1/26/2011

Silver Splendor with a Little French Flair...

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Although we have been having some beautiful sunny days here in Colorado...the temps are still cold and winter is in "full throttle". I begin to look for ways to spend my time...inside of course, where it's nice and warm. Since I have recently redecorated my little french country dining room and it is now dressed in its winter frocks...I thought it would be fun to find a pretty place setting that would compliment the dining room table centerpiece. I hope that you enjoy!
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Silver Splendor with a Little French Flair

My french country dining room dressed for winter.
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I love to use white and silver for January's decor. It seems to mirror our winter weather very nicely! Along with the silver and white color scheme, I decided to use some warm colors...such as the deep red, bronze, and gold accent colors of the tapestry like table runner...after all, winter decor is all about creating a warm and cozy atmosphere for our winter home! Throw a little greenery into the mix and now we have "hope" that warmer weather will come! Hehe!
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Silver splendor with a little french flair!
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The Place Setting...
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I especially love to "layer" the place setting for a winter table.
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Silver Splendor...
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This place setting will begin its journey with a beautiful silver charger plate. Next a white dinner plate for the main course. I have placed another white dinner plate with a decorative border of silver rings on top of the solid white plate. A solid white salad plate tops this winter place setting off!
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and now...for a little french flair...
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I actually went shopping around my house to find something interesting that I could add to this winter place setting. I had this decorative silver finial and thought that it would be the perfect finish to this pretty place setting! I love the old distressed finish on this french finial...ohhh...and that pretty crystal teardrop that hangs from the end...splendor indeed! I added a silver satin ribbon to the top of the finial...and voila!!!
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The silver charger plate has a beautiful embossed border of roses...I love it! I really do love silver and white paired together...so elegant I think!
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The white dinner plate with the decorative silver ring border is a treasure find from Ebay. If I remember correctly, I only gave $10 for a set of eight plates! I have used them many times...I just love the look of the silver ringed border...unique, interesting, and pretty...all wrapped into one!
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The solid white dinner and salad plate are from a set of ironstone dishes that I purchased with green stamps when I was just 13 yrs. old. Yes...my addiction love for dishes began at a very early age! Hehe!
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Ahhh...and there's nothing like a little french flair to top off a pretty place setting!
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Crystal goblets with a white wintery scene for the glassware.
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Pine trees, winter trees (without leaves), and snowflakes are embossed upon these pretty goblets! They really are perfect for a winter's table setting!
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"Silver Splendor with a Little French Flair"
Table Centerpiece
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I won't spend to much time here...telling about how I created this table centerpiece since I have already done a post about it. If you would like to see and learn more about the "how to's"...just click HERE.
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Since I originally posted about this table centerpiece, I have added a couple of new pieces...the two white cast iron fleur de lis finials on either end of the centerpiece. Just a little more french flair...wink!
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I love, love, LOVE mercury glass! These beautiful jeweled orbs were found at Hobby Lobby during their after Christmas sale (two yrs. ago). I love the pretty pearls and rinestones...Mmmm...just yummy! The silver and white beaded garland/tassel was also found at Hobby Lobby. It was in the Christmas decor section. I'm not exactly sure what it was to be used for...I picked up two...but I have had lots of fun using them in my decor. I thought the jeweled mercury glass orb looked pretty sitting atop the garland.
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A few more pieces of mercury glass. Mercury glass candleholders in the shape of a goblet and decorative mercury glass finials.
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My dining room buffet...dressed for winter and ready for Valentine's Day.
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While we are in the dining room, I thought I would show you a few photos of my buffet's winter decor. Again, if you would like to see more and/or learn about how I created the buffet vignette...you can can click HERE.
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More of the silver and white color scheme to coordinate with the table centerpiece. I wanted to use a few of my decorative masonary pieces in this vignette. The tall candleholders, the cherub sitting on the orb, and the decorative orb on the left side of the vignette are all masonary. I really do love these pieces...even though they weigh a ton! Hehe! Silver candlesticks, tall mercury glass candle goblets, mercury glass finials, and a few more mercury glass orbs...bring the silver into this vignette.
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The white metal bird cage is filled with greenery (yes, warmer days ahead!) and a white bird. Two cherubs have graced this vignette with their presence...soooo romantic!
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A winter's table...

