Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Favorites - Arrogant Reindeer

I'm going to join in with Chari at Happy To Design for Sunday Favorites and show a post from a last year about a tablescape that is still one of my favourites!

Last year at Christmas, I was really drawn to the newer colour scheme of copper, brown and gold and was fortunate to find some items during the half price sales after the holidays.  

Because we leave our decorations up until late January, I set to work creating a Christmas Tablescape out of my new purchases.

I put this gold reindeer on a cake plate covered with a brown napkin inside a wreath with gold berries and a plain evergreen one dressed with faux brown poinsettias and gold grapes and balls.

My son named the tablescape "Arrogant Reindeer" and the name has stuck.  He does have his nose pretty high in the air!



The weather cooperated and the snow outside made for a lovely backdrop to the golden glow on the dining room table.





I used my gold rimmed white dishes, copper chargers, gold placemats and gold (coloured) flatware.  A votive with a gold berry ring adds warmth to each setting.  Bronze coloured ball ornaments hold the placecards beside individual gold topped S&P shakers.





The centerpiece was flanked by a glass vase with candle insert filled with a layer of gold beads, then small brown ornaments topped with bronze coloured ornaments.

The table runner is a golden brown colour atop a rich brown damask tablecloth with matching brown napkins under the bowls.


Yes, that reindeer looks mighty "arrogant"!  Its okay though as I think he makes a nice centerpiece and has a right to be proud, if not a little snooty! 

Thanks for stopping by. Head over to Chari's to see some other favourites from days gone by.

8 comments:

Deb said...

Really gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is just stunning. I love everything and the colors are totally my favorite. Beautiful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

So festive, elegant and just stunning!...Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

So happy to see you for the Sunday Favortes party this week! What a fabulous post to revisit...it definitely deserved a second showing! You know, I was just over here at your place earlier in the week...I think I visited all of your Christmas tablescapes. This is one of my all time favorites!!! It's just so rich and elegant...I love the color theme of the brown, copper, and gold!!! Sooo very pretty! Girlfriend, you always do the prettiest and most spectacular tables...and in particular...centerpieces! Again, this is one of my favorites! Hehe...I love your reindeer...in all of his grand arrogance! Hehe! Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous Christmas table with us for SF's today...such a treat!!!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I just fell in love with the Arrogant Reindeer tablescape! I'm so glad I found your blog browsing Nester's Home Tour Party :)

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I mentioned your lovery blog here http://lifeinthethriftylane.blogspot.com/2010/12/three-little-reindeer.html

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi! I just join you cause I loved your home all decked out...just great! Your table setting with the stock-up reindeer is gorgeous! I'm a dish-nut too, so your white dishes are so elegant...love it all! Hope you visit and join my blog too, as I like what you do.
Merry Christmas
FABBY

Anonymous said...

I am obsessed with the decoration on this table!! This is just beautiful!!!