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Friday, January 3, 2014

My Silver and Sage-Green Holiday Table

I enjoy decorating our dining table for Christmas and the New Year.
Usually, I change the table setting for these two occasions. 
This December, I decided to create just one setting with the theme  of Winter Wonderland.
My task was to use things which I've already have in the house with minimal new purchases.
My favorite elements were two long curtains used as a tablecloth,
a big lilac branch from my garden decorated with icicles, 
rosemary from the garden for napkins and burlap ribbon.
These are some pictures.
 Rosemary is not only a beautiful addition for napkins, but it gives such a wonderful smell...
I tried to keep the color scheme of the table simple with very few colors - silver, white and sage green.




 Paperwhites pleased me this year. 
For the first time ever, they didn't grow extremely long leaves which used to flop to the sides.
What I did different this year - I  gave the bulbs very little water.
 My boys made this gingerbread house, and I think they did a good job, better than they ever did!


 The prints on the wall reflect my Russian heritage.
 I used to see them in Russian museums and books,
and I bought them when the boys were little and liked to listen to Russian fairy tales.
I paid only several dollars for each high quality print, but then, transferred them to canvas and splurged on the really nice frames when the framing store ran a good sale.


 This silver tea set was a gift for our wedding, but the rest of the silver is my flea market 
and rammage sale finds.


 Our Christmas tree came from a family tree farm (shown HERE) which we visit every December.
It has become our family tradition.
Our boys enjoy choosing the tree, watching it been shaken and wrapped and then decorating it.








 This lilac branch grew very close to the ground and needed to be cut.
I'm glad I kept it till the Holiday Season since it's perfect for decoration -
 it's pretty hard and can hold the ornaments.




 The time between two winter holidays is a perfect time to buy seasonal decorations.
I was able to find another deer which joined my first deer on the table for the New Year celebration.
I've already told my boys that each of them will have his own deer when
they'll have their own Christmas tree.









***Copyright 2014 TatyanaS

49 comments:

  1. I could sit and marvel at all the beautiful items in your Christmas house for hours. Just lovely. The soft light really makes it cozy.

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    1. GoSS, thanks! Yes, that room is very cozy, especially around holidays. I'm glad you like it!

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  2. Tatyana, I LOVE your holiday house! Great job!

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    1. Betty, thanks! I enjoyed decorating it.

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  3. Absolutely Gorgeous!

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  4. I absolutely love your dining room and the colour scheme is very much my style. My house is filled with deep, crimson red, silver, gold and green in most of the rooms and I loved all your details like the rosemary on the napkins, a nice little touch. Happy New Year!

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    1. Helene, thank you so much! Decorating gets a bit easier when you can run into your own garden and pick up some herbs, branches, etc. Happy and Healthy New Year to you!

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  5. Ślicznie zastawiony i udekorowany stół na okres Świąt i Nowego Roku. Dobry pomysł z rozmarynem, bo daje zapach. Podobają mi się obrazy na ścianach. Elegancko wszystko wygląda.
    Życzę wspaniałego 2014 roku.
    Kiedyś byłyśmy nawzajem obserwatorami naszych blogów. Proponuję to znowu zacząć :). Pozdrawiam.
    Beautifully decorated table set with and for a period of Christmas and New Year. Good idea with rosemary, because it gives the smell. I like the paintings on the walls. Elegantly everything looks.
    I wish you a wonderful 2014.
    We used each other observers of our blogs. I suggest it to start again :). Yours.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Giga! Happy 2014!

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  6. Just lovely Tatyana! Your photos are as amazing as ever! Happy New Year!

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    1. Andrea, Happy and Healthy New Year to you! I am glad you liked my photos, Thanks!

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  7. Tatyana, you are the queen of elegance. What a pleasure to scroll through these amazing photos. You are so talented!! From the Russian artwork to the little shrimp cocktails--totally classy. I love the Rosemary and the lilac branch and the deer and the tea set... Thank you for sharing the beauty of your home with us. May your new year be filled with blessings.

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    1. Grace, I appreciate your comment! It was fun to prepare the table for the Holidays. I saw so many beautifully decorated tables and wanted our own house to look special for the boys, DH and our relatives.

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  8. That must have been a sumptuous meal...it's stunning. I loved every detail...and the prints on the wall add that perfect touch. Happy New Year.

    Jen

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    1. Jen, thank you! We had a turkey on the 25th and a roast on the New Year.

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  9. OHHH What a beautiful tabel.
    Meta

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  10. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful setting! It was a pure joy to see!
    Have a wonderful new year.
    http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I'm pleased you liked my table setting!

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  11. What a lovely table...so simple and elegant and that rosemary adds a festive touch!!

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    1. Donna, thank you! Rosemary grows just behind that window.

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  12. Stunning and very elegant!

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  13. Hi Tatyana, that is certainly a festive and elegant table setting! You did a wonderful job in decorating it! I love your silverware and stemware. The long legged deer are truly eye catching. great that you got the second one for the Sylvester dinner table. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year 2014! Hopefully it will be a good one for the gardens as well!
    Christina

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    1. Christina, thanks! It's a good thing I have only two boys, otherwise I'd have a whole herd of deer! Happy New Year to you too!

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  14. Truly an excellent taste you have Tatyana.
    I could never imagine this world class decor you had set up with something so delicate yet practical.
    As you mentioned getting them in simple places like flea markets and printing them the the pictures for few dollars.
    They all look so very expensive.
    You really got hand for a world class decor sets.
    Have a wonderful New Year!!!

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    1. Hi James and thank you for your kind words! Happy New Year!

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  15. What a beautiful table you have set, Tatyana! I love all the little touches you have added, such as the rosemary sprigs in the napkins. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and best wishes in the New Year!

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    1. Thank you Rose! I enjoyed playing with this table and I'm glad you like it! The Best wishes for 2014!

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  16. Very elegant! Your dining room is so warm and beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  17. This really captures the season so well! It seems like a lot of work, but you have a great design sense so it's probably easy for you. I love the lighting, and the simple things like the sprigs of evergreens. Very nice.

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    1. Beth, thanks! It was fun to decorate the room and the table. I started in the beginning of December and added the elements step by step. I liked the process itself. Happy New Year!

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  18. Hi Tatyana***** seriously classy

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    1. Happy New Year, Alistair! And thank you SO much!

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  19. Lindas imagens!
    Grande abraço.
    Sonia Guzzi

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  20. loving the reindeer and the branch tree my narcissus did poorly this year

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    1. Unknown, these particular bulbs gave me not many blooms too!

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  21. Very lush and elegant. I especially love the limited palette and the draping of the tablecloth.

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    1. Ricki, thanks! It was interesting to go away from red and green (that are beautiful!) and try different colors.

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  22. Your home and decorations are incredibly beautiful and elegant, Tatyana! I thought the prints on your wall were priceless paintings! Your images are always great but these are very special! Will you be decorating a table at Lakewold next year?

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    1. Peter, thank you! I'm glad you liked it! I am smiling - if those were priceless paintings, I wouldn't have any plants in my garden, he-he!
      I ordered these prints from Russia, and they are very good quality. I decided to have what I like although they are not original paintings. I remember one salesperson was trying to sell me some abstract artwork, because it was original! I said that I'd rather have reproductions which are meaningful to me, bring good memories, evoke good feelings and are based on the paintings of great artists.
      Lakewold? Do you think I am ready for it?

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  23. You are absolutely ready to do a table at Lakewold! You have an excellent eye for design and I love your style!

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    1. I am smiling. Thank you Peter for your trust in me!

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