Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

I am doing this tablescape in memory of my Great Aunt Rita.  She would invite my family to her home every year after Christmas but before New Years for a beautiful candlelight dinner.  Aunt Rita pulled out all the stops, just like you tablescapers.  She would use her best china, crystal, and silver.  It was just magic to dine like that.  I always enjoyed so much visiting her and having that annual dinner invitation.  Memories like that are what the holidays are for.
I created just one place setting and a centerpiece.  Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her 70th Tablescape Thursday and enjoy all the tablescapes everyone has posted.

China- Imperial China- Whitney
Silver- Gorham-English Gadroon
Pewter- Wilton Armetale
Goblet & Wine- thrift store
Cakestand- Ebay
Recycled candle light- Recycled candle jar post



Mimi said...

Sherry, what a lovely tribute to your Aunt Rita. The table is so beautiful and elegant.
Merry Christmas!

Martha said...

What a nice tribute to your Aunt! Your table is beautiful and elegant!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Simple and elegant - I love the silver and pewter...Happy Holidays!

Sarah said...

No doubt your Great Aunt Rita is looking down on you and this table with a huge smile and great pride. What a thoughtful tribute! Your table is most elegant. Holidays should be full of special memories like this. Thank you for sharing!
Happy Holidays to you. ~ Sarah

Sherry said...

Happy Holidays to you all!!

Dream Mom said...

What a lovely tribute! And what a gorgeous table! Ironically, I picked up that same china recently (8 place settings for $24) and I haven't been able to put together just the right tablescape; however, you did it beautifully. Great job! Love the cake plate with all of the embellishments!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

So pretty! Loved the silvers and blues...Lovely memories of your aunt. Merry Christmas.

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty table setting your Aunt would be proud, it is lovely the way you have woven the greenery and decorations about the table.

Cathy said...

Memories are so special, thank you shareing your memories. I agree simple and elegant.
Happy New Year!