Monday, December 15, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

Come on into the dining room all decked out for the holidays and join me in Tablescape Tuesday hosted by Susan and her blog Between Naps on the Porch.

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I gave you a sneak peek of the table yesterday when I posted the dining room centerpiece. I have a place set for you to sit and enjoy the food and decor.

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Today's table consists of Nikko's Happy Holidays Christmas dishes and flatware, along with a clear salad plate and gold charger. I added the snowflake placemat for a little whimsy. The glassware are simple amber and clear stemware for water and another beverage. The dinner plate is their yearly collectors plate. I have been collecting them since 1997. Each has a different scene on them. A closer look at the plate above

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Years ago when I selected a Christmas pattern I chose one that wasn't too expensive so that we could use it daily from Thanksgiving until Christmas. More of the Happy Holidays dishes can be seen at Replacements.com.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my first Tablescape Tuesday and don't forget to visit Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch to see more wonderful table settings!

I'll be posting more of my Christmas decorations soon so don't forget to stop back by ......

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43 comments:

  1. Your nearby tree and the swag on your window really adds to the festive feeling. Love the annual plates. Each year can hold a special memory. That is an amazing centerpiece. The crystal candle holders look very elegant as does the whole tablescape.

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  2. I love your tablescape with the gold linens, the stunning centerpiece, and festive dinnerware...everything is so pretty!

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  3. Seen that you posted a tablescape....this was my first post too! Your table looks beautiful!! French;)

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  4. This is gorgeous! I also love how you've decorated your dining room.

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  5. You have a beautfiul table & the centerpiece is awesome!

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  6. I think it's very smart to have dishes you can use more then a few days a year, and be willing to do so! Your dining room is GORGEOUS!

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  7. very pretty, love the snowflake mats and xmas tree~

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  8. LOVE the centerpiece! Beautiful tablescape.

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  9. Hi Susan! It's so very lovely! I love the gold it's so elegant. I also love how you placed the napkins in the glasses. It's all beautiful! Deb

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  10. Very nice! I love the centerpiece...beautiful! And the snowflake placemats...I need those! Where ever did you find them?! You are right...they add just a touch of whimsy!
    Welcome and Merry Christmas!

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  11. YOUR CENTERPIECE IS AWESOME.I LOVE--YOUR TREE.AND YOUR CHINA,WOW.ALL IS AWESOME...ANN

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  12. Your room looks so inviting. Darling plate. Wonderful job!

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  13. Very beautiful! I love the swag on the window also!

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  14. Oh......what a beautiful classy elegant table setting....I love it...thanks for sharing.

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  15. Lovely... I have a lot of gold in my table too... it makes everything sparkle.... ;)

    cielo

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  16. Love the use of the cake plates. Nothing more elegant than gold. Enjoyed it.
    This is the first time I have joined in the fun. visit me at whiteirisdesigns.blogspot.com
    Enjoyed your blog very much!

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  17. What a beautiful tablescape. I absolutely loved the detail in your china. This is my first visit to your blog--it's so much fun!

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  18. Your table is so lovely and I like your Christmas plates. The centerpiece is really cool. I love the gold goblets!

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  19. Thanks for coming by my blog...wow, 3 gorgeous trees decorated so wonderfully! Your tablescape is stunning...looking forward to more visits in the future! ;-) Bo

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  20. I'm so glad you've shown your beautiful table up close. I love your centerpiece. It seems very simple, but it looks so elegant! I love your dishes!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. Those dishes are very special. How clever of you to start the collection. I, also, love your picture trees - they are so unique and meaningful. Sally

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  22. Elegant and inviting! I love it. laurie

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  23. Hi Susan, this is my first time to your blog.. I'll be a constant visitor..lol. Your tablescape is gorgeous. I love your china..and will be checking out Replacement.com. Your centerpiece is so elegant..and those placemats are just darling... thanks so much for swinging by the Snowflake tablescape. I hope to see you again soon..hugs ~lynne~

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  24. Hi Susan,
    Gorgeous table setting...your centerpiece is stunning! I love your china! Thanks so much for posting this lovely table setting today...love it! Susan
    P.S. Ok, I know we are supposed to be looking at the table...but your dining room is sooo pretty...great tree!

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  25. I really love your table, it is so chic, I would love to come in and sit a while. Love the plates too. OH and your center piece is so pretty.
    Have a great week.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  26. You have a very elegant tablescape. I love your centerpiece and the unusual snowflake placemats. Beautiful plates too!....Christien

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  27. Your table is just beautiful!
    Jean in Virginia

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  28. Very lovely! I think the table and room are stunning!

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  29. Absolutely beautiful. Love your centerpiece. And I really love those snowflake placemats! Merry Christmas!

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  30. I love it all... very creative, and that centerpiece is wonderful! You've paid such attention to detail, and it's all wonderful!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  31. Hi Susan, I have the same dishes, but I have never seen the flat wear! Too cool! Your dining room and table are gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas!

    ~Liz

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  32. I'm so loving the centerpiece here! It's absolute perfection! And the setting around it is wonderful, too! Ah, I love being a part of Tablescape Tuesdays! So many lovely inspirations!

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  33. WOW.ELEGANT,TASTEFUL,BEUTIFUL.I AM IMPRESSED...ANN

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  34. Beautiful table! Looks very festive and inviting....

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  35. Lovely table, lovely room! I sometimes make the stacked plates too. And I have those very same snowflakes!

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  36. ~Lovely tablescape.
    Beautiful details all around.

    Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday.

    ~Melissa :)

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  37. Your table is stunning! You really know how to make it shine!
    Merry Christmas and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. This is gorgeous. I am in love with the Happy Holidays. Your accessories just glow--I'm going back for another look.

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  39. A beautiful table - that's for sure. The dishes are darling! I am really liking that snowflake placemat - you have the cutest ideas! ~ Robyn

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  40. its all so beautiful, love your centerpiece~

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  41. A Muse could linger here...it's lovely...yes...
    LOVELY :)

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