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03 December, 2011

Rustic Christmas Centerpiece

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Christmas Centerpiece There’s lots of Christmas decorating going on at my house…finally! I just wanted to stop and show you the centerpiece for the table in the breakfast area…starring my favorite new must-have…my chippy rustic wooden box! I love it!
CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Fall Centerpiece You may remember it when it starred in my fall decor! It was a great find at Joss & Main and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will have some more like it before Christmas! It would make a great gift!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Christmas Centerpiece You may also notice that my faux deer antlers are back…a bargain find at Goodwill for under $3.00! I’ve added red ornaments and a votive to add to the Christmas-y feel.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Rustic Christmas CenterpieceI knew when I saw the box that I could fill it with fun stuff with each season and enjoy it year ‘round! The lead crystal urn is back, still filled with my favorite vintage silverplate  flatware. And it was just begging for a little Christmas tree, too!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Christmas Centerpiece I found the cutest little glass ornaments at Hobby Lobby and these tiny candy canes at Dollar Tree…love them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Christmas Centerpiece The big ornaments came for Dollar Tree, also. I am loving red and white this year!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Christmas Centerpiece And, of course, you can’t have Christmas without a reindeer! This one came from Michaels and has little twig antlers and mistletoe trim!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Christmas Centerpiece You know I can’t have a centerpiece without adding at least one plate! This is one of my favorite holiday patterns…Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Christmas in pink…love it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Christmas Centerpiece And I can’t forget to mention the burlap table square that I made recently! It is proving to be so versatile during the fall and winter seasons! I love the look of a table square on a round table!

BK Baby Kitty is reminding me that I need to get back to work on my Christmas decorations! We have another project in the works involving those old French ticking curtain panels that I am cutting up this year for some inexpensive and fun additions to the decor. Hey…did you see the French ticking and burlap wreath and the French ticking stockings trimmed with vintage hankies that I have already made from my curtains?  Soon people are going to start calling me Scarlett! lol

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas decorations!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Layla at The Lettered Cottage for Christmas Table Decor
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for a Christmas Tree Party
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!


  1. Charming, Debbie! I especially love the green HL ornaments. They remind me of the ones we had when I was a little girl. I've got to get some - nostalgic! Linda

  2. Fab centerpiece! Of course love the J Bros plate, the box & the spooner w/ spoons. A great center for your table!

  3. Hello Debbie ! What a beautiful centerpiece ! I just love it ! Hugs, Marie-Anne

  4. So pretty Debbie! Beautiful red transfer plate. Like Debra, I have box envy too!

  5. Just gorgeous! I especially like the Christmas china...Old Britain Castles is a favorite of mine and somehow I've never seen the Christmas version.

    Baby Kitty poses so pretty!


  6. Hi Debbie,
    Gosh I wish that I had a rustic box like that one! Love it. It looks so pretty with all your red Christmasee.


  7. Very festive, indeed! I'd love to get my hands on a dozen of those plates! Just beautiful!

  8. How beautiful. I love your chippy box! OMG, that transferware plate is to die for!!! You know I love transferware.

    James Bond and I stopped at a tiny flea market this past weekend and there was a lady selling a full set of transferware in my favorite pattern, English Style Luneville. I got 12 plates, 12 small plates and 12 bowls for 15 Euro!!! I tried not to squeal when she told me the price. I have no idea where I'm going to put them. We now have more than 50 dinner plates, 62 small plates and 39 bowls (in various patterns and colors) not to mention all the tea cups and saucers, sugar and creamers and tea pots. It's taking over my house! Squeeeee!

  9. I love it, Debbie! It is so your style. I really like that rustic looking deer...I have a squirrel something like that! What a fabulous box...I will keep an eye out for one!


  10. Debbie, it is fabulous. I love it. Your little reindeer is so cute, and I adore that tiny tree. Beautiful arrangement. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. I love your box - it is so useful as a base for your wonderful table pieces. And, of course, the Johnson Bros. Christmas plate is great - I have the same, except mine have green trees on them. Take care, Sally

  12. Deb this looks so great I love love it, that little reindeer is a adorable! Such a great little vignette!! merry Christmas♥
    xo Kathysue

  13. Oh, I love your amazing chippy white box! It's perfect and goes with everything! I would LOVE to have one just like it!!!


  14. I have a feeling a lot of us are going to be looking for a chippy white box like that now! It looks great - can't wait to see what you do with it for spring!

  15. I LOVE your rustic box...oh, and the Christmas tree plate, I am drooling over!!! You simply put the best decor together that I totally adore.

  16. Debbie this is beautiful. It just simply says Merry Christmas!

  17. I love it! My hubby has an OLD tool box downstairs that I may just have to put into GOOD use. That silly man thinks he should keep TOOLS in it, for cryin out loud:):) XO, Pinky

  18. Wow! I love your Christmas center piece! you have a fabulous blog and I am your newest follower! xo

  19. I have a similar tool caddy that I need to get from the basement and fill with
    Christmas goodies like you've done!

    I just went to a monthly antique sale where they had many sets of antlers hanging on the wall with reindeer names(Dasher,Dancer,Prancer, etc.) mounted under each one. :@

  20. Sweet reindeer! Love his/her wreath around the neck. Are you pulling out your dough bowl for Christmas? Counting on you for ideas! I got one before Thanksgiving and my 89 yr old mom filled it with green apples, green pears and artichokes, with a few acorn and tiny pinecones mixed in. she added three pottery barn birch candles. She's an artist at heart; a full-time CPA til she was 76 by training. Her arrangements are mathmatical and creative at once. An eye for beauty.

  21. I really love how you have decorated the box for Christmas. I have an old box I think I'm going to get out and play with decorating it. hugs, Linda

  22. Love your shabby box filled with traditional treasures. They have those plates at Home Goods, but I didn't buy them.

  23. I adore your rustic chippy box! I didn't know they sold stuff like that. Guess I'd better check them out.

  24. Looks like you've created another beautiful vignette. I love to see what creative projects you're up to. Looking forward to seeing your house decorated for the holidays. ~ Sarah

  25. Hi Debbie,

    Your box is filled with so many beautiful Christmas treasures.

    P.S. Baby Kitty is adorable.

  26. Hi Debbie! This is so cute! I love your sweet little box and you have poked all sorts of pretties in it! ;) I see the kitties approve too! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  27. Your centerpiece is so pretty Debbie! I love the crate anyway, but it is espcially nice the way you decorated it for Christmas. Love the little deer and candy canes. I have that plate too. It's very pretty.

  28. LOVE your chippy box. So darn versatile. When I first saw the photo, I thought OMG Deb has found a mini Christmas goat and I was so excited for you. I think if you pull off the antlers he might possibly pass as a goat. LOL

    Love your display. Its perfect for a breakfast room table. Thinking of you, Barb

  29. Debbie! Your table is so, so pretty! I {heart} it so much! You did a fabulous job! Merry Christmas! Angie xo

  30. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your table you did a Beautiful job putting this together for Christmas. I have your button on my blog so I can see if you have a new post.
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane

  31. Oh, I just love how you fill that box. It's a little box but you fill it with so much Christmas, it's just overflowing with spirit!

    - The Tablescaper

  32. Great centerpiece...looks so kitties too

  33. That looks wonderful Debbie! I am so in the mood for a more rustic Christmas this year....with a touch of glitz of course!
    This is perfect!

  34. Love your red and white rustic theme for this year. Your box is going to be perfect for a centerpiece for each season. That was a great find.

  35. What a beautiful vintage centerpiece you created! I love the spoons in the glass and your festive ornaments. The box is perfect, as is the burlap table square.

  36. I love the rustic centerpiece, looks lovely with such pretty Christmas treasures!
    Have a great week!

  37. Okay are on a roll! Your ability to bring together different elements so beautifully just amazes me. I have a little tree...I also have a wooden box, though not as chippy as yours. I even have a doe that would work, in lieu of the reindeer (which looks like an alpaca to me) & Lord knows, I've got enough crystal & silver to use, too, but I never would have thought to put them all together, like you did. Just D-A-R-L-I-N-G!!!


