05 December 2012

Red and Gold Swirls

I am taking a lot of time this year to decorate for the holidays.  I usually can knock it out in a few days.
I must be  getting older.......
In the Breakfast room, I decided to dress the table in parchment Red china by Mikasa. I used a beautiful gold square placemat to show off the china.  It was a must to use the golf flatware.

The napkins are gold with swirls too.

You can see the reflection in the mirror.

                  Mr. Moose  is the centerpiece.
Old world Santa

I appreciate your visits.  Enjoy the holidays....Much Love.

I am joining the following linky parties.
Katherines' Corner for Thursday's Favorite Things
What's it Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Jann Olson
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch


  1. Beautiful and festive......warm and wonderful, Blessings Francine.

  2. Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous! As always, you have set a stunning table! I love the rich reds and golds; and the decor is beautiful! I love it!

  3. Beautiful, Linda, and I love love love your header. Those two adorable cherubs in the sleigh! Too cute! xo

  4. Breathtakingly gorgeous. Looks like a model home.

  5. Hi Linda,this is adsolutely beautiful!!!!.

  6. Linda- It is just gorgeous- You did a beautiful job-xo Diana

  7. Oh Linda! Your breakfast room is beautiful! The Santa's add so much charm! The swirls are very nice for Christmas! The kids pics are so cute in the sleigh! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Blessings from Bama!

  8. Gorgeous decor! Love all the color and the moose center piece it's lots of fun. I like your old world Santa :)


  9. Wow! The whole room is gorgeous and the table is stunning!...Christine

  10. Hello to my sweetie! Everything is gorgeous...especially those Santas!
    I spent over a week on all of mine!Just posted two new ones and have lots more to come. The posts w/photo editing, parties, visiting and comments all take up so much time,too, as you well know,
    Looking forward to seeing more of yours!

  11. Oh I love those dishes! I've seen them online but they're much prettier in your home! They really are festive and the beautiful gold silverware looks perfect with it Those mirrors really add to the ambiance! That moose in the centerpiece is cute! Your tree and garland are beautiful! The Santas and the big red finial oraments look really great! What a nice room to start your day or end it with a nice meal!

  12. You can't say that! You won't get old. Ever... if you do, what hopes can the rest of us have?!?! ahahah

    Party suits your home and the decors you choose are always so perfect.

    Enjoy The Season!

  13. Old? Honey, you're still a gorgeous spring chicken! :) Now your Christmasing decor is gorgeous too. I love your table and it's so elegant. Thanks for popping in to see me. When you get my age you can be old! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  14. Linda,
    Your home looks so festive and beautiful for Christmas. I love the moose centerpiece and the red plates. The old world Santa is wonderful. I collect Santas too. You did a great job decorating.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  15. Goodness, woman! It's taking you awhile to decorate because you're decorating A LOT!!!! This looks fabulous! I love that swag way up high on the ceiling in front of the mirror!!! That alone must have taken a week to do!!! I love what you did with the garland & bows swagged on the light fixture, too. Very pretty! LOVE the "Parchment" china design. It is on my "Gotta Get" list. I have to mention again just how much I love those French doors that lead out to your patio area. They are HUGE, and I love the way the top is kind of rounded off rather than a straight line. All so pretty, Linda!!!!!!!

  16. Linda, you always do a beautiful table...this is one of my favorites...that china is gorgeous.

  17. Linda, this is SO beautfiufl. Great job on this tablescape! Your home is so festive for the holidays, and those dishes are perfect. I love them!



  18. Hi Linda. You do everything with such elegance. It is all so beautiful. Your china is gorgeous. Are you liking the fog now? I think I detest that worse than rain. I'm hoping we get to see Cornish Christmas tomorrow night. Thanks so much for leaving me such kind words. I appreciate it and love hearing from you..Happy Weekend..Judy

  19. Linda , your decorations are lush and lovely... really gorgeous!
    Ciao for now...

  20. Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your help you are so nice God bless your.

  21. Hi Linda, what a gorgeous job of decorating you did. Everything looks so festive and fun!!

  22. Dearest Linda,
    Wow, your blog is full of cheerful atmosphere of Christmas(^_^)彡☆
    Yes, I LOVE your children in the sleigh like Barbara said♡♡♡ I never tired of seeing your gorgeous settings. I DO wish I could visit your house and see these decorations with my own eyes(*^_^*)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  23. Linda, if I did things as elegantly and beautiful as you, it would take me forever too. I want to be a "tablescaper" like some of you so badly. Beautiful and elegant as usual!

  24. gorgeous, love it all!!! I have European Santas on my buffet Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  25. WOW!!! This table is gorgeous. I love the plates and the color scheme. Your whole room is so pretty too. I didn't take my time and I am doing a LITTLE tweaking:) XO, Pinky

  26. You really go to town on the decorating. It's gorgeous. Just like the magazines ;-)

  27. That is a wonderfully laid out table.
    Like those big doors/windows with the natural light coming in.



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