Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sparkly Christmas Table 2010

All right, People, prepare yourselves, I went a little photo crazy on this one!!

If you've checked out my mantle and Christmas tree posts, you probably noticed that the theme of the year for my 2010 holiday season is SPARKLY! With a little bit of blue and pink thrown in for variety... :)

To achieve the greatest level of sparkle, I used a combination of mirrors, crystal, rock crystal and glass.

For the centerpiece I pulled the mirror out of the back of my fireplace (cleaned it REALLY well!), then layered on a couple of my crystal candle holders, two very cool rock crystal tealight holders I picked up at HomeGoods, and the large glass mosaic goblet-style candle holder (also from HomeGoods). The white stuff in between is a trim from Walmart that is really just little white pompoms on a wire. Fun stuff to play with!

I love the way the mirror made everything have twice the impact it normally would!

And for those of you concerned that the plates that are half-on the mirror will wobble, don't worry! I folded white napkins under so they didn't clank around!

The tablecloth is a damask stripe from HomeGoods, the blue ribbon used as a runner and for bows on the sconces (also the same ribbon that's on the Christmas tree!) is one roll from Walmart for 5 bucks! It went pretty far!

White sheers in both windows are the summer swaps from the master bedroom (there's velvet up for winter!). Both windows are layered with the silver snowflake ornaments from Target and strings of twinkle lights.

I covered the door to the garage with a bedspread/tablecloth my fab-o Mother in Law brought me from India. (I normally cover it with a brown and maroon bedspread to keep the cold out, but I wanted to lighten things up for this layout!)

Over on the sideboard there's more blue and sparkly going on with a length of fabric folded up as a runner, and more mirror and glass. I'll talk more about my "floating centerpiece" another time!

Another mirror from the fireplace supports wine bottles as candle holders and two Swedish crystal bubble tealight holders.

Cellophane snow adds even more sparkle (because I can never have enough!), and some of the mini pompoms wrapped around the bottles tie it in with the main table.

Back on the table I used my good ol' Noritake china, gold flatware, Christmas Tree Shop monogrammed napkins, and gold painted pine cones as name-card holders.

And finally, flanking the door I replaced the usual paintings with these sconces (that normally live in the guest bedroom) that are from Sturbridge Village like... 20 years ago...

And, PHEW! That's the Christmas setup in the dining room!

I'm linking up to Susan's Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch, so head on over there to see all the other pretty stuff people are putting together!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Very pretty -- your Winter White table shimmers with the mirror. Looks very romantic.

Tess said...


Love your sparkly Christmas...I love sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by my post! I am happy to see you again...I was following your blog when you were working on your house.

Looking forward to more of your posts in 2011!

Marlis said...

Loved seeing your dining room. This is lovely. I adore how you carried your them to everything. Makes it very cohesive. Love the mirror and the noritake!! So much love your sparkle. Come visit for a chance to win a set of embroidered napkins!! Happy New Year to you and yours, may the new year bring lots of blessings!

Entertaining Women said...

For starters, the good ole Noritake is spectacular! You've created a beautiful, romantic Christmas vignette. The sconces are wonderful, and great idea to cover the door to the garage. Thank you for sharing your charming, sparkly design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Maria said...

Oh everything IS sparkly!
I love the color scheme and the twinkling lights all around. It's very magical!
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and a glorious 2011
~ Maria

Dining Delight said...

Sparkly is spectacular! I really like how you did your windows, both with the lights and sheers in them and the one with candles on the mirror in front.
Happy New Year!


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your white Christmas Tablescape with a mirror looks very Beautiful ~~~ Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes for New Years Eve !!
I'm your newest follower on your blog now. I hope you come over and become one of my followers !! I hope you have a Great New Year"s

Donnie said...

Loved all your tablescape. Just gorgeous. Hope you and yours have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

The Tablescaper said...

The mirror gives such a wonderful touch.

I would love to have you come celebrate the new year with Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper