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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Favorites: Redux of Christmas Tablescape



It may seem really awful of me to remind everyone that Christmas is now only four months away....but I really enjoyed making this Christmas table for Tablescape Thursday last December.
I'll be linking up with Chari at Happy To Design for Sunday Favorites.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010Tablescape Thursday: Christmas Dinner for Six


It's been awhile since I put together a tablescape for Tablescape Thursday and I was very excited to have some time to do one for this week. I didn't get a chance to do one for Halloween because I was so busy preparing for our costume party, but I was determined to do one for Christmas, even if I had to do it after the holidays.













This table is sort of a re-creation of a table I did many years ago at my mother's house for Christmas Eve dinner. I used plaid ribbon to "gift-wrap" the table itself.










A beautiful poinsettia plant, a hostess gift from my mother, forms the centerpiece of the table. I placed the plant in a silver wine bucket and decorated it with red berries. It is probably too tall to have on the table during an acutal meal, but it is easily removable.






An elegant holiday dinner calls for my formal china, the good crystal and formal silver plate flatware.





Taking a look at the cover, I have placed the cup and saucer to the upper left, with the bread plate at upper center. Just below it, a crystal salt dip for each guest.



Dark red damask napkins have been folded into a simple, yet elegant fold called the Chloe, and placed to the left, under the forks. Vintage linen hemstitch place mats have also been used. I have used several layers of linens on the table. A festive red tablecloth that was a $5 find at Goodwill, is underneath a vintage crocheted tablecloth. Over the top of those, a white table runner with a red embroidered monogram down the center.









A water goblet with matching wine glass, each with a platinum edge, are placed to the right of the cover. These are made by Mikasa and are called Jamestown Platinum. The platinum edge on the crystal matches the platinum edging on my formal china.




Small ball ornament place card holders are on each bread plate, with a name card.




















Santa salt and pepper shakers with snow globe bellies.


















A be-ribboned candy cane as a sweet after-dinner favor.

















Formal china: Noritake, "Knottinghill" ,1996

Crystal goblets and wine: Mikasa, "Jamestown Platinum", 1996

Silver flatware: "Baroque" by Godinger. Nieman-Marcus, 2010



Tablecloth/linens: red damask napkins, Boston Store, 1997.

red tablecloth, Goodwill. Crocheted tablecloth, vintage.



Monogram hotel linen table runner, Pottery Barn, 2007.

linen hemstitch place mats, vintage.

Individual salt dips: vintage, antique store purchase, 2010



Silver wine bucket: Unmarked, pattern and maker unknown.





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6 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your china, flatware and entire tablescape is stunning, my dear! I loved and enjoyed seeing this, it's so refreshing, I hope fall comes soon! Thanks for sharing these, loved it!! Have a terrific week. FABBY

Rebecca said...

I can't think about Christmas yet- I work retail and too many hours! Love the tables cape though!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Katie,
Your tablescape is simply stunning! I would so enjoy sitting down to such a lovely spread during the holidays! Thanks for sharing it with us and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of Green Gables. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Katie...

Welcome to the Sunday Favorites repost party, dear lady! It's so very nice to meet you!

Ohhh my goodness...what a fabulous Christmas tablescape! It's just gorgeous! First of all...I love the traditional red and white for Christmas and it really looks lovely in your red dining room! I love, love, LOVE how you wrapped your Christmas table with the bow! That is such an awesome idea...one that I would love to borrow! I also really like how you used your silver champagne bucket for the red poinsettias! I hope to use that idea this Christmas! Well my friend, I just love your entire table...from all the fabulous layers of table linens...right down to the place settings! The china and flatware are exquisite! Again...thank you so much for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites! This gorgeous Christmas table definitely deserved a second showing!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Katie,
Loved this magnificent tablescape!! Stunning!!

I also enjoyed seeing the wonderful finds you recently nabbed!!

Please stop by when you have time to read about our weekend stay at the Stegmaier Mansion....

Hugs,
Deb

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Katie...

Just wanted to stop by to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my new treasure finds, my friend! I so enjoyed your visit and sweet note! You're such a dearheart!

Hehe...plus...it gave me another excuse to stop by and take another look at this gorgeous Christmas table! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari