Monday, December 27, 2010

What Santa Brought

I believe my family has taken note of my interest in tablescaping, as I received some lovely gifts to support my habit!  In my previous post, I featured the sparkly placemats and wonderful napkin ring/flower holders from my daughter.  Here's another look at the napkin rings:
My son, husband, and mother gave me tablescaping books -- a total of five new sources of inspiration!



I look forward to spending time enjoying the wonderful photos and reading the tips from the experts!  I am linking to Marty's Anything Goes Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, so be sure to check out the other links there! 

27 comments:

  1. What great gifts!! I love those napkin holders too! I have the Southern Lady book and love it. Although, there are a couple "bloopers" in there with table knives, there are some incredible tables. Merry Christmas!!

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  2. Oooh those books look like hours of enjoyment!

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  3. Oh how wonderful. Hours and hours of drooling to be done! Can't wait to see the inspired scapes of 2011.

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  4. Wow! I'd love to take a peek at your books! Lots of fun in those pages! Happy New Year!

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  5. What a lovely tablescape, I really like the silver and white plates. And the books are nice, too. They will look good on your coffee table.

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  6. Beautiful napkins rings.
    What a great assortment of inspiration books. Lots of cozy winter reading there.

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  7. These look like beautiful books, Tricia! How great that they all picked up on your interest. I expect we'll be seeing some of the inspiration you've been provided with in coming weeks! : )

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  8. Oh, your table looks beautiful and how thoughtful of your family to add to your new obsession! :)
    Love those wonderful books - I have four of them.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Oh how delightful to browse those books with a cup of tea on a cold dark winter's night! Looks like your family knows you well indeed.

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  10. Your placemats are so pretty and the flower napking rings are fabulous. I've never seen anything like them. Wonderful. Wow, I love all of your books, what a treat they will be. I can't wait to see your future tablescapes. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  11. OMGosh, your family was sure good to YOU. I love the place mats and rings..so pretty.
    And, those books! my gosh, those are going to be such fun to read and copy.
    I'm knowing we are going to see some awesome tables from you all thru the new year. Speaking of...HAPPIEST NEW YEAR.
    xo bj

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  12. Mmmm, I would love to browse through those books. Lovely presents, Tricia! Happy New Year!...Christine

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  13. What wonderful gifts for a tablescaper! I know you are going to enjoy these books. I have most of these, but the Pinto is new to me. I'm going to over to Amazon to check this out.
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

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  14. Wow what great books to enjoy! Happy New Year!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  15. Good Morning Missy?

    What a wonderful gifts... that's a lot of inspiration, huh?

    Interesting reading.

    Happy New Year (soon). Hope you & your family awaits the bountiful & peaceful NY.

    Hugs,
    /chie

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  16. Your family knows you well. What well thought out gifts. I have all of Mary Carol Garrity's books and they are wonderful and I also have Gracious Tables and enjoy it as well. I have looked at William Yeoward's book several times but used restraint. I think I may have to make a stop at Books a Million today since your post has inspired me. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Carolyn/ A Southerners Notebook

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  17. Tricia, what wonderful gifts you received, and isn't it nice to know that family members are aware of your interests and give you gifts that you will love. OOOO, all of those wonderful books - with such inspiration, you are going to be outdoing all of us with your tablescapes. Love the sparkly mats and those wonderful napkin rings. I'll go back to see them in your previous post. laurie

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  18. Hi Tricia...

    Oooh...you made out like a bandit on Christmas gifts, my friend! Hehe! Love your beautiful glass napkin rings...how very sweet of your daughter! By the way, your shimmery silver tablescape is simply gorgeous! Your china is so beautiful! Love the ruffly silver placemats as well! Well my dear, you certainly are set up with tablescaping books! I'm really looking forward to seeing a few of thos tips and ideas in your upcoming tables...such inspiration!

    Thank you so much for coming by for a visit! I sooo enjoyed your sweet note and the suggestion about adding a little red into my table centerpiece for February...that's a great idea! Thanks, Tricia!

    Sending you and your family blessings for a wonderful New Year!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  19. Great, thoughtful gifts for a tablescaper! I'm your latest Friend/Follower & looking forward to all your posts! Hope you will stop by for a visit. Best wishes for a very happy new year!

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  20. I have the Southern Lady and the Nell Hill books! I never get tired of looking at them! Such pretty pictures. :)

    Enjoy...
    Happy New Year!

    ~Liz

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  21. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

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  22. Tricia, I'd say you scored with your Christmas gifts and kudos to your family for being so aware of your interest. Can't wait to see how all this new material influences you.

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  23. Tricia, What wonderful books! You will really enjoy them. Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

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  24. Wow! I'm so impressed that even your son and husband took notice! You did great with Christmas presents I'm sure you will enjoy. Please let us know your deep down favorite book. I have the blue covered one...setting your table with style. Love the placemats and rings too.
    Happiness in the new year!
    Donna

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  25. What awesome gifts. Isn't if fun to get what you really want. I can't wait to see what gems of inspiration you glean from these neat resources. Sorry I am late getting here. Seems I have been late on everything lately.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  26. Oh, you are a lucky, lucky girl! Those books look wonderful!

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  27. What a wonderful family you have. I have the same tablescaping books as you lol. William Yeoward is my hero (if only he was my brother!!). Southern lady's book I adore and Kim Whitman's too. I will have to look out for the other two. Love those napkin rings and sparkly placemats too. Kathy.

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