Dianne's Creative Table

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

You Can't Catch the Gingerbread Man!

Even though I don't have grandchildren, at the holidays, my house becomes Grandma's house and everyone comes here.  This year due to knee pain, I had to scale back some, but still managed to create a table for everyone to enjoy.  

Placemats & napkins - Home Goods
Chargers - Michaels
Plaid plates - Pottery Barn
Gingerbread plates - Williams Sonoma
Flatware - Onieda Sheraton
Poinsettia glassware - Old Time Pottery
Star coasters - Ikea
 The runner is another purchase from Anna's in Round Top.  It is cut from a bolt of hand woven linen material for feed sacks.

 Daisy's first Christmas was uneventful.  She wasn't the least bit interested in the tree, but she loved the toys we hid for her. 

 Miss Daisy King's (not the dog :)), Five Flavored Pound Cake. I highly recommend it even if it did stick to the pan.
 A few hours before our dinner meal, we found out 2 additional friends were attending so we added a small table at the end to accommodate. When my children walked in the door, they had brought another unexpected friend, so we actually ended up with twelve for dinner!  I had to scurry to set another place at the table. 

 I had a busy, but wonderful Christmas.  I am looking forward to clearing the table and getting ready for our annual New Year's Eve/Anniversary party over the weekend. Stayed tuned for more pictures.   I hope everyone had a joyous Christmas.  
Joining:You Can't Catch the Gingerbread Man!Tablescape Thursday
Centerpiece Wednesday


  1. I am so glad you shared this cuter than cute table with us, Dianne! I love the gingerbread men plates and the cute ornaments with names. And those polka dot napkins are darling! Great job on this. I know that everyone had a good time, and you are a good sport not to get rattled with three extra guests. But that is what the spirit of the season is all about... making people feel loved and welcome.

    And your tree is so pretty and Miss Daisy so cute!


    Sheila :-)

  2. Your tree is gorgeous and your table is adorable, pretty and happy with those darling gingerbread men. The other dishes are lovely too along with the great elements that surrounds it. Lucky guests!
    Happy New Year.

  3. Dianne this table is so adorable I love the plaid and the gingerbread plates are to die for but the real part I love the most is putting anything under a cloche especially the little house if I were your grandkid I wouldn't want to leave the table I wish I had a William sonoma or a pottery barn by me..Susie

  4. Dianne, you table is adorable. The gingerbread men plates are especially cute with the tartan plates. Your tree is gorgeous! Kudos to you for being flexible and adding more place settings at the last minute. You are a terrific hostess.

  5. I'm laughing that this is you "cutting back." Girl, that knee may be dealing you fits, but it hasn't slowed you down or cot you back one iota! This is so playful and fun...it's just the way to make everyone feel welcome in your home for Christmas. Good save with the extra guests! I love the gingerbread man plates with the tartan underneath. Really nice combination that kicks the place setting up from fantasy to fabulous!

    I'm glad Miss Daisy enjoyed her toys. She really is cute as she can be!

    Have a very happy new year and enjoy setting up for your party!

  6. Hi, Dianne! I'm so happy that you stopped by and took the time to comment on my "deer" table--thank you!! I'm also glad you did because it brought me to your lovely site--I remember our communicating before, when I noticed you have TWO china cabinets! I'm already following you, but I realized I don't have you on my sidebar blog roll, which is where I keep track of new posts, so I'm adding you to that now! Your gingerbread table is just great; so many "sweet" details. I always think it's great when extras show up and I'm able to quickly punt and add more place settings as you did--that's why we have so much stuff; for "emergencies"! LOL Your friend's table is also lovely; it's great to visit others who also take the time to make a beautiful holiday setting.

    Wishing you the very best in 2015 and I look forward to more visits back and forth. ~Zuni

  7. Miss Daisy is a doll -- so cute! You always set the most wonderful tables. Your guests must feel so pampered every time they sit down at your table. The gingerbread man theme is something I am going to have to remember.

  8. I love this table. It is festive and fun and welcoming!! Love your gingerbread plates and how well they complement the plaid ones. One could not sit at this table and not feel the warmth of the holidays and the joy of celebration. Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  9. Dropping back by to wish you a very Happy 2015, Dianne!

    I had to ogle the gingerbread 'scape one more time! Love it as much this time as the first time I saw it.


    Sheila :-)

  10. I love your space for your table! The ginderbread dishes are so cute. Visiting from Centerpiece Wednesday tonight! Happy New Year! Linda