Monday, December 22, 2008

Woodland Theme Table

Hello Everyone!
I decided to try a woodland table this week.
Complete with plaid, red berries, garland
birds and my new favorite enamel deer.
I have been inspired by so many bloggers.
Thanks to Lynne for all the inspiration.
I found the JOY votives at Marshalls.
Thanks to Sarah for the inspiration.

Plaid bow ribbons and garland to decorate the chandelier.
Thanks to Kristen for this idea. The wreath on mirror was an idea from Susan. I found the plaid tablecloth at Marshalls. The enamel deer I found at Pier 1.
Thank you for the idea Lynette.
I found a gold crown!
It was at Marshalls and I could not believe my luck.
Thank you to Chrissy, Tootsie and Vanna for the idea.
I added ribbon to candles and a flower arrangement
and they instantly became a Christmas decoration.
Thank you to Rue for this idea.
Happy Holidays!

76 comments:

Jan and Tom said...

Very pretty, Melissa. I love it!! When's dinner?

~Christmas Blessings,
Jan

kymber said...

Wow Melissa - Beautiful table! I love the reds - You did good girl!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi - I alsways enjoy your comments. you are so sweet!
Blessing to you,
Kymber

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Melissa, You've created a beautiful tablescape. I love the natural accents combines with the red and green. Good job!!
Hugs, Terrie

The Kusibab Family said...

Amazing!I wish you were here to help me pick out next years bow ribbon.

profenretraite said...

Oh just gorgeous, Melissa!! Your tablescape is so festive! Is Christmas dinner ready? lol I love the way you have decorated your chandelier and used the little wreaths around your beautiful home. Have a wonderful Christmas and give a big hug to Chestnut for me! Will he get a special treat in his stocking?? hugs...Debbie

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Everything looks stunning Melissa! I noticed you changed out the ornaments in your hurricane. Are the leopard ornaments on your tree now?

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, Your table looks GORGEOUS!! LOVE IT! The chandy looks beautiful. The ornaments look great in the container and I love that reindeer! You did a fantastic job!! I will be posting mine later tonight. Merry Christmas! Kristen

marty39 said...

Melissa, this is just gorgeous. I love the plaid idea and your little deer is wonderful. Such a beautiful setting. I hope you and your family have a VERY MERRY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS. Hugs, Marty

lvroftiques said...

Melissa your tablescape is gorgeous!! I really love the plaid! And of course your new crown is fabu!! Trust me when I say girlfriend, one is not enough! Lol! And I hope you find yourself an art nouveau box (or ten hehe!) too!*winks* Vanna

Bo said...

Awww Melissa...Your home is so beautiful & inviting especially with your Christmas decor! Love it all!!! ;-) Bo

donald said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Betty

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profenretraite said...

Hi Melissa...Mr. Chestnut has his own room? oh, he is special!!! lol Merry Christmas...Debbie

squawmama said...

Oh Melissa everything looks so elegant... I love your tablescape... the colors are vibrant and the centerpiece is so lovely... You're doing very well at this... Have a fun filled day...

(((HUGS))
Donna

JyLnC said...

Everything looks beautiful. That deer is a keeper and I love the golden coat. I love red plaid so much I bought a red plaid sofa a few years ago.

ceekay said...

Melissa....your red woodland theme is spectacular! Very pretty...enjoy it and have a Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Everything looks beautiful Melissa!
Merry Christmas!!
Carol

Happy To Be said...

Melissa it all so beautiful girl..I just love the red and green of Christmas here..my mama use to do this style for Christmas so this brought back so many fun times for me..loved the ribbi=ob on the glasses...and finally a crown for the queen of Heart and Home Melissa..thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us again..may you have a safe and blessed Christmas Hugs and smiles Gloria

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Melissa, Everything is just beautiful! :)

Wishing you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

PS...It finally feels like Christmas today, huh? Brrr....

niartist said...

Melissa,
It is BEAUTIFUL! This was my very first Tablescape Tuesday! Well - it will be anyway. The post will be up in a few minutes. I didn't have time to prepare - but I now have a new found respect for all the people who have done it for so long ... where ever do you find the time!?!?!?

Daphine said...

WOW! These pictures are AMAZING! I love the colors! You did a fabulous job! WOW!

Merry Christmas to you!

texasdaisey said...

I just love all the red. My favorite part is the red goblets. Very pretty tablescape.
Debbie

Deb said...

Hi Melissa! It's so beautiful and festive! I just love it! Merry Christmas! Deb

Wendy said...

