Welcome to the 274th Tablescape Thursday!
Thanks sooo much for all the comments yesterday helping me decide which garden seat I should use beside the blue and white check chair in the guest room. I had planned to return the bluebird seat if I didn’t use it in that room but you definitely convinced me to go ahead and keep it no matter if I use it in that room or not.
If you get a chance, be sure and read the comments on yesterday’s post. So much great information about how we all approach design and how we evaluate a space. I wanted so badly to join in and leave a comment thanking you for your insights or to say, “Yes, I was thinking the same thing” but I didn’t want to say anything to influence you in any way, really wanted to hear your thoughts. I need to go through and add up all the yays and nays. I think it’s going to be a close one!
I’m back this week for Tablescape Thursday with another table inspired by the now famous, Better Homes and Garden, Walmart Dishes. 🙂 I love a themed table, even when the theme is subtle and not overly obvious.
Looking at the centerpiece, if you have some of this dishware, which salad plate pattern do you think inspired this table?
I used antler-handle flatware along with cinnamon-color flatware for this setting. Love how they look together and work with the colors in the place setting.
I’m up to my old tricks again, using a tree ornament as a place card holder. Have you guessed which salad plate I’m using in this week’s table setting? This place card holder is a big hint!
This pattern was one of my favorites in the B H & G dishware.
It features a beautiful scene with a sleigh bringing home the family Christmas tree. ~~~SIGH~~~ I can hear the lyrics now: ♪ “Dashing through the snow, In a one horse open sleigh.” ♫
There’s even a little tree tucked into our open sleigh.
I also used an ornament for the napkin rings.
This little antler ornament works well with the antler handles on the flatware and with the centerpiece. If you use these in a table setting as napkin rings, you can leave the little metal hanging loop and hanging cord in place (as I did) and it becomes a gift for your guests to take home at the end of the night, something to remind them of that wonderful evening for years to come.
If you’ve been reading BNOTP for a few years, you may remember this table setting from December 2011. The centerpiece included 4 sleighs, one I had purchased many years ago and the other three were received as gifts over the years. (Table setting can be viewed here: Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
I used one of the sleighs in this centerpiece and added a live Norfolk Pine Christmas Tree to continue the theme from our plates. I’m always asked about tall centerpieces. Use tall centerpieces to your hearts desire, they create a wonderful setting for any party. When you and your guests sit down to dinner, just move the arrangement to a sideboard or a table. The deer in this centerpiece could stay since they aren’t that tall and can easily be seen around/over, as seen in this dinner party I had one Christmas: Dinner Party with Friends
I’ve used these cute deer in several table settings over the years and in a Christmas mantle here: Hunt Themed Woodland Mantel
Glittery, gold stars dot the greenery surrounding the centerpiece. This setting would be beautiful with some lit votives to set off the sparkle of the little stars.
Merry Christmas, dear friends!
Looking forward to the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
Deer: Don’t remember now, probably Marshalls
Woven Chargers-Pier 1
Dinner Plates-Pottery Barn, last year
Salad Plates: Walmart, this year
Napkins: Plaid- HomeGoods a few years ago; Linen with velvet trim-Pier 1 a few months ago
Flatware: Red-Pier 1
Ornaments: Sleigh & Antler Wreath-Walmart, this year
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