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  1. What fun ideas, Lora! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  2. I, for one, had never seen OLD Christmas tree stands. What a great thing to collect; I think the Depression glass dishes on them were perfect! What a lovely tablescape!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      There are so many fun ones out there, Kathy! Seriously, just search google images for them; you’ll want to start a collection, too!

  3. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    This is so lovely, Lora! The tree stands and candles are so festive…and I’ve always loved your evergreen placemats! Merry Christmas!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda:) Yes, those placemats are my go-to’s for winter table setting; love them!

  4. Rebecca Payne says:

    So creative and cute. I love how you used the vintage tree stands.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Rebecca!

  5. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love your tree stands, it seems they made everything prettier in the old days. Your dishes are so pretty and I love the colors you used, it made for a pretty table setting and conversation. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with all your family gathered round that pretty table.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! Now to figure out what will be on the plates;)

  6. Debra Oliver says:

    Love the mix of transferware with the green depression glass. What a fun tablescape this is. I love those old tree stands, so many great ideas!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I loved finding a new way of enjoying them, Debra! Thanks:) And guess what? I pulled out my mom’s old cookie cutters, and there was a gingerbread man with a holster and gun! Same one you have!

  7. I love your tablescape Lora! I love old Christmas tree stands used like this. I have one… looking for more!! I check the thrift store every time I go this time of year hoping for an old one!

    Tania

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Good luck, Tania! I usually find them when I least expect it!

  8. Just beautiful Lora, I am smitten with the sweet little green stand on the window sill, it’s lovely! Your whole table is amazing, very festive and cheerful! I adore the different chargers in the same colours, I think I may have to borrow that idea! 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      When you don’t have enough, Laurie, you have to get creative;) Yes, when I found that little tree stand, right at the end of a recent vintage shopping trip, I almost squealed! Definitely spent more than the other junk finds, but I guess it all balances out:) Thanks, friend!

  9. I love your idea to use vintage Christmas tree stands as a table centerpiece. You styled them beautifully and the look is so unique. I also love your idea to use vintage cookie cutters with a tag, greenery, and a tag on each place setting. I had to show your piano picture to my mom because your piano is exactly like Mama’s. Mama’s piano belonged to “Cousin Maggie” who grew up in Mama’s 1912 house. We have all of Maggie’s sheet music and both Mama and I have a lot of it framed and hanging on the walls in our homes. Mama had this piano growing up to play and then I used it growing up. It’s now back in its original home in the 1912 house the Cousin Maggie’s father built for his family.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      What a family treasure, Paula! We got ours from a church. The pastor’s wife who worked with my mom said they no longer needed it in the place it was, and had heard I wanted one for my littles to take lessons. It keeps the tune so well. I love when my daughter is home and it actually gets played. I’ve been tempted to get rid of it because it takes up so much space, but it’s details are so beautiful and I love to hear her play:)