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December 16, 2009

~Red Cardinals~

Well since this is the last Tablescape before Christmas I will be posting....I had to show you my Red Cardinal table that my Granddaughter Candace also did for me....You see girls I have TB so she does allot of things for me...Oh the TB stands for Tired Butt....ha ha!!





Again I think she did an awesome job on this table...Oh to be young and have so much energy....


The only thing I bought were the Red Cardinal plates from Marshall's the rest she shopped my house and my yard....Are they not pretty...



Chargers I got from Second Sunday swap meet 2 months ago.....





Wine glasses from Hospice thrift store last year....Candace just sat them down on Gold coaster and added a little red Cardinal to each one....


Candle sticks also Hospice...Candace just cut some berries from my mountain and wrapped them around each one and added another Cardinal....


Napkins from Christmas last year....I think these were from Home Goods....





Magnolia leaves from front yard sprayed antique gold....and all the cedar is also from my trees here....Oh its so great to have all these wonderful trees at Christmas time to decorate with....





Place mats from Ross....I think just loved the cut work on them can't remember when I got these either...You see I also suffer from CRS which means I "Can't Remember Stuff "ha ha!!







Pine cone centerpiece also shopped my yard to make this....Sat it inside of a Red Velvet box.....










I hope you enjoyed another one of my Granddaughter Candace's Tables....She is so sweet to do these for me...THANK YOU Baby girl...Of course I'm not going to tell you the mess we both can get into in this Dining Room while we are doing these....And when I say shop the house I mean under beds, sofa's where ever I have stuffed stuff ha ha!!


Now this is my side board that matches my table and I did it also in the plates to carry out the Red Cardinal theme I had going on in here....




Now I want to Thank Susan for being our great hostess and please go by and see her and all the really great Eye candy today....I just know their will be some great ones for you to enjoy....























May all of you have a GREAT day today....From my side of the mountain to yours...until next time....

46 comments:

xinex said...

I love your little cardinals. Don't you just love their colors? They are so perfect for the holidays. Your plates are stunning, Gloria. I just bought me some Winter Greetings cardinal plates too but they are still in the box. I am thinking of keeping them there until next year cause I used a different set for the table today. But your pictures make me feel like taking them out, lol.....Christine

ceekay said...

Girlfriend, pick up that TB and go to Cracker Barrel. They have a cardinal tea pot and Sugar and Creamer that would go perfect with your table. And they are 40% off! Oh my goodness.....your table is gorgeous and I just know you would love those additions for it!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,
Well you know how I feel about cardinals! Your granddaughter did good! She must get her talent from her lovely Grandmother! When you said TB, you had me going there for a minute! Glad it was just tired butt! You are so funny my dear and oh, the sideboard looks so lovely too! That doll sitting there is just perfect! Hugs, Cindy

Eileen said...

Send your granddaughter to my house! I want one of those too!
She's fantastic!

Is this the one that wanted to go shopping at one in the morning after Thanksgiving dinner? Or am I mixing up my blogs?

She did a great job on your tablescape, it's really beautiful!
And I forgot you have that beautiful sideboard! I want that along with your granddaughter!
Merry Christmas!
All the best,
Eileen

Eileen said...

Oh, my goodness, I don't know how I missed your last tablescape (I took too long of a break from blogging I guess), the blue one, it is phenomenal!
Your granddaughter has quite a creative talent!
What a joy she must be to have in your life!

And all the posts in between! Fantastic!
All the best,
Eileen

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything looks so pretty...the sideboard is really gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

Sue

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your beautiful cardinal table, Gloria! Your granddaughter is quite a girl!

Merry Christmas!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just too pretty. I love the Cardinals in the centerpiece and the dishes are just wonderful. Everything is so perfect. She did an amazing job. Maybe she can come and do mine next. I hope you are having a Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

SILVIA said...

hey gloria,beautiful pictures,beautiful colors..i'm sooo jelous that you have a magnolia tree in your front yard, i love their leaves, over here they r sooo $$$ and hard to get..

merry christmas and best wishes!!!

xx

podso said...

I love your square plates. It's all very lovely!

Deborah said...

Your table is beautiful. I really love the cardinals. I also love the dishes. I got some beautiful Thanksgiving dishes from Marshalls! I love pretty dishes!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kammy said...

I love your cardinal plates ! The whole setting is simply beautiful - so glimmery !
Kammy

dee dee said...

What a pretty table! Looks perfect for Christmas!... Dee Dee

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Gloria! Oh, your little granddaughter is really good at this! She sat your table just like a pro! I love your pretty new plates! The cardinal theme is so pretty! Now that you mention it - I have TB too! But mine's a little different - two bellies! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

debbie said...

