Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Dining Room at Christmas

The table is set for Christmas Eve dinner.
Longaberger sleigh baskets are filled with evergreen clippings and ornaments.
Lighted garland is on top of the crystal cabinets.
Green tablecloth, a Norwegian table runner and red placemats.
My collection of Waterford candlesticks. Six on each side.
The view into the living room.
The entry. Lucy does a walk-thru.
The butler's drop-leaf table
Gold beads scattered on the runner.
Plaid edges on the placemats and matching plaid napkins. Hand painted wine goblets each with a different Christmas ornament and word.
Peace, Love, Rejoice, Cherish, Merry, Sharing
Joy, Giving, Noel Caroling, Hope, Festive
Spode dishes. Gold charger and gold tableware.
Ceramic Christmas tree napkin rings.
Snowball candles on a wrought iron candle holder with garland on the entry half wall.
All set well ahead of time.


  1. Gorgeous! Love the Waterford candle holders ~
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Just stoppin by from Tablescape Thursday. Love those Longaberger baskets!!! And the spode dishes are lovely as well.

  3. Your whole house looks lovely from these photos! The placemats and napkins you've chosen really show off that stunning Spode! And I agree, those sleigh baskets are amazing!

  4. Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

    Seasons greetings to you and yours.

  5. Oh how pretty your Christmas table is! Love those pretty snowball candles.

  6. Beautiful festive table, the centerpiece is gorgeous...oh, and your wall of blue and white is stunning!

  7. You and I have so much in common. We both love blue and white (your plates & platters on the wall) We both like a touch of the oriental ( if you look at my dining room, you'll find the exact pair of crystal cabinets. Mine were painted a dusty teal blue and given a glaze many years ago. I still adore them. We both chose Spode Christmas Tree...what a noble pattern. We use it every day from Thanksgiving until New Years. Your tablescape is perfect...the Waterford candlesticks are magnificent. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay