Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Table

The inspiration for this year's table was the set of darling Santa placecard holders my sister sent me as an early Christmas gift. There are four different poses.  Just love these!
The glittery red and green of the Santas reminded me I had some glittery green candles and a red linen table runner.
Instead of my "good" china, I used my Christmas china, Dansk Winterfest.
 Here's another view, showing the emerald green glasses that first belonged to my husband'a grandparents.  I love the shape and color, and the pattern name -- Burple.
The monochrome centerpiece is simply evergreen clippings with the glittery green candles and some ornaments.
Anchoring each end of the centerpiece are poinsettia "blooms" and more evergreens in silver julep cups.  I'd been wanting to try clipping the poinsettias after seeing the technique in Southern Living.
Here's a closeup!
A view down the table. . .
Time to light some candles!
The candlelight view.
Merry Christmas, everyone! I will be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Tricia, your Christmas table is lovely. Those little Santa place card holders were a sweet gift. ;-)
    Hope you and your family have had a splendid Christmas. ~ Sarah

  2. Ooooooohhhhh....that last photo is bee-yoo-tee-ful!!!! What a gorgeous sight!!! The place card holders are really cute! They're so whimsical, yet kinda fancy because they're all glittery!!! Very pretty centerpiece, too. I wish I had enough flat cedars here at home to do regular cuttings during the Christmas season. But alas...I do not! :-) I still want those Burples! They are just SO pretty!!! The shape is so different, the deepness of the green is perfect, the cut of the foot is 'em!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  3. I've always been enchanted by the Burple Boopie glasses. You use yours to great advantage. This is the first time that I've seen your lovely Dansk Christmas dishes...great design! I think that this is one of my favorites of all your tablescapes. I also enjoyed the peak at your hunt table and into your hallway. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

  4. Oh Tricia, how pretty. That last photo with the candles and the Christmas tree is gorgeous! Love those placecard holders! Everything looks so festive. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful 2012. laurie

  5. Your table came out great! I love the traditional colors, and the tree in the room is the icing on the cake. (I love the place cards tto, they add that certain "something" to a table.

  6. Lovely holiday table, Tricia. The glassware is such a beautiful color, it adds so much to the table. Love the centerpiece.
    Happy New Year, Tricia!

  7. Dear Tricia, thank you for visiting my tablescape post :) I love your red- green decorations, so classy :) And I see we have similar chairs. I need to take closer look at your blog, its very interesting. Have a good day!

  8. I love your table! Those place card holders are wonderful!!! I wish I had seen them! I also love how you used the mint julep glasses to hold poinsettia blooms. What a great idea!

    Fresh greenery and heirloom glasses . . . Everything is just perfect!

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas. May the new year bring you and your family many blessings.

  9. Oh dear Tricia, so nice to hear from you, I so love you, you're one of my first blog friends and I appreciate your lovely comments. Your table for the hollidays is beautiful, I love your dishes, the pretty glassware, the place card holders are terrific and your house looks gorgeous! Wishing you only the very best for this coming 2012. Hugs,

  10. Tricia, this tablescape is fantastic!! Love the colors. Thanks for the visit and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    Tablescape Thursday

  11. Oh, this is such a pretty tablescape! Love those little Santa place card holders. They look great with the Dansk. Beautiful emerald glasses that I'm sure hold many memories of Christmas Past for your husband. Everything comes together so perfectly - just beautiful!

  12. Just wanted to say "thanks for stopping by!"

    :*~Magical~:* table, of course your glasses are as boopie as mine!

  13. Love the dishes and glasses.. magical indeed. I love your candle shot too. I used my mint julep cups this year too to hold cedars.. love the idea with the poinsettias.. Wishing you warmth, good cheer and many, many blessings in the new year.

  14. Tricia...this is beautiful! Your red linens are fabulous and the monochromatic centerpiece is stunning. As always, I adore your silver flatware and your green glasses are perfect for this table and for the holidays! Your final shot of your table and beautiful tree is GORGEOUS!!!!!

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  15. I came to check out your blog after your nice comment on mine, and I have to say, your tablesetting is anything but dull! I'm following you now, so I hope you'll follow back. Happy New Year!

  16. Tricia, happy anniversary and happy new year! Your table for two looks pretty and romantic. Beautiful Christmas table too. All the best for 2012 ~ Sarah

  17. I adore your green classes--unique and gorgeous! I also like your Santa placecard holders-so whimsical!