Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snacks on the Coffee Table

We're going to enjoy some snacks on the coffee table.  I've set up my two plates from Homegoods, which are the Home pattern by Royal Stafford.  We have wine glasses, also , from Homegoods, red napkins, and a green topper that I made. 

My chef Santa is presiding at the head of the table. I made the canning jar scene, which you can find here.


The plates that I was able to find at Homegoods.  Isn't this a pretty scene?

 I also made the Santa wine sack a couple of years ago, which is made out of red minkee, white fur and a velvet belt with pretty rhinestone buckle. 

I make this pinecone cheeseball every Christmas. You can find the recipe here.   It's so good, easy, but looks impressive.  I'm serving it on my Wilton Armetale platter, with a Santa spreader.

How about some Texas Millionaires for the sweet tooth?  The recipe can be found here.

I am sharing this with:


  1. Hi Kitty, Your pinecone cheeseball is adorable! I love Santa too and the Santa winesack, and also those gorgeous Christmas plates. Beautiful! And no doubt delicious as well!

  2. That pinecone cheeseball is AWESOME, what a clever looking and delish item for a holiday (or any winter) party!

    Your plates from HomeGoods is so beautiful.

    I have been miraculously good and haven't been in there in about 2 months. I fear that place, it's my FAV and one of the only retail stores I actually go to shop.

    Your little cosy party is quite festive, thanks for "sharing" with me!!


  3. Great plates and I love your pretty cheese ball Kitty, I'm sure it's always a big hit:@)

  4. That plate is a wonderful find, Kitty. I'd be happy snacking on any of these treats! Love the pine cone cheese ball. xo

  5. Beautiful plates, Kitty. I have admired that cheese ball during the Christmas season. It always makes me wish I wasn't allergic to nuts! It is so pretty, and festive. Merry Christmas to you! :)

  6. Glad you found the plates! Our Homegoods only had the serving bowl. I've always wanted to make that pinecone. Maybe next year :-) Merry Chistmas Kitty!

  7. Your scene is soo pretty. I think the cheeseball is headed to my husband's food day at work Friday.. Just in the Nick of Time.. you saved the day. I wish you the merriest of Christmases with many blessings this season and the next year, too.

  8. That pinecone cheese ball looks very pretty, Kitty, I would not want to cut it. Love you snack table, the chef Santa is beautiful....Christine

  9. How cool! I am going over to check the cheeseball recipe. I have some company coming in a few days, and I think this could be just what I need. Your setting is so inviting! Have a great Christmas.

  10. I LOVE your plates - they are so beautiful! And your snack looks wonderful :) Merry Christmas, my friend!


  11. The pine-cone cheese ball looks and sounds wonderful..I read the recipe..It would be great for New Years Eve too!!

  12. Kitty, I'm coming for snacks. Don't lock the door, I am on my way! What a fun table. Your chef Santa is adorable and so is your beautiful wine sack. Have a wonderful Christmas dear.

  13. I want some of those snacks, had better find a couple more chairs, Kitty! Your Santa is adorable.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Kitty!

  14. My sweet Kitty, I love the chef Santa, he's so cute! I'd love to be at your kitchen, you been such a chef, it must be yummy to hang around there! Wishing you and yours a very Merry C'mas.

  15. Hi Kitty, Your pinecone dip is so cute! It certainly looks impressive but sounds so easy (and delicious)! That plate from HomeGoods sets the cozy winter mood perfectly. Merry Christmas! Linda

  16. Love the pine cone cheese ball.

    Merry Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Hi Kitty,

    First of all, I have to tell you that I LOVE those Christmas dishes. I saw them two or three years ago at our HomeGoods, and I wish I had gotten some. Yours look so pretty. :)

    Your Santa Chef is so cute, as is your Santa bag. I love the mason jar scene; I'm going to try making one of those because I've seen so many pretty ones online.

    Last, but not least, the pine cone cheese ball looks so tasty and pretty for Christmas. I've pinned the recipe to my Pinterest account; I remember this from last Christmas. Thanks for sharing it again.

    Merry Christmas, Kitty!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  18. Hello Kitty!
    My mouth is watering! What wonderful looking (and, I'm srue tasting) snackies. Pecans and chocolate...Yummm!
    Have a Merry Christmas, my friend!

  19. Hi Kitty~ I always look forward to seeing what's cooking in your kitchen! Your pinecone cheese ball is beautiful! I've made one before with almonds instead of pecans. I love your chef Santa and adorable wine bottle holder! Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas!

  20. YUM! It all looks so good, and your Santa is stylin'! Mine is a little more sedate, prob too much egg nog!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas, Kitty!

  21. You did a really great job with that cheese ball pine cone, Kitty! I have seen those from time to time, but yours turned out REALLY good!!! It actually looks like a pine cone!!! The rosemary embellishment looks great with it! You KNOW I'm jealous that you made that Santa wine bag. I think I will make it a New Year's resolution to resume learning to sew. I'd probably be better off going ahead and shaving my head Brittany Spears bald right now, because I know I'm gonna rip every strand out!!! I'm a grown woman, though, and it's time I knew how to sew a button on for myself! I really hope that you and your family have a great Christmas, Kitty. I know you won't get any coal in your stocking because you're such a nice person! Enjoy!!! :-)

  22. Hi Kitty! Oh, what a lovely little table set up for the nibbles. What a cute little kitchen Santa! Oh, your cheeseball is just so pretty and I've copied your recipe for it. I make Millionaires too but use the parafin. I wonder what the difference would be using the shortening. Softer maybe.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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