Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gifts A Mile High/Giveaway Winner!

My sister will tell you, we are not red people. And I am definitely not a red and green person. So, when I decided to do a more traditional holiday table, I was surprised to discover that I could do it without spending much money. That's right--I already had red and green!

I did purchase these plates at Target on clearance. I saw them online, and when I found out they were melamine, I almost changed my mind. But, eight plates for under $12?

I bought these boxes years ago at Sam's. They are sturdy, beautifully decorated inside, and what you see here is only a third of them. When stacked, they are my height!
I purchased the napkins from Target, also.

I already had this runner, and it turned out
to be long enough for my 60" table.

I found this package of ornaments that I must have bought last year, but never used. I'm sure I bought them for the motorcycle, since Mr. Wonderful has two Harleys!

Don't these salt & pepper shakers look like
they are warming themselves with the candle?

Since there is a brown stripe on the reindeer plates,
I added some sparkly brown ornaments.

When the idea of the boxes as a centerpiece hit me,
I imagined them with gold ribbon streaming down.
Lo and behold, I found exactly what I wanted.
In my own Christmas decorations!

I even found this pre-made bow!

I hope you enjoyed my red and green table!
I like to decorate for Christmas with less
traditional colors, but I must admit,
I had fun with this one!

I had so much fun with my first giveaway!

Just a quick reminder of the prize:

Drum roll, please!

And the winner is...

Patti at Pandora's Box!

Thank you to all who entered. A donation of $50
was made to The Misha May Foundation, so your
 participation will help them with the work they do
 to rehabilitate unadoptable shelter dogs.

I will be joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday!

Be sure to visit my sister's blog at Robin Flies South. She has a giveaway, too!


Robin said...

Very clever name! Great idea to use the boxes as a centerpiece and the ribbon finishes it off perfectly. Those dishes are so cute. I'm sure Mike loves the motorcycle ornament.


Marlis said...

Love that the flatware matches perfectly with the theme.. those boxes are a really clever idea.. Love this table.. xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

Isn't it fun to shopping in our own home! You found some marvelous components for your delightful and lovely tablescape. Cherry Kay

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You rocked this table out. Love that you shopped your house for all these beauties, love the centerpiece, the ornament in the goblet was just too cute. hugs ~lynne~

CJ said...

Good job shopping in your own home! Great centerpiece with the bow draping down the side. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

Sandra said...

Love your tall centerpiece. Perfect for a holiday table! The swirls on the flatware are a perfect match for your plates. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Oh this turned out so cute! What a smart idea using the decorated boxes for the centerpiece! Your plates are cute! That was a good price! Isn't it fun to shop your own house for things! The gold ribbon turned out to be a good find! Your flatware has just the right styling too! I'm glad you broke down and tried the red and green! Happy Holidays! ~Liz

Debbie @ said...

Good morning Elaine, love that tablescape. Love the boxes with the bow on top. What a great idea and it looks wonderful. Ha I had to laugh at the 'not red people', for some reason I am a red person. Makes me happy...but not too much of it...overload.
I also loved that doll house decorated for Christmas! Oh that made me swoon. I love little miniatures, and that house is amazing. Yay for you. Great blog.

Texas Tea Party said...

You are very clever to find your boxes and then the gold ribbon streaming down for the perfect centerpiece. I will put that in my memory and maybe find some boxes after Christmas. You may not be a red and green person (LOL) but the table is Very Pretty! Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Alycia Nichols said...

This is a neat table!!! Even though it may not be your favorite, you DO have a lot of red! It looks great for this time of year, and everything you put together has a lot of pizzazz! I think it really is cute with the salt & pepper shakers warming themselves by the fire! :-) The design on the flatware reminds me of the curls in the ribbon cascading down the box stack!

Marigene said...

Beautiful the reindeer plates. Great idea using the gift boxes for the centerpiece, they sure make a statement!