Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Wonderful Christmas Luncheon - Scotty Style!

Our local garden club hosted the annual Christmas luncheon a few weeks ago. There were over 31 tables - each painstakingly decorated in different themes. My friend, Dodie (also the breeder of our beloved Duhgall) invited me to sit at her table. She and another sweet Scottie owner, Waive, decorated the table with their Scotty collections.
Our place settings...old Bakelite utensils, and carved acorn napkin rings. You can click on any photo to enlarge it for details. Dodie even made chocolate molded Scotty Pops and larger chocolate Scotty Dogs for us to take home.
Oh......aren't they too pretty to eat on?
As you can see, this table setting won the hearts of many. Lots of "oooohs and awwwwsss" were to be said at this precious table. See all of the large Scotty Dogs looking at the antique feather tree? They are all antique Hubley pieces, all made of heavy metal and each adorned (by Waive) in either a tartan coat, hat, scarf - and one even has his own set of bagpipes - oh am I jealous! But, can he play?
Just too cute!!! Around the base of the tree are Dodie's collections of itty-bitty Scotty Dogs...most made of metal. Around the Hubley pieces are black licorice Scotty Dogs. You can find those at Trader Joes. Yummy!
The antique tree is Waives and she has it all decked out with old dog tags that she found in Scotland and Ireland, little dog ornaments and tartan fancys here and there. Waive is of Scottish decent, as is her husband. In fact, her hubby has an uncle by the name of Duhgall. No kidding. Well, afterall, Dughall is Scottish and translates to "Dark Stranger" - that of which my little bugger is not. He loves everyone!
The backs of our chairs were draped in various tartans.
Ok - here is the wee lad that is sporting a set of bagpipes 'round his little neck. Shhh...I think I hear 'em playin'!
...ok, have you had enough of him? I uploaded this pic twice.

The pipes are Waive's. They are old an need I say I didn't even ask if I could give them a pumping up! Too afraid that the leather might split. But, shhhh...if you listen, you can hear the pipes playing with my Braveheart song. Ahhhh, such sweeeeeet music. It really touches my soul and sparks a deep sentiment within. Has to be my Scottish roots!
...Jingle Bell Scotty...

Can you hear them? They are singin' "Oh Christmas Tree...Oh Christmas dare I not hike my leg on thee...." ha!

Under Cover Steiff Scotty Dogs. They have been hired by our local drug sniffing unit....
Ok, so I wasn't suppose to share this covert operation with the world. Bite me! Kidding!
Final glimpse of our tree before the festivities ended. It was a fun time and everyone always has a great time.

Thank you everyone for visiting my little blog. It is always a treat to hear from you! As I mentioned in two posts ago, Deena was to undergo breast cancer surgery. If you click HERE you can catch up with what is going on with her and to read her beautiful blog. She is home now, thank GOD, and her surgery went well. To those who have taken a moment to visit her, I thank you, and I know that she appreciates everyone's comments and best wishes. It is just so sad to hear of those who have to deal with such severe health issues, and at such a busy time of year. Deena, we wish you the best!!

Blessings to everyone....



Alison Gibbs said...

What a great post. The table looks wonderful.

Natasha Burns said...

oh wow Becky, what fabulous fun you had! I'm smiling from ear to ear looking at all those scotties and all the tartan!

Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Hello Becky
I am in awe! The decorations on the Scotty table are fabulous and so imaginative!
I think your sense of fun and style are second to none in the U.S.. !
I am now going on a Scotty crusade to see what I can find!
Love from an English gal.

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing all the scottie fun. The table looked great and it looks like a good time was had by all.

Heidi said...

How adorable the table looked with all those Scotty doggies and all that tartan! It must have been a really fun luncheon to attend. The antique feather tree is amazing! It is so good to be able to take time now to catch up with you once again. I posted a photo especially for you on my CTS blog which also goes along with the Scotty dog theme.

Hugs ~

Jessi Nagy said...

that is the cutest thing ive sen all season. you must have been in heaven.

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Becky, what fun that must of been. The table was set up so cute ! Scotties are such fun things to decorate with. I bet Mary Engelbreit would have loved to sit at your table. Don't you think?


SweetAnnee said...

That is just so darn fun!!! and the Steiff under glass drug sniffers..well, they are suppose to be
UNDER blew it!!
Wish I could have been there!! I wuv doggies of ALL kinds..
fondly, Deena

Janet said...

That was so much fun, what a creative flair your friend exhibited in that table setting. Such detail, even, did you say....Scottie poops to take home??? Gotta love someone who is that much fun. Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky!! Sweetie where to begin? This is Scottie heaven :) Just the sweetest thing ever. Now that is someting we would have loved to be at with you! Sometimes we go to a Westie Highland gathering but it's NOTHING like his!! Hugs, Jenn and Jacqui xo

Anonymous said...

Becky, I always enjoy checking out your blog. I love the pictures, the music and the interesting reading. I don't have a Scottie dog, but boy you make me what to collect Scottie items! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Debbie

Kristen said...

Oh what a wonderful sight! The decorations are beautiful and ohhhh to hear the bagpipes! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

What a great post Becky! So many gorgeous photos of Scotty's - I can see why you love them so much! It looks like a wonderful luncheon.
Also, so happy to hear Deena is home and doing well :-}

Anonymous said...

