Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Holiday Tabletop



I spent some time at my mother-in-law's today working with her to set our table for a holiday dinner we will have at her house. We pooled our resources to create a really different look this year, using her favorite color, turquoise, with antique brass accents.




She has a beautiful antique table and chairs which make a great base for any table setting.  It's nice and wide, so you can really do some nice centerpieces without crowding things too much.   I didn't want to use a full tablecloth so we could see that beautful table, so she pulled one of her scarves in her favorite color to use as a runner. We combined all of our brass candlesticks to fill the table and she has this fabulous, heavy, round vase she picked up in her travels that I filled with creamy white flowers.  Her partridge figurines fit the color scheme beautifully.   



She has these great brass chargers we used under my creamware plates.  Then she pulled out a beautiful service of brass flatware with the best looking soup spoons!  We will be having a fabulous soup on this evening, so how nice to have these lovely spoons. Lastly, we clipped some magnolia leaves from her tree, included a few silk magnolia blooms, and folded the creamy linen napkins. 


This tabletop really reflects the style and personality of my mother-in-law, from the scarf from her closet to the magnolia leaves from her tree.  She loves the decor and can't wait to host this family gathering!

14 comments:

classic • casual • home said...

So lovely,,,you are the best daughter in law ever!!

An Urban Cottage said...

Really nice job! I love the nontraditional color palette and the fact that it strike a nice balance between masculine and feminine. Totally in love with the table and the silverware.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful table setting. Love the turquoise scarf. I agree you are the best daughter in law!

Splendid Sass said...

LOVE it, Carla. I am going to replace the other image with this one since it is Christmas and people revisit the blog posts.
Hav e nice SUnday.
Teresa
xoxo

quintessence said...

Lovely table - I agree with Mary Ann - what a thoughtful daughter in law you are!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

This is a lovely table scape!!

eclecticrevisited.com said...

love the colors!! they are my colors as well...not that I own them or anything.. :) but your mother-in-law and I have similar tastes..what a beautiful table setting, the scarf is prefect..and am loving the table and chairs..
best,
maureen

Heather said...

I've never seen brass flatware before - I want some! I love how you and your mother-in-law have brought all these separate elements together in such a warm and inviting way.

Jessie said...

I love the way you styled the table for the holidays. It has lots of personality and I agree that your mother-in-law has a set of great dining table and chairs. I love all the beautiful brass accents as well.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Carla!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Barbara@HausDesign said...

What a refreshing color scheme for the holidays - it is still festive, but with a twist. Love the partridges too...you and your MIL have great taste!

Love Where You Live said...

I love this table. Simple. Elegant. Natural. All the adjectives I like to feel comfortable. Save me a seat!! Happy Holidays, Carla.

designchic said...

It's beautiful, Carla. Love the unexpected but lovely colors used and the gold chargers are the perfect touch!!

Concrete Jungle said...

Looks like another great time of the season was headed your way! All the best of the season.

Victoria Mische said...

Well, I can see that you both - (your mother-in-law) are having a good relationship with each other. I know for sure that aside from your mom-in-law, your husband is truly lucky for having you as his wife. I like your cleverness and creativity especially on decorating this tabletop. Amazing!

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