I explained recently that I ordered my favorite buffalo check flannel from JoAnn on-line in October, and it didn’t arrive with the Leg Lamp fabric (Our Christmas Story Tablescape). It wasn’t back ordered. They just didn’t fulfill the order – at all – with no promises for future delivery.
Who opened the floodgates on demand for red and black buffalo check?
It was full price (horrors!), but everything else in our shopping cart (buggy, y’all!) was such a steal…and a bonus, it was already stitched neatly around the edges. (Can’t we justify anything?)
Our neighbor hand-crafted this Mason jar lantern for us last Christmas. I decided to gather all the lanterns from around the house.
The lantern over on the silverware chest was also a Christmas gift – from Mom 2. The candle is battery-powered by remote control.
For those who have recently joined us, Mom 2 was my neighbor and is the mother of a close friend from middle-, high-school, and college and still now. That dear, fun, and “haha” crazy woman helped raise me, so I call her Mom 2.
I found the tree on Christmas clearance at Tuesday Morning. My plans are for a tiny Christmas tree in the kitchen next year. 🙂
The rustic ornaments at the base of the tree decorated the porch ladder for Christmas. This was the perfect chance to recycle them. The wreath with checked ice skates will remain on the front door for winter.
Our weather is finally cold, but this is the south. Anything that gives us that wintry feeling is a go.
Lanterns from a long-ago Basic Black and White Tablescape get another use for lining the stairs in the foyer. They’re a little lost without greenery, but wouldn’t greenery look too Christmas-y?
The tea lights show better with a closer look.
There’s one more lantern on the table, too – for symmetry with the other lantern.
The plate stack is slightly whimsical and fun. Do polka-dots put you in a mood for fun? I’m using the charcoal Dollar Tree stems again, along with PAM’s deep red juice glasses on the other side of the burlap square. The glow of votive candles would look nice in them, but I never got to that yesterday.
I tried black dinner plates (also from Dollar Tree), but the table needed this pop of brightness from the Tuesday Morning polka-dot dinners (Value Ceramics, made in Portugal).
I was intrigued with the napkins showing through the red salad plates. This Wal-Mart clearance flatware is far more versatile than I’d imagined. Have you noticed I use them a lot?
Are you a fan of buffalo check? Doesn’t it speak of wintry days and maybe a flannel shirt for warmth?
If you’re not in the south, do you have snow? Do you wear buffalo check flannel and cut wood for the fire, like a lumberjack?
I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday.