Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Greek Inspired Christmas Tablescape

 Christmas traditions shared by friends and family are to me what makes the season so special.
One tradition that is dear to me is a holiday dinner hosted by my friend.
Last Saturday was our twelfth holiday dinner and the table was so awesome, I had to share.

  The table was Greek themed, starting with the gold layers patterned with a Greek key edge.

Our placecards were even written in Greek!

The centerpiece was a collection of busts wearing crowns of boxwood.

They all looked like Greek gods!

White roses, white amaryllis and boxwood in little mint julep cups completed the centerpiece.
Flower arranging is obviously my friend's passion!

 An urn in the hall holds white hydrangeas and winter greens, lit with lights.

Simply breathtaking!

 At the base of the urn, a Greek crown sits atop a book of Greek art.

 Of course the menu was entirely Greek, starting with avgolemono soup, followed by lamb and Greek green beans.
Dessert?  Baklava!

I really do think my friend outdid herself on this one!
I don't think I've ever seen a more elegant table setting.  
It's pure eye candy!
When I think about the effort that went in to creating it, it's mind boggling!
Want to see more eye candy from my friend?
Follow her Instagram, The Boxwood House.

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Sarah said...

Delores, this is truly exquisite. What an honor to be among the guests at this dinner party. I adore the authentic theme of this dinner, the attention to detail, and the amazing dinnerware used. The centerpiece is clever and sophisticated.
Thank you for sharing and for the link to her IG. I will head over and follow.
Merry Christmas, my friend.

Lesa said...


Sandra said...

Both lovely and unusual!
--Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

Lulu said...

Absolutely lovely. The theme is carried out beautifully with some wonderful pieces that create a very sophisticated look.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

No kidding- her table was real eye candy! I love the busts with the boxwood wreaths- what a great idea! The gold accents throughout the table are rich and elegant looking and the menu sounds like it was quite a treat.
Have a Merry Christmas Delores!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Stunning, Delores! Love the layers and the beautiful classic elements.
Gorgeous! Wishing you a very happy, healthy new year.

Crystal Grandeur said...

So beautiful. Love the Greek theme. Thank you:)

Maria C said...

Delores, this table is gorgeous! Elegant, understated, but eye-catching, too, and the dining room is just beautiful! I love the dishes and the centerpieces are just perfect. I haven't had good Avgolemono Soup in a long time. My mouth is watering! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Happy new year!

Sheila @ Maison de Cinq said...

So, so pretty! I especially love that little gold laurel wreath, just gorgeous! And her house looks amazing too - it's left me wanting to see more!

Hope your Christmas was very merry!


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