DEAR GLORY,
CANDANCE CERTAINLY INHERITED HER GRANDMA'S BEAUTY AND GRACE FOR ENTERTAINING.
THE CARDINALS AND THE CARDINAL PLATES ARE STUNNING.
WHEN THE GOOGLE READER SAID YOU HAD TB AND IT STOPPED RIGHT THERE...I THOUGHT, NO NOT GLORIA...CAN'T BE...HONEY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE TIRED...YOU'RE ALWAYS DANCING AND JUMPING HOOPS AND RUNNING HERE AND THERE.
BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
LOVE
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, I'm suffering from TB, too! Is there any cure, this side of Christmas??? :) Your tablescape is gorgeous!!! I absolutely adore the cardinal plates! And the gold painted magnolia leaves are such a beautiful touch! Your grandaughter did a wonderful job putting the tablescape together! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hi friend,
I love the new swuare plates, and your grandaughter did a mahvelous job with her tablescape. There's nothing like starting them out young. :) Your whole house is just brimming with Christmas spirit. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas.
Hugs, Barb

Karen said...

I am laughing at you! Why? Because I have CRS too! But it doesn't stand for "can't remember stuff". Mine stand for "can't remember sh#*#!" :) I use that as my excuse all the time! Now TB I hadn't heard.
Beautiful table. Your granddaughter did a wonderful job. I love all the Cardinals. I saw my very first one this year while I was in Michigan. I was so excited!
I will miss your posts until you come back. But I have a feeling next week will be slow for everyone posting. Just too much to do and too much going on.
Have a wonderful and safe Holiday!
Merry Christmas! Karen

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your Grandaughter does a wonderful job on those tables, she has such an eye for the detail, love the red bird who shows up everywhere...

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Gloria, your Candace did an excellent job on your table! She is one talented young lady. Your dishes are so pretty, and aren't you lucky to have all those cedars, magnolias, and berries in your yard! I also love you sideboard...especially that gorgeous red lamp!

A Hint of Home said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love the cardial dishes.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Gloria... have missed you! Glad to see you back with this pretty tablescape, and didn't Candace do a good job! :-) Love your cardinals. And those plates are as pretty as can be!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tardevil said...

So pretty, Gloria! Candace did a great job! Love the plates and the centerpiece! Saw the ornament you made Justine, and that was pretty too. Matched your tablescape perfectly!

Tootsie said...

hey. I think Candace did a sensational job! She certainly takes after her grandmother in this talent...
It is all just gorgeous...and I just love the new plates!
Your house is a treasure trove mom...there isn't even a mess that isn't pretty I'm sure!
hope to talk to you on the phone soon...love you lots!

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

I just sent you an email and now I'm here pestering you at your blog too! Yak...yak...YAK! Hehe!

Sis...I need to borrow your Candice for awhile...do you mind? Ohhh...I can just imagine all the fun the two of you have doing all these tablescapes and crafts!!! What a blessing, Darlin'!!! And I tell you what...she is one very talented and creative little gal!!! This Christmas Cardinal tablescape is simply gorgeous!!! I just love all the beautiful greenery that Candice used from your yard! And Yes...you are so lucky to have all those beautiful greens and I love the little red berries! I love, love, LOVE that pretty centerpiece! The large pinecone, sweet little birds she put together is soooo creative...it turned out fabulous!!! I was eyeing each and every little bird on the table! Now...you did GOOD...getting those pretty Christmas plates!!! I think I told you that I had a set in my cart at TJ Maxx...the exact same plates...and at the last minute I put them back! Shoot...after seeing what a beautiful table the make...I wished I would have gotten them!!! I really liked that they were so nice and big! Well Sis...please tell Candice that she did her Grandma "proud" once again...and she certainly gave all of us a real treat with this table creation!!!

Love your beautifully decorated buffet too, Sis! Ohhh...that little Christmas doll is sooo sweet!!! I'll talk with you later, Sweetie!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Dawn said...

I think Candace must have a lot of fun shopping your house! I love the cool greenish blue of the placemats with all the warm red and gold.Once again she did a fabulous job. I remember you getting a good deal on those chargers at Second Sunday. Come to think of it, you get a good deal on everything!
Christmas Hugs
Dawn

Chris said...

What a great job your grandaughter did, that table setting could easily be in a magazine. I just love cardinals too. Oh and what you did for Justine is just amazing. You sweet thing.

Merry Christmas,
Chris

Sandy said...

