Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter Tablescape

Last week I polished the silver and set the table with it. This week I changed it up a little bit and used some green.

I added a green table runner for the length of the table and used napkins on either side.





I bought myself some flowers and put them in the wine bucket. I love hydrangeas and spider mums! Everyone seemed to love the ice bucket the  last time I showed it to you....Don't hate me, I have two of them ; )



Here's what's on the table:
China: Bernadaud Artois Green- Wedding gifts
Crystal: Maeve by Waterford- Wedding gifts
Cut lace tablecloth & napkins: a Goodwill find
Table runner and green napkins: HomeGoods
Crystal Candlesticks- Wedding gifts
Flatware: Wallace Grand Baroque - some handed down from my Grandmother, some gifts, some acquired
Silver Servers, Ice bucket, Center Platter, Salt and Pepper shakers, Napkin Rings were all given to me by either my mother and mother in law.

When I think about all of the above items and how I came to have them, it makes me happy. Many of them were wedding gifts, so all of those friends and family who gave Mr. F and I those gifts are represented at that table. All of the pieces that were handed down to me are special, too. As I set the table and enjoy them it brings back memories of days gone by with the loved ones who gave them to us. A few of the items I have purchased second hand and I wonder whether or not the person who owned them before me enjoyed them or just kept them in a cabinet somewhere.

Which brings me to a resolution. I am going to bring out my pretty things more often and use it for more than just holidays. Really, how difficult is it to use them? We might have to hand wash the dishes and glasses, but doing this once a week really isn't that much work, so why not?

Thanks for stopping by,

Pam




29 comments:

  1. Your tablescape is stunning. I love the silver and everything is displayed so beautifully. All of your silver is loverly and your china is fabulous also. I so agree, I am trying to use my silver more also, it is way too pretty to just be in the cupboard. The floral arrangement is fabulous. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  2. That is special Pam. You sure have some beautiful pieces...looks so elegant and romantic. I bet Mr. F cooked up a good meal.

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  3. Looks beautiful Pam! I should pull out my 'good' stuff more often too. I am jealous of your icebuckets! I'm on the lookout for one!

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  4. It's beautiful! I have decided to do the same and use my "pretty" stuff all the time :)

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  5. This is such a pretty table, Pam! Your floral arrangement perfectly compliments your dishes and runner. Oh, and I would die for all that silver...yes, the ice bucket, too!! I would use it for flowers also, or it would never get used!! I agree, bring the good stuff out and use it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. This is all stunning and I agree, you should use your "pretty stuff" even for ordinary days.
    x

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  7. I don't hate you for having 2 of those wine buckets. Anything worth having is worth having TWO! :-)Your silver is gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful table, I love the centerpiece. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Pam, one of my favorite patterns is Bernadaud Artois. OH, it is so gorgeous! And I love your flatware and all the other elements of this table. It is just stunning.

    I enjoy using my fine china and nice things, and I'm with you, I feel it's important to enjoy it due to the emotional attachments associated with the pieces. I could not agree more. I only have one silver wine cooler, and it was a gift from one of my best friend's mother. I can't look at it without smiling because she is one of my favorite people.

    Happy Tablscape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

    P.S. Love your flowers!

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  10. I love the sparkle of the silver and crystal...very elegant table.

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  11. what a lovely and delightfully beautiful tablescape. Love the green and everything you did,
    simply elegant and inviting and pleasantly unique.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  12. Oh what a lovely table you've set -- love all your pretty silver and LUCKY YOU -- two wine buckets! I also think about whoever set the table with my vintage treasures.

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  13. Your table is simply beautiful,and I TOTALLY agree about bringing out your pretty things and using them. I committed to doing that last year, and I've been really good about it.

    And I love that ice bucket. I'm very fond of spider mums and hydrangea too.

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  14. Such a beautiful table! How fun to have two of the champagne buckets! One to hold flowers and the other to hold champage or wine!

    - The Tablescaper

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  15. So pretty and elegant! Your silver is just gorgeous. I used to use mine all of the time, but must confess that I haven't used it in ages. Perhaps it's time. Thanks for the encouragement via your beautiful setting.

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  16. Beautiful flowers!
    Happy Day...

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  17. Very beautiful and sparkling tablescape, love your center piece very very much it looks so refreshing...Your silver doubles the beauty...
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    Love
    Farah

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  18. Still loving that ice bucket and then I hear you have two?!! I'm picturing both buckets filled with red roses for Valentine's Day.

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  19. What a great resolution! Your table is just stunning. I love your china pattern -- it's a new one to me -- and it looks wonderful with the green accents. Gorgeous flowers in the silver ice bucket!

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  20. I love all your silver especially the ice bucket. Makes me realize how badly mine needs polishing.
    What a beautiful tablescape.

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  21. Beautiful tablescape! I'm with you on hydrangeas and spider mums. Lovely!

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  22. Yes, yes, by all means, bring out your pretty things! You are setting some gorgeous tables and giving me ideas! I am very jealous about the wine cooler, and you have two! So not fair:-) I'm trying to get one but I keep getting outbid. Love your green so much. All that crystal and sterling and china is just gorgeous, but the best thing is the sentiment attached to each thing. Enjoy!!

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  23. That looks so gorgeous Pam! Putting the runner one way and then using napkins the other was such a great idea that I'm going to steal it, ok? :-) I love the ice bucket and it just all feels romantic and elegant. Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  24. Your tablescape is sooooo PRETTY:) I have my silver wine bucket on my dining table too:) I would love to have you join me at my weekly party…it’s NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…hope to see ya there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. Your table looks wonderful, and I just adore all the special pieces you have! Good for you for deciding to use them instead of just looking at them. I'm going to be using my special things more, myself......it's my new year's resolution. :)

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  26. This table setting is just gorgeous! I love the silver bucket-and I don't hate you for having two- SCORE!!! The green really sets off the china and silver and your room looks quite inviting and warm. Love it! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday- new follower here! :)

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  27. very pretty! Love the flowers in the wine bucket.

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