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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