Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Celebrating December


My Mum turned up at the Beach House last weekend with this stunning vintage linen cloth and these lovely hydrangeas.  Our family has many anniversaries  in December, some happy and some sad. Not least of which, is my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.  This cloth was a wedding present to them, which, assuming it was new in 1961, is 50 years old this month.  I love the vintage feel of this tablescape and I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  Except to say the little silver jug was a wedding present to Mr Beach House and I, 10 years ago this month.  Wow December is so hectic!!!!! I'm dropping hints all over town about this anniversary, so we shall see what is the result of my not so subtle public musings at the Beach House.  I have to say I don't hold out much hope though!!!!










I have a new tablescape tab at the top of my sidebar.  It has lots of tablscaping ideas including one for Christmas from Ikea for under $20. Why not check it out?  Hope your week is travelling well!!!!!!!

Today I am partying here

27 comments :

  1. Love hydrangeas and blue is my favourite, how lovely to see them in December.
    Have fun with celebrating all your special occsions

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  2. Looks gorgeous - love the vibrant colour of the hydrangeas!

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  3. Rich, warm & inviting, Carolyn. Love hydrangeas.

    Have a lovely day ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    PS Don't forget our GIVEAWAY

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  4. Truly glorious - love the colours and the treasures on the table.

    Happy day Lovely!

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  5. the tablecloth is very special! love everything you've added to it!
    x

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  6. I want to see more of the little silver jug. I love the photo close-up of the flowers where you can see the veins on the little petals.

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  7. So nice to see hydrangeas for a change from all the Christmas flowers seen all over blog land right now. Lovely table.

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  8. Your table cloth is gorgeous and it has a lot of sentimental value I am sure! I love your dishes as well. The hydrangeas are a breath of fresh air when we are seeing so much red and green!!

    Many good wishes for celebrating the happy anniversaries!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. I love hydrangeas - I wish I could grow them. Min always get eaten by bugs! lol. I love your setting Carolyn. You really have got the flair! xx

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  10. Gorgeous combination of colours and vintage.

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  11. My all time favourite flower - looks glorious here. That colour! What a stunning table cloth too, sets off your whole setting.

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  12. What a beautiful table setting! Great job!

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  13. That blue is so beautiful. Great photos.

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  14. Carolyn, another lovely table. Blue hydrangeas always make me smile! The linen tablecloth is gorgeous. How special to have this linen in your family all these years. Happy Anniversary! ~ Sarah

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  15. I like your place settings with the 2 plates and lovely china. We have a similar table cloth and I'm crazy about it! It never looks bland because it has texture and you can layer it with other white pieces. And the flowers really top it off :)

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  16. Just Beautiful! I love how you layered the hydrangea leaves under the votive candles. Thank you for sharing your beautiful table.

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  17. What a fresh tablescape. I like it almost as much as your Christmas one :-)

    So glad to have you at our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

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  18. Love the tablecloth - always a sucker for vintage linen. The colour of those hydrangeas is AMAZING. Lovely
    Kylie

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  19. Oh, what a lovely breath of summer this post is.
    Wonderful. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  20. I love hydrangeas. They add that certain "something" to your dining table!

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  21. So beautiful! Love the hydrangea and white combo!

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  22. It's a beautiful table! The color combo is so refreshing!

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  23. This a gorgeous tablecloth and your mother was so great to share. The hydrangea and white color are so pretty. Hope your hints work! Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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  24. how gorgeous and simple! :) tablescaping!! what a fun word! xx

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