Simple white holiday table. I wanted to use as much white as I could without introducing another color. A "White Christmas" theme.
Using what I have around the house, four silver reindeer with white fur collars, an abalone tree standing in "ice" glass garland and two white Orchids in white planters that I got this summer at a charity consignment shop.
Silver reindeer from Target.
For china for this table I chose white with gold trim and gold plated stainless steel flatware. Thirty-two inch lapkins are from France with my husband's initials. Flatware from Ricci of Italy in Raffaello pattern.
Antique rim soup is French Elite with monogramming done by William Lycett in Atlanta.
Dinner plate is Admiral by Coalport.
Anna Weatherley charger.
Quilted boutis tablecloth from Macy's has scalloped edge.
Stemware left to right: William Yeoward's "Pearl", Simon Pearce's "Stratton" and William Yeoward's "Gloria".
Oval back chairs from Swede Collection. Oushak rug.
If you wanted to change this table up for another dinner the following day, it would be easy to add green plates and switch out the rim soups with an antique green fish plate.
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I switched the styling up in the family room on my Gustavian buffet for December's holiday decor.
I moved my Swedish antique priest's box from the console on the other side of the room to sit on top of my enfilade buffet as the center focal point. I love white interiors any time of year, but I think they look especially nice at Christmas time even if you don't have snow.
This is what it looks like close up. I found this in Sweden on my May 2014 trip. The color is a blue/grey so it fits in very nicely. Since it is in pretty good condition, it could have been in a private family in-home chapel rather than a church. Wish these items could talk as I would love to know more about it. A lot of very skilled hand carving went into making it.
After Christmas this display would look just fine after removing the green trees and gold angel candleholders. I haven't thought yet about what to put on here for Spring.
The wire brush trees have white on them. The white planters that the orchids are in I found at a charity consignment store. Perfect for sliding a potted plant inside. Brush trees from Target.
In this angle view you can see my Swede Collection Gustavian oval-back chairs. Buffet and mirror are Swede Collection also.
Rick helped me get the preserved boxwood wreath attached with a hook on top of the mirror. Couldn't have done it without his help. I decided not to put a bow on it and just leave it natural.
The two gold angel resin candlesticks I purchased around 2000 from Bombay company before they closed their stores.
In this view you can see at the left the Swedish antique column cabinet in the hallway with gold sunburst decor on top which is from Wisteria catalog.
This is a close up view. I added the silver cross.
I am using the column cabinet for wine storage. These cabinets are kinda rare in Sweden so I was very happy to find mine.
I like how the different shades of grey all blend together.
Got the garland on the stairs last Monday. Late but it is on.
Here is a close up of the shatterproof ornaments in turquoise, aqua, lime and silver. The garlands are on double, one on each side of the railing for a fuller look secured with zip ties to not damage the wood. I think I used 14 six-foot garlands but lost track, it could be a couple more. Maybe I will count them when I store them in January.
Just wanted to share with you what Swede Furniture pieces look like in a room. Here is the Lundby mirror over the Gustavian Enfilade Buffet. Accessories are aqua demi john jugs brought over from France and a French iron candlestand. The Lundby mirror is 66" high and goes to the top of the ten foot ceiling. The detail panel on the mirror is a lady riding in a cart pulled by a Swan and a cherub holding a torch. The original I found as a piece of plaster cove molding from Lyon, France that I had flattened and transferred to make this piece. I placed it at the bottom of the mirror rather than the top so people could see it more easily.
I am so proud of the skill and talent of the men and women who carve and construct these pieces.