Friday, December 16, 2011

The Holiday Table

The elves are busy helping me to
get my Christmas act together
here at the Polohouse this week.

So I decided to post on 
the dining room and living room
all set for the holidays.

I have a huge confession to make...
these photos were taken last year
at this time. My house was featured on
a holiday tour of homes 
and the table was all set for the day
for guests to get in 
the spirit of the holidays.

Bambi stopped by to check out the tree.

Thanks for coming by
and visiting today.

Once the elves and I get
 caught up around here,
I will snap some pics 
and share how things look this week. 
(Working full time has gotten me terribly behind!)
Not to worry.... it will get done,
and if it doesn't... then oh well!
Maybe next year.

Keeping it real...
keep on remembering what
Christmas is really all about
and that's what matters, right?

LOVE this saying. Taken from Joy at SavvyCityFarmer


I want to thank my dear friends,
Jenn and Marcia, who took all
these photos last year . 
You guys are the best!


AntiqueChase said...

DUDE ~ where did you get your tree last year? the White House?? It's HUGE

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh it is looking soooooooooo good. I love your decor. Everything is beautiful. The plaid is such a great touch. Hugs, marty

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm sure this year will be just as beautiful as last year Alison. Love the plaid.

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Alison - Your home is beautiful! Yes, I love the plaid on the table too, and that rose centerpiece is gorgeous! Goes perfect. When you get done with that silverware, pass it my way, okay? You can even send it over dirty.
Connie LOU

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love the way you used the plaid on the table. I can't imagine having a house on a home tour-at least it would force you to get everything done very early! I've been catching up with some of your posts. I love your vintage bottle tree collection displayed over your stove. Merry Christmas, Alison!

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful! Looks like last year was wonderful, I hate it when working gets in the way of decorating and fun time! Laura

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You know I love the tartan. How gorgeous. That is a very tall tree. My oh my. Love the plaid ribbon in it, too.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Tartan Plaid! I love it! Your table is gorgeous and so fitting with your home!


Babs said...

Great table. Beautiful tartan and I love he chargers and lace edged napkins. All that with wonderful silver...a wonderful combination.
Can't wait to see this year's decorations.

Anonymous said...

Well, your table is beautiful no matter when it was! Your home is always so stunning! I love the plaid you've used.
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The enchanted home said...

Love this! Last year or this year, its BEAUTIFUL! Love your Burberry ribbon and how Bambi stopped by. Beautiful table setting and what a magnificent majestic tree!!
PS I am part of the stable crew :)

Amy Chalmers said...

Wow what a great tablescape! So romantic and rich looking! I love the arial view of the tree~quite grand. It is stunning. Do you do a tall tree every year?

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Gorgeous!! That tree is amazing, and I love your tablescape. Hope you and the elves are having fun preparing for Christmas :)

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Your table has lots of similarities to the Ralph Lauren NYC store's tree that I saw THIS year and posted about. They must have gotten their idea from you. How cool is that!!!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

That table setting, and the tree are both just beautiful!

Linda said...

The tartan really sets off the table with the cranberry glass.
I also have a tartan tablecloth that I use at christmas. I use my small cranberry glass as tealight holders. How do you take pictures of a lit tree. Mine don't turn out.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your home is beautiful Alison. Have a wonderful Christmas! Blessings, Pamela

Kelly said...

Beautiful tree! It's absolutely HUGE. How in the world did you decorate it? Looks like you have some pretty decorations on there too. Love that saying at the end.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hey friend, I know you are working hard but I hope you have time to relax some and enjoy your beautiful home. The photos from last year are stunning and I'm sure your home will be just as stunning this year. We had a 12 foot tree a few years ago and it was beautiful but not so easy to decorate. Yours was beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family.-----Shannon

Richard Cottrell said...

What a amazing tree. WOW! I loved the fresh roses. You done good. Thanks friend, for the pictures. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Richard Cottrell said...

What a amazing tree. WOW! I loved the fresh roses. You done good. Thanks friend, for the pictures. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the plaid! What a beautiful table setting and that tree is amazing. That bay window looks like the perfect spot for a tree! Enjoy this week before Christmas!
Cheers - Shelley

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful table and your tree too!

Debi said...

Just beautiful

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your dining table was gorgeous..and those roses!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Everything is gorgeous! I love the red plaid, just perfect for the polo house. Enjoy the holidays!
Hugs and happiness,

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This year...last doesn't matter. Your house is always beautiful. Full time jobs and blogging don't really mix do they? Sometimes I think I'm nuts to try to do both. Anyway, Happy Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy every minute.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Alison, I'm happy to see your decorations from last year. Your home is breathtaking. Love the tree and all the plaid on the table. Love the Burberry on the tree.
I'm still behind too so don't feel so bad. I love the Christmas imagine about the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Blessings to you and yours.

The French Hutch

Gillian Layne said...

Is there anything better than plaid? I don't think so. :) Lovely!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I'm surprised your kids have let you get away without a tree this long! Yes, the roses in the trophy cup are gorgeous! I jut wish you could have just gotten a tree that didn't look so enemic. Bless your heart!

Mary Anne said...

love your dining room table! last year or not, I didn't know you last year so it is all new to me. can't wait to see what the elves have been helping you with.
as for that plaid tablecloth . . . love it!!!
mary anne ox

for the love of a house said...

Last year, this year... it's all beautiful! I love the red and your using the plaid on the table. Your tree was/is;) gorgeous! Your home was meant for Christmas I do believe... just perfect!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

p.s. thank you so much for leaving your "calling card" and for your very dear words. I greatly appreciate what you said, thank you.

Becca Bertotti said...

Gorgeous !! Your tree is incredible (please tell me it's prelit ... lol). Your tablescape is so festive and regal ... I would love to enjoy a fabulous meal sitting there. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday season!

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Allison! I LOVE your table from last year. The plaid is so pretty, and I love how you tied it in throughout. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Your home is just beautiful!!!

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