Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Centerpiece Copycat

Kathleen of Let's Dish is having a challenge for us to look for a picture, copy it and then show our version for our tablescape for Dec. 11. I found mine in an old Christmas book of Southern Living at Home. Here is the photo of a centerpiece.
 

Here is my version. I do not have a plain white tiered tray so I used one that looks like a pewter. My friend Debjani gifted it to me, I think 2 or 3 Christmases ago. Thanks, Deb! I still love it!

By the time this posts, I won't be here anymore but enjoying some time with the kids and grandkids in FL but this is what's on the breakfast nook in the kitchen for John to enjoy while I am gone.

 My glassware consists of Pfaltzgraff's Winterberry footed and old fashioned glasses and onyx wine glasses. We bought the onyx wine glass from the French flea market in New Orleans and I have had the Winterberry glass for sometime now.

 I chose to use our hammered flatware because they seem to sparkle and I always associate Christmas with sparkles.

 
Another wonderful gift from a friend, Brenda, from a past  Christmas, is this Winterberry deviled egg server. Thanks, Brenda!



 My plate chargers are ceramic with the word "Believe" and a snowflake inscribed on them.
 Next comes the dining plate given by another friend, Maribel. Ain't I so lucky to have so many friends feeding my obsession? LOL!
 Instead of using the matching salad plates, I thought I would mix them with my Winterberry dessert plates. I have salad plates too but I could not find them. And I thought I was pretty organized, lol. I must be getting old. I found the box but it is empty so I must have stored the plates somewhere else. I used them last year.


A tea for one Winterberry tea pot and cup combo.



There you are, do I have a good copy? Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you and your families are enjoying this Christmas season.
I am linking with

The Scoop (Tuesday)
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Kathy's A Return To Loveliness
Sandi's Teatime Tues
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
FriendsSharing Tea
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
 Share Your Cup Thursday
Paula's What's It Wed
Centerpiece Wed
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues
Kathleen's Let's Dish
 Tablescape Thursday

 
Thank you so much for hosting!
Happy Holidays!

48 comments:

Vel Criste said...

Copycat or not, your centerpiece is just perfect!!!! Your table is exquisite as always Christine!!!! Love it!!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a lovely,festive and gorgeous table Christine!
Your centerpiece is just so pretty!
And oh I love those napkins.
Pretty, pretty.
Enjoy your time in Florida you lucky gal you.
Cindy

Tea in Texas said...

Christine, I love your copy cat centerpiece and the wonderful photos and how you mimicked with the tiered plates. Your layers of plates are very wonderful to mix and match. I giggled when I read the statement about searching for your salads and I have done the same but wasn't brave enough to admit it. Your tablescape is so lovely and great for your husband. Have fun in FL.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I like yours BETTER!

Great job on that.

xo

Sheila

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
I like your centerpiece much better! Your tablescape is really pretty and festive. I'm sure your hubby will enjoy it. Thank you for sharing this at Tea Time and enjoy the time with your family in Florida.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Candy S said...

Christine, I agree, your copycat centerpiece is prettier than the original. I love the tiers and the packages - all just so cute! Your table is fabulous, I read the post when your friend gave you the dishes, I bet she is as proud as a peacock to see how beautifully you have displayed them. I will have to bookmark this tablescape so I can come back and refer to it when I do my copycat table (I am seriously thinking of copying yours) I mean it is just so pretty. Your plates are so similar to the Royal Hunt plates from Noritake that I have. But alas, I do not have anything to compare with your chargers. :( Maybe I better pick something easier. A really fantastic job!!!

Candy

Ruth Weston said...

So pretty! Not copycat...say inspired! Lovely! I especially like the Winterberry pattern. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Tammy Henderson said...

your centerpiece turned out so cute.. Would love it if you came by Share it One More Time at One More time events.http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/12/gold-and-silver-metallic-starburst-and.html

Martha's Favorites said...

Christine: The table looks perfect! Those onyx wine glasses are amazing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Marigene said...

Yes, you did a great copy job, Christine! Gorgeous table.

Snap said...

Christine, I like your centerpiece best. Well done. As always, you set a fabulous table. Love how you mix your dishes. Enjoy your time with the kids. Merry Tea Day!

