Silver-Tiered Centerpiece for Christmas

Welcome to the 63rd Tablescape Thursday!

A few months ago, I was shopping in one of my favorite antique/thrift stores, and I came across a pretty multi-tiered, silver server. It was a bit more than I really wanted to spend at $50 and it seemed a bit on the high side for the Flea…but it grabbed hold of me and refused to let me leave without it. I’d been planning on putting together a formal tablescape for TT for sometime…now I had the perfect centerpiece. As I played with this tablescape, it suddenly took an unexpected turn and took on a Christmas feel. So hope you enjoy a touch of Christmas, just a little early.

With the lights turned up and the candles, not lit…

Let’s dim the lights just a bit…and light those candles…

After I’d taken quite a few pics, I decided to add some blooms from my Encore Azalea to the tiered centerpiece….this pic was taken with the azaleas.

Here’s a pic of the centerpiece taken prior to adding in the azaleas blossoms.

Found this little star ornament at Hobby Lobby last Christmas. Using a pretty ribbon, I attached it to the top of the server.

I gathered lots of pretties from around the house. I knew I wanted to keep all the colors white, silver or crystal clear…with just a touch of red. The little silver-painted pine cones were gifts from a sweet niece one year. She always gives wonderful gifts that she makes herself…aren’t those the best kind?!

The sparkly, silver starfish you see above, and pictured here below…

Nothing was off limits for filling my centerpiece, as long as it fit somewhat within the color scheme. I mixed in three different styles of napkin rings (pearl, jingle bells and silver) right along beside ornaments I already had or found recently at Old Time Pottery.

For this formal setting, I envisioned luscious, red strawberries, piled high with fresh cream. The tiniest fork to the outer left edge is a strawberry fork. (If pic appears cut off on the right, try adjusting the resolution on your computer to a higher setting.) China is Noritake, Pattern is Colburn…it was the china I selected in 1978, as a bride-to-be.

Alas, no strawberries, so a pretty ornament must do…

Sterling flatware is Towle, King Richard…

Crystal is Fair Lady by Lenox

You know I love pulling out the salt cellars for the formal, and sometimes, even for informal tablesettings. I just love an excuse to use these tiny, little salt spoons.


The first time I ever used a sugar scuttle was while staying in a Bed and Breakfast on vacation. I went on a mad search for one after that day and found one fairly quickly on eBay.  Since buying the first one, I’ve bought several more for gifts. When you find them, they are sometimes missing their little scoop. If it’s missing the scoop, just use a sugar shell spoon or little tongs.

Excuse the slightly askew flatware. I scooted it over to make way for an elbow while taking some pics of the centerpiece and forgot to scoot it back.

I have a chandelier story in me…one day I’ll get around to sharing it.   Pssst:  Shared my chandelier tale here:   Beeswax Candle Covers and SatinWrapped Bulbs for Chandeliers 

A few months ago, I was out antiquing and I came across this apothecary server. I immediately recognized it as a server I’d seen online at Neiman Marcus. I’d been drooling over it for over a year, but could never bring myself to pay the NM price.

It was at $189 in the antique store, and it looked brand new. But, I couldn’t remember how that compared to NM’s price…I thought it was less, but I wasn’t sure how much less. I told the clerk that I was interested in the piece, but really needed to check and see how their price compared to a brand new one at NM.

He apparently did not want me to leave the store with out it because he got on the phone with the owner and the price came down to $89. I said, YES, immediately, because I knew that was definitely better than Neiman Marcus. I had him pour water in it and I tested it before I bought it. It worked perfectly.

I was thrilled when I got home and pulled up the NM site and found it was going for $249, and that was “on sale.”  Yea! Good things do come to those who wait…sometimes.

Thanks for stopping by this evening for a tablescape with a little hint of Christmas. Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Hi Susan,
    OMG gorgeous…I going in for another look. I will be back

  2. mustard seeds says

    The table is exquisite this week. I would really love to win that candleholder. That was the favorite thing I saw at their website that I entered on Monday. I signed up to follow Colonial candles.

  3. Susan,
    Wow.. your tablescape is stunning! I love the silver and the Christmas theme! The stemware just sparkles and the whole table shines. What an inspiration.
    Dee Dee

  4. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Breathtaking. I'm not quite ready to start thinking about Christmas yet since everyone is coming here for Thanksgiving(hopefully around 20). However, I found myself humming Jingle Bells as I viewed your wonderful post!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  5. Susan, I love your beautiful, sparkly table with all the white and crystal and silver. That tiered server is so pretty. Love it with the ornaments. I found a beverage server similar to yours at Home Goods this past summer. I think I got mine for $30 or $40! I was thrilled because I, like you, had seen them for much, much more.

    Love this candelabra from CC:

  6. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Susan, the silver tiered server is just breathtaking! What a wonderful idea. The silver with the red walls and the beautiful china- this tablescape is a delight. I have a silver server, and I am trying this idea for Christmas, too.
    Thank you for hosting- and your great give-away!

  7. Lanterns are my favorite thing now….I cannot get enough of them! I love the jars with melting wax in them at the candle company! Thank you so much for sharing your world! Pamie G.
    [email protected]

  8. Dining Delight says

    Susan, you have created a gorgeous tablescape with that centerpiece and in your fabulous dining room. With the two together, you do get a little sense of Christmas-to-come and I love that feeling! Great deal on that server, it is terrific!


  9. Pure magic, Susan! The rich red walls provide the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous silver and crystal. You've arranged everything so beautifully! No wonder you're the undisputed Queen of the Tablescape! 😉

    Long may she reign!

    Warmest regards,

  10. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Susan, that table is just gorgeous. It makes me want to get out the Christmas things and get busy. The house we are in now has an open layout. The kitchen/dining/family rooms are all open. Your photos made me miss my formal dining rooms of houses past. Stunning!


