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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Tablesetting

Well, this is nearly the last Thursday of 2010, and I am glad to participate in Tablescape Thursday, ably hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I have been so presed for time that I have not been able to post since before Thanksgiving.

As I do every year, I took out my Lenox “Holiday” china and the coordinating “Holiday” linens to set the dining room table for the Christmas holidays.

The place settings are framed by graceful chargers and gold flatware embossed with a floral motif. At the end place settings the napkin is placed across the bowl. The napkin ring is also Lenox “Holiday.”

I also used the clear stemmed green goblets to pick up the green in the holly trimmed plates.

The centerpiece is a crystal nativity set elevated slightly, and then surrounded with gold and silver beaded garlands and green ribbon and green glass ornaments.

On each side is a silver plated candlestick with gold candles and holly rings.

I usually use the Lenox "China Jewels" nativity set, but decided on the Gorham lead crystal set since it was easily retrieved from the curio cabinet. The China Jewels set is packed away in many boxes, and I did not have the energy for so much unwrapping. See the post in my nativity gallery blog for more about the Gorham nativity set.

The place settings at the side feature cream soup bowls and stands and napkins on the side, while the settings on the two ends have rimmed soup bowls, and napkins on top.

Dessert plates are at hand at the edge of the table:

Please visit Susan Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for links to many more festive holiday tablescapes, and to join in this beautiful weekly blog event.


Terry said...

What a fabulous tablescape !
Everything is so beautiful .
I really love all the details .
Your nativity was so perfect for the center .
Thank you for sharing with us .
Have a very Merry Christmas
Until next time
Happy Trails

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Wow this is beautiful! I love the glass nativity in the middle. It looks so elegant. I also like that you showed your chandelier in the photo...it is very nice too. Great table and the dishes and silverware are so lovely....wow it all looks amazing.
Merry Christmas

Marlis said...

Placing the nativity in the center of the table is perfect. and so beautiful too. Your table is exquisitely beautiful. It would be a blessing to be seated with you. Merry Christmas

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A very beautiful tablescape! The Nativity is a perfect centerpiece! My daughter has the Lenox Holiday china and I have always loved it!

Glad you are back posting, I hope you feel better soon!

Merry Christmas!

God Bless,


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- I've always loved that china pattern. You've set it so beautifully with your nativity.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very pretty; these dishes are very similar to mine. Love the pattern.

vignette design said...

Love seeing your tablescape with the classic Lenox pattern. And your Gorham nativity scene is perfect as the centerpiece. Such a gorgeous table!

HollyC said...

Beautiful! I love this tablescape and the centerpiece nativity is stunning! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table you have made. I loved all your pieces especially the Nativity scene. Have a Merry Christmas.

Alycia Nichols said...

Nothing says Christmas like Lenox china! It is beautiful!!! I love the classic good looks of it. Have a blessed Christmas!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Beautiful table. I came by to wish you a blessed Christmas. I am grateful we have become friends. May God richly bless you this Christmas. Hugs, Martha

Entertaining Women said...

The Lenox Holiday is such a beautiful classic pattern. Your've used it to elegant effect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Unknown said...

Your Christmas tablescape is gorgeous! I've never seen ornaments on ribbon displayed. Very original :)

Unknown said...

Table look fabulous. Pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful blog.
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Carrie said...

Nikks Goerge, Thank you for your lovely comment1