Welcome to my dream of a white (and blue) Christmas!
I thought I'd set a table sprinkled with snow, featuring blue tones inspired by a Santa and two of his reindeer dressed in navy blue. I've set it for a Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop organized by the creative Rita of Panoply. There are seventeen of us sharing our ideas for festive tables perfect for celebrating! You'll be sure to enjoy all of the tables — their links are listed at the end of this post.
Woodland creatures peek out from Santa's robes as wonderfully detailed deer prance to either side.
Under Santa and the reindeer I placed a white runner trimmed in a chameleon blue that changes with the light. On the placemats I started with a white dinner plate edged with bands of gold and mottled blue, then a pale blue glass salad plate. On top is a matching bowl.
I've again chosen silver flatware that I loved long before I received my first pieces. I've added to my set over the years, most recently these cream soup spoons. The silver adds such festive shine! As it did in A Modern Take on a Traditional Pattern.
The deer are candle holders and Santa is a cookie jar — but they're purely decorative here. Nestled in the pine boughs are votive candles in faceted containers and a few white ornaments to suggest ice and snow.
Brass napkin rings that echo the gold on the china encircle navy napkins. This photo provides the best view of the salad plates which were also used in A Wisteria Garden Table.
The clear crystal goblets have a ring of dots bisected by vertical cuts around the bowl and are a nice weight in the hand. Their modern design contrasts with blue hock wine glasses which have a finely cut stem and interesting botanical and geometric patterns.
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know" but haven't had much of chance to experience since moving to Georgia. But I can always dream!
I love using salt cellars for special dinners — especially when their cobalt blue glass liners coordinate with my theme! The pink salt crystals are a pretty surprise.
A pair of tall crystal candlesticks anchor the centerpiece with flair.
They are a nice contrast to the four low votives.
I'm sure you will find the perfect inspiration for your Christmas table in the tablescapes listed below!
Panoply - A Christmas Home Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul - Plaid Tidings
Everyday Living - Repeat the Sounding Joy
Home is Where the Boat Is - It's a Marshmallow World with Snowmen
My Thrift Store Addiction - Kringle Family Tree Farm Christmas Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Christmas Traditions Tablescape
Red Cottage Chronicles - English Cottage Christmas Tablescape
Pandora's Box - Dinner on the Old Round Table
From My Carolina Home - Vintage Christmas Tablescape
Thrifting Wonderland - Christmas Tree Magic
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Christmas Nutcracker Table
Dinner at Eight - Dreaming of a White (and Blue) Christmas
Belle Bleu Interiors - A Joyous Christmas Table
The Cat's Whiskerz - A Rustic Christmas Tablescape
Life and Linda - Deer Prancing Through the Snow
Me and My Captain - A German Christmas Tablescape
The Painted Apron - The Season of Giving
Thank you for joining me!
Deer, Santa | Fitz & Floyd 'Bristol'
Dinner plates, bowls | Noritake 'Lamarre'
Salad plate | Cambridge 'Caprice'
Flatware | Reed & Barton 'Eighteenth Century'
Clear crystal stemware | Towle 'Tiara'
Blue crystal stemware | Imperlux cobalt cut to clear (marked GDR)