Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Touch of Elegance-Tablescape Thursday



The holidays are here and Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our hostess for another Tablescape Thursday. Please visit her and click on the links to all those gorgeous tables, set by talented bloggers.



I actually planned to save this table setting for the week of Christmas. I decided that we would all be too busy to read blog posts that week and this is one I really did want to share. I tend to set "fun" tables with touches of whimsy. I decided to show you that I can do a formal table. This one was so much fun for me. I rarely use my china and crystal, so I loved playing with it for a few days.



The biscuit jar filled with gold and silver ornaments is another piece of antique cut glass that I purchased from the gentleman I mentioned last week. The roses are in a rose bowl that was also one of his wife's collection. The Lenox celery dish (a wedding gift) is holding a few ornaments. The tablecloth is threaded with silver and gold, I've had it for years. I got the gold napkins at Wal-Mart, the votives are from a thrift store and once again my gold flatware.



My china is Moonspun by Lenox. It was made from 1968-1995. I got several pieces for wedding presents and my parents gave us a piece or two for our anniversaries until we had service for 12. I still love it, although with the platinum trim it can't go into the dishwasher. I set the table with Moonspun dinner plates, salad plates, bread and butter plates and cup and saucer.



The crystal dessert plate (you can barely see them on top of the salad plate) and the water goblet and wine glass are Fostoria Buttercup. It is a pattern that my grandmother had, my mother has and both my sister and I have it too. I also have the sherbets, but I decided my table was getting too crowded.



The crystal candlesticks were a wedding gift to my parents. They have been married 62 years.







I really enjoyed setting this table. My husband even told me to leave it set up for a few days because he enjoyed seeing it. I hope you did!

36 comments:

jenjen said...

Beautiful tablescape! So elegant and just amazing by candlelight!!! I love it!

XOXO
Jen

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

ELEGANT and BEAUTIFUL Sue...girl you out did yourself with this beauty of a table...Oh the creams and silver together with the roses it just says romance to me....Thanks so much for sharing Sue...Many hugs and smiles from my mountain to yours my friend....Gl♥ria

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh Sue, it is such a magically stunning tablescape. Very, very nice!

Beautiful in daylight, but I adore the look by candlelight. Happy TT! xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh you really do know how to set a beautiful formal table. Your china and crystal is just sooooooooo beautiful. I love it and the roses are just perfect. All the beautiful creams are so lovely. Hugs, Marty

Jenglamgirl said...

Beautiful! It's so elegant and lady like, kinda reminds me of a wedding in winter... LOVE IT, the pearl garland... beautiful!

honeysuckle said...

Your table looks beautiful at night with that lighting. I think white is so versatile and can be so elegant-like with the silver and gold. I love your glassware. The design on it is so lovely. It reminds me of antiques. Lovely table!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It did look like a wedding table when I got it all together. I'm glad you all like it, it was my favorite so far. I'm sure that has to do with the fact I'm sentimental about everything I used.

Blondie's Journal said...

Sue~~~

This is just beautiful!! Your china and crystal is just stunning! How nice that you and your family share so many of the same pieces. I can't believe the napkins are from Walmart, they are so elegant looking! I love the look by candlelight, too. SO pretty!!! Wonderful job! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Just in case anyone checks...I'm having some strange blogger issues tonight. I'm working on a few upcoming posts and they keep posting instead of saving. Sorry.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

What a gorgeous table, I am so impressed (not surprised, just impressed). Elegant beyond words and I love that you incorporated your parent's candlesticks.

But I'm still hungry after looking at that potato soup, so I'm off to make dinner!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Oh, I almost forgot (I was distracted by that soup), I hope you have a wonderful time while your here and I do highly recommend ICE!, it's even better than the pics show.

Sorry if I scared you with the temperature. It only gets that cold on the inside here. lol

shannonkwendt said...

I never thought about using my silver and gold ornaments as tablescape. I love it!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Wow that is really pretty. You are right, most of us won't have time Christmas week to look or do blogging. Thanks for sharing this now. I love the colors and the cyrstal and the roses, and the bulbs, and and and all of it--very pretty--I can see why your hubby would like it set up!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Yes, beautiful. When I go to my mom's house we get out all her old/antique tableware and "play dishes". The simplest meal becomes a feast!

Three Rivers Daily Photo

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty! I love the white on white -- And what a WOW! factor with the candles lit. This is so elegant. Thanks for your kind visit.

Janie's World said...

Beautiful white and gold tablescape. It looks so romantic in the candlelight.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Sue, beautiful table!!! Moonspun:Starstruck! Love that china! You've done a wonderful job!
Merry Christmas!
Michelle

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Everything is just so beautiful, love all the wonderful pictures, I am so inspired to do a white and cream table, not sure I could pull it off, I so love yours....

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

A very beautiful monochromatic table! I love the way the candlelight reflects against your crystal. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Jeanette said...

Very elegant. I have been wanting to do a white and cream table for weeks.

dee dee said...

OHHHHH Sue, I drew a breath as I scrolled down. Probably one of my favotite Tablescapes of all time! Each piece is layered beautifully. Love the white/ cream/ gold colors. Wow, is all I can say!... Dee Dee

Karen said...

Hello Sue!
WOW. What a beautiful table. I don't think I would ever get up! This is just a stunning table. It is so elegant looking. I love the neutral colors and all the sparkle and shine!
I'm so glad you came over from Cindy's. Isn't she just the cutest? And now we've found each other to follow! YAY!
Thanks for sharing! I'll be back . . .
Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

Maya said...

I love the white theme, so elegant and festive! And it's true..., I'd probably would not want to ever get up (either)!

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! I love it in candlelight. Are you a Disney fan? My husband and I are also.:)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh how lovely is this tablescape created with love by you! Your crystal is really stunning and I love how you've blended all of the sparkling pieces with gold and white. Beautiful, especially in candlelight! How sweet that your husband said to keep it set up; what a tribute to you! Thanks so much for sharing this! Warm wishes, Coralie

Mrs. P. said...

Sue...your tablescape is breathtaking!

Blessings!
Gail

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hello Sue,
I enjoyed looking at your elegant setting as much as you had fun doing it! It is fun to play with our special dishes isn't it? I especially liked your stemware, and to think it was your grandmother's pattern as well. How special. It goes so well with the delicate pattern on your china. Thank you for all the eye candy and Merry Christmas!

Sonia said...

An absolutely beautiful table setting, Sue.... Even though I sometimes enjoy whimsical and fun tables, I also love the the quiet elegance of this one!

Kathleen said...

How beautiful..so glad you decided to do it this week! Very elegant!

Holly said...

What a beautiful table! LOVE the ornaments and pearl accents. My china and crystal is very similar. You setting is elegant and gorgeous. The candlelight photos turned out so well.

Holly @ 504 Main

Mimi said...

Sue, everything about your table is beautiful and elegant. Love your centerpiece. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Hi Sue! this is GORGEOUS~
Love the roses, the golden colors and the soft whites.
I would leave it up for a while too!
Merry Christmas to you ~ Maria

Kammy said...

Such a polished tablescape ! I love all the soft colors !
Kammy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
Love your tablescape... the dinner service and crystal ware is lovely and has aged well!! The table is perfectly ready for xmas!! Candles and baubles.. just beautiful!!

Thanks for your comments.. I can't say I'm that adventurous .. just had to push myself sometimes.. have a great weekend.. xx Julie

Liz R-S said...

Sue love your tablescape especialy reminiscing throughout it. Very pretty.

Relyn said...

Stunning. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend.