When I found the Better Homes and Gardens owl plates at Wally World during Fall, I didn’t plan to use them at Christmas. But, when I noticed these owl salt and peppers one day at Ross, the Christmas owl journey began.
A few owls later, a collection gathered around my table – silver banks from Dollar Tree.
They’re the perfect size for under the cabinet knob cloche.
A set of mini-owl ornaments from Wally World and Mr. Professor Owl gather on the Manzanita branch.
Quickly made mercury glass candle globes are tucked here and there (tutorial tomorrow) – another owl ornament, too.
Here in The Land of Making Do, we have owls hooting all around us – in trees, on branches, at the barn, in the woods…and sometimes simply standing at gravel road’s edge.
Yes, I said road’s edge – almost unbelievable, I know.
Sometimes at dusk, we see Mr. Owl standing straight, wings tucked as our car passes – his watchful head turning completely. Kind of creepy, but pretty cool!
Cake plates grounded with Magnolia leaves are good owl gathering places. No heads turning there, though.
Each place setting features a shawl-wrapped owl plate over tartan plaid dinners.
Fold napkin in a simple triangle, then turn down the folded edge.
Align the owl salad plate.
Wrap the shawl tails around him, circled eyes exposed. Hoot! Hoot! (Sorry, y’all…couldn’t resist.)
Christmas flatware and green chargers from last year are fun, especially over a well-worn embroidered table-cloth. I love the mixture of new and old. Do you?
My old stand-by smokey gray stems from Dollar Tree serve beverages again.
They win the most versatile stemware prize!
Only one week ’til Christmas, y’all. It’s time to get your table set. 🙂
I have one more tablescape to share before Christmas. But first, see how to make mercury glass globes with economical supplies…not the usual type of spray paint, and definitely an inexpensive substitute.
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I wish you all a continued Christmas season that’s merry and bright. See y’all tomorrow for the mercury glass tutorial.
I’m sharing this post today at Tablescape Thursday.