Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winterberry Table

I am thankful that I have this little table in the kitchen that I can still do tablescapes on. At least I can have a little Christmas here at home while the floors are being done and while boxes and furniture are everywhere the floors are not being touched.



Today, I am sharing a tablescape using some Pflatzgraff Winterberry table things. I took the pictures with the lights off with only candlelight and enjoyed enjoyed playing with my new camera.







I tried the black and white setting of the the camera highlighting just the greens. I thought it is pretty neat on how it turned out.


I have black and blue ones too of this flatware set in San Remo pattern, that I bought from Neiman Marcus when it went on sale. Do you think I like them enough? You betcha!
Cardinals S & P shakers



The red and green tablecloth came from Walmart after Christmas sale last year. I think I bought it for about $5 and it is long, fits my big formal dining room table. I just folded it in half to fit this square table.








Since I decided not to decorate for Christmas, I did not take down the many bins that contain Christmas ornaments from the attic so everything I used here is what is easily accessible to me.



A few days ago, I went to donate some clothes to a local Thrift Shop and when I do that, I always walk through the store before I leave. I saw these 2 small gold Christmas trees and bought them for $1.50 each. I like the texture and how they glow with the candle light and they are now part of my centerpiece.







And of course, I like to make use of our own holly berries from the yard. We have so many of them lining the whole long driveway and they are full of red berries.






The red crystal stems were from Homegoods in Pensacola. They are Italian made and had a "La Reine" sticker on them.






I placed more holly berries inside a small cloche to fill the table.
I place some faux crystals held up a chain around it. I have a lot of them and I brought them from Florida. My daughter's in laws were giving them away and I took a lot with the idea of using them for napkin holders and to decorate cloches. I got more Christmas decorations like some crochet Victorian cups, fans, musical tree ornaments, etc, and also Santa and some little girl dolls. I had so much fun going through the bins and although I picked a lot, most of them were left in my daughter's garage because my luggage was already 50 lbs. Anyway, I will get them the next time I go there which is within 2 weeks. I am bringing an extra luggage next time since I am flying SW.




I used Winterberry glasses also.




















I used my little potted rosemary name plate holders again, after all, rosemary herbs are evergreens.











White dinner plates are "Bianca" from Neiman Marcus. I also added salad plates from the same set and then layered each place setting further with clear Winterberry glass appetizer plates on top.










I hope you enjoyed my first Christmas tablescape. Thank you so much for stopping by. I also thank the following hostesses who I am linking to:









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



Sherry 's Holiday Dining Party at http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/



Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Weekend at http://bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com/



Courtney's Feather your Nest Friday at http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Sherry's Home Sweet Home Fri at http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/






The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/

72 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous Christine! I love your plaid tablecloth and the holly branches in the vase! Beautiful. Martina

Carrie said...

Wow, Christine this table is just gorgeous...I enjoy seeing your use of fresh berry sprays along with your lovely holiday china and the red goblets.
Happy holidays,
Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Christine! How nice to have your own berries to decorate with...they look lovely with your tablescape! I just bought a set of Winterberry dishes and the wine glasses. I hope to keep adding to the collection!

XO,
Janie

Debbie said...

Another stunner! My favorite part of this table is the potted place cards. I love that. I also love the way you used the holly berries. It was so natural and elegant. Everything is just beautiful, Christine.

Bloggymom said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the birds and the red goblets.

~~Carol~~ said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful! I love the plaid tablecloth, the red crystal and the red berries really add a WOW factor to it all!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Joy Burkhart said...

What a warm, Christmasy tablescape! What time is dinner???
Thanks for stopping by, Christine!
xoxo
Joy

Jo's This and That said...

Stunning table! Thanks for sharing your lovely home,Joann

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...love the bright red berries, adds so much to your table, Christine.
I love those trees...I never seem to find any that I really like.

Karena said...

Your table is soooo gorgeous!!! I love the berries, so fresh and the Winter berry, perfect!

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Kathleen said...

I have to go back and read what happened to your floors!
Beautiful table! Love the fresh berries! Looks so festive!
We have holly , but not so many berries.
Those glasses are stunning!

Entertaining Women said...

You and I must have been on the exact same wave link this evening. My post is called "Winter Berries", too! Your table is lovely. I've been in your situation with everything in turmoil while renovations are taking place. You're smart just to go with the flow...the end results will be worth the inconvenience. Thanks for sharing your wonderful design with us. CHerry Kay

Kim, USA said...

It is beautiful Christine. I so love the fresh holly berries and of course your beautiful dishes.

Bunny Jean said...

Oh Christine, I think this is my favorite tablescape of yours so far.

It is so full of beautiful details and I especially like the photography. Your new camera is great.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Amy said...

I love your little table setting. So cozy and still gorgeous and festive for Christmas. I hope you'll have a smooth and easy process on the flooring. :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am so in love with that table Christine! I think it is the perfect table for Christmas!
I love the plates, the goblets, the cardinals, and the holly, oh I want holly!
And what kind of camera did you get?
I am looking for a new one too.
Hugs,
Cindy

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a really nice set-up. i really like the plaid table cloth =)

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Pat said...

Gorgeous!! I love the layers and textures of this table Christine.

I bought red flatware last week. Now I need red stemware.:-)

Maggie said...

How festive it all looks, Christine.
The holly is a beautiful natural touch to all the wonderful china, stemware and accent pieces.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Christine, your tablescape is gorgeous! You put so much thought in every detail. Love the name tags, berries and red birds. Everything looks so warm and inviting just as Christmas should be!

cindy said...

I so enjoyed your Christmas table setting Christine. You inspire my Christmas with all the decorations and I so enjoyed seeing the berry and the displays. I noticed your place cards, great idea.

Johanna said...

Hi Christine,
once more you have overdone yourself with that tablescape. I love the Pfaltzgraff plates and the whole setting has a elegant atmosphere. Your new camera makes pretty pictures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Bella Vista said...

Christine, this is magical....one of my favorites that you have ever created! I love the colors and all the details.....just stunning!!

Barb ♥

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love your tables, no matter how big or how small they are always beautiful! It definitely feels Christmassy yet warm and cozy.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Christmas Tablescape is gorgeous as always. It's great you have your own berries to decorate your table.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new tablescape. Chastmas in the park.
XXOO Diane

Geneva said...

What a beautiful tablescape. I really enjoyed seeing each element that you put into it...and how nice that you found the little gold trees at the thrift store. They fit in so nicely! Thank you for sharing!

Richard Cottrell said...

Glad you made yourself and John a special place while the floor nasty is going on. Richard from My Old Historic house.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I love the plaids and reds. Those cardinals are too cute.

Jacqueline said...

This table is just stunning. I love the winterberry plates on the white plates and how fun that you have the berries in your yard. The goblets are gorgeous and those fun cardinals are so pretty too. Such a fun table.

Ann said...

The tartan plaid is just wonderful. Love this holiday table--every touch is lovely.
Ann

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Just gorgeous Chris, the dishes are so beautiful, starting from the chargers! I love the berry sprigs in the centerpiece, how lovely they are, (there are none here). The red goblets just give it the perfect touch. Beautiful as always my friend! Merry Christmas. FABBY

Designs By Pinky said...

Christine, your table is beautiful! I love those Bianca plates and of course the Winterberry dishes and glasses are so pretty too! Great tablecloth. I also love those gold trees, what a great deal! XO, Pinky

mtashie said...

The table is beautiful! I love the way you used the red birds and other little items on the table. Thanks for stopping by my site! I'm a new follower for sure!

Marlis said...

Christine.. this table is most lovely. The tablecloth is absolutely perfect with all your berries and the winterberry dishes. So pretty!! xo marlis

Traci said...

So pretty! Christmas tablescapes are my favorite!

Sandra said...

Your table is beautiful. I love that red flatware. You were smart to buy it in more than one color. Everything is so pretty! Happy Holidays

J'ai tout simplement said...

Olá,Christine! A decoração de sua mesa está um encanto, a toalha de mesa na estampa xadrez ficou linda, parabéns pelo bom gosto. O natal é assim, nos traz muita alegria e a união com a família. Tudo de bom para você. Abraço!!
Att: Dorath

Miss Char said...

Your table looks fabulous Christine. I love your under plates and the tablecloth really sets the holiday colors. The fresh holly just screams of Christmas, thanks for sharing.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Christine, your table is magnificent.. I love the plaid. lol Your dishes are gorgeous.. the small trees stole my heart. hugs ~lynne~

Babs said...

Christine, I love it!! Great color and texture. I especially love the holly in the little cloche and the cardinal s & P.
Everything is just gorgeous.
Even though you have flooring everywhere, it looks like Christmas found you.
Hugs,
Babs

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Christine, this is so pretty! I love how you layered everything; and the reds and greens are just stunning! Very festive and warm!

Sarah said...

Christine, this is full of beautiful details. Everything from the plaid cloth to the colorful crystal to the layers of gorgeous dishes. How fun!

Renae Moore said...

You set a beautiful table!
Blessings to you for a wonderful Christmas.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

hi Christine, love the red birds ! and the holly in the cloche. Really I love it all ! Come visit me again !

Farmer's Wyfe said...

