Welcome to the 273rd Tablescape Thursday!
Today we’re tablescaping in the dining room. This room can be a bit of a challenge for taking pictures since it’s on the north side of the house where there’s very little natural light and it has deep, red walls painted Benjamin Moore, Raspberry Truffle. Someone mentioned once in a comment that all the paint colors I’ve used in my home have food names. I had never noticed that, but it’s true: Raspberry Truffle, Sugar Cookie and Tea Biscuit. Is that a coincidence or is some darker force at work?
I thought I’d start off by sharing some pics with the lights turned up, then we’ll turn them down so you can enjoy the lit trees. The mercury glass trees are from Pottery Barn, several years ago. You may remember them from previous Christmas table settings. I like how they are designed with open bottoms so you can put lights up inside.
I have a confession to make. These cute little deer were actually bought for a room that doesn’t exist yet, the someday library. You’ll find the two posts I’ve written about that room HERE. (Just click on the picture links you’ll find on that page to view each post.)
I envisioned them at Christmastime on the white mantel that will be in there someday. Have you ever bought an accessory or decoration for a room that doesn’t exist yet or am I the only
nut one who does things like that?
I used cedar garland down the center of the table, curving it in and out around the trees. I also added a string of lit silver orbs, weaving them through the garland. The final addition was 20 tiny mercury glass ornaments sprinkled atop the garland. It’s a bit like a horizontal Christmas tree, isn’t it?
Doesn’t it look like the deer are gazing up at the tree? I loved their sweet faces.
For this week’s table setting, I’m using more of that expensive dishware I used a couple of weeks ago in THIS table setting below.
Does the napkin ring give you a hint which plates I’m using from the set?
Salad plates were $2.99 each. I think the dinner plates were the same, which is kind of unusal since dinner plates are normally more. The salad plates came in four patterns and I purchased 8 of each. They are the perfect size for a party if you’re just serving finger foods. Stemware is Noritake Rockford and Waterford Lismore Crimson Hock.
A little close-up
I’ve had the reindeer napkin rings for years and have used them several times for Tablescape Thursday. The red-velvet edged napkins are from Pier 1 this year.
In the evening with the trees aglow…
Looking forward to the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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