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December 15, 2010

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

As I mentioned in my previous post,
I could use some more pink in my house...

It all started when I found these lime green houndstooth place mats
 on sale at Pier One...
They look a little sage-y in this picture
 but they are actually more lime green...

Anyway, I was going to save them for spring and use them on the deck.  But then I thought, wait a minute, these would look great with a hot pink scarf from my closet.  I love pink and green together.  And if I added some sparkly ornaments, I could actually make pink work for Christmas.

Since the downstairs rooms in my house are warmer colors,
I had a hard time figuring out where to "stage" my little card table.

I like the look of the white french doors in the background so I placed the table in the conservatory leading into the living room.  The walls are green (not lime) but it seemed like a good place.  It was also sunny in there that morning so I was able to get some natural light.  Just ignore the fact that I have no chairs set up at my little prop of a table!
My plates are not as white as the napkins,
 but hey, you work with what you have!

Just a few glass ornaments and some sparkle
to tie the colors together...

So, what do you think?  Is it Christmasy enough?


Placemats - Pier One
White tablecloth - Williams Sonoma (many years ago)
Hot Pink Scarf - New York and Co (year or two ago)
Plates - Mikasa Italian Countryside
Flatwear - Crate and Barrel (discontinued Roseanne pattern by Retroneu)
Napkins - Williams Sonoma (many years ago)
Glass hurricanes - Michael's
Ornaments and silver poinsettas - Michael's
Candlesticks - Tiffany and Co (wedding gift 12 years ago)



  1. What a fun table! The placemats are so cute, and I love how you have paired everything together with such cheerful ornaments! Very pretty!


  2. Very cute! I love the bright colors. They seem to be quite Christmasy lately. It looks so very cheery!

  3. Hi! I am your newest follower and I just love your table setting. The colors are beautiful and the setting is so intimate, thank you for sharing and have a blessed week!

  4. This is so much fun! We're already had 3 snowstorms here and it's not even officially winter yet, so these bright punches of color are working for me today! :-) I like how you added the poinsetta to the napking too.

  5. Your entire tabletop makes me feel very merry and bright!

    Seasons greetings to you.

  6. This is completely adorable! I love how you've built such a fun table around those placemats -- adding the bright ornaments definitely makes it Christmas-y!

  7. This is fantastic! I love it. Now you have mr thinking how I can get more pink in here for spring. Hmmm.

  8. A wonderful non-traditional Christmas table -- I love pink and green - you could make this work for any time of year. Pretty!

  9. So pretty! Love this color combo.

    Thanks too for being my 900th follower... made my day!


  10. I do like your pink and green non-traditional Christmas table!

  11. This is a marvelous take on can NEVER go wrong with pink and green...any time of the year. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay


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