How very beautiful!!! LOVE this!! So cheerful and ... Christmas!! :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Ohhh my...what a beautiful Christmas table, my friend! I love the red winterberries! Your centerpiece is sooo pretty with all the berries! Your place settings are gorgeous too! The white dishes look really pretty against the red plaid table linens! My friend, you really do the prettiest tables!!! So full and lush! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us!

It sounds like you are very busy, dear friend! It looks like I will be traveling for the holidays as well. We are going to Texas to have Christmas with my three daughters and all my grands. I'm sooo excited! It has been so long since we have all been together for Christmas. In case I don't get back by before the holiday...warmest wishes to you and your family for a blessed Christmas, dear lady!

Love ya,
Chari

Sarah said...

Christine!! That is just so beautiful! I absolutely love your cardinal shakers!

The Homemaking Link-up is posted so come on over!

Have a great weekend and HaPpY (early) pInK sAtUrDaY!

Sarah

The French Hutch said...

How beautiful Christine. The tablescape has to be one of my favorites. Maybe it's because it's the holidays and I love Christmas. The colors are lovely and all the fresh greens and berries make it so festive. I love how you decorate your tablescapes.
Have a lovely weekend.

Emily
The French Hutch

Inger-M said...

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Barb said...

Christine, your table setting is beautiful...all your details are perfect. Love the pepper and salt shakers!!
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Cindy J. said...

Spectacular!!! So sorry to hear about your floor problems, but I know it will be so beautiful when it is all done. Love, Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty! Your holly has the most berries! Ours never gets that full. Love your pretty dishes and the cardinals and the plaid tablecloth....this sure puts me in the Christmas spirit!

chubskulit said...

I love the holly and the two bright red birds, lovely setting Christine.

mississippi artist said...

So pretty! I am glad you are able to do a little Christmas this year. I think the birds eat most of my berries the minute they turn red!

Katherines Corner said...

It looks beautiful! I love the little red cardinal shakers too. Hugs!

Marydon said...

What can I say ... AWESOME! What an warm & inviting table setting. So perfect & festive.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Happy Pink - that's your first Christmas Tablescape - Saturday. Wow. That's awesome. I enjoyed the details in the photos and thinking about being thrifty with this. Very nice. Have a safe trip when you go. I smiled about flying SW and the luggage. Cute. Take care - I'm off to more pinks by 4's (since my link is #104!) Thanks, Jenn

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

Hi, Christine! Everything looks beautiful -- I admire you because with all that you are going through with your floor replacement, you still did a tablescape, which was especially lovely with the candlelight. Good for you. I hope you have a good visit with your family in the coming days. Congrats on your new grandkids, and please give happy holiday wishes to John from me. xxoo
Best,
Gloria

Toni said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love the fresh berries, and your thrifted gold trees.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Your tablescape is really beautiful and your photos are awesome!

Snap said...

Another wonderful tablescape, Christine. I love the natural look (let heaven and nature sing!!!)!!! Well done! It's fun working with a new camera .. enjoy it!

Dolores said...

Oh so beautiful and romantic looking....love those berries....
Hugs

Texas Tea Party said...

Christine the photos are beautiful and the table was lovely to see with the holly and berries. The suitcase and bringing home things for a table is in our family stories, too. Happy Tablescaping, Pam

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful Christine! laurie

Micupoftea~ said...

Ooooh! So festive, such nice details! LOVE the cardinals, love the holly in the cloche and love the rosemary placecards! WHat charming dishes and a cozy setting~ Happy Advent!
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Sherry said...

Christine this is beautiful! I love the dishes, the tablecloth, and your place card holders. So Cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow, Christine...you're really working wonders with your new camera! The photos look great, especially those taken in low light. I'll bet you are SO happy to be to take those photos and not have them turn out all blurry and weird like some cameras produce. Great job! I really like the way you put the berries under the cloche. Beautiful table!!!

lulumusing said...

It was a delight to look at everything on yor table. You've got every little detail covered.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so pretty! The holly is gorgeous. We have a plant at the side of our house, I forget to go clip it! I really like your gold trees...what a deal for something so pretty!

keepingthechristmasspiritalive365 said...

Your Christmas table looks stunning Christine! I love your gorgeous Christmas china and Winterberry dishes look so festive!

You always create the most wonderful tablescapes!

Best Christmas wishes,
Natasha.

Sarah said...

Again, thanks so much for sharing your post with my Homemaking Link-Up this past weekend!

I wanted to remind you about winning my candy giveaway! Just go to my Etsy shop (link is on my sidebar w/ pics) and choose which batch of candy you'd like me to send you! OR you can have me send it to someone else with a gift note!

Have a great night!

Sarah

Tardevil said...

Looking back at old Christmas tours for holiday inspiration & this is one of my favorites, Christine. I hope you and your family are still doing well! Have a happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas, if I don't make it back by!

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