We Do Love Elegance at Christmas
And I do love the elegance of a Silver Christmas Tablescape. This silver and cream tablescape was created by Bonnie and shown by Susan from the Between Naps on the Porch Blog on one of her websites home tours pages. The marriage of the silver and creams of the table decor with the dark brown tones of the dining room are quite lovely, however, I want to drop the creams and brown and stay with the elegance of silver.
Now, let’s see what we can do to re-create this Silver Christmas Tablescape by taking it up to the next level of elegance with magical, enchanted silver table decor.
The first thing we need is a blank canvas which happens to be our tablecloth. I have an Irish white linen tablecloth (just like this one) which I like to use for many of my tablescapes. It was passed down from my Grandmother and it looks lovely for many different events. However, for this elegant silver tablescape, I prefer to use a silver or a platinum tablecloth to really make this table sparkle and to take it to the top of elegance.
Silver Platinum Woven Damask Fabric Tablecloths
On Bonnie’s tablescape in the top page photo, she chose to use an artificial evergreen swag as the base of the tablescape centerpiece. I prefer to use fresh evergreens for centerpieces. I think the scent coming from the fresh boughs is divine.
Every year we go into the woods on a Christmas tree farm and cut down a fresh tree. The bottom branches get trimmed and the trimmings are mine to use in tablescape decorations, on mantels, as wreaths, or wherever I like. The owners of the Christmas tree farm save trimmings for me too so that I always have an abundance of Christmas tree boughs to use as I like, inside or out.
Unfortunately, many people these days do not have that option. They may use artificial trees or live in an area too far away from fresh greens and boughs. However, it is possible to buy fresh boughs and branches at home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowe’s.
If fresh is completely out of the question in your home, for whatever reason, then, by all means, use artificial. I have found several really nice swags for you to consider from Amazon
Lighted Evergreen Holiday Christmas Garland
A beautiful artificial 6-foot evergreen garland that can be laid out on the table or wrapped around a centerpiece. It is a lovely arrangement of faux pine needles with pine cones, holly, and white Christmas berry which are an excellent match for an elegant silver tablescape.
To begin the creation of your evergreen tablescape centerpiece, start by determining the length you will need for your table. With a table 6-foot or longer, depending on the thickness of the garland, one 5-ft to a 6-ft length of garland should be sufficient. For a smaller table, or if the garland is thin, I would then fold the garland in half or double up on the garland, whatever the case should be for your table.
Christmas Pine, Eucalyptus, and Red Berry Garlands
Combine these two garlands by gently twisting them together for a fuller more interesting variety of greens to lay down on the table.
If you want the center arrangement to be lush and full, consider doubling the number of garland strands you plan to use. If the table is over 6-feet I would definitely use two strands of a 6-foot garland to lay down the length of the table, side-by-side, for the added fullness. Then twist the strands of garland loosely in a rope fashion and place on the center of your table, fluffing where needed.
Next add in the silver decoration picks, glittery pine cones, silver ornaments, candles, and lights you have chosen to use. Many of these pieces you may already have in your collection.
Silver Glitter Christmas Artificial Poinsettia Flowers
Set of 12
Glittery Silver Artificial Berry Picks
Pack of 12
Jade Silver Glitter Lawson Cypress Artificial
Floral Picks – Pack of 24
Silver Glittery Artificial Holly Leaves and Berries Spray
Pack of 4
Make memories for your children on a nature walk in the woods collecting pine cones to add to the garland on the table. Make a day of it and plan a picnic. When you get home, clean the pine cones and paint the tips with glue and dust with silver glitter or spray paint the cones with silver glitter paint. No kids or no time? Buy a bag already painted. Better yet, buy them painted and attached to picks to make it even easier to add to the table garland.
Silver Painted Natural Pinecone Picks
Set of 12
Tuck in a few mini silver mercury glass ornaments for a vintage appeal and to help reflect the candle lights.
