Wednesday, December 7, 2011

HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE

The Christmas Blogger's Block Party is in full swing and today I am doing a post on Holiday Dining, hosted by Sherry of No Minimalist Here Visit her blog and see all the ladies that have joined this party. It's a wonderful way to pick up some tips on setting your table for the holidays!
I took these pictures on Thanksgiving as this was the table setting we were using for our dinner. I was able to get these dishes on sale after Christmas last year and since we are going away for Christmas this year, I used them for Thanksgiving and we are using them for the month of December. They are from the Winterberry Collection by Pfaltzgraff.

I decorated the table in a holly theme and used a lot of mercury glass and silver as well. I found the little gold sparkly candles at Target. My centerpiece is a fresh rosemary plant wrapped in simple Kraft paper.
I didn't want everything to match perfectly so I found napkins with holly on them at Kohls. The rings are monogrammed and I got them at Grandin Road awhile back
I had a lot of candles burning...it was quite gloomy outside. The tastefully tarnished candlesticks were found at an antique shop years ago and my mismatched silver is from everywhere. My neighbor, Susie, from the lake gave me the little ornaments that hold tea lights. Aren't they darling? I hope she doesn't see this and want them back!

In the first picture you can see the wine glasses and tumblers that are also part of the Winterberry collection. I forgot to put them out and remembered to after I had blown out the candles. I was too lazy to light all the candles again! lol!
Now I have to thank BJ at Sweet Nothings for having her tea towel giveaway, which I won. I got to pick two and these are what I chose...
They are very nice and big. The husband loves this last one since he is French and wants to frame it! It could be very nice stretched on canvas...hey, that's an idea! If you are interested in any of these towels, there is a large selection a All Tea Towels. I dare you to pick just one!

Now I am off to finish decorating the tree. I've been busy wrapping presents and I mailed my Christmas cards today. Friday we leave for our anniversary trip, but I hope to squeeze in one more party. 'Tis the season to be jolly...' :-)

34 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Jane, gorgeous tablesettings, just love a round table! Great teatowels, lucky you! xoxo

Tracy said...

Hi Jane,

Your table setting is lovely, there is just something so cozy about a round table. I didn't get my new table refinished in time for the party so I'm sitting this one out, but looking around at all the great ideas. Your towels are great, I think I would have picked the same ones.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Very pretty. The china is lovely.

Sarah said...

Jane, you know I think this table is lovely. I think your new dishes are perfect for any winter holiday table. Congratulations on winning the tea towels. ;-)

Debby said...

I love your china. Those towels are really nice. BJ is such a sweetie.
Happy Holidays.

NanaDiana said...

It looks lovely, Jane. And I am loving those napkins that you added to the mix. I am going to see if I can find some of those-I love anything with holly on it.

Loving those tea towels. That one IS perfect for framing. I hope you have fun on your getaway...I SOOO need one! xo Diana

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Beautiful sweet Jane
you lucky girl Love the towels
xxoo
Pam

Pondside said...

Your Christmas table is going to be beautiful!

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane, I love your pretty tablescape, and how you used these dishes for Thanksgiving and will continue to use them throughout the month of December! I saw those pretty candles at Target tonight, they look like spun gold and silver. And I had no idea your husband was French, very cool! Your towels are very pretty, and I agree, that would be beautiful framed!

Kat :)

Pat said...

Gorgeous tablesetting Jane! I love that dish pattern!

Shelia said...

Hi Janie Pooh! :) I love your pretty tablescape! The dishes are so lovely and the napkins match! Congrats on winning those pretty tea towels!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CAS said...

Your table is just lovely, Jane. Love those sweet dishes.
Hope you enjoy your trip and Happy Anniversary!
CAS

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this table! Since I love and have these Winterberry dishes I knew I would enjoy our table. Great job. Those ornament tea light holders are so cute! hugs, Linda

Barb said...

Your table settings are just beautiful - love the dishes!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Yes, lucky you for winning those tea towels they are so neat and not a bad idea to do the one on canvas!
Love your dishes too!

Jacqueline said...

Your table is beautiful. I can't believe you could be getting ready for Christmas, getting ready for your trip and still have time to do a table! Kudos to you.

Those napkins are beautiful, I love their sheen. The votives are great too. Congratulations on the wonderful tea towels. Yes, that one could easily be framed! Have a wonderful time!

Maggie said...

An elegant, festive table perfect for the holiday season.
The tea light holders are lovely.
Great choice of T Towels!
Have a wonderful Anniversary.

Desire Empire said...

Firstly congrats on the tea towels and also the anniversary.

Love the coziness of your table. Hope your anniversary trip is wonderful.

Carolyn xx

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Jane, I love your new dishes and the napkins are very pretty too! Congrats on winning the towels-enjoy:@)

April said...

Your tablescape is so pretty and festive, Jane...mind if I come for dinner? ;)

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I just love your pretty table setting. The winterberry pattern is my favorite. Love the tea towel too.

hugs
Sissie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on winning those pretty towels. Your tablescape is so nice and what a great idea to use your dishes at Thanksgiving. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

Blessings,
Linda

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Beautiful holiday table setting Jane.

Congrats on your win and have a wondeful trip.. Bring back lots of photos and tell us all about it..

xoxo
Sonny

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Pretty table Jane. I love the setting and the ambiance. Pretty tea towel, you can never have enough of those for decorating and adding to the mix.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I love your candlelit Winterberry with the Rosemary! I wish you and the Husband a Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful trip!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I love your sweet table. Love the small tree as a centerpiece for your beautiful dishes. Your napkins are "gorgeous"! hugs ~lynne~

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your new dishes look so pretty on the table. I'm glad you got a chance to use them. We are just using the ones I have on my tablescape as every day dishes. I have finally decided if I have all this "stuff" I'd better start using it!

You picked the towels I would have. I love that "calm" saying.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty...I love the candles and the dishes are super! Lovely.

Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie, your table is gorgeous. Love the sweet dishes and all your details. You seem in the holiday spirit.....so glad!

Sending hugs,
Barb ♥

blondiensc said...

Hi Jane~ your table looks so pretty,I love all the details and the mismatched silverware, so perfect! Thanks for sharing...I also wanted to say "thank you" a while back you stopped in and left me a very sweet comment on our new journey and it touched me deeply, thank you for taking the time to do so. Blessings and Merry Christmas, Tara

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Jane. I love your new china, so pretty for a wintery table.
Have a great week!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So pretty! Love all the candles. I mailed my cards today too. I've only received one card thus far. People just don't send cards like they used to. But I love getting them. Have fun on your trip!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness Jane, your Tablescape is GORGEOUS! I can smell the rosemary and see the flicker of the candles:) Enjoy your week and trip away! HUGS!

bj said...

Your table is gorgeous. Love it.

Now, that tea towel would be AWESOME stretched over canvas. Do it and give it to him for Christmas. If you do, be sure and show us....:)
xoxo bj