This time of year is so fun to be able to share our festively decorated homes with family and friends.
One of the things I love to do is set up a beautiful table and share a home cooked meal letting everyone know how much they mean to me and that I appreciate them so very much.
We currently live in our 41′ Heartland Charleston Landmark 365 fifth-wheel travel trailer which though it is pretty large still cannot hold too many people for dinner, so big groups are happily hosted out of doors.
Too, we are in process of looking for our first Texas home since our move two years ago from California. Mr. Ethereal loves his new job and travels quite a bit so getting both of us to tour homes is a juggle so for now this is our home.
Summer of 2015 ~ the hollyhocks were blooming and one of our outdoor statues was enjoying the summer sun’s warmth!
Here is my former backyard at our second home in California and it is part of today’s inspiration for today’s outdoor Christmas table setting.
Two of the Girls made the trip to Texas with us ~ our big lady statue and our angel as they are fixtures of my style.
Here our leftover pumpkins were opened to share with the birds who frequent our birdfeeder and birdbath. I don’t really know if they are eating any of the pumpkin seeds but it is part of the offerings. I am finding that the birds here love safflower seeds a lot!
What types of seeds do your birds like to eat?
Recently I set up a Thanksgiving table outdoors and this is where these lovely pumpkins were for most of the season.
Coming indoors I decorated with mostly pinks and whites on our tree but our window display changes frequently.
This sweet little Mary and Baby Jesus was found in McKinney at an antique store.
Our tree has a lovely golden cast to it in the evenings this year which I really love.
This is part of our sitting room and although I haven’t taken any new photographs this couch is usually decorated for the seasons.
Heading back outside our table setting is lovingly decorated with a Victorian Dickens theme. It began with inspiration from this hat which I just decorated to attend the Dickens Festival and a tea at the Lasker Inn in Galveston just a weekend ago. I’ll link this up once I am done writing those posts for you so please stop back by.
Along with the Dickens hat on our indoor maiden I’ve used a multi colored blanket scarf I found last year as a tablecloth. With it I pulled out my box of flowers and added this garland of white flowers and some pinecones and acorns found on our trip to South Dakota.
Gold chargers gave an Old World look and adding in our Johnson Bros. pinkish-red transferware and some poorman’s silver candleholders from Pottery Barn gave just the right look ~ simple and elegant without the table being too busy.
When guests arrive it is easy to remove our Maiden and bring her indoors for easy conversation and bring out the little pheasant from Thanksgiving.
Since moving here I’ve collected a mismatched set of wine glasses and two of these are ones my mother-in-law sent. They are from an Odd Fellows dinner hosted in Sacramento, California. I do find it is nice to decorate with family pieces and this was a welcome gift. The patriotic linked rings go well with the plaid table scarf.
One last photograph for you!
Once everything was put away and sprinkles of rain had begun yet again it was fun to run back out and wrap our Girl… Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you stop by the other ladies on the Merry Christmas tour.
French Ethereal is a lifestyle blog sharing tips on decorating, table settings, crafts, gardening, DIY and travel. I love an elegant Shabby Chic/Old World French decor all decorated with Faith. <3
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