I look forward to new posts in the new year!

Jane Grant Carter

Jeanette said...

What a precious tree! And at a great price. Merry Christmas and I look forward to your posts next year.