December 23, 2011

an elegant Christmas dinner


This elegant Christmas dinner  features a neutral palette
of golds, silvers, and creams and emphasizing texture.

Southern Living Style
for your Christmas table.

The menu card features a silver emblem reminiscent
of a pineapple, a symbol of Southern hospitality.

Hand-crafted place mats made with inexpensive wallpaper,
are paired with gold-edged china and simple flatware.

An antique mirror maximizes the light cast
from votives nestled in birch candle holders.

A hollowed-out log is filled with roses, hydrangeas,
and Leyland cyprus for a luxurious yet earthy look.

The informal hutch is decked with vintage pieces such
as the glass-bead wreath, reindeer figurine,
and mercury-glass candlesticks.

The lustrous mother-of-pearl napkin rings
(made from taffeta ribbon looped through vintage belt buckles) . 

Repurposed drawer knobs make eye-catching place card holders.
 

Spicy after-dinner eggnog garnished with 
whipped cream, cinnamon, & nutmeg
 are served with cookies on a silver tray.


ciao! fabiana

10 comments:

  1. Great inspiration. Love the name card holder idea.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful and oh so elegant! I adore the neutrals sprinkled with sparkle! Thanks for the wonderful tablescape ideas! Merry Christmas to you!

    xoxo laurie

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  3. What wonderful ideas. Love the one with the vintage belt buckles for napkin rings. Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

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  4. So pretty and festive!

    Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

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  5. Fabiana these are gorgeous. I am in love with the mother of pearl napkin rings. I would love it if you would share this inspiring post at our What's It Wednesday linky party for this week. Hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  6. The gold and the creams do make an elegant style.

    Kelly

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  7. The gold and cream is so beautiful and elegant. The Menu sounds good to!

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  8. How I love those themes and fantastic Christmas table decorations you showed here. The inspiration is sooo good here I have to start my decorating for this year. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hi Fabiana!
    I just ran into you looking for white on white settings and here you are! I hope you are still blogging, I do hope to see you around! This table settings are awesome and the belt buckle idea is wonderful! I'm copying this!
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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