Is it just me or does December seem to be flying by? I’m trying to put the brakes on to slow down and enjoy the season with 12 days left until Christmas!
I set a table by the tree to enjoy the twinkle and glow of the lights. . .
Taking some time to enjoy some tartan and cozy, warm plaid layers.
Napkins, napkin rings and plates are layered to make things merry and bright.
The napkin rings are actually two different patterns. I liked the pine cone design with the placemats but it looked a little plain by itself so I married the two patterns together. . . the more the merrier!
A Fitz and Floyd Christmas Lodge Santa pitcher is serving as a centerpiece for the table. It’s filled with some fresh-cut greenery and a few twigs to hang some small pine cone ornaments to add a woodland ‘lodge’ note.
Magnolia leaves, boxwood springs and Leyland cypress make a natural evergreen runner sprinkled with pine cone ornaments and mercury glass votives, to add a warm glow to the table.
Apples add a bright pop of red to the table to pair with apples in Santa’s basket.
I found the Fitz and Floyd Santa pitcher at a favorite antique mall for a great price this fall, due to a small chip in the handle.
I used a favorite trick from my retails days for an easy repair and camouflage, with permanent colored markers and some clear nail polish.
Color over the bare chip with a permanent markers, blending and shading to match the porcelain painted finish. Use a light hand at first, you can make it darker as needed. After touching up the color with your markers, paint several layers of clear nail polish over to seal it until it has a glossy finish.
This is a great little trick for a cosmetic touch up and to cover blemish on a decorative, ceramic piece. Whoooo would know this pitcher had a chip now? ;)
Fitz and Floyd Classics Santa Claus Pitcher Christmas Lodge Holidays
Owl Table Runner and Ciroa Plaid Plates / HomeGoods
Holly Plates / Mikasa Holiday Traditions
Tartan Plates / 222 Fifth Wexford, HomeGoods, last year
Tartan throw / HomeGoods, last year
Pine Cone Napkin Rings / HomeGoods, several years ago
Beaded pine cone placemats / Kohl’s, several years ago, used here
Tree slice chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
Beaded Wreath Napkin Rings / Pier 1, several years ago
Napkins / Pottery Barn & HomeGoods
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Flatware / Wallace Corsica Gold-Accent
Pine cone ornaments, collected over the years
Mercury Glass Votives / World Market
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