Monday, November 15, 2010

A Perfect Setting's Christmas Cover

If you live in the Richmond, Virginia area or the Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina area, be on the lookout for RSVP Publication's postcard deck this week.  A Perfect Setting's Christmas table appears on the front cover.  Yes, it's a little early for a Christmas table just yet, but the holiday issue of RSVP goes out in November and it was a great opportunity for a little extra publicity.  For anyone coming over from RSVP, welcome!!  Come in and get in the holiday spirit!

The table began with an ivory cut tablecloth, embroidered with holly.

The centerpiece consisted of a cherub holding a bowl of Leland cypress, assorted fruits, and berries.  The base of the centerpiece was filled with cypress and berries.  Gold glittery sticks were added to both the top and bottom for depth and sparkle.  The centerpiece was placed on mirrors.  Small crystal vases of red roses were placed on each side of the centerpiece, and table gems were placed on the mirrors.

On each side of the mirrors, antique crystal candlelabras were placed with gold glitter candles.  The candlelabras were my grandmother's and mother's.

The place setting began with gold chargers, and Lenox Courtyard china.

At each place setting, a Heisey sherbet glass holds three types of Christmas greens--pine, cypress and holly, glitter sticks and an ornament placecard holder.

The iced beverage stem has a gold rim--I think it's Lenox (not quite sure), and the white wine glass is Gorham Crown Point.  The red wine balloons were purchased at Kohl's, a few years back, but I think you can buy them now at Tuesday Morning.

Can you see the holly leaves on the red napkins?  The napkin rings are Lenox and were purchased at Tuesday Morning.

Various red and gold votives were placed on the table and crystal salt cellars were used at each place setting.

A glass of cranberry champagne awaits you on the sideboard.

Sterling is Lunt.

Front cover of RSVP
Back of front cover

Enlarged copy of front cover.

Thanks for visiting today!  Hope this will get you in the "mood" for a little Christmas decorating!  Come back and see me, and for now I'm striving for A Perfect Setting!!



  1. Your table setting is fabulous, warm, rich & inviting. TY for sharing. Yes, Susan does present us with exquisite ideas.

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    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. How exciting! Congrats on the cover. Your dining room is lovely and the table setting is absolutely gorgeous. I would love for us to meet for lunch sometimes. Email me when you have some free time.
    Hugs, Sherry

  3. Your table is lovely. Thanks for stopping by today.


  4. Hi lovely lady. Your Christmas Tablescapers are so Beautiful as all ways !! You must have been doing this for a long time !! Your Prfect Setting was my first time to become a follower ! love your Tablescapers.

  5. A very perfect table. so rich so inviting and you use all colours very smartly... something very beautiful ...
    Did you like to have a cup of tea with some very sweet cookies with me? please come at

  6. How exciting to be featured! The table is just beautiful -- stunning centerpiece, and I love the individual arrangements in the sherbets!

  7. A very elegant table. The red in your glasses and napkins just pop against the beautiful embroidered tablecloth. I can see why you were're very talented.

  8. Congratulations on the cover! Your table is gorgeous!

  9. Your table looks so magnificent and elegant!..Christine

  10. What a beautiful table! It is so elegant with such special details.

  11. Congratulations on your RSVP cover! That's terrific!!! The table is beautiful, and I love the lush centerpiece! Fabulous!!!

  12. How pretty -- this looks like a wonderful table for a beautiful Christmas dinner. Truly cover worthy.

  13. Very elegant. I love the cherub and all the sparkly crystal. It;s quite lovely.

  14. Beautiful table and Congratulations on making the cover!! Very cool!!

  15. Your centerpiece is lovely...the pineapple rings of Williamsburg. The flutes on the sideboard, topped by the gorgeous berry wreath are a marvelous amendment to your beautiful tablescape. Thank you for sharing your 'cover worthy' design. Cherry Kay

  16. Totally magnificent!!! ALL your table settings, I saw them all,your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous and the Christmas one is stunning! Congrats on your cover and for your beautiful tables, I'm excited I found your blog so I can get many very nice ideas from you!
    Thank you very much.

  17. I usually "lurk" and don't comment much, but I want to tell you this is simply gorgeous in every aspect!

  18. Best table settings I've seen on the internet. Very elegant. I love the baroque gold charger plates. Any idea where I can get some like that?

  19. Such gorgeous eye-candy! Love this Christmas tablescape! Thanks for sharing inspiration. I'd love to share some of these inspirations on my Pinterest board of christmas table decorations if you won't mind. Cheers!