Joyeux Noël ~ Merry Christmas

Today is a fresh new day.. and my kitchen is filled with
the fragrance of
Gingerbread Waffles
{ a girl’s got to keep up her strength }

I promise you’ll love them as much as we do!

Gingerbread Waffles 2

While my kids clean the house, After I clean my house, I can get down to decorating our table for Christmas Dinner..

I saw the prettiest little napkin rings at West Elm and they inspired me to invent my own.

Crafts for me have to be simple, fast, and flexible..
and, of course, pretty.

This one is all of these.

Here it are step-by-step instructions, but you really just have to
tie colorful ribbon around a napkin ring and glue or pin something to embellish.

Tiffany Napkin Ring CollageMichael’s had a pack of tiny vintage broaches that were just perfect for the job.

Tiffany Napkin Ring 2They remind me of the Tiffany Blue Boxes ♥

Tiffany Napkin Ring 3All done…

Tiffany Napkin Rings 6
I received this gift from a dear friend, oh, about three years ago…

So, every Christmas, I fill the three pots with fresh soil, replant 3 paper white bulbs in each pot,and cover over with fresh moss..

Paper Whites 1Paper Whites 2

Wishing you, your family and friends,

a joyous Holiday Season filled

with love!

 

  • hotlyspiced - December 22, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    Your table setting is stunning. I love the Tiffany’s inspired look – such a pretty shade of blue. I’d love to be a guest at your table Barb – it looks like it’s going to be an incredible event. Merry Christmas to you and all your family xxReplyCancel

  • boomiebol - December 22, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    I just love your posts…so full of sophistication and in the most accessible way too. Merry Christmas to you and yours…ReplyCancel

  • Mad Dog - December 22, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Fantastic waffles! Merry Christmas Smidge :-)ReplyCancel

  • cecilia - December 22, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    what stunning napkin rings, I love that idea, sparkles are perfect for this time of year, i hope you and yours have a wonderful day, Many thanks for a fantastic year of blog pages Barb.. cReplyCancel

  • Clanmother - December 22, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    You are truly an artist! Merry Christmas, my dear friend…I am so glad that I found your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Healthy Flavor - December 22, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    What a beautiful Tiffany blue color!! I just love that color! I just posted a Ginger pancake recipe tht I’ve been wanting to try as waffles…these look scrumptious!!ReplyCancel

  • Just Add Attitude - December 22, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    What a pretty table setting. Thank you for your holiday season wishes and the same wishes to you from across an ocean. xoxoReplyCancel

  • viveka - December 22, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    Thank you so much .. I really like you table setting – so fresh … white and iceberg green/blue … plus the silver details – Stunning. Wish you a plentiful Christmas …ReplyCancel

  • viveka - December 22, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    Forgotten to say that the gingerbread waffles really tickle me. *smileReplyCancel

  • sallybr - December 22, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Everything is simply too beautiful for words! Elegant, warm, just perfection!

    and the waffles sound delicious too! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • imagesbytdashfield - December 22, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    Stunning! Gingerbread waffles???? Oh my yes, please! Feliz Navidad xxxxReplyCancel

  • trixfred30 - December 22, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    This has bought to mind our family gathering on Christmas Day – not that it will look anything like this, just the fact that we will be in a state of total chaos.ReplyCancel

  • The Squishy Monster - December 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    You are fabulous and I love the idea of incorporating that lovely shade of blue for Christmas time…I will have to sneak it in! Giggled at the bit about you maintaining your strength with waffles…so true! =)ReplyCancel

  • Conor Bofin - December 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    Lovely post. Lovely looking table. I won’t get to ours until about 3.00 on Christmas Day!
    Happy Christmas,
    ConorReplyCancel

  • petit4chocolatier - December 22, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful colours. I love the napkin rings. And the gingerbread waffles are divine!
    Merry Christmas!
    Kindly,
    JudyReplyCancel

  • Bluejellybeans - December 22, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    Thank you Barbara! Merry Christmas to you too. Your table looks stunning :)ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - December 22, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Beautiful decorations and yummm to those waffles!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - December 22, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    Hope your Christmas is as lovely as your table and your waffles!ReplyCancel

  • Sibella at bakingwithsibella.com - December 22, 2012 - 7:57 pm

    Dear Barb, I am running out of compliments… I just so love your posts, your photos and the whole feel of your blog. Every time I visit I feel inspired to do something great. Thank you for that and just keep writing! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Chan - December 22, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    Such a simple and stunning idea! Merry Christmas to you Smidge!ReplyCancel

