White Christmas

This year,  in my little corner of the world, we had a white Christmas.  It’s been a few years.  So I thought it would be appropriate to name my Christmas table after the beauty of the winter wonderland in which we celebrated.  I had already decided on a white/silver table theme this year.  It was exciting that the outside weather cooperated with my theme.  😉  This table would also be a great Winter tablescape.  To simply remove the holly would allow it to be a Winter Wonderland table.  So perfect to gather around with family and friends during these winter months.

This table was set for 10.  The extra chairs hadn’t been placed at the fourth setting on the sides yet.  However, I only have 8 silver chargers.  I always say, the statement “I don’t have enough of <insert specific table item> isn’t valid.  I’m always mixing and matching things.  So on each end place setting, I used a larger than normal white plate as a charger.  It really was just that easy.

Tip:  Take a little peek under my Christmas tree.  It’s a bit hard to see, but I was looking for something to use as a tree skirt under the dining room tree this year.  I came up with the idea to use my plaid Pottery Barn table runner that I used on my Christmas table 2012.

Please note the bit of tarnish on the silver napkin rings.  I love the current decor fad…tarnished silver!  I love it so much that I’m openly confessing to you all that absolutely none of the silver on this tablescape (napkin rings, cutlery, centrepiece tray) were cleaned for Christmas!!  Woohoo!

I love these sweet little S & P decorations I made this fall.  This is how I made them.

The new bleached Christmas trees worked so well on my white table.  They are so very easy to bleach.  Read here how.

My table runner this year was much cheaper than the Pottery Barn one from last year.  😉  It is simply tea dyed, photo copied Christmas Carols that my sister used as placemats in a tablescape last Christmas.  See it here!  I placed 3 placemats in a row forming a runner down the centre of my table.

Each year, just prior to Christmas, my mother and I take holly to Dad’s grave.  We have to walk up a hill to the spot, and this year it got snowy and icy just when we would have gone.  So I kept the holly in the fridge, and the memories of Dad were a wonderful splash of colour on our table!

You have seen this stemware several times before.  It is beautiful Nova Scotia Crystal.  Each and every piece is mouth blown and hand cut right in my own “backyard”.

For me, one of the most exciting ways to express my creativity is to repurpose items in other ways.  This chenille bedspread makes a truly wonderful tablecloth.  You have seen it once before HERE.


My dear friends, I wish you all very Happy, Healthy, Blessed 2014!  Enjoy this winter season…Spring will come again.



Thank you Nicole Payzant Photography for the gorgeous pics!!:)

January 14, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Holly - So pretty Tanya. I love the bedspread as your tablecloth and the pretty silver tray and candlesticks. I enjoyed our white Christmas.

January 14, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Pamela Gordon - Tanya, your Christmas table is really beautiful. I love the layers of white on the old chenille bedspread. Great idea! I also love the centrepiece of candles on the silver tray and the fresh holly. I remember my mother used to buy fresh holly for the table at Christmas. The photocopied sheet music for a table runner is really sweet. Very nicely done Tanya! Blessings, Pam

January 15, 2014 - 12:44 am

Sheila Zeller - So beautiful! I love all of it, everything!!! Your mouth blown/hand cut crystal is AMAZING, and you know what? I have the same napkin rings, and quite possibly with a very similar ‘patina’! 😉

January 15, 2014 - 10:44 am

Inspire Me Heather - What a beautiful table setting! I love those plates and the little tree S&P shakers – adorable!!

January 15, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Heather - Gorgeous table! I always feel I fall short in the table decoration category – yours gives me something to shoot for!

January 16, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Margo - Stunning Tanya! I love it all, the salt and pepper shakers are adorable!

January 18, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Tia - So pretty! 2013 was my first year to host thanksgiving! and I loved setting the table! It was by a fun place to set a mood :) your Christmas table is so inviting!!

January 19, 2014 - 2:16 am

Dani @ lifeovereasy - Lovely table! The white looks beautiful and I love the little touches like the mini trees and salt shaker decorations. Using a bedspread is genius!

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