  11. Wow, xtra fancy – I feel under dressed…..Looks great !

  12. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, this is stunning! Love your new tired server, and I love everything you put in it. Your new liquid server is a real beauty and what a great deal you got on that! You made me want to start decorating for Christmas! As always, I so appreciate you hosting TT. laurie

  13. Entertain Exchange says

    I love those starfish…beautiful table!

  14. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    You have the magic touch! It is truly magical! So elegant and classy!

    Love your new serving pieces, they are perfect for you!


  15. Oooh, those lanterns are so cool!! SO pretty! I'd love to have one of those! And now I am about to go back and look SLOWLY at all the gorgeous pictures – Christmas!! YIKES!!!

  16. This is just beautiful, really it takes my breath away. I plan to visit several times and bring friends with me.

  17. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says

    ok, so following along through the pictures I had so many comments (it's gorgeous!!) but then I got distracted by the strawberry fork…really? I have so much to learn!

  18. Susan, this is a stunner! The silver and crystal with red accents makes this all so elegant. Love the little strawberry fork. Guess we might all be looking for a tiered silver server now! It makes a perfect focal point for this exquisite table. Glad you found the server at a bargain. It too is stunning and so useful all year round.
    The lantern give away is terrific. Sign me up 3 times. I've subscribed for email and here is the link to a great item:
    It's a precious picture frame using the sock monkey theme. Love those sock monkeys!
    Merry, Merry! ~ Sarah
    Don't have a tablescape of my own to share this week, but I'm heading out to see who is on the list this week.

  19. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Your dining room is beautiful, Susan! Did you take these pictures without the flash on your camera? The post I added to Metamorphosis Monday was taken at night and I have to figure out how to turn the flash off.

    That multi-tiered silver server is gorgeous! Love the ornaments you put in it. Everything is gorgeous!

  20. Beautiful Susan! Love the RED walls and the touch of Christmas must mean it is time to start thinking tree, decorations, pretties all over the house!

  21. Hi Susan! Your table is so beautiful! I love your tiered piece and how you've placed Christmas in it! 🙂 Oh the drink server, I don't know what it's called, is so beautiful. I can just see it with some beautiful red punch in it! Love it all as usual!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  22. Jenglamgirl says

    you are TRULY inspiring… your photos should be in magazines. THIS HAS TO BY HANDS DOWN MY MOST FAVORITE TABLESCAPE YOU HAVE DONE. WITHOUT A DOUBT THE MOST GORGEOUS THING i HAVE SEEN in a LONG LONG TIME. The cupcake tiered tray or whatever you call it… STUNNING.. with all the ornaments and what have yous… BEAUTIFUL JOB. k- I will shut up now!

  23. Stunning!

  24. Hi Susan,
    Such a beautiful tablescape. You
    did really good. Looks like a winter wonderland.
    On the Colonial Candle site, I love
    the multi tealight holder lantern.
    Also for my third entry, I did sign up to receive the e-mail alerts.
    [email protected]

  25. Maya@Completely Coastal says

    Very glamorous! Love it all. And to add a starfish here and there is always such a nice touch.

  26. nannykim/spindlecottage says

    Susan, this just makes me smile and say ahhhhhhhhh. Your room was made for Christmas time. Love the way you pulled stuff in for the centerpiece. Everything is so inviting and beautiful!! What a nice deal you got on the jar!! (enter me in for the drawing) 🙂

  27. Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic says

    Your centerpiece is absolutely stunning!

  28. Little Ms Blogger says

    What a great intimate table setting for a formal Christmas Eve dinner.

    On the Colonial Candle site, I liked this

    and…I signed up for alerts.

  29. Honey, you have knocked my socks off with this one!! OUTSTANDING!! I love every inch of it. The red accents in your lovely red room are just PERFECT.
    I do all gold & white for Christmas but now you've got me rethinking…I may need to put in a pop of color like this.
    I love your bargain hunting. It makes them all the more special if you don't feel like you were taken to the cleaners with their purchase. I just LOVE a good sale. 😀

    Thank you for all the inspiration you provide & for allowing us to join you in this obsession over dishes. LOL

    ♥ Rett

    p.s. I, too, would love to enter the Colonial Candles lantern giveaway for today. Thanks for the chance to participate.

  30. Simple, Elegant, beautiful!

  31. It is so beautiful, Susan! What do you mean a hint of Christmas??..I am already singing Silver Bells..
    Wonderful table, no surprise there!

  32. A beautiful table as always — love the sugar scoop — I have two and use them for my demitasse spoons!

    You always have such pretty things and use them so cleverly.

  33. The White Farmhouse says

    This tablescape says everything that Christmas is, magical, snowy, glittery… I just love this!

  34. Hokie Grandma says

    Just beautiful! Lots of great ideas for my table come Christmas.

    Would love the lanterns also:)

  35. Styling by Coty Farquhar says


    You really scared me today when I saw your GORGEOUS Christmas setting, I know the year is travelling fast and when I realised that Christmas is really only around the corner, well, I did get worried.

    Your table setting looks so glamorous today, and you know, it is a shame to only use our xmas deorations once a year, as they are so beautiful and they look great on your table.

    I'm showing one of my old picnic race meeting settings this week. Come and have a look.

    xxx Coty

  36. tales from an oc cottage says

    You are too sweet! But who sees starfish when there are salt cellars around??!!!! I adore them! Your table is not only elegant…but magical!!!!
    A Christmasy confection!

    m ^..^

  37. Country Dreaming says

    Beatiful—please enter my name please.

  38. Suzann @ The Olive Cottage says

    Such a beautiful tablescape. I love all the shimmery glamour. Truly the most lovely Christmasy table I have ever seen.

  39. Hi Susan, Absolutely lovely as always. What a perfectly elegant tablescape in the ever so elegant dining room. I would have had a hard time passing up the tiered silver server also, it is so gorgeous and will be perfect for your Holiday table.Christmas will be here before we know it. I am planning this years Thanksgiving table and I am also using some found silver items, so fun to treasure hunt. Hugs Kathysue

  40. the tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! the lantern is an awesome giveaway!

  41. First of all I adore your sparkly table, Susan! It is just gorgeous and makes me want to DECORATE!!!:) Now, I found 4 Halloween votive holdres, set of 4 but when I clicked on them it keeps saying the page can't be found??? So, I couldn't supply the link here, sorry! They are under candle accessories.
    YOur sugar scuttle is extraordinary: I always love seeing it when you post it. I will have to find me one!!!!The salt cellars are such fun too! The tiered server is fabulous! I love it especially with all the goodies you put on it! FABULOUS table! Now I will go see some more! Thanks so much for hosting this! I didn't get a table done this week: I am in the middle of a BIG life decision. XO, Pinky

  42. Really gorgeous table! I was especially interested in the sugar scuttle. I have my grandmother's although I never saw her use it as one. Each year she'd host her mother's 80+ year old birthday party, and she'd fill hers with nuts by the cake and punch! Nice to know it's real use.

  43. Howdy Susan!
    Like the table you've created. Very pretty and puts me in the Christmas mood.
    Glam on,

  44. Bama Belle says

    That was positively breathtaking. Oh my goodness! I am going back for seconds on that table! BEAUTIFUL

  45. Gorgeous as usual! Everything is beautiful! I have been looking for an apothcary dispenser and found one last week in my hometown. Gotta go look again.

  46. Hi Girlfriend…

    Ohhh my…this is one of the most beautiful tables that I've ever seen, my friend!!! It's soooo rich and elegant…I love the white and silver with the few splashes of red! I just adore your centerpiece…I have plans to do something similar soon! Your photos are simply fabulous as usual…I really do think that they belong in a magazine! I keep waiting for the day that we see your beautiful home and tablescapes in print!!! Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us today!!!

    Ohhh…and I love the Colonial Candle lantern! It would be so perfect at my place…especially since it's green! I'm heading over to Colonial Candle to take a look! Thank you, Susan…for doing such a fabulous giveaway for us!!!

    Love ya,

  47. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Susan, That is such a festive table setting. It made me want to get dressed up and come to your party. Really lovely!
    ♥, Susan

  48. The Barnett Family says

    Love the TT as usual….expect nothing less of you!!!

    Love the opportunity to win the Lantern and I really like the

    Thank you again!

  49. Rosie@Journey to Charm says

    Just stunning! So romantic and classy. I love the apothecary server. Great buy.

  50. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    Well, this is just gorgeous!! Breathtaking to be exact! I love that you used different things in the server. Beautiful!!

  51. Very pretty! Like your new additions as well as the pedestal cake server.

  52. So pretty! I am going to miss decorating for Christmas this year- next one, though, I'm hitting all the German markets! 🙂

  53. Man! Those Colonial Candle people are really something, aren't they!
    They have great stuff!

  54. Beautiful server..loved all your ornaments in it!
    The apothecary server is gorgeous..anxious to see that over and over again.

  55. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Your dining room is gorgeous, and the tablescape is just so pretty. Every detail is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

  56. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    Susan, Are you lucky or what?!? The tiered server would have come home with me too! It's gorgeous & so is the new apothecary server! Oh yeah – you're tablescape is fabulous too! I am sooo drooling over your new finds! ♥ Diane

  57. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh so pretty — and don't you love it when you get a great bargain — especially a lovely bargain!

  58. santamaker says

    Stunning elegance. Might be my favorite one yet!

  59. anniedavis says

    The tablescape is beautiful! And I love the lantern that is today's giveaway!

  60. just takes my breath away.
    I love everything in the whole, entire post. Just magnificent.
    O, and PLEASE add my name for the beautiful lantern giveaway. It is so so pretty and I LOVE it.
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely day.
    xo bj
    O, the tip you gave me this morning worked like a charm. My many thanks to you, sweetheart.

  61. Atelier de Charo says

    Muy elegante y de buen gusto!!!

  62. Love…………..the latern. It would look so nice in my home.

  63. I love, love, love your tablescape! I'll be back again and again to study each detail.

  64. Lovely table. Very classy. The 3 tiered centerpiece looks lovely all dressed in silver and red. Would love to win the beautiful lantern. I see Christmas and spring possibilities!

  65. The Style Sister says

    You table is breathtaking!! So elegant…it just sparkles!

  66. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Beautiful! Beautiful! I don't know what else to say! Glad you had the apothecary server checked out – I remember some one had a problem not to long ago with one they bought – it had a leak (can't remember who it was). Love your posts.

  67. Sherri@lavenderfields says

    Beautiful table setting! I was so excited to see a bit of Christmas. I am really excited to have found this site just in time for the holidays! I bet there will be some amazing things here! I learned two new things today. I have never heard the words sugar scuttle or salt cellar. Glad to have learned that! Happy TT and thank you for hosting such a special site…Sherri

  68. I DO DECLARE says

    So, so pretty! I love your Nothing Is Off Limits approach to tablescaping!

  69. Beautiful tablescape, very elegant. Please enter me in the drawing for the lantern.

    [email protected]

  70. It's all fabulous! Now I may be on the search for a sugar scuttle! I am also pulling out the wedding gifts this week–mine are vintage 1977 🙂

  71. Graceful Moments says

    Gorgeous table…as always!

    Love these lanterns…on my way to see what else I like at Colonial Candle!

  72. Graceful Moments says

    Second Chance…love this Leaf-Berry Votive holder from Colonial Candle

  73. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    Your tablescape is truly amazing!!! So beautiful! I would love to be entered into the drawing for the lantern. Love & blessings from NC!

  74. Julie Harward says

    I LOVE the centerpiece and how candles make everything glow!!!
    Come say hi 😀

  75. Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE says

    wow, sooo beautiful, you never stop amazing me…you find the most wonderful things and use them in the most beautiful ways…I have always wanted a beautiful dining room like yours, I am happy you have shared it and you have such fun with it…

  76. Beth at Aunties says

    Susan thes absolutely took my breath away! My mouth was probably open as I took it all in.
    Elegant, warm and inviting!
    I loved coming tonight to see! Please enter me to for the lanterns! They are so pretty in a different way. ~♥

  77. Beth at Aunties says

    I perused the Colonial Candle site again today and I like the Multi Tealight Holder. I would love to try their candles!

  78. Beth at Aunties says

    I also blogged about your Colonial candle giveaway! 🙂

    Come over! I would love for you to share your secrets:)

  79. I would love to be entered in the give away for the lantern. I've been "quietly" enjoying your site for some time now. It has inspired me. Thank you! Bonita M.

  80. food with style says

    it is all so beautiful… i love your lighting and red… i used to have a red d.r., you are making me miss it, its all gorgeous~ shimmering and shinny, i love it!

  81. Kim @ Starshine Chic says

    Stunning & beautiful!!! You have the perfect dining room for a formal dinner. Love the silver tiered tray. Love everything about your tablescape.

  82. Fifi Flowers says

    OOOOH my! BEAUTIFUL table setting! I should set my table… my dining room is a VERY similar shade of red to yours and your chandelier is almost the same as mine too! AMAZING!!!

  83. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Susan, it is just absolutely stunning, and I adore your red DR. Now I want a sugar scuttle! You are such a bad influence. 😉



  84. Maria Berg says

    So may giveaway and a fantastic table – I only have more simple but hope that is ok, for I like looking around here and it make med dream of all the lovely expensive table scraping, MB

  85. Centsational Girl says

    Honey, that table is oh so stunning. It belongs in a magazine ! I am so inspired by your mix of ornaments – so fabulous. And I'm oooooohing and aaaaaaaahing all over your sparkly silver. Swoooooon !


  86. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    You have the most beautiful dining room ever! This table simply sparkles, I am so loving it! Every detail is superb, and the centerpiece just makes me smile! I would love to visit your home at Christmas time, it must be magical! Hugs, Cindy
    Please sign me up for the give-away too!

  87. Allie and Pattie says

    What a lovely way to start the day. I go to work with visions of crystal and sterling. Thank you!! And thank you Colonial Candle!

  88. Lavish…the centerpiece was well worth the money.
    I so loved the starfish too!
    A feast for the eyes Susan, thank you~
    All Things Heart and Home

  89. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    My favorite is the Bird Lantern from their Charleston Collection. Cindy

  90. Pearl Maple says

    Beautiful display in seasonal shades, shiny silver sure helps everything glow.

    Colonial Candles have the most delicious scents, perfect for the holidays.

  91. Your table is eye popping!!! You really have an eye for that sort of thing. Just gorgeous.

    The lantern is adorable. Please put my name in. Thanks.

  92. I really like the Christmas Memories 4 pack of Oval candles. We love candles and especially at Christmas time.

  93. You really are amazing Susan…how do you keep coming up with such elegant and stunning tables each week? You are my blogging hero!
    Best wishes, NM.

  94. Love the tablescape! It's stunning.

  95. Wow, gorgeous tablescape. I have that tiered server too. Thanks for the inspiration. This year I will try to incorporate mine into my Christmas tablescape too.
    You are the best.

  96. Good morning! I don't know how you can keep coming up with tablescapes that are so beautiful each week! Simply perfect! You did strike gold with the apothecary drink dispenser too!

    I'm following the daily giveaways and looked at the Colonial Candle website. Now signed up to get email alerts – I simply love the Santa on the refrigerator. I'm going to have to get me one and also one for my daughter – HOW DANG CUTE!!!

    Have a nice day – I love your blog!!

  97. Lynn Osborne says

    You never cease to wow me with your tablescapes. This one was over the top beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win the lantern

  98. Lynn Osborne says

    Here is one of my favorite things at Colonial:

  99. Your tablescape is lovely- so sparkly and breathtakingly beautiful. Can't wait for Christmas now!

  100. Oh my GOODNESS! This tablescape is…well, it's so beautiful, that I don't even know what to say! This is one that I will keep looking at for days and days! Thanks for the inspiration.

  101. Hi again! Just went over and signed up for their email promotions. They have such beautiful candles and candle accessories!

  102. I just came back from Colonial Candle. I'm not sure about the cut and pasting of an item so I will just tell you which one I loved! Since my daughter will be getting married in June, I went straight to the Wedding section of their website. There I saw the most beautiful Large Silver Pillar Lantern. It would be just perfect on the head table positioned right between the bride and groom!

  103. Just stunning…love the sugar server, just beautiful….and I really enjoyed looking into all the different ornaments and decorations you put on the tiered piece…great combination!

  104. Another lovely tablescape – you always inspire me!

    Please add my name to the drawing!

  105. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says

    Oh.My.Goodness!!!! Exquisite !!!!
    Dramatic!!!! Elegant!!! Sophisticated!!! Amazing. Susan, you are consistently astounding. LOVE that table!!!

  106. entry 3

    I do receive the email promotions from Colonial Candle!


  107. Michelle@Sweet Something says

    Susan, what a beautiful table! I can't wait to start fluffing for Christmas and all the TT's to come! Thank you for hosting!

  108. Brushed By An Angel says

    This is absolutely beautiful and your silver stacking tray is decked out perfectly. I don't think I would be much interested in eating at a table as lovely as yours, I would be spending my time looking and admiring all of your lovely items.

  109. Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry says

    OMG!! I SO love those lanterns! They are the perfect color for my house -sage green. Oh, oh, pick me, pick me!! 🙂

  110. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says

    Susan~ ~I love your Chandy and can't wait for the story. I can't decide if I want one like yours that's all crystal or a crystal & Brass Chandy. Your silver scuttle is perfect.

  111. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says

    I am signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the great lantern. I have the perfect place for it.

  112. Chatty Crone says

    Awesome pictures – Sorry we missed you at lunch yesterday – I would have enjoyed meeting you!


  113. Hi Susan!
    I just love your formal red dining room. The silver, crystal, and touch of red is stunning.

    Being relatively new to blogging, I learn a little more each day. It's so nice to know such wonderful bloggers out there.

    I would love if you had a minute to stop by and see my tablescape!

    Have a wonderful day!

  114. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says

    I love these taper holders.

    They would look oh so shabby mixed with other assorted holders.

  115. Kimm at Reinvented says

    Just gorgeous. THAT is what Christmas is supposed to look like, all sparkly and magical. I love it.

  116. victoria bassham says

    The laterns are so adorable!

    Here is the link to what I like: It's a sock monkey Santa Suit which would do perfectly for my daughter, she just got a sock monkey from My husband's aunt for Halloween

    I have already signed up for email promotions and I will mention this on my blog post….right now.

  117. Gorgeous Christmas setting! I'd switch out silver for gold to use with my antique china…maybe even switch to green! You've given me some great ideas. Especially the cute little votives–really make the whole table twinkle. And those lanterns would be perfect for a spring/summer table! And outdoors!

  118. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Beautiful table, Susan. Christmas will be here, before we know it! Time is flying by.

    Love the lantern giveaway!

    Now, I'm off to Horchow, see what I can see!

  119. The Elegant Roccoco Style Mirror Tray on Colonial Candle's site is amazing! Perfectly aged. I've been wanting something just like this for a long time. It would look great in a powder room/dressing room with pretty lotion and perfume bottles.

  120. I LOVE the lanterns! One would look perfect with my vision for my front bay window for Christmas!

    I also love the color scheme for your table. Very classic, very elegant!

  121. Cottage on the Hill says

    Love those lanterns!! Need one in my dining room.

  122. Simply stunning! Red is my favorite color, so you had me at hello. The mix of whites and silvers just pop and look so glamorous against the backdrop of the red walls. Great job! Love it!

  123. sweetjeanette says

    Gasp! It's gorgeous!!! I love the centerpiece btw!!! Adding that topper was just genius!

  124. What a beautiful and elegant table!

  125. Beautiful tablescape! I love red and the silver too. The lanterns would be my choice and I signed up to receive emails.

    Thanks for sharing the beauty of your home!

  126. Susan, every table you do is more gorgeous than the one before! Thank you for giving me the inspiration to try and do my own beautiful tables this holiday season. A lantern would make a wonderful addition to my aspiring tablescaping life! (Ummm… I think I may have just made up a new word…)

    Thank you!

    [email protected]

  127. Hello dear Susan, I found your blog from Melissa's Heart and Home as I am adding a linkn on my sidebard of beautiful decorating blogs . . . do you have a button that I may display on my blog? I am also going to give you a mention in my current post about fab decorating blogs. Please do stop by and hopefully some of my recipes may someday appear on your lovely tablescapes! Gosh I think you have the same chandelier as me ….is it a Schonbeck? Much love and gratitude for your inspirational blog….Roz (aka bella) I've also added my name to your extremely large followers list!

  128. Hello dear Susan, I found your blog from Melissa's Heart and Home as I am adding a linkn on my sidebard of beautiful decorating blogs . . . do you have a button that I may display on my blog? I am also going to give you a mention in my current post about fab decorating blogs. Please do stop by and hopefully some of my recipes may someday appear on your lovely tablescapes! Gosh I think you have the same chandelier as me ….is it a Schonbeck? Much love and gratitude for your inspirational blog….Roz (aka bella) I've also added my name to your extremely large followers list!

  129. Susan, your table looks wonderful!! I think what you spent on your silver server was worth it!
    Please enter me in your drawing for today, I love those lanterns.
    On Colonial candles website, they have the cutest holiday tags in silver to hang on the tree. Very victorian looking.
    Thanks again for the giveaways!!
    Lorie [email protected]

  130. Gorgeous table!! So perfect for the holidays! I absolutely love it. Thanks!

  131. Oops, Susan, I forgot something important….I'd like to enter my name into the giveaway for the green lantern. My home is all green,cream,yellows, and pink/corals so this would look fab in my home ….thanks for entering my name for the drawing. Roz again

  132. The table is awesome! I love white, silver, crystal with just a touch of color. I love the lanterns, too. My favorites are still the lantern with the bird on top and all the jar fragranced candles.

  133. Vintage Sandy says

    Susan, you are one talented lady beautiful table scapes please enter me in the thursday giveaway I went to Colonial candle signed up for email promotions and I'm going to post this on my blog for everyone to see your beautiful things thanks so much I really enjoy your blog!!

  134. It is always such a treat to see your beautiful DR — it is the quintessential DR of the Deep South.


  135. oh my gosh so beautiful!!! it looks ike it's frmo a magazine!!!! just LOVE it!!! 🙂

  136. Debbie Pearson says

    Your centerpiece is to die for, so unique with all the various elements that go together. Beautiful ideas.

  137. Your table is amazing!! Unfortunatly I do not have a dinnig room because we have to use it as a home office.

  138. so gorgeous!

  139. My favorite part of the table is the server. The white, silver and clear colors with a little red is beautiful! That server shows you how you can take little things you already own and create a gorgeous centerpiece out of it. Beautiful!

