Do you remember the lyrics to the Christmas hymn “Silver & Gold”?
It goes like this:
“Don’t give me a mansion on top of a hill
Don’t give me the world With a shallow thrill
But just give me a Savior, My life He can hold
I’d rather have Jesus than Silver & Gold “
That song kept going over and over in my head as I put together this tablescape of Silver & Gold.
Above is a Silver & Gold cookie jar sitting on a gold mirrored tray that I turned upside down.
I started with a white tablecloth and added a gold charger and gold flatware. I then added a white and silver dinner plate with a Christmas tree in the center.
The salad plate is more silver designs and snowflakes.
The soup bowl mirrors the dinner platte with a Christmas Tree in the center.
This dinnerware is new this year and I really like the pattern of silver Christmas trees and snowflakes.
The vintage stemmed glass ware with a gold rim, team nicely with the water glasses sporting whimsical “be naughty” and “be nice” script!
The centerpiece is a garland of white, silver and gold nestled on a mirror with gold mercury vases. At night, the little fairy lights are magical.
There are white candles sitting atop gold mercury candlesticks.
The gold pinecones have such a pretty glow at night.
Silver & Gold All Around The House
My Silver & Gold decor is also on the hutch beside the table.
And under the tree is a giant Silver & Gold present…
and a Silver & Gold nutcracker and giant ornament keeping watch by the door.
Thank you for stopping by my Silver & Gold tablescape!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
I want to thank my friend Chloe Crabtree for organizing the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop. I don’t think most people realize just how much work goes into putting these Blog Hops together. There are so many talented table stylists out there. Thank you Chloe!
Home is Where the Boat Is | Everyday Living | Knock it Off Kim | A casa di Bianca
Life and Linda | The Painted Hinge | Panoply | Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Debbee’s Buzz | Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Living With Thanksgiving
Home and Gardening With Liz
Red Cottage Chronicles | The Painted Apron | Our Crafty Mom | Celebrate & Decorate
From My Carolina Home | Sweet Sensations | Me and My Captain
Zucchini Sisters | Blue Sky at Home
Sandra L. Garth (@sandraleegarth) says
Oh Kari this is so pretty! I’ve never seen a gold & silver cookie jar and it’s perfect for your elegant table. I love it when the theme is carried to adjoining areas, your styling is always on point. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you and thank you for the kind words you’ve shared with me recently. Merry Christmas my friend!
Merry Christmas Sandra….and hugs always
Chloe Crabtree says
Here I am, better late than never! I don’t think I knew those words to that song. I know the Silver and Gold by Burl Ives, but yours comes with such moving lyrics. I love the delicate look to the silver design on your plates. All of the accents in silver and gold are perfect for carrying through your theme and mixed metals are always a good choice! Merry Christmas my dear friend and thank you for hopping with me!
It is never too late for good wishes and happiness dear Chloe! You are in my prayers, as I know how stressful “taking on a young family” can be. I’ve done it. Twice, with two different sets of grand kiddos. It is especially difficult, because they are yours and you love ’em like crazy, but it does take a toll on us as we get older and they seem to get younger. LOL . I know you understand that.
I wish for you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully happy and prosperous New Year. Hugs Always and Love
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight says
Kari, I love the elegant style you’ve created for Christmas. The plates are beautiful and I’m especially enamored of the scalloped edge on the salad plate. So graceful and unusual. I can just imagine everything bathed in candle light — I’d never leave the table! Happy Holidays!
Thank you Sandra for your kind comments. That is why we do what we do isn’t it? We like to please and set a pleasing table for family and loved ones AND our fellow bloggers to enjoy and if I am being truly honest, I do it for me, because I love to sit and look at a pretty tablescape. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you and yours.
Kari, I love the metallic silver and gold. I wasn’t familiar with the song and it’s a sweet one. The dinnerware has wonderful designs and it perfect for your tablescape. All the mirrors and mercury glass are just right for your theme. Beautiful table. Happy to be hopping with you again and Merry Christmas.
thank you for stopping by Carol. Merry Christmas
Kari, I am in love with your gold ornament cookie jar. I wish I could join you for a cuppa and a chocolate sour cream cookie! Your silver Christmas Eve dinnerware is so pretty. I love the delicate snowflakes and the scalloped edges of the salad plates. Your dining room must really sparkle at night with the mercury glass candles and fairly lights resting atop the mirror. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you. I’m glad to hear your foot is healing! Have a wonderful Christmas!
I am too Rebecca…it was really the inspiration for my silver rand gold tablescape. I actually wanted to get a pic of the table at night and might still get a shot and stick it in the post.And thank you for the concern over my foot as it is healing nicely. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Donna Bianca says
Kari, your tablescape is perfect for an elegant, classic Christmas. Love your plates, they are gorgeous! Bravo!
thank you Donna…Merry Christmas to you and yours.
So many pretty silver and gold details on your table and that you’ve used to deck the halls Kari! I love the soothing color palette and the break from the traditional red and green…it’s calm and peaceful to the eye! The pattern with the salad plates is perfect for the winter months too.As always it’s a joy to blog hop with you, Merry Christmas!
thanks Mary I have really “fallen” for the silver and gold…the plate pattern are about as close as we are going to get to snow here in Florida! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Kari, the silver and gold is absolutely gorgeous! I am a sucker for silver and gold in decorating for the holidays, especially the table! Everything is just so pretty and I love that dinnerware! The tree pattern is very elegant and you’ve pulled the pieces together beautifully! I love that song also!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Love and hugs!
Thanks Benita, tis the season for sure! We all need to take time to Enjoy the holidays, and remember our dear friends… at this Blessed time of the year. Hugs and Blessings Always.
Very very nice!
Bella la tavola e gli oggetti (giganteschi) fuori dalla tavola! chissà se riuscirò a trovare qualcosa del genere a casa mia!
Arrivo qua, nel tuo blog, grazie al blog di Donna Bianca
Thank you so much for stopping by Donna and for your kind comments. Merry Christmas
Wow your silver and gold tablescape is just gorgeous! Your plateware is so pretty – I’ve never seen that pattern before and I love it! Everything is just so pretty and sparkly! So happy to be hopping with you!
Thanks Michelle….it is always fun to meet new bloggers and to enjoy new friendships…and you have been a trooper these last few blog hops. Thanks for stopping by.
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley says
Your silver and gold table is beautiful, I am enjoying all of the details, going over the photos several times. That cookie jar is wonderful, I’ve never seen such a beautiful cookie jar! There is so much I love, from the pattern on the plates to the gold rimmed stemware – even the naughty one! But I am really crushing on your giant nutcracker!! He is special! There to greet everyone as they come in the dinning room. Always a pleasure hopping with you, I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!
Thanks Ann for your kind comments! I adore the cookie jar, it is one of my favorite pieces. …and right now it is stuffed with the most delicious chocolate sour cream cookies which I will be posting the recipe soon…wish we bloggers could all sit down together and have a cuppa and a cookie and just chat. Merry Christmas!
Hi Kari, your silver and gold is gorgeous. The Christmas Eve dishware is so beautiful. Love the large cookie jar! The naughty and nice glassware is precious. What a delightful beautiful table to sit down and enjoy. I see you and I have similar taste, since I have two of those nutcrackers. Isn’t QVC the greatest? Always a pleasure to join you. Merry Christmas Kari.
Yes, Linda we do have some of the same taste. I have ordered from QVC for over 20 years as I mostly do on-line shopping and they always have everything I want. I also have two of the large nutcrackers and snow men! I’m hopeless. LOL I know you and I both have the Waterford crystal trees and I don’t think you can get them anymore. Thanks for stopping by my friend and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Your lovely holiday table and decor had me hearing the tune from Rudolph; “silver and gold.” Kari, did you mention the pattern of your dishes? They have so many pretty details like the scalloped edge of the luncheon plates. And that cookie jar is super special! In Florida, I’ll bet your guests feel they have been transported to a scene from White Christmas. Beautiful.
