Tablescapes, Sugar Bowl Santa


We have had quite a Christmas in Alabama this year




After a devastating loss to our arch rival, Auburn, in the Iron Bowl,

we thought our football season was over  😢





Then we got an early Christmas present Dec. 6 when it was announced that Alabama was voted #4 in the country and going to the Sugar Bowl  🎉





We got a taste of a White Christmas with 6 inches of snow




We had a surprise visitor





And a deep freeze on the coast




Cookies of coal




And of course,  the Sugar Bowl!




It was a very Happy New Year when the Tide rolled over the Clemson Tigers!  🍾





We had a cozy celebration with a Sugar Bowl Santa table for 2




We nibbled




We noshed




We sipped




We cheered, by gosh!




Santa waved




Fans raved




The Crimson Tide was filled with Pride!




The beer was cold




And the Tide Rolled!

🎉   🐘   🐾   🐘   🐾   🐘  🍾


And here’s another sweet Christmas story…

“Hey Gigi,” said Super Boy {9}, “I’m painting glasses for my Dad and PapaDoc for Christmas”

Oh goodness, can you think of anything more heart-catching than your grandchild being inspired by something you do??? Super Boy  has watched me paint glassware his whole life, but this took me by complete surprise!!

“My mom bought the special glass paint and everything!”


“I was just wondering if you had any tips for me?”

“Hmmmm,” I thought, “make sure you tell your mom to bake it in a cold oven and then after the baking time is up, turn the oven off and let the glasses cool down before taking them out”


“Okay, thanks Gigi, I’ll tell my mom!”

Here’s the best part, he spelled PapaDoc, PapaDock…



HH {Papadoc} said, “Well, now that I’m retired and live at the beach, I think that’s better!


What a sweet holiday we had!


I hope your 2018 is as sweet as sugar!


🍭   ❤️   🍭


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Full Plate Thursday    Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty 

Home Matters    Share it One More Time   Sundays at Home

23 Responses to “Tablescapes, Sugar Bowl Santa”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Oh my gosh, what a sweet story! As I was looking at the glasses, I was wondering if the kids had a hand in making them, hehe. I think PapaDock is perfect!
    ps….my daughter posted on FB during the SB, “Uhhh hello? Has anyone seen the Clemson Tigers? They’re needed at the sugar bowl. 😂😂” Roll TIde!

  2. Too cute!! I’ll bet Papadoc cherishes that glass. Cute table too! It is going to take days to come down from your Sugar Rush, LOL!!

  3. Jenna, you are training the grands! What a cute and sweet story! Now, let’s beat Georgia!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Great memories, Jenna.

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Love this sweet post Jenna. Your Christmas was sweet as sugar, no pun intended (right)!!!!! Isn’t it the best when those little ones give you the best compliment ever. Your food and tables look amazing and oh yes, that game! Looking forward to playing GA next week in Atlanta………….

  6. Oh, I think you must bottle up all that grandma-inspired love for a very cold day! What a cute and endearing story. And your party looks great!

  7. Oh Jenna… what a darling pic of the children and their surprise visitor!! Your table looks so cute. I love the cheerleader wine glasses! Enjoy your week.

  8. Love this post! It was a great game!
    Darling table and cute poem!
    Your story about the glasses and Papadock is precious. What a compliment.

  9. Lynn says:

    Congrats on the win and I love the towels Jenna! Really cute story about the glass too-enjoy:@)

  10. Jodi says:

    Super sweet! But I can’t help but notice you made THOSE crackers!!! Am I right? I am dying to make. Have the ingredients….. Worth it??

  11. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna and I love ‘PapaDock’! Some of my hubby’s family are Clemson alums and are still crying in their beer 🙂

  12. Catherine says:

    Jenna, I love your Sugar Bowl Santa table! I’m a huge Tide fan living in So. FL. I’m so excited for the championship game tomorrow night! Roll Tide Roll!

    Smashing Plates Tablescapes

  13. Sandra Garth says:

    Nibbling, noshing and sipping sound good to me! Your Sugar Bowl Santa table is filled with so much fun and I hope your New Year is off to a great start. This is so pretty Linda! Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

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