Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sliver and Gold

This is the first of four Christmas tables I have planned.  I love the song "Silver and Gold," especially when sung by Burl Ives in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On ev'ry Christmas tree.

That was the inspiration for this table.

The items used in this tablesetting:
Crystal Water Goblets, Raphael by Gorham
Salad Plates, Pure Gold by Centurion
Dinner Plates, WalMart
Chargers, Hobby Lobby
Salt and Pepper Shakers, Solitaire by Lenox
Coffee Service, unknown, from Ross

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, who hosts Tablescape Thursday.

Thanksgiving Table.

I have been slacking on posting.  My table would be ready to go. Pictures were taken, I simply haven't had the time to sit and post them.  We are coming into Christmas and I have four tables planned.  I hope I can get it together soon.  I planned to post the first one Thursday.  Didn't happen.  What can I say?

This is my 'busy season' or one of them.  I tend to not be able to devote as much time to hobbies this time of year as I would like.  For me tablescaping is relaxing and creative.  This is the artistic hobby that I can see take shape quickly so I have some concept of immediate satisfaction of a job accomplished.  Something I don't get in my "day job."  I can put together a table in an hour, or I can work on it for weeks.  Whatever.  I thought I would be able to keep up with a "Tablescape Thursday," once a week, but it hasn't worked out very well.  It seems Thursday follows Wednesday, the second busiest day of my week.  I really need to do these posts up early and just link them on Thursdays to Susan's blog at Between Naps on the Porch.  Maybe it will happen someday.

In any event, this is my Thanksgiving table, now that everyone is in the Christmas Spirit.

Since the centerpiece was the soup tureen, I put individual flower arrangements at each persons place setting.

The pieces used are:

Fall Chargers and Leaf Salad Plates from the WalMart Fall Collection
Green Sandwich Glass Bread Plates, unknown pattern and manufacturer, from a local antique store
Salt and Pepper Shakers, unknown pattern and manufacturer, I picked up at Ross
Bowls, unknown pattern and manufacturer, purchased at Ross
Gravy Boat, Style Eyes "Harvest Leaves", purchased at Ross
Fall Cups and Saucers, unknown pattern and manufacturer, bought at a local antique store
Amber Glasses, unknown pattern and manufacturer, from local antique store
Soup Tureen was a gift, unknown pattern and manufacturer
Dinner Plates, Creation Green by Block Spal