Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Boughs of Holly Tablescape

Hello and welcome to my home as I join a group of bloggers for a Holiday Tablescape Blog hop sponsored by Chloe Crabtree @Celebrate and Decorate. At the bottom of this post are links to the other wonderful tablescapes for your inspiration.

Christmas evokes many memories of faith, family and friends, and for me setting a festive Christmas tablescape begins my holiday decorating.

 I set a formal table today using my Lenox Holiday china with all formal elements.  I love the drama of gold, elegant crystal, a touch of glitz and candlelight.

Lenox Holiday was introduced in 1974 and became an instant classic. 

I  wish I could remember when  I began collecting the Holiday pattern.  For a number of years, all my family gave me pieces of this china for Christmas and birthdays.

The lovely boughs of holly that entwine the border of the plates, remind me of the old Christmas carol, Deck the Halls.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa,la,la,la,la, la, la,la la. Tis the season to be jolly, Fa,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la.

Don we now our gay apparel, Fa,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la. (Just in case you can't remember the lyrics, LOL!)

 The song captures my festive mood and tablescape.

 I adore this vintage tablecloth that graced my dear mother-in-law's table for many years.

To me, traditional red and green with gold accents has timeless elegance.

For the centerpiece, I used a mirrored table runner  embellished with a scalloped crystal bowl filled with various textures and sizes of red Christmas ornaments. On each side of the bowl are crystal candlesticks with red candles and sparkled gold Christmas trees.

Resource list:
Plates- Lenox Holiday
Silverware- Buttercup by Gorham
Glassware- Gorham
Crystal bowl- Waterford
Crystal Candlesticks- Waterford
Tablecloth- Vintage
Gold Christmas Trees- Gift shop
Gold chargers- Wal Mart
Napkins rings- Pier 1

Thank you for joining me today for a Holiday Blog Hop sponsored by Chloe @ Celebrate and

May the joy of Christmas be real in your heart this Christmas. I think of you, my readers, warmly and appreciate your friendship. To new readers joining today for the blog hop I welcome you and invite you to visit regularly.

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. "

Merry Christmas,
Please visit all the other talented bloggers listed below for many other beautiful Holiday tablescapes.








  1. Your Boughs of Holly table is beautiful and timeless Bonnie! I love the mirrored table runner reflecting the shiny red ornaments, your glittery gold trees and the sparkle of the crystal at the table. And what a beauty and treasure your mother-in-law's embroidered vintage tablecloth is. Winter Rose is my favorite variety of poinsettia and to use as a cut flower. :)

  2. Bonnie, i have always loved the classic Lenox pattern. Your mother-in-law's embroidered tablecloth is so beautiful and for sure a treasure. Your crystal and silver patterns with the mirrored table runner are so elegant. I could sit here for hours at this stunning table enjoying food and fellowship. Your gorgeous table would stand the test of time, not trendy just perfect!

  3. Beautiful, Bonnie! You have most definitely captured the classic and traditional feel of Christmas I so love. The Lenox pattern immediately is recognizable (I don't have the dishware, but do have guest towels with a portion of the same holly & berry Lenox pattern). Your crystal, your MIL's tablecloth (be still, my vintage-loving textile heart!)....and your addition of the side vignette of the Holy Family with silver lion's head and footed vessel for flowers all speak to me. BeautifuL!

  4. Beautiful Bonnie, just beautiful! Your dishes from lenox are really setting the christmas theme and can do it for years. They're just gorgeous and make me think of gorgeous wreaths lining all the windows of a home dressed for the holidays.

  5. Boughs of holly never looked lovlier Bonnie, your table is just elegant! I have always loved the holiday Lenox, and you're right, gold, green and red is so gorgeous! The vintage family cloth is such a treasure, it's all beautiful!

  6. Bonnie,
    A truly elegant, traditional and inviting table. The Christmas glow and boughs of holly are truly a welcoming addition to celebrate our Savior's birth.
    Merry Christmas season to you!

  7. Thank you so much for being a part of the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop. Your table is lovely. You have set a classically beautiful table for your classic and stylish table. What a treasure you have in your beloved tablecloth. What a joy it must be to take our your beautiful dishes each year and what memories they must hold for you!

  8. Bonnie, this is fabulous! I love your china, your whole table and everything on it! What a glorious setting!

  9. Bonnie, we have the same Lenox Christmas pattern! I love it too. How special to use your mother~in~law's tablecloth. Using cherished and sentimental pieces always makes setting the table and enjoying the table a special experience. Lovely tablescape and a joy to see and read about.

  10. Bonnie, what an elegant and beautiful table! I love your Lenox Holiday China and gorgeous collection of crystal. It sets the perfect Christmas table. I want you to know the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful vintage tablecloth that belonged to your mother-in-law...how beautiful and what a treasure! I love using sentimental pieces that belonged to my loved ones. Your pretty table brightened my morning!!!

  11. I absolutely love your classic Christmas Lenox china - and the tablecloth is perfect, I love that it holds sentimental value! Nothing is more precious! The mirror adds the perfect touch too!

  12. Your tablescape is just beautiful on your mother-in-law's lovely tablecloth. I have always admired the Lenox Holiday China.

  13. Bonnie, your table is so pretty. I absolutely adore the vintage tablecloth. It pulls everything together on your table, and it truly complements the Lenox holiday china. I'm almost finished with my dining room. I still need flowers, though.

    Ricki Jill

  14. It's beautiful, Bonnie!! I love that gorgeous tablecloth, and your centerpiece is lovely! My mother-in-law, Diane, has the Lenox "Holiday" pattern with a bunch of serving pieces. It's to be divided between my sister-in-law and myself when Diane no longer wants to use it. It truly is a beautiful, classic pattern. Everything on your table looks so pretty and ready for a festive Christmas meal. :)

    Have a great week, Bonnie!



  15. Bonnie, your table is so beautiful. I adore your very pretty Lenox china and the gorgeous crystal.. Timeless and so elegant. The mirror for the centerpiece is so striking. How special to use your Mother- in law's tablecloth. A joy to behold.

  16. Your table is so pretty! And your special collections with the family tablecloth make it perfect. I love all of the family memories that come along with holidays. Merry Christmas! Sheila

  17. You've done a wonderful job combining the beautiful Lennox Christmas china with the special and lovely tablecloth and the terrific mirrored runner. I really like the classic look of your tablescape and the feeling it evokes - maybe of simpler times in my past when my mom would set the table for Christmas with her collected china. I have to mention how much I like those napkin rings as well - perfect choice for the table! Your small nativity ornament is lovely and speaks of the reason for the season.

  18. Love the boughs of holly all over your tablescape! It does make me want to go fa la la la la la la la la la!

  19. Your table is set so elegantly, Bonnie! The Lenox pattern is such a timeless one, isn't it? I'm sure you've enjoyed collecting it and receiving it as gifts throughout the years. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us!

  20. Love it, love it, love it Bonnie! I love how you used the little Christmas trees on the table. Great inspiration! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. Oh I so love your gorgeous table!...I love seeing a traditional holiday table set with beautiful dinnerware and the traditional colors of Christmas. Love the Lenox classic holiday pattern and how special to have your mother-in-law's gorgeous tablecloth!

  22. Such a pretty table. I love how everything works together, the china is gorgeous and that tablecloth!

  23. Stunning Christmas table and yet quite simple. I love your centerpiece and lovely tablecloth. I specially love your crystal candle holders. Your Lenox china is ever a beautiful classic.

  24. This is such a classic pattern and you did a beautiful job with this table. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story link party and have a great weekend.

  25. Beautiful tablescape! I love the pretty tablecloth,...so unique and perfectly festive! Can't beat Lenox Holiday china, beautiful! ~Rhonda

  26. Wonderfully done tablescape. I love the tablecloth and the dinner plates are amazing. Great job.

  27. Beautiful. Gorgeous china. I adore Christmas china. Thanks for linking up to Monday Social.

  28. Seeing this Lenox pattern on your table is like running into an old friend at the market! I have these dishes and I haven't used them yet this season. Such a lovely classic china. You did a beautiful job.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  29. Beautiful, Bonnie. It is a treat to see traditional presented so beautifully.

  30. You have a lovely home Bonnie. And what a pretty table! The Lenox pattern is the perfect compliment for your holiday table. And how special to have such a family heirloom dressing your table.

    It has been a pleasure joining you on this fun blog hop.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.


  31. Your table is so lovely. Ive enjoyed doing this hop with you!


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