Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Comeback!!!

Creating Wonderful Spaces is back! Where have I been, you might ask.

I would love to say I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro...

 or sailing around the world...

 or on a whirlwind book signing tour.

But, the truth is...

I was injured.

Because all my "stuff" is in the basement, my knee told me I needed to take a break from tablescaping for awhile. Four weeks ago I had surgery, and my knee is better than ever! So, bring on the tablescaping!!!
I decided to do a simple table for two. I hope you enjoy!

Now, this next photo made me laugh. I try so hard to be carefree and spontaneous. I thought I was scattering the ornaments in a haphazard way. Then I saw this photo and darned if they aren't perfectly symmetrical.
I love the heart-shaped cutout!
The bowls, planters, and runner came from Ross
The ornaments came from Burlington Coat Factory
EVERYTHING ELSE came from thrift stores
It's time for my 2nd Annual Holiday Giveaway!!! Enter to win a great item for entertaining over the holidays! Click here for the giveaway! 

I will be joining:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Alycia Nichols said...

Get OUTTA here! Oh, my goodness! I'm so sorry you were hobbling around and in pain, but glad it's over and you're feeling better now. Surgery is a bummer. Your "comeback" table is a hit! It's funny you mention the ornaments' symmetry because that's one of the first things I noticed about the table and loved! It's almost like looking at the balls racked up on a pool table...but a whole lot prettier! :-) Please take care of your little self! Welcome back!!!!!

Marigene said...

Elaine, so sorry about your injury, hope you are on the mend.
What a pretty table for two. Are those Eddie Bauer salad plates? I had 4, but being a little on the clumsy side, I now have 1...a plant is sitting on it!

Kathe said...

Whoohoo! You've been missed! So glad you are mobile again :-) I love the bowls with the cutouts and the flatware is to die for! It looks like you set up the ornaments to play pool lol! Welcome back buddy!

Kathe said...

Oh, I forgot to mention! I'm hosting a holiday link party that starts tonight for tablescapes and mantels. I hope you stop by and link up your table!

Pat@BPM said...

Sorry to hear about your surgery. Hope you are as good as new soon!

Your table for two is wonderful!

Marlis said...

So glad that you are better!! OMG. You were probably climbed Kilimanjaro in rehab, sailed somewhere nice in your dreams and signed so many forms, it may as well have been a book! Your table is fabulous.. Love the sweet bowls! and the ornaments on the table.. mine always look symmetrical too.. xo marlis

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Glad you are on the mend! Lovely table, beautiful flatware, and I love the green checked dishes!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Elaine, Sorry you hurt yourself. So glad you are back...and with gusto! This is a great table for two!! Love all the nice rich tones.

kitty said...

Elaine, I'm so sorry you hurt yourself, but it sounds like you're on the mend. Your table sure looks festive. I love the layers of dishes.

Kathleen said...

I am so sorry you were injured, but so happy to see you back! I thought you left town!
Your table is lovely, I can't believe you did that on crutches! Love the gold tones with the red stem, very pretty!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sorry about your injury. I love your gold flatware. My mother always set the b-day person's place with gold flatware. Love the checked plates too. Joni

Anonymous said...

Most of the time our table is for two and making it special is a way of showing that you care. Good for you.

Anonymous said...

Most of the time our table is for two and making it special is a way of showing that you care. Good for you.

xinex said...

I am so sorry you were injured but glad you must be better if you are back tablescaping. I love your table for 2, it's adorable! What a comeback!...Christine

Jacqueline said...

How wonderful that you are on the mend. Tablescaping does take a lot of carrying and running around and you sound like me - it is up and down the steps. It would be hysterical to see the "behind the scenes" with piles of dishes moved to reach the ones I want and cupboards open and things that are a mess out of the reach of the camera!
I love your combination of the white and checkerboard with the elegance of the gold. How elegant to be invited to sit at this table. It has a very regal air to it!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Oh my goodness! I'm glad you are on the mend! Your table is lovely, as usual!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Sorry to hear about your injury! That stinks :(.

You made a great comeback with this table. Such pretty flatware and glasses, and Kathe is right..pool table centerpiece lol!

Thanks for linking up at 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. Happy to have you!

Sarah said...

It's lovely! I like the mix of black and white with the gold.
Glad you are better and back in business. Climbing stairs with dishes can be tricky even with two good knees. LOL

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I bet you are soooo glad to be mobile again and doing the things you enjoy! Your table is beautiful; I especially like the colors of your two goblets. Very pretty. Stop by and visit!1 ~Zuni

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Get well soon! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!

Diann said...

Your tablescape is lovely. I hope you are feeling better soon! Thank you for shating at TTF last week. Have a fun day!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, so sorry you have been hurt. I have had three knee surgeries and it's no fun. Hope you are doing well. Your table is beautiful, and so glad you are back into tablescapes. Take care.