Luna Bazaar Mini Mercury Glass Ornament Sets
Silver Star Ornaments
Nestle in a few glittery sparkling stars amidst the greenery of the evergreen boughs placed on the Christmas table for added opulence and twinkling magic. The glass and glitter will reflect more of the flickering candlelight for further Christmas holiday enchantment.
Handmade Moravian Stars Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments
Set of 5
Sparkly Glittery Silver Star Christmas Ornaments
Hang any extras star ornaments you may have from the chandelier or on the Christmas tree!
Silver Glitter Christmas Moravian Star Ornaments
Set of 12
Reindeer Candle Holders and Figurines
Part of this tablescape decor are reindeer figurines. The reindeer figurines featured in the photo below are candle holders and the ornaments cleverly held by the reindeer antlers are candles. I couldn’t find any silver reindeer candle holders similar to the ones she used that I liked, or that I thought were particularily appealing or attractive.
The pieces I found were either very cheap looking or too contemporary for the style of elegance we want to achieve when recreating Bonnie’s original idea. Instead, I am featuring a different variety of reindeer figurines and candle holders we can use for our own creative visions. Mix and match, layer and arrange, creating the look, you’ve envision for your own elegant silver themed Christmas tablescape.
Distressed Silver Deer Christmas Candle Holders
Set of 2
Gold and Silver Christmas Reindeer 3-Piece Set
A beautiful set of 3 serene reindeer to nestle amidst the tablescape evergreens. Place them in the center of the table anchored by a set of tall silver candlesticks.
In this next set of reindeer I would order two sets and place a standing deer at each end of the garland and the sitting deer in the center inbetween a pair of tall silver candle holders as the focal point of the centerpiece.
Silver Rhinestone Christmas Glittered Deer 2-Pc Set
Silver Snow Covered Prancing Reindeer
Christmas Tabletop Decorations
Antique style silver prancing deer table decor will add a feel of old world luxury to any Christmas table. They have a stone-look and are well suited for any tablescape with a silver theme. The deer are embellished with a white leaf pattern and comes with a dusting of “snow” bringing memories to mind of a serene wintery walk in the woods on a snowy morning. Each deer will arrive in a box in two-pieces. The ornately designed pedestal will have to be screwed into the reindeer.
Sitting Silver Deer Christmas Figurine
Detailing on this silver cold-cast resin deer was meticulously crafted giving it a gentle, serene, manner. It is sure to add elegance as a focal point amidst the evergreens on a silver themed tablescape. He would be lovely centered between the two prancing deers featured above or the pair of silver standing stags featured below.
Antique Silvertone Standing Christmas Stag Figurine Pair
A small pair of beautifully crafted silvertone resin standing stags with detailed designs featuring a jingle bell wreath around the neck of each stag.
Decorative Distressed Finish Sitting & Standing Reindeer Pair Figurines
Porcelain Silver Reindeer Christmas Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 2
They may look like chrome or stainless steel, but these Christmas deer pillar candle holders featured above are actually made of porcelain! They will refect the table candlelight beautifully on any dinner tablescape or mantle display.
I believe in using lots and lots of candlelight for Christmas and holiday tablescapes. I like using groupings of three to create small vignettes. Put a vignette in the center of this tablescape creating its centerpiece.
Unique Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 3
Add more candles all around the table, nestled into the greenery of the garland and to anchor each end of the garland. The candles add a magical enchanted atmosphere with glimmer, glam, and sparkle to the dinner table.
Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 3
Silver Mercury Glass Pedestal Pillar Candle Holder Pairs
Taper candle holders placed at each end of the tablescape centerpiece will act as table anchors, adding balance and eye appeal to the table. The extra lighting will be appreciated by those seated at each end of the table.
Ribbed Silver Mercury Glass Taper Candle Holders
Set of 3
Mercury Glass and Crystal Tea Light and Votive Candle Holders
Nestle in as many tea lights and votives that you can in and around the garland, the table, and at each place setting. Crystal and silver go together beautifully, like raspberries and dark chocolate. So don’t be afraid to mix and match these two elements on an elegant, formal, silver tablescape.
