Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mikasa's Brava Rooster ~ Oh What a Fun Christmas!


A fun and playful tablescape

Dear Faith ~ dear family

even the pups gathered 'round
{Rachael & Juan rescued a puppy this fall ~ his name is Timber!}

Couldn't resist Brava Rooster!
Ever since I saw them on Anita's blog, "Far Above Rubies"
I've been wishing for them.
I ordered 8 dinner plates and later, 8 soup bowls.
I picked up four Brava cream mugs for smaller gatherings.
Mikasa and Pfaltzgraff had great sales just before Christmas!
Someday, it would be fun to get a few more and a fun Rooster centerpiece!
Thank you for the inspiration!


The little ones have their fun too!

I loved every minute of our Christmas gathering!
Bless you ~ one and all ~
I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas
filled with comfort and JOY
and a
Happy New Year too!

Enjoying Tablescapes Thursday at Susan's "Between Naps on the Porch"
My other dishes are a winter favorite:  Sango's Silent Night.
My sister and I split three sets many years ago.
The sweet little "gift" plates are from Harry and David.  They were great for my little nieces.


Madame Meg said...

Cute table! I love the little stockings as flatware holders, that's adorable! Great idea!
: ) Meg

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like a fun and wonderful family Christmas gathering -- your roosters are a perfect breakfast setting.

Anita said...

Love your roosters Maria!! I know you had a wonderful time with family! Luis tried calling his parents in Puerto Rico Christmas eve only to find out they were in the middle of a 5.8 earthquake there, but he finally reached them Christmas day. We miss them a lot.
Do you celebrate Los Tres Reyes Magos??

Marlis said...

Love your table.. it's charming. Also loved seeing more of your family and the puppies. especially the one snoozing on the couch. Happy New Year to you and yours, may the new year bring lots of blessings!

koralee said...

Oh magical...and what a blessing to have friends and family around you.

Your photos just overflow with JOY and LOVE!

Thank you for being such a sweet friend to me this past have touched my heart and have blessed me more than you will ever know. Sending you and your sweet family Blessings for a wonderful 2011..filled with hope..anticipation...promise and above all FAITH!


Entertaining Women said...

Whimsical dinnerware...precious puppies...beautiful family! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Amanda said...

I love this post... already brings back lovely Christmas memories!! Having a family as close as ours is such a sweet blessing!! Love you

Lori's page said...

Heart warming photos, absolutely delighted to see what lovely Christmas time you had with the family. What a handsome family! Loved you santa hat pic, and it was so sweet to see the table arrangement, absolutely amazing tableware. Well, I am so pleased to have you in my life, your posts encourage me and let me discover life the other side of Atlantic! I am blessed by you and I wanted to thank God for your kindness, for your sharing heart and for you eagerness to share your blessings with us. Bless you Maria, and may you keep this joy in your heart forever. Love, Lori xxx

It's me said...

Look at that !! warm and cosy looks like joy and nice to see.....i am so glad to see.......!!....



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~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning dearest dear, are we enjoying our cup of tea together right now? You start your days with a warm and cozy cup of coffee, I remember, as I do so too.
Your tableware is very happy, gathered beautifully in your cozy home. I really do love your chairs, Maria, as well as the walk through to the room with the cozy couch and that cutest Mr. bear family. It clearly shows that you and your gorgeous family have had a wonderful Christmas.
And now we are getting ready for welcoming 2011. We will be spending the weekend in the Efteling. That's a rather large amusements park here in the Netherlands. We will be staying in a little house, balloons and a big cake will be awaiting us ^_^
Have yourself a happy celebrating too, sweet sweet Maria. I am wishing YOU a most wonderful New Year already, but will most certainly pop by on New Years day (should internet not work, then I will pop by Jan 3)
Your comment on my last post is one I will remember for ever!!
Lots of Love to you, M*A*R*I*A xxxx

Maria said...

Your Christmas celebration looked and seemed wonderful! I love the playfulness of the table. I used to do a Children's Table when my kids and nephews were little, but now they are all grown up. Those things are cyclical, though, and I can't wait for a new generation to start up so I can do it again. May you have a very happy new year!

dcrelief said...

I love the Rooster, though I'm more of an holly and ivy girl, myself. We too, had a grand time.

Thank you so much for reading my blog this year; I enjoyed your comments.

Wishing you & family a Great New Year. :)

Julie Harward said...

Hi Maria, I have loved every minute of Christmas too. Your home looks wonderful. nothing makes me happier than lots of tables set up for family coming for dinner! Have a great New Year :D

Barb said...

Perfect Maria - Family all around you and a big smile on your face. Your table is so lovely - what's for dessert? Happy New Year to you, Chris, and Family!

Donnie said...

Loved all your tablescape and photos. Looks like you all had so much fun. Hope you and yours have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Linda said...

You have such a gift for creating a beautiful, welcoming atmosphere in your home Maria.
I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day. Wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Rosie said...

Oh Maria, your babies are so lovely.
Isn't it wonderful to have them all together? I am sending my daughter and my dear mom home tomorrow morning...sad to have to "call it a day" as we have had so much fun together. My son will stay a bit longer, {so his old mom won't go into withdrawal quite so baddly.}
...and school is just around the corner for you, dear girl...I am sure your students miss you a ton. Savor these last few days my sweet friend, with much rest and relaxation. Have a wonderful New Years my dear, dear friend. Thank you for this special kinship you have shared with me this last year. I am so very blessed each and every time I drop over for a visit...hugs

francis said...

Maria .... I simply cannot go to the new year without blogging you and wish you and your loved ones all the best for a happy new year .
I'll be thinking of you tonight when the champagne is in my glas !
All the best from overhere ...

Dianne said...

Boy, do you ever know how to set a table--that is simply beautiful.

Maria, I want to wish you the happiest of new years. You are such a special friend.

BTW, I have a little surprise on my post today--the 31st--hope you get a chance to stop by and read it.

Love you dearly sweet friend,

Wanda said...

Maria ~ what a lovely gathering, and I love your Christmas Roosters. What a magnificent table display.

Love the pictures of your family.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year dear friend.

Love and Hugs

The Captain's Daughter said...

What a beautiful Christmas, what a stunning table you set! LOVE the rooster dinnerware! Now I'm on a mission to find a set of my very own...