Monday, December 13, 2010
White And Silver On White
This is the week of Cuisine Kathleen's Christmas/Winter White Event. I was so excited as I hadn't done an all white table before. It was much, much more difficult than I thought...some whites just don't go together at all, they look stark, blinding white, almost gray or have a yellowish cast to them. Please, go visit Cuisine Kathleen to see other beautiful tables...you will not be disappointed.
I will also be joining Kathleen for White Wednesday at Faded Charm, for the first time, and Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Thank you ladies, for hosting these fun memes. To enlarge any photo, just click on it.
We didn't get snow like in the upper Midwest, but we sure got the wind and freezing temperatures! It was gusting up to 50 mph for most of the past two days. It has finally died down today, we haven't got above the freezing point all day...sure would like a little bit of snow to make it feel warmer.
I started the table with a white damask table cloth and napkins from my stash. I tried layering with just white plates but it was just too stark, so out came the acrylic charger plates I used last week...I didn't care for them, they kind of just blended in with the white of the plates...then I remembered I was going to use the silver trays as charger plates. Oh, what a big difference, so much better!
I layered the plates onto the Oneida silverplated tray starting with Sears Federalist Ironstone, Enoch Wedgwood Hedge Rose, the plate with the pretty raised edging just has a B in a shield stamped on the underside (made in China), and finally the cutest plate with raised pine cones, made by BIA. I found them at TJMaxx a couple months ago.
I don't know the maker or pattern of the "water" glass. I think it may be a parfait glass but am using it for water, tea or lemonade. The wine stems are Towle Leyland.
The centerpiece is some silver glass candlesticks with silver glass tree ornaments, two papier- mâché reindeer, 4 small clear glass votives and the short silverplated candle with very tall candles.
Close up of the reindeer.
White on white is very difficult for me to photograph, so I apologize for the poor quality of the photos. Having a window with white sheers right behind the table doesn't help matters, either.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog...I really appreciate all the comments, that is the only way I can tell who has visited.
I would like to wish you each a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year!