12/19/2010

Christmas Dining Room...A Sparkling White and Shimmering SilverTable Centerpiece

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Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous day!
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Oooh...it won't be long now...Christmas is nearly here!
 I thought I would get one last post in before the big day...I still
 have lots of baking to do and a few more Christmas gifts to wrap.
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Last week I shared some of the Christmas decor in my
 dining room...specifically my Christmas buffet. Today I thought I
 would show you what I did for the table centerpiece.
  I hope you enjoy!
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*"Dreaming of a White Christmas...with a little Silver Bling"
Christmas 2010 Dining Room
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*Christmas in my french country dining room.
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 My dining room is done in dark red, olive green, and gold.
 This color theme works sooo well for Christmas decor!
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This year I decided to do a white and silver Christmas...kind of
 a white "Winter Wonderland" with a little silver bling added!
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I am really enjoying the sparkling white and shimmering silver Christmas!
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*Christmas Table Centerpiece
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*Oooh...see the pretty pine greenery? This beautiful fresh
 pine table centerpiece was a gift from my Mom and Dad and my
 sister and her husband...for Christmas! I just love it...and it smells sooo
 good! It is loaded with pine boughs and white winter berries!
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I must confess...I added a few more pretties to this centerpiece as well...
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white pearl berries
various white and silver ornaments
white mercury glass pinecones
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*a silver soup tureen full of faux snow and jeweled
 mercury glass ornaments!
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*I used three silver candleholders with white tapers, mercury
 glass (goblet shaped) candleholders, and mercury glass finials on
 each side of the pine centerpiece.
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 A white table runner edged in silver sequins gives the table
 centerpiece a foundation. I'm not sure if you can see (in the first
 photos or not) that the table runner has a beautiful design of
 beaded embroidered snowflakes on each end.
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*I love these silver reindeer place card holders!
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*The Christmas Buffet
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*Since I am showing the Christmas table centerpiece...
thought I would share a few photos of the Christmas buffet as well.
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 If you would like to see more about how I put the decor
 together for the buffet...just click HERE.
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I used a three tiered pedestal cake plate set for the centerpiece
 of the buffet. It's filled with all kinds of sparkling white and shimmering
 silver Christmas pretties!
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*Here is a little Christmas vignette that I put together for the bar.
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 This large bar area separates the kitchen from the dining room.
 I wanted to keep the same white and silver color theme going.*A special
 thank you to my dear, sweet friend Gloria from Happy To Be blog
 for the two beautiful glass candleholders...I love them, Sis!
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 I filled the glass holders with various silver glittered ornaments
 and faux snow. Sooo pretty! A large white pedestal bowl is filled with
 more jeweled mercury glass ornaments! I wrapped the small white pillar
 candles in silver mesh ribbon for a little extra pretty!
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*A Few More Photos...
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*I thought these photos turned out really pretty.
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*This photo was taken in the late afternoon.
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 I thought the silver candleholders and mercury glass finial looked
 soooo pretty with the sunlight shining on them!
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*And...there you have it!
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  A Christmas table centerpiece dressed in sparkling white
 and shimmering silver! I hope that you enjoyed!
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*Merry Christmas, sweet friends!
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I hope that you have a wonderfully blessed Christmas
 with family and friends! I am so very thankful for each and
 every one of you...you bless me, inspire me, and gift me
 with your friendship!!!
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Love ya'll!
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I'm joining these fabulous parties...
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The Christmas Party...hosted by Jessa over at A Holiday Haven.
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Thank you Susan, Marty, and Jessa for hosting these fabulous
 parties for all of us to enjoy!
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*Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by! Please
 leave me a note and let me know that you were here.
I'd love to visit with you!
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Warmest Christmas Wishes!
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49 comments:

luluslovlies said...

Merry Christmas Char, Everything looks so beautiful, just like a winter wonderland, many blessing to you and your family this holiday season. Hugs, Marilou

Sherry said...

Chari,
This is just beautiful! Love all of that mercury glass. You have the nicest natural light coming into your dining room too which makes for great pictures! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Sherry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh, I just love your centerpiece, Chari! The whites, silver and greenery makes me think of those days where there is snow on the ground and the tree branches are encased in ice ~ a wonderland for sure. I'm all done here. Just need to get the Christmas dishes washed up and I'll probably set up my table Thursday night.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Loving all that silver and white. Your red walls are the perfect backdrop for all your gorgeous displays. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Revamped French Maison said...

Merry Christmas! Such a pretty white and silver tablescape! I hadn't thought of using a soup tureen as part of a centerpiece. I might follow your lead and utilize the one I have for the same thing. Everything is so pretty and sparkly.

Blessings,
Shanna

Allison Shops said...

Very pretty. I love the pinecone shaped ornaments. Merry Christmas! Dropping by from Met Monday.
Allison
Atticmag

Martha said...

What a pretty Christmas dining room -- it's perfect!

Deanne said...

I love your silver and white theme with the background of your red walls, lovely!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Chari, Your centerpiece is gorgeous! I love the all white and silver together. The mercury glass is wonderful too. Do you know I can't find a single piece of mercury glass anywhere in Richmond now? Since my mantel disaster I have been trying to replace some of the pieces and no one has any more. Happy Holidays!
Sherry

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Those deer candle sticks on the buffet are to die for. I love all of the white and silver. Very fancy.

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Wonderful !
LoVe the color scheme *

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Chari, this is absolutely breathtaking! GORGEOUS! I love the silver and the greenery! Everything!

And the photos were spectacular!!

Truly inspiring....

Merry Christmas!

Lou Cinda

podso said...

You are so talented! I love your dining room and centerpieces. Have a wonderful week and a wonderful Christmas my friend!

shirley said...

Everything is beautiful! I love the silver!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

On Crooked Creek said...

Oh Chari,
Exactly what I had in mind to do this year. . .but then. .. it was Christmas On Crooked Creek. My son and daughter~in~law love the gingerbread theme and so that's where we are. I am so loving this decor! Thank you for such a lovely post. Like you, I love the photo where the sunlight is streaming through on the mercury glass!Merry Christmas, dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Chari, Your centerpiece is just GORGEOUS!! I love it!! Silver and white is always so pretty and I love your dining room- it is beautiful. I can't believe I wasn't already following you-I thought I was.

Scribbler said...

Beautiful as always.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
My dear, that is truly stunning!
You have captured a sparkly, white Christmas and it is so pretty!
I could look at the pics all day!
How sweet of Gloria to have sent you those candleholders! They look just perfect there. And the fresh greenery mixed with the white and silver just shimmers!
What a beautiful, beautiful home you have!
I love it all and I wish you and Russ and the kiddies a wonderful and happy Christmas!
Love Ya,
Cindy

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Stunning!!! Everything looks so fabulous. And I'll bet it smells fabulous at your house as well. Love it all!

Terry said...

Stunning vignettes. Terry

lvroftiques said...

Hi Chari!
I really enjoyed the larger view of your beautiful dining room. You have such a talent for mixing colors and textures!
There's just something about grouping lots of silver together that gets me every time. It brings out my inner magpie or something! I become mesmerized *winks* Crystals have the same effect....oh who am I kidding...the list is long! Lol! Sparkly warkly yumminess! Vanna

Sharing with Sherri said...

Ooooo Chari it's all so beautiful!! The reflections of all the beautiful silver and mercury glass look and photograph so awesomely. The added touches of white and greenery are just perfect compliments too! I could sit and gaze at your table displays for days, and days!

Hope you have a simply wonderful Christmas my sweet friend!!
Love and hugs, Sherri:)

Theresa said...

OHHHHHH Chari, it is all so beautiful! Love all of the white and sparkling silver! You are the Queen of the Decorators:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Splurgie said...

Love all the silver! I'm so fond of all your reindeer - all shapes and sizes. They're stunning on the buffet.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Merry Christmas Char.

You always make things so beautiful and this new silver and white setting is magnificent..

Merriest of Merry's to you and yours
Sonny

A Perfect Setting said...

Chari, I love your dining room decorations. All the silver glitz looks so elegant and you put it together just beautifully!! I adore decorating with shimmery silver, gold, and white, yours just looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

You have the perfect dining room for the holidays! So pretty, I love the silvers and greens with the red walls. Following your blog!

Gillian Layne said...

So very, very pretty and elegant. And I love the hint of kitchen I see. I'll be back to visit again! :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful decorations! The silver theme is so elegant!
Merry Christmas!
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is breathtaking. I always think the one you did last is my favorite, but this truly is my favorite. Every single piece of these vignettes, the table and the buffet are just gorgeous. Wow.

Also, Mr. Linky was being a stinker, and when I tried to correct it everyone was deleted that had linked up. So, can you please link up again.


Last, thank you so much for another year of your wonderful posts and friendship. I wish you and all of your family the most Blessed Christmas ever. Hugs, Marty

AshTreeCottage said...

So very, very pretty! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty Chari -- I love the white and silver and mercury glass -- it just looks beautiful in your dark red dining room!

Sarah said...

Wow, Chari! This entire post sparkles! It all looks fabulous. I love the mix of natural and silver. Thanks for sharing the joy! ~ Sarah

xinex said...

I love the white and silver against the greenery, Chari. Just perfect, my friend. Merry Christmas to you and your family!..Christine

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Absolutely stunning! Your dining table and dining room is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job of pulling all the white and silver together. The greenery looks so pretty. I love that sunlight photo you took. Great shot! Your buffet also is a masterpiece of beauty! Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs!

Miss Char said...

Beautiful Winter Wonderland Char, you really captured the spirit. Your pictures are specticular and your detail on your vignettes is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your table with us during this busy holiday season. Merry Christmas.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sis..
And once again another great Design by Chari display of pure beauty...All your photos are just wonderful eye candy girl..Sorry I haven't been by sooner...spend the whole day yesterday trying to comfort Dawna...Jacob left for Afghanistan Yesterday and will be there tomorrow...Please pray for his safe return next Dec Sis...Very sad time for my little family right at CHRISTmas...We are staying in Christmas day...Candace hopes to come for dinner and that's it girl...I made a ton of cookies and candies for all the kids ha ha!! Barbra had her big 51 BD on Sunday same day as Kyra who is 2 now can you beleive that already..Many CHRISTmas Blessings to you and your family Sis..Wish we could be together sighs...
Hugs and Love to ya my Dearest friend...Gl♥ria

we three dogs and me said...

Oh my how beautiful. I just love the tiered dish with siver balls. Love love it all

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

This is lovely! You have quite an eye for making everything go together so well. It all just sparkles! The buffet table is my absolute favorite so beautifully done. Thank you so much for adding this wonderful post to The Christmas Party. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Have A Merry Christmas. God Bless Trish

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Chari...I always love getting a peek into your dining room but this time you have out done yourself. I love all the silver and white...so wintery and elegant.

Merry CHRISTmas sweet friend!
Gail

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful Chari! I always enjoy a thorough tour of your decor.

I hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas.

Linda said...

Opulent, grandiose, strikingly beautiful. I love everything about your decor. Stunning.
I'm loving that table runner.

Linda

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Chari, it is just blingalicious! Yes that is a word! Haha...your dining room and home are just gorgeous. I always enjoy seeing your pictures and these are some of the finest. Love that dining room buffet with all the bling. It looks magical and perfect.
Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays.
Blessings,
Debbie

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

All the red, green and silver in your room make such a festive atmosphere. You did a wonderful job dressing up the beautiful fresh greens! Chari, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! I am so happy to have you as a new friend. Linda

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely magical and the red wall as a back drop couldn't be better. All the photos looked like magazine photos. Don't you just love the jeweled mercury ornaments. I collected a few in purple this year. Now I wish I had some silver ones too. The buffet is wonderful too, I love the way you displayed the ornaments in the tiered server. I love placing ornaments around the house,especially fabulous ones like these. Have a wonderful wonderful Christmas.

Debbie said...

I'm crazy about the white and silver, especially in THAT room. It's perfect.

Of course, I love everything you do. You are so gifted that it's fun to come here and be inspired.

I'm looking forward to yet more inspiration in the coming year. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Ann said...

You have such a lovely home...
and holiday-ready too:)

Merry Christmas

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