Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's Still Christmas!

Here at the Dining Delight home, we (Mr. Delight too!) LOVE to leave our decorations up well into January. If you put on some Christmas music, light some candles and turn on the tree, you will still get that "Christmas feeling" and there is no pressure to do the work that goes with it - it's my favourite part of the season!  With that in mind, I'm going to post another Christmas tablescape for this week's Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.



This was my tablescape for our Christmas dinner on Boxing Day.  We had had dinner with the extended family elsewhere on Christmas Day but I always like to cook up a turkey for us to have at home as well.   Our daughter and her boyfriend and our son and his girlfriend were home and it was special to be able to have a smaller dinner with them.
 


My daughter and her boyfriend gave me these black/red poinsettia plates last year for Christmas.  I love the drama of the dark rich colours and used them with a black tablecloth.

 
I used napkins as placemats as they matched the runner.  A black charger was layered with a shiny gold one followed by gold-rimmed dinner plates and of course, the special black salad plates.  Then came gold-look flatware, doubled red/green napkins and acrylic-crystal napkin rings.  


 

The centerpiece was created using a faux greenery swag that has some gold spray on the ends.  I added some picks, pinecones and balls to dress it up.  Six stemmed candle holders (older item by Partylite) were placed at various points throughout.
 

 The snowy white backdrop outside creates a nice contrast
to the  deep rich colours inside.



 

If you look close you will notice that the clear glass stemware(beside the black glasses) has the same "ribbed" type appearance as the candleholders.  I didn't buy them together but was pleased with the "match".


 

If this tablescape looks familiar to you, it might be because I first created it OUTSIDE for the Christmas in July meme that Felecia at Playing Dishes was hosting last summer. (click HERE)

Now, head over to Susan's where you will find all kinds of ideas for great tablescapes. Thanks, Susan for hosting this meme!  We all love it!

20 comments:

xinex said...

Oh my goodness! This is so yummy, festive, bright and cheerful. I LOVE it!...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Those black pointsettia plates add such drama. I also like how you layered the napkins.

I haven't even begun to take down the Christmas either, but this weekend I'm going to get moving on it.

- The Tablescaper

Sandy said...

Wonderful table, love those poinsettia plates, your Daughter did good! Beutiful centerpiece.
Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your table is stunning and I love the pointsettia plates, they are just gorgeous. Everything is so beautifully put together. Hugs, Marty

nannykim said...

So beautiful--I love the richness of the colors and the pointsettia things!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the poinsettia plates! They are so unique. I'm just the opposite of you...I can't wait to get Christmas stuff put away. I love it when it goes up and during the holidays, but once it is over-I want it gone!

Sue

Pearl Maple said...

You have woven together a beautiful table setting, with a darling choice of colors and theme.

Kathleen said...

It's beautiful, DD! I remember it..
What happened to PD, she has disappeared..
I have the bins lined up waiting to go back to the basement, but outside is another story..frozen solid out there. I know you know all about that!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a way to start the new year~it would be such a special treat to sit at your table.
I created a 3 Kings table for Epiphany.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a beautiful table you've created! Your dishes are justing stunning. All of that red really "pops" next to the dark black. I think I spy a little teapot napkin holder in the background. I'd love to see that up close. Everything is very pretty. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog today, and I enjoyed your lovely pix. I am with you about leaving the decs up for a while -- at my age I have realized that they aren't going anywhere till I make it happen! Might as well enjoy... I do not like to run Christmas and TGV together -- so I do not start early, and therefore do not finish early... and you are right about it being a great time to just enjoy it for a while, after all the hullabaloo is over!

Scribbler

Blondie's Journal said...

Your tablescape is just stunning. I love how festive the poinsettias are! And what a neat idea using the napkins for place mats, I am going to try that idea! Lovely!

xoxo
Janie

Sarah said...

Your poinsettia plates are lovely, and what a beautiful table this is. I'm with you on stretching out the season, though I've packed my decorations up for the year. I did share another Christmas table this week myself. Just didn't get it posted earlier. :-)
Thanks for sharing. ~ sarah

Liz said...

Your table is so pretty! We haven't taken our Christmas down yet either. This weekend, though, it will all come down.
Enjoy!
~Liz

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What wonderful dishes! This looks delightful -- love the stemware and the votive holders as well -- so festive.

Kathy said...

Hello! Glad to meet you...Love this little dining blog...Your Christmas scape is wonderful, I to like the drama of the plates...great gift!
I believe this is my first time here...Gladly "follow" to keep up with your charming scapes...
Stop over anytime...Love to have you,
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Dreamgoddess said...

DD, what a beautiful table and I love your poinsettia salad plates! What a wonderful gift they were. It's always such a pleasure to see your tables. The view outside your windows just adds to the beauty of the tablescape.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Ms. Dining Delight,
Nice to meet you and thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day, and also for your nice comments.
Your tablescape is just beautiful and very dramatic with the black added. Also who would not want to sit at that table with the gorgeous view of the yard full of snow as well.
Definitely quite festive and enjoyable!!
You did a very nice job.
I did some tablescapes for Christmas that I put on my blog closer to Christmas, and thought about using them, but it was my first time participating so wasn't quite sure, and I had just done & posted these with the red and white gingham so thought I had best go with them. Hope you have a really great day, and hope it is warm where ever you live!
Blessings, Nellie

Eileen said...

Beautiful! And how nice to be gifted those unique poinsettia dishes! They really help to create a very elegant Christmas table!
Enjoy!
All the best,
Eileen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, thank you for swinging by. I'm glad you liked the little makeover. I'm always moving things around, but usually not furniture.. lol.. I like to shake things up abit after the holidays, give the rooms a new lift..I'm limited now due to Mr. P's illness have to watch where I place things, but manage to give the rooms a new look.. lol... I hope this finds you doing well.. hugs ~lynne~