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Simple Holiday Brunch

Amidst all the Christmas morning activity
and the oodles of wrapping paper covering the floor

I like to set a simple Holiday table where you can sit down
 and enjoy a few moments of conversation
 while the kids load their Ipods or play their new wii games

For this table~ I started with a vibrant Christmas bouquet of 
deep pink tulips, pales roses and pink alstroemeria in a simple white pitcher.
The colors set the tone a bit for a more traditional red and white table
with a touch of green and a little bit of bling.

I love adding a few candles for ambiance~ even for a daytime table setting.
These candlesticks from Mikasa from their Countryside collection 
are gorgeous and perfect for the occasion.
 I  absolutely love the white and silver combination and that they mix in perfectly 
with other pieces and colors as well.

The cake pedestal and water pitcher are also Mikasa from the same Countryside collection

Love the scalloped silver edging on the platter 

Vintage partridge plates from the thrift store 

mismatched flea find silver,  Mikasa Countryside stemware

 and a centerpiece with silver beads and vintage red ornaments.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 
We spent the day with family ~ just relaxing and enjoying the quiet pace together. 
It was so nice to have some time to just visit after all the craziness.
It's back to work this week
I have a couple projects coming up and I am getting ready to start working on a room 
makeover this week- which I am super excited about.
 I am also starting work on making a few resolutions
 for my personal life and for my blog for the coming year.
I cannot believe it is already almost the New Year!

 See you this afternoon for Feathered Nest Friday!!

Sharing at

You can find out more about these and other pieces of Mikasa
on their facebook page
 I was provided with pieces of Mikasa Countryside 
but the designs and opinions of the pieces are my own


  1. Courtney it is all so lovley. I especially love your last photo - that could be framed and hung on a wall!

  2. Stunning as always!! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Beautifully done! Simple and yet elegant .... wishing you a fabulous week..xo C. (HHL)

  4. Des photos pleines d'élégance... Une table très accueillante... Je suis certaine que vous avez dû partager d'agréables moments.

    Gros bisous et tous mes voeux pour 2013.

  5. Beautiful just doesn't come close. I hope you and your family had a delightful Christmas.

    Happy Holidays

  6. Beauty and blessings abound.
    Happy New Year!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  7. It's very pretty Courtney...ove those thrift store plates.


  8. Just so elegant and refined, Courtney. Your home is always amazing! May I say my copy of Romantic Country featuring your gorgeous home is one of my favorites. Congratulations!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.

  9. Courtney- What a beautiful setting for Christmas. It all looks wonderful-and is the best part of the year to share with family, isn't it? Blessings- xo Diana

  10. So elegant yet simple. I LOVE it! Traci

  11. I have the Mikasa Countryside stemware and really love it. Your table is lovely, with just the right amount of casual!

  12. So elegant and festive.
    Love it!

  13. I love your table display with splashes of pink and a little glitter, a very elegant table.
    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead with amazing projects! Sharon

  14. Stunning! Love the red and silver, well, love everything!

  15. I love the addition of the pearls ~ very pretty!

  16. Courtney, your table is mesmerizing. The pink and silver and all of your elegant touches are so inviting. Your photography is beautiful as well.

  17. My favorite post of yours! So romantic and Christmasy . Hope you have a fabulous New Year!!


  18. This setting is stunning, Courtney as you always do. Thanks for sharing at Wow and Happy New Year.

  19. So this just popped up on my Pinterest feed. Even though it was intended to be a holiday tablescape it looks great for Spring!