Wednesday, December 21, 2011

~ The Christmas Table ~

Early last fall I was shopping in the city and ran across these beautiful set of dishes. Goodness only knows I did not "need" another set of Christmas dishes. I was looking for something a bit more grown up. lol
For the centerpiece I gathered the Mercury glass candlesticks. To add some texture I added the greenery and a few pine cones.
The red stemware was purchased at Walmart many years ago. the darling glass with the sleigh came from the Dollar General.
Outside the snow is falling...
It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you...

Royal Stafford mixed with the solid red dessert plate breaks up the black

The antlers were given to me this last weekend. I felt as though I had won the lottery. You see we had a set in the barn, I went to get them and they "disappeared". We've asked everyone that comes and goes around here if they had seen them, anyway, long story short; this guy happen to have 2 sets he was willing to share with me.



Red cardinal salt and pepper shakers I believe came from Target.
Silver P monogrammed napkins topped with flatware from Target.

From our home to yours Happy Holidays!

21 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful tablescape Lynne! LOVE LOVE those dishes and mercury candle sticks!

Richard Cottrell said...

there are divine, I love it all. Richard From My Old Historic House.

Alycia Nichols said...

The antlers just up and disappeared, huh? Weird! Maybe the deer came back to get them! :-) I am going antler hunting in February, and I hope I can find some. I've never been before, so that will be a REAL experience!!! I love the Royal Stafford pattern you have. It is one of my favorites for the Christmas holidays. I think it's the black in it that makes it so interesting. You don't see a whole lot of Christmas dishes sporting black as a primary color of interest. Your collection of mercury glass candlesticks is really terrific the way you have them arranged! They make a beautiful centerpiece!!! Great job again, Lynne! Merry Christmas to you!!!!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynne I would not have been able to leave those dishes behind either. They are gorgeous and so 'grown up'! Love Love Love this tablescape. What a fantastic Christmas this will be! Hugs, Linda

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous dishes!!! I would have brought them home as well! A girl can never have too many dishes! ;) Love the centerpiece with the mercury glass candlesticks! And the antlers, {so glad they reappeared}, are the perfect touch!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your mercury glass candlesticks. Those tumblers are so sweet and a perfect compliment to your pretty new dishes.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Simply Gorgeous Lynne! LOVE those candlesticks! I love everything!!

Merry Christmas!

Lou Cinda

Susan S. said...

LOVE the new dishes and so glad you got a new set(?) of antlers! Merry CHRISTas Ya'll from Houston, TX

Wendy said...

Your table looks very pretty. I love the look of the black and red. Walmart and the dollar store are two of my favorites! I am not good at tablescapes...your table looks great!

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty table! Merry Christmas.

Marlis said...

Those are some of my favorite dishes by far. Love the mercury glass with them too. And the red is fabulous. The antlers do add a lot to the table.. Merry Christmas, xo marlis

xinex said...

I love your new dishes, Lynn, very pretty! And I love the centerpiece with the antlers and mercury silver candle holders. Merry Christmas to you, Mr. P and the children....Christine

CJ said...

Royal Stafford, cardinals, and candles are my favorite. Beautiful post. Merry Christmas. ~CJ

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Oh Lynn the table is just wonderful...love the beautiful centerpiece and of course those wonderful dishes...Happy Holidays

Elaine said...

So so pretty, Lynne! The dishes are beautiful and I like the addition of the solid red ones. I just learned that antlers fall off deer, they aren't killed, so I am much more open to their artistic beauty!

Merry Christmas!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Rettabug said...

Beautiful, Lynne! I saw some of those Royal Stafford Christmas dishes & now I'm kicking myself for not grabbing them up. Did you see Marlis has them too?

LOVE the mercury glass candlesticks...the whole effect is magical!

Wishing you a Blessed & Merry CHRISTmas, Honey. Thanks for sharing all your inspiring posts this year.
Hugs,
Rett

Marigene said...

I love those dishes...your table is beautiful.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Lynne!

Chubby N Chieque said...

A wonderful in a warm and wonderful home.

Fantastic treasures too.

Greetings,
/CC

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Lynne, I love your Royal Stafford dishes! They're gorgeous with your mercury glass candlesticks and woodland accents. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Robin said...

Great dishes and they are a bit more grown up! The antlers are a nice touch. I am going to "borrow" some from my brother-in-law's collection soon. Merry Christimas!

Robin
Robin Flies South

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful Lynne!...And again I feel the C word coming on...you know the one....Co....coooo....COVET...those plates! *slaps hand on mouth* Lol! Vanna