Who doesn’t love good ole’ Charlie Brown?
I watch his antics every chance I get and I am always hoping Lucy sets and holds the football for him and she doesn’t snatch it away at the last minute.
The eternal optimist is who I am.
Before I get into my Christmas tablescape, I must tell you of my progress in healing and getting back to normal.
I have started cooking (with the Captain’s help) and have done a small amount of cleaning. By that I mean, I do a little here and a little there….before I grow tired and need to plant myself in a chair. LOL But the point is, God is bringing me along nicely. i have started a gratitude journal and it has really helped me to appreciate every day of my life, and I am especially grateful for each and every one of you my dear sweet friends.
Thank you for being you.
Now let’s talk about Charlie Brown.
Even though I didn’t care much about watching TV last Christmas, I heard the networks decided against showing the TV shows of the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Charles Schultz has always had wonderful messages for kids and adults in these television shows.
The good news is Charlie Brown is back on network TV this year.
And I just had to set a tablescape for Charlie and his friends.
The centerpiece is animated with Charlie Brown and Snoopy standing by Snoopy’s dog house, (note Woodstock perched on the roof)…and they are dancing as several Christmas songs play and the lights blink.
I placed the centerpiece on a white fluffy Christmas tree skirt.
I know not an ideal “snow bank”, but it was handy and it worked.
The plate stack features Charlie and his friends, Snoopy, Lucy and Linus.
I used red flatware and red napkins with a green crochet trim.
And I had to set up a hot cocoa bar for the kids to sip after a cold day playing in the snow.
There are marshmallows, peppermint, chocolate chips and cocoa mix….All in the canisters I ordered on line from Dillards.
Remember I told you that my office had become a dumping ground during my illness?
Well, I have been SLOWLY getting it back to normal too.
It still has a long way to go, but I am seeing items I haven’t seen in a long, long time and it is like being with old friends. LOL
Hello Santa shakers!
Hello Snowmen shakers!
i think only a blogger can understand this attachment to inanimate objects.
Hello slightly warped wooden three tier stand!
Okay, I am a bit goofy, but I don’t care. LOL
I shouldn’t admit this, but the candy canes are definitely for looks only. I don’t know how “old” they are. 🙁
My office was a treasure trove of red and white items.
I found the red and white candy cane candles, and the Santa salt and pepper shakers, etc… and placed them on the three tier stand.
At each place setting, I placed the “Joy” snow globes (from my messy, soon to be neat and tidy office) and then I decided that drinking glasses would be too formal for Charlie Brrown and the gang…so they each received red plastic cups.
I love the 2 Santa and 2 Nutcracker mugs.
I also ordered them a few weeks ago and I was so excited to get them.
It was like opening presents on Christmas day.
Imagine my surprise when Dillards accidentally sent me the exact same order a few days later!
Of course I called them and returned the order.
Although….later I kinda wished I would have sent payment and kept them as four of each mug would have been nice to have.
Oh well, this will give me an opportunity to collect different facial Santa and Nutcracker mugs.
I want to thank Chloe from celebrate and decorate for putting this hop together, She is one amazing lady and a good friend of mine.
Be sure to visit the other tablescapes listed below.
Hugs and Blessings
Celebrate and Decorate
Home is Where the Boat Is
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Me and My Captain
The Zucchini Sisters
Calypso in the Country
My Hubbard Home
Mantel and Table
Living With Thanksgiving
The Little Yellow Corner Store
Life and Linda
White Arrows Home
The Sweet Sensations