  140. This is SO gorgeous, I teared up! WOW!! Now I'm wishing I had a dining room:) Thanks for sharing:)

  141. Hello Susan, Beautiful beyond words. I love your antique store NM purchase. Perfectly lovely and a great price. Lucky and clever you.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  142. I'm a faithful follower of your blog but this is the first time I've ever left a comment. This tablescape is so beautiful, that sever was well worth the price you paid, I love how you dressed it up for Christmas. Definitely a feast for the eyes. My favorite thing on CC website is the lantern with bird pillar holder, I also signed up for their mailing list. Looking forward to your next post.


  143. Posting again for my extra chances-
    I LOVE this from CC:

    I have also signed up for the Email Promotions.

    And here is my blog post:

  144. Susan,
    I LOVE your blog… Was in Marietta this weekend to visit my daughter, and wanted so bad to stop by 'A Classy Flea', but alas, no time! You inspire me…
    I'd LOVE to win that candle holder…

  145. The tablescape is beautiful! I am hoping to win the candle lantern.

  146. Heather@PixieDust says

    oh my gosh – that is so beyond gorgeous! I'm swooning.

  147. chanteusevca says

    What a stunning table. I always find the most beautiful and inviting homey looks on your blog. It's one of the most beautiful blogs around for dish-aholics and we Southern design loving girls. Thank you for sharing the joy in making a house a beautiful and engaging home.

    Victoria in Texas

  148. Mmmmm. . . beautiful. Absolutely stunning table.

    And another wonderful giveaway! Please enter me! Thank you so much!!

  149. chanteusevca says

    I love this elegant and sparkly Gem Hurricane from Colonial Candle:

  150. cmluvs2stamp says

    The Christmas tablescape is simply elegant! Gorgeous! It's so pretty and you have such an eye for decorating, my gosh. The lanterns would look great in my mom's dining room! I want to win those for her. I'm a follower and I like the Holiday Greetings Wall Decal Set on the Colonial Candle website. Thanks so much for sharing.

  151. This is my second entry for Thursday's give away. I visited the Colonial website. I like the Bayberry candle.

  152. Just to let you know I signed up for emails at Colonial Candle.

  153. Chloe and Co. says

    Here's my comment entry. BEAUTIFUL dining room and tablescape!

  154. You are certainly getting me in the mood for Christmas. Love your table always. Great giveaways this weeek. Thank you for being such a great hostess. I look forward to TT every week. Peggy from Pa

  155. Gorgeous! I'm getting more and more anxious for the holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

    [email protected]

  156. I love the lanterns on the website at Colonial Candle. Especially the one with the bird on top!

  157. SUSAN,

  158. So beautiful…………..I love this look for Christmas. Lovely
    with all the red walls. And all the clear glass accessories.

  159. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Just wanted to pop back in with a second entry {only had time this morning for the one}. I like the
    Finial pillar holder~set of 3

    I realized last night that I have no pillar holders for my fireplace mantel.

  160. Libby Murphy says

    Well I'm ready for the holidays now. Love the red walls of your dining room and that gorgeous mirror. Such perfect compliments to your as always masterpiece tablescape.
    Happy Twirls

  161. It is never too early for such a beautiful table. So elegant.

  162. Really Rainey says

    Beautiful as always Susan… I love your details… Those photos with the candles lit are just incredible! Also I can't take my eyes off that incredible covered cake plate on the buffet table… So beautiful!

    ~Really Rainey~

  163. Wow!!! What a great day to stop by BNOTP. It's double your pleasure day. A BEAUTIFUL tablescape and a chance to win a fab lantern.

  164. Well all I can say is THANK YOU! I finally know what to do with the 3-tier cut crystal cookie stand my late mother left me. Growing up mom always served Christmas cookies from the star shaped full lead crystal tiers, but you've given me an even better way of honoring mom by filling the tiers with beauty all year long! What an inspiring blog you have here, thank you Susan!


  165. MyJourneyBack says

    Oh that table was exquisite! I loved it. I loved how you incorporated the ornaments and the napkin rings were so pretty there too. Thanks for sharing.
    Oh BTW I would love to win the latern please enter me.
    Thanks for doing this every week. I just love. Maybe someday I'll post!
    Have a Blessed Weekend.

  166. Your tablescape if beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent for creating gorgeous tablescapes!

  167. I'm Just Beachy says

    I loved the tiered stand used as a centerpiece. Stunning!

  168. Linda Johansen says

    It just seems to be getting better and better….marvelous tablescape. Also, I would have never known about Colonial Candle until you.

  169. Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ says

    Your tablescape is absolutely stunning! Every detail is exquisite!!

  170. Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ says

    Your tablescape is absolutely stunning! Every detail is exquisite!!

  171. OOOOOHHH! Can I come to dinner? My eyes love all that you did. And I like the lanterns you showed us today. Can they come to my house please 🙂 Carol at [email protected]

  172. Excuse me but… have I died and gone to heaven? There isn't one thing in this room that doesn't make me go ga-ga. Even the red walls, and I'm NOT a red wall kinda gal. The silver is stunning, stunning, stunning… and the little spoons and strawberry forks are to die for!

    Yep, you have my permission to bequeath it all to me someday!


  173. texasdaisey says

    Oh that is so beautiful. Out of all your gorgeous tablescapes I think this is my absolute favorite! Very well done!

  174. This tablescape is FABULOUS!! I love it. I just recently found you blog & I'm really enjoying it. BTW, I want to be entered in the drawing. I love those iron candleholders!

  175. Brittany Ann says

    Wow, this is stunning. I'll be back for more Tablescape Thursdays!

  176. okay-this give away is amazing -it would look perfect with my place settings . I would love the bayberry cnadles from Colonial candles -Perfect!

  177. Is this all I have to do to be entered into the contest? Easy. Love the table…need to start collecting!

  178. STUNNING!!! I will be back!!

  179. I love the beige aluminum taper holders! And all those Christmas scented candles! YUM!

  180. Your table looks elegant. I love the centerpiece. You have given me so many ideas. Thank you!

  181. Captured by Love says

    Beautiful tablescape!

    Love the CC lantern!!! Would love to have a chance at it!

  182. Captured by Love says

    I am signed up for their emails already from Monday – does that count?!

  183. What a beautiful tablescape!! Just WOW!! I don't think I've ever seen one so pretty.
    Those lanterns are darling, I'd love to win one!

  184. Captured by Love says

    I like the snowflake tea light holder – makes me wish for some snow and a warm cozy fire!

  185. What an elegant stunning display! Makes me want to pull up a chair and join in.

  186. I love everything about this table scape, but mostly the painted snowman. Thank you for zooming in and getting a good view!!

    I also love Colonial Candles. My sister-in-law sells them and I can't say enough good things about them. I'll never burn anything else! If you never tried them, you don't know what you are missing out on…they are the best!!

  187. Beautiful holiday table. I love the tiered server. Worth it for sure. I would love to win the candle holder. It's so interesting.

  188. Love the table and love the giveaway! Thanks for a fun week!

  189. Oh wow I love that! SO pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

  190. This is the most gorgeous tablescape I think I have seen.
    The red and silver works great together. I just love the lanterns they would look great on a tablescape. I would love to have one to use during the holidays.

  191. Cass @ That Old House says

    Susan — Just gorgeous! Oh what a stunning formal table. I haven't done a formal setting yet for TT — now I feel a formal mood stealing over me …
    I LOVE your red and gleaming table. Just beautiful. And can't believe the buy you got on that apothecary server. Wow.

    Beautiful lantern from Colonial Candle, too — lovely giveaways!

  192. Beautiful tablescape. The give-a-way lanterns are lovely as well.

  193. sharonavinger says

    I'm loving the multi-tealight holder at Colonial Candle:
    You used it on one of your tablescape tables recently, Susan. I have signed up for Colonial Candle emails. I love your tablescape this week, Susan. Absolutely beautiful!

  194. Love that candle holder.. a gazillion uses come to mind. what a luscious table too.

  195. and tonight's favorite from colonial candle is

  196. and i signed up for the email

  197. and you are on my blog 🙂

  198. I love your beautiful table scape, the chandelier, apothecary and just everything looks like it is from a magazine spread. Great use of all the pretty votive candles.
    I would love to win the colonial candle lantern too.

  199. OMGosh……..It's amazing!
    And how odd that it's SO much like mine! Seriously! Color, molding, sideboard, (almost) mirror, etc.
    You give me inspiration for my dining room this year!
    Here is mine but it's not decorated for very much other than every day.

  200. Susan,
    The formal setting with that chandlier is just stunning. I could look at those pictures every day, they just make me light up! I would love to win the candle holder. This entire week has been such a fantastic giveaway week. Thank you for the wonderful blog and giveaways.

  201. How beautiful and elegant

  202. That table made me tear up. It is stunning! It looks like a fairyland. Beautiful!

  203. Everything looks beautiful – so frosty and sparkly.

    Thank you for another opportunity to win.

  204. Kim -today's creative blog says

    sorry I'm just now getting around to letting you know that you were my featured blogger today. Please email me for your featured button.
    [email protected]

  205. Bonnilynne says

    Oh Susan, your dining room is so elegant and the tablescape is fabulous! I'm in lust over your chandelier and that mirror above the sideboard…. OMG!
    You're the best!

  206. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    Every time I visit..I find all I can do is gasp, "OH!" I many never sit at a table like that..but how I do love to look…and enjoy! Lovely! 🙂

  207. That is a gorgeous Christmas piece you posted! I'd like to be entered in the giveaway, too. Thanks for being so generous!

  208. So elegant! I am inspired to get out all my finery!

  209. Susan, this is absolutely beautiful! I think this is my favorite of all the tablescapes you have created. I love the red-crystal-white-silver magical effect.

  210. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says

    Your table is gorgeous! I love to look at your photos! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  211. Cote de Texas says

    omg- your dining room looks stunning – that mirror and the chandelier and the red walls. just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

    can't imagine how pretty Christmas will be.


  212. Ruthie's Renewed Treasures says

    STUNNING! STUNNING! That's all I have to say. There are no words, simply beautiful. The lighting sets the mood in this fantastic red room!

  213. Your tablescape is gorgeous! Crystal and Silver just sing "Christmas" to me 🙂

    I adore those lanterns!!!!

  214. Absolutely stunning!

  215. Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit says

    Beautiful! Oh, and we have the same china! I inherited mine from my grandmother but it my folks started it for her by giving her a set one year and adding to it for holiday's after that. I love it very very much. And since my dad was an only child as am I, I was the blessed recipient of many warm and loving memories.

    Your apothecary jar in stunning!

  216. Rebekah@Red's Nest says

    Beautiful tablescape. I love the colors and the lanterns. Please enter me for the giveaway.

  217. Marla at Always Nesting says

    Oh my heart be still for the adorable green lanterns. Love the color and style. Ohhhh I hope I win!

  218. Marla at Always Nesting says

    My favorite item in the Colonial Candle website is the cinnamon candles. I love cinnamon smell this time of year and I bet the clove adds just the right touch. From tealights to pillars, I love em all.

  219. Your tablescapes are gorgeous!

    On the lantern giveaway, strange that was the item I posted earlier in the week that I loved from CC. Maybe it's meant to be. 😉

  220. Susan: your tablescapes are always sooooo inspiring to me! Absolutely gorgeous! And the give aways are just icing! Thanks for all you do!

