Monday, November 24, 2008

Ivory & Gold Table

Hello Everyone!
It's time for another Tablescape Tuesday.
Our formal dining room is done in a traditional style.
It has cherry floors and two paint colors with a chair rail.
For the dishs I used my black and gold set.
I have Waterford crystal champagne glasses.
I placed onaments as a gift for guests at each setting.
I used velvet bows for napkin rings.
The centerpiece angel is made by Lenox.

I hung gold finial ornaments from the chandelier.

71 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Melissa...don't worry one bit about the TT logo. Your table is gorgeous...as is your dining room! This is sooo elegant...just gorgeous! I would feel like royalty dining at your beautiful table. Love the colors in your dining room, too! Susan

Chris said...

Your table is stunning, along with the design of the dining room. Just beautiful. I too would feel like royalty sitting at yoiur table.

L♥ve Ya,
Chris

profenretraite said...

Oh, Melissa... Your home is so beautiful and your tablescape is so elegant! I love your centerpiece. Your dishes and crystal are so lovely.I'm checking out your chandelier because I have a new one to decorate this year. Beautiful post...Debbie

"Blossom" said...

Melissa, you have just the right touch and touch of glass girlfriend. So elegant and the color scheme is right in line with the season. Everything splends well with your decor.
Thank you for stopping by; please send me your address via e-mail at anita@bridalblooms4u.com
Happy Holidays,
Blossom

Pug1 said...

Absolutly beautiful!

Lynne said...

Melissa, this is incredible.. I love the color scheme and the ornaments at each place setting is so special.. I'm sorry to hear about your father..I'll be saying extra prayers for you and your family. I know how tough it can be. I hope he's getting along ok.please keep me posted.
hugs ~lynne~

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Melissa, Your room is fabulous. I love the colors you have chosen for paint. The moulding is beautiful. I love your didningroom set. And your tablescape is to die for. You are really good!!
Hugs, Terrie

Happy To Be said...

Melissa beautiful girl..WOW I love the way you did the chandy and the Dining room is just beautiful..thank you so much for sharing this beautiful room..hugs and smiles Gloria

Kristens Creations said...

Melissa, it's Gorgeous!! I love the chandy! The china is beautiful, you paid attention to every detail. Outstanding job! Kristen

Linda/"mom" said...

MELISSA~ FOR YOUR EYES ONLY ~ Don't post, Sweetie!~~~ You may want to repost the pic here, reversing your flatgware placement... forks go on the left, knives (blade in) & spoons go on the right. (Your beautiful champagne glasses are where they should be). I just took a peek at your pretttty table, & as an Army officer's wife of 38 years, I KNEW you, as a Marine officer's wife, would want *(& need) to know! I won't tell anyone if you don't, kiddo! Mum's the word, ok? Warmly,your friend, Linda ("Mom of a German Shorthair" on RMS)

Linda/"mom" said...

OMG you have one of those "Instant Messages", Melissa!!! (OMG again!!!) ~ Sorry!!! (Sheepish grin here... was TRYING to keep this "on the sly"!)~

Diane said...

Melissa, this is so beautiful! ♥ Diane

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Mom, Oops! I made all kinds of mistakes tonight. LOL! I couln't get this post right for anything. I kept deleting words and pics left and right. I'm sure I knew that about the flatware placement but I see I did it wrong on my last posting for TT as well. Double Oops! It must have slipped my mind or I've been setting it wrong all these years. Oh gosh I hope not anyway! Thanks so much for the visit and reminder. :)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.~Melissa

Carol said...

Oh Melissa, your table is so elegant! Dinner served there will be so wonderful, enjoy!
Smiles,
Carol

Nancy said...

Hi Melissa, this is gorgeous!!! Love the colors!

JyLnC said...

Melissa - your table top is beautiful I didn't even notice the silverware being reversed until I read someone's comment. I was too busy looking and enjoying how beautiful your dining room is.

I love the simplicity of the bows on the napkins and chairs. It is elegant without being over the top. The ornament gift is an awesome idea and I am so impressed with how you decorated your chandelier.

Beautiful - thanks for inspiring me to put more thought into my table tops.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Melissa!

Thank you for the order for the set of leopard print ornaments. I'll try to get them shipped out on wednesday. Thanks again! Your dining room is gorgeous as is your tablescape. I'll be posting mine in about 30 minutes.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Melissa, Do not feel bad one second about placement. I posted a tablescape where I had the iced teaspoon mixed in with flatware...I think I put in between the knife and the spoon. Anyway, I've since read you present them with the tea is served, if they are needed. Plus, I asked Miss Janice at "Etiquette with Miss Janice", and she told me you can place them on the table resting on a knife rest, kind off to side. So...trust me...we ALL make these little mistakes. But who cares...it's all for fun and play! Right? We are too busy looking at your gorgeous dining room and tablescape to notice the little silly stuff...so don't you waste one moment worrying! :-)

Bo said...

Elegant doesn't seem like a good enough word to describe your gorgeous tablescape! The gift ornaments are a nice thought too.
Great job... ;-) Bo

PAT said...

Beautiful table! Your dining room is gorgeous!

Glenda said...

I don't care where the knife and fork are as long as they are within reach. Your entire dining room is enough to make me drool.

I love it all, and that lovely angel in the center is the perfect thing for a family gathering, to keep us mindful and thankful.

squawmama said...

Good morning sweet Melisa.... what a beautiful dining room your have... very elegant... Your tablescape was simply exquisite and I would love to be sitting at that table with you... Thanks and have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

ellen b. said...

Even though I'm a home economics major I wouldn't have spotted the flatware being out of place. So much else caught my eye. You have a gorgeous dining area to create this fabulous tablescape in! Enjoy...

laurie said...

Melissa, this is absolutely gorgeous! What an elegant and inviting holiday table in an elegant and inviting dining room! So many special touches. I love them all! laurie
p.s.: A home ec teacher once taguth me to remember knife on the right because "knife" and right" both have 5 letters, and fork on the left, because they both have 4 letters. I have to count letters every time I do a place setting!

The Kusibab Family said...

That is amazing. Wish I could over and eat. You are so talented.

tardevil said...

Oh girl, you have pleased my eyes today! That table is gorgeous! Have you seen those photos enlarged? Love the angel holding the tassel & the T.K. ornaments are perfect. Looks like the queen is coming for Christmas at your house! You go girl!

Shelia said...

Melissa! This is so beautiful! You've done an outstanding job. Your table is so very elegant!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

Hi Melissa! WOW! I love it! I enlarged the pictures and everything is soooooo lovely! Even the paint choices on your walls. You have a beautiful table and a beautiful home!

Barb Garrett said...

Melissa - so, so pretty. The gold is very elegant but yet your table doesn't look stuffy. I promise after things settle down I will get with you and we can meet for coffee, etc. Your home is just lovely and inspiring! Blessings, Barb
www.gritsglamour.blogspot.com

bj said...

Oh, what a lovely tablescape and to die for dining room...love it every bit.

Peggy said...

Your table setting is so elegant! The bows on the chairs are a nice touch. You have such a talent for pulling it all together. happy Thanksgiving to you and your. Peggy from PA

Cary said...

I love the bows on the back of your chairs!

Diane said...

Melissa, You are just too awesome for words! I ordered the tree!!! I updated my blog post with a picture too. Whooo Hoooo!!! ☺♥☺ Diane

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous! It's so elegant. I'd invaribly spill something on myself or blow my nose into one of those lovely napkins.

I don't get to town much.

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape, Melissa! It looks very festive and formal and guests will feel very special dining here for sure. And how thoughtful of you to give them Thomas Kinkade ornaments! You are the most gracious hostess. Your dining room is beautiful as a whole, you picked just the right colors....Christine

ann said...

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING.EVERYTHING IS SO ELEGANT.AW----------ANN

Melanie said...

What a priviledge to sit at that table. :-) I love how it tones with your room so well. Gold and ivory are such a classic match. :-) i've not yet decided what crockery to use here. The Doulton would be traditional, but I don't yet know what our theme will be. Lasy Christmas it was Cluedo (Clue) where we dressed as a character from the game, made a body etc. if we do go with the Mikado idea, I thinkwe'll have to use the oriental set. LOL Ooo decisions decisions.

The warmth and love you have for your house is a pleasure to share. Thank you Melissa.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This really is lovely! I popped over from a link on another blog, and I'm so glad I did. Your colors are so Christmasy, and I love your beautiful Waterford goblets. Marvelous job!

XO,

Sheila

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Glenda!
You are so kind.
Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Lorrie said...

Hi Melissa, what an elegant table, it looks just beautiful!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lynne said...

Melissa thanks so much for the visit. I'm glad you like the candleholders. I've had alot of fun with them. I hope this evening finds your daddy doing ok this evening..Looks like your beautiful table is a huge hit as it should be..~lynne~

profenretraite said...

