Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Shiny Silver Penguin

Do you have the winter blues or cabin fever this time of year? I hope this tablescape warms your heart and adds a little shine to these dull days.


I had my eye on this shiny silver penguin at a local hardware store for awhile now and when the post holiday sales were on, I scooped him up for half price ($10).  I was also thrilled to find the mercury glass silver trees at a local drug store also at half price ($7 ea)




I put Mr. P. and the trees inside an icy wreath on a round tray with some LED cordless lights, some silver berry picks and silver "disco" balls. If you look close, you can see the frosty snowflake on each of the trees.






I tucked in some of these long silver twig-like strands on each side and flanked them with the snowflake hurricane shades set on mirrors.



These snowflakes are hung from my chandelier.


My black and white salad plates topped a white dinner plate which sits on a silver charger.








 

As night falls, the silver icy look takes on a warmer glow...





 

The black, white and silver combo gave me an idea to make this a celebratory tablescape so ....




...I added a few items and it becomes a Happy New Year 'scape!






Best wishes for 2010 to everyone in Blogland! Be sure to head on over to Between Naps on the Porch and check out all the wonderful tablescapes that have linked up to Susan's terrific blog for her 74th Tablescape Thursday. 

40 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous. I love all of the silver and your dishes and crystal are just perfect for this tablescape. Everything is just magical. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

Chari said...

Ohhh my goodness...this fabulous winter tablescape just takes my breath away...it's gorgeous! I love everything about it...love the white and silver together! What a deal on the silver penguin and trees...they make for a beautiful centerpiece, my friend! In fact, this is one of the prettiest table centerpieces that I've ever seen...the penguin makes it fun and whimsical and the shiny silver just says elegance!!! Love your place settings too! Thank you for sharing your fabulous winter table with us today...this was certainly a pleasure!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Dream Mom said...

It looks just beautiful! I love how you added the snowflakes-it really made the tablescape look professional! Love all of that silver. Your centerpiece was divine!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow! This will have to go on my short list of favorites this week. This is stunning! I love the centerpiece...all that bling. Mr. P. is wonderful. Very nicely done.

Sue

Denise said...

DD,
Do you have any information you might consider sharing concerning Mr. P? I'd love to have one.
Thanks,
Denise (alias, oldalgebra)

Melissa Miller said...

It is just exquisite! I adore your elegant china. It's so pretty and all of your details are perfection. ~Lovely job!

Many blessings to you. ~Melissa :)

Sherry said...

This just rocks! How elegant, how pretty! The LED lights were perfect, the regular lights would have been too warm. WOW! This is so pretty.

The Southern Belle said...

Your table is dense, which I love! And it shines. Beautiful job!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love all the sparkle in the table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a splendid sparkling tablescape DD! You've done it again. I love your little additions to make this a New Year's table -- it's all in those little touches isn't it?

Mimi said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. I love everything about your table! What a way to start the new year.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so icy and wonderful!

- The Tablescaper

Lori E said...

I know this a New Years table but I think it would make the most elegant, intoxicating wedding table. Stunning.

dee dee said...

Wow, this is just beautiful! Sparkling and shiny, wouldn't change a thing!... Dee Dee

Kathysue said...

Loving the shiney pinguin. It looks so snowy and sparly on your table love him.

ellen b said...

Oh so lovely. Sparkly and dramatic!!

Just a dreamer said...

Simply stunning!!! Jackie

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I love the shiny silver penguin! What a beautiful table!

Angie said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! Love all the silver!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Very sparkly and beautiful, I love the setting and love all the silver.,..

xinex said...

It will be a delight and so much fun to dine on this table. It's truly stunning and so festive!...Christine

Cynthia said...

Lovely table, it sparkles! Have a great day!

Deanna said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

A Hint of Home said...

Very elegant and oh so pretty tablescape. Lovely!

Low Tide High Style said...

How beautiful, truly an elegant winter wonderland!

Kat :)

Maryrose said...

I absolutely adore your table. Everything about it is elegant, sparkly and incredibly beautiful. My favorite, I hope to do a table as lovely one day.
Maryrose

susan said...

Oh wow! This is just beautiful--It looks like snow glistening in the sun!! I would never think to look at the hardware or drug store for tablescaping items! This table would make any meal a celebration and feast for the eyes!!

honeysuckle said...

It is like an enchanting winter forest. So lovely. I especially love those salad plates but you didn't mention where you purchased them!

Nanna said...

love the silver table setting, all silver seems like a hard color to work with but you made it look fantastic!, thnaks for visiting me today

Helen

Celly B said...

I love the chilly silver sparkle you've created! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous table!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Goodness! This is absolutely stunning! I adore that penguin, and the way you have built an entire tablescape around him. This is so elegant, sparkly and festive. I also loved the addition of the new year's hats, crowns, etc. laurie

A Gracious Home said...

How very beautiful everything is. I can't even imagine anything that beautiful in my home. Doylene

lostpastremembered said...

Lovely blog, glad I found it!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your tablescape. It's fabulous!

simchieinspires said...

Magical. Amazing beauty.

Happy week-end.

HollyC said...

Oh.My.Word. I can't even tell you how much I love this tablescape...and blog! You have inspired me to do more, much more with my tablescaping! Your tables are so beautiful! I'm following you now, so I don't miss a thing!
Thanks for sharing your talents!
Holly

Gayle from Southern Thresholds said...

How elegant! the silver is stunning in this tablescape...love it all...thanks so much for sharing

Greenearth said...

These are great.

Attempting Aloha said...

This is so beautiful! I read your comments on my blog about my Blue and Silver Countdown to Christmas, and I've been trying to find an email address for you. I was hoping you might do a guest post on a blue and silver tablescape. This one looks amazing!!! I am so horrible with table scapes (truth be told, I've never really done one...and I have all hand-me-down dishes at this stage in my life). Email me if you get this soon as I'm trying to make a schedule. :) Aloha, Charlie

attemptingaloha at gmail dot com

Jill Brewster said...

Oh My Gosh, Can't believe it's taken me so long to find your blog. I totally love, love, love it. I know I will be checking out all your pictures and look forward to what you come up with in 2017.