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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday's Table

My sister-in-law arrived from Florida on Saturday to spend the holidays in the froze tundra with us.  This was the table I set for us for Sunday dinner.  Not a complicated table but I wanted to use the new cardinal plates that my friend Sheila had given me this holiday season.  It's pretty simple but I thought I would share this little entry during this one of the busiest weeks of the year.

These beautiful Cardinal plates sit atop my everyday creamy white dinner plates which in turn sits on a grapevine wreath.  The flatware is my favorite pattern from Pottery Barn Maxfield Hotel.

For the centerpiece I used an amaryllis and paperwhite that I placed in paint buckets and covered with a little spanish moss.  Couldn't be more simple.

Silver belles on each chair were from the dollar store, I was planning to place them in pine branches but time......ya know????

So this is my little Sunday evening table.

Merry Christmas Everyone

I'm going Marty today for Tabletop Tuesday
Susan at Tablescape Thursday


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, I love your sweet cardinal plates and how clever to sit it all upon a grapevine wreath :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Love the grapevine wreath idea, and it's just perfect with the cardinal plates. Such a beautiful tablescape.

Paula said...

Love the Cardinal plates! Wasn't Sheila a sweetie to give those to you?? I also love your Amaryllis and Paperwhites. I didn't get to either of those this year. It's nice to have something blooming in the dead of winter.

Cathy said...

Char, your table looks fabulous. I especially love the plates.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely tablescape. Love your beautiful dishes and your centerpiece is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT and I wish you a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, this is simple but lovely. Those plates are fabulous! How nice of Sheila! :)

I love the idea of using the grapevine wreath as a charger of sort.

Great table for this busy time of year.


Cass @ That Old House said...

Those cardinal plates are lovely -- they would look just perfect in my red dining room. ;-)

Love the wreaths underneath them -- the perfect rustic touch!

Kely J/Hunters Hill said...

Char that table looks so GREAT I love the dishes !! :-)

Shirley said...

The plates are wonderful and I knew I'd love the tablescape from the thumbnail!! How clever, with the twig wreath.

Marlis said...

Thank you for dropping in.. I love your plates!!! They are so wonderful. I love the grapevine wreaths too. Merry Christmas.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Christmas Tablescapes with your Red Cardinal Plates just Beautiful ~~~ I hope you have a Merry Christmas with your family~~and friends ~~~

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Very pretty! I love the cardinal!!

we three dogs and me said...

Love the cardinal plates. We don't see many here up north. Their color is so Christmas. Love the idea of the grapevine. I actually bought my daughter a ceramic cardinal for her mantle.

Donnie said...

What a beautiful table you have made. I loved all your pieces especially the silver bells. Have a Merry Christmas.

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely table! Those plates are so perfect for this time of year! We have cardinals in our backyard and they are such a treat to view year round. Thank you for this inspiring post. . .Merry Christmas!

Entertaining Women said...

Totally delightful...I love Cardinals! I'm sure that your sister-in-law felt very special and honored. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay