Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Tablescape

What do you suppose Santa does after Christmas?

After his hard work....I think he deserves a vacation....don't you?

Someplace tropical and warm.

Where he can just take off those fur lined boots and stick his toes in the sand.

Just sit and warm his sore muscles and take a good nap.

After all the bright lights and colors of Christmas.....a change to white and tan is soothing.

How about a beach walk searching for shells to take back to the North Pole.

Plain white dishes and napkins and napkin rings.....

....for beachside dining.

Overview of the table.

I hope Santa enjoys his vacation.....

....because all too will be time to plan for his next big night. But in the meantime....shhhhhh....Santa's taking a nap! We'll be joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at "Between Naps on the Porch"

See ya!


  1. I love the chair and Santa hat Martha. Beautiful New Years table!

  2. So cute, Martha! That was inspired, to pair the little beach chair with the Santa hat! I'm with you -- I'm ready for calm and peaceful decor in January.

  3. Such a cute idea!!!! I am filing this one away for future inspiration. Happy New Year!

  4. So incredibly creative, Martha!!! I love it!!! I had to just laugh out loud (or should I say "lol"?) when I saw the little hat hanging off the back of that little Adirondack. What a fun concept!!! The little crabs are a great touch, too! Perfect January table for both Santa AND me! :-)

  5. Love it! Santa has the right idea!

  6. What a cute idea, Martha! The table looks very calm and relaxing, just what Nick needs! Do you think he hit the after Christmas sales? :)

  7. Sweet new year blessings to you!
    Martha, Another great post.

  8. haha, cute idea Martha! I love it! You are so inspirational with your tablescapes! I think you have a real talent for it! xxoo
    PS Happy New Year!

  9. Very cute idea! I'd like to go where Santa went!

  10. I love it, very clever idea. So pretty it's making me long for the warmth and sugar sands of the beach!

  11. What a cute idea!!! We'll be quiet and let Santa rest on the beach smack in the middle of your beautiful tablescape.

    God bless ya and I hope 2012 is great to ya sweetie!!! :o)

  12. Martha, this is such a cute post! LOL! Santa definitely needs his rest after this year! Whew! Hope you're having a great 2012, so far!

  13. This is the most adorable idea for a table! I love the way you used the whites and the shell them on the flatware, and I think the centerpiece is terrific.

    Very creative!

    And Happy New Year!

  14. I love this tablescape. It is so clean looking. I loved it.

  15. So cute with Santa's hat on the beach chair! Refreshing for this time of year!

  16. *giggles
    I love the way how you honour dear Santa. He really deserve for an off days, for a year!

    Very charming...

    Hope you had a great Christmas and had a peaceful NY.


  17. Adorable!! Great table and I'm sure that Santa is more than okay with your plan!!!

    Happy New Year...looking forward to your 2012 tables!!

  18. Ahhhhh, I think your right! Santa does need a rest after all his work. I think he would love to stop by and enjoy your beautiful tablescape. Lovely china. Love the flatware and all your accessories. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope your enjoying the weekend.

    The French Hutch

  19. Hi Martha,

    This table is so cute; it made me grin. ;) The Santa hat on the beach chair and the little crab are just perfect.

    I agree that Santa probably needs a big vacation right about now. The whites and tans really are very soothing and relaxing. I love your napkin rings! You always have such unique accessories for your tablescapes.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Happy 2012 to you!


  20. LOL, what a cute idea. The embossed plates are really pretty. I'm sure Santa enjoyed the Club Med treatment!