Christmas Table of Blue, Green and a Little Bit 'o Bling!

This year I wanted to take my dining room table in a different direction by using the colors of the room to decorate it for the holidays. I was going to go as close to authentic colonial as I could, but hey I am a gal who loves her bling, so I decided to use traditional items in a not so  traditionally Christmas color scheme.

I already had the green bowls from years ago, like before the kids came home, and I have always loved them. But I only had 4 so the challenge was to come up with a way to round out a table setting for eight. Lucky for me I found some fun cobalt blue bowls at my local Walmart for only 98 cents a piece!

For my centerpiece I took the lid off of a beautiful oval serving dish given to us by Mr. RL's family when we were first married. I filled the base of the bowl with Christmas balls in assorted sizes and finishes in colors which coordinate with the dining room. Then utilizing a small cupcake stand as a pedestal, the dish was elevated about 2 1/2 to 3 inches above the tabletop. The two ceramic pieces were secured with a strip of double stick table.

Using two silver candle holders and more double stick tape, a candle globe was secured to the top of each holder to give the look of two very significant hurricane candle holders.

The new blue and white transferware salad plates I bought last month are paired with my timeless gold trimmed Lennox dinner plates and are placed on gold chargers. The beautiful striped side of  the Devon Lake place mats purchased in Williamsburg Virginia, help to continue the blue theme on the table. 

I really enjoyed putting this tablescape together. To be honest it was kinda fun doing something a bit different from my norm. Maybe it is because the red dining room is gone now marking a time to begin a new chapter in our home's decorating story! 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!


PS...Mr. Rosemary Lane is almost done with the wainscoting so I hope to post my complete dining room reveal next week!


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  1. Your table looks so pretty and I love those candlesticks. A clever idea to use the lid to put ornaments in. I would not have known it.

  2. Just gorgeous,, Barbara. I really like the change you've made. It is fun to do something different once in awhile..Happy Weekend..Judy

  3. Barbara, I love the blue and green color combo. If we were at a point on the girls' reno, where we could decorate for Christmas, I would so use this as my inspiration. You have done a beautiful job!

  4. This is stunning! I am very fond of the color combination of aqua and chartreuse and all the various shades! The place settings are so pretty and how lucky of you to find cobalt bowls so inexpensively! I like using non-traditional colors for Christmas and use pink, silver, purple, white and gold a lot. It's fun and no matter what color, it all looks festive! Hugs, Leena

  5. Lawsy-That is absolutely beautiful. Love the color combination and how you have pulled it all together. I love cobalt blue but gave my collection to my daughter. Sometimes I wish I had it back when I see what you have done here. Happy Sunday! xo Diana

  6. Really like your idea of using your room colors. The blue and green make the table sing with excitement yet the traditional pieces add charm. The centerpiece with the lovely hues of ornaments is beautiful. Have a lovely week!


  7. Fun and different, I love it! Great pile of shiny ornaments to make it holiday!

  8. That looks so fresh and different! I found you through the Three Mangoes Linky Party. Your blog is beautiful! Mimi x

  9. Oh so pretty! I love blue transferware, and I love the simplicity of the Lenox dinner plates. The candle holders are gorgeous, I will be copying this idea (if my hurricanes fit onto my candle holders). Everything looks so festive together, great job of improvising with the bowls.


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