Monday, December 13, 2010

Only White and Silver Allowed Here!


It's here! Kathleen's White Christmas party. Come and join us at http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/. She is also giving a giveaway so make sure you visit her and sign up for it.



I am also linking with another Kathleen's White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/


White must be all Kathleen's favorite color!



I am also joining Sherry for Share the Decor at http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/

and Susan's Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/



My color theme for today is white and silver.....in the formal dining room.


Below is the view looking into the foyer. You can see the living room with the Christmas tree from here too.


I am using a crocheted tablecloth I bought from Grand Cayman. This is the view from the foyer entry into the dining room.


Dinnerware is oval "Baroque" I got from Neiman Marcus. The flatware is silver plated also in "Baroque" pattern.


The larger stemware below is by Waterford, can't remember the pattern name but the smaller stems with white snowflakes are $1 each from the dollar store.


I used white reindeers as a centerpiece and I surrounded them with candles, a cloche with silver orbs and a silver bowl filled with snowflakes and white and silver mercury balls. This is the back view of the reindeers and this is looking into the kitchen.



and this is the front view.











A closer view of the cloche.




and a closer view of the mercury balls. They are very heavy and I did not want to hang them on the tree because they pull the branch down.


I filled the little silver jelly server with small silver balls.



I spread snowflakes with inspiring words on them: "Wish, Love, Dream"


John and I just bought the silver salt cellars and napkin rings a few days ago. We received an invitation to a Christmas open house at an antique shop downtown and food was served, so we went. Everything was discounted and the owner gave us a very good deal on these sets. There were 6 napkin rings (very heavy) and 6 salt cellars with 3 spoons. And they came in pretty leather boxes, old but still pretty.


I will end with this. Sorry, Kathleen but I just had to show this. It is not white but it's in the dining room and it's my peacock feather tree.



Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to the hostesses for these events. Now, I am off to check out their blogs. I hope you do too!

52 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is just elegant, Christine! I think it is the prettiest one I have ever seen you do! I love the beautiful dishes silver and Waterford. Just gorgeous and the details are stunning.

XO,
Janie

Traci said...

Christine this is GORGEOUS!! I love the reindeer too!

Helen said...

This is so beautiful I don't have enough words to do your room justice.
Happy Holidays,
Helen

Marsha said...

So very pretty - a table setting fit for royalty. I love all the extra touches.

Angela said...

What a beautiful table....my goodness, like heaven's banquet!

Mary Ellen said...

Christine this table if gorgeous!! Love the silver and white theme!!

bee blessed
mary

Luncheons at the Junction said...

This is jaw droppingly beautiful! I'm a new blogger, and now a new follower too!

bj said...

An absolutely magnificent table, dear heart. I love every single thing about it and I would kill for those dishes from NM...ummmmso so pretty.
xo bj

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Amazing! Just gorgeous! I love those reindeer! Well, I love it all! So elegant in white and silver! Mine is white and gold!

Katherine

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Christine...such a stunning tablescape! That tablecloth is a work of art :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous!! So magical and romantic.I adore the dishes and all your mercury... just incredible...hugs ~lynne~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting!! You did a great job decorating/setting your table - so pretty. Love a white and silver combination.
Hope you are having a great week.
Glenda

Mimi said...

Absolutely stunning, Christine! The china is beautiful...the crystal and silver twinkling and that tree, oh my goodness, just gorgeous...

Dishesdone said...

The room is breathtaking! What a stunning table you set! So pretty! Love it all!

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful with attention to every detail!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Christine!
This truly is a stunning table! I love the crocheted tableclothe, the reindeer, the fabulous cloche and your gorgeous china!
This table is fit for the President and first lady! Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Cindy

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Christine, very, very elegant table! I am so glad white is so popular these days because I am loving it. The silver and white combination is just perfect! Linda

Red Door Home said...

Your white table setting is stunning. I too love silver and enjoyed seeing how you used it various ways to make your table so pretty!

mississippi artist said...

Your table setting is so pretty,it looks like a winter wonderland. Perfect for this time of year.

Dredd said...

This is my favorite setting, absolutely elegant and your dining room is WOWWWW!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Christine,
What can I say except Beautiful as always!!In the candlelight, STUNNING!!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Dolores said...

So elegant and beautiful.....someone said, 'winter wonderland'.... YES!!!
Hugs,

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love all the pretty sparkle! Beautiful.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christine, this is another stunning table! That marvelous crocheted tablecloth really makes the table -- so lovely! And your centerpiece is great, too -- love the deer!

