Saturday, November 7, 2009

Some Holiday Table Inspiration

I attended a candlelight women's dinner at a friend's church and this is my 4th year decorating a table. Each hostess brings their own dishes, glasses, etc. and a centerpiece. It is a fun way to start the holiday season with a dynamic speaker, some laughs, music, and great conversation. But my favorite part is seeing all the tables decorated and lit up. I also enjoy getting to use my pretty dishes and take a break from those paper plates we use way too much. I thought I would take you on a tour of some of the tables....
This is the centerpiece on my table. I used a lantern in the middle of a sparkly, square, pine cone wreath on top of a pedestal and tray.

This was the first time I used my vintage sugar and creamer. I love the color and pattern on them. I am really digging blue and orange these days...

The place setting... I made the runners for a fall table at church and wanted to use them again. I used iron on fusing tape and hot glue to make them...did not feel like sewing.

My friend Kristie's table. That cathedral is an awesome centerpiece and she had huge snowflakes tied on the backs of the chairs from the dollar store. They were so sparkly and pretty!

Here is what I want to do to my Thanksgiving table.

Those are live pansies in the pumpkins and some raffia at the bottom. I have seen these pumpkins at Kirklands and Hobby Lobby I think.

I just love the little corn on the napkins!

A very classic black, white, and red. You will never believe where she got her dishes...

At the DOLLAR STORE of all places along with the mugs and black glasses! I need to shop there more often!

I just love the word "enough" amidst the sparkles.

A sweet soda shop table. She used vintage records as chargers. The ice cream is white carnations.

This tablecloth was my favorite! She used tuille and wire at the bottom.

Another classic black, red, and white. I just love that fabric!

What a cool centerpiece...a dressform with roses! Very inventive.

This centerpiece was so cool. She used a live (but half dead) branch and it looked very "Harvesty"

These chargers are my favorite.

Which table is your favorite? Does this help get you in the mood for some holiday entertaining?


Katherine Ann said... much eye candy!! I really liked the wire pumpkin one with the pansies in how they have something alive in there! What a fun night. This would be a great idea for a dinner party with girlfriends. Thanks

Elise said...

Wow, those are so pretty!! I like your's a lot!! I would have to scroll back thru to see the others again, but lots of inspiration. That soda shop one was very cool, too!!
What did you make your runner out of?? As in...where did you get the fabric and trim??

Sean, Mandy, Mack and Levi said...

Wow - so beautiful Amy - what a great night out that must have been!!!!

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

Looks like you had a fabulous night. Yes, that definitely put me in the mood for holiday decorating. That would be fun to do, b/c really, how often we use our "fancy" dishes??!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi Amy, thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you liked the tablescapes & really, your tablescapes here are just beautiful too. Pretty colors! I'm not sure where they got all those dishes, since there were so many women involved in this showhouse. I know the homeowner picked up quite a few dishes & things at Hobby Lobby, so everything was not expensive.

Please come & visit me again!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

There you go, Amy! Have fun making your bath salts!:) Lori