Monday, December 20, 2010

Parisian Christmas Tablescape

     While roasting a pork loin and sipping on Tequila Rose I decided to try a new scape, Parisian inspired, and I wanted to use the new green placemats I acquired while playing Pass the Trash at a Christmas party last week.
     TIP:  If you've never tried Tequila Rose, I'd recommend it.  It's a strawberry cream liquor with a hint of Tequila.  My Friend Rose, (that's really her name) served it at the party in little chocolate cups.  She's a fabulous cook.  She is a personal chef.  I've learned a few tricks from her.

I bought the plates at HomeGoods, one here, one there, two there.  That's how it goes when you shop Marshalls and TJ Maxx and Home Goods.

I actually pulled the clock off the wall. 

See that beautiful Waterford wine glass?  I dropped it!  It fell out of my hands onto the padded chair, rolled a little and then I caught it.  No chips.  I just may have cried if it broke.

See that little cordial glass?  I've been drinking Tequila Rose out of it this evening.  YUM!

The lantern is filled with glittery acorns and pinecones.  Wish I had more, but I don't . . . .

The napkin holder was also acquired through Pass The Trash.

The Gallia glass my husband and I received as a wedding gift in 1986.  I still love them as much today as I did then.




Yes, I do think I'd qualify as a "plate addict". 



  1. Very nice tablescape, Linda! The green stemware is favorite color. Love those plates, they would be wonderful in a black and white tablesetting.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi Linda...

    Ohhh my...what a gorgeous table! Of course, I love anything this is right up my "style alley"! Hehe! Love your pretty plates, my friend and you found so many beautiful accessories to complete the theme! Love your big clock and the Christmas lantern! Oooh...and your beautiful green ornate cordial glass is just yummy! Wow...great win on the pretty green placemat and completes your place setting perfectly! Love, love,LOVE your beautiful Parisian table, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Well, I just wanted to come by after reading your sweet, sweet note that you left on my Christmas dining room! Girl, you made my day!!! Thank you so much for the kind compliments! This is the very first time that i have been to visit so I am going to meander around a bit! Just wanted you to know that I'm adding you to my list of blog follows! It's so nice to meet you, Linda!

    Warmest Christmas wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. Such beautiful plates...thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  4. Your plates are great.. I saw some this week that were round and had little scenes around the rim with the larger scene in the middle, didn't get them because i had no thought.. now i think i'll rush back out and pick some up! Your table is wonderful. Love the waterford, I would have died had i chipped one.. lady luck was on your side!! Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the blessings of the new year unfold by the thousands!

  5. Love the green goblet. Good catch! Love that you kept shopping until you had almost all the plates to complete your collection. When the hunt is over, it is almost disappointing, isn't it? Thanks for sharing! CJ

  6. I loved all your plates especially the New York one. Have a Merry Christmas.

  7. Sounds like you had great fun putting this table together, and it shows. A tequila always helps! Happy holidays.