Do You Do Quirky At Christmas?

Happy weekend to allI know some of you will be getting together with family for an early Christmas.  Enjoy!   Don’t mind that I’m just now decking the halls

After my unexpectedly extended Thanksgiving trip, I’ve found some time to play this week … just a little.  Oh, it’s nice to be home!

Some of you long-time readers may remember seeing this handpainted tablecloth in a post a couple of Christmases ago. I picked it up in a thrift store in Brazil. You can read about it HERE if you wish.

The tablecloth was my inspiration this week as I put up a little tabletop tree … and played in the dishes.  I’ll show you the entire tablescape soon, but right now, here’s a peek.

I’ve never used a turquoise, hot pink, and gold color scheme before.  It’s kinda quirky. I kinda like itthis year … since everything’s a little out of sync at our house anyway.

Have you ever done what you consider to be a “quirky” color scheme?  What colors did you combine?  Did you like it … or not?  Do tell!

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  1. I like your combinations. It looks very nice.

  2. Answer: After finishing my five-year cross stitched Thanksgiving doily, I decided to use the lovely… hmmm… how to describe it… soft, grey-turquoise-seafoam-blue-green? I need to look up again what DMC calls the floss colors I used in it. ANYWAY, next Thanksgiving I want to use those colors in the doily project for an atypical fall color scheme.

    How was that for a yes or no? HA!

    I canNOT wait to see your lovelies! It’s about time you used your beautiful Brazil finds!


  3. I kind of look at my tablescape this week as ‘quirky colors’….red, black, & white….colors that I usually associate with the living and bedrooms in a young batchelor’s apartment…LOL. I liked the colors a lot, though. It’s always good to mosey out of the box every once in a while, I think. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  4. The tablecloth from Brazil is gorgeous and your decor colors work together in their quirky fashion.

  5. What a gorgeous tablecloth — and the colors inspired a stunning Christmas table! I hope you will show us more detail in future posts! You know I always love the history of the dishes involved!

  6. Susan- I love that tablecloth and if its quirky- I love quirky if it looks like this! Wonderful job- xo Diana

  7. Susan .. I can’t wait for you to share the finished look! It all looks so pretty already. We do a soft pink, lavender/mauve, touch of silver blue theme (Nutcracker. Hugs and blessings xo C. (HHL)

  8. What a pretty tablecloth..every year I like to change my colors a little. This year I used all my vintage pieces so things are a bit eclectic around here.
    HPS…xo Tami

  9. Well, a little bit of quirky is just delightful! I tend to be a little quirky myself so perhaps the whole holiday is quirky!

  10. You’re teasing us! I am anxious to see the tablescape in its entirety because what I see here is BEE-YOO-ti-full!!!!!! I love different colors at Christmastime. I tend to do at least one quirky room each year…or at least a quirky item in a room. I did a pink, purple & white table earlier this year that was lots of fun. I still love traditional colors, but it’s fun to step outside the “norm” every so often and experiment with something wild! Very pretty, Susan! Looking forward to the big enchilada!

  11. Well, yours looks like it’s going to be pretty based on the teaser so I would say your quirky is work-y!

    As for me, I was stuck with some colors here that I tried to decorate around for years rather than just gut up to it and take down some wallpaper. Let’s just say that terra cotta does NOT make for a good Christmas base.

  12. Quirky. I like that word. If this is quirky, it certain is looking good on you.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Susan.