Jan 12, 2009

Holiday Tablescape Tuesday

In December my husband bought me some gorgeous new Christmas china! I was so excited to set the table with them on Christmas morning for dinner with our children and granddaughters. The dishes are white with a green holly and red berry border. I used a red tablecloth and green napkins. Then I placed small dark green velvet stockings on each napkin to slide the fork into. The red and green plaid fold at the top of the little stockings looked really cute with the tablecloth and napkins. I was thrilled to discover the identical holly border on my Christmas goblets! Also, I already had salt and pepper shakers and a cream and sugar which matched the china pattern perfectly. For a centerpiece, I used a large wooden box with a wooden handle, painted red. I placed a glass cylinder inside and inside that I placed a candle in a jeweled silver glass mosaic bowl. I still thought it looked a little plain so I encircled the glass cylinder with a thin green holly wreath. A similar holly garland wrapped its way around the handle of the red wooden box. I think pictures rarely look as pretty as the real thing and that is definitely the case in this picture. I thought the pictures I took on Christmas Day of the table were quite disappointing. The table actually did look gorgeous in red and green! The white china looked pretty with the white chairs and the linens.

Don't you just love setting a special table?!


Tablescape Tuesday is hosted by Susan at Between Naps On the Porch. Make your way there to see lots of wonderful tables!

24 comments:

A Hint of Home said...

Your new china is so pretty. Your table looked great. I know what you mean about pics. Yours looks great. I like the stocking with the silverware.
I hope you're feeling better each day.

Cori G. said...

HI Kathy,
I love the idea of a stocking being a utensil holder. The china looks like a Lennox pattern...very pretty!

Sweetie said...

Kathy, Your tablescape is beautiful - and what's even nicer is that your family shared it with you. I just looked at your room do over post. You are giving me some incentive. It's time for me to get busy. I didn't realize that you had a stroke although I know that you have some health issues. I always love visiting your blog.
Hugs,
Sweetie

justabeachkat said...

So beautiful!

Hugs!
Kat

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Ah... holiday tablescapes... I never tire of the red and green!
beautiful setting... bet it was loved by all who shared!
blissfully, Dixie

Donna Marie said...

I love the china! What a lovely setting!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I DO love setting a pretty table! I always have. I love the "specialness" of it!

I love your big square table...how cool! And your new china is beautiful.

Have to tell you how much I enjoyed the pic of the generations of feet in a previous post. Great idea!!!!

ellen b said...

It is so much fun to set a special table. I like your idea for a centerpiece on your Holiday table Kathy!

ceekay said...

I love that little box. You can't go wrong with holly wreathed dishes. And to have glasses that match is the best!

Susan said...

Love your new china...you will have many happy meals with those dishes!

Lady Katherine said...

So pretty! I love the centerpiece!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful tablescape. How wonderful that you already had things that matched your new china. Love the stockings holding the flatware. laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty!

Linda said...

Very pretty, always love red and Christmas dishes!
Good job Kathy.
Linda

JudyBug said...

Everything is so pretty. You have to love a husband that buys you china. I think we found some "keepers". :)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What pretty china and I really like that idea of putting your silveware in the stocking! I may have to snag that idea for this Christmas!
Have a great day!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very pretty! Love that little stocking idea!
Have a happy week!

salmagundi said...

Those dishes are so pretty. The whole table looks wonderful and festive. Sally

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, lucky you getting those beautiful new dishes. I think you could use them thru the winter, don't you? How pretty. I think your table is gorgeous and your glasses match everything!
Thanks for visiting me today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~CC Catherine said...

Mimi, Loved using the stocking for the silver holder; very creative! The Holly stemware is gorgeous and the china is really pretty too! I read your profile and want to come back and visit soon. We have much in common, much! 8=) Blessings Mimi! ~CC Catherine PS: If you want to meet my most recent grandchild born just 4 weeks ago this Thursday, go to www.stayintheday.blogspot.com She is in my banner...a pic I took when she was just two weeks old. Life is a BLESSING!

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Your tablescape looked so festive! Pretty Christmas china. I've yet to get me an actual holiday china set. Your little stocking silverware holders are so cute! Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed week!

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Oh, how incredibly pretty, Kathy!!

Carrie said...

What a delightful tablesetting for Christmas meals!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kathy...this is wonderful. What a sweet hubby to buy you china! :-) I love the way you used the stockings to hold the flatware...great idea! I know your Christmas dinner must have felt extra special this year with such a wonderful table setting. Thanks for sharing it this Tablescape Tuesday! Susan