Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Candlelight Christmas Dinner



It's Christmastime, the wreaths are hung, the tree is decorated, the table is set for a special dinner and you are invited.
Welcome to a Christmas Tablescape blog hop sponsored by Chloe Crabtree@celebrateanddecorate. There are many talented tablescapers participating in this blog hop. For your inspiration, the blog hop  schedule is listed at the bottom of this post.  


My color scheme is red, white and gold. I've selected a family china pattern placed on gold chargers, crystal goblets, gold flatware, and crystal candlesticks.  A crystal etched bowl holds white hydrangeas for the centerpiece. 
Hopefully, the soothing colors, the simplicity of the dishes,  and the warmth of the candlelight will not distract from the beautiful faces sitting around the table.


Are you excited when you receive an invitation to a Christmas dinner party?  I certainly am.


I love having small dinner parties with friends. Getting dressed up and anticipating a lovely evening with good food and being with friends is my kind of evening. 




My table seats 12-14 but I prefer intimate dinner parties where you can really visit and have time for everyone to share.

Table elements include:
 Eschenbach China-Bavaria, Tablecloth and Napkins-Waterford Linens- Home Goods, Crystal Goblets-Gorham, Gold flatware-Hobby Lobby

The warmth of candlelight, pretty Christmas music in the background, laughter from friends, and memories shared can't be beaten.  
I hope the Christmas tablescapes from this blog hop (Schedule is listed below)will inspire you to host a Christmas event and enjoy your friends or family.

Thank you, dear readers, for your friendship. Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration.
May the joy of Christmas fill your heart. ❤️

⭐️ For God so loved the world, that He gave his only 
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Merry Christmas🎄


26 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Bonnie! I love your elegant table set for a candlelight Christmas dinner. The pops of red provide the perfect accent and color of the season, paired with your gorgeous dinnerware and crystal stems. Your white hydrangeas make a beautiful centerpiece placed on your pedestal in your etched bowl. As always, it’s a pleasure to pull up a chair at your table and join you for a blog hop! Wishing you and your family the joys of the season, Merry Christmas. ♥

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  2. Bonnie, this is classic Christmas beauty right here. Of course, the china caught my eye, its gold band all the flair needed for such a classic. I love the polished finish on the flatware, perfect in this setting, and the linens - wow! That rich red against the white - I bet laundering that is not a simple thing, but it is stunning in the contrast on the drape. I'm in your camp with enjoying smaller gatherings, but as you know, that will not be my situation this year. I can picture nice conversation around this table, candlelight somehow keeping things calm and quiet.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and appreciate your virtual company every chance I get!

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  3. Bonnie, your table is beautiful! I love the red ornaments sitting in the plates. How adorable is that! I love anything that has candles! Somehow, candlelight makes even the most simple form of tablescapes pretty to me. Your table is beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. It's beautiful, Bonnie. Elegant, simple and delightful. There's something about red and gold that looks so very regal and yet this doesn't look haughty but welcoming. I hope no one spills something ugly on your tablecloth!

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  5. Bonnie, you have such a lovely refined sense of beauty. Your table is so elegantly appointed for Christmas. The red ornaments with the tag look so perfect topping your gold trimmed placesetting. Then just the little bit on red trim on the napkins give it just the right amount of color with keeping that stunning look. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  6. I agree with you Bonnie, I prefer more intimate dinner parties for the very reason you stated. And we were just talking the other evening about dressing up and that many do not dress up these days ....and I think it is kinda sad that we have (somewhere along the line), decided that hole-y jeans and sweat pants are attire for dinner parties. :( . ...I know it is the people's faces that are more important around the table, as you said....and I agree. I still can't help but feel I should dress up for a dinner party. OK, I will get off my soap box and tell you what a lovely table you have set in red, gold and white! Very elegant. The red ornament place card is the perfect final touch. Thanks for the inspiration and as I like to repeat...if one does not find inspiration in these blog hops...they just aren't looking. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  7. Bonnie, your table looks so festive, I can only imagine what a lovely gathering you will have there. I know I'd be thrilled to be invited to your table! The color scheme is perfect, and I love the ornament at each place setting. xo Lidy

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  8. Elegant and inspiring!Perfect for Christmas!

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  9. hi Bonnie, you red gold and white is very holiday and oh so elegant! The shiny red ornament at each place just makes the whole table pop and it is so Christmas cute! Yes, I too prefer smaller gatherings were everyone can visit easily. Enjoy these last few days before Christmas!
    Jenna

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  10. The glowing candles add so much intimacy to this beautiful table. The ornaments at each setting is a beautiful touch. Your tables are always so pretty and I wish you a Merry Christmas.

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  11. Your dining room looks exquisite decorated for Christmas. I love the crystal candle holders and white candles, so wintry! I also noticed your carolers on the buffet. I love those so much!

    So happy to join you on the hop this week. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Your table is beautiful. I adore the classic elements. That beautifully red banded tablecloth is wonderful and your dishes are beautiful. Nothing beats real candles burning. I like the red ornaments placed at each table setting. Big or small gatherings I love them all!

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  13. Bonnie, your table is so elegant with the gold, red, and white. The Bavarian china is so lovely and your white hydrangeas placed on the pedestal are perfect. The table linens are so pretty and I love the red ornament at each place setting. I would love to be a guest at your small intimate and candlelit dinner party!

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  14. Bonnie, I love a dinner party, especially during the holidays. Your gold and white and red is the perfect combination. The red ornaments on the place setting adds color and a festive feel. I hope that you have a lovely dinner party with friends.

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  15. What a festive and elegant table you have set! That pop of red with the glass ornament is very striking. You are so lucky to be able to get such beautiful white hydrangeas this time of year. I just love the simplicity of your table that really highlights the gold and red! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season!

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  16. Bonnie, what a beautiful and elegant table. The red ornament at each place setting makes everything so festive. Your china, crystal and linens are beautiful. All your choices make for a table which will make your guests feel quite special, and one they will adore.
    Enjoy these most special days.

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  17. Lovely table, and I'm with you, a table of six is a great number.

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  18. Bonnie, my favorite part was your remark about "beautiful faces around the table." Family and friends at the table is way we do it. I think it would be nice if we could include one picture of those loved ones around a tablescape. Loved the big red ornament at each place setting as a fun favor. Couldn't help but noticing your carolers in the background. I have little groups of them all around the house.

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  19. Very very nice!

    Quanta eleganza in questa tavola.
    Spero di riuscire a mettere in pratica qualche tua idea qua, a casa mia.

    Arrivo al tuo blog grazie al blog di Donna Bianca.

    Ciao, Fior

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  20. I love your simple and elegant tablescape! The red and gold theme is beautiful. I love the big red ornament as a guest favor. So happy to be hopping with you!

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  21. Bonnie, this tablesetting is not only beautiful but elegant too. I adore the color palette of red, cream, and gold. It creates such a stunning setting. I would love to be a guest at this pretty table. Merry Christmas, sweet friend!!!

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  22. So simple and classy, Bonnie! Love it!

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  23. Hi Bonnie! I just love the simple, elegant china pattern that you used. The etched rose bowl used for the hydrangeas makes for such a pretty centerpiece. the pop of red from the ornament on each plate is perfect! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  24. Your table is beautiful, I hope Christmas was everything you wanted it to be.

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  25. Just wanted to stop back by and wish you all the best in this new year.

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  26. A gorgeous table, Bonnie, I love candle-lit dinners. Happy 2019!
    Amalia
    xo

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