Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday

I'm not ready to start with Valentine decor so I'm going with a winter theme for today's tablescape, I quickly put something together using what I have around the house.

I guess the inspiration for the color scheme and theme came from these napkins I found a few weeks ago at Home Goods. They have a gold snowflake embroidered on one corner of each.
I used my gold damask tablecloth and black chargers with a gold/bronze edges. The white plates and crystal goblets are all gold rimmed. The gold jeweled napkin rings are upright and have a napkin standing in each of them.
The black handled flatware was a steal at Ross a few months ago. I wouldn't have bought it, but it has a four piece place setting and was only $3.99!!!
Yep, check it out here, can you believe it!
I won't be using them daily, but they are fine for playing with tablescapes and maybe using occasionally at a luncheon or tea party!

For the centerpiece I started with the large gold mirror and draped a black mesh shawl on it. I again used my gold mercury glass compote. I'm really getting my money's worth from this one, and it only cost $5.99! I filled it with a black velvet stole, two gold mesh table runners, gold and pearl beads, and the two jeweled gold mercury glass balls.
I'm tying to think what to call this tablescape, maybe golden snowflakes and jewels, or midnight and golden snowflakes. Any suggestions?

A view from the top:

I do like those little golden snowflakes:
Thanks to Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursdays so we can play with our dishes every week! Go here for lots more inspiration.

Have a happy day!
God Bless.

Katherine

30 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dramatic. This table makes a big statement. I am not ready for valentine's decor yet, either. Not for 2 more weeks.
Very, very attention grabbing!
Yvonne

The American Homemaker said...

That looks very beautiful and elegant :)

ellen b said...

Hi Katherine! Love your winter table. Black and gold is so rich looking!! Great inspiration and follow through!!

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- very elegant !

Linda said...

I love the black and gold. Very dramatic and fun at the same time. I'm not ready for Valentine's decorations yet either.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Katherine sweetie...
How elegant this is. I love the black and gold combination. It is so rich laying on the table displayed as you have put it. So very elegant.

I love the little snowflakes on the napkins, such a nice touch and the silverware is just beautiful. I am afraid at 3.99, I would have snatched it up too.

Your centerpiece is just beautiful. What a dramatic table setting. Thank you for sharing.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Sarah said...

The black and gold make for a dramatic look for your winter table. I agree with you about holding off on Valentine's decor for a few weeks yet.

Southern Touch Catering said...

Katherine, I know what to call it- Beautiful! It is definately dramatic. Love the black.

Rettabug said...

Ooooo, very dramatic, Darh-link! I'm surprised you didn't add some of your beautiful yellow depression plates to the scene. They would have picked up the gold nicely. It is beautiful just the way it is, though.
What a bargain on the black handled silverware! ~Lucky Dog~Lucky Dog~

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous table, Katherine!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love black and gold together and you've really done pulled this combination together beautifully. What a steal you found with that stemware. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love the setting dramatic and interesting as well just pretty, I lve the black and gold together, thanks for sharing, loved the post.

Eileen said...

So elegant! And so unique! And wonderful deals!
I really love your centerpiece, very creative.
I'm not quite ready for Valentine's Day either, in fact, I'm not ready at all and did not tablescape this week!
All the best,
Eileen

Jeanette said...

I love that you did gold snowflakes! Usually they are done in silver and the gold really adds elegance.

Treasia Stepp said...

Dramatic and lovely to say the least. The color combination is perfect. I love the idea of naming it "Molten Gold Midnight Madness".

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Katherine~I too am not ready to decorate for Valentine. I've still got remnants of Christmas displayed. It went by sooo quickly, I feel like enjoying it a little longer.
what a stunning setting. your tablescape has a regal feel with the gold and black. My favorite creative touch has to be the napkins rings with the perched napkins inside, it's so clever.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Sandy said...

Beautiful, love the napkins and the centerpice.
Sandy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Just gorgeous. The black and gold is just so pretty and so elegant. What a lovely table. Hugs, Marty

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a dramatic tablesetting!! I especially love the snowflake napkins. Beautiful!

Mimi said...

Love the black and gold!

jilly said...

So pretty, I love the midnight golden snowflakes!

A Hint of Home said...

I just love the napkins and the way you did your centerpiece. It all looks great, as usual.

Bill said...

Hi Katherine,
I love the drama and sophistication of this one! Black and gold is such a rich, regal combination. I smiled when you said you were trying to decide what to call it. I often do that too. Set the table ... and then try to "assign" a title and/or theme to it!

Warmest regards,
Bill

Love Bears All Things said...

Black Tie?

I love it. It is very romantic. I really love the napkins and the way you presented them.
Mama Bear

bunny, The Paris House said...

Katherine, I love your table setting. The black and gold is pure elegance and style. Perfect for this time of the year. It reminds me a bit of some of the Venetian table settings I have seen in Italy. You are so creative!!
xoxo
Bunny

parTea lady said...

This is a lovely and dramatic tablescape. The snowflake napkins are great and what a wonderful find that cutlery was. I liked how you incorporated the large fringed cloth into the centerpiece.

Joy said...

I love those pretty napkins, everything looks great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Marilyn said...

What a very classy tablescape. I love the black and gold together.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty!
What a deal on the flatware..I wouldn't have passed that up either!
Your Disney post was great...looks like fun!
We haven't been there in over 20 years! I'd love to see it again with my gkids..

Anonymous said...

Wow, another stunning page!!! I love the black, gold and white. What a steal for the flatware too!!! You are queen of tablescapes!!! I share your love for dishes so I always enjoy your posts with the settings.

Janet