Marie said...

Oh how absolutely stunning Christine! I love your baroque dishes, so elegant.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas my friend. Are you hosting Christmas at your home with your family like what you did for Thanksgiving?
-marie

Carey said...

Well I just found my favorite winter white tablescape. I am just blown away. Your dining room is stunning. I really love everything. Your guests are so lucky. I love the wallpaper also. Your dining room belongs in a magazine for sure. Just stunning! Happy Holidays,
Carey

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oozing with lux and glam....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stunning Christine! All of that glowing silver is so elegant! I love the oval plates, and what gorgeous napkin rings and salt cellars. Your peacock feather tree is so pretty. laurie

D said...

Hi,Christine,
Your table is absolutely gorgeous! I'd sure have to mind my manners at that table. :)
Love those candle holders!
D

Marlis said...

Oh Christine, I swooned over the napkin rings and salt cellars.. I also swooned over the table cloth. Your white table is wonderful. I love the center piece. How lovely it all turned out. White candelabras too. Wow. I would feel as if I were a fairy princess at this lovely table!

Johanna said...

Hello Christine,
your table is so very festive and elegant, absolutely gorgeous. Love every detail.
Have a wonderful merry Christmas.
Greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

I must say, I was stunned to see your gorgeous dining room! I called my daughter over to see it too. We both think it is so elegant. I love your white china set, as well as all your decorations on the table. The new napkins rings and salt cellars are really lovely. You are really good at setting tables!
Hugs,
Terri

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table is amazing Christine! The candelabras really make a big impact, and the tablecloth is just beautiful:@)

Kathleen said...

Chrisitine, that is just gorgeous! The pine cones in the cloche, so pretty! The glow of the candles and pretty china, lovely!
I would love to sit at that table with you! I'll even cook!
Thanks so much for joining the White Christmas Party with your beautiful table!

Janie's World said...

Hi Christine,

Your tablescape is so lovely. White is such a wintry color and paired with silver it is to die for! I love the deers in your centerpiece. Those salt cellars and napkin rings were a great find. Everything looks wonderful.

Pat said...

Christine your table is gorgeous! I especially love it in candlelight.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is so beautiful, like fresh fallen snow. Very elegant too.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Beautiful Christine! That tablecloth is so pretty! Great job!

Dredd said...

Now I know what kind of chinaware, I am going to buy... I really love this one!

Anita said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the dinnerware! I love the flatware also. There are so many beautiful things, I don't know where to start. Your dining room is so elegant and welcoming. Beautiful setting!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Christine, Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous! I love your dishes and the new salt cellars and napkin rings. Perfection! Thank you for sharing this at my party and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Sherry

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

So elegant and classy. perfection.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How beautiful, Christine! It's so regal and elegant! And such gorgeous plates! Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

Seasons greetings to you and yours.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely your winter white is -- loving those reindeer.

The Tablescaper said...

Very interesting table. Love that tablecloth and the dishes are so beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

KathyB. said...

This is my all time favorite! There is something so elegant and eye catching about the all silver and white theme. Simply beautiful!

The Homemaker said...

Beautiful! I'm speechless...in a good way. That crocheted tablecloth speaks to my heart.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine. Love the white plates and the candles -- love it all! And I especially love that room... it is dark and romantic and warm. Thanks for sharing. Great job!
Best,
Gloria

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful...a well-conceived mix of traditional and contemporary elements to achieve a lovely cohesive look. The silver salt cellars are wonderful, and I love the crochet tablecloth. Thank you for sharing yet another marvelous design. Cherry Kay

SavannahGranny said...

Christine, Your table setting is breathtaking! It is fit for a king and you of course the queen. I am running so far behind I couldn't get a tablescape together. I am so late getting my reading done. I am so glad I got a chance to see this beautiful and I so glad you showed us the Peacock feather tree. It is gorgeous. Merry Christmas, Ginger

Sue said...

What a beautiful crocheted tablecloth, Christine! I like using something so totally different. All your whites look spectacular- the mixing of your fine crystal with the $ Store glasses is fun and it looks good! I ♥ your peacock feather tree, BTW. hmmmmm... I need to post my tree with all the feathers and peacocks in it. :-) Hope you have a very blessed holiday. Merry Christmas! Sue

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