Saturday, December 5, 2015

Easy Festive Votives with Plaid and Boxwood

Hi Everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
 Getting the Christmas decorating in hand, shopping,
making plans for this busy time of year...
 and enjoying your loved one's companionship.

We spent most of the day hanging prints, unpacking a few boxes,
and generally trying to get the lower level in order for family Christmas.
It takes me a while to decide where prints need to go.
I don't want to overdo it, but I want it to look homey and comfortable,
Like someone actually LIVES here.

...So time got away from me.
And before I knew it the light was drifting away.
My plan was to share the Dining Room Table Vignette,
but the pics were grainy and dark.
So I improvised...

I had purchased three of these larger votive glass cups
 to use on the mantle display,
but they were lost in the arrangement.
  I decided to dress them up a little with Plaid Ribbon
 and a little sprig of Fresh Boxwood.

 They were super easy, just some wired ribbon, with Boxwood added.
I'm missing my massive Holly Bushes, so Boxwood will do.

These would be so pretty at each place setting,
 with any Holiday Ribbon 
for an extra bit of Celebration at a Candlelight Christmas Dinner.

They came to the rescue since it was getting dark,
 and added a special glow to the table vignette.

I've had this little English Kensington teapot, depicting a hunt scene for years.
I think it's perfect with some transferware cups and saucers with the Tartan Plaid.

So here's to an impromptu Tea,
with a little Holiday mood lighting!

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  1. Well, it's a wonderful improvisation! I can't believe I don't have one bit of plaid in this whole place.

  2. Lovely! I'm trying to get a little bit done each day. Tree is up and things are starting to look like Christmas here. Looking forward to your linky party.

  3. pretty! I'm a plaid person, at least in my scarves and some tablecloths. Love how you have used this classic design, Debra!


  4. Looks awesome - I have sooooo much boxeood and never think about "sprigging" it - have to remember that one.

    And you KNOW how much I love an impromptu tea time! : - )

    I am still waiting on some sun and a few extra hours- hope to be joining you for my Christmas Home Tour - crossing my fingers that I can! Hugs! ♥

  5. Love the plaid Debra and love seeing your sweet lambs peeking out in the decor. Love those they are just adorable.
    Happy Sunday.

  6. Debra, this is so pretty. Makes me want to see by the fire with a cup of hot tea. I love your equestrian tea pot.

  7. Your vignette is very cute. , your votive with the ribbon and box wood and lamb are too cute. I like your idea to use them at the dinner table. Love candle light at the Christmas dinner table.

  8. Debra,
    The lighting is stunning with your impromptu Tea, dear friend!!!
    I adore candlelight!!!
    The votives are elegantly displayed with the added ribbon and boxwood adornment!!!
    Thank you for sharing the lovely glimpse of your Dining Room for Christmas!!!
    The Tea Pot combined with cup and saucers vignette is so~o~o inviting!!!

  9. Oh Debra..
    love them !!
    so sweet and simple..

  10. What a beautiful idea!! So simple and yet so festive - love it!!

  11. That's what I would do...tea and candlelight. Spiced lemon tea for me please. :-) I have been having trouble with lighting lately. Too many dark days! I need sunshine to take pics of my projects and décor...or you all will be looking at last year's Christmas pics. Ha! I do not like flash, or overhead light. I need a light umbrella. And I need a good tripod. Your impromptu tea looks great! Sheila

  12. Oops! I forgot to say that I love your teapot. Sheila

  13. Your English teapot with hunting scene caught my attention first thing, very nice. It's good to hold onto some things for long time isn't it? my problem is want to hang onto everything I cherish for when I might want to use it again, who knows when that might be? Love your table scape.
    AT our house out in country in KY I Had my choice of so many natural items to pick when I wanted them. Had boxwood, lilies, forsythias, tulips, tete a tetes, hydrangeas and some great woody vines from shrubs. One year for holidays decided to use bird nests on tree, then thought about putting some vines around tree for garland. Went out to side yard and boy did I hit pay dirt, that tree looked so rustic with vines around it. WHen hubs got home off road even he liked it.
    Love your transfer ware cups, so pretty. That was one thing I didn't buy in KY where it was more available and much more affordable. Have great week


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