Ready for Christmas Breakfast

12.23.2010

Wow, we are getting so close! Still a few things left to do. I started baking and I don't bake too much because I always tend to have some kind of accident and make a mess. Well, it happened again with the first thing I was making, the fudge. I didn't buy sugar the other day and was trying to scrape out every bit I had and then a clump came tumbling out onto my arms and all over the counter and stove top. So of course I had to stop and clean all that up. I just grabbed by little hand held vac and sucked all the sugar up. Whew! Now I have to go to the store AGAIN!


Well, now let's get back to the post at hand. It wasn't baking. I want to show you the breakfast room table that is ready for our big breakfast on Christmas morning.

I wanted to create a fun and whimsical table setting since the grand kids will be here.
Everything I used I had on hand except for the little plaid mittens on the plates. I purchased them at the dollar store.


I used a mix of plaids and checks.


The red checked napkins were purchased from Penney's on sale a few months ago. I tied the napkin with a piece of twine and stuck a candy cane in.


I thought these little stockings would be cute with the silverware stuck in them.
The red chargers are from Hobby Lobby and the white plates were purchased at Target several years ago.


I bought two different patterns of the little stockings.
O.k who took the spoon?

I was going to go buy a long narrow trough thing for the centerpiece, but didn't really need to spend more money just for a tablescape so I remembered I had this metal container I could use.


This is what it looked like before I sprayed it with chalkboard paint.


Excuse my not so good writing on this. It wasn't very easy to write on.


I filled it with a topiary, ornaments and a few sprigs of greenery and topped it off with my little elf.


I dressed up the window with my big Santa face. This one has a red hat and came from Hobby Lobby last year. Tied two little wreaths with burlap ribbon from the each window.


This Santa face is different from the one over the mantel. That one is all white and was purchased at a gift shop several years ago. I was surprised that Hobby Lobby carried these cute ones.


Wrapped the chandelier in holly garland and hung some ornaments.





Getting back to the table, I thought these salt and pepper shakers from Publix would be cute


and my little red butter dish from Anthropologie.


Snowflake goblets from Kroger. 








 

The menu will be:

baked french toast
quiche lorraine and bacon and spinach quiche (Paula Deen's recipe)
bacon and sausage
coffee, juice, milk or water.

I sure hope everyone has the most wonderful and joyful Christmas this year!

KIM
 

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67 comments:

  1. I love your dining room and the Christmas tablesceape. The yellow table and chairs are perfect with the red checkered drapes. Love all the little touches that make it special.
    Blessings~
    Gwenny

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  2. Kim,
    Your house must be so fun at Christmastime! I loved that you repurposed the metal bucket for your centerpiece! All the fresh greens and Elf are too cute!

    Oh, and the powder room post...looks wonderful...I want that cachet pot under the frame!

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  3. This table is so cute! I love the chalkboard paint on the container. It totally transformed it. Love all of this. I didn't realize your table and chairs was yellow...unless you've painted it since I last saw it. I wouldn't put it past you. Very pretty.

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  4. Oh, your grand kids are going to love it! You must take a picture of their reactions when they see that table decorated just for them.
    Have a wonderful time!
    Sherry@Back2Vintage

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  5. I'd get out of bed early for that breakfast and festive table. So cute. I liked your menu too. Merry Christmas.

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  6. I love the little stocking to hold the silverware, so cute! I do have to get some chalk board paint very soon.lol
    Your table is just beautiful and I also love your menu!

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  7. OH, THE GRANDKIDS ARE GOING TO LOVE YOUR SWEET TABLE YOU'VE SET FOR THEM.
    THE MENU SOUNDS SCRUMPTOUS!
    ENJOY EVERY MINUTE WITH THEM!

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  8. I'm a real sucker for plaid and check! Love the little stockings for the silverware. Merry Christmas. Sally

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  9. The grandkids will go nuts over that Santa head. The whole thing is so darn cute and festive!

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  10. Kim,
    How wonderful your dining table looks for your family. I love the colors and the menu sounds delicious! You have added cute details with the stockings and the centerpiece.

    Merry Christmas sweet friend.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. Uhhh! I saw those cute little plaid stockings at the dollar tree just the other day and didn't buy them cause I could not figure out what to use them for at this point. OMG! I love the silverware in them! Your breakfast table looks fantastic. I have to say today I made batchs of cookies and they all stuck to the pan...very rough baking day for me too!

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  12. Kim, Have fun with your grand kids!
    I know they will enjoy your beautiful home all decorated for Christmas.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  13. A fun Christmas breakfast is certain to take place at this whimsical tablescape! Your stocking utensil holders are too cute. And, I love the Santa face flanked by the two wreaths. I recognize your festive reindeer, too! Your menu sounds fab, as well! Happy Holidays!

