Thursday, November 29, 2007

Friday Feature-Christmas Tablescapes

I am so excited to come to my 50th post. And just want to say that I love blogland and all of the great creative people I have met.

This week's feature is one of my favorites, Tablescapes! I have talked before about how I like to use hat boxes under the second layer of fabric to lift the platters off the table. Once the serving pieces are placed, the fun begins!

For this one, I used lots of berry and pinecone rings and pics to add some interest.

Choose a dramatic centerpiece for your table.

And fill in with fresh greenery (sprayed with glitter of course) from your yard if possible.

Try to use some color coordinated platters and bowls too.
You can use something different, like these mini urns for your utensils.

This bowl is more interesting on a pedestal with a pinecone berry ring.

Now I have taken the same tablescape, left all of the shades of white and changed from burgandies, greens and gold to pinks and silver. Which do you prefer?

The dessert station.

What's nice too, is that any of these ideas can be used on a much smaller scale, like just for a cocktail party or dessert station.

So if your dinner is going to be a sit down, here are some simpler centerpiece ideas.

White roses with fresh canberries in a trifle bowl. Love this one! Looks perfect with just a few candles on the table.

A low lying arrangement like this one allows you to see your guests accross the table.

And finally, some staggered candles and mini trees make a very pretty table.

Please send me an email if you need any ideas for creating your own tablescape.


dd said...

My goodness you are talented, Dawn! I will be looking at your pictures in great detail, taking it all in! I too love doing tablescapes. They are time consuming and I'm picky, but they just bring me such pleasure as I am creating them.

Your blog is great and so is the giveaway!!

Victoria said...

I love, love, love your tablescape ideas. They would be adaptable to so many different seasons, holidays, styles, etc.

Scrappy Jessi said...

just darling!!!
look out martha
move ove sndra"semi homemade"
there a new girl in town!!!
great job!
Happy 50th!
Jessi Nagy

Julie said...

I just found your blog and would love to be entered into your contest! Your tablescape is beautiful. I have a thing for a really beautiful table.

Sherry said...

Dawn, you always do the most beautiful tablescapes and the white roses with the cranberries is fresh, elegant, simple and yet "country" at the same time. Gorgeous!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Dawn, your photos and ideas are just beautiful!!
Congratulations on your 50th post!
I am also having a giveaway, please stop by my blog to check it out!

Our Prim Nest said...

Love your decor...its just beautiful, just recently found your blog. Please enter me in your giveway. ~~~Kim

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

Absolutely fabulous! Can you come to my house and decorate for christmas!! tee hee :) I would be giddy to win your drawing! Happy 50th post!
Warmest Blessings,

Dianne said...

Oh Dawn, you know I am your biggest fan now don't you? Your tablescapes are heavenly! I can't wait to recreate the one you did for me for my cookie swap, you're the sweetest and I thank you so much for your help!! And I'd LOVE to win in your drawing too! That would be super sweet!
Dianne - Mama's Pocketbook

Sadie Olive said...

Just beautiful! Happy 50th post! Congratulations!

Yvette said...

Happy 50th! Your tablescapes are fantastic and your blog is such a joy to read! Thank you for the wonderful ideas that you share with us!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway (I've got one going on on my blog-check it out!)!


Whimsy Pink said...

You are such a good decorator dawn!! Can you come to my house?!:)

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Dawn! Your tablescapes are just lovely and I want to be invited to your next dinner party. Just thought I would add that I have done this idea, but I substituted my cooking pots of different heights under the cloth since I don't have that many hat boxes! Thanks for letting us browse your talent and I love the white w/the pink accents!! Angie

Amy @ The Cottage Gate said...


Wow!!your table scapes are just absolutely beautiful, with such an attention to detail!! Thanks for sharing all your lovelies and I loooove your giveaway items.


Casana said...

Gorgeous Arrangements....

Dawn, I received my order yesterday, and your arrangements, if possible, are even more attractive in hand than they look on the site. However, every picture for your listings is a great representation of the actual item. As for your blog page, there are soo many ideas, I can't wait to start decorating! Good Luck to all with the giveaway!

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

I really love the roses & cranberries centerpiece Dawn! Simple yet elegant. I think I may use that for our table this Christmas so the centerpiece can actually stay on the table during dinner without taking up too much valuable space. Thanks for the idea! Lovely photos as always!!!

I'd love to win the trees - so count me in :~)

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

You have beautiful taste and decorating is just devine. I love every picture. Just breathtaking! I enjoyed your newsletter too. Oh how that ornament would be so pretty on my tree, of course up high so madison couldn't break
Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

I just love your site; so girly!!! Have a Happy Holidays!
Jennifer R Taylor

windycindy said...

Evening, Your table top arrangements are stunning! You certainly have an eye for decorating. It is fun to do! Your give away goodies are beautiful, also. I would be happy if I had 1/2 of your talent. Please put me in the hat for your wonderful contest. I appreciate it.....Cindi

Debbie said...

Oh, your tablescapes are just lovely! Your blog is such a nice way to "get away from it all"....thanks!

KJ said...

Thanks for including me in your 50th Post Giveaway! Woo woo! It comes quickly, doesn't it. We start with our first post almost without blinking we're up to our 5oth! I love it!

Hugs, KJ

Annie H said...

Dawn-I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I sent you an email. Thanks, Annie

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Linda G said...

I sooooo love your tablescapes, thank you
for sharing your talent with us all!
I sent you an email. Linda G

Jeenie said...

Dawn, I love the use of the white decor in your tablescapes! So casual but so elegant!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Beautiful ideas Dawn. So much inspiration here. I have done the white roses and cranberries centerpiece and also added pine boughs. It's very elegant and simple. Congratulations on your 50th blog.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous items Dawn! You are so good at staging!!! I just love those tables! I wish I could do that with mine but i have too many kids, lol! But I am going to try and do something special with my table this Christmas! Thank you for the gorgeous ideas!


Cindy-Angel Heart said...

Hi! Dawn..I tried to post a comment on your lovely table settings & got an error msg! I can't do it..waaa!..maybe something to ck out!

have a great day,

Leslie said...

Well Dawn, I came over to your site to see what kind of items you sell last night & was here forever! (saw your site at Shabby Chic/Sandy's blog) After making my 'choices' of what I couldn't live without, I went to bed. Got up this morning & had to come back and what do I find but a contest! Whoopee! Sign me up! Count me in! I'd love to be included!

I've got to say that in addition to everything else, I'm really busy admiring that little pink reindeer (looks a bit like a piece of hand-carved wood) in your centerpiece, as well as what appears to be a cast iron birdie - I adore the birds! Leslie

GEORGIA said...

Dawn, You are so talented....your tablescapes are to die for!! I bet your guests are so impressed!! Also looking forward to your Dec. Friday features!
Hugs, Pink Sister!

Anonymous said...

rwwymDawn, I love the white, pink and silver tablescape! Congratulations on 50th post. How did your open house turn out?

Sandy said...

Fabulous tablescapes! Lovely pictures! Happy 50th POST!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sandy ;)

Susan said...

Hi Dawn,

Is there any other way to enter your giveaway since I can't get blogger to work for me anymore? Thank you.


Anonymous said...

I sure hope this is going to work, I haven't been able to use blogger in, seems like, forever! Your tablescapes are beautiful, I truly wish I had this talent. I believe it would make me the apple of my wifes' eye. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!

maggie said...

I love all your tablescapes! You have such creative ideas. Congratulations on your 50th post and please count me in your draw.

OKGardners said...

I would LOVE to be chosen for your 50th Post giveaway. I just found you today while blog surfing and love your site. Thanks for creating such a beautiful, eye candy site.

Betty in Oklahoma