Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tablescape for Dinner Party Before New Year

Just as I mentioned a few days ago, I am posting my tablescape of the party I had on Dec. 30th for Tablescape Thursday. I have shared a part of it for Tabletop and Tea Tuesday memes. Check out the other awesome tablescapes at

I used a gold peacock centerpiece and filled it with feather and mercury balls.

The picture on the right below is my plate charger but I have only found 4 in this pattern, which is "Paradise" by American Atelier, so I improvised to put under the other 4 dinner plates.
I have the lace tin chargers but they were very flat and thin so I used another wooden charger plate to raise the white thin chargers to match the height of the porcelain chargers. I think they came out looking ok.

Since this tablescape is looking a little exotic with peacocks and birds on it, I added a little handmade orchids, sculpted in clay. I bought it in one of the arts and craft show in Delray Beach, FL. a long time ago. I also added a votive candle holder with peacock that my friend from Florida gave me when she came for a visit.

Pewter Peacock napkin rings and Christmas ball name plates.

See the birds on the April Cornell table cloth? The flatware are "Siam" Thailand made brass with mahogany handles. Again, I think they add to the exoticness.

Green goblets with gold etchings and clear Mikasa tulip wine glasses.

You can get a glimpse of the table set for the youngsters in the kitchen from here.

Nippon salt cellar and glass spoon

More pewter peacock napkin rings

Some of the guests

Dessert table in the kitchen breakfast nook

The table for the teenagers

I hope you enjoyed browsing. Thanks a lot for coming by and thanks to Susan for hosting this very fun meme.


Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Very exotic table -- and stunning! Wonderful details. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sarah said...

Christine, I love the new header with all the family photos.
Your table is exotic! The china is gorgeous. I like the peacock napkin rings. Do you know who makes them. They would be a perfect gift for a friend. Looks like all had a grand time!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

oooooohhhhh! Your table is filled with so many wonderful layers, and textures, and mixtures. This all has be mixed together beautifully.

Shelia said...

Oh, Christine! I'm speechless! What a most gorgeous table. I love the peacockness of everything. I know your guest must have been blown away to have sat down at such a beautiful setting! :) The dessert table and those desserts looks wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

Christine, your table is divine. I would love to be a fly in your home so I could learn all your beautiful skills. I love your china!!!!! and the green glasses are perfect. This table is certainly a favorite. Beautiful and it was certainly a lovely backdrop for a delightful gathering.

Maryrose said...

Oh Christine, what a gorgeous table. You had so much to see in all the layers and richness. Loved the peacock theme and those peacock napkin rings. Oh so fun, and it looks like your guests thought so too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's beautiful! I love your new header.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's stunning Christine!
How you pull these all together is just amazing to me!
And the guest pic is so cute!
Your the hostess with the mostest, wish I lived nearby!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely party, Christine. I just love your tables. They are gorgeous. I know everyone must have had a wonderful time.


Sheila :-)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Christine I love peacocks, so it's no surprise I would love your table scape. Your dishes are beautiful and I love, love, love, the pewter peacock napkin rings too! I just love all the color in this wonderful setting! Happy New Year!

Erin said...

Exotic yes! So so beautiful! I love peacocks and you have such lovely pieces. Your pictures are terrific too!

Alycia Nichols said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE to see tables laden with color and decorative items! This one is just beautiful!!! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

Chubby Chieque said...

Absolute gorgeous table. All the details and of course, your colour scheme is so exotic. Parang tayong dalawa, hane? Waaahhh...

Hope you had a great blast welcoming the new decade.

Happy 3 Kings, po & Happy TS...

Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

Traci said...

What a unique centerpiece!! I bet those kids loved having their own table.

Donnie said...

What a gorgeous table. The other table was very pretty too. Just lovely.

Barbara said...

Christine, you have some of the most unique treasures! I just love that flatware and napkin holders. Everything is gorgeous and elegant. Happy New Year!

Dredd said...

hello Christine, happy 2011 and am wishing you all the best! Sorry, I haven't been here lately... holidays really made me busy and for awhile I thought i lost my blogging

What can I say, your table setting, your dining is very cozy and inviting plus your lovely guest that spreads love and warmth to the atmosphere.

take care/Dredd

Sue said...

It is lovely and as exotic as you are! You do so much entertaining, I don't know how you keep up with it! Obviously, I have had trouble getting to blogging during the holidays...I'm just starting to find my way back!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Christine! Such an opulent and exotic table! It is exquisite, so much detail, so much color. Just amazing.

- The Tablescaper

Debbiedoos said...

Another spectacular table and meal by Christine. I love your header too, so cute!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! Christine, your tablescapes are always gorgeous! I now I have said this many times before...I wish we lived nearby :o) It looked like a perfect dinner party with friends.
Yay! for a day off...wanted to stop by and say hello!

Happy New Year!
Blessings & Aloha!

Vittle me this... said...

so beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Hmmm...I thought I commented on this...or maybe it was a preview.
It is very opulent. The kid in the high chair near all you glasses makes me nervous! :)

Diann said...

Absolutely stunning Christine! I had to go back and look at the other posts! Everything looks delish! I have to ask, where did you get the pretty little white name holders showing what food was what? I have been looking for some forever.

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Ohhhhh. How absolutely beautiful. There is so much to take in here. The peacock theme is so very original and truly outstanding.

Marigene said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous table, Christine. I love all the greens, the tablecloth is beautiful.
A very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Your peacock table is breath taking Christine! So elegant. I love those napkin rings. laurie

Duchess of Lanier said...

What a beautiful table you set! I love all birds and in particular peacocks. You have collected wonderful groupings!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Entertaining Women said...

Every detail is so well conceived...absolutely gorgeous! The peacock is truly a wonderful treasure, and the china is magnificent. Stunning and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Job well done! Cherry Kay

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