Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a *White Christmas*...



My dream came true & even MORE snow is on the way in the next few days!
Come in out of the cold & join me for a "White Christmas" dinner party, won't you?


I've done an all white...well, off-white/cream, really...tablescape for Cuisine Kathleen's "White Christmas" party, The Tablescaper's "Seasonal Sundays" as well as Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


I decided to forgo a tablecloth & just use chargers this year,
as I was so disappointed in the cutwork tablecloth
that I bought for last year's Christmas dinner table.
Besides, I can't find it!
Perhaps I returned it?
Isn't that awful to not be able to remember?? *mental-pause*


I'm mixing gold & silver for this tablescape...
so even the after dinner candy matches.
I wish I owned gold plated flatware to use with these dishes.
Maybe someday.
The silverware, "Danish Princess" byHolmes & Edwards, was introduced in 1938.
I am blessed to now have
service for 12 in this delicate pattern,
along with several of the serving pieces.


Besides my usual Lenox Eternal dinner plates, (you've seen them a million times!) I've added a salad plate from Lenox called Jacquard Gold and the Lenox Christmas soup bowls & bread plates from the Dimension Collection, which are no longer available. Wish I had more of these, too!

A new thrift store purchase ( $1.50 ) are these vintage Three in One candle holders.
They can take a taper, a tea light or a fat candle
depending on how you turn them.
The tall gold tapers are in my Ralph Lauren crystal candlesticks
(you've seen them a million times, too)
The candle rings match the centerpiece as well as ones on the side table.
I will add fresh white roses on Christmas Eve.

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I used these same French horn ornaments last year as napkin rings but the heavy cream napkins that I've gotten won't fit inside of them nicely so I just put them at the top of the charger for a decoration.
Off white poinsettias with gold glitter trim accent the entire house.

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I love to have my family gather around for our Christmas dinner.
What better way to say "Happy Birthday, Jesus!"


Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House.
I hope your homes are filled with lots of love &
merriment & good health, too!


  1. Retta, this is stunningly gorgeous! I love the silver and gold. Your china is beautiful. I also just love all that real snow, well, I would for a few days atleast. LOL! Hope you are staying well and warm.

  2. The photos of the snow make me shiver, Rett. We're having a storm with record rainfall and flooding. I think it's going to be another of THOSE winters.

    Your table is so beautiful. There is nothing more elegant than white with touches of gold and silver. I have Lenox Eternal as well and would love to have some of their Christmas dishes but it sounds like I missed my chance.

  3. Rett, this is a simply beautiful table. I don't think you are missing a tablecloth - it looks wonderful just the way it is with that amazing china display taking center stage. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rett! You have way more snow up there than we do down in SW Ohio. But I understand it could get here by tomorrow! Yikes! I like a dusting but not tons of the white stuff.
    Your table looks magnificent! I love the simplicity and elegance of the white mixed with the metals. Your china is lovely. No formal table for me this year. Everyone I usually invite for brunch has other plans. I guess things have to change now that they all have grandchildren and other commitments. But I am sad that my 15+ years of hosting this little par-tay have ended. :-(
    Hope you are enjoying the season. I need to clean now that I finally finished decorating my house. Now, that is no fun! ~ Sue

  5. Beautiful table Rett! I love flatware,Lenox china and cut crystal stemware. A true White Christmas setting..Our lord Jesus is looking down with a big smile on this special table you created in honor of his birthday. Happy holidays my friend.


  6. Oh, all that snow makes me want to hibernate! Your table is beautiful with all the silver and gold.

  7. You are amazing. I wish I was your girlfriend and lived close by!

  8. Just gorgeous as always. It looks so elegant and festive. Merry Christmas.

  9. Oh so jealous of your pretty snow! Your white table is beautiful, WOW!

  10. What a beautiful thing to wake up to!! We had snow overnight and this morning. It was beautiful but FREEZING!!! Thank you for the sweet comments about my blog header and the baby pictures! You have a gorgeous blog header yourself!! Have a great day!

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  12. Boy oh boy, you sure did get snow! We had blowing, howling, wind and just barely enough snow to cover the ground. Your table just sparkles! Beautiful!

  13. Lovin' your snow pics!!! (maybe love them the most because they are YOUR snow pics and not mine:@)
    Your white table is just beautiful, very pretty with the gold, silver and sparkley crystal-enjoy!

  14. Wow, that's more snow than we have right now Rett, its coming down pretty good right now but really not even close to what you have. I'd put money that my 6am flight tomorrow is not gonna happen though. Your table is just stunning, Lenox is my favorite and your flatware is so classic, thank you so much for sharing your holiday with us.

  15. That is just beautiful! What an elegant table you have set. I love all the touches! I also love your snow!!! I am so jealous!

  16. An exquisite table, Rett! White is always so so elegant.

  17. Oh so beautiful. I too am dreaming of a white Christmas. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. How did I miss this tablescape? It's gorgeous as always! I don't know how you do it...everything is just so perfect! Your guest must think they're at a 5 star hotel!!

  19. always so beautiful, Picturesque!!!

  20. HI!!!
    LOVE THAT VIEW OUT those windows!!!Love that snow!!!It feels cold right through the computer!!!
    Stay warm, be safe and enjoy it all for me!!I envy you for about 1 day or 2!!!
    it looks lovely inside and out!!!the table is amazing!!!
    Enjoy it all!!
    hugs 2 U,

  21. Your snowy photos are breathtaking! I love your table -- the placesettings are simply gorgeous, with the different but complementary patterns you used. So elegant!

  22. What a beautiful party! Your table is gorgeous! So is the snow, love it!

  23. Hello Rett,
    this is truly a White Christmas. And your table is wonderful. All is so pretty, the china, the crystal and flatware, the chargers and the centerpiece. And to top all that, your seats looks so white as if they are just iced. Stunning.
    Wish you a merry Christmas.
    Greetings, Johanna

  24. The tablesetting is very beautiful and elegant. You have the midas touch highlighting all the gold.

  25. Well if we were neighbors I could share my eternal Christmas with you! I love it. Your table looks just beautiful!
    I have done that too, look for things, then wonder if I returned it! LOL
    We will have to take pics and somehow put an x through them so we know we brought it back!
    Thanks for joining the White Christmas Party twice, LOL!

  26. How wonderful the weather cooperated to create a winter wonderland to go with your tablescape! Love your elegant table :-)

  27. Beautiful white Christmas! The French horn in the centerpiece looks really great! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  28. Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

    Seasons greetings to you and yours.

  29. Everything just looks lovely. I have always liked the combination of the gold and off white. That snow looks pretty deep.

  30. Your table is stunning. I love how perfectly it turned out. Love your silver!!

  31. Look cold outside, but your home is warm and inviting. Love all the little details you added.

    Merry Christmas!


  32. I just love this tabale Rett! The white with gold is so perfectly Christmas. I too want a set of gold flatware...maybe someday. I haven't found the right set yet :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  33. The outside may wear a cold blanket, but you have certainly warmed your home with your gorgeous Christmas White and gold tablescape. The china pieces look beautiful together. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  34. What an elegant table, Rett! I love the china, the silverware, and your centerpiece. Simply stunning! Love the snow scenes too - it truly is beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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