Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Tablescape

Pottery Barn Chandelier
 
 
White Tablescape

Today I was inspired by all of the beautiful Christmas images from around the web and decided to continue our Christmas decorating in other areas of our house.  We have already set up our tree, decorated our living room, and created an advent calendar, so I thought I would turn my focus to our dining room.


Christmas Tablescape

I decided to use what I had on hand.  I started with a white table cloth and added a second table cloth - which has a nice shimmery sparkle to it but I'm not sure that it comes through in these pictures - that I folded lengthwise to use as a runner.  
 

When we bought our Christmas tree, I grabbed the branches that were cut off the bottom of our tree, as well as the branches from other trees, and brought them home to use outside and around the house.  So I threw some extra clippings onto the runner.

 
Then, I pulled together hurricanes, candle sticks, and candles from around the house for a simple look with a dramatic effect. 
 
White Tablescape



Next, I added some mercury glass balls and ornaments to add a little more sparkle to the table.  The orange blur in the ball is me.....go Illini.....

 
Lenox Pearl Platinum
 
I then set out our china on top of a piece of paper.....yes, I know this isn't exactly practical if I were to actually serve dinner, but I had this paper lying around and I thought it would make a nice addition to the table.  I can't remember for sure, but I think our china is Pearl Platinum by Lenox. 

Dorothy Thorpe
 
I added these Dorothy Thorpe (esque?) low ball glasses, which I blogged about here, thinking they could be used to serve a small appetizer....
 
Looks like I forgot to add the silverware.  I know I went to grab it at one point and must have been sidetracked.  So I guess my "guests" would just have to help themselves....

Christmas Tablescape

It was pretty simple to pull together, and I'm happy with it!  I think we might just have to leave it set up for dinner by candle light tonight!




Thanks for stopping by! If you like what you see, I'd love to hear it or have you follow along with me!
 

32 comments:

  1. You should be happy with your table as it is a delight in white. I love the idea of using paper beneath the plates.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The paper has grown on me, actually.....

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  2. This looks great! So fresh and clean. Thanks for linking up to our link party! xo Kristin

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and hosting the link party. I love your tablescape, especially the linens you chose, and the happy accident of the Christmas tree in the background.

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  3. This is so pretty and one of my faves being featured today on my blog. I happen to love the placemats and actually didn't notice the missing silverware until you mentioned it. Ha! :-) Thanks for linking up to Bliss!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you so much for the feature. I tried posting at your blog but I'm having some trouble doing so.....

      I look forward to continue and stop by to be inspired by and join in on the link parties you all are hosting!

      Thanks again.

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  4. Your table looks beautiful. I like the simplicity of your centerpiece. Very elegant.
    I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

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  5. What a gorgeous tablescape Dawn! those low balls glasses look so perfect on there! Your house looks really beautiful all decorated for the holidays!

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  6. Thanks Luci, I love Christmas-time as an excuse to deck out the house....

    Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  7. It's beautiful. I love all the white and the music paper just adds that special touch. Great tablescape!

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  8. Your table - even w/o its flatware is GORGEOUS!!!

    You need to take this post and link it up to Tablescape Thursday tomorrow now! It's too pretty not to share it over there, too!

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    1. Michelle - Thanks for stopping by and the kind words! Still can't believe I missed the silverware. You would think at some point, while taking ALL the pics, I would have noticed! Oh well.

      Will look into posting at Tablescape Thursday!

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  9. Very pretty, very classy. I love the clean, fresh look of your beautiful table and its surroundings!

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  10. You don't need flatware, right!!! You planned to serve finger foods!!!! Really fresh and festive tablescape!

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  11. Just beautiful!! I love how simple and elegant it is. I really like the placemats too. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring this on Sunday. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you again!:)
    Jenn

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    1. Thank you Jenn for the feature! I think I might go to Hobby Lobby for some more scrapbook paper "placemats"! I will stop back by again. :)

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  12. Okay, girl.
    This is gorgeous, too.
    Pinned on the Organizing & Decorating Board.
    Thank you for linking!
    Yours is now a home I will come visit <3
    ~Leslie

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  13. Such a beautiful tablescape! So elegant and festive!

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  14. Hi, Dawn~ I just popped over from"Deck the Halls pinning party"!
    you are not my neighbor button, but I absolutely love your beautiful Christmas tablescape! So very beautiful!! As is your Blog. I Just became your newest follower and I'm pinning!! Have a wonderful Weekend! Blessings,
    ~Theresa.

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  15. loving the simple elegance and would be very happy to be welcomed to this table!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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  16. This is stunning! I'll be featuring on Tuesday!
    XO
    Kristin

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  17. I really enjoy your style and blog. Could you please include an email subscription link on your blog? That would be great! I have a lot of friends who would enjoy your blog as well, but don't have Google accounts, etc.

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  18. i'm crazy about the script paper you used! such an inspired idea i must steal. and may i ask about the backsplash tile in your kitchen? we are looking for a mosaic.

    hope you'll find a moment to stop by (if you haven't already!) and enter a giveaway i am hosting: http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    smiles and happy weekend to you.

    michele

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  19. i'm back!

    and as your newest follower--hope you'll follow back, beautiful blogger.

    michele

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  20. This is so elegant! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. The party will go live at 8am CST...that is if I can finish the post. lol. Anyhoo, hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  21. I love the paper place mats! Beauty over practicality! Your table is that much more elegant because it is so simple! I love your china too, thanks for sharing your beautiful table,
    Jenna

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  22. Your place setting is just beautiful! The paper is a great idea, and I happen to have some on hand...thinking I may just borrow your idea ;)

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  23. Visiting (and following now) from Timewashed. Your table setting is just beautiful! I love the paper under the plates, the greenery and the sparkle. So pretty!

    Jeanette @ CreatingALifeNow.blogspot.com

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  24. That table is gorgeous... so natural and simple and beautiful! Lovely!

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  25. Found your gorgeous blog as a feature over at "Timewashed".Your tablescape was so pretty, such unique touches. Lovely!
    New follower,
    Patti

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