Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Christmas Brunch!

Life has been crazy here at A La Carte
I leave again tomorrow to help my daughter and family move into their new home!  I am so excited!
Today I also realized I have not done a single tablescape for Christmas...
no time it seems.
I decided to share a tablescape I did last year and I hope you enjoy seeing it again! 

In the midst of all the shopping, decorating and baking, it's good to take time to stop and have a simple meal with a friend or loved one!
Here is my simple brunch table for two!

The candle plates are vintage Harmony House and are snack set plates.  I do not have the matching cups so added a Sandwich glass bowl for fruit or grits.  
I love the bold colors of these Poinsettia napkins I found in a thrift.  I also used white handled flatware also found in a thrift store.

A red plate as a charger and juice glasses matching the pitcher and a glass mug for coffee or tea complete the place setting

A simple centerpiece
An Angel on a cake plate with red, green and gold ornaments and a touch of greenery

Vintage juice pitcher, creamer & sugar bowls and cardinal salt & pepper shakers complete this table.

I hope you take some time this season to enjoy a easy and fun meal and spend some time with someone you love! 

I'm linking up with 

Wishing you Joy,



Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the idea of the green glass bowl on the snack set candle plate. Love the pedestal plate too. Is it a married plate and pedestal?

Anonymous said...

I loved every detail!

Chatty Crone said...

It is just as pretty this time as it was the first time. I love Christmas.

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Oh, I can identify with the million things that have to be done. Whew! Love that tablescape. Very nice. Susan

Meggie said...

Hi Linda...your table top is so festive looking. I also like to mix and match when setting the table!

Kathe said...

I love those candle plates Linda! Your centerpiece is just beautiful but then, I'm partial to angels:-) safe travels and have a very Merry Christmas dear friend!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I know you are so busy with helping your family move. I'm excited for your little Tiger to be in his new home.
I loved seeing your pretty tablescape and I'm sure the next one you do will be equally as lovely.


Nellie said...

Beautiful table, Linda! Sending good wishes along for your daughter's move.
xo Nellie

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Glad you reposted Linda!! I hadn't met you yet, this time last year so it was a lovely new post for me!! You do such a beautiful job decorating your table!! Love your colors and details!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the sweet cardinals and that beautiful angel. I'm enjoying my angels in my decorations even more this year. Have a good week, girlfriend! Sweet hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So many things to do this time of the year. You know I always enjoy your festive table.

Vonlipi said...

I'm sure the move will go smoothly as you are there with your beautiful positive energy!

Merry Xmas dear Linda!

Be well

Valerie X

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

All those reds and greens make a very festive table!

A Little Nativity Red

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love your table setting, so darling. I adore your dishes, I've never seen the pattern before.

Merry Christmas!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Too bad you couldn't blink your eyes and transport the table to your daughter's! Have a wonderful time!

Sarah said...

Linda, I know what you mean by busy. I've set several tables, but getting the photos edited and a post written are another matter all together. ;-)
Congratulations to your daughter on her new home. How nice to celebrate Christmas in a new home.
Happy Holidays to you...........Sarah

Donna said...

Linda, your table is beautiful! I hope you find a copy of Night Before Christmas that you love! And your daughter's new home is gorgeous - those windows are fantastic!... Donna

Diane said...

Linda - I have never seen those candle plates before and they look wonderful with those poinsettia napkins. The salt and pepper shakers are so charming. Beautiful table! Also, congratulations to your daughter on her new home!

Cheri said...

Very cute and very festive.

Keetha Broyles said...

Love the simple candle design on the white plate.

Rebecca said...

Well this one is fabulous! LOVE IT!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Love, Rebecca


It's a perfect Christmas table setting! I love the vintage plates! You have the "touch"!
Wishing you and yours, a

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How exciting a new home and just in time for Christmas. Thank you so much for featuring my post. And I love your table. Poinsettias always remind me of my mom so much. She loved them.

Melanie said...

Pretty tablescape! Have fun helping your daughter move!

Marigene said...

Loved it last year, love it this year!
You are such a wonderful mom to go help your daughter move so she will be in her new house before Christmas.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Linda!

The Tablescaper said...

Love this!

So vintage.

Merry Christmas.

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, I love your table setting from last year! It's still lovely to look at this year! I know how busy we get this time of year! Five more days!
Merry Christmas and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Seeing your table setting, I'm back in the 50s again at my mothers:-D Enjoy your time with your family helping them with their move. XOXO

20 North Ora said...

Gorgeous settings and photos. Have a great time helping your chilcren move into their new home. What an exciting time!

Merry Christmas.


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Linda, I love those vintage dishes! You have complemented them so nicely with the red and green and especially those napkins. Good luck with the move and have a very Merry Christmas! Linda

Kathleen said...

Love your vintage table, tha napkins are great!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas, Linda!

Pam said...

Those candle plates are amazing!!! Love them. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. sounds like you're going to be a tad bit busy, but how exciting for the kids to be in a new house for Christmas morning!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I have those same snack sets - but do have some cups. I have four plates and 3 cups. I found them this year at a thrift shop and just couldn't pass them up.