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Friday, December 7, 2012

Visions of Sugarplums Tablescape

Mr. Decor will celebrate his birthday on December the 9th. From early on in our marriage I always tried to create a special table in his honor that also blended in with the Christmas decor.

 Mr. Decor loves sweets and he is of course my sweetheart so this year I set out to create a table that captured those wonderful qualities.


Since I had a $20 budget I set out to one of the discount dollar stores for inspiration. I found it in the candy, ribbon and ornament aisles.

I tied a candy themed ornament onto the back of each chair with a bit of tulle I had on hand. I just love a big frothy bow!

Then I addressed the light fixture that hangs over the table. Thin red ribbon was strung through glittered candy ornaments and tied to the chandelier arms. Additional tulle was also draped to create an erethral effect.

I layered the table itself with a vintage white tablecloth with scalloped edges. The lovely red chargers were also found at the $1 store. They were topped with vintage linen napkins I had found at the thrift store and dyed a festive green. The finishing touch was an antique red transferware plate.


Beautiful ribbon candy was also a great seasonal find and I decided that it would look great captured under glass and tied with a sweet ribbon.


I also used the ribbon candy as place card holders.


Old fashioned Christmas candy was placed in various glass containers and grouped together  for a yummy centerpiece.


I love all the soft pinks, greens and yellows!

Of course every dinner party needs a sweet treat for the guests. I found the free peppermint printables on Pinterest from B. Nute Productions. 

Be merry and bright!


Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jen said...

So pretty! I love the candy land theme, fits wonderfully for the holiday season, especially for a birthday! Happy Birthday to Mr. Decor!

TRay said...


This looks GREAT!! I love the ribbon candy as place holders!! Awesome!!

Your Royal PEAculiar

Kelley Highway said...

*SWEET* indeed!

Myna Kay said...

I love the candy ornaments hanging from the chandelier. The ribbon candy brings back memories from childhood. I entire setting is beautiful. Good job!


The Boston Lady said...

Laura, this turned out very well. It just goes to show how you can achieve a beautiful table, without spending a fortune. Ann

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love those ornaments, Laura! You've set a fun table. Gosh, I haven't had ribbon candy in years!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This looks absolutely beautiful Laura!!!! I bet he loved it!!

Designs By Pinky said...

I bet Mr. Decor just loved this table, and I do too! Love the use of the ribbon candy as placecard holders! The "candy under glass" is wonderful. GREAT inspiration, thanks!!! XO, pinky

Karen Albert said...

So fun Laura! I am sure Mr D was thrilled... I adore the ribbon candy. Great design challenge on a budget!

What are the red chargers made of?

Art by Karena

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Very cute theme with the all of the candy. I love the ornaments! And, I'm a fan of Dollar General too!

April Dunlap said...

I had no clue DG has ribbon candy! My oldest child was asking to try some just this week. Your table is soo sweet! Beautiful and resourceful --as usual!

Privet and Holly said...

Laura, you did the
Dollar General proud!
Very creative and
inspiring, and I'm
sure your sweetie
appreciated the love
that went into "his"
table, as well!

Happy Saturday,
xo Suzanne

martinealison said...

Je m'inviterais bien à cette jolie table pour y déguster ces douceurs !... Une ambiance festive qui me ravit.

Gros bisous.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a festively beautiful table, Laura! I am sure Mr. Decor will be quite pleased! You pulled all of the elements together beautifully!

Jenny's Heart said...

What a sweet idea! I have not yet decorated my table and I love this decoration!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

This is so fun and colorful. I just love your header with the mother and baby. So sweet and peaceful.

PinkGranny said...

What a lovely table! You had me with the dishes! My favorite transfer ware color is pink/red! Talented you are and thanks for sharing.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Perfect table for your sweetie and all for $20!

Maria Elena said...

Laura, what a gorgeous table! So pretty and fun. Love the candy jars! Thank you for your visit today. For some reason, your comments are showing up non reply and I couldn't email you back, so I just wanted to stop by and tell you I appreciate your visit and you taking the time to leave me a comment. Have a great week, Laura!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Absolutely delightful!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Fun tablescape! Happy Birthday Mr. Decor!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just gorgeous Laura!
I am beyond thrilled and thankful to you for the post above this one too.
You are the best Laura and you look as cute as can be in your Minnie Costume.
I am so glad I have gotten to know all of you great gals in person too!
Big Hugs,
Happy Birthday to your hubby!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is adoorable, and you are, too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Laura,
I love your tablescape and especially the red china! Love the candy jars too. Happy Birthday to your sweetie! Thanks for sharing your fabulous table with us.

Christmas blessings,

mississippi artist said...

How cute! Children would love a party with this candy theme too. My hubby was onca DM for Dollar General. I love to shop there.

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! Oh, honey, you blew this outta the ball park! The table is so pretty and to think your pretties came from the Dollar Store. I love the dollar Store. Happy birthday wishes to your hubby!
Wish I could come and sit at that gorgeous table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

openid said...

Ribbon candy as place card holders -- B*R*I*L*L*I*A*N*T!
Happy Belated Birthday to your Mr!
Your Friend,

K Coake said...

So cute! I love how you used the candy to hold the placecards!

Jessica White said...

Precious! You did a beautiful job with your dollar store finds! Thanks for sharing.
Jessica @ A Humble Creation

Marlis said...

So cute with all the dollar general items.. Love the candy theme.. xo marlis

Suzy said...

What an adorable table! So festive! I've always been fascinated by ribbon candy, but never buy any. I WILL remedy that! Love your idea of using it for placecard holders. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Your table is so pretty!! I love the ribbon candy in the cloche, and using it for placeholders! My daughter loves that, and remembers it from her grandmas. I am going to do that this year. She will love it!! Where did you gert the cute placecards?