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  14. Absolutely lovely.
    And chalkboard spray paint......can't wait to try that.Have a great Christmas with those grandbabies.

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  15. Your home is gorgeous! Love that Santa.

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  16. What an adorable table! Your grandkids are going to love it!

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  17. Kim, your table looks fabulous. Love the centerpiece, so cute with the chalkboard paint. Great idea. The chandelier is gorgeous all dressed up. Your placesetting are so pretty and the little plaid mittens are just the cutest idea. I know your family will appreciate all your effort. I hope you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Perfection! Merry Christmas!

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  19. Love the table setting Kim, as always you do such a nice job. Your menu sounds superb. I guess we're all looking forward to Christmas morning aren't we! Merry Christmas, Liz

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  20. Just perfect, what a fun breakfast that will be.

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  21. Your sweet grandbabies are going to feel the magic of Christmas when they come to your house, Kim! That menu sounds delicious!

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  22. I just love your breakfast table! I love plaids and it looks great with the yellow. Love how the planter transformed with the chalkboard paint. You have the best style! Enjoy your family and the spirit of Christmas!

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  23. Everything is so festive and pretty!! Looks like you are ready for the big day!
    I never did do a lot of baking and rarely now as I don't need the temptations sitting around.
    Enjoy the holidays.

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  24. Thanks everybody. You're too sweet. Just got home from movie date night.

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  25. Great tablescape Kim...love how you used the chalkboard paint...so cute! We are using some chalkboard paint tonight for a photo shoot tomorrow for Haley's SAVE THE DATE cards for her upcoming wedding...this wedding is keeping me sooooo busy!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. it looks amazing... I'm sure they'll never forget the magic of it! Enjoy! Merry Christmas Kim.

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  27. Kim,
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and an extra special Christmas morning! Your tablescape is beautiful and cute idea for the center piece!
    Happy Holidays,
    Wendy

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  28. Super cute! Love the chalkboard box and the little stockings for flatware. Have a great time with family! I'm sure the kids will dig the Santa :) xx

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  29. your table is darling, so bright and festive, very fun. merry christmas~

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  30. I will be over Miss Kim, it looks and sounds delish. Great job on the once Garden display...gone Christmas.

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  31. Kim this is a great Christmas breakfast table. I'm sure all will be enchanted with it. Love those Publix snowmen S&P's as they make an appearance on my table during this time of year also.

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  32. Your table is so charming. I love the little stockings. I love the plaid napkins. I love the centerpiece. How great you had that piece on hand. I will have to find something like that myself... Merry Christmas to you and yours and many blessings in the coming year.

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  33. Beautiful breakfast table Kim. We always had Christmas breakfast, it was wonderful to wake up see all the presents and then go and have breakfast. Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!
    Sherry

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  34. Breakfast sounds so yummy!!!YOur table looks adorable and I am sure the kids will love it! I love that Santa face and everytime I see something that someone has gotten at HL I WISH so much we had one here in Pa.!!!!!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, merry, blessed Christmas! XO, Pinky

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  35. Your table looks so fun and festive. I love it! Thanks for the reminder on the french toast. I think I will make that for Christmas morning too.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your grandkids!

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  36. This is such a pretty table! I love all the red. Your home is just lovely! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
    Sharlotte

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  37. Kim- The table is just darling. I love the little mittens and it is perfect for a kid's setting but grown up enough for the adults to enjoy it too. And I ADORE that little red deer and your elf!

    The other night when I had the sit-down dinner I reached into the pantry to get the wild rice and SOMEONE had not sealed it back up properly...wild rice came raining down on me before I realized what was happening and could staunch the flow. It went all over the pantry floor and spread out across the kitchen floor in that area. I quick grabbed the vacuum but then I kept finding bits of it here and there. I was afraid guests would see it and think it was mouse poop!

    The moral to this story is...I guess we should never cook together! lol Hugs- Diana

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  38. Loved your story about the sugar. Glad to hear that you are human. lol. Your table looks great and the menu sounds so yummy. I'm sure everyone will have a good time at Grammy's house on Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday!
    Jane

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  40. What a setting with the gorgeous yellow table and gingham curtains. I just want to be there. You need to be at my house at 7:30 Friday night - we are much later this year as my daughter works as a waitress at a retirement center and we will be holding dinner for her --- then what time should I be there for breakfast?? (ha ha) I love your tree right there too.

    Breakfast here is casual and kid oriented too and the whole day is casual with staying in pjs as long as you like and nibbling on cheese, crackers, dips, ham, etc. All the fancy stuff done the night before. Have a marvelous Christmas and if you don't happen to make it for Christmas Eve - maybe next year.

