Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Christmas Day Tablescape

 Merry Christmas!
It's Christmas morning, everyone is still asleep and I finally have time to reveal my Christmas 2013 table that has taken me days to create.

 My muse and inspiration is this reindeer plate from Homegoods.
It took me weeks to accumulate enough, going to three different stores.
Eventually, I gave up and just ordered them from eBay!

I already had the tartan plates, placemats and napkins which all seemed to go together.
The charger is pewter and picks up the silver silhouette of the deer on the candles.

For the centerpiece I filled a silver ice bucket with red roses, white mums and eucalyptus leaves.
It smells wonderful.

 I eliminated the runner and instead laid fir branches from the Christmas tree lot all down the table.
Two candlesticks with white candles decorated with reindeer are on either end, along with a pair of pine cone candles and a pair of tapers.

At each place setting, I used mini trees in little bark pots.
My guests can take them home as a favor.

Each little tree has their name on it!
I found the tartan picks at the flower mart and knew they would be perfect in the trees.

I really had fun setting the table this year, anticipating using the reindeer plates and the mini trees... all came together for something fresh and traditional at the same time.

As the morning sun streams in, I am thinking of all my family sitting together at this table later today with the candles lit, enjoying the traditional dinner of lamb and pilaf.
There will be much laughter and love.
I can't wait!

Merry Christmas to all the followers of Vignette Design!
I truly appreciate your support and love hearing from each and every one of you!

May your day be filled with love, laughter and the joy of Christmas!

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Thehouseofhampton said...

Beautiful table! I'm still drooling over your wallpaper. Anticipating getting mine's scheduled for Feb 7!
Merry Christmas,

AT HOME BLOG said...

Everithing it's perfect... Merry christmas from My family to yours.

Sarah said...

Delores, I just knew you would pair these with tartan, and you know I'm lovin this table setting. What a beautiful setting for a family Christmas meal. Every detail has me smiling. Merry Christmas, dear friend. ~ Sarah

Patty Rumaker said...

Your tablescape is lovely. Merry Christmas. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Donna said...

Very pretty, pulled together table. Love the plaids.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love this, Delores and the little trees are so cute. Merry Christmas!

Rebecca said...

I marvel at your ability to put together such an amazing tablescape. I'm sure those who gathered around the table enjoyed its beauty - and the menu sounds scrumptious!

Lori said...

Gorgeous table. I would sit there all night.

marlene said...

I absolutely love plaid and think your table setting is fabulous! I have the napkins but love those placemats that match. Truly such a beautiful setting. What a great party favor to take home. Thank you for sharing. I have been pinning these table.

Unknown said...

For some reason, my blogs arrive a day late. (The story of my life!). I saw those dishes on ebay and thought of several bloggers who would enjoy them, so glad you paired them with plaid. Your table is lovely and your dining room must be lonnng to accomdate that many people. We can seat 12 comfortably, but no more. Thanks for sharing, Vicki in Louisville KY

Betsy Speert said...

Where do you find room to store all your stuff?
You have more plates and glasses than anybody I know.
It looks beautiful.

Kathysue said...

Hi D! What a perfect Christmas table to dine at. I know your family appreciates your talent, effort and love that you put into this beautiful table. Merry Christmas,
xo Kathysue

Marlis said...

this is so stunning! I love that you paired the reindeer with tartan. Perfect. The crystal wine hocks have me drooling. Hope your Christmas was merry and that the upcoming new year brings many good times, happiness and much joy. xo marlis

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Love the new reindeer plates and your holiday table is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays! We up at Sea Ranch and your blog with your Christmas tablescape was just perfect for viewing. Beautifully done and makes me feel not so far from home (though I love it here).

Just fabulous and bet your family had a great time too. MMR

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Merry Christmas Delores! I just love the deer plates with the tartan and the beautiful centerpiece. The tree branches, roses and eucalyptus must give a wonderful aroma to the room. This is such an inviting and happy table and I'm sure your family must have loved sitting here for Christmas dinner! Linda

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love your plates and anything plaid too! Your table is gorgeous! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

cotedetexas said...

Such a beautiful table! Love your dishes!!!

Many happy wishes for the new year!

Cote de Texas

cindy hattersley design said...

Love the combination of the black and white with the plaid! Happy New Year!!

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Delores, this is simply stunning. I wish I could copy each detail. I'm sure everyone's eyes were round with delight when they saw this beautiful tablescape. Very well done.
Merry Christmas.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Delores, this table setting is everything about it! I know your family did, too!

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