Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. I’m using my Dining Room today for a winter tablescape with touches of blue and silver one of my favorite combinations. Until yesterday the Dining room was piled with Christmas things that needed to find their 2022 home. It’s a huge effort to put away all the Christmas decorations and china. This year we were making an inventory as well that would locate the decorations by box # and location (garage, under stairs, etc.). I’m so happy we did it and very relieved it’s done. I’m hoping the inventory will allow me easily identify decorations for next Christmas.
All that is an explanation for the choice of today’s tablescape. I wanted something serene and calm with a hint of ice to create that feeling you get when looking at a silent winter landscape. This tablescape came together quickly with not much effort. I love when that happens.
The tones are all whites, blues and silvers with just a touch of gold.
I started with a white tablecloth decorated with embroidered…..snowflakes?. On each end of the table I added some white winter branches covered with sparkles. Holding the branches upright in cut glass containers are glass pebbles in shades of blue and green.
Silver candlesticks with white candles flank the unusual vase arrangement in blues and greens. The individual vases molded to a single white ceramic base hold some Leland Cypress sprigs with simple white flowers. The blues and greens in the vase are reflected in the glass pebbles. I really like how greens and blues add the only color to the table.
Here’s another look at the centerpiece with some of the other parts of the tablescape in view. You can see how the blues “pop” in a subtle way. lol
I added two different shades of blue goblets to the table. The frosted deeper blue really picks up on the blue in the plates. The lighter blue is a little bit softer and blends well with the rest of the table.
The plate stack starts with a tin charger. It has an interesting mottled look in light and dark silver. There is no maker’s mark on this one.
Lamberton China…..the Puritan pattern…., makes the dinner plate. It is rimmed in a narrow border of blue with gold as well as some simple decorative blue in the center of the plate and around the edges. Next we have two Villeroy and Boch plates. The salad/dessert plate is from the wave pattern and the bread and butter is the TipoBlue pattern. The different shapes in the china create some interest in the place setting without having to introduce additional designs.
Melody is the name of the silver-plate. The pattern is lovely and simple and a bit like the embroidery on the tablecloth.
Lace-edged white napkins are held in place by glass Arte Nouveau napkin rings.
Looking across the table you can see that the blues, whites and greens are picked up in the hutch and the family painting on the far wall. It’s nice to have the table setting colors reflected in the Dining Room decor.
Here’s another view of the table setting. I think it really is a calm and soothing setting for dinner.
A final look at the table setting and the room decor. Everything on the table was thrifted which makes the setting very economical as well.