Rettabug said...

Well done, Christine!! ~clap-clap~
You really did a fantastic job of taking that SL centerpiece to a whole new level.
I have yet to post my copy-cat thing...better get busy!

Beth said...

Great copycat, Christine! Your centerpiece is so pretty. Love the china and the glassware. You are a tablescaper extraordinaire! Merry Christmas, Christine.

Tina C said...

I agree with many others, your centerpiece looks so much better. Love it. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas.

Bernideen said...

You outshine them all my dear! Your table and decorations are breathtaking! So glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea Christine!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful, Christine. What an easy and yet gorgeous centerpiece. I love the beaded cake stand. Your china pieces are all so pretty and I love the way you've mixed different patterns. laurie

Terri said...

Hello Christine, what a wonderful interpretation of that picture! You did a fabulous job creating your own centerpiece and tablescape. I actually love yours more! The pewter tiered tray was a great choice, the cutlery complements it well. And all your festive table ware looks perfect. John is lucky : )
Enjoy your visit with your family in Florida.
Hugs,
Terri

Kathleen said...

Love this, CHristine, so cheerful and colorful. Great mix on the plates, and the centerpiece is great! Good copy, for sure!
Thanks so much for taking the challenge at Let's dish!

Tricia said...

Christine, I have admired that exact centerpiece and wanted to copy it! You did a beautiful job, and the rest of the table is as gorgeous as your usual standard. I hope you enjoy your family time at Christmas!

The Tablescaper said...

Gorgeous! Love the little present son the tiered server - a very effective centerpiece.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great job, Christine! You nailed it! Those dishes are all very pretty! Enjoy your time in FL! We're having some nice weather here!

Katherine

Bonnie said...

Great job Christine. I love your china patterns mixed. They are so pretty. Your table is very festive with so many great touches from your friends. Your centerpiece is eye catching and meet the challenge.

Have a wonderful time with the grandkids. Merry Merry Christmas.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your copycat is gorgeous. Love the tiered tray and all the presents on it. I love Winterberry and have many pieces of it myself. Great Job!

Lulu said...

Love the centerpiece and your table is, as always, perfectly done with such attention to detail.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Christine, I love the idea of the tiered present centerpiece and your entire table is so pretty and happy!! I have "lost" dishes too, only to find them when I'm looking for others! Hope you are enjoying your time with your family. Linda

Diane said...

Yes, Christine! You have a great copy and this whole table is one of my very favorites that you have done! I have an inventory list in my computer, which has a place for "location" of all of the pieces that I own. The problem is that I keep moving things around and forgetting to update the list - ugh!! Have fun in Florida. I just returned and did not have time to do Kathleen's challenge!!

kitty said...

I like your copycat centerpiece even more than the inspiration picture, Christine. Your table is so festive and holds so many treasured gifts from dear friends.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I like your inspiration photo and how you created your centerpiece from it. Your's is much nicer! Love all your dishes, stemware and silverware- beautiful!

tablescapesbybev said...

Yes, you have a great copy! Love that centerpiece...better than the original.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your copy cat is much more beautiful tan the one in the magazine dear Chris! I love the two tier with all the gifts and the mix of lovely C'mas plates is awesome!!! Merry C'mas.
FABBY

One Shabby Old House said...

What a great centerpiece. I love everything about your table and will be over at 6:00!

Sarah said...

What a cheerful table! I love your centerpiece and will pin it. The pewter tiered tray with the beaded edge is the perfect piece for this idea. Gorgeous!
Enjoy your time in FL - Sarah

Crystal Grandeur said...



Love your center piece.The table setting is beautiful as ever.Hope you are having good time and have a wonderful holidays.Love and Hugs...:):)

Christine Graves said...

Gorgeous....you outdid yourself. and I like yours better ;-)

Maria Elena said...

Christine, just wanted to stop by and let you know your post was featured today at Our Home Away From Home. Have a good weekend!

Tammy Henderson said...

Hi Stopping by to let you know you have been featured a One More Time Events….Thanks for sharing hope you can make it to this weeks party…Hugs Tammy

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