In Case You Haven’t Noticed….Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Yep, Santa Claus is definitely coming to town and he has arrived just in time to be included in a Christmas Santa Claus tablescape.

I’m doing it again!

Playing with my dishes….

Someday when I grown up, I want to be the hostess of beautiful, sparkly Christmas parties!

Yep, Santa Claus is definitely coming to town and he has arrived just in time to be included in a Christmas Santa Claus tablescape.

I’m doing it again!

Playing with my dishes….

Someday when I grown up, I want to be the hostess of beautiful, sparkly Christmas parties!

You know the kind where the ladies are all dressed in their finest with ribbons and bows and long, flouncy, bouffant dresses!

Dresses like that of Scarlett O’Hara….that show off the good parts of one’s anatomy (shoulders and bosoms)  and hide the rest under a heavily starched or hooped crinoline! 

Other than being very, very hot (no air conditioning in those days)…I love the romance of those dresses with their under-dress hoops that shoot out from your waistline… hiding a multitude of too many Christmas cookies!

Alas, I do host sparkly Christmas parties and someday I will get the nerve to actually ask the guests to dress as they once did in the South!

Maybe…maybe not! πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, I am dreaming of a white Christmas which of course is purely wishful thinking because it hasn’t snowed in SW Florida like in 39 years!

What? Snow in Florida?

That is right, it has snowed in South Florida and the last time, or only time in SW Florida history was a snow that fell from the skies on Jan. 19, 1977, according to the the Miami Herald .

My dear readers, can you picture real snow flakes swirling over the palm trees?  Not the man made snow that is brought in this time of year when Christmas lighting ceremonies are abundant with snow.

Of course, the minute the falling snow hit the ground…it quickly dissipated. BUT, it did SNOW!!!! The National Weather Service recorded it as only a trace of snow, but many thought of it as a raging blizzard at the time!

I am from the Midwest and I am used to early morning views of frozen fields and ice glittering in the weak morning sun!

I remember the beautiful clear, crisp days when our noses turned red…. and you could see your breath as a small vapor in front of you.

And I especially remember the glow of a fire in the fireplace and sipping hot cocoa while our cold toes, adorned with thick socks were warming by the cozy fire.

Memories! They are wonderful aren’t they?

But, do I want to move back to months and months of cold and icy slippery roads and icicles dripping from my nose?

NO!!!!!!   but I do love my memories.

So, I bring the Christmas spirit of Santa Claus to my tablescapes and that is good enough for me.

This tablescape is the one I call the Santa Claus tablescape.

I love the rosy cheeked Santa Claus salad plates that sit atop a white ironstone dinner plate….

And those are perched atop a cherry red charger with rhinestones on the rims.

The crocheted tablecloth which belonged to my grandmother is covered by a sheer clear tablecloth featuring gold snowflakes.

The flatware is red and a set I have had for years…..not sure where I bought them.

The red napkins are white stitched on the edges…and the napkin ring is a silver snow flake.

The snow flakes on the wine glasses add to the cold “snowy” theme….

….. as do the white polar bears which have snowflakes surrounding them.  The mother and cub serve as my centerpiece.

I added a few bits of snow topped greenery and a couple pine cones.

I have a small “JOY” snow globe at each place setting…..I am really into snow globes and have many sitting around my home.

I hope you enjoyed this Santa Claus Tablescape.

I do have more planned between now and Christmas.

One more reason to celebrate the season this year….I became a great grandmother yesterday to a healthy 7 pound little girl.  Her name is Brecken Mackenzie!!!!  Yeah!!!!!!!

I can’t wait to hold her and give her GG kisses!

(I think she needs to come down to Florida so she doesn’t have to suffer those cold, icy Kansas winters.)

Don’t ya think? πŸ™‚

Blessings to all…..




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14 Responses to “In Case You Haven’t Noticed….Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!”

  1. Candis Wiebracht says:

    Congratulation Kari!!!! I really enjoy you posts:) you friend, are full of talent and creativity and it is a joy to be a part of it all! Merry Christmas to you and the Captain:)

    • Kari says:

      Thanks Candis…so good to hear from you. Please give my love to Noel and Jennifer. I really appreciate your commenting as it lets me know I am being read….A Special Merry Christmas to you and yours….hugs and blessings always

  2. Sandy says:

    Congratulations on the GG. Fantastic table settings, Kari.

    • Kari says:

      Thanks Sandy…my goodness she is tiny and yet weighed in at 7 pounds! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Merry Christmas to you both from the both of us. πŸ™‚

  3. Marsha says:

    I really love your Santa plates and the cute polar bears in the center of the table. A tablesetting perfect for the North Pole and any Santa Claus would be proud! I would definitely feel like Santa’s elf dining at this table. So adorably cute.

  4. Ross says:

    Congratulations on the new arrival. I hope you have factored some time away from your lovely table settings to have those GG cuddles.

    • Kari says:

      Isn’t it wonderful Ross? A new life and a new year on the way…I am sure you are enjoying your two little ones. It is so nice to look at Christmas through the eyes of little ones! XXX always my friend from across the pond.

  5. Everything on your table is so charming and whimsical! Love it all. I enjoyed the Gone With the Wind feature.

  6. Judy says:

    Beautiful Santa table. Love your Santa plates, I just got out my santas today. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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  8. Karole Jacobsen says:

    Congratulations on the new Great Grandbaby! Just put off reading this post…sorry. It is hard to believe that “my little GGbaby Kwynci” (pronounced Quincy) is now 1 year old. My how time flies. Love the snowflakes and Santas. Merry Christmas to you and the Captain and all the best in 2017!

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