  38. Hi Debbie, I love that Baby Kitty is always there, just too sweet. Your centerpiece is wonderful, I love the chippy box with the shine of the ornaments.. love the antlers... hugs ~lynne~

  39. Beautiful tabletop, thanks for the inspiration.

  40. Love your display and you sure have a cute little helper. : ) I have a box I'm getting ready to paint- I can't pass them up! I have a giveaway with an apron you'd like- check it out if you have a moment!

  41. Good Morning my dear friend..girl you always come up with the best things for your home..Love this idea..Sorry I have been so out of touch girl..but this triple by pass has really kicked my ole butt big time ha ha!! Love ya my is your sweet triple grandsons doing?? I bet your just loving all those pieces..I know I really enjpy my little Landen when he comes around..May you have a GREAT day Ms. Debbie..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  42. All right, Miss Scarlett -- show us your dress when it is finished. You always inspire me, and I love the chippy box. I went in search of scrap lumber to see if I had enough to make one. I think I might.

  43. I just love it creative what you've done. You have a knack and you are making me want to head to Michaels for the deer and the vintage style ornaments. Love it!!

  44. Hi Debbie, I love your centerpiece, it's really beautiful!

  45. A Gorgeous vignette. Love the little box and the antler in front. Just Lovely. Popping by from Met Monday

  46. Debbie, I love your storage box and the way that you filled it. Absolutely am coveting that plate, too! I think your new stockings came out great- adding the cuff was the clincher. :-) Scarlet was never as talented- she probably had her mammy make her dress~ LOL

  47. I need a box, no kidding. I love it. I do the same thing on my kitchen table without the box. Sometimes I use a tray but the box looks fabulous. I may do a copycat using my tray. I've never used a Christmas and I really like that. Of course I love the background plates on the hutch. BEAUTIFUL!

    The French Hutch

  48. These boxes are so versatile, Debbie! I love yours! I just found one recently, in red, at an antique market and right away thought "Christmas". I could see doing it up differently each year, too. Love that little reindeer. I don't know why I don't see these little cuties when I'm there.

    Visiting from Met Monday! : )

  49. Love it all. Very cute. I myself am a plate junkie. I bought some burlap myself and am trying to figure out what to do with it. You have inspired me!

  50. I love it! Your box is so versatile! I have box envy! It's perfect!

  51. Soo cute! i love it! You did a gret job! Thanks for sharing Joann

  52. Love that box Debbie!! You can use it in so many it! It is perfectly accessorized for Christmas!

    Merry Christmas from my "staff" to yours :)

    Lou Cinda

  53. Just love your chippy wood box, love the reindeer, the tree and the ornaments ... and the burlap square. I made a burlap (short) runner early fall and have used it right through Christmas now, it just lends itself so well to Fall and Christmas, doesn't it? I found your link at Met Monday and glad I did - thanks for sharing your beauty.


  54. I love your centerpiece. You did a great job of pulling all of the elements together...of course, starting with that chippy wood box. You're right. It would make a great gift.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  55. I love the white box and its chippy paint! I also like that it's easy to scoo pup when you need to clear the table really quickly! Your cat is so pretty as well, beautiful markings. andrea@townandprairie

  56. Your box was a versatile buy, indeed. It offers so many possibilities. I love what you've done with it for Christmas. I'm especially in love with that gorgeous transferware plate!

  57. Hi Debbie...

    I love your chippy old wooden box, Debbie! What a great find! You certainly have decorated it so beautifully for your Christmas table top centerpiece! Love the red and white ornaments and that sweet little reindeer! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us, my friend!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes,

  58. It looks great! I love that box!! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  59. This turned out so cute. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  60. Love that you used the fine china, crystal and silver with the rustic items. Looks great in that old chippy box. Christmas Blessings.
    Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures.

  61. Of course I adore your shabby box and love what you have done with your table centerpiece.

    I'd love it if you could link this project up with my Simply Christmas Inspiration party at

  62. Love that distressed box ♥ Looks lovely with all those red goodies in it:)

  63. Debbie, I'm loving your great rustic box! I've been thinking of a centerpiece in a box a lot lately. Yours has convinced me...yeah, I need one! Your kitchen is so welcoming. Helen


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie