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Entertaining Tablescapes

Elegant Winter Blue and White Tablescape

Winter is the time of year I tend to do more formal entertaining. It just seems like the time when I want to set a table indoors and cook some delicious food and invite friends to catch up after the busy holidays. I always enjoy setting a table with a nod to the snowy season. I guess that is because it doesn’t snow in Florida!

An oval mirror that came out of one of the bathrooms we renovated is something I will use again and again. For this table, it got a dusting of faux snow and a collection of crystal candlesticks holding 18 inch tall tapers. A scattering of eight votives are also nestled down in the snow. They will be magical as the sun sets and the candles are lit.

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See how magical it all looks by candlelight? There is something about candles at a formal table that just says elegance to me.

A pair of Chinese ginger jars that usually sit on my bare dining room table were impressed into service with arrangements of fresh cedar.

Tiny snowflake cookies were set into champagne coupes filled with sprinkles in shades of blue. I don’t mind if anyone wants to begin dinner with a little cookie, how about you?

Lismore water and wine glasses by Waterford reflect the light so beautifully.

I am SO in love with these Lenox dinner plates. The pattern is Sapphire Plume. I set them on blue reef chargers to make them stand out.

My mother’s silver has extra special meaning this time of year since her passing in early December. I will treasure it and use it again and again. The glow of the candles reflected in the silver warms the heart.

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

7 Comments

  1. Oh that’s beautiful Chloe – and how wonderful to have some snow! 🙂 I’d love to have dinner at that table, especially with cookies for an appetizer (!) and those lovely candles! Thanks for the great winter table ideas!

  2. Kimberly Wood says:

    Elegant & classy! While frosty, “silver white winters” speak to me for Christmas season decorating , I think your color scheme at the table brings a serene setting for the dinner guests. Makes for a relaxing dining experience.
    Love the mirror centerpiece. *You must have a very large dining table. Your table setting grabs my attention. My mother taught me about the importance and VALUE of setting the table. I truly believe that it sends a message to your dinner guests….that they are most welcome & you care about them and wanted to make it special for them.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Chloe! You are so talented! Keep it coming, love everthing!

  4. So elegant Chloe, very inviting also. Sorry about your mother I didn’t know. Happy New Year my friend!

  5. Beautiful table Chloe – so elegant and your guests will love the dining experience! I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing and how special it is that you used her silver on the table. Take care down there and Happy New Year to you!

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