|La Plazuela Restaurant at La Fonda Hotel|
Surprise, surprise, surprise! (Didn't Gomer Pyle say that?) I have been away for almost six weeks! I posted a bunch of tablescapes while I was gone (which I set up and photographed prior to leaving home) to fake you out. Hahahahaha! The reason? I didn't want anybody coming over to steal my dishes while I was gone.
|Along the Santa Fe River which is actually underground|
We spent all of December until today in Santa Fe! I am very tired from my swell adventure, and I will be back to regular blogging next week in case anyone is interested. You will get a brief recap about Santa Fe, but I won't bore you senseless with my vacation photos, I promise. For this week's Tablescape Thursday and Let's Dish, I am going to show you our real Christmas table. I realize most of you are already setting your tables for Easter by now, but here is my Christmas table anyway.
|I stole this little Dollar Tree wreath-as-charger idea from Marlis at Creative Journeys|
I will share some of my travel photos soon. Right now, I am pooped, and I have a boatload of dirty laundry to deal with. The plan is to get a good night's sleep and then tackle the pile of suitcases in the garage. (That's where we dumped them!) Five big boxes will be arriving in the next few days (I hope!) by FedEx Ground. When you go to Santa Fe, you must shop, you know -- it is required. The story goes that the late Charlton Heston filmed a movie there in his later years, and he said he loved it and would love to live there, but he couldn't afford it because his wife bought out all the stores!
I didn't buy out the stores where Mrs. Heston no doubt shopped, but I did become very familiar with Big Lots, The Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Pier 1, Tuesday Morning, Lowe's and Home Depot. We rented a condo for a while and had some family visits over the holidays, so of course we did some Christmas decorating, etc., so I did have to shop, after all.
I will tell you more about the whole condo rental experience when I am not completely exhausted, but for now, yes, these are the dishes, flatware, stemware centerpiece and linens I had to buy at the above mentioned stores so that we had a festive table for the holidays.
And now, my dears, I am going to crash!
P.S. Can someone please tell me what is going on with goofy Blogger? It took three hours to upload these photos. The other day, they wouldn't come up in the published post.
I am linking to Alma The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.
I will also link to Cindy at My Romantic Home and
to Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday