Beautiful Christmas Table Settings

Welcome to the 71st Tablescape Thursday!

It’s time for Tablescape Thursday and this is our very last TT for the year 2009. Are you looking forward to 2010? I believe 2010 is going to be an awesome year…I just feel it down to my bones. πŸ™‚

This past Met Monday, I took you on a Christmas Home Tour through Tricia’s lovely, historic, Victorian cottage. During the tour, I teased you with a glimpse of her tablescape and I promised to share it with you for Tablescape Thursday. Were you wondering what the curved white object was…the one just visible in the pic below?

It’s her beautiful centerpiece…a lovely Christmas swan. Tricia, if you see this, please leave a comment and tell us more about your swan centerpiece.

Tricia actually had two beautiful tablescapes awaiting her guests. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite…loved them both! I’m crazy about her brown and white transferware!

She cleverly used her beautiful ironstone/creamware collection as a centerpiece. I wish I could have taken some closeups, but on these tours, there just isn’t any time for close-ups. (Click on the pic to enlarge for a better view.)

I think I know what we are having for dessert…just look what I found in Tricia’s kitchen. πŸ™‚ Sinful, totally sinful…and I LOVE it! πŸ™‚ To see more of Tricia’s beautiful home, click HERE to view that post.

I took pics whenever I could…but unfortunately, picture taking wasn’t allowed in all the homes. Pretty much every home on the tour had a tablescape in the dining room. This beautiful table setting with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” theme, awaited us in another home on the tour.

Love the pear place card holders. Do you see the long mirror used in the centerpiece? It really magnifies the sparkle of the lights.

A view from the end…I think this is probably the “Partridge in a Pear Tree” salad plate…

Similar view as above, but I captured a bit of the wonderfully decorated chandelier…

A tablescape in one of the other homes on the tour…sorry about the blurriness. Since part of the tour was a “candlelight” tour, the homes were often dimly lit…plus, I had to hurry along to avoid holding folks up. Sorry to keep whining, but these blurry pics are killing me. (LOL) Isn’t the centerpiece wonderful?

Here’s a little close up of the figural napkin rings used in the above tablescape.

A casual breakfast room tablescape in another one of the homes on the tour…cute way to display the flatware.

As we wrap up the Christmas season, I have a few more holiday tablescapes to share. Toni graciously shared a few pics of her beautiful table setting. Love the mugs and the plaid napkins!

Each guest received a Christmas cookie cutter to take home. πŸ™‚ Darling salad plates!

Close-up of her whimsical centerpiece with a mouse on an acorn sled…adorable! πŸ™‚

Toni, thanks so much for sharing your Christmas tablescape!

Bonnie shared several of her beautiful tablescapes from Christmases past…

Cute ornament place card holders…

China is Christmastime by Nikko…

Darling centerpiece…has to be Fitz and Floyd!

Bonnie can do whimsical and she can do elegant! This icey tablescape matches the icey sleet that’s falling outside my window right now…

Stunning! Even her flatware has that snowy, icey feel…

Love the silver chargers and the napkin rings…

A whimsical candle holder…don’t the candles look like real ornaments?!

Bonnie and I share a love for Lenox, Winter Greetings china. She created two different tablescapes with this pattern…note the centerpiece in this tablesetting with the green damask napkins…

I’m so coveting these plaid chargers…

And here’s a completely different look with the same china…

Pretty red napkins and champagne flutes…

Bonnie, thanks for sharing your wonderful tablescapes!

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  1. So beautiful…all these tables are great.
    My favorite is the icy one. Love it…
    Thank you for starting this fun weekly event Susan. I appreciate everything I've seen this year.
    A very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  2. What beautiful Tablescapes! I just love the brown and white decor and transferware! Simply magnificent! Dee Dee

  3. Lovely tablescapes all! They are all so varied and love the centerpieces — so many are so clever!

  4. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Wow! Those are all so beautiful. What a great opportunity to see so many fabulous tables! Thanks for hosting this party – it is my very favorite!

    Happy New Year!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  5. Michael Lee West says

    Susan, this was a treat–a feast of tablescapes. What a darling idea to use Ironstone as a centerpiece. And the silver theme…just gorgeous!
    Hugs galore,

  6. Wowzers!! Susan, just when I think you've run out of ideas for tables you show us even more spectacular scenes!! Awesome shots….that silver icey table looks like jewelry…pure BLING! I β™₯ it!

    I can't understand why someone would open their home to a tour by hundreds of strangers & then refuse to allow photos?? Strange. Doesn't make sense to me.
    I'm thrilled that you were able to capture the ones that you did. They are all just beautiful! Makes me want to go back out shopping to see if I can find more items for next Christmas. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting us all again this week. Here's to even bigger & better tablescapes in 2010!!!

    Happy New Year!!!

  7. Happy New Year Susan! I loved seeing more of Tricia's home. Beautiful! Loved the additional tables too.


  8. Gorgeous Susan…
    How much fun to tour these beautiful festive homes…
    One comes away with such great ideas to try!
    Thanks for sharing,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  9. Lady Katherine says

    I would love to know more about the wonderful silver chargers. I love how each did a different setting with the same china. I love the little green trees used in a centerpiece. I love to know more about Tricia's stacked up cake that looks like a tree! I adore the words Dream! All the setting are lovely!

  10. Susan, each one of these tables is sheer delight though the snowy table took my breath away on the first photo.
    I'm right behind you on those plaid chargers. I've had some of those on my "want" list for some time. The ones I found were too pricy. If we are patient they will find us. LOL
    As always, thank you for sharing and hosting such an amazing weekly event. Hands down it is my favorite Blog Party! Such inspiration in every post!
    Happy New Year! Stay warm and cozy….Sarah

  11. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh Susan — you do take us to the nicest places! Thanks for this beautiful tour and the "best seat in the house."

  12. Marydon Ford says

    Breathtakingly gorgeous, Susan. TYSM for sharing such elegance with us.

    Have a beautiful & blessed New Year. I so appreciate your friendship.

    I will be in & out of communication for the next couple of weeks.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  13. So many pretty tablescapes and cute ideas. My favorite was the elegant icy one. Stunning!

  14. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Such great inspiration from all these beautiful tablescapes! I love all of Bonnie's, especially the one with the cardinal plates. The one tablescape's napkin ring looks like a piece of jewlery ~ so pretty!

  15. vignette design says

    What beautiful tablescapes! My head was spinning. Love those plaid chargers! I was searching Ebay last night for some just like that. To no avail Where can I get them? Love the brown transferware and your friend Trish's table. Every table was a delight. Thanks for hosting Susan. I look forward to your blog party every week. Best wishes for a healthy, happy New Year! –Delores

  16. Katie and Erik says

    So gorgeous!!!!!!!! I love them all!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing all of these tablescapes! They are all beautiful and so inspiring. I love them all.
    Have a Happy New Year!

  18. You did a great job for taking these on a tour! I would LOVE to know where Bonnie got the silver chargers and napkin rings! Thanks for taking us along! Happy 2010!

  19. Susan,
    Beautiful Tablescapes to end the year. Absolutely dazzling displays!

    Cannot help wondering if anyone else had trouble scrolling past those wonderful looking doughnuts.

  20. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    These are just gorgeous!! So many great ideas! Thanks for hosting Susan and all the best to you for the New Year!!

  21. That was wonderful! You must have been in heaven..
    Now those plaid chargers..are they the Lenox? I have been watching them at the outlet, but they never go below 40 dollars..too high for me!
    I did get the Lenox Holiday Tartan dinners for a good price though..

    All the tables are so lovely..The tree pattern looks like Nikko.. but I am not sure. I have some of the Spode Cmas tree and it looks different than that..
    Thank you dear Susan, for hosting every week…
    Good health and happiness to you and yours!

  22. Susan,
    So beautiful. Thanks for all the wonderful tablescapes for us to "ooh" and "ahh" over. πŸ™‚


  23. Dining Delight says

    Susan, as the year draws to an end and we celebrate yet another TT, we remember that YOU have never failed to delight us with either your own fabulous tablescapes or ones you've scouted out and these are no exception. It is so wonderful to see the ideas everyone keeps coming up with. (I ADORE that icy one by Bonnie!) THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your efforts in continuing this weekly escape into Dishland! I appreciate it more than words can say!
    All the best in 2010!


  24. Beautiful tables! Thank you for the tour…can't decide which is my favorite(s)! I wish you a happy & healthy Newy Year!

  25. Glenda/MidSouth says

    WOW! Don't know what else to say – you did a beautiful job of photographing everything. You seriously need to consider having a book published of tablescapes.
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  26. Andrea at Opulent Cottage says

    Thank you for the bounty of inspiration this year, Susan! Finding Tablescape Thursday has definitely been one of the most fun things I've done in 2009. I can't wait to see what we all come up with in 2010 — Happy New Year to you all!!

  27. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    wow!! What a grand tour of tablescapes as a finial to the year's end of Tablescape Thursday. I'm with you I'm sooooo coveting the plaid chargers. If you find on outlet for them please let me know I'm right on placing that and the red flatware. That is the "only" color I don't have at the present time.. I've so enjoyed this past year of participating in Tablescape Thursday Susan. Thank you for hosting a wonderful event for us each week to be able to "play" with our dishes.. I wish you a Very Happy New Year!! hugs ~lynne~

  28. I thought the Christmas tablescapes were gorgeous, but I believe this out did them. The icy table by Bonnie was just beautiful. Really enjoyed, thanks for posting.

  29. Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio says

    Oh My Gosh! They are all soooo beautiful!

    Happy New Year!

  30. The Tablescaper says

    Wow Susan, those are some beautiful tablescapes!

    It's such a wonderful season. There is so much to see.

    Thanks for sharing.

    – The Tablescaper

  31. So many beautiful tables, my favorite was the breakfast table…but the swan centerpiece, I had to keep going back to it, I liked it so much!
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

  32. Chatty Crone says

    Wishing you a happy new year. Sandie

  33. Melissa Miller says

    Susan all of them are so beautiful! The silver sparkle table is amazing. Love the jeweled napkin rings. ~Gorgeous tour!

  34. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    What a treat Susan!
    Each table was wonderful, I don't know a fave but I lovely the icy one, so unique! Well, they are all outstanding, such creativeness!
    Happy New Year to you and your family,

  35. Happy New Year, Susan!

    The pictures are wonderful. Thank you for taking us along on the tour. Your descriptions that accompany photographs on BNOTP always generate such energy and enthusiasm that it really feels as if we're enjoying experiences right along with you!

    Thanks also to Bonnie for allowing you to share her wonderful tables. The silvery winter table is my favorite of course … so elegant and sophisticated!

    Cheers to you and yours!
    Warmest regards,

  36. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Oh, I so enjoyed all those beautiful tablescapes! I also have a bit of Christmas with my "Tree Tea Party" tablescape!

    Thanks for hosting!


  37. What beautiful table settings! Thanks for the wonderful tour!
    Hope you have a happy new year!

  38. What elegant tables! I LOVE the idea of the mirror under the tulle with the candles and twinkle lights- I'll definitely have to try that sometime! Thanks for bringing us on the tour with you!
    – Meg

  39. Even though it's past Christmas, I never tire of seeing beautiful Christmas dishes and tablescapes. There were some there I just drooled over. Makes me want to set my table again using some of the ideas I saw here. Your pictures were great.

  40. Thank you as always, Susan for your generosity and for hosting my tables. I'm so blessed to have met you this year- sharing our common interests has been so much fun!

    Thought I'd answer a few of the questions on this post:

    – The silver chargers were purchased many years ago at Marshalls. I bought them in silver, gold and copper -a real find at $3 each!!
    -The plaid chargers were purchased at Panache about 8 years ago. Unfortunately they're no longer in business.
    -The jeweled napkin rings were purchased at Target last year.
    -Yes, the "Christmas Tree" dishes are by Nikko

    Thank you, BNOTP readers, for all the kind comments – Happy New Year everyone! β™₯

  41. Hi Susan,
    You did a great job taking such wonderful pics with limited lighting. Thanks for sharing these with us.

    I loved the beautiful dining room with those rich chocolate colored walls against the white ironstone collection of dishes. The Twelve Days of Christmas tablescape was stunning with the mirror under the netting. The little mouse on the sled is just too cute.

    Bonnie's silver tablescape is gorgeous. The unusual shape of those silver chargers is making me drool….I want some of those!!! I think Bonnie's red and silver flatware is so unique and looks perfect with her Christmas theme.

    Happy New Year and thanks for your continued inspiration.

    Katherine S.

  42. Fifi Flowers says

    Happy New Years! Love the DREAM lettering!!!

  43. Really Rainey says

    Thanks for hosting such a fun party Susan! Your photos are incredible!

  44. Hi Susan!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas..finally decided to join in all the place settings extravaganza!

    Happy New Year πŸ™‚

    I think I linked on to 2 linky's instead of one..sorry

    Kay Ellen

  45. Susan,
    You are the Queen. Love it all and most of all thank you for hosting my favorite event. It has been a great year of tablescaping and you are the best.

    I would like to wish you a healty Happy New Year for you and your family


  46. Kitty Valerie says

    Hi, Susan:

    I enjoyed your post and the lovely pics of wonderful tablescapes.

    You are listed in my top ten favourite bloggers. Stop by and grab your award!

