Friday, December 11, 2015

A Nordic Blue Christmas Tablescape

Its a special treat to be part of this Designer Holiday Table Setting Tour
Sumptuous Tablescapes
A group of us are offering up our inspirational ideas for
holiday dining at home.  I can't wait to see what my talented friends 
have in store for us all.  My table setting inspiration is this~
That idea conjures up icy blues in a wintery mix.
It's fun to come up with a theme when throwing a holiday party
as it gives you a sense of direction when decorating the table.
I love using gold for special occasions and to play down its fanciness
I set the table using a mix of different desert plates at each setting.
An animal hide remnant serves as a runner and created a nice place to lay
a glass garland down the center of the table.
Gold rimmed plates and glassware are all vintage.
The brass cutlery was a gift from my parents and its a huge service
for 12 with everything you can imagine.  My mother bought it when we
lived in Thailand and I polished it many many times when my parents were
planning a dinner party.  I grew up in a house of entertaining and setting
 the table was always a big deal as was planning the menu.  
 In another Nordic style moment, a sheepskin decks out the host's chair.
For a simple holiday mood I used greenery and white lights as the backdrop
around our new french doors.  My french cane back chairs have been painted 
with Matthew Mead Studio Metallics in silver.  Mixing up the metallics of 
gold and silver also create a more relaxed yet upscale table, perfect for a fun
dinner party with family or friends.  
Our stately antique mora clock has quintessential Nordic style.  
Old gilded reindeer, also from my childhood spent overseas,  these nordic style charmers
 have little colored mirrors embedded in their craved gilded frames.  
They graced many a Christmas mantle over my childhood years,
 and I love to use them on my table tops for a whimsical holiday feel.
The biggest design element is just using a lot of white with blue glass balls.
Just a few of these glass ornaments in shades of icy blues pair up with european style 
glass garlands to finish the tablescape design.  I am all for using what I have
 and coming up with different ways to display them.  I hope this gives you a few ideas for your holiday dinner table.  Think of how different it would look with red or pink glass balls instead? 
 So easy to change the mood of the table, as long as you keep your main pieces
 in basics of white with metallics in gold, silver or both. 
Now head over and see what my design blogger friends have up their sleeves for their
ideas of sumptuous tablescapes and get loads of holiday inspiration!  

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  1. Amy, this is so pretty and elegant with the icy whites, blues and golds. I love the Nordic look and how you incorporated your family treasures.

  2. So classy, Amy. I love the Nordic Blue theme. Everything looks so beautiful. I also LOVE your french doors. Beautiful job. x

  3. I can only describe your icy blue tablescape as perfection! Your mix of color, texture and those amazing gold touches makes me wish I could dine at your table! And it certainly doesn't hurt that the entire room and beyond is over the top stunning! You make me want to use these colors next year for Christmas!

  4. Oh Amy...your tables are always the best. I am truly loving the beautiful blues this year. While the table is so gorgeous and festive, it also has its sense of sheer serenity. Just beautiful....Merry Christmas to you and your family Amy!...

  5. Amy, you have outdone yourself this is MAGNIFICENT! I love the color palette soooo pretty!! Thank you for the much needed inspiration:)

  6. I absolutely love it Amy- soo soo pretty! The soft subtle blues are just gorgeous with the golds and whites!

  7. It's sooo elegant, I love the touches of gold.....


  8. Beautifully done and so different. I like to change things up a bit when I decorate for the season. The blue is soft and soothing.

  9. We must be sisters from another mister....LOVE the colors and the styling! Thanks for joining in!

  10. Wow, everything about this is so elegant. I absolutely adore the icy blue color scheme paired with the gold. Gorgeous!

  11. It's all so fresh and elegant and chic, Amy! I love the blue mixed with both gold and silver. And your new French doors create the perfect backdrop to this amazing room!

    xoxo laurie

  12. Amy what a beautiful room. Everything is so elegant.

  13. Love this look, so fresh and cheering, especially in a cold, dark climate like Michigan! (where I live)

  14. Gorgeous!!! Simply Gorgeous!!!

  15. I am in the midst of decorating my kitchen/sitting room in Swedish country. This post is inspiring!

  16. Fabulous tablescape! I love the simple yet refreshing touch of your table decors. I'll be pinning this on my christmas table decorations Pinterest board if you won't mind. Cheers and have a happy holiday!


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