Oh Debbie don’t you know it! My dinnerware is about the closest we will get to snow here in Florida. Although, many years ago, there were snow flurries in Miami which is about 2 hours south east of us. (we are on the gulf side of this peninsula state and on a Cape to boot!) Of course, the flurries never did anything but swirl around in the air for a bit. LOL
My dinnerware is called “Christmas Eve”, by Temptations!
the Painted Apron says
So beautiful Kari, and I can see why you chose silver and gold for your theme, you have so many stunning pieces! The nutcracker and giant ornament are fabulous! Your china is so different, I’ve never seen anything like it! I love the church and house on the sideboard, so pretty! The naughty and nice glasses really add an element of fun too, I hope you have a wonderful holiday and send us some of your warm weather please!!
thanks Jenna, I love the mix of metallics, I’m working on sending warmer weather your way!
Everyday Living says
Kari, I just love the silver and gold that you have incorporated. The song lyrics are perfectly suited for your lovely table. The cookie jar is so pretty, it looks like a large ornament. I am loving your new dish ware, I haven’t seen this pattern before. I can just imagine how magical your table is at night. It would be a joy to sit at your table and enjoy sweet fellowship! Thank you for starting my day with such peace and calm!
Thanks Pam for your kind comments. As the end of the year draws closer, I become more and more grateful for all the friends and blessings given to us. Thank you dear friend.
Bonnie Morgan says
Kari, your silver and gold tablescape and room is so beautiful! I love the elegance of all the elements. That was special to have that song in your head as you put your tablescape together!
Your Christmas china is stunning and the chargers are also. I’m loving your gold banned glassware ,gold silverware, mercury glass candlesticks and gilded fruit. Turning your tray upside down was effective and clever to showcase your pretty cookie jar
Indeed your table is magical. I would love to be sitting there visiting with you.
Thank you for your blogging friendship. Wishing you a lovely Christmas with great joy.
Thank you so much Bonnie, I am truly blessed with blogging friends who I feel can sit together for the first time and feel like we have been friends for years. Blessings to you and your family.
Liz @ Home and Gardening WithLiz says
Love the theme for your table! I don’t know that particular song you mentioned but there is a children’s cartoon and one of the featured songs has some lyrics “silver and gold decorations, on every Christmas tree” sung by Burl Ives. Anyway that song came to mind as soon as I started reading this! Your dishes are very pretty and I like the mix of gold elements you’ve added. That’s a beauty of a Nutcracker you have by the door!
Thanks Liz! Burl Ives has so many wonderful Christmas songs and he has sang a rendition of the song in my head (in the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer TV cartoon) so I am sure we are thinking of the same song. I do love nutcrackers and have them all over the house. Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you ad yours.
Rita C. says
Beautiful tablescape, Kari. The pattern of the dishware is delightful, and I like how it’s different for the salad vs the plate and bowl. If ever a guest should feel uncertain about how to act with the elegan feel of the overall design, the stemware is just the right touch to keep guests relaxed with the mood – very cleverly done! I wish I weren’t such a glitter phobe because all that sparkle really makes the table so beautiful, and I also love the glimpse of the hutch. Very, very pretty, and I bet it is spectacular at night. Of course, Nutcrackers are a favorite of mine, and yours is quite regal in his silver, gold and white.
Kari, I’m so glad to have gotten to know you better through blogging, and I believe it’s these tablescape events and Chloe that I have to thank for that. Merry Christmas, my friend!
Thank you Rita and I feel the same way about all the wonderful friendships I have made through blogging and our sweet Chloe has been such a gem in putting all of us together with just the right amount of variations in our styles. I knew when I first met her several years ago…that she was a “keeper”!
It only goes to show that there is no wrong way to set a table and the table elements really don’t matter…. as long as our friends, neighbors and loved ones feel the love that went into preparing and setting up. I know I would be just as comfortable with paper plates and eating from a bag of chips, as a beautiful sit down dinner.
I am so happy and pleased to call you “friend”!
Don’t wear yourself out preparing for all your guests, they will be just as happy being in your lovely, warm and inviting home and celebrating Christmas with you and Mr.P.
Carole @ From My Carolina Home says
It is just lovely, I love the dishes and that stemware adds a bit of whimsy to a beautiful table!
thanks Carole, I thought the naughty and nice was appropriate for this time of year. LOL Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas