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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tablescape Thurs. - Merry Christmas



Today we all get to visit the amazing Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch and see the wonderful tablescape that she has created and a list of all the other participants. You really don't want to miss it.

Today I am showing my Christmas Dinner Tablescape. I've kept the colors to a very soft green, a deep burgundy red and a lot of gold.


The floral centerpiece is placed in a gold sleigh that I found at GW and the flowers are all a soft green to compliment the china. Gold ribbon loops and gold ornaments give the arrangement a little bit of bling.


I love my Santa. He is so much fun and I love his pretty robe and his really curly beard with his rosy cheeks.




A lace tablerunner, some extra large gold ornaments and a lot of stemmed tealights complete the centerpiece.




As evening approaches, the candles give the table a lovely glow.






Each place is set with cutwork and embroidered tissue linen placemats and napkins. A gold charger under the china. The dinner and bread plates are Grace China Formal Garden made in Japan and discontinued in 1939. I found this wonderful china at GW. It has a beautiful gold and green trimmed rim with gorgeous bouquets of flowers between green lace swags. The salad place is Philippe Richard Brentwood.


The goblets with the gold trim I also found at GW and the tall stemmed wine glasses were a wedding gift. I don't know the pattern of either one.


One final look at the entire table.


Thank you so much for stopping by. I sincerely wish each of you a Very Blessed Christmas.

71 comments:

  1. Marty I love your Santa,he is a pretty Santa,with all the candles lit your table just gleams,I can only imagine sitting here with you and having tea. Love you Kathysue

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  2. Oh Marty, this tablescape is gorgeous. I love the gold...and your Santa is beautiful!

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  3. Hi Marty I love your Christmas dining table, so pretty. I'll post mine tonight soi make sure you come visit. I used pink and a lighter shade of green. I love your colors and I love the accessories and the Santa. Hope you are getting caught up with holiday stuff. Merry Christmas!....Christine

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  4. What a pretty table you've set, Marty! I love your Santa and sleigh. They're just perfect for Christmas Eve dinner. All of your candles add such a wonderful glow. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  5. Marty,
    It's been a while since I had a chance to stop by. I love your china, I can't believe you found it at GW, it looks great with the gold chargers. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  6. Marty,
    Your table just glows! I love the santa, he looks so vintage and you always have the best GW finds of anyone I know! Do you remember where you got your candle holders? I love them! Beautiful china too! Cindy

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  7. Hi Marty! I love your tablescape! The colors are so soft and pretty! And your Santa just glows in the candlelight!That china is beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful week...hugs...Debbie

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  8. Marty,
    What pretty dishes, love,love,love them. The whole tablesetting is pretty, but ooooo the china is nice.
    hugs,
    Donna

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  9. Those may be my all time favorite GW dishes ...I'm in love with that pattern.
    Your table looks so festive and inviting! What's for dinner!!!?
    XOXO
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  10. I LOVE the Santa! The entire table is beautiful ~ very nice.

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  11. Another gorgeous table, Marty!

    Merry Christmas!

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  12. BRAVO!!! Marty you really did out do yourself with the beautiful table girl...Oh the colors and the china and stems ware....love those tea lights it all says elegant my dear friend...I still say you must have the best GW around...mine smells like old dirty clothes Yuk!! Girl I don't know how you find the time to do all these great tables each week...plus keeping up your home so beautiful...Many Blessings to you my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  13. Marty- What a breathtaking tablescape! The santa and sleigh are beautiful, almost etherial. I am sure they are great treasures of yours (even though the sleigh is a GW find...all the better)! Your table is White Christmas perfect! Marty you have a wonderful style and I just love to come and visit- I always am inspired by you.
    Here's wishing you a very blessed Christmas too, dear friend!
    Yvonne

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  14. another beautiful tablescape Marty! I sure wish we had a table to decorate, it looks like such fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Oh Marty, you have such pretty tablescapes. I love that Santa. So beautiful. I always enjoy looking at everyone's tablescaps. :) God Bless.
    Sandra

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  16. Beautiful table Marty...love the candlelight...the Santa and Sleigh is gorgeous.

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  17. The epitome of elegance, Marty! I love the colors and that Santa is wonderful. Need to find myself one of those.
    Brenda

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  18. Your table looks fit for royalty!
    It's so elegant and classy, I love it all. The china plates are so lovely with the dainty little flowers.

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  19. Very beautiful table setting, Marty....love your Santa too.

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  20. Marty, this is stunning. You sure do know how to spot winners at GW! Rosie

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  21. You certainly have a wonderful GW store. Plates are lovely and the sled was a great find too. I love tea lights and think the more I have on the table the more relaxing a feel the dinner takes on. Happy holidays to you and your family as you sit down at this holiday table.
    Joyce

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  22. Oh, everything looks so wonderfully elegant. I love your santa and his sleigh full of beautiful flowers. The pattern on the china is so soft and sweet. Beautiful table.

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  23. Marty, this is exquisite! Such a pretty color theme, and pretty extra touches with your lovely accessories.

    The Grace China Formal Garden has stolen my heart! I love that pattern.

    Beautiful, beautiful table. Thank you for inviting us in to enjoy it.
    xo~m.

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  24. Oh what a handsome Santa -- and what wonderful candlelight! I love your dishes and stemware -- this is all so lovely. Thank you for your very sweet visit to my table today!

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  25. Beautiful table with all the candles and the Santa. Love the china! It is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  26. Marty, this is lovely. Your centerpiece is just beautiful, and your Santa is wonderful! And you know how much I love the china, it's so pretty and delicate looking. Your colors are so rich and elegant, just a beautiful table. I know that your family will have a joyous Christmas meal here. Hugs, Kat

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  27. wow Marty, it is just stunning everything is so beautiful, love the china, the crystal, the centerpiece, the santa, I love it all, it was truly a pleasure to see your beautiful table, I enjoyed my visit so much, love the great pictures...Phyllis

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  28. Marty, it is beautiful. I love the big Santa and the flowers...gorgeous! Love this one!

    Sue

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  29. I love your santa, too, and the gorgeous floral arrangement in the sleigh and your beautiful white linens....everything is beautiful!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Lana

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  30. Hello Sweet Marty...
    Oh I so love this post. How very beautiful it is. Your settings are always so inviting and happy. I love to come and see what you have arranged each Thursday. You must keep that darn Dollar store in businees. I know they love to see you coming.

    Please stop by and read my new post this evening. I think you will find the reading quite interesting. I so love it when you stop by. Country hugs and so much love sweetie...Sherry

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  31. First of all, What GW are you frequenting because you always seem to find a treasure there. Second, I love the table linen! So very pretty!

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  32. Oh MARTY! just when I think you have outdone yourself...you do it again! That Santa is gorgeous...okay the whole darn thing is just fabulous!
    I hope you are having a good week. Life keeps swallowing me up and I can barely post the measly little junks that I do!...take care sweet friend.

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  33. Marty, your Christmas table glows with beauty. Love the china and that Santa is a charmer. Such a dear face! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

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  34. Hello Marty! I came to visit via Sherry from Country wings in Pheonix. She was bragging on you and she was right. Your table is gorgeous. I love the China pattern and your Santa is a looker indeed! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  35. Hello Dearheart...

    Darlin'...you've done it again!!! You have created a beautiful and a "one-of-a-kind" masterpiece!!! I just love the colors that you chose to do your table in! I would have never thought to use the soft grees but I just love it!!! Girlfriend, I love this china that you are using...it's sooo very beautiful...very elegant!!! After seeing it, I see why you chose to add the soft green! The beautiful soft green florals of the centepiece accent you place settings perfectly!!! Ohhh...and how adorable is that...to have Santa dining with you! Hehe! Beautiful!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous Christmas tablescape with us today...what a joy!!! I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at a few of my place settings today!!! Sure appreciated your sweet compliments on my cloche! I sure wished that I would have been a bit more on the ball...so that I could have shared them for the cloche party!

    Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family, Marty!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  36. Marty, your table looks so inviting and lovely. I love the many candles you have lit on the table. They add such a warmth to the table.

    May you have a blessed Christmas this year.

    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  37. Marty, Too pretty to use....love the Santa, the gold, the china is so lovely......just simply agorgeous tablescape.

