Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Table in Traditional Colours

Since we are  still very much in the process of celebrating Christmas here at Dining Delight (and will be right up until Epiphany on January 6th), I thought I'd share my Christmas tablescape. Due to my illness last week, I never got it posted till now.
The 2012 Family Christmas Dinner was held at our home and saw 12 family members able to attend.
Inspiration for my Christmas Table in Traditional Colours began with these lacy white pots I got last spring. (sold at Ikea)

I filled multiple pots with picks of red berries, greenery, pine cones and snowflakes.

I combined the decorated pots with multiples of these acrylic Christmas trees placed down the center of the table.

These were all placed on 3 Battenburg lace runners laid next to one another to obtain the look of one longer one.

Centerpieces created using multiples of a few items, repeating the pattern down the center of the table, allows for all guests to have a similar pleasing view.

Place settings were kept simple since the food was served buffet style in the kitchen and guests brought their own plates off the table.

I alternated red, green and white napkins at each place setting.

A tree shaped plate for salads and a candy-cane adorn each plate.

Stemmed candle holders with white votives and silver ball type ornaments were placed in multiples along the table as well.

White wine glasses stand at the ready at each guest's spot.

This was our first large gathering with our new dining room set and it worked well though we needed the addition of a smaller table to accommodate a wheelchair. ( In pic below, you can see the small "bump" where the tables weren't exactly same height/width)

A fun festive time was had by all and of course, we all ate way too much!
I'll be linking this post to these fabulous blog parties:
Centerpiece Wednesdays at The Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is totally stunning. I love all the sparkle and every detail is so perfect. Truly gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous table. Love the Ikea pots.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

- The Tablescaper

Alycia Nichols said...

This is what I would call "lush", and "luxurious" and "lavish" and "lovely" all in the same sentence. Hey, wait...I just did!!!! These are the kinds of centerpieces we love around the holidays! The more hooked up, the better! :-) I love how you used the lacy pots!!!!!!!!!! You have just the right balance of high and low, the traditional colors are beautifully lit with all the fabulous candlelight on the table and throughout the room, and the repeating pattern down the center...that's my girl!!!!!! I'm sorry about you being ill last week, and I hope you're feeling exponentially better this week. Happy New Year, and congratulations on a stupendous table!!!

Marlis said...

Such a really fabulous table. I love using red for the holidays. I love your dishes, too. Really perfect. The little white pots are perfect. I can see so many tables in their future. Happiest of year to you! xo Marlis

Ann Krucek said...

Very Pretty!! I love the lacy pots with the Battenburg runners, they look great together!! I hope you are feeling better. Hopefully the New Year will treat you well.

Entertaining Women said...

Your lacy pots make me want to take a trip to an Ikea store...I hear that it's quite an adventure. Your centerpiece is perfect in every way and is marches down the center of your table. Your created a beautiful design with classic Christmas colors. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I absolutely LOVE this table!!! It is one of the prettiest I have seen. The centerpiece is amazingly beautiful with the lacy pots filled with green and red and the TREES!!! Truly fabulous. I wish you a very Happy 2013! Linda

Diann said...

What a beautiful Christmas tablescape! I bet your guests felt very special sitting down at this stunning table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I've always loved Battenburg lace -- this is just gorgeous! I know that your guests loved all the pretty ways you honored them at this lovely Christmas table.

xinex said...

Your table is stunning. I love the traditional colors. The centerpiece you created looks magnificent. I hope you are feeling better. So many people including me got sick over the holidays.....Christine

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Fabulous centerpiece!!! The entire table is beautiful.

Happy New Year!

Diane said...

Your table is absolutely a show-stopper, but that centerpiece is worth a standing ovation! I can see that I have a lot to learn from you - wow and wow!! I am your newest follower!

Designs By Pinky said...

Stunningly beautiful table!!! I love it all and especially the acrylic trees!!! Can you share where you got them??? The snowflake wine glasses are beautiful as well, are they from Target? My daughter got their snowflake dishes this year. XO, Pinky

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! The pots and the lace edge of the runner, wonderfully paired!
Happy 2013, DD!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!