Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Family Dinner

Please join Diann and I for
Thrifty Things Friday

I love family dinners!
A time to gather and talk and enjoy catching up on busy lives.  Since moving here I try to have dinner with Sara, Blake and Tiger at least once a week.  
Last weeks tablescape
I love the little tree, so kept it as a centerpiece and changed up the linens and dishes
The red and white place mats and matching napkin added a nice homey touch.  
I used a white ironstone dinner plate and added the Sakura plates for fun.  All found at the thrift shops these 4 designs are a fun addition to my Christmas dishes.
Of course Tiger had the Santa plate
I changed out the red candles for white and added a woodsy snowman to the centerpiece
Candle glow is so magical
My everyday flatware and a green glass completed this simple table setting
This wooden high chair belonged to my Mom
All her siblings sat in it, most of the grandkids (me for sure) and then both of my children used it.  Now Tiger uses it when he visit here.
Four generations and it's going strong! 
Christmas is all about the memories for me
Past, Present and Future!

Wishing you JOY!

Joining 

32 comments:

allisamazing said...

Family meal times are the best! Your table is so cute :)

Kathe said...

I love the Sakura dishes! How awesome to be able to share dinner each with your family!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That red high chair!! AD those wreath plates!!! Can I steal them? Sooooooooooo cute!

xo

Sheila!

Marigene said...

I am so happy you get to see your family so much more now that you are closer. Those plates are adorable...and so is the high chair! Tiger is going to be so much fun this year for Christmas.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Linda,
Such a fun tablescape and that red family highchair is super neat that it is still going strong. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Blessings,
Linda

Cheryl Lawson said...

Beautiful table, Linda. Tiger must love sitting in that chair.
Merry Christmas! Cheryl

Art and Sand said...


Bothe tablescapes are great. My favorite is of course the red and white checks. And, Tiger's high chair is adorable. Is his cast off yet?

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your fun plates Linda and that red chair is so neat:@)

Mary said...

Adorable plates Linda! I love that red high chair and the fact that it's still at the table :) Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

I have never seen those cute plates previously - they are darling. I think Tiger will love them. The placemats are so festive with the rest of your table. I am sure that you are going to have a fun Christmas with that little man!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that red high chair! I still have my stool from childhood but it's pretty rickety. Love your beautiful dishes and table! Enjoy the holiday with your sweet family! Hugs Sis!

Jane and Chris said...

Those plates are fabulous! Never seen anything like them!
Jane x

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such a sweet Christmas tree and nice plates - always Linda!! You set the greatest table!! It makes you be French and sit and eat and and drink and talk and nibble for hours!!
How wonderful that you have your Mom's red high chair!!
You're blessed to be able to be so close to the kids now and to see them so much!! What a year this has been for you!!

Candy S said...

This is such a wonderfully pleasant Christmas tablescape. It looks like you are welcoming holiday cheer into your home. The salad plates are a great addition to make for a festive table, really sweet.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything looks precious, but then I saw the highchair and it stole my heart! Merry Christmas to you!
Mona

Chatty Crone said...

Linda - I know you have found your home. Home is where the heart is.
sandie

Zootsuitmama said...

Love those dishes! Very cute!!

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

What a beautiful tablescape! Love that snowman, he's gorgeous! And the Christmas plates, so much fun, so full of memories of Christmases past. And I love that red Tiger seat! Hope y'all enjoyed the dinner.

Hugs ~ Mary

Alycia Nichols said...

Terrific change to the table!!! I just love those plates!!! I know that Tiger is just overjoyed with having his very own Santa plate!!!

I miss having regular family dinners. It used to be so great to look forward to family dinners every week. I miss that so very much.

Enjoy your weekend! Go, Tiger!!!

Lulu said...

There is no table better than the one that says I'm glad you are here and yours does just that. Good for you for creating time to enjoy your family.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I bet Tiger carries the memories of the family meals and your fun table settings with him throughout his life. That high chair will make it through a few more generations yet!

Babs Richman said...

Cute, cute table. Love the salad plates and LOVE your red high chair. It's so neat to have it for each generation. Wishing your and your family a wonderful Christmas!
xo Babs

Diann said...

What a perfect happy Christmas table for a family meal! I love those Christmas plates! And this is such a wonderful memory created for Tiger!!

tablescapesbybev said...

Wonderful table setting, and I love those great plates.

Jann Olson said...

Linda, I love your cheery red and white setting! The plates are darling. I bet Tiger love eating right off of Santa. lol! The placemats are so festive too! Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. Have a blessed Christmas!
hugs,
Jann

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I bet Tiger loves all the tablescapes you create for them, Linda! The red high chair is a precious family heirloom. Merry Christmas!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is the best kind of tablesetting...a REAL one, that kids can enjoy and LOOK..THERE IS ROOM for the food, and just general fun! Love the high chair and the history behind it

Merry Christmas to you and your family !

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
It is great you can share dinner with the ones you love God Bless you all. How is your grandson Tiger doing now hope he is doing better! I also hope you and your family have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
xxoo
Diane

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Linda,
I love the pretty Christmas tablescape!!
Thanks so much for hosting and for your visit!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Hugs,
Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Merry Christmas, my sweet, sweet friend, and may the Lord bless you mightily.

Love to you and yours...

XO,

Sheila

Savannah Granny said...

Linda, I just love Sakura dishes and the red high chair is so precious. I was loving it before I heard it legacy. What a wonderful heirloom.
I bet Tiger is so excited for Christmas to be coming and I know you are so happy to be living near by.
Merry Christmas Dear Friend,
Ginger

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your table is beautiful Linda, love those plates. You're so fortunate to still have that sweet high chair, so many precious memories.