Schumann Wild Rose

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Silver and Snowflakes Tablescape

This week's New Year's Eve table is simple but elegant.  The theme is silver and snowflakes. Pat used nearly two dozen candles for the basis of the centerpiece and added blue and white balls in a silver bowl to complete it.
Overview of the table

The place setting
Flatware is King James Silverplate by Oneida

We found these silver snowflake accent plates at Pier 1 this year - we couldn't resist them

The platinum lined dinner plate is Reina by Noritake

Pat wrapped a strip of silver material around each charger for more interest

Two chargers were used - this one is blue glass by Bormioli

Another Pier 1 find this year - the Candlewick-like glass charger has a silver edging

Pat found this silver and blue snowflake material and had to make napkins out of it (folded in a traditional "Christmas Candle" fold.) She coupled it with a clear water goblet with etched lines and a blue Champagne trumpet glass.

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Clear Glass Charger and Snowflake Accent Plate - Pier 1 this year
Blue Glass Charger - by Bormioli from Ross years ago
Dinner and Bread/Butter Plate - "Reina" by Noritake from our Mother
Flatware - "King James" Silverplate by Oneida from our Mother
Clear Etched Water Goblet - from Pier 1 years ago
Blue Trumpet Glass - from eBay
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Candle Holders - from Pat's collection
Candles - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Beveled Mirrors and Ornaments - Michael's

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nutcracker Tablescape

Once again, I am having "BIG" problems with my new computer - but thanks to Pat's husband, Jim, I am borrowing his computer for this week's posting.

We were going to do this table a couple of weeks ago but got "side tracked." Since it is Christmas this week, this table was easy to do and quick. Pat raided my Nutcracker collection and the nutcracker plates that she bought for me and set the table.
Over view of the table

The place setting
Flatware is "Gold Iconic" by Wallace Silver

Pat bought these great nutcracker accent plates from World Market

We haven't used these plates in a long time - from Maryland China Company

I "borrowed" these chargers from Pat's daughter several years ago......

The perfect Christmas color combination - red and green

Pat used a small nutcracker on a black napkin ring. The plaid overlay with a red napkin were both purchased at Pier 1 last year.

An assortment of colored tea light holders and small drums with tea lights surround the centerpiece

Pat couldn't resist using more nutcrackers

From the other end
Where it came from:
Chargers - "Mansfield" by Lenox borrowed from my niece
Dinner Plates - from Maryland China Company
Nutcracker Accent Plates - from World Market this year
Flatware - "Gold Iconic" by Wallace Silver from
Red Goblets - from Pier 1 years ago
Green Champagne Trumpet Glass - by Judal from Replacements years ago
Napkins and Overlays - from Pier 1
Nutcrackers - from my storage shed
Tea Light Holders/candles - Bed, Bath, and Beyond

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined:

We will be also joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Peppermint Santa Tablescape

Sorry for the delay - this week's posting is very late.....but not because of us. It seems Google and my Internet Explorer decided that I didn't need to post. Wrong. After several days of "wrangling," I am finally able to get this week's table published. (Somehow they felt that my three week old computer was too "old" to support the Internet connection. And I'm the one who supposedly doesn't know anything about computers. Go figure.... )
Anyway, Pat was in a very Peppermint mood when she set the table this week.....
Over view of the table

Ceramic handled flatware is "Primary" by Noritake
The place setting.

Pat added candy canes to the napkin ring

I've had this candy jar for almost forty years

For more peppermint to the table, Pat added a peppermint spoon to stir 

Of course, peppermint swirl tea lights.....

Yes, it's Ralph, my three foot tall frog dressed as Santa joining the festivities....Pat borrowed her husband's Santa costume (Jim's a trooper - he is always letting us take some clothing item of his for Ralph - Thanks, Jim)

One last look from the other end of the table

The "man" himself.....Santa

Ralph from head to toe.....sorry, I couldn't get Monroe, my long haired red Dachshund to get out of the picture....)
Where it came from:
Green Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Flatware - "Primary" by Noritake from Replacements and eBay
Dinnerware - "Peppermint Santa" designed by Susan Winget from Certified International (I bought them at a local Department store long out of business)
Charger - one of my favorites...from Maryland China Company (mail order)
Glassware - "Red Swirl" from Pier 1 two years ago but still available
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 two years ago
Candle Holders - TJMaxx
Candles and Tea Lights - Pier 1
Peppermint Stirring Spoons - from Michael's this year
Santas - from our collection
Candy Jar Centerpiece - from Walsh's (once a very nice dish store in our area but long, long out of business)

We will be joining Christine's "Table It" at Rustic & Refined (finally - so sorry Christine to be late):

We will share our table with Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday (a special posting for all Christmas tables) at:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: