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Gnome For The Holidays

Welcome to the 2021 Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop. You will find lots of inspiration by visiting all of these fabulous blogger.
First of a big thank you to Rita from Panoply who has organized this blog hop.

Well, I didn't set a bling tablescape.  Can you believe it?  Gnomes are such cute little critters, I felt I had to create a fun Christmas table just for them.

Red, black and white with harlequin pattern.  Mackenzie Childs Courtly Check fits right in with the Harlequin salad plates and wrapping paper.
I loved these tall red gnomes.  I looked for some at three different Ross stores.
I asked a girlfriend to check her store and she went out of her way to check 3 other stores. Together we found 8 gnomes. They shall make a nice party favor in addition to some homemade apple butter.

wrapping paper used as a runner.

Love these pretty plates  Harlequin by Susan Winget -  Thanks to Patti from Pultorak, my personal shopper who found the plates at Wegmans and sent them to me.
I found this darling gnome runner at Ross along with the small and mini gnomes.

The gnome centerpiece I put together with a round gift container, added a wreath, some pine cones and a large bow.   

I added these cute little red and white striped balloons to my chandelier along with some snowflakes.  The match the red gnome with it's stripes.
This table is for my Clogger's group. We shall have 7 or 8 at the table.  Our group has shrunk.  It will be a potluck.  I am making the desserts.
Love this cute gnome wreath I found at Ross.  I looked at three other stores to find a matching one.  Don't you hate that when you cannot find more of something you love.

Table Resources
Red square Chargers - Restaurant supply
Courtly Check dinner plate - Mackenzie Childs
Christmas plaid salad plates -Certified International Susan Winget
Flatware - Mackenzie Childs
Tall red gnomes - Ross
Red and black wrapping paper - Target
Christmas goblets - Discovery shop
small gnomes - Ross
Napkin rings- I made them.
Red lantern I have had for years.
Harlequin candles - Grandin Road- years ago
Gnome table runner - Ross

In case you are interested this is the other table I set with these Susan Winget Salad plates.

I hope you visit all 21 tablescapes.  Happy holidays to you and yours.

About Linda @ Life and Linda

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  1. Linda, your gnomes are adorable little guys, and your theme title perfect. What a fun surprise this will be for your clogger friends. I have resisted buying but one gnome and he's not even holiday dressed, but you sure make it enticing. Enlisting your friend to help score the number needed was brilliant, and Patti as your personal shopper to round out the table stack, too. That's what friends are for, right? I love the whimsy in all of this. Adding the balloon decorations to the chandy was a fun addition here, too. And a departure from glam?! Well, you made up for it with cuteness exponential! I love it! Thanks for bringing the fun to the table for us, it's a real treat.

  2. Oh, Linda, this table is so darned cute I just want to sit down right now. I know the conversation would be delightful because we'd all be talking about the wonderful colors, the whimsical touch and those enchanting gnomes. What a glorious party favor! Your guests will be very lucky indeed, but even if they had to leave them behind, they'd have a wonderful memory of this beautiful setting!

  3. Gnomes galore! Too, TOO cute, Linda!

  4. Your "Gnome for the Holidays" theme is so cute. Love the sweet and fun gnomes. Those hot air balloon ornaments hanging on your chandelier are so pretty. Just a fun fun table. Happy New Week.

  5. Linda, the large gnomes on each plate are a wonderful addition. I'm happy you found enough for your clogger group luncheon party. I think they will all appreciate this delightful table filled with the cute gnomes and the balloons hanging from the chandelier!
    Merry Christmas

  6. I love this gnome holiday table you set for the cloggers get together Linda. It's just adorable and I love all of the detail that went into making look special. I hope you have a fun time with all of your friends.

  7. What a fun table, Linda! I bought some cookie tins with the same expression--our family loves puns. I really like all the cute details you added! Merry Christmas!

  8. Gnomes are so very popular and children seem to love them. This is a fun and festive table for your clogging friends. The gnomes are fabulous statement pieces on each plate and so cute as a takeaway gift. I love your decorated chandelier. It is always a pleasure to hop with you. Wishing you a joyous Christmas Season!

  9. LOL I see what you did there...."Gnome" for the Holidays!!! This is so cute, Linda. Our oldest daughter collects gnomes, so I'm sending her a link to this post because she will love it, especially the table runner! I also love the centerpiece with the lanterns. Everything is so much fun, and I also LOVE your video. I'm smiling from ear to ear!

    Merry Christmas!
    Ricki Jill

  10. So much fun Linda! The large wrapped gnomes look adorable, and what a fun party favor, so glad you were able to find 8! You really went all out gnome and found so many super cute things! The Susan Wingnet plates are so pretty and go so well with all the checks. Using wrapping paper as a runner is so smart and it looks great. Your clogger friends are in for quite a treat! Have a Merry time!


