Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Pinteresting Christmas Challenge


Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen is having a A PINTERESTING CHRISTMAS TABLE challenge. I have a hard time finding a picture of what I wanted to do but finally settled on the table below.
 
 This is my version.
 
Below is the picture from Pinterest that I copied from the account of The Adventures of Tartanscot and you can see it on his blog here. 
I actually also have those Old Britain Castles Christmas tree plates but they are in our Cape Coral, FL home so I opted to use my Friendly Village transferware set.

 
Well, what do you think? Did I pass as a copycatter?

 Now, it's time to show all the details. I started with laying placemats and table runners with cardinals and poinsettias. I know I have 8 placemats but somehow, I could not locate the 8th one. Does this ever happen to you, misplacing a part of a set? Anyway, good thing I have 4 table runners of the same pattern so I used 3 runners and 4 placemats for a place setting for 8. It worked!
I got to use my "Believe" plate chargers again, topped with Friendly Village dinner plates and alternating a round and square salad plates from the same set.
The champagne flutes are Micasa "Gemstones", which I paired with red Italian wine crystals.
The silver plated flatware are from Wm. Rodgers and sons but I cannot remember the pattern name. I like that they have not tarnished since I bought them about 3 years ago from Ebay.
 
The centerpiece was a pair of santas and lots of  Christmas trees in various sizes.
I added 2 candles on each ends.
 
 
 
 
I added little village houses too. The one below is from Bernkastel, Germany.
Snowmen S & P shakers




 
 
 
 I took 2 panoramic shots.
 
 I placed my 3 Villeroy & Boch apple bakers on the buffet.
 This bowl with Christmas balls was on the table before I set the tablescape and I moved it on a pedestal table near the window.

That was fun! I hope you join Cuisine  Kathleen  at www.cuisinekathleen.com/ and please check out the many links who joined the party. Thank you so much for stopping by and I appreciate the efforts of everyone hostessing these memes. I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season.
 
I am also linking with
Sally's Blue Monday
Christine's Table it Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

36 comments:

Denise Marie said...

Oh, it is absolutely magical!! I love the centerpiece.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Simply gorgeous traditional table. I adore it! It looks wonderful with your beautiful traditional décor! ❤❤

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Exquisite Chris! I love your runner centerpiece creation and it's better than the original Pinterest you copied from. I have no idea what to do yet!
I'm glad you placed on this gorgeous table the adorable apple bakers...perfect here!
Have a great week.
FABBY

Shelia said...

Oh, my goondess, Christine! Your table is gorgeous! I like yours much better than the inspiration one! Your centerpiece is so pretty and of course your dishes are gorgeous! No one does it better.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Christine...you did a great copy! I love all the different trees that make up the centerpiece.
That china pattern is so perfect for this table.
It would truly be a joy to sit at your table.
Have a wonderful week.

Sarah said...

Fantastic, Christine! You selected a beautiful model and did an outstanding job of recreating your own version. You have such a regal dining room. Perfect for this tablescape. Happy Holidays!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Just Fabulous! Wow! You did a great job and it's all beautiful! I am still working on my table for Kathleen's challenge, see you there!
Jenna

bj said...

It all looks wonderful,Chris...
I love yours the best.
Hope all the babies are doing good now and that you all have a wonderful Christmas....xoxo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You most definitely passed. The table looks so beautiful and amazing! Happy Holiday's to you and your family.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Christine, your dining room is just gorgeous! Beautiful table setting too! I had to smile when I saw those cute little snowman salt and pepper shakers because I saw that same set at a sale I did and we were talking about how cute and simple they were!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Gina

Marlis said...

Just beautiful. As always. I love yours, it's so warm and inviting.

Traci said...

You did a great job! It's gorgeous!

kitty said...

What a great copycat design, Christine, but yours is so much prettier!!! I would so love being a guest at your table.

Alycia Nichols said...

Right on, Christine! Great job! I love how full the centerpiece is. I think the centerpiece is the hallmark of any great tablescape because it really calls for imagination to make it all come together. You did a good job of complementing the Pinterest pic!

Hooray for you!!!!!!!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Christine,

So good to hear from you. As usual, your table is just perfect! Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my Christmas music post. Please come back.

Happy Blue Monday!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Christine, your table is far better than your inspiration table. Love thee friendly village plates I have those too. The believe chargers really add the festive look. The trees, villages and santas are darling. How fun and beautiful to be able to sit at your table...Happy holidays.

Christine Graves said...

I really love your table! I think you nailed it perfectly!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS my friend!!

Rettabug said...

So full & lush looking, Christine...you certainly filled the bill with this elegant *copycat* challenge! Your entire home is so lovely, with all your special treasures. I love visiting & feel bad that I haven't been around blogland lately.
Wishing you & yours a wonderfully blessed Christmas!
Hugs,
Rett

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine I think it would be safe to say that "you pulled it off" and I might add it is beautiful! I love it all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Your table is absolutely exquisite, every detail, color, tree, and plate are perfectly placed and gorgeous.
I agree with Shelia, your table far surpasses the inspiration table.
Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comment.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Jemma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty and I love everything! Your details are right on and you have created an elegant and warm table!

Lady of the Manor said...

Your table is just stunning!! I love those Friendly Village dishes!! Beautifully done!!

Mary said...

Gorgeous Christine and what eye candy in your home for the holidays! I can't tell distinguish your copycat table from the original!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Gorgeous creation Christine. Looks wonderful .Just apt for the season. Have a nice day. Love sujatha:)

Joy said...

Beautiful table!

Kathleen said...

Love it, like the wood showing, highlights the dishes! You did a beautiful job, the whole table is very inviting! Thanks for taking the challenge with this exquisite table!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

WOW!!!! Your table is GORGEOUS!!! You really knocked this out of the park!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautifully done, I love every bit of it! Where did you get the beaded candle rimgs, they are fabulous!!

Sarah said...

Wonderful table, Christine. Bravo on this gorgeous table!

Shelia Dowd said...

Wow! You knocked it out of the park! What a beautiful tablescape! I have a huge crush on your Friendly Village china! I also love the trees that you've placed throughout! Just lovely!
Shelia
House of Highlands

Laurie Ritchey said...

I think your table is prettier than the inspiration picture. It is absolutely gorgeous. Love all of the details of your pretty centerpiece, and your runners/placemats are gorgeous. laurie

All The Pretty Dishes said...


Your table is absolutely gorgeous and I think it looks better than the original. Just stunning.

Rosie M. said...

Oh, Christine, you nailed the challenge!! I actually like your table better: it is warm, welcoming, and quite stunning. Have a wonderful Holiday Season! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Candy S said...

The Friendly Village transferware adds so much to this interpretation of the Tartanscot inspiration table. You nailed the overall theme of the table perfectly!

Beth L. said...

What an absolutely stunning table! You did a great job!

The Charm of Home said...

Christine your table is gorgeous!! I love the goblets and dishes! Thank you for joining HSH! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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