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Holiday Blog Series: Winter Wonderland Tablescape

It always happens around the holidays.  I start to decorate and I immediately feel nostalgic. This Winter Wonderland Tablescape is inspired by my Mom because she makes every holiday amazing.  I’m pretty sure I learned how to set the table before I could spell the word Christmas. I can remember my Mom standing at the stove making dinner and my little hands folding cloth napkins. I would go on and on about my day which probably consisted of making mud pies in the sand box, searching for the perfect shade of pink in the crayon box and stringing macaroni onto yarn.


 “It’s all about the details,” she would say,


 “the details are what make it special.”


 And every meal I share with her whether it be a simple brunch on the patio,


 a sack lunch on the beach,


or a grand meal at Christmas which I know takes hours upon hours of heart and soul


 she makes every detail special.


Thank you so much for helping to make this week such an extraordinary week. It’s been tons of fun to collaborate with these ladies on recipes, crafts and decorating ideas for the holidays. I’ve been excited to wake up each morning, just like you and see the magic that’s been created.   Be sure to check out the tablescapes of Vicki and Jennifer at 2 Bees in a Pod, Bobbi at Bluwaterlife, Lisa at Concord Cottage and Angie at The Altered Past.

Many blessings for a spirited weekend,


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  1. What a beautiful table!! And such a sweet story of you and your mom…aren’t we all just becoming our mothers?! In the best way 🙂

    1. So true Angie! She’s a great lady so I don’t mind at all!

  2. CoCo what a beautiful tablescape! I was transported to your Winter Wonderland with all of your beautiful white decor and subtle touches of silver and gray. I love your soup tureen and the bling of the table napkin. Great job!

    1. Thank you Vicki! That ironstone soup tureen is one of my most treasured pieces. It’s normally kept in the china cabinet but I decided to leave it out all season long.

  3. Donna~Faded Velvet says:

    CoCo~ I loved this! I especially loved your childhood memories of working by your mom! The tablescape is so wintery and elegant. I have similar memories of folding napkins as a very young girl.. We really do learn by watching our mothers. Sigh.
    This year my daughter sent me a picture of her Thanksgiving dining table…..it was MUCH better than anything i had ever done!!
    CoCo, if you and I would have been childhood friends we would have made AWESOME mud pies!

    1. Ha ha Donna we would have been great friends! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments. I really appreciate them!

  4. Everything on this table is lovely ~ including the table underneath! Beautifully done Coco. I <3 this neutral theme so much 🙂 You've done your mom proud again! Bwg ~~~

    1. I really appreciate it Bobbi! That tabletop was a labor of love and was a brand new technique for me when I decided to refinish it. I’ve had lots of practice now 🙂

  5. Coco, I love your beautiful table and I was feeling so happy hearing about your mom and what she has imparted to you about not only tables but everything you do in life. So beautiful and what a wonderful message. Those rhinestone napkin rings are too die for too. Love it!!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa my mom would say thank you too! Those napkin rings were a Christmas gift a few years ago and I use them all the time! They really dress the table up.

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