1/20/2010

"Be Still My Heart"...

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It's Time for Tablescape Thursday!

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Hello my friends!

It's time for Tablescape Thursday...hosted by our very own Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. Please go by and see Susan today along with all of the other Tablescape Thursday participants! Thank you, Susan...for giving us an excuse to play with our dishes!
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Today for Tablescape Thursday, I wanted to share just a few snippets or ideas for an upcoming Valentine's Day romantic table for two! I hope you enjoy!
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Be Still My Heart...

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"Be still my heart"...an expression of excitement when seeing the object of one's romantic affections!
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"Be Still My Heart" is a great name for a romantic Valentine's Day table for two...don't you think?

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It was what came to mind as I started putting this place setting together! Why just look at the creamy whites...the sparkling silvers...ahhhh, be still my heart!!!
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After putting away all the Christmas, I decided on a silver and white color scheme in my french country dining room...just perfect for a winter's decor!

I really have had so much fun playing with my collection of silver! I also decorated the dining room buffet with a few pieces from my silver collection...if you would like to see it...just click HERE.

A large apothecary beverage jar filled with mercury glass ornaments is sitting atop a silver tray for a winter's table centerpiece. I have added a few items to the winter centerpiece...a pretty white porcelain lady and a couple of mercury glass balls. It's really still in the planning stages...but I thought I would share a few snippets of what I've been thinking of doing.
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"Be Still My Heart" Place Setting...

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A multi-layered place setting consisting of:
a silver charger plate
white ironstone dinner plate
a porcelain plate with a decorative "entwined silver rings" edging
white ironstone salad/dessert plate
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and a pretty mercury glass heart with white ribbon to top it all off.
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The place setting is sitting on top of a white table runner with the prettiest silver beaded trim.
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I decided to use two different sized goblets with a beautiful white winter scene painted on the glass.
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A close-up so you can see the details on the mercury glass balls that sit on the centerpiece tray. Ohhh...just look at the pretty sparkles!!! I love the white rhinestone design on the mercury glass. I also added white organza ribbon to the top of the balls. This was really fun...it is wired ribbon and I could curl the ribbon using my fingers! I just love how it turned out!!!
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Ohhh no...another photo of this? Hehe! I do hope that you're not sick of seeing my silver compote with the glass dome! I just can't get enough of it!!! You can see the white porcelain plates with the "entwined silver rings" really well in this photo. Also...to the left hand side, you can see the beautiful silver beaded snowflake design that is on both ends of the table runner.
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A few "artsy" photos.
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You know...since I have started blogging, I have really gained a love for photography! I am just an amateur and really do not have a clue what I'm doing...nevertheless, I am enjoying it!
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I took these photos very early this morning. The sun was just barely up but there was one little ray of light shining through the window...right on top of the plate! It was such a beautiful sight so I grabbed my camera. Of course, my photos really don't do it justice but you can get the idea. Ohhh...just look at that pretty light shining onto the place setting...really accentuating it! I loved the contrast of the darker shadows of the table against this one little ray of light that was shining in upon the place setting!!!
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I thought this photo really turned out pretty with the silver from the dishes and the mercury glass heart picking up that one little ray of light! Ohhh...and I also like how the white ribbon picked up the light...soooo pretty!
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Well my friends...stay tuned! I hope to finish this "Be still my heart" tablescape in time for Valentine's Day! Hehe! I'm so glad that you came by today!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to come by your place for a visit!!!

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62 comments:

Carol said...

Oh! How gorgeous!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how dainty it looks but yet bold!

Debbie said...

That was a beautiful tablescape!

BonjourRomance said...

Gorgeous Chari! A fabulous table for you and your honey!

Treasia Stepp said...

Ok, this one took my breath away. Seriously. I love the metallics, the shine and the table runner. Just gorgeous.

Lynette said...

Oh breathtakingly gorgeous Chari - you are so clever with your camera! I really try to take those "artsy" pics but mine just don't quite turn out the way I envision them! Love that mercury ornament and the ribbon - love it all!
Happy Day girl -

Linda said...

Such a pretty tablescape and love the mix of silver and white! Lovely and good photos!!

~~Carol~~ said...

I wouldn't care at all what I was eating at that table. It's so beautiful and sparkly that I wouldn't even notice if I was eating something that I didn't like1

Audra said...

Gorgeous! Divine Elegance once again. I am in serious love with the white plates with the silver rings...oh and those chargers. Fabulous! Perfect table setting for a romantic dinner.

Every thing is captivating, just when I thought you couldn't top your last table scape, you've gone and done it.

Sarah said...

What a sparkling table. This diffently has a romantic look. Beautiful! ~ Sarah

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
This is all amazing!!!

Carolyn

Stacey said...

Chari - your table is beautiful! I love the silver and mercury glass pieces.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, this is just the most stunning tablesetting I have ever seen. I love every single detail and I can't wait to see it all completely done. I know I will just continue to drool all over your pretty table. lol Honestly, it really is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your table, so elegant and romantic!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG CHARI,
CAN IT GET ANY BETTER? It's so beautiful, Marty is right it's going to be the most beautiful table ever!! I don't know how you top yourself darling, but you always seem to manage! The silver, the white, all the sparklies, the cake stand, it's got it all! Can I be your agent? Then we can get a book going. hehe. FANTASTICO!!! Is that a word? Well, it is now! Hugs, Cindy

Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous! What I think is so unique to what you have done so far, is that even though Valentine's is the theme, you didn't use any red or pink. The heart shaped mercury glass speaks volumes about the occasion in a simple elegant way. The silver and white colour combo is serene and conveys the winter season. Your winter stemware is breathtaking and I love those chargers. YES! - Be Still My Heart!

DD

Gail said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I just love everything about it.

9405018--Pat said...

Such a beautiful tablescape thanks for sharing...Pat H

xinex said...

Oh Chari, everything is so beautiful,so elegant, exquisite and so romantic. I love all your dishes and all your silvery accessories. Your whole table is just sparkling....Christine

Shelia said...

Oh, it's so gorgeous, Chari! Be still MY heart!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, Romantic and formal, this table drips with silver elegance! The place setting is put together with an eye for detail and beautiful form. The way the heart catches the early morning sun is dreamy! You did a wonderul job on this silver and white wonder!
Yvonne

Deanna said...

Luv the silver and white theme!!!
Beautiful Tablescape.

Hope you'll come by for a visit.
d from home haven

podso said...

Very sweet and pretty, my friend!

Christi @A Southern Life said...

Chari,

What a lovely and romantic table. Perfect for Valentine's day!

Christi

Sonia said...

Oh Chari,

That table is just beautiful and so elegant. The white and silver is so classy..yes this is the perfect table setting for a romantic dinner for two!

Happy Thursday!

Miss Bloomers

thesouthernbelle@thesouthernbelle.biz said...

You definitely have an eye for photography! The table is delicate and shiny. Thank you for sharing!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, yum! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it all!!

Katherine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

BRAVO!!! Girl very pretty as all you do...Love the silver and white together and all your photos are just wonderful my friend...How have you been...were snowed in again YUK!! I guess I'll have to clean house now another YUK!! ha ha!! May you have a great day girl...Hugs and love, Gl♥ria

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Chari! How lovely this is. I do love your mercury glass and those plates are delightful. You've shown us your lovely lady before, but she's truly enchanting. This is a beautiful winter, romantic, valentine's table. Oh a girl could just swoon from the romance in the air!

The Tablescaper said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!
Amazing chargers.

- The Tablescaper

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

I am really loving those silver edged plates! What a wonderful treasure you found in them! Very pretty table.

Hugs,
Diann :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, this is the most beautiful tablescape I've ever seen... girl I'm drooling here. I thought I would get one together but this has just been one of those weeks.. life got in the way. If you don't mind I'll just stick around and enjoy another view or two or three... one of my favs... hugs ~lynne~

Pat said...

Be still my heart is right! Chari, this is one of the most beautiful settings I've ever seen...truly. I love silver and the heart shaped ornament is perfect! Your dishes, linens and crystal are perfect along with the other decor. Can I come and live with you? :-)

I do love it all!

xoxox

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The morning sun looks lovely across your tablescape, Chari! I am in love with that glassware!

ellen b said...

Chari! This is so so gorgeous and elegant and romantic. Love it!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this is breath taking. The title is so appropriate - when I began looking at the photos, that was my thought - be still my heart! Of course, I loved those plates the first tme I saw them. I've never seen anything like those with the pretty silver band. They are perfect with this table - all of your mercury glass looks gorgeous with it, and I heart that runner. Everything is so gorgeous. laurie

Kathleen said...

Beautiful..can't wait to see the rest..

Anonymous said...

GREAT... photos. Luv it, michelle

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your table is so elegant. I don't think there is a prettier table at a state banquet at the White House.

Kathy said...

This is just so beautiful....Kathy

Rettabug said...

Oh my, Chari....this is resplendent! The delicate touches you've added with the soft curling ribbon & all the sparkle from your silver just combines beautifully for the perfect TT.
I am smiling! :D

Theresa said...

Oh Chari, Gorgeous! No, GORGEOUS! Absolutely took my breath. You sure make some pretties! Have a blessed day my dear!

Vivian said...

What a beautiful table setting? I love photos that have the light streaming in.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Chari!

Absolutely gorgeous. You captured the light beautifully as well. Have a great day!

Carol

"Blossom" said...

Stunning and gorgeous! The most beautiful today!

Cynthia said...

Love, love, love your stack of plates and finished with the silver heart! Have a great day!

A Hint of Home said...

How elegant and dainty! I love the looks and bling.

Sherry said...

This is beautiful. I love all of the silver! I love it all. The wite with it does look really good in your dining room.

Chari said...

Hi Blossom...

My friend, I was just at your blog for a visit and couldn't leave a comment. I would click on the comment box and then my cursor would disappear not allowing me to type! I sure hate that! I'm hoping that you'll stop back by for a visit and see my note to you! Just wanted to thank you for coming by and for that very sweet comment...so warm and generous, my friend!!! Thank you!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Low Tide High Style said...

How elegant, the silver and white is beautiful and I love those hand painted glasses! Just lovely!

Kat :)

Mimi said...

Beautiful!

Linda Q said...

Gorgeous Chari,
love those mercury glass hearts.
All the white and silver great together.
Linda

Lana said...

"Be Still My Heart" INDEED!! This is WONDERFUL!!! Where oh where did you get those amazing silver chargers and the plates with the silver edging? They are amazing!! I love, truly love, your artistic photos. You hit it out of the park again, dear friend o' mine across the blogosphere! Stay warm! Again, this is GAW-JUS! Hugs, Lana Austin

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh brother........did you get my comment.......I don't know where it went, but suddenly it was gone....

I LOVED your tablescape....just yummy!

Hugs,
Spencer

Carey said...

Your tablescape is so beautiful.

Jeanette said...

Stunning! Just beautiful.

Celly B said...

The white and silver is just beautiful, and I love the mercury heart! Your red paint color is the perfect background for this Valentine's Day tablescape (Would you consider sharing the paint color with us?)

Nanna said...

Oh be still my heart is right! beautiful display of silvers, love how you pulled it all together!

Helen

Melissa Miller said...

A-ma-zing!!!! You are so talented at tablescaping Chari!

This is all outstanding in every single gorgeous detail.

I'm speechless....:)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

It's fabulous Chari!!! As always!!! I love the silver & white colorscheme. Everything is perfect.

Sonja, Queen of Crafts said...

I WANT that apothecary jar!!! And I'll take the silver heart, too, thank you very much. Gorgeous silver deco! Like it!!

HouseMama said...

This table setting is take-my-breath-away gorgeous!!! I love those plates with the silver rings. And the ornaments with rhinestones.....beautiful.