  11. Oh darn, I just lost my comment scrolling back!!!! Linda, your table is delightful. I love your everything Gnome theme! So very cute. Your Clogging group will love it. I can hear all the compliments now. The wrapping paper runner is a great addition and everything goes with MKC pieces.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  12. Linda,
    So clever and so adorable! A gnome themed table is just as precious, fun, colorful and whimsical as can be!
    Such a treat to visit you!
    Merry Christmas,

  13. Beautiful and so festive..I love gnomes!!! The runner is a great idea..Thanks for sharing..

  14. Over the top adorable Linda! I love your gnomes and what a great gift for everyone. I always tell Rita that I have a mental block for some reason when it comes to tablescapes. Thank goodness for all of you who are so talented as you have given me so many ideas to try for the holidays. Very much appreciated! Have a wonderful Christmas season and thank you for the inspiration.

  15. Your gnome themed table is so cheery and festive, Linda! What fun your clogger group will have at your table. The big and little gnomes are adorable, and using that wrapping paper is so clever. Your new salad plates look perfect with the MKC pieces. Enjoy your party!

  16. What a fabulous tablescape. All of the details come together so beautifully!

  17. I love this fun and festive table - the paper runner is a great idea! I love these salad plates and I was happy to see them again. Your chandelier also looks fabulous!! You are the tablescape Queen!

  18. Yes! you are the tablescape Queen indeed! Who knew that gnomes could be so festive and cute. And, the wrapping paper runner, what a cleaver idea! Your clogging ladies are in for a wonderful treat! You are definitely the "hostess with the mostess!"

  19. Linda, Your gnomes are so cute and your runner in particular makes me smile! So smart to use wrapping paper as a table runner and I adore your Susan Winget plates paired with your Courtly Check! I love your chandy decorated for the season and your pretty twinkling Christmas tree in the corner too! As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Wishing a Merry December.♥

  20. Linda, I love the harlequin plates and runner underpinning those adorable gnomes! It's bright, colorful and whimsical! Decorating the chandelier in a coordinating fashion is such a good idea. I'd love to do so as well, but haven't been able to convince my husband, lol. Merry Christmas
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  21. Oh Linda, you had me with the title of your tablescape! What a fabulously adorable display. Those tall gnomes in the middle of your gorgeous plate stack steal the show. You sound like you were a woman on a mission to find all you needed. What lucky ladies to take one home. And how clever and cute are the napkin rings you made! Not only did the entire scene make me smile, I broke out into giggles when I saw the table runner, lol! You've put new meaning in the word "merry" my friend.

  22. Linda, what a wonderful table. You will all have so much fun. Love the idea of the wrapping paper and the gnomes are so cute..Happy Christmas, my friend..xxoJudy

  23. Cute table and fun theme! It took a lot to put together but look how nice it turned out! I’m sure your clogging friends will enjoy their personal gnomes to take home!

  24. It my not be a bling tablescape, but it certainly is a glam one! Who knew you could create glam gnomes?!??!?! You've given them their due, especially with what you've created overhead! Very nicely done!

  25. Oh Linda, I'm loving your gnome and balloon on the chandy decor. How clever to use the wrapping paper for a runner. So many gorgeous details and I love what you've done. Your group will be delighted and will bring smiles and laughter for a fun filled evening. Wishing you and Paul an amazing Christmas season..........

  26. Linda, your tablescape posts are the best! I never know what I'm going to find, but I know I'm in for a treat and some very inspiring decorating. This one does not disappoint, it's super fun and festive!! Again!!

  27. Linda, your table is absolutely precious! I would so love to dine at this adorable table. It looks like so much fun! The gnome theme is perfect. Your centerpiece is so cute, and I adore the way you adorned your chandelier. I'm going to borrow your idea of using wrapping paper as a runner. Wishing you a most joyous Christmas Season!

  28. Adorable!!! I have a thing for gnomes!! They just make me smile, as does your table!! Your mixing of checks and stripes and patterns is so fun! This sure looks like a great table to enjoy some laughter!! It is always a pleasant surprise to see what you have come up with for your table. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!!❤️

  29. Linda, what a cute idea. All the colors a d patterns create such a festive feel. You certainly did your scouting for gnomes and dishes. It’s great to have friends to help. Merry Christmas.

  30. When I first read the title I just knew the gnomes were going to all glammed up. This is such a fun and whimsical table. It's full, lush and perfectly coordinated. Your Pintuck tablecloth, wrapping paper and gnome runners make for a great foundation for all your holiday decor. And, then there's that gorgeous chandelier, very pretty. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  31. Linda, your gnomes are so cute! I enjoyed watching the video and felt like I saw even more of the details. I love how you used a roll of wrapping paper as a table runner. I'm definitely going to try that! The chandy looks so festive and has your signature bling with the sparkly snowflakes. I love that each guest gets to take home a gnome favor. It's always fun to hop with you. Merry Christmas!

  32. Oh, Linda! Your gnome themed table is so adorable! And, how lucky you were to have found so many different fun gnomes! Great idea using the wrapping paper as an addition table runner under that seriously cute gnome one!! Your attention to detail is always spot on! Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season!


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