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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Another Nontraditional Christmas Tablescape!

I love the traditional Christmas colors, but really prefer nontraditional much more.



Inspiration for this table came in the way of a piece of fabric I bought back in the summer. Black/pink/green/red. I ran with the green and pink!



The base of the setting is a black woven charger to which I have added Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf plates in green and pink.



The sterling flatware is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956.



The stemware is a pink water/tea glass and a green etched wine glass. 


The centerpiece is just a small tree in a black garden urn.






Thanks for taking the time to visit today...do come back the next time.

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Make It Pretty/The Dedicated House
Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper




46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic tablescape as always. After 18-20" of snow in last two storms, nice to have something so beautiful to look at. bbb

Anonymous said...

Love the pink and green together!....ummm, I noticed you didn't hem your napkins....just pinked the edges....that's cheating!!!

love you,
jude

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so pretty - love the shape of the dishes. The table is just lovely, and everything goes so well together.

Kathe said...

Oh I love the unexpected colors and pattern Marigene! It still feels Christmasy to me!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Fabulous Marigene! I LOVE the dishes and they are perfect on that striking fabric.

Mona said...

Just beautiful Marigene! You do color so well..and I do love color.. great table...Merry Christmas to you..
Love, Mona

Anonymous said...

The pinks and greens together are a nice change for Christmastime. Love the colors/brightness of the tablecloth, too. A great change-up for the holidays.
LY
Delma

Beth (Murraysmom) said...

What a wonderfully festive table this is!! I love the colors and how you put it all together!! Beautiful glasses too. Just great!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love this tablescape. The dishes are so neat, and I love the idea of basing this on a fabric you love. If those green glasses go missing, you needn't look far! ;-)

xo

Sheila

Pat@BPM said...

This is gorgeous Marigene! I love the colors and the plates are fabulous!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I love Pink so this table is perfect in my eyes! Love that fabric and the plate stack is so pretty!

kitty said...

Oh Marigene, I love that fabric choice. The pattern is so striking on the black background. Your Christmas tree centerpiece looks so pretty. xo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is gorgeous, love all the non-traditional colors! Great job!

Merry Christmas!

Katherine

Babs Richman said...

I love prints with a black background, so your fabric choice is speaking to me. LOVE Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates, too. The pink and green look so good together very colorful and festive. Marigene, wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Alycia Nichols said...

Yep! You did it!!! Isn't it fun getting inspiration from a single element that ends up growing as big as the ocean is deep? Your inspiration really took off to new heights! You've given ME the inspiration to try a tree next year that includes my favorite color pink. You did a great job with bringing new life to your Christmas decorating!

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your fabulous tree!!! (Love it in that urn!!!)

eat in my kitchen said...

Nice colours!

Art and Sand said...

The green dishes, the flatware, the green stemware - just beautiful.

Mary said...

Beautiful Marigene! I love your pink and green BP stack of dishes. Their petal edges are perfect with your fabric runner! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Marigene - I absolutely love everything about this post. I am crazy about fabrics that have a black background, since the black makes all of the other colors "pop". It is so much fun to see how you used those other colors in your plate stack and I adore your vintage stemware (swoon!). Home run! Hope you have very Merry Christmas!!

Jacqueline said...

I adore your color choice! The tree for the centerpiece is wonderful. Isn't it fun to get inspiration from something like a beautiful piece of fabric or a linen? Even the urn the tree is potted in is perfect. I think using the nontraditional colors just adds some more fun to decorating!

Candy S said...

I love it!! I love the cabbage plates and I love the pink and green. You really do not have to use traditional Christmas colors to have a holly, jolly Christmas tablescape. Great job!!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love your fabric....it says Christmas to me! I love that you used the pink & green colors too! Very pretty. I find its nice to think outside of the box.
Thanks for stopping by! I am feeling better today. I am grateful that we will be on our own for Christmas since I don't feel well. If everything doesn't get done it will be ok.
Have a great Christmas!

podso said...

Wonderful table scape. It seems very festive and looks like Christmas even without the traditional colors. Those green goblets are a wonderful pop of green to blend in with the dishes.

thepaintedapron.com said...

What fun Marigene, I absolutely LOVE using pink at Christmas!! Very pretty and festive!
Jenna

Lulu said...

I love how you've used black/red/green for your holiday tables, making the traditional look fresh and new. Your dishes here are terrific.

Jannet said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Your table is very beautifully put together, I love the green and pink plates, and how everything picks up from the tablecloth.
Merry Christmas, Jannet

Pattie T. said...

I'm loving the non-traditional colors this year myself. Beautiful table here, and so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors. Nice to see something besides the traditional red and green. Also, love the tree centerpiece. Holiday Wishes to you and your family. - Sue Z.

Rettabug said...

Why have I never thought to use my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf plates for the GREEN at Christmas?? Duh?? I always think of them in the spring. Not any more...this table looks spectacular with the unique color combinations. Very festive!

I especially liked seeing the sterling flatware, Oneida's
"Afterglow"...BEAUTIFUL!!!

Merry CHRISTmas to you & yours, Marigene!
fondly,
Rett

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful...love it all, especially that centerpiece.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful, Marigene! What an untraditional take on a Christmas scape. The dark background of the fabric makes those Bordallo plate colors just pop. I love those green wine stems. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and new year. laurie

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I love how you pick up the pink and green of the floral fabric with your table settings. I think we all enjoy having something a little unexpected every once in awhile…nice job.

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Oh~h~h. . .the fabric is so regal, dear friend!!! I adore the color palette of this tablescape!!!
Perfect for a Ladies Luncheon or Tea!!!
Fondly,
Pat

allisamazing said...

Such a pretty table!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What beautiful fabric! I love the touch of pink mixed in with the green and red.

Merry Christmas, Marigene!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I think your Tablecape is Gorgeous with the colors you have put together using your dishes. I wish you and your family A Merry Christmas !! thanks so much for your sweet comment on my new Tablescape for Christmas.
xxoo
Diane

Kathleen said...

Beautiful fabric, and your cabbage plates are so pretty! Very festive table, Marigene! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Linda said...

Pink and green are among my fave colours. And, it is such a fresh combination for the holidays. Lovely!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sarah said...

Marigene, your table of greens and pinks is lovely. It's a softer side of Christmas colors. '-)
How much fun to have such variety in the Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf plates. Mine are all green.

Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! ~ Sarah

Crystal Grandeur said...

Dear Marigene..

Lovely colour combination.you have created a lovely table for the season.Merry Christmas to you and to your family..Love and hugs...Sujatha..:):)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This is a beautiful tablescape, traditional or not it has the feeling of the C'mas holiday...I totally love it! Your stack of dishes is lovely, great dishes all! Have a blessed C'mas.
FABBY

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Merry Christmas, Marigene. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

Entertaining Women said...

Love the new take on Christmas colors! This reminds me of my uber talented friend, Cindy's tables capes. I'll want to make sure that she sees this. The black adds a touch of sophistication to an otherwise whimsical design. Thanks for inviting us for a peek, and Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Beautiful table! I'm so wanting some cabbage plates like yours, I keep my eyes out but none found so far. I'd love you to join my History & Home link party on Tuesdays-Fridays, you'd be most welcome! Happy New Year to you -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love your tablescape! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in tomorrow to check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Deb said...

Your tablescape is so beautiful. So welcoming. I'm going to take some time to look over your past posts. Deb (Ontario, Canada)