Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Lunch Buffet



Hi friends!
I am sure all of you folks are pretty busy with last minute finishing touches to your holiday decor! As for me, I think I am running out of time with a gazillion things that are still pending.
I have yet to decorate my front porch, pick up my daughter from college, and finish buying  the remaining gifts.
I have finished  gathering all the things that I need for my Christmas lunch buffet and I thought I will share my tablescape with you today:
My white pitcher filled with breadsticks

My favorite snowball cookies in a cute enamel salt cellar

Of course, no tablescape is ever complete without some candle magic

I love cinnamon scented candles especially during holiday time

I tied the white brocade luncheon napkins with striped red and white grosgrain ribbon


Added a sprig of evergreen from my backyard and a snowflake from a holiday craft pick as an accent


Cranberries in mini tart molds


Cocktail forks for little tidbits

The forks are tied together in baker's twine

Love the adorable little cherub keeping guard over my lunch buffet

White flat wares inside a blue mason jar makes a pretty statement at my buffet

Ribbon in Christmas colors and a snowflake accent carries the holiday theme nicely


Simple every day elements 


Makes setting up a holiday buffet so much fun

A view from another angle



Tabletop Christmas tree for my kitchen


A slate ornament hangs from the cabinet knobs


A view of my Christmas kitchen all decked out for the holiday


Click HERE to view more of my Christmas Kitchen and how to make the Orange Slice Garland.

I love decorating my home for Christmas! The holiday colors makes everything so bright and cheerful especially when there is a raging winter storm outside


The mini Christmas tree sits inside a decoupaged Frenchy pot. Click HERE for the decoupaged transfer method

I added these crystals from an old chandy as ornaments




Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a tour of my Christmas kitchen!
Wishing everyone a warm, safe and a very Merry Christmas!
Also, my heartfelt thanks to sweet Maria Elena @ Our Home away from Home and Kathy @ A Delightsome Life
for highlighting my Christmas Orange Garland at their weekly linky parties





~Hugs, Poppy~
Linking to:
Exquisitely Unremarkable: Holiday Decor Link Party


25 comments:

Just Judy said...

Beautiful and so perfectly put in place. Love the white. I was just given a number of pieces of milk glass. Looking forward to decorating next Christmas with "white". But I will be sure to bring out a few pieces before then.
Judy

Kim M said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Poppy! Everything looks perfect and I love your sweet cherub! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So pretty and so original, your guests will love it!
And your kitchen tour was fantastic, what a wonderful job you did, I love it all!
Cindy

Joy@Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Everything looks beautiful!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love how beautiful everything looks. It makes me wish I was included in your guest list.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the tray and the tree and your kitchen looks amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love how you used all those cute snowflakes. Merry Christmas!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Jann Olson said...

Poppy, the tray is filled delightfully for your Christmas buffet. Everything just says,"'welcome, and come on in!". Thanks for sharing with SYC. Have a very Merry Christmas!
hugs,
Jann

chateau chic said...

Your Christmas luncheon setting looks wonderful and so festive!! Have a blessed Christmas with your family, Poppy!
Mary Alice

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love the idea of using the snowflakes with that CUTE ribbon! This is all so ute,
.

xo

Sheila

Robin Johnson said...

OH MY! It's all so lovely and festive. What a wonderful way to make things just a little more festive for the holidays. Love it.

kitty said...

Poppy, you made the sweetest, most darling vignette from just everyday objects!! It so warm and cozy and a delight to look at. Merry Christmas blessings.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Such a pretty display on your tray!! And your tree is adorable. Love the crystals hanging from your kitchen tree - I took a chandelier apart years ago and hung all the crystals on my gold tree - it was so pretty!!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is so pretty the way you put this all together perfect for the Holidays. I wish you and your family A Merry Christmas !! thanks so much for your sweet comment on my new Tablescape for Christmas.
xxoo
Diane

thepaintedapron.com said...

Very pretty and welcoming, it just says, please make yourself at home! Love your little tree in the bucket and the orange slice garland!
Jenna

Evelyne HI said...

Merry Christmas!! So beautiful pictures.

manuela carvalho said...

So beautiful! Poppy, a Merry Christmas to you too! Hope you will have a happy time with family and friends! hugs, Manuela ( blog Cem manias)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a pretty post, Poppy! I love all the festive touches in your kitchen. The little tree is adorable. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and have a Blessed Christmas with your loved ones.

Hugs,
Sandi

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your Christmas tray. Have a merry Christmas!

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness you have everything decorated so beautifully!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dropping back by, Poppy, to wish you a Joyous New Year!

xoxoxo

Sheila

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I wish you and your family.A Happy New Year with lot's of love and Blessing coming your way.
xxoo
Diane

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is just gorgeous Poppy! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathleen said...

I love that garland over your sink! Very creative.
Here from Seasonal Sundays!