Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A little Christmas

 My inspiration came from my centerpiece.
 Since I am not entertaining this year, I decided to do a  centerpiece with candles.
 I love candles! All kinds.
I have them littered throughout my home in every room.
I find when you have a large centerpiece, it often gets taken off the table before dinner if you serve family style like I do. I don't like people getting up and down for seconds.
 Its a distraction and people really don't like getting up.
 I guess I am old fashion and do things the way my mom does them.
I want guests to sit down and enjoy!

I chose red chargers for all four place settings but used two different dinner plates.
This one is by Bella Lux and the  pattern is Alexandra Gold.

 This dinner plate is Sakura, and  the pattern is Galaxy.

                 Here are the four place settings using different silver napkin rings and
green depression glass salad plates.

 I layered Burgundy napkins and gold napkins to bring out the gold in the dishes and silverware.

I 'm not sure if you noticed but I mix silver and gold all the time!
I have done this even when wearing jewelry since I was seventeen.
Bling is bling in my book! I love it all!

 My glassware...
 My daughter just messaged me and told me that the Christmas ones, match her dishes.
 I only have five. I bought them at a church sale for 25 cents each!
 I guess I'll be mailing her another package if I can find some more for her. LOL

                              The deer are from GW, I think. Someplace like that anyway.
                              I buy most of my dishes and glassware in thrift stores.
                              After awhile, I'm not sure which store I bought them in.

Last picture of the whole dining room.
The tablecloth I made years ago.........

Thank you for visiting me. I love when you stop and visit.
Sometimes its just nice to know I am not alone in this world.

I will be joining:
 Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday

Christine at Rustic & Refined for Table It Monday

Blessings My Friend,


  1. I like how you used the same chargers with the different plates. It unifies your table. Mixing gold and silver bling is always lovely! I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas and new year!

  2. Lovely, Elaine! I, too, love the mix of gold and silver. Like you said...bling is bling! Further, with a discerning eye, one can create beautiful tablescapes by judiciously mixing up the elements like you did with the dinner plates and napkin rings!

    I hope you and yours enjoy the very best of the Christmas holiday week!!! Take care!

  3. Lovely table...gorgeous tablecloth, Elaine! Your centerpiece is so pretty with the glass trees, deer and all the candles.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.