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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I have been dreaming of a white Christmas tablescape, but the reality never looks as fabulous as it did in my dreams.  Cuisine Kathleen is hosting a White Tablescape Party, and I wanted to come to the..
But tablescaping in white is not my forte’.  We are having guests for dinner Thursday night prior to going to a party at a friend’s home.  Because of Kathleen’s white tablescaping party in Blogville, we will have our dinner on a white tablescape in my home. 
I don’t have much to say about this tablescape, except to tell you that the table covering is supposed to be wrinkled (that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!)  I wanted something kind of sparkly, so I overlapped three of those inexpensive white glittery Christmas tree skirts to cover the table.
full tbl
plate edges
npkn rng
swirly pic
with tree
I’m linking to the White Christmas “partay” at Cuisine Kathleen.  If Kathleen wasn’t such a sweetheart, I would not have posted my white tablescape, because it REALLY looked much better in my dreams!  Head on over to sweet Kathleen’s to get the links to see some beautiful white tablescapes.
I’m also linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  Go see our gracious tablescape hostess, Susan, to see some fab tables.

I hope you’ll come back to link up with me for Favorite Things Saturday.  There will be some kind of linky here on Friday evening (I’m going to have to investigate the linky thing, because the one I’ve been using is going to start charging for thumbnail pictures.  Does anybody have any suggestions about what I should try next?)
Thank you for stopping by to see me.  laurie


Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Laurie! I've been missing you! So good to stop by and see what you are up to. You are way too hard on yourself as your white tablescape is very dreamy! Truly it is. I love that you have used the mirrors and mercury glass and silver sparkleys to truly make it a lovely table. I'm sure your guests felt like they were in a winter wonderland.

Stay warm,


Sarah said...

Laurie, it looks beautiful to me! Your layers of silver and mirrors with the mercury glass is stunning. And the tree glistening in the background is the icing on the cake. Enjoy your dinner party. I know your guests will feel special dining at this table. ~ Sarah

Unknown said...

Laurie...I love this table and your wrinkles are gorgeous...talking strictly tablecloth, lol :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!

Carol said...

So festive and so pretty! Beautiful table!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's gorgeous Laurie! It sparkles and shines! I love the candlesticks on the mirror and all of your pretties!
Your guests are going to oooh and aaahh!

Marigene said...

Laurie, your forte may not be white, but your table is beautiful. I love the vase in your centerpiece, gorgeous! Your lit tree is the perfect backdrop for this table.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table, Laurie! I love the mirrors that you use with your candles. They make everything sparkle! And your dishes are gorgeous! How pretty!

Happy Holidays, my friend!


Sonny G said...

I think your white scape is just as pretty as can be... My hubs was sitting close by when I opened your blog and went GAGA over your snowman banner.. He ADORES snowmen and wanted me to ask where he might find those..
OH OH I bought some of those silver trays and doilies:) so i hope you wont think I'm being a copy cat when I use them.. LOVE that look..

Who wouldnt have a Happy Holiday is your, Oh SO festive home.. I know I would...

Holiday Hugs'

DogsMom said...

Although I don't like cold (maybe because it is below zero here this morning) I adore the snowmen too.
Its driving me crazy, what are they really saying? I see partA so it's not just party or party on. Is it partake? or partah? partay?

Your tablescape is glorious in its white beauty.

Tricia said...

Laurie, I don't think you need to apologize for this table! How clever to use tree skirts -- great idea! Is that your Moonspun plate in one of the closeups? I love the use of mirrors to magnify all the sparkly silver!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your guests will enjoy sitting at such a pretty table. I would have never thought to use tree skirts, and it works.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Laurie girl this is beautiful love all the silver pieces...WOW!! I really don't know how you do all of this and sleep with the Boss...ha ha!!
Hope your having a GREAT week my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a beautiful tablescape! Everything looks so classy. Great job :)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Laurie,
I think, your guests will love this very festive table. The crinkled tablecloth look just as a snow blanket. Very nice and clever idea to use this Christmas tree skirts.
Wish you a Merry Christmas.
Greetings, Johanna

Sonny G said...

Well I am so glad I came back to answer you.. HOW did I miss those gorgeous candlesticks and napkins rings the first time.. wowzers Girl , those are beauties.. You always have the best stuff:) I'm jealous lol..
anywhooooooo, no sweetie- I didnt get an email from you.. I'll try writing you one so all you'll have to do is hit reply...

Holiday Huggies and if those napkin rings come up missin you'll know who snuck in and swiped them.. muhahahahaha

Cass @ That Old House said...

well, yes, Laurie -- Kathleen IS a sweetheart... but your table is charming. I love the tree skirts ... they must look great from the side, as if you have a scalloped cloth on the table.
It's beautiful! No need at ALL to make any excuses ... it fully lives up to anyone's dreams.
Merry Christmas!

Marsha said...

Your table is so pretty - anything that sparkles is gorgeous in my opinion :) I especially love the last shot all lit up with the tree in the background - stunning!

Lynn said...

Looks very festive Laurie! Lovin' the sparkle-enjoy:@)

Kathleen said...

Laurie, I think your guests will love yoour table, I do! It sparkles, and is very elegant! Love the china too!
Thanks so much for making time to join in! Next year I will have a crumpled wrapping paper party, our gkids ca help! :)
Have a wonderful dinner party!

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Laurie - I happen to think your tablescape is 'dreamy'. sparkling, elegant - beautiful!

Debbie said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea for using those tree skirts! I wish that I had thought of that for my snowman table. It would have been perfect.

Writing it down for next year.

I think the whole table looks fantastic. It would be great right on through to the new year. It's so sparkly and festive.

Anonymous said...

So pretty Laurie!!

vignette design said...

I think your white tablescape is fantastic Laurie! So very elegant and sparkly!
xo Delores
BTW, Your header takes my breath away! Really!

Marlis said...

I loved the bunched up look of the tablecovers!!! really. it just adds to the winter feel of the table. Your table is wonderful.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is a beautiful table. The skirts worked out well. Have a great party.

Carey said...

Your table is gorgeous! It just sparkles. The tree is beautiful. The centerpiece is so unique and perfect. Happy Holidays,

Decor To Adore said...

Hello dear friend~ Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

And what is this I see? Two trees! I have been so busy with school I have done NO decorating. :)
Can I borrow you?

Seasons greetings to you and yours.

Salmagundi said...

I think your white table is beautiful. You always do wonderful tables - I'm amazed at your prop closet. I remember that you showed it to us once - I was truly envious. Enjoy the coming week - it is a glorious time. Sally

lvroftiques said...

You silly silly! That's a beautiful partay setting!! How'd it go? I bet your guests were thrilled to pieces!
And Laurie I noticed we have the same red/gold striped silk curtains. Can I ask where you found yours? I need to buy one more set of them and can't fine em anywhere.
And about that thumbnail thing.....that sucks! How much do they want to charge for that now? I'm all ready for the next favorite things Saturday....and I'm still not posting Christmas....Sorry! Vanna

Terri said...

Oooooooohhhhh! Sparkly!

I like it!

Anonymous said...

Very glamorous, my dear. All the silver touches are delightful. What is really important though is having people gather round the table. Happy holidays.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hi Laurie, this is less than usual? Wow, you sure do have extensive collections. I bet children love your house. It's like going to Santa's house. Love all your decorations and still loving those two trees.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your sparkling glittery icy winter white table. The silver and white look so pretty together -- a true winter wonderland!

Entertaining Women said...

This is quite a sophisticated have a good eye for design, and you did a wonderful job on this table. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Elisabeth said...

I think this looks beautiful. You didn't miss any details.


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Hi Laurie,

It all looks beautiful and festive! I especially like the little Putz houses.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!