Christmas Élégance...Three Christmas Place Settings

Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous day!
Ohhh my...the Christmas countdown begins!  We only have 24 days until Christmas!  I have
 been busy, busy at my place preparing for Christmas.  My Christmas decor is nearly completed.
  I just need to get a few photos now.  Hopefully I can share my 2011 Christmas decor with
 you very soon.
In the meantime, I thought I would revisit one of my favorite Christmas posts from
 December 16, 2009.  I hope that you enjoy!
"Christmas Élégance...Three Christmas Place Settings"
December 2009
I have had so much fun decorating for Christmas! I finally finished "decking out" my
 French Country dining room and posted about it just a few days ago. Today is a bit of a
 continuation from that post...I decided to have fun with the Christmas centerpiece that I
 created for the dining room table by trying a few Christmas place settings...each one a
 bit different!
Silver Élégance & a Christmas Table Centerpiece
* To me...Christmas is about many things! First and foremost...it's the time when
 I celebrate the birth of my Savior Jesus Christ and it's also a time when I celebrate
 my family and friends!
When it comes to decorating... Christmas is the time when I can be a bit
 extravagant! So to celebrate this wonderful season, I brought out the silver and
 created a Christmas table centerpiece!

I have been collecting silver candlesticks for some time now....but I have a new treasure find!
~Silver Soup Tureen~
 A couple of weeks ago, I found this beautiful silver soup tureen at the Goodwill for
 just $19! It's in great condition and even has the soup ladle! Ohhh boy...you should have
 seen me doin' my "happy dance"! Hehe! It is the perfect addition to my Christmas
I just love the look of silver and red together...ohhh sooo elegant!
Now...the fun begins...

Christmas Élégance...
Three Christmas Place Settings
Christmas Place Setting #1...Red Transferware!
I just love red transferware dishes...and they look so Christmasy...don't you think?
This place setting consists of a red transferware dinner plate...a larger solid
 red dinner plate, and a red transferware charger plate. All sitting atop a silver
 tray! I have added a red satin dinner napkin and a few pieces of
 flatware (more silver...yay!)
Both of the red transferware pieces are different patterns, but one
 of the great things about red transferware is that you can mix and match
 them for a great look!
I also had some fun putting together this little pretty!!!
I used one of my silver pedestal plates and the glass cloche that my friend
 Sally (from Salmagundi Blog) gave me when we met! I just couldn't believe my
 good fortune...this glass cloche fits perfectly upon the pedestal plate! Thank you
 again, Sally! I then added a silver beaded garland with tassels and a silver
 filigree ornament to the mix! Just look at that silver sparkle...I love it!!!
 Ohhh...so pretty!!!
Place Setting #2...Solid Red Dinnerware
For this second place setting, I used a dinner plate and a salad/dessert plate
 from my solid red dinnerware set. I also kept the red transferware plate for a
 little added interest! Ohhh yes...and I added a new silver plate...a gift from
 Leann over at The Old Parsonage! I just got it in the mail yesterday.
 Thank you, Leann....I love it!
A close-up of the red transferware plate.
 Ohhh...so pretty and frenchy looking!!!
Just a pretty photo of place setting #2 and my red dining room.
Place Setting #3...Classic Christmas Red and Green
Is these anything more classic than red & green for Christmas?
 I decided to change out the red transferware for my olive green
 transferware! As you can see, the solid red dinner plate is large enough
 to be used as a charger plate...I love that about this dinnerware! I found
 this fabulous set of olive green transferware dishes on ebay last Spring.
 There is a 5 piece place setting for six and I got it all for a mere...are you
 ready? For just $10! Yeehawww!!!
 This beautiful olive green transferware/ironstone is manufactured by
 Kensington Staffordshire of England.
I think this might just be my favorite of the three different place settings!
 Which one do you like best?
A close-up of the olive green transferware plate. I just love
 how it looks with the red!!!
Just having fun! The red poinsettia looks beautiful with this
 place setting...don't you think?
Just a couple of "artsy" photos. I used a "frosted glass" effect
 to frame these photos.
Ahhhh...silver elegance!!!
And...there you have it! Three different Christmas place settings!
 I hope you enjoyed them...I sure had fun playing!!!
I am joining these fabulous parties...
Feathered Nest Friday...hosted by Courtney over at French Country Cottage.
Home Sweet Home party...hosted by Sherry over at The Charm of Home.
Open House Party...hosted by Sherry over at No Minimalist Here.
Potpourri Friday...hosted by Honey over at "2805".
Tablescape Thursday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
Well dear friends...I'm so glad that you stopped by today! 
 I hope that you enjoyed my "Christmas from the Past" post.
  Next week I will share with you my 2011 Christmas decor...so stay tuned!

  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here. 
I would love to visit with you!
Warmest Christmas Wishes!


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Gorgeous! So exciting that Christmas is near :)

janice15 said...

Very pretty....love Christmas time all the beautiful things... May you have a blessed one.

Deb said...

I love that red transfer-ware plate. It is gorgeous. The silver is so pretty and can be mixed with so many colours. Love it. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Sonny G said...

Hi Sweet Chari,

all those beautiful dishes so expertly put together with the silver. You always have the right touch with things and I LOVE coming to see what you've created next.

I am trying to decide what to do with my tabletop this year. We'll be using it as more of a buffet and I'm stuck as to how to arrange things.

wish me luck.. I only hope it an be 1/tenth as pretty as yours.


Karen said...

silver ahhhh~
loving each one, but my favorite is the green transferware.
Hope you are having fun while decorating.

Alicia said...

Very pretty! OMGoodness, only 24 days? Yikes! I plan to do my decorating this weekend. Love your table settings!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Just love the look of mercury glass and silver with the reds this time of year!

The enchanted home said...

Love all the variations, with the silver the table is so beautiful and elegant, love the red..something about it makes it feel so festive. Christmas IS in the air!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, I so enjoyed this post! That silver soup tureen...AMAZING! I love all of these settings; and you always do it right! The transferware just adds the right amount of "pop"! I Love It!! My fave thing is the silver plate with the cloche. Just gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Chari they are all so beautiful!! My favorite is the second one, all that silver mixed with the red transferware makes my heart skip a beat!! Martina

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Soooo much beauty all on one page. Each picture shows so much love that has been placed into every placesetting, and so much thought for all the details. You do have a special touch, my friend. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us. Blessings, Barb

Toni said...

Really...only 24 days...can not wait...

So love the red trasferware..and the silver under the cloche - you so have the touch.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Thank you so much for joining my party this week and sharing your beautiful tablescape. I am in love with the red transferware and the silver is fabulous.

Marigene said...

They are all beautiful, but my favorite is the last one...it has green! Everything is just gorgeous, Chari.

Unknown said...


All of these are beautiful. I love the silver. Great ideas!

Desire Empire said...

Your three mix and match options look very nice indeed. The silver does give it an elegant touch. Dropping by from tablescape Thursday.

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love all of them! Red transferware plates just seem right for Christmas don't they? Sigh it's all so pretty - thanks for sharing! Jennifer

Phyllis @Around the House said...

so pretty...love all the beautiful dishes...and I love the way you put everything together...thanks for your great blog


Looks awesome and expensive also..Happy christmas to all.

Debbiedoos said...

WOW Chari, this is Christmas elegance at your best. Love the mercury glass candle holders, those are so pretty. The only thing missing at that table, is me:) I would love to have a meal there. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Chari, Red and Silver are so elegant for Christmas tablescapes. I love all three fabulous designs. Love the layers in your place settings. Gorgeous centerpiece. I look forward to more of your tablescapes and Christmas decorations.

The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

Chari, you have outdone yourself. I hope you are having a party to show off the elegant decor at your home. If you are, I will be there. :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your stacked plates, it is hard to go wrong with the red and green combo. Very pretty, Laura

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Chari!!! I did get your comment on my blog about the book- I'm not sure if I got your email- but I have had problems with my email lately. Sooo glad you got it and are loving it!! It is just gorgeous isn't it? I am loving my copy too! :) I was wondering- Have you talked to Gloria at all? I emailed her after she popped by my blog and didn't hear back (might be an email issue!) If you talk to her- let her know I emailed her and have been thinking of her if you don't mind :) Hope you are having a great week Chari!! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Such glorious elegance, Chari. Your silver and mercury glass sparkles and shines reflecting that beautiful red!

What a great find, the green transferware. It's beautiful!

Each of the options is splendid! Thank you for sharing your artistic creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Cindy said...

Very, very pretty, dear lady.
I love all of your dinner ware and silver, so gorgeous.
Hugs, Cindy

Sarah said...

Chari, each one is gorgeous. Love seeing your beautiful tables.

Theresa said...

Oh how I love that silver and red! Can't wait to see what you have to show us for 2011:) Have a blessed evening dear Chari, HUGS!

Barb said...

Hi sweet Chari, absolutely gorgeous!! Your designs always have such a feeling of abundance to them. I always have to scroll back and look again and again to take it all in.

You are so inspiring.

Hope your week is blessed,
Barb ♥

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

So very, very pretty! I love the layers of dishes :) Laurel

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your three Christmas place setting are Gorgeous! you are right about the silver and being mix with other colorful pieces you did a wonderful job putting this all together.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas past Tablescape so sweet of you.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful week.
XXOO Diane

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Chari, this is SO gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE silver candlesticks too and grab them up every time I see one! This table is beautiful!! LOVE the red transferware! That soup tureen! At Goodwill!! I would have fainted!

I can't wait to see what you have done this year!

Lou Cinda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Chari, I adore all of your settings. You know your first shot stole my heart, all that silver and mercury glass together...let's just say I'm drooling.. lol. I hope this finds you and yours doing well darling.. hugs ~lynne~

On Crooked Creek said...

Hard to choose a favorite...but mine would have to be Classic Red & Green!!! You have such a talent with your tablescapes! Looking forward to returning soon for this years treasures to feast the eyes upon!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Sis as everything you touch..Love ya my dear..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Chari. I'm also so happy when I open a post and find that it's yours! Lovely as always. Red transferware is in my near future; I just know it... :) . Your mixed table is beautiful and interesting and creative. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Tina said...

Absolutely lovely; however I am having a hard time picking just one place setting!

Stopping by from the Home Sweet Home Party.

podso said...

Pretty, pretty. I think I would have to eat twice at your table--once with the red transferware and once with the green. I love them both, and your silver candlesticks are amazing!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hello Chari!

Stopping by for the first time and just love this beautiful post and your elegant table settings. I have perused a few of your posts ~ lovely :)

Kindly, Lorraine


Oh my dearest Chari, another stunning and exquisite table vignette! You make the most beautiful arrangements with such fabulous photos! Thank you for hosting, I'm ready to link up! Thanks for sharing such beauty always that inspires me to do better each time. Lots of hugs my friend.

The Charm of Home said...

This is just beautiful! I love the transferware! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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