    I hope you have a great 2010.


  47. Another gorgeous Tablescape Thursday, Susan. I could never choose a favorite. I love each and everyone.

    I think everyone will be coveting those plaid chargers. They are awesome. And, I was wishing for a mirror when I set my table the other day. I'll have to be on the lookout for one – and for a place to store it.

    Thank you and Happy New Year.

  48. Thanks for giving us so much inspiration Susan. Each of these tablescapes are as beautiful as the next. May you and your family be blessed with much happiness, health, peace and prosperity in the coming new year!…Christine

  49. amariaf2000 says

    Those are all so beautiful!! I swear, if I didn't have two cats that felt the need to be included in EVERYTHING, I would have a tablescape up all the time! It's so funny, I got that Gingerbread house from Cracker Barrel for Christmas to add to my gingerbread collection!! I think I will keep it out all winter!
    Happy 2K10!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

  50. Everything is so gorgeous!

  51. Blackberry Jam Cafe says

    Love, love, love these – thank you for sharing! So many good ideas, and beautiful inspiration for next year. Susan

  52. Thanks for sahring these lucious tables, Susan. Loved them all but especially Bonnie's! Hope you have a GREAT, happy new year!!!!!!!!!!! Xo, Pinky

  53. Happy New Year Everyone!
    Thanks Susan for giving us a year filled beautiful tables, and the chance to make new friends!
    Caroline, Jack, Valorie
    from perch. New Orleans

  54. I love it all! Such different tables but all of them are wonderful. Happy New Year and thanks for turning me onto blogging this year as it has been so much fun.

  55. Redneck Junkers says

    That silver place setting is stunning! Also lovin the Cardinal w/ plaid. Gorgeous.
    Wishing you a season of comfort and joy!
    the Redneck Junkers

  56. Cottage Rose says

    Hello Susan; OH such beautiful table scape's.. each one is so amazing.. Thank you for sharing them all with us… Happy New Year


  57. this blessed nest says

    this is my first time to link up to your tablescape party. i figured i would start the new year off with a party. πŸ™‚ thanks for such inspiration. it's hard to imagine having sooo many pieces to do many tablescapes. but each one of them or so unique & different. they are all gorgeous in their own way.

    happy new year! i promise i'll behave at your party. πŸ™‚

  58. What stunning photographs, the tablescapes are wonderful and I would have loved to have taken this House Tour too.
    I think my favourite is the sideboard with the white lamps and white houses sitting under the large glass cloches.
    Thank you so much for sharing these lovely homes.

  59. sorry I entered the wrong link maybe someone can remove the old post as I just added the right one πŸ™ so sorry. What a grea site I wish I could get hold of such wonderful china I adore the Redbird set thats posted. Wonderful tables xxx tfs

  60. What is the glassware pattern in the 1st and 2nd picture? Looks like my mothers old wedding crystal. These tablescapes are all stunning. One prettier than the other. Love the silver one the most.

  61. Maria Berg says

    So many wonderful tables please come and have a look at the table I did for New Year.

    Happy new year, MB

  62. I am so glad to have my TOD over…I have dearly missed seeing such inspiration!

    Best wishes to you and yours this Blessed New Year!

  63. Aloha, Thank you ofr the lovely tour of table decor and great style, loved it ,thanks fro sharing

  64. Really Rainey says

    Hi Susan! I am having a New years give away… Stop by if you get a chance to enter…
    ~Really Rainey~

  65. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    Susan I do so love coming over and seeing all the lovely tablescapes. I do wish I participated more-it's one of the things on my "to do" list for 2010.

    Thank you for all you do for us in blogland!!

    Praying for a wonderful and blessed year!


  66. Aprons Gone Wild says

    Oh my goodness, Susan…those tablescapes of Bonnie's are absolutely gorgeous. I'm not a fancy person, but the silver one took my breath away. Thank you for the tour as well. Such fun. You always have beautiful things to look at on your blog.
    Have a wonderful 2010.

  67. Wonderful…Wonderful…Wonderful. Looking forward to 2010. Happy New Year…michelle

  68. All so enchanting! -Brenda-

  69. All so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  70. Excellent pictures. I like this post. I am follow your blog.

  71. Turning the Tables says

    I feel like I've found my alter ego. Love seeing your gorgeous tables, as well as those of other bloggers. I'm such a neophyte…I THINK that I've linked correctly, but I still have to figure out how to properly insert your logo in my blog. I'm still working on my 'logo.' So much to do, so little time. LOL.

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