For the Love of Blue and White – A Christmas Tablescape
We had another great and busy weekend going to parties, time with family, getting ready for Christmas, shopping, wrapping gifts, and just enjoying the excitement of four little men anticipating all the activity of the season. Such a joy!
Last Christmas we had the privilege of hosting a Christmas staff party for my husband’s company, Set Free Alaska. We could have used plastic “china” — and make it look good, but, I have such pretty dishes, and I wanted to pamper and bless the staff that pours out their lives for people everyday. We had about 20 people over, and since my collection is running from over the years, I had the opportunity to make a tablescape, with the love of blue and white.
I got the blue goblets as a wedding gift. I remember registering for 6 of them, and when our friend blessed us with ten, I thought, “when will I ever use 10 of them?!” I’m thankful she had more fore-sight than me! I use them ALL. Then last year, I found 8 more of a slightly smaller size at a thrift store that coordinate exactly! I used them all and was thrilled to use real, beautiful dishes and goblets.
I always have so much fun creating tablescapes, usually with what I have on hand. I decided to go simple and buy a cedar garland and use the candles I had on hand, and let the blue and white set the tone. The scene made me all giddy on the inside.
Over the years I’ve collected items for table settings when things go on clearance after Christmas. I got the napkin rings at Target for at least half off and the chargers were from Bed Bath & Beyond for 50 cents each.
I forgot to take a picture, but you can see it in the background. We had no buffet (it was before the Jelly Cupboard existed), but I wanted a drink station. So I used the Jenny Lind changing table we have (and completely sanitized it) and put some reclaimed wood over the top for a table top. I used the shelves underneath for additional cups and appetizing snacks like chocolate and spiced pecans.
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Hi Cheryl! This is really lovely and I bet your guests enjoyed it so much! I love blue and white too and I really like the way you combined it with the evergreen.
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal
Thank you so much, Lynda! I do believe many of our tastes in décor match. Definitely a fan of your blog whenever I stop by!
Gorgeous. Is that a bar cart or tea table in the background? I made a similar one out of a baby changing table that’s almost identical. They’re so versatile.
Thank you. It was a tea/coffee/hot cocoa bar. It worked out so well. 🙂
Beautiful! What pattern are the blue goblets?
Thank you, Jerusha. I honestly don’t know about the goblets. They came from a higher-end local kitchen store, but there are no markings on them. And I have a smaller set nearly identical I purchased from a thrift store. So my best advice would be just keep your eyes open. Good look finding some. 🙂