Melissa,
Everything is beautiful. Love the colors, deer, chandelier. Well, love everything. You have a beautiful home.

Merry Christmas,
Wendy

Melanie said...

Very beautiful and warming. I love decorating in berries at this time of year.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas

Ma'dame French said...

Everything looks so pretty and elegant!! Love your home, and mr, chestnut is a cutie;) French

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, What a beautiful tablescape. I love the mix of the plaid with some bling. But the deer dressed in his finest. Oh my goodness girl.That stole my heart.
YOur crown is fantastic..hummm I'm wondering should I put that on the list???? I did get your beautiful card. Had to read it out loud to DH. He is as touched as I am with all the great friendships that have been found on line. I'm wondering what time is dinner? I sure don't want to be late... I'm off to do some "last" minute shopping. From our home to yours, Merry christmas!!! hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, What a beautiful tablescape. I love the mix of the plaid with some bling. But the deer dressed in his finest. Oh my goodness girl.That stole my heart.
YOur crown is fantastic..hummm I'm wondering should I put that on the list???? I did get your beautiful card. Had to read it out loud to DH. He is as touched as I am with all the great friendships that have been found on line. I'm wondering what time is dinner? I sure don't want to be late... I'm off to do some "last" minute shopping. From our home to yours, Merry christmas!!! hugs ~lynne~

Rue said...

Good morning Melissa :)

Your tablescape is gorgeous!! I love the woodland theme with the red plaid :)

Thank you so much for the bloggy love too ;)

I want to wish you and your husband a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Thank you for being such a sweet blogging friend!

hugs,
rue

Dawnie said...

very beautiful! I love your theme and bright colors. I hope to get my table set tonight after work. I'm doing a bright blue and white theme--snowflakes maybe?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa,

This is lovely! You really outdid yourself! I love it ALL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

ann said...

MELISSA,THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS...SHEER PERFECTION.I LOVE-------------THE MIRROR AND THE DEER...ANN

DEB said...

How pretty, I love the way you decorated the chandalier and I have always been a fan of plaid, very welcoming, great job...

PAT said...

It's gorgeous, Melissa. I love it all.

Merry Christmas!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your table (your whole room!) is just beautiful! Love the cranberry topiarys & the JOY candles.

I want a crown! *said very petulantly*

laurie said...

Melissa, your table is beautiful! Oh, and that chandellier looks so pretty! What a beautifully festive room. Have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Susan said...

Beautiful job on your table! I need to make a few notes so that I can copy a few of your ideas sometime!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Liz said...

Love the plaid! Very pretty and festive!
Merry Christmas!
~Liz

once in a blue moon... said...

everything is so bright and festive, well done! happy holidays and thank you for letting us visit!

Chari said...

Hello Melissa & Merry Christmas my friend....

I'm so happy that you took the time out of your busy schedule to stop by and see my "Old World Santas"! You know...both of my Santas I really got a deal on...they are a bit pricey but I waited and got them 50% off the day after Christmas...hehe!!! I agree...your beautiful Christmasy home needs one!!! You asked about that tapestry runner on my buffet...yes, that is long fringe! Thank you for the compliment...when I seen it...I had to have it!!! And you wouldn't believe what I paid for it...only $14 at Hobby Lobby on their 80% off rack!

Okay...now lets talk about this beautiful Christmas table that you set! It's absolutely gorgeous...I'm just crazy about each and every little detail of it! I love your plaid tablecloth...I don't know, but red plaid just says "Christmas" to me! Your centerpiece is gorgeous...and I love those little round berrie trees!!! Where did you find those? Or did you make them??? Well my friend, your entire home is absolutely beautiful...so festive and Christmasy...I could spend hours just taking the tour and soak in every little detail!!!

Best wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas & I pray that the Lord bless you in the coming New Year!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, how lovely! Beautiful - everything is so beautiful!
Merry Christmas,
shelia ;)

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely stunning!!! The warm, rich colors are perfect if you ask me. You did great Melissa. Beautiful.

May your Christmas be blessed with the peace and joy surrounding you and yours.

Kim Chalfant said...

Beautiful table. I love everything about it!

White Iris Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love the deep reds!
Merry Christmas!

Bobbi Jo said...

Melissa,
I am loving your blog and your table scape is beautiful! Great job. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Meadowsweet Days said...

Just beautiful and so inviting, Melissa! I just love the country cozy feel of plaids at Christmas! I love the colors in your dining room. I am anxious to get my house painted, maybe this winter. It was such an undertaking moving into a new house, that the walls have come last! Merry, Merry Christmas!

