Saturday, December 3, 2011

Winter White and Christmas Silver


A few weeks back, I traveled to visit my daughter and was thrilled that while I was there, she and her fiance decided to decorate for Christmas.  Of course, that meant I was able to help her with an idea she had for her seasonal tablescape. Now, she isn't near into the table designing that her mom is but she did have the idea/basis for a centerpiece and some colours in mind.  We went from there and this is what we came up with....


It started with the three white bowls she had bought at HomeSense at Thanksgiving and used like this then...
(Click HERE to see more of her Thanksgiving table)



...and this is how we filled them for a Christmas/Winter look (more on these later)

After a shopping trip to a few stores, we rounded up other items for the table...
Silver reindeer from Canadian Superstore 


 White Candle Christmas Trees from HomeSense 
(cut the wicks off as they are too nice to burn!)
She already had the stemware.

Glittered Pine Cones from Michael's 
(I'm sure you crafty people could make these!)


Pearl and Silver Ball Garland from HomeSense placed along the length of the table.

 The silver "cone" trees are from Walmart.  They light up but turn a garish blue, red and green when lit so we opted to have them "off".  
Silver votive holders are from HomeSense.


 Small glass snowflake placecard holders are from London Drugs.

Silver Chargers from London Drugs, Tablecloth and Runner from HomeSense and Napkins from Canadian Superstore.  She already had the gorgeous snowflake napkin rings which were a previous gift from her "mother-in-law-to-be". 

White Bowls from HomeSense were filled with silver balls, bits of faux greenery, glittered pine cones,  and faux silver "twigs"(Michael's)cut into pieces.

Love how it all came together for a frosty Christmas look!

My daughter does not have the dish obsession  collection that her mother has but her everyday square white plates  and cutlery worked perfectly!


It was so much fun "playing" with my daughter while we shopped for and created this tablescape! Special thanks to her for humoring me - I know she really isn't into it - but am happy she and her fiance seemed pleased with the result!
I must say though, it all started with HER terrific idea to use these three of these white bowls from HomeSense...
...maybe "it" is in her genes somewhere!

I'll be linking this post to these fabulous blogs:
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home  
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Holiday Table Decor at The Lettered Cottage

21 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very pretty and festive indeed. I know she was thrilled to have holiday design time with her Mom.
you all set a stunning table.

Tanya@takesix said...

You and your daughter did a fabulous job on your tablescape. It looks so wintery and frosty! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness, your table is absolutely devine. I love all the silver, I must "look" for those trees. Our Walmart has had nothing "great" this year.. so keep fingers crossed. Your daughter did a fabulous job! Gorgeous!! hugs ~lynne~

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous elegance!!! I love everything you did. Great ideas!

Leslie's Garden said...

Pretty table, I was so happy to see a silver and white setting. Lots of ideas to be found here!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh my! That is positively **gorgeous**! Your daughter is so, so lucky to have such a lovely mother to share her beautiful talents with her! I **ADORE** this table! Fabulous in every way! You need to go link this up to Centsational Girl's holiday table linky party right away!! Angie xo

Anonymous said...

c'est superbe,bravo ,a bientot,monique

Amanda said...

Beautiful! Wish you could come help me with my table! Love all the special touches!

Snap said...

I bet it is her genes! I love the white, silver winter look. Also love the reindeer ... I have a *thing* for them! I was thinking just the other day that I needed to walk around the neighborhood and pick up pine cones before the yard guys put them all in the trash. I was ready to do some glittering!!! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Marigene said...

Beautiful White Christmas table! I love the photo with the sun streaming in on the table...it glitters.

The Tablescaper said...

What a great table and what a lucky daughter to have such a special Mom to help her create such a great table.

- The Tablescaper

Phyllis@Around the House said...

just beautiful...love the silver and white

the cape on the corner said...

what a fabulous tablescape! i love the woodlandness of it, while still being whites and silvers.

vikki said...

Love this look. I am trying to do silver and white on my tree and mantle this year.

Kathleen said...

It is gorgeous,DD! I love white and silver together! I am glad you had fun creating this beautiful scape with your dear dau., what fun!
I am sorry I haven't visited sooner, I am overwhelmed. I had the painters here and so many rooms were pulled apart!
I am going to catch up on your posts now!

Sandra said...

The table is very pretty. I love the white and silver...reminds me of snowy days. I'm glad the two of you were able to create this table together. A special memory together to take with you. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

Janie's World said...

Beautiful. I love the white and silver together. It was wonderful that you could create it with your daughter.

xinex said...

Stunning all throughout! You both did a great job and I think your daughter will be just like you when she grows up....Christine

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

The table is absolutely beautiful!! Your newest follower!!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Your tablescapes are always beautiful! I just featured one on my blog! http://lifeinthethriftylane.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-night-findschristmas-tablescapes.html
Merry Christmas,
Veronica

Linda said...

Wow! This absolutely gorgeous. I am so glad to find you. I adore all of your beautiful tablescapes. Here's hoping you have a Happy New year! I am your newest follower.