  • Eha - December 22, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    Those must be some of the most softly innovative napkin rings I have ever seen . . . love using them! Barbara dearHeart: thank you for the past, and wishing you the best for the present and for both of us for the future when we have to remember to write down 2013 :) !!ReplyCancel

  • musingmar - December 22, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    Your table is so elegant, and the decorated napkins rings add such a lovely touch. Thank you for your blog – such a delightful place to linger… Wishing you a happy Christmas, and all you hope for in the new year!ReplyCancel

  • Danny @ 1227 Foster - December 22, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Tiffany inspired and oh so beautiful! I love how you took inspiration from something at the store and created your own version. The happiest of Christmases to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • ChgoJohn - December 22, 2012 - 9:54 pm

    Your table settings are beautiful, Barb, made even more so by your napkin rings. Nicely done!
    Wishing you and yours the very Best of Holidays, Barb!ReplyCancel

  • Tessa - December 22, 2012 - 10:22 pm

    Lovely waffles and table settings! Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Tandy - December 22, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    What a clever use of hoseclamps. Merry Christmas to you and your family :)ReplyCancel

  • rsmacaalay - December 23, 2012 - 1:08 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • glutenfreezen - December 23, 2012 - 3:11 am

    Beautiful! Merry Christmas! :)ReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - December 23, 2012 - 3:29 am

    Oh wow your table is just magical! Love the beautiful napkin rings.ReplyCancel

  • Eva Taylor - December 23, 2012 - 6:00 am

    Such a gorgeous table! I love the Tiffany colour scheme. The waffles look wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - December 23, 2012 - 6:14 am

    oh barbara, everything looks so exquisite! totally put me in a winter mood. happy holidays!ReplyCancel

  • writerwannabe763 - December 23, 2012 - 3:35 pm

    So beautiful and soooo creative….I’m sure your children will be too…Merry Christmas to you and your family..DianeReplyCancel

  • Karen - December 23, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    An absolutely lovely table…Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - December 23, 2012 - 6:54 pm

    Waffles? Did someone say gingerbread waffles?!? Oh my :)

    The table is gorgeous, Barb. Absolutely perfect. Merry, merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Profiteroles & Ponytails - December 23, 2012 - 7:40 pm

    You add a touch of loveliness to every aspect of Christmas Smidge! Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with warm memories with the people you hold dear. ReplyCancel

  • Korena in the Kitchen - December 23, 2012 - 9:08 pm

    What a beautiful holiday table Barb! Have a wonderful Christmas :)ReplyCancel

  • Terri at Time To Be Inspired - December 24, 2012 - 12:37 am

    Really lovely. Merry Christmas to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • beginning of hope - December 24, 2012 - 4:26 am

    The most beautiful blog i have seen yet.
    just wonderful.
    Merry Christmas to youReplyCancel

  • yummychunklet - December 24, 2012 - 9:44 am

    What cute heart-shaped waffles!ReplyCancel

  • Promenade Claire - December 24, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Wishing you a beautiful and joyous Christmas Barbara !ReplyCancel

  • Hetterbell - December 24, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. xxxReplyCancel

  • Victoria - December 24, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    What a lovely table and a delicious recipe! A setting for a perfect Christmas morning! Wishing you many Christmas blessings!ReplyCancel

  • evilnymphstuff - December 25, 2012 - 11:48 am

    Yum! I bet they’re delicious and the table is so well dressed! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb - December 26, 2012 - 6:39 am

    So pretty, Barbara I imagine your house as a Castle now with gorgeous noble decorations!
    I didn’t really understand what the young plant is. I mean what is it, it pleases my eyes. =)

    I wish you a belated Merry Christmas to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • gastrogardener - December 26, 2012 - 7:11 am

    The white on white is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna - December 27, 2012 - 9:58 am

    What a pretty bird and table settings ! Hope you have had a good Christmas :)ReplyCancel

    • Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen - December 29, 2012 - 10:56 pm

      We did have a busy, but lovely Christmas. I hope you did as well? I can’t wait to visit your blog and catch up on your holiday activities! xxReplyCancel

  • Kristy - December 27, 2012 - 10:12 pm

    Love the plants with the little white birdie. Just so precious. Have a wonderful New Year Smidge!ReplyCancel

  • Chica Andaluza - December 28, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Love that Tiffany Blue – do hope your Christmas was filled with love, laughter and joy!ReplyCancel

  • The Hook - December 30, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    A visit here is akin to wrapping oneself in a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night.
    And that’s all I have to say about that…ReplyCancel

  • spree - January 3, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Smidge, you set an Exquisite table! Anyone sitting down with you and yours would feel (would Know) that they are in for kind and royal treatment. Your table says You all over it!! Love and Joy to you mi bon ami!! xxooReplyCancel

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