Monday, December 22, 2008

CHRISTmas 2008 House Tour

Well we're back! Sorry about the delay in the house tour but I experienced some technical difficulties and blogger kept telling me my files were corrupted. The problem is now resolved - Thank you, Lord! - so let the touring resume.... I thought we would stop in the Dinning Room and check out the this year's tablescape. Every year I try something different - new color scheme, new centerpiece, new combination of table linens. The year the winning color palette was Red and Brown with touches of gold and evergreen.
I love these Shimmering Red Mesh trees. There are four total; two large and two small. I simply laid down a base of evergreen swags and tucked in pine cones edged in gold glitter paint. You can pick up the glitter paint at any craft or hobby store. I usually go to HOBBY LOBBY - love that place!

I love using RED ROSES at CHRISTmas time. Especially in the dinning room. I found the fluffy RED VELVET ROSE napkin rings at Bed, Bath and Beyond a few years ago for a VALENTINE'S 7-course Dinner that my and Bella-Mella hosted. I thought they looked good around the double napkins of Red Satin and Brown Silk.

Here is a long shot of the table. I've used gold chargers under my IVORY fine china plates. I topped them off with Charter Club's Winter Garland salad/dessert plates. I love the ornament motif.
You just can't have CHRISTmas dinner without candle lights - lots of candles!!
I used a large RED MOSAIC hurricane candle holder in the center of the table and 6 matching Mosaic votive candle holders - three on each side. I lit the candles for our Open House on Saturday and the table just glowed. It really was beautiful - so warm.

Here is a better shot of the china. I have paired it with all cut Crystal glassware. I like to mix and match my tableware. It's much more interesting than when everything matches. My glasses are from two different patterns and the parfait cup introduces a third.
Later tonight I will post a tour of the Mater Suite and a tour of trees upstairs and that will complete our 2008 House Tour.
See you then!

1 comment:

  1. How did the open house go? Are you posting on that?