Tablescape Tuesday: ‘Tis The Season

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and shall call his name Immanuel”
Isaiah‬ ‭7‬:‭14

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year“, because we celebrate the birth of Jesus!  During the hustle and bustle of the season, may we not lose sight of why we celebrate.  Without the birth of Christ, there would be no Christmas!  May we all invite him, King Jesus, into our everyday living.

Today, let’s take a step back into Christmas past and re-visit my favorite tablescape from last year!
Setting a table for Christmas is always fun!  I just love all the many colors of the season!
I decided to go with tall crystal candlesticks for this setting.  There are 3 different pairs on the table and I bought them several years ago at my favorites–TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning.Katy gave me these gorgeous place card holders (actually, they are ornaments).  She saw the idea here: French Country Cottage.  I love that she painted the antlers gold!
My Mother made the Christmas tree napkin rings in the late 70’s.  They remain one of my most cherished gifts.  Every Christmas season when I unpack them, I am reminded of the love that went into all the beautiful things that she made and all the people with whom she shared her many talents and love!Several years ago, I was shopping with my friend Elaine and I spotted these glasses at Pier 1.  I really liked them, but didn’t buy them.  A couple of weeks later, Elaine brought me a beautifully wrapped package containing–and you guessed–these beautiful glasses!
IMG_2319The gold deer were also a Pier 1 find! The Christmas China is Fitz and Floyd Classic Choices in the Winter Holiday pattern.  The salad/dessert plate is Rose Wreath! When I first saw this pattern in a magazine, I immediately fell in love! I ordered 12 place settings and I have enjoyed that it is not a common pattern!The tablecloth is Sferra – luxurious and expensive Italian made linens.  But, I bought this at Tuesday Morning for a real bargain!My friend and fellow designer, Terri, made this faux frosted fruit centerpiece six years ago and it still looks great! I am looking forward to sharing Christmas tablescapes with you this year!  Hopefully, it will inspire you to welcome your friends and family to your table! 

“Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart”
-Charles Wesley

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  1. txcatlover says:

    Love your tablescapes. I have the same Christmas tree napkin rings in white which were passed down from my Mom. A friend made them for her in the late 70s. They always make me smile, so I understand why yours still bring much pleasure.

  2. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Pam, I can see why this tablescape is one of your favorites. It is stunning. There are so many elements that stand out: your Christmas china (love the wreath pattern), your placecard holders , your candleholders and your precious napkin rings from your Mom. Everything comes together so perfectly and is surely a place where your family and friends will enjoy dining. Thank you for sharing this. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    • Rosie, thank you for sweet comments! I love setting a table for my family and friends, and preparing food to nourish, and lively conversation around the table…all makes for a grand celebration of life! Blessings, Pam

  3. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing your favorite Christmas tablescape, Pam. It’s so lovely! I love the lattice work around the rim of the salad plates. What a treasure your china is! The spiral candlesticks are my favorites, although they are all beautiful. I’m so ready for Christmas, but first, I don’t want to miss Thanksgiving. 🙂 God is so good! Blessings to you, my friend.

    • Thanks, Kim and God is so good! I always host Thanksgiving and do all the cooking and I am exhausted tonight! Started this morning at 6:00. I think I need a hot bath and go to bed!! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  4. lulu says:

    I hope people who are lucky enough to dine at your table appreciate the beauty that is there. Once we get by today I will start thinking about Christmas, but these days my efforts are pretty lame since there are few times when we have people for dinner this time of year. Enjoy your day.

  5. I am so glad you reshared this Pam, it is stunning! The candlesticks and candles immediately caught my eye~ Christmas is always such a magical time, I’m sure you will make many special memories [and tables!] this year~ Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings~

  6. Jann Olson says:

    Easy to see why you love this tablescape so much Pam. It is so elegant! I love the salad plates, and the greenery centerpiece is stunning! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Oooh, you’re getting me more and more into the mood for Christmas! How I love this time of year 🙂 Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful and so festive, my friend.

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

  8. Oh my goodness! Such gorgeous details.. and, I love that everything has a story (especially the pieces made by your mother – what a treasure!). I found your post on Cozy Little House’s Tweak it Tuesday, and would like to invite you to join the linky party that several other bloggers and I host each week called Tips & Tricks. It went live last night, so there’s plenty of time to link up to this week’s party. It would be an honor to have you join! ((OH-and every link is pinned and commented on!)).

  9. Oooops! Not sure if my original comment saved, or not! haha! Anyway, I love, love, love the details that you’ve added on your table (especially the ones crafted by your Mom!). It is beautiful. I found you on Cozy Little House at the Tweak it Tuesday party, and I wanted to stop by and invite you to join a linky party that is hosted by several other bloggers and myself every week. It is called Tips & Tricks Tuesday, but it just went live last night, so there is plenty of time to join in. It would be an honor to have you link up. I hope you can join us. Oh, and every link is pinned! Fun stuff! Hope to see you there!


  10. OOOOOH my gosh I used to make Christmas napkin rings like that!!!! I have no idea what happened to ours but my grandmother had a ceramic shop and I made TONS of ceramics. Thank you so much for filling my heart with a cherished, forgotten memory. Your tablescape is just beautiful.

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