Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday and A Partridge on a Pear Table?

My second table scape Tuesday, and literally my second table scape ever!; which is hosted by Susan over here
I am honored to be part of this fun activity considering all the experts out there but I am truly enjoying trying all the different things;)

This is my ode to the famous Christmas song "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" except my version is "A Partridge on my Pear Table" (winks;) Aren't these little birds precious!! Only $3 each on sale at the local fabric store!!(woohoo)! The glittering pears from TJ Maxx as well as the candle holders I lusted after (Lynne) it's the bling that kept calling my name ( psst French buy us!!) so after the fourth visit I broke down and bought them! The white tablecloth has little silver snowflakes!!





I only set the table for four this time, colors are silver, white, black and a hint of purple and gold...weird combination yet I think it works;)



The small plates are part of a full set I received from my mother-in-law because she said I would appreciate them (who knew) wait it gets better!



Here are the candle holders I lusted after;) I don't know why...... they just looked so different then what I would usually buy and I immediately thought of the color scheme to use it with!



It's odd seeing silver with all the gold in my room but it's a definite contrast!




Look at the back of the small plates! I actually have a full setting of 4 (minus one teacup that got broken) sigh~~~~


Here's my surprise!!! I totally forgot my mother-in-law had given these to me!!! They were well hidden up in that cabinet you know the one you never go into! And to my surprise.... See how the light makes the colors in the plate look gold? They really are silver except in different light they can look gold too they work with both colors (how great is that!)


Look at the back!!!! I immediately screamed like a sissy girl (lol Picket!) I had no idea, so of course I had to look them up online to find out if I could get more of the set because all I have is 8 dinner plates and I can get them! The pattern is Wild Oats.....(kind of suitable for me;)






So here's my second table scape and many many thanks to all you ladies that have inspired me to try this and continue playing with different ideas!!
These are all the dishes I have except for the ones we use every day which I may do a simple every day table scape with just for fun!





Have a wonderful tour during the Table scape Tuesday and keep the ideas coming;)
Hugs and Happy Holidays!!
Lisa and Gordon
Samantha and Jacob
Tally too;)
xoxoxox



47 comments:

Gollum said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love your candleholders, and those partridges!! I would have done the sissy girl scream, too, if I'd found a Wedgwood anything. Ooooo, child, Ebay is calling....

I love the colors--so elegant!
I don't think tablescaping is about quantity, but about creativity--and your cup runneth over, Madame French. You will have so much fun with placemats, napkins, napkin rings and little figural pieces to interweave with your freaking unbelievable Wedgwood.
Hugs,
Gollum

ceekay said...

Beautiful. I love the colors. Merry Christmas!

onlymehere said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Love the color contrasts and the bling! I must admit Lynne has inspired me too with her bling. Merry Christmas to you too!

Shelia said...

Oh, Frenchiness! This is so beautiful and elegant! You have done a beautiful job on your tablescape! What a treasure those dishes are.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

profenretraite said...

Ohhh! Mme French! Hard to believe this is only your second tablescape! It is beautiful! Wow...I think your colors are wonderful! And I loved the candleholders. Félicitations! Et Joyeux Noel à vous et à votre famille!...Debbie

Deb said...

Hi Lisa! Just lovely! You did yourself good with those candle sticks, so elegant! Doesn't it just make you want to have a dinner party? Deb

Mama said...

You did it again Ma'dame French, your table looks gorgeous and so elegant, I love the pears and your stemware and candle holders. OMGosh you found Wedgewood!! what a wonderful MIL you have, (what a beautiful set too) Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas my friend, big hugs, Kathy.

Kristens Creations said...

This is beautiful! I love your theme, how creative. The silver just sparkles! Merry Christmas, Kristen

mishebe said...

very nice. Very classy. My 2 tablescape too. mishelle

Bo said...

Morning Lisa...oh baby, these colors work & work beautifully! I adore those pears and you know I'm loving your china...you do have the knack for tablescaping! Wishing you & your sweet family a very Merry Christmas! ♥ Bo

Sue said...

Beautiful tablescape French!! The candlesticks are fabulous, as are the dishes, oh the whole darn thing is fabulous!! looks like you should be serving a wondeful primerib on those dishes! Have a wonderful Merry Christmas with your loved ones! xo Sue

bj said...

OMGoodness...your table is just stunning and I am forever in love with all those fabulous dishes. I am so used to dishes from Goodwill and Target that I really love seeing the really REAL ones...Thanks so much for showing these to us...
MERRY CHRISTMAS...bj

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl.. I don't know that I can say it any better than Gollum did.. This is absolutely "gorgeous".. When you find "bling" you find "bling" and put it together beautifully...I am "gushing" over those candlesticks...WOW !! they stole my heart.. your stemware is amazing.. your plates are treasures.. girl.. I could go on and on...wonder what hubby said about all your bling...
From our home to yours,
Merry Christmas..
hugs ~lynne~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love gold and silver together! And aren't you blessed that your MIL was so generous with those plates! Such a lovely setting, and it's so obvious that you had a great time with it! Good job! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Wowza french! That is just stunning! Love it. So, now...do you keep it up until Christmas?

Have a wonderfully Merry and delightful Christmas dear friend!

Ma'dame French said...

No I don't keep it up until Christmas because we have a Xmas eve drop in so the table has to be taken down and re-done for that, then a different one for Christmas day and New Year's eve dinners;) This one I think I will use for New Years! Thanks for all the wonderful comments;0) Hugs French;)
PS Holidays are the only time that dining room gets used (lol) so I have to have fun with it while I can!

laurie said...

So elegant and beautiful. Love those sparly pears and those birds are great! Have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Helen said...

Ms. French ... you have created lovely, just lovely tablescapes! I think my favorite elements are the candlestick holders. Perfect!

squawmama said...

Well well well my sweet girlfriend... Your second one is so elegant and I think Tablescape Tuesday was meant for you... I loved your table and all the accents you put with it... It right away brought to mind the song Silver & Gold... You did an excellent job... I am so impressed with all the tablescapes you ladies and gentlemen put together... Alost makes me want a house... Key word there ALMOST... LOL LOL Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Justine said...

French, it's like you were born to do tablescapes! This is just too gorgeous for words. I love all that shiny sparkly stuff! Looks beautiful woman.

Justine :o )

Liz said...

Your table is so pretty! I love it when I get dishes from my MIL, or anybody really, just because they know I will appreciate them. : )

~Liz

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You're a natural!

Those Wedgewood plates are awesome & they'll be very versatile so you can use them in lots of tablescapes. ;o)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Madame French,

This is gorgeous!
Your new candleholders are awesome! Great touch with the pearls too.
~Beautiful tablecsape.

Have a wonderful and blessed Holiday.
~Melissa :)

Happy To Be said...

Oh French Fry this is just beautiful girl!! you are a natural to do this ..I love those candle sticks and they would have SCREAMED my name for sure..when you do Bling you do Bling..just wonderful..hope you have a safe and blessed Christmas dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Susan said...

very pretty...and elegant!
Have a Merry Christmas

Kathleen Ellis said...

Simply elegant! Love the silver and gold and those beautiful dishes!
Merry Christmas!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

OOOOhhh Lisa I love your table! I expected nothing less and I am just in awe! You have some beatuiful pieces and you put them together really well!

Myrna said...

OOooooh! I love all the glitz and glam of your tablescape! Just stunning!!
Christmas Blessings to you!!

Linda said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing. I am enjoying all these beautiful tables.
Linda

Envoy-ette said...

Very elegant! What a nice surprise with the Wedgewood!
(isn't it fun the night before to get your table ready?! LOL)

SchmeckyGirl said...

Oooh it's perfect! I love your candlestick holders and the larger pillar holder too.

The birds and pears too! What a great gift. I'm sure she'd appreciate seeing the plates in your tablescape. Good job.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous tablescape!

Merry Christmas!

White Iris Designs said...

Wonderful!! Love your candle sticks & the beaded pears!
Merry Christmas!

nikkicrumpet said...

Very posh and elegant. I love the addition of the pearls. It looks all sparkly and romantic!

Chari said...

Ho...Ho...Ho...& Merry Christmas!

Hi Lisa,

It's always such a pleasure to have you stop by my place...glad you liked my "Old World Santas"...HoHo!!!

Ohhh my goodness gracious, Girlfriend...what a magnificent Christmas tablescape!!! There's nothing classier or more elegant than white and silver!!! That china is gorgeous and I have to tell you, I'm really "eyeing" those fabulous candleholders!!! Oooohhhh!!! It's all stunning...absolutely stunning!!!

Well my friend, I'm sending all my very best Christmas wishes your way and I pray that the Lord bless you & yours in the coming New Year with all that you need!!!

Love ya,
Chari

ann said...

YOUR 2ND.WOW.YOU'RE A NATURAL.THIS IS GORGEOUS.I LOVE THE GLITTER I=ON THE PINE CONES AND THE PEARLS ON THE TABLE.NO WONDER YOU LUSTED AFTER THOSE CANDLE STICKS.THEY'RE AWESOME....ANN

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi French, Your tablescape is so elegant and beautiful! Love the candleholders!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

salmagundi said...

Oh! I think you are beginning to get hooked on dishes. I see many more for you in the future. Today's tablescape is so elegant and beautiful! Merry Christmas to All! Sally

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty tablescape! If I had decent settings I would join in the FUN!
ENJOY the Holiday!
Fifi

Lana G! said...

Oh so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Love all the details!

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

French...your table is just beautiful! I love the colors you've combined...it's sooo elegant. Are you sure this isn't your 100th tablescape...'cause you are looking like a pro! And Wedgwood china...what a treasure you had tucked away! :-) Everything is just perfect...I can see why the candle holders kept calling your name...they are soooo perfect for this sophisticated tablescape! :-) Susan

Anonymous said...

This table is so beautiful... your family will be so proud of you. Love the birds! :-) SherylCanadianGirl

Elizabeth said...

I love the simple elegance of your table, and the bling, of course! I definitely lust for those candleholders, also. They are very Baroque/Renaissance to me.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Tootsie said...

this is wonderful Frenchie!!! that sissy girl squeal is getting around lately hey?
How are you? I hope you are well....you are very special to me lady...and I am here wishing you a very merry christmas!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

***This turned out to be just beautiful & delightful, FF, with just enough "BLING" to make guests "SING"!!! (Love it~~~ you LOOK like a PRO, kiddO)!!! Wishing you, & all those you love n' hold dear, a VERRRRY Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! Warmest hugs old friend, Linda

niartist said...

Ok, so I meant to comment on this yesterday but then my computer went all haywire! This is GORGEOUS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those pears - but for a reason I can't share, because I don't want to give away my secret. :) Beautiful French, just spectacular!

Lady Katherine said...

Every thing is so pretty! Isn't funny how we find things we were given and they are so great now! I love the wedgewood, reminds me of a pattern Mother had when I was a little girl! Maybe her mother-in-law gave it to her. lol Long gone now. But you are lucky! You have it and had a wonderful scream, I think I heard it all the way here, no that was my new speakers! lol

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