The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Getting ready for our Christmas Party!

Welcome to The Smith Hotel........

Mrs. Smith is getting ready for our Christmas Party! It's for our Sunday School Class that Mr. Smith teaches at Redding First Church of the Nazarene. A rare picture of Mrs. Smith(usually I am behind the camera) modeling her new Christmas Apron. Bought at a thrift store for-you guessed it $1!!! Loved the colors-different from the traditional red and green. Who wouldn't love hot pink and turquoise for Christmas? The table is all set up for appetizers and desserts. We are doing buffet style and everyone is bringing something.

Bought the jello molds and set them all around the house with tea lights to create a festive mood.

Mrs. Smith's office (in the kitchen) with a nice view of Mt. Shasta off to her left (through the door, through the powerlines).

Even the top of the desk got a little glittered up.

Even though we are doing a Shabby Parisian White Christmas-the kid's area of the kitchen had to have color. Santa's mug for milk and plate for cookies is ready for Christmas Eve.

Drama Queen made this Santa at school. Looks cute with the jar full of snow and candy canes.

Drama Queen even wrote a little note for Santa and left it on his plate.

Mrs. Smith's kitchen cabinet which she has had since she was 9 years old (had it in her bedroom filled with dolls and porcelain animals). Now it's crammed with transferware, milk glass, pitchers, and cake plates.

Love Trader Joe's-got the pine and holly bouquet there for $4.99-placed it in a large pickle jar and tied some burlap for a bow. Mr. Smith's famous fudge and peanut butter fudge. Yummy!!!

Easy tablecloth, a huge piece of white material bought at Walmart and burlap folded in half and used as a runner. Thought the jello molds turned out to be cute little candle holders.

Beverage center-hot cocoa, tea, coffee, water......nothing fancy.

Christmas is just around the corner! Hope you and your loved ones have a blessed holiday season!


  1. Very cute apron. Good buy, of course.
    Tell Drama Queen that Sophie made the same Santa Claus in her class. Sophie said Shelby's is much better than hers. ; )
    Have fun at your party!!!

  2. fun times...thanks for having us...

  3. Love your Parisian decor! Cute house and cute blog! jb


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