Hey Becky..what a hoot that table was..she has an amazing collection. That tree is so beautiful! Yeah, where was Mary E.? Happy to hear good news regarding Deena!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

How cute! The Scotty table is fabulous and so fun!


Back Through Time said...

All those Scotties are darling!! It looks like it was a wonderful party!
So glad you took pictures for us:-)
Merry Christmas

The Old Painted Cottage said...'s a Scottie Christmas!! I bet you must have been in absolute heaven there!

Love to you and Doog's..


The Downtown Boutique said...

That Christmas luncheon looks so beautiful and wonderful! And I LOVE all the Scotties! What fun!


Esther Sunday said...

Oooooh, Becky - no need to ask you enjoyed yourself! Love all those goodies! Love, Esther

Louise said...

Becky, what a marvellous Scottie affair! When I was a child I remember my two great aunts having a cast iron Scottie sitting on their hearth. I have an old silhouette of possibly a Scottie dog which I shall blog in the new year, I shall let you know when I do. x

Rosemary said...

That table is amazing. I loved it.

Nancy said...

That looks like a fun event and your table was so cute. You are right, they look too cute to eat.

Jane said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic treat! Such fun! I love all that attention to detail right down to the dishes and the scotty dogs on the table were so neat! I'll bet the bagpipe music was glorious! I'm glad you had a good time.

Brenda said...

Becky;The table is so cute,how neat it must have been to be there.Your friends are so creative and so many wonderful colletibles.I have always wanted to belong to a garden club ,there is one here but I just haven't taken the time to join.
Best Christmas Wishes
P.S. I did a Scotty post today.

Flea Market Queen said...

What a delightful table!
DH is 1/2 scottish and I have a small collection of scotty dogs for him!
Love the table...

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Everything is stunning. Mary

kari and kijsa said...

Oh-laddie- this is about one of the cutest tables we have seen...and antique dogtags in the tree, love that (and of Scottish origin too!) All wonderful!

kari & kijsa

Robin said...

What a fun time this must have been! I'm sure your table was the real show stopper! I went by to give Deena my best- I told her you sent me!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

What a beautiful blog! I wish I had been at that event with the darling table settings! One just cannot get enough Scotties, they are so wonderful! They do go so nicely with the Christmas Season, don't they? I loved hearing the nice songs you chose as I enjoyed your lovely blog. Thank you!
Mary Lou

BittersweetPunkin said...

Becky...the table is gorgeous!

Also...I want to thank you for introducing me to Deena....she is an angel....she really is.

Linda said...

Hi Becky, what a wonderful Christmas celebration. The table decorations are darling and that is an an amazing Scotty collection. I loved the little Scotty with the bagpipes...I do think I hear him playing. Sounds like a good time was had by all. Linda

Lallee said...

Oh how cute! I love how the Scotties are looking at the tree. And I don't think I've ever seen those plates before. My church used to have an annual event called Table Talk with each table decorated differently. I was always going to do a Scottie theme, but we stopped having them :-P


Dena said...

Hi Becky,

I always think of you when I see anything with Scotties :) What a fun time you must have had! The tables look beautiful. Thank you for sharing Deena's story. I've been to visit her and she will be in my prayers.


Anonymous said...

That little Scotty with the bagpipes is so adorable. What clever ladies!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Sweet Becky, that was fun. What a treat!


Hugs from Winston to Doogs.

Susie said...

Everything looks absolutely delightful! This post put a huge smile on my face!

Shelby said...

it does look divine :)

Cottage Contessa said...

Wow Becky! That looked like such a fun day and the table decorations were awesome! If you get a spare minute, pop on over to my blog and enter the give away!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Mary said...

Fab pictures you look like you had loads of fun

bj said...

sounds like a blast!

hogan said...

Becky thanks for sharing your scotty scotty blackie and I would have loved to be there :)
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Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

OMGOSH that's so cute!

Meggie said...

Great Scottie decorations, Becky. Thanks for taking us along to the luncheon.

Sam I Am said...

Oh my FUN!!!!!!! What amazing decorations!!!!! Too Cool!!!!!

Betty said...

How fun! I love all of those scotties. I'm thinking I might need to find some. So cute!

Dena said...

Hi Becky,

I've tagged you for the Christmas Hoopla game, stop by when you get a chance.


Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos. I'm sure it was a great time and a definite treat for everyone.

closed account said...

Hi Becky, hope you are ok, just noticed you have not blog since 16th, or are you taking a well deseved break from your amazing efforts with your blog it is delightful, did you see my trudie?, I posted up some pics for you, lol...
hope your hubby had a lovely birthday,and I wish your friend all the best with her recovery, you are such agood and thoughtful friend to have, i hope our friendship will blossom, love all the Scottie party table pics, wish i had been there too.
If you don't post till after xmas now then let me wish you and your family Xmas blesings from here in scotland,so glad to have made such a lovely blog friend with you Becky,
Och aye the noo, and all that, Kath from Scotland,
P.S thanks for all your comments on my hubby and I's birth and aniversarry celebrations.xx

Nan said...

I love the Scotty table. I'm telling my friend about it. She has Laddie, the Scotty.
Merry Christmas.

Louise said...

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year too. x

Seeb said...

IT seems you are really busy with the Christmas,it's a long time you haven't a new post??:)

FourSistersInACottage said...

Love the music that went with the table....FABULOUS!!!
I too, would have a hard time eating as I wouldn't want to mess anything up!!
Thanks for sharing,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)