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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Holly Christmas Table


There's no table more fun to set than a Christmas feast. This year I'm using a variegated holly with my vintage Grindley china. The touch of white in the leaf is softer than a solid green, and brings out the details I'm incorporating in the layout.




Holly and ivy is a bit less expected, yet still traditional for Christmas. And I'm loving all the garden green.



Vintage glassware reflects the light, and always gives a boost to the festivities.



The soft green of the farmhouse quilt keeps things understated with all the detail in this theme. Lace and baby's breath dress it up, and the quiet color keeps the balance.



Fabric flowers are Rachel Ashwell napkin rings.








Shells, script, and boxwood are gathered on a wire pot stand for height. A few baubles and antique linens finish the look.














Seeded eucalyptus rings a metal garden basket.




Vintage monogrammed silver in a fanciful pattern adds to the special occasion.













Stacked flower frogs, and a McCoy jardiniere at the center, and we're ready for the party! Let the celebration begin. . . .

















































 Wishing you a wonderful holiday!
Merry Christmas, and Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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32 comments:

elizabeth said...

So beautiful!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful. I love the white and green and the placement of those absolutely beautiful napkins...thanks I will definately be using that idea in the future.

A very Merry Christmas

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I was just thinking about holly and ivy this morning when I noticed the holly's red blooms while out on a walk. This combination is gorgeous, and the green and white quilt is stunning. I need to decide on what I'll do for our Christmas morning table. Just may need to use a quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs ~ sarah

Pamela Gordon said...

What a gorgeous table! I love that china pattern and the old quilt under it all. So soft and pretty. Blessings, Pamela

Babs said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft greens and the beautiful table linens. Thanks for the inspiration... so pretty.
Merry Christmas!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Pure elegance! The white paired with pale greens is so calming -- just what is needed during this Christmas season with so much other stimulation around us.

Debra

Cozy Little House said...

Absolute perfection! Love the farmhouse quilt.
Brenda

Marlis said...

Jacqueline, I simply melted in the first picture and just kept smiling the rest of the fabulous journey through your pictures.. I love the china pattern. The quilt is a most fitting backdrop. So many pretty touches. Merry Christmas, xo marlis

Bella said...

Hi J,
The unexpected is the best way to go, I LOVE the Holly!! A Holly Jolly Christmas for sure, all is so pretty and fresh here! Do I even need to say how yummy the napkins are? DELICIOUS!!
XXOO
Bella

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Hi! It´s a lovely table!!! Merry Christmas!!

Elna said...

Merry Christmas.

Hugs
Elna

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So pretty. I love those dishes and the stacked frogs are such a great idea.

Kathy said...

Jacquenline, you have a gracious ability to put together lovely settings - so inspired. I love the baby's breath - looks like suspended snow. Your soft colors are always soothing. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas,
Kathy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jacqueline, Everything is so beautiful! You have such a wonderful eye for detail. Thanks for linking to my party and have a very Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Sherry

Custom Comforts said...

So beautiful! Do you have an endless supply of beautiful things? I so love seeing all your beautiful arrangements. Everything looks perfect and the quilt underneath makes its own quiet statement.
Merry Christmas and thank you for always inspiring me.
Cindy

Misborda2 said...

Dear friend,
Merry Christmas !!!!!
2012 heart I wish you full of creativity and friendship!
With love, Laura.

S said...

Lovely table, that china pattern is so sweet and understated.

Olive Cooper said...

I am smitten with this table setting. The china is understated but Big on Style.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your china is so lovely, very calm and elegant. You've done a beautiful tablescape for the holidays. The quilt underneath adds so much of a special touch and brings all your great detail together nicely. Wishing you a wonderful C'mas.
FABBY

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Jacqueline, you never disappoint! Every time I visit you I feel myself relax, and for a few minutes your gorgeous pictures carry me away to a quieter place. Thank you! I've been in a "holly" mood this week myself and chose the same theme, albeit a very different look, for my tablescape. Merry Christmas!

Olga said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Your Christmas table setting is very pretty. I especially love your centerpiece with fir branches and baby breath. So romantic!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love the softness of your table, and that variegated holly is beautiful. I don't think I've seen that variety before, but I'm going to look for it. I love its uniqueness and you've incorporated it beautifully with your vintage china.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your holly and white tablescape is simply beautiful.

Groupdmt said...

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Barb and Dell said...

Your Christmas table is beautiful. I love the whites and greens with just a touch of red from the holly.
Just gorgeous.
Barb

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love all the little details - Christmas perfection!!

I'd love it if you'd consider linking this post to my Simply Christmas Inspiration party ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_23.html

Merry Christmas

A Cottage Muse said...

You must come and set my holiday table for me! This is lovely and I adore those stacked flower frogs!

Honey at 2805 said...
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Honey at 2805 said...

Your table is utterly charming, Jacqueline. As usual, everything is perfect with such attention to each detail. I adore the use of the quilt. Everything is lovely, soft and so romantic.


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

Sherry said...

Jacqueline,
This is very pretty! I love the little wreath with the sand dollar and the silver vintage ornament. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking it with HSH!
Sherry

Eileen said...

Jacqueline, all your photos are so gorgeously taken. Even all your sidebar pics are just so pretty. The variegated holly is just gorgeous on your table. Have a fabulous New Year!
Thanks for so much inspiration this past year.
Eileen@ cottagebeachhouse

Relyn said...

Your images and your home are lovely and inspiring. Thank you.

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