Hi Melissa...Just stopping by to wish you and your family a happy Thankgiving. Give Chestnut a hug for me...Debbie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, Thanks for stopping by, Kevin (hubby) says everyone is going to be tired of pictures of our house. LOL! I don't have a lot more to show you. Just the kitchen and outside, when I get that done. I'm like you and still have my fall wreath up. Well, it's still fall, but when you have a christmas tree up, hmmmm...... HeHe. I did get your e-mail. I hope you found the storage bins. The christmas swag is a little longer and I was going to tell you when it arrives, just straighten out the bottom. The box was almost long enough. I tied it in, so it should look fine when you get it. Have a great thanksgiving. I put off going to the store until tomorrow. Uh Oh! I just have to make a fruit salad to take to my aunt's. She's a cooking teacher so she always has a wonderful meal. I hope you don't have to slave to much in the kitchen! Talk to you soon, Kristen

Kristen said...

Beautiful table. I love the bows on the chairs.

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a beautifully elegant table! Your home is beautiful, too...very warm and inviting!
My 30 year old daughter has been setting the table since she was a toddler and we still have to remind her where the flatware goes!!! :) she has more important things to be thinking about...like not breaking the dishes!!!
Thanksgiving Blessings~

Carol said...

Melissa,
Warm wishes for a wonderful 'Thanksgiving Day'!
Blessings,
Carol

Happy To Be said...

Melissa have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Sweetie said...

Your table is absolutely exquisite. You have exceptional talent.
Sweetie

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh my goodness! So rich and sophisticated! You are good, girl!

lvroftiques said...

Gawgeous Melissa!! I would be thrilled to pieces to sit down to a table this beautiful! Vanna

Daphine said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Looks like a picture taken from a magazine! Just beautiful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pat said...

Hi Melissa

Your table is set so elegantly and your dining room is beautful! I love the red and gold color combinations.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanskgiving!

Hugs, Pat

Carrie said...

Hello Melissa,
Happy Thanksgiving and Congratulations!
You're the first winner on the Holiday Giveaway at Carola Nativity Gallery blog.
I need you to tell me if you want the plate or the Advent calendar. Also, an address so I can get it out to you tomorrow.
Thank you for entering the giveaway,
Carrie

Carrie said...

Hello Melissa,
Happy Thanksgiving and Congratulations! You're the first winner of the Holiday Giveaway at Carola Nativity Gallery blog.
Please let me know which prize you would like 00 the plate or the Advent calendar. Also, an address so I can mail it out tomorrow.
Thanks for entering the giveaway,
Carrie

ann said...

CONGRATS MELISSA,YOU WON FIRST PLACE.I WON 2ND.I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER WON ANYTHING IN MY LIFE.YEA-----------YIPPEEEEEEEEEE.I HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A HAPPY THANKSGIVING .THIS IS SURELY ONE I'LL NEVER FORGET..ANN

Carrie said...

Hello again Melissa,
Since I'm unable to use my other e-mail from where I am at my sister's home, please send your information to:
lydya@comcast.net
Thank you,
Carrie

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Melissa, the colors in your dining room are SO pretty! Everything is beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

"Blossom" said...

Melissa,
Please send me at touchbyablossom@msn.com
your home address.
thanks,
Blossom

profenretraite said...

Hi Melissa...You've been tagged! Come over to get it...Debbie

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Melissa! Your room looks so beautiful and elegant and peaceful. Just the right touch of glamour to enhance the food but not overwhelm the senses! It looks amazing! :) ~ Laurie

Diane said...

Hi Melissa,
I'm so happy to hear the pumpkin cookies turned out well! I made them yesterday, had trouble with the icing again... This happened the last time I made them, it's user error, but aggravating nontheless. Next time I make them, I'm going to chop some Emerald Pecan Pie pecans & add them, tehn skip the icing! ☺
Diane

Lynne said...

Good morning Melissa, thanks for swinging in for a visit.. it is so appreciated..hugs ~lynne~

Pug1 said...

You've been tagged! Come over to get it! Michele

Ginger said...

Very beautiful dining room and your table looks so pretty. Anyone would love to sit there and eat dinner...well, except for my hubby, it would slop something I'm sure. lol.
Ginger

Mama said...

Hello Melissa, I was so flattered to see that you are a follower of my blog as your blog is wonderful, your tablescape is stunning and goes so well with your beautiful dinning room. Kathy

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a lovely and stunning table you set!

Carol said...

I think my new favorite color scheme is gold, red and Christmas at your house. Just amazing! Carol

Jules said...

I love your table settings. Everything looks beautiful. I love the ivory bows as napkin rings!

niartist said...

Wow Melissa, this is beautiful! I found your blog through Lynne, and I just love love love this tablescape! Very beautiful!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This has to be one of my favorite color schemes. It is exquisite! Tablescapes can truly make any meal presentation a success. It could possibly make the dinner seem tastier ;)

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Melissa I just had to comment here! Your dining room is esquisite! The colors and chandy! Yesterday I bought some fabric to recover my dining chairs and it looks so much like yours! If you have time click on my blog and see them because I did a post on me covering them for myself.

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