Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TABLETOP TUESDAY...............

Today....I'm joining all the ladies over at A Stroll Thru Life  for tabletop Tuesday.

This is the first time I have participated in this....and since I have always loved creating little displays on my holiday table...I would like to share mine with you this year.

I'm really not much of a collector of Christmas decor...but I have managed to collect a few shoe forms....and I wanted to display both the rustic and shiny this year.  

I also wanted to use some of my mother's very old china and my mother-in-law's silver.....nothing matched...but that was o.k. by us.  We just wanted their spirits there with us and our friends.

For me.....making a beautiful Holiday table has always been very important....nothing formal....just pretty....I truly enjoyed putting this one together ....... and sharing it with you.

Have a beautiful day,



  1. The table is beautiful!! I love the glass container with the clear balls....
    My Wish for you is Good Health & Happiness for the New Year !!

  2. Your table is so pretty Jo. I believe that what ever you serve on that table will taste that much better. Hope you have a great day today.


  3. Hi Jo,
    I am back!
    Hope you had a joyous Christmas!
    Love your holiday displays! I always love mix matched table settings. It makes occasions fun.
    I uploaded some photos of my recent vacation. Tomorrow I will add more. Please stop by my blog and take a look and please leave a comment.
    Hugs to you

  4. Mismatch china is always a delightful way to go! Your red and white transferware will become a favorite, and is easy to incorporate into holiday, Valentines, and everyday tablescapes. I look forward to more of your pretty designs. ~CJ

  5. Your table is beautiful, Jo! Everything sparkles, especially those lovely mercury glass candle holders. Love the glass container with the ornaments, too! Enjoy the party!


  6. I popped over to visit from TTT and am so glad you joined us! Your table is so pretty and, wow, I love the cloche filled with ornaments. Just beautiful!

  7. Truly beautiful table top Jo. I like the fact that some of your things didn't match...that makes it even more decorative...and the reason for wanting those no longer with you to be present at the table is even better!

  8. Oh what a lovely table and your setting is stunning. Precious memories of loved ones too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. Oh how pretty, Jo! I love old shoe forms. I am not a collector, I only have one, but would love to have more. How special to use things from your mother, and your mother-n-law. Soph and I were so glad you dropped by our place. If we don't see you out in blogland before New Year's, have a great one!
    Oh you know I love the way you do your pics, I'm going to sit down one of these days and do the same!

  10. I LOVE Mismatch! Kinda like me being outta place:)

  11. I love all you've done here! Unique Jo, like you:)

  12. It's lovely, Jo. It is so much fun to see family treasures mixed and matched together to unite family tables. xo Diana

  13. Beautiful table. Just the right touches. Gentle week ahead...

  14. Once again you've beautified my day.

  15. I definitely love to mix things up. Don't like matchy-matchy. And using what you love and treasure is a wonderful thing. Happy holidays to you and blessings in the new year, Tammy

  16. A beautiful table setting, Jo. I'm all for mismatched tableware...very shabby chic...just love it!

  17. I love the shoe forms!! they work so well with the ornaments!! Beautiful displays!!

    Happy new Year!!

    Linda :)

  18. Dear Jo... LOVING that Rose bouquet in the Vintage Silver!

    Thanks for stopping by and weighing in on the Christmas Takedown... I'm trying to get caught up on responding to everyone and wishing you all a Happy New Year and many Blessings for 2012!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  19. Your tabletop is stunning, Jo. Lovely and elegant, just like you. Hugs, Mina

  20. A perfectly fitting, elegant table for you Jo. It is warm, inviting, elegant, colorful, joyus, and has nostalgia..all these things, I think of, when I come to visit your lovely blog. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas. XOXOX Christel

  21. Pretty table! Love the nostalgia mixed in....that's what it's all about! Linda

  22. Gosh, I wish you could still buy canes for 3 cents !

    Happy New Year Josette


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