Thursday, December 17, 2009

My first tablescape. . .



Hannukah Celebration!

My first tablescape Thursday! Thanks to Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for hosting. Check out her beautiful cardinal dishes and all the other lovely tablescapes.

This is my tablescape for our family hannukah party. It's my first attempt at a tablescape although I have been collecting dishes since October Lol!
My stepmom Christine, http://christineshomeandtraveladventures.blogspot.com was in town visiting me last weekend and we set a few tables together and I got a feel for it enough to give it a real shot!
We ate latkes (potato pancakes served with sour cream & applesauce). My husband is jewish so in our house we decorate for Hannukah & Christmas! We also celebrate both, so this time of year I get to host lots of gatherings! The latkes have to be served fresh so cooking and serving them is very high maintenance, requiring very simple make-ahead accompaniments! I made baked tilapia with sundried tomatoes & steamed broccoli.
So onto the table. . . .
The majority of the place settings are Sakura Galaxy blue, the napkin rings & napkins are from Homegoods. The flatware was a find ($19.99 for the whole set of 12 place settings & servers) on Ebay.

Below, is a little blue bottle that can hold lamp oil (but my kids are 4, 2, & 8 months so we can't have real fire unless it's up high!). I got this at a thrift store nearby, and it is so evocative of a genie to me.
The three brass candleholders are one of my favorite things on the table. They are so versatile and they look really pretty when they have a light inside them shining through the cut-outs.
See my little dreidel salt & pepper shakers?
I liked them so much I forgot I had a set and bought another set this year!!
I only had 6 of the Galaxy plates so I mixed and matched with some Homer Laughlin cobalt & floral plates. I only have 3 of these, but I am still searching. The problem is, they don't have a named pattern on the plate. . . if you know, please tell me!
I also was short one salad plate so I used a limoges plate that I only have one of. I love cobalt so I got this even though it was only one. I'm glad I did. The chargers underneath are brass with star cut-outs. Again, only 6 of these so I mixed with solid acrylic gold. I got the brass ones at an animal rescue thrift store, all 6 for $3.00! They were very tarnished but shined up so nicely don't you think? They are made in India.
So that's it - my first one, I hope you like it. . . join me next week for it will be Christmas with the kids!!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Kerri! Great job! Your table is beautiful, love the deep cobalt blue against the gold charger plates. I also love your goblets. Great buy on the flatware, I can't believe you got them at that price. The first picture with all the stars look so good, all the pieces blend so well. You are becoming a pro now!...Christine

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  2. Oh Kerri,
    What a gorgeous table! Great job.
    Happy Hannukah!

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  3. Love your table! Your dishes are just gorgeous. Happy Hannukah. --Delores

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  4. Beautiful table!! The blue & gold is gorgeous and I love the napkin rings :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  5. Wow! that is gorgeous, more than awesome for the first one!!!
    Happy Hannukah!
    Dena

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  6. Stunningly beautiful ~
    Happy Hannukah!
    Blessings ~ Maria

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  7. Beautiful blue Hannukah table. I love the napkin rings and the lovely way you put everything together!
    Latkes are one of my favorite. Yummy!
    Congradulations on a fantastic first Tablescape Thursday!
    Happy Hannukah!
    Yvonne

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  8. Wow, your table is stunning...love the cobalt dishes! Can't wait to see how you will top this tablescape...but with Christine for a s/mother I am sure you won't have any problem! Thanks for sharing. Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  9. you're so right.i love BOTH patterns.good luck finding them.....ann

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Those chargers are cabbage leaves from Portugal (Bordello Pinheiro) and I accumulated them over time, found at TJMaxx or Marshalls. Sur La Table has also been known to carry them. Or, try Ebay! --Delores

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  11. Happy Hannukah! I love your dishes - both pattterns are gorgeous! The blues and golds are so lovely on your table.

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