Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Did you get a chance to have a cup of Nog? Maybe a latte or a cup of tea.
Well grab another, it's time for
~My Blue Christmas Part II~
If you missed Part I
click here
As mentioned before we are traveling...not decorating.
I dug through pictures that I had taken before I started blogging. These are from 2009, I think!
The color scheme is still Blue, White and Silver.

Dining Room Table

As you can tell I use many things over and over
 but in different rooms and displays.
Polly Penguin was found on the top shelf
 of a thrift shop. Five dollars and 
she went home with me.
Dollar Tree stemware, snowflake coaster and silver pine cones.
The china is Royal Doulton, Royal Gold. The flatware is
Wallace sterling, Golden Aegean Weave.
The Napkin is gold but shows copper in the pic.
A closeup of Polly and one of her babies 
who started life as an ornament.
Polly says this her good side!
Her ice rink is a beveled door mirror
from a big box store. I use it often 
as a table runner.

Polly's ice rink is dotted with mercury glass trees and various ice themed items. Hey, we have to cool off here anyway we can!
The mercury glass was collected over many years, 
always on sale and always cheap!!
Each year the Waterford ornaments hang 
from this chandelier by sheer iridescent ribbon.
 They are far too heavy for the tree. 
A couple of brighter shots around the dining room.
The gold embellished wine glass is from Portugal.

Before we finish up with the blue
I will share my blue mantel circa 2009.
 Same reindeer, same candle cylinders but a little different
 Added mercury ornaments for a teardrop effect.
I usually just start with a greenery base and let the design
go where it may. I keep tweaking until Bob says ""NUFF".
These fellows are beautiful and well behaved.
They don't decimate my flowers!
However, their real life friends have voracious appetites!
I will share another look for the mantel soon!

If you would like to see
My Blue Christmas Part I
click here

I'll be back later with the "golden" tree, kitchen decor 
and best of all the "NATIVITIES"

Before you go let's take a minute to remember.

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Have a positive impact on just one person.
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Ron said...

I LOVE the chandlier. It is magnificent. Ginger, I hope you stop by Uptown Acorn soon. xo

Alycia Nichols said...

GINGER!!!! You're BACK!!!!!!!!! Hooray! I've missed you!!! This shows that you have been a leader in good taste for years, not just because you blog. Very pretty! I love the mantel!!! It's gorgeous! That's MY kind of mantel decor!!! And you paid just $5 for Polly?!??!?!! Talk about a bargain! Wow!!! That's great! What I love most about this tablescape is that fact that it is so lush. There is something to keep the eye busy at every turn. I love tables like that. I love that you extended the look up to the chandelier with your gorgeous collection of Waterford ornaments. That's a great idea. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I'm headed over to see Part 1.

Marlis said...

Ginger, so glad you are sharing.. Will there be any decorating? Love the idea of the door mirror rink.. I'm having a duh moment. Your table is so pretty. That Penguin would have jumped in my basket too. Love your MG trees... this is just lovely.. xo marlis

Donna Wilkes said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the look back across the years with the way you decorate. I cannot decide if Polly or the reindeer are my favorites.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Your mantle is gorgeous! and your table is beautiful! I also love your idea of hanging the crystal ornaments from your tree...I have many of those same ornaments but didn't pull them out this year. I only hung my Swarovski and don't like to mix you have my mind swirling and they jst might come out!

Debbie said...

It's been so long since I took time to really visit around the way I want to, and THIS is what I find when I too. This whole thing is simply GORGEOUS. I love the sparkle and all the elegant details with the blue and white.

It's like a wonderland.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Ginger,
So glad to see you! I always love seeing your gorgeous décor, blue and white being a big favorite of mine. The chandy is gorgeous, but the mantle is just a dream!
Big hugs and happy holidays,

Denise said...

Boy! You've been a busy woman. I dare say, Polly looks like one determined penguin. She is definitely in charge of the table.

Love the crystals hanging from the chandelier.

Merry Christmas

Pat M said...

Ohhhh, the 'em! Very beautiful, as always. You have a knack and I am so happy you share with us! I love looking at your decorating!
Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

Scribbler said...

So glad to see you back! Glad you are traveling -- and I really enjoyed seeing these photos. I love the reindeer and all the lush greenery. Looks very posh!

Gina said...

Gorgeous tablescape & mantel! I love all the sparkle.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...all icy and sparkles!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The mantel, the table, the chandelier...all so unbelievably gorgeous!!...Your home for Christmas is just enchanting!!!...

xinex said...

Beautiful decor, Ginger. Nice to see you! Enjoy your trip and time with the family...Christine

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Wow! Everything is absolutely gorgeous! Love the mantle!
Have a lovely holiday with your family.

Suzy said...

Every dining room should sparkle at Christmas just like this one. I love it Ginger! And the mantle? Well, it's just fabulous! xo's

Infuse With Liz said...

Beautifully done! Your penguins are cute and I really like those mercury glass trees. The blue stemware is very striking- love it!
Your 2009 Mantel was beautiful- the teardrop affect was awesome! Your Waterford ornament adorned chandelier looks beautiful!

LV said...

No matter the year, your decorations are still pretty. I had not seen them before. Have a blessed and safe travel.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
Lovely Christmas ornaments you have. Not only lovely, but above all they are valuable keepsakes and show your good taste!
Hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

Hey What? I can't hear you,Elvis is singing oh so very loudly,I'LL HAVE A BLUE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU,BLUE! BLUE! BLUE CHRISTMAS, WITHOUT YOU...oh ok,couldn't resist that...I love traveling back into your Christmas Happy your back,don't overdo,just cause we love you so much,take it easy..ain't that the joy of blogging,blog when we want and rest when we want,that is one of the best things about NO SPONSORS, we do just how we want to,love blogging with you my sweet friend.

AshTreeCottage said...

A silvery delight!

Susan and Bentley

Debra said...

Beautiful! And I love polly!

Claudia said...

Everything is so beautiful, gleaming and shiny! Polly Penguin is my favorite! She sets a wonderful tone - what a deal you got the day you discovered her in that thrift shop!

Thanks so much for joining in this week. It's so nice to meet you!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I remember how stunning your home was that year! Thanks for sharing with us again! hugs, Linda

Tess Maxey said...

You really could do this for a living!! That mantel is just stunning!!

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