My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
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A Target Christmas Buffet

This Christmas...

More than ever before...

I wanted things

to be simple...


and EASY!

And as always...

Target came to my rescue!

For Several years now...I have been collecting Target's First Frost Dish Collection.

Each Year...I add a piece or two...

What I love about this is that they are all printed with the year I bought them...
right on the back!

This year...Target has the most amazing wrapping paper...
Gift Boxes...
and Christmas Cards....
All designed by Anna Griffin

These are some little silverware stockings I made...
I sold all of them except for these 6...
which I kept for myself!

For my Christmas Buffet...
I set out these gift card boxes (From Target)...Each of my guests have a gift card for them tucked inside!

And these little wonderments are from the divine Miss Ruth

I will be using these to label each of the different foods on my buffet.
designed to be place markers and tie-on tags...
 they will be great for a multitude of things...
after the Christmas Buffet!

I just wanted to share some of my preparations for my Family's Christmas Buffet...

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday evening....
With your Family and Friends.

Thanks for stopping by...
 Hope to see you again...
Really soon..



  1. Ooooo ~ Donna It is beautiful here! Love how everything looks so crisp and shines! Your header is lovely and The zinc tags are a perfect addition with your beautiful silverware stockings.
    Love Target too ~ Thank you for reminding me; I have some pretty little trinkets to add to the dinner table this year...I picked them up 2 years ago at Target!
    p.s. the music is great too, all faves. ;-)

  2. That is going to be a fabulous buffet! LOOOOOVE the little stockings for silverware.....darling!

  3. Love all the silver and white, it's just beautiful. I need to get over to Target, I haven't been for a month or so. They always have great holiday goodies. I know everyone will enjoy your buffet, you have it designed just so lovely!
    Big hugs,

  4. It all looks absolutely gorgeous! Like Rebecca said, it all flows so seamlessly, starting with your beautiful new header all the way through.

    I can see that I'm going to have to high-tail it to a Target! I had no idea there was such loveliness to be found there!

    Talk soon!

  5. Well Donna you have definitely achieved it, because everything is simply elegant! I adore those stockings!!! Your dishware is so pretty. I LOVE me some Target!
    Your header is amazing Donna! It wowed me when it came up. Beautiful!

  6. Donna! I am even more in love with you knowing that you shop at my MOST favorite store on the planet TARGET :) I never would have thought... I must say I have not once seen this holiday buffet set, it must get sold out quickly in my store. I just love it, the design is so very elegant and simplistic. I know your holiday buffet table will be nothing short of anything other than SMASHING! I hope you have a wonderful week.


  7. Stunning,wish we had Target this side of the border!!! Lovely post! All the best,Chrissy

  8. Donna....OMGsh! Everything looks AMAZING! Your new header, the music, and all your decorations! It was great talking with you today! I hope you have a fabulous day!


  9. Well my talented freind you've done it again! Gorgeous...just so pretty!!!

    BTW, I adore your new header picture...perfection!!

    :) T

  10. very classy and sophisticated....
    good ole tar~jay!

  11. should see the smile on my face! From your unbelievably beautiful Target lovilies...Dean Martin singing one of my favs...and the little snow flurries floating most definately feels like Christmas...thanks for making my day! You are incredible!

  12. What a beautiful setting!!! Several years ago I began collecting Debbie Mumm snowman dishes, but they stopped making them before I finished! I found some on ebay but paid a premium price to fill out my collection!

    Your collection is so elegant! Hubby would throw me out if I bought any more dishes.

  13. Hi Donna!

    I'm so glad to get caught up reading blogs this morning for a little while and in doing so, I have only just now seen this post and what a lovely display!! The buffet preparations look gorgeous! (NOT surprised, Miss Talent!!!). ;)

    Thanks so much (SO MUCH!) for all your emails and words of encouragement. So appreciated. Can't wait for 2010!

    Just wanted to say hi and that I'm only just now really stopping to read some blogs and yours looks great!! :)


  14. Everything is so lovely Donna!! I wish there was a Target closer to me, but it is over an hour away. :( I love their Christmas items and home decor. I have not seen their Anna Griffin paper , but I know I would love it as she has amazingly beautiful pieces.
    Happy New Year!!


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