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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Crushing on White Reindeer




exhibits exquisite style

in all that she does.



French Country Cottage ~ Photo Used With Permission


When I spotted this idea on Courtney's blog,

I immediately drove to the nearest

Lowe's to buy these ornaments.

I wanted to copy this idea

for an upcoming dinner party.  





Sadly the store only had 

three white reindeer in stock.

They did however have plenty

in this evergreen shade.





Not the table setting I originally had in mind,

but the evergreen version offered 

a delightful compliment to 

a casual table set for a girlfriend's lunch.





Traditional red and green 

with a touch of tartan

instead of the winter white 

of Courtney's beautiful tablescape.





An antique dough bowl filled with

Christmas greens, pinecones, berries,

tartan balls, and a wooden heart

 served as centerpiece.





Quilted mats, woven textiles, pewter, and tartan

gave the table a cozy warmth for  

our cool December days.





Suitable for a tasty lunch of corned beef

and cabbage with a tri-color salad,

all prepared by my personal "chef".




Cherry pie tartlets

for a sweet finish.

Tiny Pies Bakery ~ Austin, TX





The "chef" has been baking bread

for the holidays ~ a loaf for each guest to take home

along with their reindeer ornament.





Spending time with special friends

is the gift of the season for me.




French Country Cottage ~ Photo Used With Permission


Click here to read all the details on 

Courtney's original post @ French Country Cottage.

I'm still crushing on Courtney's version, so stay tuned.

I called around and found some sets of

the white reindeer at another store.

63 comments:

  1. I think the green compliments the shade in your tartan plates very well. Lunch looks delish! Yum!

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  2. The green deer go so lovely with your plaid plates. xoxo

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  3. I love those deer, they are so beautiful. I would run to Lowe's too if only John is not retiring and we have to downsize cause we will have to move back to FLorida. Your version and the inspiration are both gorgeous....Christine

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  4. I like the plaid! The dough bowl centerpiece is gorgeous, love it! The food looks delicious!

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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  5. Dearest Sarah,
    First off, if you change your Comment Settings to 'Embedded' you have solved this problem!
    What a lovely idea those white reindeer.
    You always know how to set an elegant table, whatever season of the year.
    Very lovely and the soup & salad serving with dessert à la Chef du Maison is perfect.
    Wishing you a blessed Advent.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  6. Sarah, I think this turned out really great! Love the more casual look and I bet you do a whole new table when you get those white ornaments! Nice to have a 'chef' I must say!!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. Those reindeer are fabulous, Sarah...may see if I can find them next time I am in the city. Love your festive table, especially the tartan plates.
    I wondered why my comment area had those annoying numbers...I had mine turned off. Hope this isn't something we are going to have to live with...I know there are many spammers out there.
    Have a great week.

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  8. Sarah,
    The green reindeer look adorable with their mufflers. What a wonderful idea to give them as gifts for your guests. I'll be watching for what you do with the white ones. Happy Holidays.

    Judith

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  9. Sarah,
    The green reindeer look adorable with their mufflers. What a wonderful idea to give them as gifts for your guests. I'll be watching for what you do with the white ones. Happy Holidays.

    Judith

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  10. I am having the same problem I thought it was just my computer and trying my darndest to figure how to turn it off when did this start?Susie

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  12. Your colorful version of Courtney's table is perfect for the holidays!! I really like that you took inspiration and made it your own! Beautifully done!!

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  13. I haven't seen Courtney's version, but I love yours and you have given me a few ideas.

    Happy Christmas

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  14. Sarah...I'm having the same word verification issue, as are so many other blogs I visit...hopefully it will resolve itself soon.

    Your table is lovely and I think your little "deers" are sweet. Could you possibly spray paint them? Does Lowe's have a website? Perhaps after the holidays for next year. I am loving the deer decorations, too but I have never been a fan of the antlers or deer heads on the wall. Just me.

    Your luncheon menu is a great idea for this time of year...I think we only have corned beef and veggies in March near and on St. Paddy's Day, (I'm in a super Irish area). I love how you have it all in a broth. Kudos to the Chef and to you for creating a gorgeous table!!!!

    Hope your holiday season is happy and joyful!

    Jane xx

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  15. I'm crushing on those white reindeer too. By golly, they are gorgeous! But I am loving the tartan plaid and the green does go beautifully with the plaid plates (are those PB?). Hmmmm - Now you have me thinking. It is a long ride over to Lowe's but I think I have to pay them a visit to see if I can find the green deer. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  16. What a stunning table setting, I know the food must have been delicious too.

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  17. Sarah, your table looks so inviting and think the green stags head goes very well indeed.
    I would love to get hold of one of those dough bowls. A new little antique hunting project is now on the agenda for the new year.
    Food looks just delicious too.

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  18. Hi Sarah, I went to two different Lowe's after I saw Courtney's table and couldn't find the white deer either. Love your green ones paired with the warm plaid, cozy linens and wonderful dough bowl centerpiece! Lucky you to have a chef/hubby. Mine mans the grill and cooks on occasion but I would be delirious if he baked bread :) ♥

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  19. I love the tartan plaid plates! Such a warm and invite table setting for your circle of friends.

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  20. Mmmm, all the food look delish, Sarah. I love anything tartar plaids. As lovely as white is, I always feel like the food is going to get all over it anyway. It is lovely for a photo shoot.

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  21. Beautiful table! Now I need to run to Lowe's!!
    p.s. my word verification is on as well....can't figure out why.

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  22. Deer and tartan. How could you go wrong? I love it. Wish I could attend.

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  23. You are right, Courtney is amazing! I love her inspiration and your take on it too! The white are fun, but the green are wonderful. Who knew that Lowe's would have something like that. It makes for such a fun element of surprise on the table! Well done!!

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  24. Sarah I love your version. The green with the traditional plaid and your entire centerpiece with your dough bowl filled with all the greenery is a perfect compliment for your table. What a special friend that gets an invitation to your lovely luncheon!

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  25. What a great centerpiece -- love the old dough bowl. Your table is perfect for the holidays.

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  26. What a cute idea. Courtney always has the best ideas, doesn't she? And your take off on it is all your own and just as lovely. xo Diana

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  27. I love your pretty table, so warm and inviting! I would be thrilled to be invited and have that delish food you just shared. I love, love the white reindeers. Terrific centerpiece for your copycat challenge sweet friend. Great job!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  28. Sarah, what a cute idea for your guests! And the chef is a keeper :-) Merry Christmas dear Sarah.

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  29. Hi Sarah. Those reindeer are too cute! I wonder if there are any left at our Lowes? The table looks so festive, especially love the wooden heart. I know you had a lovely lunch, there's nothing like old friends. That's the one thing I miss about Canada. Hugs, Rhondi

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  30. Those reindeer are indeed cute - the white ones would give a very different look, but I really like the green ones with your tartan plates and the wonderful bread bowl centerpiece. Great table, warm and welcoming.

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  31. There will be a run on those reindeer at Lowes! :) White or green , they are lovely! If I find any, I am in! Your table is lovely, nice and homey an comfortable! Love your wooden bowl, I had to use a crate, lol. Thought of you when I hung the gingerbread ornie you sent me on the Kitchen tree. Sweet!
    Thanks for taking the challenge, and I hope you find your white reindeer! I have some brown ones wandering around in the yard, I'd be happy if they went to TX!

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  32. So very cute. Did you do a search on line. I noticed they have some at different stores around here. Your table looks lovely, so pretty and festive. Happy Holidays...xo

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  33. Aww so very pretty,Sarah! I think I, loving the green reindeer and how you used them with your beautiful plaid. I also love your centerpiece and the wonderful wooden heart. Your personal "chef" is a keeper and how thoughtful of him to bake bread as take home treats.

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  34. Wow! There is so much I love about your tablescape! I heard that they had the stag heads at Lowes but I've not seen the green ones - adorable! Also, I love, love the plaid! This is my first time participating and it was so much fun! P.S. I used plaid this year also - love yours!
    Great job!
    Shelia
    House of Highlands

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  35. Your table is so lovely Sarah!! I love the green reindeer as well -and their scarves are just perfect!! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out and looking forward to seeing more when you get your white reindeer as well!

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  36. Everything about your table is so homey which makes me want to be right there enjoying conversation and a cup of hot chocolate. I can see the reindeer having a number of purposes on or off a table.

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  37. A beautiful table, dear heart.
    You can spray paint deer if you find some you like.

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  38. Sarah, I think your table is just beautiful & very festive...more like a traditional Christmas holiday! I am craving a bite of those Cherry pie tartlets, though. Would go great with my morning cuppa tea right now.
    Give a round of applause to your Chef for those lovely looking baked gifts. You two are a great team, as I'm sure YOU did the packaging on them. LOL

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  39. YUM! I'll have a few of those cherry tartlets :) Your holiday table looks especially beautiful, festive and warm, Sarah. Warm greetings from DC, Loi

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  40. Wonderful idea! Merry Christmas to you!

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  41. Your tablescape is so pretty with the tartan and the cute green reindeer. I actually like the green ones, but the white are nice, too. Somehow, I missed them at Lowe's.I saw a large one but no small ones. Hmmm, I think I'll stop by there on Monday to see if they have any left. Gosh,, your "chef" elf has really been busy. Lucky guests to have such nice treats.

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  42. Love your spin on the inspiration piece. I'm sure FCC appreciates your kind words and feature. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  43. Your table looks beautiful! I love the green reindeer. They look so festive.

    Kathy

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  44. Thanks for linking up to the Creating Christmas party.

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  45. Sarah,
    I loved your evergreen reindeer, dear friend!!!
    The centerpiece is stunning!
    Love the tartan plaid ornaments!!!
    I'll be watching for a "white" reindeer post, soon!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  46. Living where I do where mule deer bucks are often sitting in my yard, I've also grown fond of deer paraphernalia, Sarah. I'm sure I would have bought these if I saw them in a store near me. I will look at your inspiration post. Merry Christmas!

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  47. Your table setting is so warm and welcoming. You always create perfect events, and I know they make your guests feel very special.

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  48. What a pretty holiday tablescape...love the white and green deer.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  49. Sarah, I loved those white reindeer too, just gorgeous. Courtney always finds such pretty things for her tables. Sorry you didn’t find all you needed but I think the evergreen is lovely too. Gorgeous tablescape and the centerpiece is simply beautiful. I know the dinner party was a hit with such a delicious meal. The corned beef and cabbage looks delicious, as I’m sure it was. I’m sure your guest felt blessed to be at your table!
    Hugs...........

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  50. Love the reindeer. The table is beautifully done. Looks festive Sarah. Hope you had a great time with your guest.Love sujatha:)

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  51. Good evening Sarah! I too love those reindeer and had a plan to use antlers in my décor this year. WOW are they ever expensive for the real thing! But nature has come into my home with fresh greens and now I just need to get my table set. Your display is always so cheerful and thoughtful sweet friend! Thank you for coming to visit. May you be richly blessed in a special way this year! Anita

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  52. Cherry pie tarlets!!! Yes and yes!!!

    I wanted to thank you for your kindness and friendship. My wish is that your holiday season is filled with peace, love and joy.

    May you and yours be blessed with health and happiness in the new year.

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  53. Sarah, I want to be one of your friends who gets to come have a beautiful luncheon, prepared by your excellent chef. I know everyone had a wonderful time sitting at this beautiful table. And oh my, the take home gifts were so special. Great idea you got from Courtney. laurie

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  54. Hi Sarah,
    that looks relly wonderful. I love the Tartan plates and all the decoration. Thanks for sharing and have a good time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  55. I saw Courtney's post too! Your tablescape is amazing! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  56. Tartan and antlers - who could resist! Hope you found yours!
    xo

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  57. Doggone you, woman...you did it again! This is terrific!!! Doesn't matter that it's not a mirror image of Courtney's table. You did an EXCELLENT interpretation using what you had, and that counts for an awful lot in the creativity department!!!

    I like the way the fringe on your napkins makes the napkins look like a winter scarf! That's pretty cool! I also like the little "necktie" you gave your reindeer!

    Bread, huh? Look at you guys being all Martha Stewart up in there!!! :-) :-) :-) I'm impressed!

    Have a very, very happy Christmas, my dear! Great job on the copycat!

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  58. The deer were so cute! I love how she used them. Thank you for joining HSH! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  59. LOVE your table! And I like the green ornaments because they match your plaid plates so well!!! :D

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  60. OH my goodness those ornaments are adorable! Glad you where able to find them in white too! Your table is warm and so beautiful. Love the menu for a cold winter's day! I just love the tartan and the centerpiece too! Merry Christmas Sarah!
    Miss Bloomers

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  61. Aren't they such fun little guys Sarah - I'm loving mine so much in white and brown. I agree your green ones are really perfect with your table settings……now I'm tempted to go reindeer hunting yet again!!

    How can I get my own chef/baker? I think I've waited far too long to train him sadly!

    Thank you for always stopping by and leaving delightful comments throughout the year - you are a special lady Sarah.
    Have a fabulous holiday season dear friend.
    Happy Christmas, and best wishes for a healthy and wonderful new year.
    Love, Mary

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  62. The green actually made the green in your plaid plates pop! It really is a gorgeous table and yes, Courtney does everything fabulously! Thanks for sharing with Creating Christmas.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  63. Sarah, what a delightful post. I adore your reindeer--and the green is perfect. Your beribboned homemade bread looks enticing!

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