Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Christmas Post Day 11: Centerpieces

At the tea we attended on Saturday, there were nearly 100 decorated tables-- and each one was gorgeous. I went around and snapped some of our favorites, trying to capture a decent sampling of everything from the dramatic and elegant to the whimsical and sweet. Perhaps some of these ideas will inspire you to create a beautiful centerpiece for your table. I changed mine this year for the first time in many years, using something I already had but had never used as a centerpiece before. I love the result and will share it in a future post. In the meantime, enjoy this selection of beautiful centerpieces, each one unique and beautiful in its own way!

I just love these feather trees-- need to get me one of these! I loved her use of the blue and silver. Who says Christmas has to be confined to red and green!

I have seen these goblet-style candleholders in stores, but never would have thought to fill them with tiny ornaments. I plan to do something like this in my home in the future now that I have seen this idea!

I loved this dramatic collection using earth tones. I loved the feathers creating an arc-- it really caught your eye.

Speaking of dramatic, it was hard to miss this beautiful table. This one wasn't really about the centerpiece, but the whole table. Loved the combination here of blue and gold.

This one was simpler, yet still so pretty. I love how she included the ornaments scattered around the gold trees.

This was my girls' favorite. They thought it was silly that I was taking pictures of the tables (they roll their eyes at my blogging exploits)-- yet when they saw this one, they said I simply had to include it. So, here it is!

Last but not least, I just loved this one. If you look closely, you will see that the packages all say to "Everyone" from "Jesus" and each package has things He has promised us-- Abundance, Rest, Peace, etc. Clever and beautiful, too! I loved her use of the pastel colors-- again, a departure from traditional colors yet still so "Christmasy."

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Arlene Grimm said...

Loved the last picture using the Desert Rose dinnerware as that is my regular dinnerware. I think that we need to be reminded that we can have those gifts if we just ask for them.Thanks for all the tablescapes...loved them.

Leigh said...

What beautiful tables and creative ladies!

Arlene said...

I can't pick a favorite - they're all so lovely! I'm a fan of the traditional colors, but even the non-traditional are beautiful. For my centerpiece I used separate pieces and put them together. I think it makes it more unique and personal. I posted pics of my decorated home if you have a chance to look. I'm curious to see your designs! God bless.

Anonymous said...

Was this the Calvary Christmas Tea? I hate I missed it this year!
I love toe tables you took pictures lovely :)
Amanda McEwen

Kelly said...

I love these pictures, thanks for sharing, there are some great ideas here. I especially love the last one because I have the Dessert Rose dishes used at that table..I could do a similar theme for a tea party at my house with the packages/names idea! (I see my teapot in the front of the pic!)

Sandra in Phx said...

I adore each and every one of those tables because they represent how different each of us is.

I was just whining the other day about not getting the Christmas stuff out and doing all the hassle of it all...but now I am reminded of the whimsical snowmen that I have for my centerpiece. I know it will do my heart good to get everything all decorated so lovely.

Sandy said...

oh, beautiful table settings!

Laurie Ann said...

I love the goblet candleholders filled with ornaments! I'm definitely going to borrow that idea! Lovely pictures...looks like it was a beautiful place to be.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

While on vacation in Savannah, GA, we ate lunch at The Lady and Sons and I took pictures of our food. My children thought I was crazy, but I look back on those pictures with such wonderful memories, we only stopped in Savannah to go to that restaurant and I know it was all for me. My husband was so sweet to stop there just for me on our way down to St. Simon's Island. The centerpieces are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!