  221. Oh, those green lanterns are beautiful! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    rkm559 at

  222. Beverly @ The Buzz says

    Dare I say it? I'm not a big fan of tablescapes. But this one is magnificent! You just may have put me over the edge! Wow.

    Oh, and the lanterns are great, too!

  223. Beverly @ The Buzz says

    And I signed up for the emails.

  224. Beverly @ The Buzz says
  225. How beautiful!

  226. Love that centerpiece!


  227. Another absolutely lovely table. How do you do it?!?!

    You are inspirational! Following your lead, I set a beautiful table just last night for my husband and I. He was so appreciative and it made our ordinary meal of homemade stir fry that much more special.

    Thank you for sharing!

  228. Susan,
    Following you and checking every day to see if there is another
    inspiration for us followers.
    The Christmas Stocking is really cute and would add so much to our
    other stockings.
    Looking forward to e-mails from
    Colonial Candle on their specials.
    [email protected]

  229. Denise Adams says

    Love the candle holder – would look perfect in my home!

  230. I so love the lantern. Please count me in for the great giveaway.


  231. I signed up to receive an e-mail alerting me when they are having any special promotions and sales. That should be so much fun!


  232. My favorite item?


  233. thewelcomehome says

    Your tablescape has gotten me in the holiday spirit in spite of myself. Thank you.

    Also, thank your generous sponsors! I can't believe the great week you are offerring all of us.

    I would just love to have the lantern for my home. I could use it in soo many places!

  234. Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says

    Simply stunning. Makes me want to decorate for Xmas right away.
    Great giveaway!!!
    [email protected]

  235. You have some very interesting pieces on this tablescape. I tend to gravitate toward the antique t hings. The sugar scuttle is wonderful. I enjoy seeking out the treasures in your tiered dish. Love the monogrammed napkin rings as well.
    BTW, I'll just take the featured lanterns.

  236. Cathy Miller says

    Oh, my word, Susan! It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm so ready for the holidays!! And wouldn't that pretty candleholder look wonderful on your favorite stalker's holiday table? mmmhmm..I believe it would!!

  237. i love the green lanterns!!

    and i have to have flameless candles for my wedding reception venue so i like these…

    its hard to find flameless candles that look good!

  238. Lily's Pad and Petals... says

    fabulous table setting !!!!!!

  239. Cottage Rose says

    Hello Susan; Wow what a gorgeous table.. How beautiful every thing is so elegant.. Now come and do mine… lol
    have a great weekend.


  240. This tablescape post was truly and early Christmas present to us all. Just exquisite! Thank you!

  241. Miss Janice says

    Susan, One word…STUNNING! Your dining room was made for these gorgeous tablescapes of yours!

  242. What a beautiful shimmer-y,sparkle-y table! Lovely as always, and thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway, too!

  243. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    Oh my this is such an elegant tablescape- absolutely gorgeous!

  244. Sparta Savings says

    Wow! What a fabulous tablescape! Do you change your table every week?

  245. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    I've been really lucky lately with giveaways, so sign me up for this one!

  246. Your tablescapes are always beautiful and I enjoy looking at your blog! Thanks for an opportunity to win the candle lantern! Veronica

  247. I love the stocking giveaway and also the little monkey lights are so cute and would make wonderful gifts. You can view them here:
    I am already on the email list for updates on Colonial Candles. They certainly make me want to order a sock monkey too:)

  248. SmilingSally says

    Oh, you've made me hungry for Christmas! I would really love to win that candleholder.

  249. Debbie@Sitting by Northstar Lake says

    What an amazing table! I jus finished polishing the silver for the holidays, so it was great to see all the glitz with candles and crystal. Great job! Amazing giveaways too!! I love the wreath and lantern. My favorite at Colonial Candle is still the Charleston lantern with bird pillar! Would love to win any thing and having great fun playing!

  250. Nancy @ Live love laugh says

    I am not ready for Christmas, but your table is changing my mind!
    I love the lantern from CC and I signed up for email!

  251. beautiful! and I'd like to enter the giveaway too!

  252. The Thrifty Groove says

    Beautiful table!

    And love the lanterns! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway1

  253. Such fun to explore!
    Karen Cook
    [email protected]

  254. Another beautiful table.So lush and grand. The lantern is one of my favorites. Sharon

  255. Gorgeous … I'm in …

  256. Kevin Graves says

    My mouth is hanging open. That is the most beautiful dining room and tablescape I have ever seen. I love the way you have the napkins! the Venetian Mirror is theft-worthy!
    I vote this best tablescape EVER!

  257. I so wish I could paint my dining room red! Alas though, I don't think the wood walls would be so forgiving. Yes, wood. Not paneling (if it was paneling, painting would be pleasure!). I am in love with your dining room. It's so beautiful! I am somewhat of a new visitor to your blog and absolutely thrilled with your ideas and photos. Thank you!

  258. i love ur blog! I love the Colburn Noritake China Also, I inherited from my aunts pretties and just gave to my great niece to be passed along!

    Scarlett @ 3VintageHearts

  259. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Your tablescape for Christmas couldn't be anything less than stunning, elegant, classy, just to much! You have such talent and the beautiful accessories you have and find, I wish I lived close by your house to run up and see what you come up with next! Congratulations Susan and may you continue creating beautiful tablescapes and sharing them with us. Love always.

  260. Just ran across this posting by you. Beautiful dining room! Anyway that you would share the wall red color? Thanks, Joe

    • Thanks, Joe! It’s called Raspberry Truffle and is an older Benjamin Moore color. A Benjamin Moore store should hopefully still be able to mix it up, I think it was a pretty popular red for them.

  261. warren giering says

    Hi Susan,
    I just ran across this post. What an amazing setting in such an amazing dining room. You have given a few new ideas.

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