Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

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I'm joining in on Susan's Tablescape Tuesday today. Please go visit Susan's blog "Between Naps on the Porch" to see more beautiful table settings!
I added some additional bling to my centerpiece. The glittery starfish came from the sisters at "Tales of an O,C. Cottage". I just wish it photographed better....this starfish has some serious sparkle going on. I'm going to glitter some more shells because I love this one so much! I also added some faux snow (of the plastic variety) to the silver tray.

I added a rhinestone belt that belonged to my mom to my centerpiece (see it looped through the top handle?). I remember her wearing this belt for a New Years party they had. I also added a pearl necklace. I know that adding a belt to a centerpiece sounds so strange but I believe in using things you already have in creative ways!

I tied a little ornament to the wine glass...

Finished it off with a gift...



62 comments:

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh Cindy, That is so stunning!

You did a beautiful job! I adore the jewels added too, its so creative and adds to that fabulous glitter look :)

I love the glass tied with an ornament also, its the little touches that make the quests happy! I'll take a glass of wine while your at it too :)

what a beautiful post , as always!

Happy Holidays, ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Essemia said...

It looks just awesome. Who wouldn't like to sit down and have a meal there?
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Carolyn said...

Everything looks so elegant!
Carolyn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful tablescape, Cindy!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

Arleen said...

Cindy, your table is always beautiful, but it is especially stunning now that you've added Christmas decor to it. Breath-taking, truly. You have such talent. What an inspiration you are. ~Arleen

Anonymous said...

Your tablescape is so beautiful, Cindy! You have ALL the great ideas! I hadn't noticed the greenery on your lovely chandelier before, it's really pretty! I also LOVE the tiny ornament on the wine glass and the glittery starfish, and, and, and...
They just showed a Christmas Decorating Special on HGTV using viewers' ideas ~ you should definitely submit your lovely Christmas home!

Karin

Mary said...

What guest would not be thrilled to sit at such a table? It would be like sitting in the middle of a fairy tale! Beautiful!
xoxo,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, the belt and the pearls are the perfect addition ~ I wouldn't have known it was a belt unless you mentioned it ~ and I really admire your ability to use things for other purposes than what they were intended for.

Karin

laurie said...

Beautiful, as is everything you do. I love the belt in the centerpiece. I have a rhinestone belt of my mother's too! Now, I'm looking for a place to use it for Christmas decor. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, and those pretty, sparkly eggs in the bird's nest are wonderful. laurie

belle-blanc said...

That is really a glorious Table setting! Love it... although I prefere the bit more rustique and humble french country-style settings with non-bleached linnen table-cloth, cream ware and old silver cutlery... but sometimes all that glitters is a must! Holiday-Greetings from Germany, Mira!

Esther Sunday said...

Sweet! As usual...

Terri and Bob said...

Absolutely stunning. I would be so interested in the table if I were your guest... I would feel very special indeed!

Glenda said...

Oh so pretty, Oh so pretty and witty and fine......

Ok, I'll stop singing. Everything looks very pretty.

Ciao

My home is my Castle - by Kari said...

It`s beautiful :)
I love it ...

Hugs, Kari from Norway

marty39 said...

Simply stunning. I love the pearls and rhinestones. All the glitter and shine next to the cream is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Marty

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love how the simple changes makes your apt go from one season to the next with such ease.

It's because your place is filled with such beauty that even the little touches makes it shine it even more.

Very nice!

Hugs,
Joanne

ann said...

AS USUAL,IT'S FABULOUS.I LOVE THE GOLD AND WHITE.AND THE BELT...ANN

Happy To Be said...

Very pretty cindy as everything you do girl!!! I love using what you already have..great job..hugs and smiles Gloria

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Done to perfection..A feast for the eye....

Lady of the Mote said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Bo said...

Hi Cindy...This tablescape is so elegant...I love to see them like this...I just can't make them like this! I hope you'll post this on RMS and if you do, let us know!
;-) Bo

Tracy said...

It looks fabulous! Very well done, Cindy. :)

salmagundi said...

How stunning that rhinestone belt must have looked on a black dress!! Yummy. The whole centerpiece is great with a memory attached!!! Sally

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cindy,
Again, you've done it! What a stunning table! Who would have thought to put sparklies on star fish? Beautiful! Love your Christmas decor too.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sara at On Simplicity said...

Holy cow, this is gorgeous! I'm also in love with the idea of using what you already have. It forces you to be creative and it also adds layers of memories and meaning to everything you create, like with your mother's New Year's belt.

Wow. I'm blown away and inspired to be a little *less* simple next time I have a gathering!

Gollum said...

This is stunning. Nothing is more elegant than an all white tablesetting. It's elegant. But it's the details that astound me. Woman, you have such talent! I love the ingenious way you used the belt. Thank you so much for your kind words on my strawberries. I have been digging in the attic for more dishes. LOL I wanted to ask if you centerpiece consists of tiered cake plates?
((Hugs))
Gollum/Mlee

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
I read your blog all most every day...love your decorating ideas. The table is stunning...every detail from the little ornaments on the wine glasses, the pearls and the wonderful dishes! By the way, where did you get those nice white dishes? I have been looking for a nice set!!
Happy Holidays,
Jennifer

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Anonymous: Thanks! I got the dishes at Macy's about 16 years ago.

Liz said...

It's always something pretty with you! Honestly! : )

I love the little nest and the napkins are beautiful!

Such a pretty table!

~Liz

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Cindy, I think this is my favorite thing of yours. Also when you have seashells in it! I just love this piece of yours. I wanted to tell you that whatever you did, your blog loaded MUCH faster and it didn't crash. So you fixed the problem, I guess. That's fast service. And I believe I've fixed my email dilemma.
Brenda

Myrna said...

Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by--yeah, paper plates--I think I'm on to something!! ;-)
Your tablescape is amazing! Ever so elegant with glam and panache!!
I love all the silver and white and sparkle--you've given me ideas to do for New Year's!!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful! Of course!

Elizabeth G. said...

Wonderful, wonderful. You have a great eye for beautiful and creative detail. I love it.

If you enjoy uplifting Christmas stories, I'm posting different ones on my blog all month. So, far, counting today's, there are four.

Stop by when you have time and enjoy!

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Bambi said...

Cindy~Your table looks just beautiful. The belt and pearls were a wonderful idea! And I love the small ornament on the wine glasses. Would be fun to have different colored ones to identify your guests individual glasses at a party!

Ginger said...

Your tablescape turned out gorgeous, Cindy. It just proves you don't have to use green and red for Christmas to make something beautiful.
I love the little ornament you tied on the wine glass and it looks like embroidery on the napkins inside the glass? So pretty.
I can just picture my hubby and I sitting down to dinner at your table and within 2 minutes he would slop something....lol.
Ginger

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Cindy,your tablescape is elegant. I hope that your daughter had a wonderful 16th birthday. How exciting..I am so new to blogging thank you so much for stopping by
magnolia memories 08 I don't have alot of followers,so each and everyone that stops really excits me. One day I hope I do something creative enough for a blogging award. Congratulations on your tiara. Can't wait for next week.

ksarra said...

Cindy, it's those little, personal touches that set your style apart. Anybody could add sparkle to an arrangement, but how special to have memories of your Mom wearing the belt. LOVE IT

Becky said...

Your silver and white is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

KarenB said...

I think the belt and necklace addition are PERFECT!

ellen b said...

Cindy, Your table and your room are just so lovely and romantic. I really enjoyed feasting my eyes here!! What great ideas you've given me....

Diane said...

Cindy, It's so beautiful! I love reusing Mom's jewelry like this. ☺ Diane

Tara said...

Cindy

What a great table! You surround yourself with beauty daily and really celebrate home, you know how to live!

Patty said...

Does anyone actually LIVE in your home? It's always so perfect.

Tracey McBride said...

Oh Cindy...It looks like a fairy tale...your pictures/vignettes are what I like to call "visual poetry"!

Also, I hope you don't mind but I TAGGED YOU FOR SIX RANDOM THINGS ...on our blog...whenever you have some time.

Warmly,
Tracey

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cindy...this is just beautiful! I drool over that lovely centerpiece every time I see it. If I ever find one...I'm buying it in a heartbeat. Love all the special touches, including the belt throught the top! The chandelier is soooo pretty...love the greenery on the china cabinet, too! Your blog is always a visual delight! Susan

BRAT girl said...

Definitely stunning and elegant. It's so beautiful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty. After seeing all the beautiful tablescapes , I think I need to redo mine.

Rose said...

Oh Cindy that is sooooo pretty!!!! I just love it! GREAT JOB!

Younghee-jin said...

Wonderful! My Aunt and my grandmother is going to love this. Well I love it too. Very Aesthetic!

Shelia said...

So beautiful, Cindy! Magazine perfect!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

imjacobsmom said...

Okay, I think this is my favorite table of the night. It is just plain gorgeous! I just love all the touches. ~ Robyn

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Cindy...As usual simply gorgeous! It is truly a wonderland. I wish my table could look as beautiful.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Cindy...everything looks lovely, as usual. I know it's been a while since I popped in...I am trying to catch up with Friends...
Blessings,
Robin

mishebe said...

very lovely. great idea with the belt.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I don't think it's strange to add a sparkly belt to a tablescape...I love to multi-purpose stuff for tablescapes.

Your table is stunning! I'm a frequent but silent visitor to your blog so allow me to introduce myslef...I'm Cami....nice to meet you. I'm so glad to see you join in Tablescape Tuesdays!

tam said...

Cindy it is all so glittery gorgeous-I love it!
~Smiles~Tam

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Cindy, you have out-done yourself!
There are so many wonderful little touches everywhere - such amazing attention to detail. I must say that I am in love with those glittery starfish. Who would have thought?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My bed has a garland too!

White Iris Designs said...

Simply Gorgeous!! Love the tone on tone coloring. You have a beautiful home!
First time to your blog, I enjoyed it very much!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Cindy! What a stunning setting! The tone on tone look is so lush!

Bid TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Glenda said...

Your triple tiered centerpiece flanked by your delightful candles is very pleasing to the eye. I really like the runner the tray is resting on.
Your nearby tree adds the perfect ambiance. Wishing for you and yours a marvelous Holiday Season.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I found your blog and have been reading and looking at your pictures. I love the color of your dining room! Would you mind telling me the color and brand of paint you used? Thanks so much. My email is chelojelo at yahoo dot com.