Midnight blue, silver and crystal make a lovely combination for a holiday winter tablescape. Welcome, Friends, to the blog today. I’ll be sharing this wintery, silver table setting with you. No flowers needed for this one so let’s take a closer look at the centerpiece which was my inspiration for the table setting.
The base of the centerpiece is a crystal-covered wreath. It looks like water has frozen on the wreath and formed beautiful crystal beads. In the center of the wreath is a mercury glass candle stick. A silver Christmas Tree candle rests on the pillar candlestick.
The centerpiece is lit by the glass chandelier wrapped in a garland of holly with Waterford crystal snowflakes suspended from the light fixture.
The plate stack is made up of two different china patterns in silver and a silver charger.
I started with a Mikasa silver charger. This is a heavy, severely plain charger that looks so elegant on the table. The dinner plate is Franciscan Portuguese fine china. It has a wide silver band around the outside of the rim. A snowflake salad/dessert plate is next. It is rimmed with a wide silver band on the outside of the rim and a narrow band of silver on the inside of the rim. A silver snowflake sits in the center of the plate. This plate is by Home International. The top bread and butter plate is also in the Franciscan pattern.
It seemed appropriate to use Lenox Crystal in the Firelite pattern, a recent Thrift Store find. It looks beautiful on the table. Just a hint of pattern rising from the base of the bowl of the wine glasses.
Spode in the Christmas Tree pattern is used for the flatware. I love how this flatware adds a little Christmas to every place setting.
Simple silver and gold napkins are used and lay on the top of the plate stack. They are bound by jingle bell, silver-plate napkin rings.
The table looks just as pretty from above where you can see all the patterns in the centerpiece, the china, the crystal and the flatware. This simple color scheme came together nicely with all the various elements combining to create a star-like tablescape.
When the reds and greens of Christmas become a little overwhelming why not try a quieter palate in the colors of the night sky. You won’t be disappointed. As usual, everything was thrifted.