Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Veranda Copycat

Today, I am joining a group of bloggers that are showcasing Christmas tablescapes. This blog hop is sponsored by Chloe Crabtree@Celebrate and Decorate. At the end of this post, you will find links to other blogs participating in the blog hop. 

 Years ago, I remember a few linky parties that featured sharing copy cat tablescapes and it was a lot of fun. For my tablescape today, I decided to copy a Veranda tablescape from 2017, that I could not get out of my mind. I saved the magazine because of the beautiful cover photo.
 Do any of you remember this issue? The room is gorgeous as is the elegant tablescape.
How did I do copying the Veranda cover with items I already had?
The Bavarian crystal pattern has so many sizes. I also have tiny liquor glasses that I did not use. All of these belonged to my husband's aunt. I need to do some research and find out the pattern name and when they were made.
The decanter and votive are Victorian cranberry glass overlaid with milk glass.
I love the large lush blooms of amaryllis. I taped the crystal bowl with a grid to hold the heavy blooms. 
I love any excuse to use my Lenox Holiday Christmas china and it is perfect for a formal table. I also used the first formal table cloth I owned that was given to me by my mother-in-law. She did really well with that gift because I have used it for so many years.
Fresh fruit in a pressed glass compote with a natural runner of ivy amid assorted fruit trail under the crystal bowl full of red amaryllis. 
Do you see the little candlewick salt-cellars? You can't see the tiny silver spoons very well that I have enjoyed collecting over the years. Each salt cellar spoon has a different silver pattern.

I placed the silver on the table set in the French style. The back of Buttercup by Gorham is just as lovely as the front. If you want to know more about why the French style of turning the fork tines down evolved in history link here.

Candlelight always adds a festive ambience to any table.
I liked mixing crystal candlesticks with brass candlesticks like Veranda did. The brass added weight to the table and a pretty contrast that also repeated the gold in the chargers. 

I wanted to have my napkins monogrammed but it did not get done. Wouldn't they be beautiful though?  Oh well, maybe next year!

Table Details:

Lenox Holiday China
Gold Chargers- Wal Mart
Bavarian crystal- Family pieces
Napkins- Waterford linens- Home Goods
Sterling flatware- Buttercup by Gorham
Salt Cellars- Antique shops collected over the years
Pressed glass compotes- vintage family pieces
Crystal Bowl for centerpiece-Waterford
Red Amarylis- Grown by me






Blessings to you and your families this Christmas season. 🌲
✨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. Isaiah 9:6
Merry Christmas,