Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Table

We are having friends over for spaghetti and meatballs tonight.  The sauce has been simmering all day and the house smells wonderful!

I decided to set the kitchen table for dinner instead of the formal dining table.  After all we are having spaghetti dinner with good friends and a casual atmosphere is what I am looking for.

The white with red striped linen runners are from a small boutique in Savannah.  The wicker chargers are from World Market.  The checked napkins are from a local store called Rabbit and Company. The red and white bird plates are from Pier One.  The red goblets are from Target.

I have had the iron birds for over 10 years.  They originally were a chippy white, which looked perfect when I was going through my shabby chic phase.  Now that I decorate in the Country French style, they have been sprayed a bronze color and dry brushed with a little black paint to mimic patina.

I love setting the table during the holidays, don't you?
Linking to:
A Stroll Through Life Table Top Tuesday
Welcome Home,
Penny

40 comments:

  1. So pretty Penny...I just adore the bird plates! Your linens are so pretty too!
    Merry Christmas dear friend!
    Love,
    Sue

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  2. Penny, the table looks wonderful! Yes, setting the table is my favorite part of entertaining. In fact, I always set the table first -- that way, when people come into the house, they can see at a glance that I was serious and we are going to be having lunch/dinner eventually!!

    Have a wonderful time with your friends.

    Take care and God bless, Carol

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  3. Hi Penny,

    Oh goodness - I love your bird plates and linens - perfect for Christmas as well as year round. I love anything with red.
    Wishing you and your family all the joy, the hope and the wonder of Christmas.
    Blesings,
    Erin

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  4. Your table looks so pretty Penny. When we have company my table always gets set in advance and your right the holidays add a little something more special to it! Enjoy your night, Martina

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  5. That ruby-colored glassware is beautiful!!

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  6. I think it is perfect for a spaghetti dinner...they will be thrilled!

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  7. Oh, what fun. Wish it was me and Doug. We love spaghetti and meatballs.

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  8. Your table is pretty and the dinner sounds wonderful!

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  9. gorgeous table -Enjoy the fellowship with your family and friends.

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  10. Love those bird plates.. Thats my favorite meal. I know you'll have a wonderful evening.

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  11. Beautiful, festive and casual all at the same time. I love this table and he idea of a simple, but delicious meal with friends. Have a great time!

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  12. Oh, those bird plates. Love them. This tabelscape is exquisite. JUst the right amount of formality. I can almost taste the spaghetti.

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  13. Penny, it looks perfect. Wish I were sitting there enjoying your spaghetti dinner. Love those runners!

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  14. Your table looks beautiful Penny. Enjoy your dinner with your friends!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  15. Your table is beautiful! The bird plate would be perfect in my kitchen..red is my favorite color!
    Your iron birds are too cute...don't you just love spray paint? They turned out great!
    Merry Christmas!

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  16. That's is a pretty holiday table - but I couldn't help but think that you are brave, serving tomato sauce on those lovely white runners!

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  17. Now I'm wishing I'd bought more of the red and white bird plates. Just love them! I want some of those goblets from Target too.
    Brenda

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  18. Your table is perfect, Penny. It reflects your French Country style, and has the red for Italian cuisine and the relaxed look for an evening with good, close friends. You did wonderful. Love the birds!

    XO,
    Jane

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I love it! xo ~Liz

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  20. Your table setting looks so cute Penny. I love all the red and the harlequin pattern on your table is soo cool! The last picture is my favorite, seeing your pretty tree and that Swedish black clock..very nice!

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  21. Penny,
    The tablescape is wonderful...LOVE the red birds plates from Pier One!!! Hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Penny, love your table! Now you have me craving spaghetti and meatballs!!

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  23. Love your banner! The tablescape is beautiful...love the red dishes & glassware and of course I love those buffalo check napkins. Your home is just gorgeous:) Merry Christmas!

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  24. Look at how great your red and white harlequin table goes with the season, Penny! Your table looks so pretty and festive.

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  25. Any time we are having spaghetti the entire house smells of the red sauce with all of it's spices and garlic all day... LOVE IT.. Great looking table setting!

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  26. Gosh, I'm behind on looking at blogs. Just got a chance to see this post. I love your red and white table decor. Red and white is the perfect color combo for a speghetti dinner too! I hope you had a good time last night and enjoyed that yummy meal.

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  27. Your table looks simple and pretty!! Love it! and I bet the spaghetti was awesome!!

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  28. So pretty Penny!
    Love that red during the holidays. I have those same goblets. They add that great deep ruby red color to the table, which I also love!
    Your masthead is so perfect for this time of year! We had a little dusting of snow when we woke up yesterday... did not know it was coming!
    I am ready. Let is snow, let is snow, let it snow!!!!

    A white Christmas would be nice.
    :)

    Merry Christmas Penny!
    xoxox
    Alison

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  29. Your table is so cheery and festive, Penny. Those red bird plates really add a beautiful touch.

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  30. I love those bird dishes and always have. Your table is so pretty Penny, and I love your tree too.

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  31. Your table looked beautiful, Penny! I love a spaghetti and meatball dinner --my favorite meal!

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  32. Hi Penny, Yes I do. I love setting a pretty table anytime I have an occasion to celebrate. Like having company or just any excuse. This looks simply elegant in a causal way. Love the bird plates. Beverly has been looking for some. The fruit and birds are great all lined up waiting for dinner. Smile.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  33. Love the red and white. I'm always impressed when you tell how you keep something "new" by changing it such as painting the birds to go with the new look.

    Darla

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  34. I LOVE the red and white dishes. The little bird (dove?) is so cute and it looks so great with everything else on the table. Merry Christmas.

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  35. Pretty festive table. Couldn't get my eyes off your red hutch in the background!! Oooooh... nice!
    Merry Christmas!

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  36. What a lovely holiday table! I LOVE red and white, and your dishes are charming. Thanks for sharing.
    Karee

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  37. Penny, it is charming....so pretty!!

    Merry Christmas.

    Barb

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  38. I absolutely adore your colors!!This is beautiful!! Please stop over for a visit:)Thanks ,Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  39. Gorgeous table, Penny! I have those same bird plates from Pier 1 - and I know Brenda from Cozy Little House does, too. They are so versatile in decorating, aren't they? We all have good taste! ;-)

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