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  38. Hi Marty, So glad to meet you through Sherry. What beautiful table settings. Magnificent. You sure know how to do it up girl, Mollye

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  39. Now that is Christmas done right!!! So festive and happy,yet tasteful and beautiful too!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! 0x0xx0 Chrissy

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  40. Your dishes are so pretty! I love your centerpiece and sweet Santa.

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  41. Love the Santa. He looks so rosy with all the candles glowing. Your table is lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  42. Hi Marty,
    Cute, cute, cute...love your Santa and your table. So festive and your dishes are so pretty and delicate. Enjoy your holidays.
    Maryrose

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  43. You have outdone yourself Marty! Everything is perfect and I absolutely love the big Santa!

    Merry christmas
    Dena

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  44. Stunning! I just love that china.

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  45. Hi Marty,
    It's just stunning! So many special pieces, beautifully presented. I love the imaginative color combinations, the candles' glow, and the overall feeling of elegance and charm.

    I hope you and yours have a truly wonderful Christmas!

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

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  46. Hi Marty; Your Christmas table is just beautiful.. I can't believe you found those gorgeous plates at the GW... how lucky was that,,, as with the glasses and center piece... it is all just beautiful...

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  47. Love the floral china, and a GW find at that.

    Keep on tablescaping!

    - The Tablescaper

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  48. Wonderfully elegant Marty.
    Love that Santa!
    Linda

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  49. I love your centerpiece and the glow from the candles...so inviting!!! Love the china!

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  50. Oh the china is just beautiful. What a treat it would be to dine here. It is all so lovely.

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  51. Marty, your table is gorgeous. I love your china, what a find. Father Christmas is beautiful.. I would love to be able to sit at your beautiful table and visit for hours... gorgeous darling..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  52. Gorgeous dishes!! And I especially love the way the table looks in candlelight. I adore that warm glow!

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  53. Marty it's all so gorgeous! I just adore the pretty centerpiece and the glowing candles. ~Elegance.

    Many blessings to you this Holiday season my friend!

    Love ya, ~Melissa :)

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  54. Very very pretty Marty! A nice mix of old and new! Merry Christmas!

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  55. Gorgeous Marty - love that huge Santa!!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family -

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  56. Everything looks so pretty Marty! So warm and inviting too with all the candles aglow!

    Warmest wishes to you for the Holiday Season!

    Sherri:)

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  57. Very pretty table, Marty. So delicate..Love the gold and white..
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  58. Hello dear friend - I know I have not been a very good "neighbor" huh? I promise to stop in and say hi very soon.
    This may be one of the prettiest tables you have done. Those dishes are just to die for. Your whole table, with the soft green, is so welcoming. I hope you and your family have a wonderfully, blessed Christmas. Hugs, Barb

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  59. Marty, your tables always look beautiful, and this one really does! I love it. Your family must adore sitting down to dinner with all this beauty. :)

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  60. Wow, what a beautiful tablescape!! Your dishes are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  61. Very pretty, love all the candles and the Santa is gorgeous. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  62. Very pretty, love all the candles and the Santa is gorgeous. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  63. Marty, I am SO jealous of your GW store! You find the greatest treasures. Those plates are stunning. Your whole table is stunning. Love your pretty Santa and the gold sleigh filled with flowers. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. laurie

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  64. Marty, that is another very lovely tablescape! I loved seeing what you found at GW, and it is all very elegant. The setting has such a beautiful glow. Great job!

    Here's wishing you the very best of Christmas, the love of our Savior, to cradle your heart and keep it safe and loved in his care. Be blessed...

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  65. What an outstanding Christmas table, Marty!! It all looks so elegant & lovely. Your Santa is soooo sweet looking & I love the soft colors you chose to go around him.
    Beautifully done, as always!

    Merry Christmas to you & yours, Marty! I'm so glad I found your blog awhile ago. You've been a great inspiration to me.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  66. Very beautiful tablescape and a gorgeous Santa!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  67. So beautiful! I love the gold and the Santa Claus. BTW...I love your drapes in the living room!

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  68. Marty,
    These dishes are absolutely gorgeous! I love the gold chargers.

    Happy New Year!

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