One Last Thing...

The presents are wrapped.  The cookies are baked.  We finally got a photo with Santa after a 1 1/2 hour wait.  The only thing left for me to do is to fiddle with our table setting for Christmas dinner.  It will be a small affair, just us three with my mom and sister.  So, I went simple.  I had Mr. Hughes make me some print outs of these Santas

 that I covered in glitter and added everyone's name to them and attached them to a ribbon and draped them over the chairs (they have since been removed, since someone can't keep his chubby little hands off of them.)

We have very plain, simple dishes and I just added some beaded chargers and the black and white plates (which I am not in love with here, but it needed some pattern.)  I will probably remove the green glasses too.  It will look better with wine glasses.  And, I will feel better with wine!

I know I didn't put out the flatware, but I decided that I didn't want to unload the dishwasher ;o

I put out these cute little plates for our rolls... love them!

Remember the rosemary tree that was sentenced to die?  Well, it didn't even make it to Christmas.  So, I stole the vintage light reflectors that surrounded it and turned them into napkin rings.

I added some of my mercury glass including these sweet little salt cellars that I got at Scarlett's.

So there it is.  No more creativity before Christmas.  We are spent!  We have all been sick all week and we are going to sleep in tomorrow and rest up for Santa!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Everything looks so pretty and festive. I love those sweet little bread bowls (how great is that green on them?). I love the mix with the table chargers and the runner, too!!

  2. I hope you got lots of rest and are feeling better for today and tomorrow. Your table is beautiful!!! Merry Christmas :)

  3. Just gorgeous. But I am not at all surprised.

  4. I love it! I really needed some last minute inspiration for my table tonight (hosting the in-laws for Christmas Eve dinner). Merriest of Christmases to you and yours :)

  5. LOVE the mercury glass!

    Hey isn't it next to impossible to kill a rosemary plant? LOL, mine grow to the size of small cars out on our property and I don't do a darn thing to 'em. I love ya, just pickin' on ya. :-)

    Love to you, and wishing you and yours a most blessed and Merry Christmas!

  6. Michelle,

    I just love your table setting. Very festive but simple. Just my style. I love the green glasses too!

    Thank you for such lovely posts all year long.


  7. What a gorgeous tablescape! Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Love, love, love your Christmas table! ;) SO pretty...such a great vintagey feel! Merry, merry Christmas to you my sweet friend!


  9. It's really fantastic. I'm sure the evening was an immense success!

  10. Everything is so gorgeous! You'll have to show more pictures of your dining room. The wall color is very cool.

  11. I had to laugh when I read your "about me". My husband is forever telling people that I decorate in my sleep. It's very true. Glad to hear someone else does deco-dreaming too!

  12. Everything looked gorgeous! Hope you rested and had a wonderful Christmas!!!

  13. I love this post - what a fabulous table to dine at! We also have something in common with the love of turquoise walls.

    You should definitely visit Southern Illinois to check it out. It's definitely very gorgeous down there! I live 2 hours north of Carbondale now (back to my hometown), it's pretty flat & farmy here, but I still love my community. We all care about each other, which is why they call us the heartland!

  14. I am in love with your dining room. It's so inviting - formal and casual elegance at the same time. I think I have to have a table like yours. And your chairs work perfectly! I didn't even know I wasn't happy with my dining room until I saw your post ;)!

  15. You have got to share a picture of your dresser that is a twin to mine. I would love to see it!

  16. Thanks for the comments on Rural Soc. As for Savannah... get yourself there ASAP. It's the best place. I'm sure you know about SCAD? You can also go to and see their amazing stuff. It's like having a little piece of Savannah shipped to your door!

  17. I left you an award on my blog.

  18. Sorry I'm late to this post Michelle. I haven't looked at a computer for a week !!
    Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and I wish you and your family everything that you wish yourselves for 2010. With love. XXXX

  19. No worries. I will share my Coco with you.



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