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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Coppertone Christmas Dining. . .

Staying in tune with the Rustic Christmas decor On Crooked Creek proved a bit challenging for this Traditional decor home. I've spent many days researching through my inspirational magazines.

As each Season changes On Crooked does the look of our dining room chandelier. I've used two evergreen pics topped with snow and pine cones to unify our Rustic Christmas theme. Then...I made a huge, poofy coppertone bow!!!

Here you catch a glimpse of the china hutch in the background. Notice how the coppertone bow harmonizes well with the oak wood tone?

I adore that poofy, coppertone bow with it's curling tails!!!Let's go down and take a look at the centerpiece, shall we???

A simple $2.00 Gordman's, rectangular, creamy ivory tray. I chose a square, battery operated, creamy ivory pillar candle for the center. Tying a natural fiber, square bow around it's middle helps disguise the Traditional pillar. I surrounded the candle with wispy sprigs of evergreen and pine cones similar to those used on the chandelier above. Copper and bronze glitter ornaments tied with gold satin ribbons add to the illumination from the candlelight!

This angled photo shot shows all the elements used in this simple, Rustic Christmas centerpiece. Using the tray makes the centerpiece easily moved from the table ~  if our meal has ample courses.

Here you can begin to see the coppertone, diamond patterned, overlay topper and the everyday white dishes for most our meals On Crooked Creek.

By angling the square, diamond patterned topper, the corner points flow gracefully off the table at each place setting.

Using our silver chargers reflects the light and keeps the overall table calm.  The patterned floral napkin keeps the unity of the bronze, copper, gold, creamy ivory, and green color palette.

This rim photo shot shows the effective layering for each place setting. Charger, dinner plate, dessert / salad plate, topped off with an additional saucer.

On Crooked Creek our everyday white dinnerware was chosen for its versatility. While "Mr. Ed" states the center of the saucer appears to be an oak leaf cluster or a poinsettia. . . to me. . .it's unmistakably, always been a S N O Wflake!!!

Cups and saucers are used mainly during our breakfast On Crooked Creek; however with the on~set of cooler Seasonal temperatures, a cup of hot tea finishes off our evening meals!

While snapping photos of this place setting. . . I couldn't help noticing how the appearance of the bubble glass mimics that of a S N O Wglobe!

Our vintage ladder back, farmhouse, dining chairs (found while vacationing this Fall) are calling to be decked in vintage Christmas stockings. Believe me, I've been looking! In the meanwhile. . . I tied this sprig of evergreen with green berries and pine cone with another coppertone ribbon!

"Mr. Ed's" chair back with his embellished Christmas swag!

The striped chair cushions from the lower level dining area will suffice for now On Crooked Creek. The hues are a perfect accent with our Coppertone Christmas Dining. . .

"Mr. Ed" and I will be spending our meals gathered 'round this Coppertone Christmas dining table. Together we will be facing new challenges of adapting to his retirement.

On Crooked Creek. . . this is one adaptation and challenge I'm looking forward to having! Time for "Mr. Ed" and I to share our lives. . .and our meals together.

Coppertone Christmas Dining. . .On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining our dear hostess, Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday! Be sure to visit and view all the lovely tables for inspiration for your own dining pleasure!

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