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  41. Beautiful Kim so much fun just like I know it must be to stay with you. Sure do have an eye for the best stuff

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  42. What a cheery and festive room~ perfect for Christmas breakfast! The grandchildren will love it! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Kim!

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  43. Such a fun Christmas morning table Kim! I love what you did with the centerpiece. The grandkids will love this table! Have a very Merry Christmas! ~Delores

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  44. That looks so fun and festive! I love the silverware in the mittens. Very clever! I know you are excited to have everyone there! We have Santa squares every Christmas morning. Jemma informed me the other day that she doesn't like them any more. Oh well!!! I know you will enjoy your feast! Merry Christmas!!

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  45. What a cheerful dining table Kim... table mats are so adorable ... and what should I say about little stocking holding the cutlery, they are so cute... Behind the table your tree looks fab ... Infect many of your decorations for Christmas is according to your religious ritual, which mostly I cant understand so I am not going to comment also on most posts nowadays... hope you understand it:)
    Wish you a very Happy Christmas …
    I would love if you come to visit me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  46. It's so 'me', it literally took my breath away.

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  47. Merry Christmas Kim!
    Your breakfast table looks wonderful and ready for your family.

    I can't wait to see all of your projects next year in 2011!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  48. LOve the gingham and plaid Kim, so comfy! I also like the way the porch looks in the background! Now would you please relax and enjoy yourself and all the hard work you've been doing around the house??? Merry Christmas blog friend!

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  49. Your table looks great! So inviting! Merry Christmas! :)

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  50. The table looks great! I think we have the same table and chairs. Did you refinish it? I keep stumbling across your blog. I am your newest follower.

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  51. Recently found your blog- beautiful tablescape. Thanks for sharing how cute the Kroger goblets could be in a tablesetting. Love the paint color in your dining room- what is it? Also any advice on pale yellow/golds?

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  52. Paige, thanks and no I did not paint it I bought it that way. Thanks for following and I will do the same.

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  53. It looks so pretty and festive...looks like what I would imagine having breakfast with Santa would look like. Love it!

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  54. Kim, Have you been by a Beach Cottage yet this morning? Run! and Congrats! :)

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  55. Ha Kim
    i wish you a verry happy christmas and a lovely newyear!
    white lots of love
    Yolanda

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  56. I just love that table!! I think I told you I was going to try to recreate it on a smaller scale!! So I saved some of the close up pictures for inspiration!!

    The plaid looks great with the color of the table. Food sounds great, too! I think I am going to make a breakfast casserole for Christmas morning.

    We are supposed to have snow for Christmas which will be amazing since we don't have to go anywhere except church!

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  57. Party of one, please. Thank you.

    Looks very inviting, if you know what I mean. (wink, wink)

    Have a great day!

    Lisa

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  58. I'm totally mad for plaid :) Love the table setting!

    xo- Carmel

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  59. It looks fantastic, Kim! The grandies (and everyone else) will love it. Who wouldn't love all the red?
    Brenda

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  60. Your house looks ready for the family to show up and enjoy a fun gathering, Kim. Have a great holiday with your loved ones!
    Christmas hugs, Sue

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  61. Dear Kim

    Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments that you left for me, I cannot express how touched I am. It's strange how people will pop into our minds...even so many miles apart.
    Thank you again my friend xx

    (Your breakfast table is so beautiful, I'm sure you'll all have a warm, family time together).

    Hope you have a peaceful Christmas.
    Hugs
    Rose H xx

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  62. KIm what movie did you see? Hey girl I know you are busy but wanted to say thank you so much for being the best blogging buddy there is, really you do so much for all of us out here that love to oogle and ahgle at your pretties..you bring me joy! A VERY Merry Christmas to you and your family..an extra hug for that new little angel..your twinny

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  63. I adore your table setting! Especially the little mittens!!

    Di

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  64. Touches of whimsy are a must for me, and I love what you have done. The sunshine coming through the window certainly adds to the warmth of the table. Happy holidays.

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  65. Kim, I think I have said this before but, I love your home!! It is so cozy and welcoming! You are very talented!!

    I love the post about the presents - and my parents would agree that you are suppose to spoil the grandkids!!! My sister used to say that Santa couldn't compete with Granny and Papa!

    Merry Christmas!

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  66. Those grands are going to love that Santa face! Your table makes me wish I were home with everyone gathered around mine. On the other hand, there will be no clean up after having Christmas dinner in a restaurant:) I'd rather have the mess...one of these days my kiddo won't have to work on Christmas Day!

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  67. I know that your grandchildren were thrilled, and I like that you are teaching them the joy of gracious entertaining. Everything on your table was enhanced by you wonderful breakfast room...absolutely beautifully designed! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

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