I’m a bit late getting this out today. It’s a busy time and company tomorrow. I’ve been taking down a lot of the Christmas trappings and simplifying the look in the house. It’s a nice change from having all the surfaces covered with Christmas. I redid the Morning Room shelves that you can see in the background but I’ll be doing a Blog on that in a few days. For today, Friends, we’ll look at one of my favorite combinations……blue and silver.

This is an overview of the table that gives you a good bird’s eye view of the centerpiece. I used a grouping of picks…..pearl flowers, lacy, white poinsettias, great gold and silver large, and airy flowers all held together in a mercury glass vase.

In the background you can see the vase which picks up on these gorgeous, sparkly placemats that were part of my Christmas gift from my Daughter. There is a silver-plated charger with a small pierced design around the rim that comes next. Then beautiful Franciscan china with a simple silver rim. The top plate is a Currier & Ives plate depicting a winter sleigh ride and a farmhouse deep in snow. What could be more fitting for Winter.

Here are close-ups of the place setting.

I used Caprice silver-plated flatware by Oneida for the setting. The napkin is very simple with a green edging and a single pine leaf on each napkin.

Colonial style goblets with flared bowls in shades of blue are used for the stemware. I love how the variations in blue all work together in this setting.

You can see the Waterford snowflakes hanging from the chandelier adding sparkle and a suggestion of Winter to the room. It’s always a good idea to look beyond the table to see if the overall setting works as well. In this case the silver and blue trees and the winter scene all add to the overall look of Winter.

Outside it may be more like Summer. It was 75 degrees here today. My plants are very confused and my lilac has started sprouting leaves. Inside, however, is the cool silver of a wintery night.

This was a fun one to put together and didn’t take more than a few moments. Everything was thrifted but the placemats. Hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve tomorrow and stay safe as you welcome in 2022.

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