"Silver splendor...
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...with a Little French Flair"!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...

Tablescape Thursday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.

Saturday Nite Special...hosted by Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors.
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Thank you, Susan and Donna...for hosting these fun filled parties for us!
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Well my friends...I am so glad that you stopped by today! I hope that you enjoyed my little winter's table setting. Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Winter Wishes!

41 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Chari ~ Oh my everything is just beautiful. LOVE the mercury glass and your valentine mantel scape ~ sigh ~ ;-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, I always just look at your vignettes and drool. Your tablescape is just stunning and your dishes are exquisite. Love those goblets also, so pretty. Ok, I am going back to look again. I need to see how you put it all together and take notes. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Becky said...

I absolutely LOVE those white plates with the silver ringed trim!! Can't believe that you found them for only $10!!

Carol said...

Chari,
The colors are perfect for the season! Love the finial, the mercury glass, the beautiful plates!

Marilyn said...

I also love that fancy plate with the silver rings on the edge. I've never seen anything like it on any table setting. Lucky find for you!

I must be at school all five days this week--will I survive?! Then we have two four-day weeks in February. I'm starting to get a bit of spring fever~too early, I know. Thanks for showing us your pretties! ♥♫

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari~~~

I am in love with those silver ringed plates! I would have paid 3X as much as you did because they are just gorgeous! Your whole table is beautiful...such a great reflection of this time of year. Love the pretty finial and the mercury glass, too.

I hope you are staying warm...it's 21 degrees here right now!

XO,
Jane

Kelly said...

I love the mix of whites, crystals, and silvers! And that you went "shopping" around your house!

:)

Kelly

Sharing with Sherri said...

Silver spendor indeed Chari! Every last detail is just perfect!
I totally love your beautiful jeweled mercury glass orbs and gorgeous beaded garland too!
Can't believe the what a great deal you got on those very unique and very cool plates with the ringed edges as well!!

Thanks for the peek at all of your wonderful eye candy!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
You do create the most amazing tablescapes and vignettes!It is always a pleasure to visit you.

Carolyn

Carol said...

Chari,
You are so talented! That's gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Love, Love, LOVE everything you've done... but of course, that's nothing new - I ALWAYS LOVE what you do. Hope you are doing well!!! Big ole hug from me!! Love ya girl!

iSavor the Weekend said...

I have the same wine goblet and I love them too. It's hard to believe that I got them at Arby's around 7-8 years ago for .99cents each. I bought 12 and am down to around 10.

Beth said...

Chari, This is so very elegant and dramatic and PRETTY! I love the silver chargers and the rings of silver. Your goblets are lovely too, dear lady and consummate decorator/tablescaper! Your work never ceases to amaze me.
Blessings and hugs, Beth

Marlis said...

Chari, those are some fabulous pieces in that setting. I love the white plates with the silver rings. Quite Stunning. Also the buffet is a perfect backdrop. I love the glasses.. from where did you find them?? Totally enamored. I love your table.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Chari -- this is splendid and quite elegant. It's a tabletop winter wonderland!

Marigene said...

Chari, your placesetting is stunning! The plate with the silver rim is gorgeous...who is the maker? The stemware is really pretty. Thanks for sharing your wonderful table.

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful and glittery. Love your plates and chargers.

- The Tablescaper

Lori E said...

Once again you have set a lovely mood with your tablescape. You always have such interesting pieces. That was a great deal on the plates. Wow.

Mary Ellen said...

Chari- just lovely. The second plate with the silver rings around the edges. I love all the layering you do and of course the mercury glass is so beautiful! Your buffet is awesome too. Sure you don't want to come and do a few vignettes me!?

bee blessed
mary

Lana said...

You have done a magnificent job again my dear! Truly gorgeous! Your french country red is such a perfect color and the silver pops against that. I love the layering of the plates.
I also love the winter scene on the crystal--so delicate and perfect for the season!
Oh, and all the French touches you incorporated--just perfect!
GAW-JUS!

Many hugs and blessings to you,
Lana

Mary said...

This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

xinex said...

What a delight to see you again, Chari. It's been while! Your tablescape is just stunning and so elegant. I love the pretty goblets with a wintery scene. Your plates with silver egdes are so pretty and all that mercury glass is so sparkly. I feel like I am celebrating New Year again looking at this. You are just so good at putting things together with a bling. Thanks for stopping by. I have used this set of dishes before, maybe once or twice. Maybe after I organize, I can use the other dishes as well. I think I might need more than one Tablescape Thursday a week to use them all, lol...Christine

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very pretty Chari! Love the cool wintery feel. Lots of pretty silvers!

Becky said...

Chair, I just adore silver and white together. And those plates with the lacy border - what a deal! Mercury glass is always so beautiful.

Theresa said...

Oh Chari, everything is beyond gorgeous! You certainly have a way with the pretties! I totally love the mercury glass! I don't have any but have sure had my eye out for some:)

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just gorgeous my dear Chari!
The table setting is about as pretty as can be.
I love the mercury glass and how everything sparkles!
Can I come for dinner? hehe.
Wish I could!
I have Addison all this week and I love it but I am a bit pooped,
HUGS,
CINDY

Johanna said...

Hello Chari,
that looks all so very elegant with all the silver and white. Love that.
Greetings, Johanna

Dreamgoddess said...

What a beautifully elegant table! I love the silver and white combination.

Babs said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your silver. It is just gorgeous against the red walls and all the white accents.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Chari, I love those silver ringed plates you found on ebay! Were you looking for them or did you just happen upon them? I have never seen any like that before! All your tables are tres jolie!! Linda

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, this is one of the most elegant tablescapes I've ever seen. The combo of the glass and silver is just spectacular. Your just the best! :o)

God bless ya and have a fantastic day!!!

Cindy said...

Hello sweet lady,
You do set such a pretty table! I adore your green stamp dishes that you got when you were 13!? What a wonderful treasure they are. The silver ringed plates are just gorgeous! I want some of those!
Hugs, Cindy

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Very beautiful Chari! I love the silver chargers! They are very elegant. I really like your buffet and how you have layered it. Really nice to look at! You have the touch! Hugs!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Chari, This is so elegant but charming at the same time. How many ways can I tell you how very talented I think you are? Every post by you is just a knockout. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Donna

Mary said...

Silver Splendor Indeed! What gorgeous pieces & beautiful layers!Your silver ringed plates are stunning and your table is sooooo beautifully photographed. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table~ it is obvious you are Happy to Design & it makes me happy to see it :-)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I'm in love with your beautiful dishes on your Tablescape sweet lady. I'm your newest follower ~~ I would like to thank you so mush for your lovely comments.!!!I hope you and your family have a great evening. Diane

Entertaining Women said...

The plates with the silver ring are an incredible treasure...great eBay get! Who makes them? I've never seen anything like them. You've created a gorgeous sophisticated table for cold winter nights. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sis,

Girl as always another Chari beautiful design..Your good girl your really good at this..I just love all the silver and white put together Chari..

How are you feeling my Dear friend..I pray all is well in your world today and each day..ony 5 more months and I get to see you guys once again YIPPEE!! Len is so excited about this trip..wants to go to the Denver Mint before we come home..He loves mints and coins..
Hope you got out and no more cabin fever ha ha!! Girl I have only been out once this whole month..can't seem to shake this cold..Well my sweet friend..I'll email you later today has lots to tell you ha ha!!Hugs and smiles Gloria

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Beautiful table, beautiful home. Makes me yearn for all my pretty that is tucked away in storage as we build. You have a touch for Elegance ~

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Another gorgeous table by you. I am loving the chargers and the silver ringed plates. Everything is just beautiful. Try to stay warm.
Hugs,
Sherry

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