Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"My True Love Gave To Me": A Twelve Days of Christmas collection

For most of us, getting a few strings of lights on the house, a wreath on the door,
and a tree up in the living room is a holiday decorating job well done. For true
Christmas aficionados, like my mother, that’s barely a start.

Why have just one Christmas tree when she can have four, one wreath when she
can have five, her line of thinking goes. She’s a super-decorator and a holiday house
wonderland is her goal.

Of all the trees in the house, my favorite is the tree in the living room decorated
with all crystal ornaments. I credit my mother with inspiring my holiday tradition
- - - for twelve consecutive years I presented her with a Waterford crystal ornament
from their “12 days of Christmas” collection. Last year was the last ornament in
that series; however now I’m looking to build upon her “12 days of Christmas"
theme. Here a few of my favorites:

row 1: Waterford sixth edition flute, $85.00, Macy’s, Plates, $99.95, Williams Sonoma, Glassware, $29.99, Macys
row 2: Napkins, Gumps, Haviland six geese a laying, Haviland, $22.00, Rubylane,Cake plate, $4,000, Neiman Marcus
row 3: Appetizer plates, $96.00, Rosanna, Napkins, $49.00, Williams Sonoma, Sakura 5 golden rings, $21.99, Replacements

For more 12 Days of Christmas themes, make sure to visit Snippet & Ink on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On these days, Snippet and Ink will be
posting some amazing boards inspired by the 12 days of Christmas.

Below are two of her boards:
Board #1 – Partridge in a Pear Tree

Board #2 – Two Turtle Doves


perfect bound said...

I've never loved the idea of decorating with pears until now. I love this board. Or maybe it's the color red I can never get over. So rich and sophisticated in every way.

Jennifer said...

I love Board #1. The red is so luxurious and rich, it's lovely.

Anonymous said... I think this is my fave post of yours so far. I love all things Christmas, especially anything "12 Days" themed. I think I like this post even more than the infamous "What the fork?" post. hahahahaha.

elizabeth said...

oh - I love the napkins in your board above! those are fantastic for a holiday gathering!

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the shout out! Christmas is too much fun!

Kathryn said...

Did you see the cute dishes at Black Eiffel? If not, you should definitely take a look!

Sarah Dennis said...

Anne, I've been looking at pears as a decorating element lately.

I especially love the presentation of roasted pears as a dessert and using pears as name tag holder.

Sarah Dennis said...

Jennifer, I agree. The deep red Kathryn chose in this board conjures a very sophisticated feel. Kathryn, does an amazing job. Make sure you stop over to Snippet + Ink and check out her work. She's fantastic!

Sarah Dennis said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying the post. This is my favorite time of the year. There are so many amazing tablesetting ideas that I want to share, I don't know how I'm going to fit 'em all in!

T- thanks for stopping by! I'll speak to you again soon.

Sarah Dennis said...

Hey Elizabeth, the napkins are a great way to bring the spirit of the holiday to the table. The great thing is that they will match your exsisting tableware!

Sarah Dennis said...

K - Not a problem! Love your work and I love always forward to see what you come up with next.

BTW, loved the "3 French Hen" board!

Sarah Dennis said...

Oh Yes, I saw the Rosanna dishes over at Black Eiffel, these appetizer plates are my favorites. I have them represented in my post as well (row 3, 1st image).

WeddingWire Blog said...

Wow. These are great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

ALL THE BEST said...

Sarah these are just great!! So very beautiful!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

These boards are just fantastic. I am going to click over now.

Hope you are well:-)

Kathryn said...

Did you see the fun plates over at Black Eiffel?

PS - I just tagged you! Check Snippet & Ink for details if you're up to it!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Sarah - check my post today - more 12 days.

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