Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Table

My Christmas table begins with Santa in a cloche, of course. Just had to put one in so I could participate in Marty's cloche party at A Stroll thru Life. I'm also sharing with other gorgeous tablescapes at Susan's Tablescape Thursday.



For my table this year, I borrowed this little miniature Santa and sleigh from my Deparment 56 Charles Dickens collection.

Accenting with silver this Christmas on a red and green linen tablecloth from Williams Sonoma.
Pairing cups and saucers from Pfaltzgraff with my mother's frosty plates and glasses. I wish I could tell you where the translucent frosty dinnerware came from, but have no idea and there's not an inscription on the back. I just know they were my mom's and I cherish them.
Placesettings are stacked, starting with silver chargers from Big Lots, alternating green and red linen napkins from Williams Sonoma, frosty plates with holly, and topped with silver star ornaments tied with a red bow.
These will probably serve as my place-cards. I'll write their names on the ribbons with a silver paint pen.
Each guest is a STAR!
Hanging from the chandelier are silver ornaments.
Cigar Man loves boiled custard so we have cups from my mom's collection and a crystal pitcher waiting on the buffet.
A silver cake server is also waiting for dessert.
And last but not least, a sentimental pie plate from a very good friend balances my buffet vignette. Love the verse! In the few months I have been blogging, all of you blogging friends have certainly warmed my heart with your stories and glimpses of your homes.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

44 comments:

SharDon Exclusives said...

What a gorgeous table setting and so festive too! Wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing your table with us,
Sharon

erin said...

Everything looks beautiful...I especially love the soft shot of the ornaments hanging from the chandy! Your mantel is gorgeous too...love the warm traditional tones! take care, erin

© Jennifer Raley said...

Very pretty - the santa is really pretty up close, especially, thanks for zooming in on him. Ahhhh. Christmas. And blogs! Wonderful. :Jenn

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This table is just gorgeous!! I love your cloche, maybe one of the prettiest I have ever seen! The china, the colors, the tablecloth, everything is pretty and festive! Thanks for sharing this awesome table with us! Cindy

Natasha said...

This is such a beautifully decorated table and your centrepiece is exquisite. I might just have to go back and have another closer look at everything!
Best wishes, Natasha.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Marsha,
Your home looks lovely decked out for Christmas! I noticed I have the same Merry Christmas pie server as you! I like your idea about writing on the red bows with a silver pen for place settings. I'm also working on photos for Marty's cloche party, yours turned out clear and sharp. I have been struggling getting decent shots.
It's always nice to visit your blog!
Enjoy, Cathy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful!! Really like the ornaments on the chandelier. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful table and your santa cloche is perfect, a truly festive post. Kathy.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful tablesetting. I especially love the centerpiece with Santa in a cloche - he is darling.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is a very festive tablesetting. Love all the glitz and glam to it.
Susan

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Marsha, your table is lovely. It is so festive and I just adore all the happy colors. A real winner!

Barb ♥

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful! It really is just gorgeous. I would love to be a guest at your table!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really enjoyed seeing all this, everything is just beautiful! Love the silver cake server!

Katherine

Amy said...

Everything looks lovely and I too love your frosted dishes and cups!

Sandy said...

Just beautiful, I love your Mother's dishes. You must be so proud everytime you get to put them out on your table. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love those frosty dishes and glasses! I'm sure you do treasure them -- everthing looks so festive on your table this week!

Mimi said...

Marsha, your table is beautiful. I love, love, love the frosted holly plates/mugs. Very nice tablecloth and napkins, too.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marsha, I love the cloche with the little santa. You have paid a lot of attention to detail. I am enjoying all the lovely things to see in this tablescape! Thank you for sharing.
Yvonne

© Jennifer Raley said...

Thanks for signing up to follow me! I just love comments and followers! Who doesn't?

My knees are knocking b/c I'm planning on posting some of my 'whimsical' Christmas stories. I haven't written that way in a while and sure thought about it w/the santa in your picture.

Thanks, again!

ellen b said...

What great Christmas goodies you have. I really like your tablecloth. The cloche is great at the center!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

This is soooo festive!!!! You also photographed everything really well as the colors just EXPLODE off my computer screen!
Hugs,
Lana

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh I love the figurine in the cloche and it looks great as the center attraction of your table!! It is so cute!! It is nice that you have those old and unique plates too!

xinex said...

Beautiful setting, Marsha. So lucky of you to have your mom's lovely dishes....Christine

tales from an oc cottage said...

Well, this could not be more festive!!
LOVE all the holly!!!!!

m ^..^

Teri said...

Your table is beautiful! Everything is so festive. I really like all of the linens you used. Merry Christmas!

bj said...

Everything is just fabulous..what a lovely table.

Mary said...

I do wish I had more words at my disposal, but I don't. That means I'm going to have to echo those used elsewhere in these comments. Your table is drop dead gorgeous. Everything is beautiful and shows the thought and care that went into its creation. Very nicely done.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your tablescape and you know that I always drool over your beautiful cut crystal cloche. It is stunning. Your dishes and all of your accessories for the table are just stunning. So beautifully done. I will have Mr. Linky up tonight. See you then. Hugs, Marty

marmielu said...

How pretty everything looks! Those frosted pieces really caught my eye. Your cloche looks very nice there in the center of the table. I am wanting one myself, but haven't found one yet.
Mary Lou

dee dee said...

What a beautiful dining room! I hang bulbs my my light as well! So sweet... Dee Dee

Kelee Katillac said...

Love the cloche Marsha!

Stop By!

kelee

Alicia said...

Beautiful tablescape and I love your cloche it's beautiful!

SmilingSally said...

Marsha, your table looks so Christmacy. Thanks for sharing.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Everything looks positively beautiful. I love your Santa cloche. How precious is that to have for each holiday. That cloche is the most beautiful cut glass and it is such a nice tall one. Where on earth did you find that one? I so love it. It just sparkles like the sunshine.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cloche ideas with me today.

Your table setting is so elegant. I love the way you tucked the napkins under each place setting and then added a little element of surprise with the star ornament. A gift to the guest when they leave? So precious. I just love it.

Please stop by and let me share my cloche ideas with you.
Country hugs...Sherry

ceekay said...

I love those dishes. I don't believe I have ever seen frosted Christmas dishes. Beautiful!

Lou Cinda said...

Oh my Goodness!! This is Stunning! I love it all1!! The table cloth and napkins are so beautiful!!

Love it all!

Lou Cinda

Shelia said...

Hi Marsha! Oh, your table is so beautiful! Love all you've done and your cloche is just precious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous tablesetting! Your cloche is so pretty. It reminds me of a rose bowl. It's lovely!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful my friend...hope all is well on your side of the mountain....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now THIS is what I call a beautiful tablescape! Love Santa under the cloche, too!

Finally got my post up, come see! Looking forward to seeing you on Deck the Halls Tuesday, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your table looks beautiful, I love all of it. The cut glass cloche looks so pretty too. Your photos are always wonderful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Beautiful tablescape, love your dining room paint and stenciling. so pretty. The browns are so gorgeous for Christmas! You've decorated everything beautifully!
Debra

Lara Harris said...

Love the table setting! Puts me in the Christmas spirit for sure! :)

Lisa said...

Your table setting ideas are stunning! I love the way you paired up the Pfaltzgraff cups and bowls with frosted mugs and plates. I work for Pfaltzgraff and enjoy seeing how other people are using Winterberry to set their holiday tables. There are many new items from Winterberry if you are interested in checking them out..
http://www.pfaltzgraff.com/Winterberry/WNTBR,default,sc.html
Merry Christmas!