Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve Part 1: A Silver and Green Tablescape

But not dark green . . . it had to be sort of a chartreuse green . . .


One of the little boxes that received the "hot glue" treatment . . . They contained Fannie May truffles . . .


The Christmas tree place card holders were a serendipitous find at Crate and Barrel . . . Each guest got to take one home to hang on their tree . . .


The china pattern is Federal Platinum by Lenox . . .


Chargers from Pottery Barn . . . Flatware from our local grocery store bought about 10 years ago in one of those spend-a-million-dollars-and-you-can-have-a-place-setting-for-$2 schemes . . . The napkins are embroidered with our last name initial, a find at Williams-Sonoma . . .


View of the auxiliary table with our Living-Room-turned-Library in the background . . .


The centerpieces contained calla lilies, miniature green hydrangeas, dendrobium orchids, white roses and green berries, resting on a bed of evergreens and accented with touches of silver, with 15-inch white candles rising from the center . . .


View of both tables . . .


We didn't have enough glasses of any one kind, so we mixed them up . . . On the table are Colonial Williamsburg's Winter's Garland (green water goblets), Atlantis Chartres (from our wedding), Riley stemware (Crate and Barrel) . . . 


Tomorrow we'll talk about the food . . . and the company!!!  Merry Christmas to everyone!

I'm joining Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, for Tablescape Thursday.  Please click on the link and visit, and enjoy the amazing work of fellow tablescapers.

12 comments:

Janett said...

Your table is beautiful, I love the mixed glasses!

Nicki said...

Oh yea - Christmas tablescape. So chic and luxurious. I love the simple lines of your table design - it would be so easy to go over the top with Christmas, but you did it tastefully beautiful.

I love your description of the stemware - one of the sets of china in the attic is from when I first got out of college and got dishes, accessory pieces and crystal from buying groceries. Sure, its not high end china, but considering how many groceries were purchased to get it (brother and sister tipped in) - I easily paid the price for the nice stuff.

Look forward to seeing and reading about your dinner and guests. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas.

Suzy said...

Oh my that is one gorgeous table setting! I love it - I esp love those lilies in the center piece! Wow!! Merry Christmas to you as well!

Barb said...

Very elegant and the colors are perfect.

Zoey said...

Beautiful! I love the chartreuse green color. It is so "in" right now!

Angela2932 said...

So, so beautiful! I love the description of "auxillary" table! And the calla lillies. . . . all so elegant and gorgeous! Our table was of a completely different dimension. . . . more like an easy dinner after church, and then clearing the table to settle into hours of crazy board games. It was wonderful, but I'd love to set such a beautiful table as well, with your exquisite sense of style and design!

Deanne said...

Your table is just beautiful! I love the green, silver and white theme. I love your centrepieces they are just so pretty.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gorgeous tables!!! Love the color combo. The centerpieces are fabulous as well as the china.

A Toile Tale said...

Oh, I love this. I'm a chartreuse girl myself.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a simply elegant table. Loved the white and lighter green, so pretty and festive and different.
Your goblets are so pretty.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
blessings for a Wonderful New year,
Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

and I forgot to say the centerpiece is just
gorgeous. Loved it!!
Nellie

Donnie said...

What a pretty table. Your centerpiece is lovely. Happy New Year.