Gloria,
It's been a while and I'm playing catch up. I love those dishes and last weeks tablescape tooo. I can see your Granddaughter is a chip off the old block, you must be so proud of her. She did a great job.
Thanks for sharing.
You have a Merry Christmas my friend.
God Bless,
Sandy

Madeline's Album said...

Everything looks so pretty. Your granddaughter did a great job. You did a great job also love your side board. The photos are wonderful.. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Heather said...

everything is so pretty. i too love cardinals. Ella and I get very excited when we see them land to feed at our little bird feeders. We have a couple that are the normal red/brown and then we have this gorgeous bright red one that stops by on occasion! He makes us smile and stare at him holding our breath so he doesn't fly away! lol. Love your plates!

Cynthia said...

Love your gingerbreadmen! Your table is lovely. If you have a Cracker Barrel near you, you need to go check out their cardinal items. Also, it was marked down last weekend. Have a great day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I adore cardinals...and I have one on my Fridge. Listen...I have to go for a minute...I need to write to you because as lovely as this post is..and it is ..precious..I need to talk to you..
I'll be right back. I cannot do this on here...ok? brb...
Mona

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, I love this tablescape!! Cardinals are my favorites. Such handsome fellows :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Melissa Miller said...

So beautiful sweet Mom!!!

Cardinals are quickly becoming one of my favorite things! Love your gorgeous plates and pretty tablescape! TB? LOL!

Did you get my Christmas card? I haven't heard from you in so long!

Love, ~Melissa your NC daughter :)

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria!!!! That is just the funniest thing ever! At the very moment I was leaving you a comment Alex was grabbing the mail and here comes your precious package to us! You are so sweet and really spoil us. Thank you very much! You know I LOVE it! I just told you how much I love cardianals in my previous comment. I'll be making a tablescape for sure with him. He's too cute!

I'm planning on posting about the bluebird plates today as well! Come by and see Santa Chestnut. He's a hoot!

Love you Mom! ~Melissa :)

Justine said...

Oh, this is so pretty! She also made the centerpiece? I love it, especially real berries from the yard! So that's what I needed to make a droopy garland... cedar. Well, I don't think I'll find much of that here! Damn!

Love those plates!

Justine :o )

Bill said...

Oooooh, Gloria, you were bad to say you had TB! Before I scrolled down and read the punch line, I was crying ... then I was laughing OUT loud in my office at work! Maybe no one heard me ... what the heck ... 'tis the season to be jolly, right?

Candace did a wonderful job on this one! And you've done a great job shopping for all beautiful "ingredients!"

My favorite thing in this post is that magnificent sideboard! I think I'm in love!

Happy Holidays!
Bill

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love your sideboard. It reminds me of my great-grandmother's!!

Everything is very pretty. I especially love your placemats. The cut-work is gorgeous!

Cass @ That Old House said...

The cardinals are fantastic, but the most fantastic part of this tablescape is your granddaughter Candace....what a doll! She created a sparkling winter tablescape --it's just gorgeous!
(And I can make an awful mess, too, when i do a tablescape, sometimes I don't even clean it up till the next day!)
Love the new plates -- in fact, I love everything, and I envy you the trees and bushes in your yard that still have such lovely things to cut and use.
Merry Christmas, my friend!
Cass

Mimi said...

Gloria, Candace did a wonderful tablescape! I love all the cardinals, especially the plates. Thanks for sharing.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what fun the two of you cook up! I hope one of my grandgirls will get the dish gene too! I love your reds - especially those cardinals.

Linda Q said...

Bravo to Candace, it is wonderful!
Hi Gloria, always love seeing your place, antiques and cute things, my kind of place.
This is adorable table, love those plates and of course RED always works for me.
Linda

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your granddaughter is the best. Can I borrow her for some training? Her attention to detail is magnificent. I think I caught a little of that TB myself. Rosie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, Candace did an outstanding job..she's done an amazing job with all the details. I love your cardinal theme. It is stunning. Those plates are just to die for gorgeous.!! Sure wish we had a Marshalls.
I hope you got my email.. girl. My tassle is "gorgeous"!! I love, love love it!! You certainly know how to touch a gal's heart. It will find an honored place in my home along with my heart. You are just too sweet, Thank you isn't enough... I hope this finds you getting off your TB and getting to Cracker Barrel and finding more beautiful cardinal things... love you girl.. hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those are some fabulous plates! I'm telling ya, between you and that granddaughter, you have some of the best tablescapes! The sideboard arrangement looks so pretty too. I do love the cutwork in those placemats. laurie

Joyce said...

Great plates. Wish I could find a set of those in my area. Merry Christmas.
Joyce