Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas! Giveaway!

     My home this year is full of silver, white and gold...there is very little red or green to be seen. I thought it was time to have a little fun with some traditional Christmas colors.

It starts with a red tablecloth that I've had for years.

     Silver chargers topped with bright red dinner plates (Crate and Barrel) and new appetizer plates that were a gift from a good friend for my birthday. You will see the matching serving piece on this table too. They are Food Network dishes and I love them! The flatware is almost peppermint looking and was a bargain at Ross last month for less than $10.

I pulled out a few green and red leaves and berries to create the centerpiece.

     See how each plate has a different piece of candy on it? Layered napkins in red and green with snowflake napkin rings (a gift last Christmas from sweet Gloria @ Happy to Be) finish the look.

     I found these silly glasses in my Christmas things when I was organizing them a few weeks ago. I have no idea when I got them or where they came from. I didn't even remember having them! I thought they added a little whimsy to the table and you all know that I like whimsy!

     The salt and pepper shakers were an after Christmas purchase from Harry and David and almost look like ornaments. I hope no one tries to eat the peppermint candles!

     I used an antique cut glass compote filled with red and green ornaments with vintage and new crystal candlesticks topped with more ornaments for the center of the table. Crystal votives with red candles add a little sparkle as the lights go down.

The matching "candy" plate is darling isn't it?
The recipe for the cookies will be my Foodie Friday post.

I think you get the best look at the centerpiece from above.

My Cookie and Cookbook GIVEAWAY
ends on Thursday at Midnight EST.

I'm joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday. Please stop in and tell her hello!


The Stylish House said...

Your dishes are fun and festive and everything is so pretty. Your centerpiece is striking and I like the use of the traditional red and green Christmas colors.
I agree that the candy print looks very realistic!
I'm heading over to check out your appetizer on your sidebar, yum!

Jen @ said...

Your table is beautiful Sue!! I love the centerpiece. So fun!

I am going to post your giveaway on my TT&J FB page :)


Dining Delight said...

That centerpiece is so striking! Love the lime green colour in there! The aerial shot of it is fabulous!


Dining Delight said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Scribbler said...

Whimsical it is, and very inviting!

Anonymous said...

Kathie said...I love everything on the table, but especially the drinking glasses.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
I'm a little partial to silver and white for christmas too.. In fact I just bought quite similar silver leaves.. although now I seem to have glitter all over my camera lens!! ooops!!!! Your snowflake napkin rings are cute too!!! What a sweet present..

In answer to your question, yes that was a huge storm rolling in.. in fact it rained the whole time.. and can't believe i am saying it.. but wish it would rain right now!!.. sooo hot!! haha

Have a lovely end of week.. ciao xxx Julie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That looks so pretty Sue! That Gloria is just the sweetest gal ever isn't she!
And the pretty centerpiece is just wonderful!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love you centerpiece. Very festive looking!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a festive table! I just LOVE your centerpiece. It is oppulent!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your centerpiece is lots of fun Sue! Lovin' your new candy dishes and I look forward to reading about those pretty, colorful cookies:@)

Donnie said...

Each photo is prettier than the one before. I have never seen the dishes with the candy pieces on them and they made such a beautiful setting. So very festive. Loved it.

La said...

Your table is gorgeous. I love those little plates and your centerpieces is fun and festive. La

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love the candy theme!! Your centerpiece is just perfect! Love the table setting!

Anonymous said...

Sue this is beautiful! I love all the color!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty and festive! Great job.

Deb S. said...

This is just beautiful! The centerpiece is a masterpiece! Love all the colors. Those peppermint candy candles are SO CUTE!

Barbara said...

What a festive table! I just love the little square plates.

Completely Coastal said...

It looks all great and very festive! I plan to make some cookies too -my shell and starfish cookie cutters are waiting!!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous table, your centerpiece.

Em said...

Oh my - I love your table setting! Lovely and fun! And sparkly! Thank you for sharing.

xinex said...

Beautiful tableware, Sue. Love your centerpiece too...Christine

Mystica said...

If I am not too late please count me in!

I am having my first giveaway on my blog - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. please do come over and enter.

Shellbelle said...

What a fun table and I think the glasses you came across, are perfect! Isn't that funny that you don't even know where they came from? See, some things are just meant to be and they appear right when we need them.

Love the shot from above of the centerpiece — spectacular!

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a beautiful table. All sparkles and so festive! You did a great job, Sue! So pretty.
The cookies look good too! Last night I was in the WS outlet and picked up the cutest little cookie exchange kit. I will have to take pics of it! No cookie exchange this year, maybe next, God willing!

Entertaining Women said...

Well, what would Christmas be without a quotient of ...whimsy? You've captured whimsy in a wonderful way. The new appetizer plates are darling! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Sue said...

I need some of those appetizer plates, they are so cute. Please tell Santa! Your tables are always beautiful. You inspire me!