Carol

Femin Susan said...

Hello……
This is amazing!! I am so glad to found your blog!
You are welcomed to my blog…….
"A Merry X'Mas and A Happy New Year''

Linda said...

You have a beautiful home Melissa!
LOVE the red walls and it all looks wonder.
Tell your hubby thank you for his service from us! We appreciate our military so much!
Linda

Boosalis Bloggle said...

Hi Melissa,

Thanks for the sweet comment. I wanted to leave one on your page earlier, but didn't have time. I love EVERYTHING that you have done with your home. The wall colors are so rich, warm and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents. I look forward to visiting your blog again and again.

Merry Christmas!
Teri

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! L♥ve and Hugs :) Shauna

Lana G! said...

What a great looking table! Love it!

Merry Christmas!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Of course I love your dressed dear. I just noticed the gorgeous topiaries on your table..hugs ~lynne~

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

So beautiful and festive!!!! What a treat it would be to sit down at your table!!! Those peanut butter balls in your previous post look so good, I think I may make some tomorrow!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Melissa,
Another gorgeous tablescape! I am crazy about plaid...this just totally feels like Christmas...love it! Your vignettes are wonderful...I just kept oooh and ahhhing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tablescape this Tablescape Tuesday.
Susan

niartist said...

I just wanted to stop by again to tell you how lovely this all was Melissa! Merry Christmas to you and to yours, and I'll see you in 2009!

profenretraite said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! I am so happy to count you among my blogger friends...hugs...Debbie

Chris said...

Well Melissa, you out did yourself on this one, it is just stunning. My dining chairs are just like yours, but my china cabinet is different. I do hope you and hubby have a wonderful and a very Merry Christmas. I've enjoyed so much getting to know you this past couple of months. Looking forward to a new year with you.

Love Ya,
Chris

Julie said...

Just wanted to say that I enjoyed visiting your blog. Merry Christmas!

Ginger said...

Everything looks so beautiful and inviting.
Merry Christmas to you!!!
Ginger

Miss Janice said...

Melissa, I love your Woodland Theme table:-) Everything looks so nice with the colors of your dining room.

Envoy-ette said...

Love-love-LOVE your colors! The tablecloth sets the whole mood! Well done!

Diane said...

Merry Christmas Melissa! Your tablescape is beautiful! ♥ Diane

Jan and Tom said...

Just dropping in to wish you a Merry Christmas!!

~Blessings,
Jan & Tom

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, I hope you had the best Christmas ever!!!
hugs ~lynne~

Diane said...

Melissa, This is so beautiful! I love red & plaids. Fantastic job! ♥ Diane

ps when do we eat???

Jules said...

I love the topiaries and all of the reds. Merry Christmas!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hello Melissa!
I am happy to meet you in Blogsville. Thanks for stopping by Carolina Panache. Thanks too for your wonderful comments. You are actually seeing pictures from the showroom at the Black Lion. I will be showing pics of my personal home in later posts. I love your site. You are very talented. Love your tablescape. I noticed that you called it Tablescape Tuesday. Do you do a new table each week? I have added you to my bloglist and myself as a follower of your blog. Can't wait to see your handiwork in 2009!
Many blessings and much favor,
Alisa

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Melissa, this is just beautiful and the JOY candles are perfect. ;) Merry Christmas to you!!

Sweetie said...

Melissa, I want to thank you for your expression of sympathy over the sudden passing of my husband. I should be back to blogging by the middle of next week.
With love,
Sweetie

P.S. Your tablescape and decorating are exquisite.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for swinging by Melissa. You are just the sweetest.. I finally made over to the other blog.. fantastic...thanks for sharing...hope you're having a super w/k..hugs ~lynne~

..::Mrs. Staff Sergeant::.. said...

Beautiful!! My goodness you have a lovely home! I want to come live with you, lol.

kymber said...

Hey Melissa,
Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Hope you are having fun with friends and family and that you have had time to relax some - thanks for stopping by to say hi!
Kymber

The Muse said...

I was so with you in spirit! I imagined myself there chatting and dining with you! Oh how gracious a setting! Melissa, you have done wonderfully!

Chrissy said...

Welcome to the world of CROWNS!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!

xinex said...

I have been busy including a trip to Chicago so I am a little late. But better late than never, right Melissa? Anyway, your tablescape is lovely. I love all the red in it, so festive and magical. Happy New Year!...Christine

MIchelle said...

I'm in the mood for Christmas, can you tell? I'm skimming old Christmas Blogs! ;) Have a great week.