I am so happy to be with you today to share how my Silver and Gold Tablescape Shines for the Holidays as part of Day 3 of this week’s fabulous Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate. I hope you have been enjoying the fabulous tablescapes that have already been shared. From traditional red and green to white and gold sparkle, from family heirlooms used as tablecloths and plate settings to baubles and beads, these tablescapes have been a wealth of entertainment and inspiration.
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I think every tablescape starts with a favorite item that provides inspiration for the entire table. For me, something old ~ a flea market tray that I painted white with silver and something new ~ a small wooden sleigh bought recently at one of my favorite local stores, Ballard & Blakely ~ provided the inspiration. I knew that I wanted to use one of our white and gold Santas and white, gold, and silver would be my color scheme. I wanted an elegant and traditional feel. Here, you can see the tray and a bit of the sleigh sitting on the tray and the Santa standing on the sleigh. Then I started filling in with new gold Christmas trees, silver “pearls”, gold votives and silver stars on wire.
Once the centerpiece was to my liking, at both ends of the table, I added 2 of our rose bowls on gold stands, surrounded them with garland and gold stars.
Now I was ready to add the place settings. As always, I started with our gold trimmed placemats and then our Lenox Christmas china. Our “everyday” china is Eternal by Lenox and years ago Sweet Shark and I purchased bread & butter plates and salad plates in the Christmas pattern. We also have several serving pieces, wine glasses and highball glasses in the Christmas pattern. Next came my Francis I silver pattern (The silver was my mom’s and I cherish it.) The wine glasses are Masséna by Baccarat; the water glasses belonged to Sweet Shark’s mom , but we have no idea what pattern they are.
This year I decided to fold our matching napkins with a pocket in them to show the band of gold trim. It definitely needed some ornament and I decided that a rosemary sprig from our herb garden would provide a natural green touch. And, of course, it smells wonderful.
I love giving guests a party favor. At another design store several weeks ago, I saw some plain brown boxes embellished with glitter and bows. I loved them, but the price point was much higher than I wanted to pay. When I found plain brown gift boxes at Michael’s, I knew that I could make them. (Raise your hand if you’ve done the same thing!) I love the focal point and the touch of gold and silver sparkle that they provide on the table. They are like the icing on the cake, the perfect size for a cupcake or a mini~bundt cake. In a future post, I’ll share how I made them.
The table looks lovely during the day, but it comes to life at night with the candles lit and the chandelier on. We always dim the chandelier and the spot lights to create a beautiful ambiance.
I hope you enjoyed a visit to our silver and gold Christmas tablescape. It was fun to create and we can enjoy it throughout the holiday season.
Don’t forget that this week’s recipe in my newsletter on Friday is Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Bacon and Gruyére. It’s definitely a side dish you will want to make during the holidays. Sign up to receive the printable recipe.
Now it’s time to visit the beautiful Holiday Tablescapes of my fellow bloggers. I know that you will love them.