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Sunday, December 8, 2013

What Is Red, White And Black?



Inspiration for this table began in the summer when I found these beautiful linens at Savers. I am smitten with them! The bright red napkin rings were also found at Savers.





I have used, for the stack, a red Waechtersbach dinner plate, white Wedgwood salad plate and a red/black/white tartan dessert plate, all sitting upon a black woven charger.

The flatware is Oneida Louisiana.

The glassware is a black water stem and a Arcoroc black stemmed wine glass.


The centerpiece is a tiny Christmas tree. It never photos well...it must have something to do with the material the orbs are made of. I think some of them may be some type of plastic. The topper and birds are glass.





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44 comments:

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love the linens too and I love how they look with the plaid plate. Pretty Tablescape!

Marsha said...

What a wonderful find those linens were - I love them as well. Your tablescapes are always such an inspiration to me.

Anonymous said...

Again, a really pretty black, red and white table.....you do such a great job!
Love you,
jude

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I really like how the black makes the other colors pop. Such a pretty tablescape.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It all comes together so nicely - love the fabric and the plaid - oh I just love everything. The little tree is darling.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh Marigene, there is so much to love about this table! First of all, I love the little tree centerpiece; anything with birds is right up my alley. :) It's just a lovely little tree.

Your linens are gorgeous; black in a room makes a real statement. And I especially LOVE those red, black and white tartan salad plates. I never tire of tartan plaids.

Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.

Hugs,

Denise

Anonymous said...

Marigene,
This table looks so festive and elegant. Love it - Sue Z.

Jennie Schumann said...

Everything about this table is perfect. I love the crispness of the black/white/red color scheme and I like how they play off the browns and the textures. It's always fun to see Christmas done with a twist, and this tablescape certainly does that!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene the linens are gorgeous and I love the plate stack. I am so in love with the plaid plates! We don't think of black as a Christmas color but look how stunning this table is!! hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

So excited to get my first tablescape in months. It is spectacular and I want the plaid rimmed plates. Snowing hard here. Hugs, bbb

Anonymous said...

Loving my first tablescape in months. It is spectacular. I want the plaid rimmed plates. Snowing hard here. Hugs, bbb

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
My answer to your post title question. . .Santa coming down the Chimney!!!
This is a gorgeous tablescape, dear friend!!! The napkins are stunning!!! Love the stacked dinnerware choices...and the addition of the candy canes!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Babs Richman said...

Love how the black makes the colors pop. Great runner and napkins and I like them with the plaid plates.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your dining room is so warm and lovely, Marigene!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a gorgeous table and I adore the black splashes in the middle of the red and Green! Love your linens, love them! Beautiful tablescape job. Thanks for your sweet visit.
FABBY

xinex said...

The linens are really beautiful, love the colorful.and bold design, very attractive. This is another gorgeous table you have put together, Marigene....Christine

Diane said...

How beautiful, love the tartan.

Sonia said...

Love the runner and napkins you found! What a beautiful tablescape. I like the addition of black to Christmas decorations, just makes everything look so elegant! Merry Christmas!
Miss Bloomers

kitty said...

The table covering and the napkins are so striking, Marigene, and look perfect paired with you stack of dishes. I love how the tartan plaid brings out all the colors. Your little tree is the perfect centerpiece. xo

Mona said...

Gorgeous!! Marigene... I love the tartan plates..
Love, Mona

Kathleen said...

This is beautiful, Marigene. The linens are stunning. You find such great things at Savers!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous table Marigene! I've been searching for some black stemware, yours is beautiful. Sweet little tree too!

Tricia said...

Wow, Marigene, you really did a beautiful job setting a table with that stunning runner and napkins! I love the close-up photo of the placesetting -- so elegant! And you even have BLACK glassware!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Black, red, and white are perfect for the holidays. I love your tree, and the tartan dessert plates. I always hope to find some like that for a good price. Your black goblets make the table so elegant, and I love the op of color that the napkins provide. Joni

Rettabug said...

Oooo, those black accents are striking, Marigene! Lovely napkins & I WANT some plaid plates! So many cute ones this year. Nicely done.

If you lived closer, I'd happily give you sewing lessons.

Alycia Nichols said...

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!!!!!!! How do you find all this great stuff at Savers??!??!??!! I can never find ANYTHING when I go in there! You really must know the trick!

I love mixing black in with the traditional Christmas colors. Doing it again this year. I wish I had those beautiful plaid plates!!! They are perfect!!! Very Ralph Lauren!!!

Sue said...

Hi Marigene....Love that you added black to your tablescape...it's not seen much on Christmas tables but it works so well....love the plaid plates too!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like the addition of black in this Christmas tablescape, so different, but so effective! Just beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Katherine

Candy S said...

Marigene, Lovely! Black, white, and red is so classic and combined with the tartan plaid it makes for a very festive holiday tablescape. The new Christmas table linens are really pretty too. I wish we had a Savers near here, I would have bought the beautiful table linens too. Very nice job.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sweetie,

Your linens are lovely. I love anything with swirls in the design. So pretty. Your flatware is a very nice pattern. I have not seen it before.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Scribbler said...

Love it -- so pretty. The black grounds the whole thing and elevates it from expected to elegant!

Diane said...

Beautiful table and I love those gorgeous napkins!! I also am crazy about those tartan plates. Great job of changing up traditional Christmas colors a bit!!

thepaintedapron.com said...

A fun and unexpected table with the black, but I love it! Black and white is fabulous for anything in my book and I love it paired with the holiday bloom! Your centerpiece tree looks great too!
Jenna

Mary said...

Marigene~ Your table is BEAUTIFUL! I'm mad for plaid and your new poinsettia linens make your settings pop! Beautiful little tree, I have weakness for bird ornaments, especially the clip on ones!
P.S. I found my squirrel ornament at Hobby Lobby :)

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Goodness, I do love those plaid plates. What a festive table, Marigene. The black accents really make your table special. Happy holidays.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Exquisite! I love the linens!!! Did you paint your chargers? It all looks SO pretty, I always love tartan. Just beautiful!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

This is a striking combo! I love all the colors and patterns mixed. Very pretty! Merry Christmas!
Sherry

Crystal Grandeur said...



Beautiful table Marigene.Love your collections.Hope you are having a great season and shopping.thank you to visit me and to like my Bonsai tree.It's a Ficus Bonsai tree aged more than 15yrs.love sujatha..:):)

Diann said...

What a pretty table Marigene! I love those plaid plates and the black and red look beautiful! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and very merry Christmas!

Ann said...

This makes a fabulous Christmas table. You really were smart to purchase these at Savers when you did. I visit Savers sometimes and have had a couple of good catches. such a cute centerpiece too.
ann

Lulu said...

I'm crazy about the red and black and your mix of patterns, all of which complement each other perfectly. I'm definitely wanting some plaid!!

xinex said...

so pretty, Marigene! I love the ball tree and love the plaid plates. I am using tartan next week too. Have a Merry Christmas!...Christine

Tea in Texas said...

Red and white is always Christmas, love your china and silver. The tree with a sweet bird is sweet.
Merry Christmas,
Pam

Van said...

Gorgeous tree and Christmas goodness :)