Shannon Crystal Lotus Votive Candle Holder Pair
Add a tea light or a votive candle next to each place setting too. Place them to the top right of the dinner plate and next to the bread and butter plate.
Mix lots of crystal votives with votives of silver mercury glass on the dinner table to add even more glimmery magical light to the enchanted scene we are creating. We want this table to sparkle like magic!
The next mercury glass votives I am featuring below are gold on the inside and silver mercury glass on the outside. The gold reflection will give off a welcoming warmth to the sparkling tablescape. They are available in packs of 6, 12, and 36.
Speckled Silver & Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders
These next two mercury glass tea light and votive candle holders will look gorgeous on this silver themed Christmas table. Be sure to get several of each!
Unique Silver Mercury Glass Tea Light Candle Holders
Crystal Chandelier Lighting
In Bonnie’s photo, looking up towards the ceiling, notice the evergreens Bonnie wove around her chandelier? Pay special attention to the extra long crystal icicles and the crystal snowflake ornaments she hung from the chandelier. Aren’t they lovely? They add a beautiful icy shimmer to the silver on the table while reflecting the candlelight.
You don’t yet have a chandelier over your dining room table? Why not get one up this holiday season? After all, where are you going to hang all the gorgeous crystal snowflakes and crystal icicles if you don’t have a chandelier?
The crystal chandeliers I am featuring below are as affordable as they are stunning! And they are on sale just in time for the holidays. There just isn’t an excuse not to get one at these prices. You will be so glad you did when you see how fabulous it looks hanging over your dining room table!
Affordable Crystal Chandeliers
You may want to add more light to the evergreen on the table and into the chandelier by weaving this gorgeous silver ribbon lit up with cool LED lights. It comes in 6′ lengths and would also look lovely woven into greenery placed over the mantle and on outside front door decorations.
Gorgeous Silver Battery Operated LED Lighted Ribbon
Hanging glass and crystal snowflakes, icicles, and crystal rain drops from the chandelier will add illumination to your dining room in a way that will dazzle your guests. The glass and crystal ornaments will reflect the light so well you will see the sparkles dancing on the walls like fairies dancing in the snow. Hang the pieces from fine nylon thread and they will give the optical illusion of magically dancing in the light on their own. Hang them on silver LED light ribbon for additional layers of sparkle.
Dress Up the Chandelier with Glass & Crystal
Hanging Icicles, Snowflakes, & Ornaments
Handmade Glass Icicle Christmas Ornaments
Set of 10
Handmade in North Carolina by Untamed Rose, the glass icicles featured above are gorgeous and will look so beautiful dancing and twirling from the chandalier in the candlelight. These 6″ long glass icicles can also be hung on thick heavy brances of the Christmas tree reflecting the tree lights; in windows reflecting the sun; under the mantel lip reflecting the fire behind them; or anywhere else you would like to hang them.
Hand Blown Crystal Glass Icicles Christmas Ornaments
Set of 13
Department 56 Glass Icicle Ornament – Set of 24
I have bought a total of 3 sets of these glass icicles. They are fabulous and you can’t beat the price (1/3 the cost of real crystal) for a quality product. They are glass, but by the way they reflect the lights on the Christmas tree, you would swear they are crystal. They are beautifully handmade into 3 different lengths giving the illusion of real icicles dripping from the tree branches. They feel like they are so delicate that they would break easily, but they don’t. That is, as long as they are taken care of properly, they won’t.
Handmade Iron and Glass Snowflake Christmas Ornaments
Set of 6
I have a couple sets of these next large acrylic snowflake ornaments and I am amazed every year when I unpack them at Christmas as to how beautiful they look when hanging. They do not look like they are acrylic. They look like crystal and they reflect the light beautifully as if they are real crystal. No one can tell they are fake unless they touch them.
Large Clear Acrylic Snowflake Ornaments
Set of 6
Not only can these beautiful snowflake ornaments hang from the chandelier. I like to hang them around the house in other places too. They can hang from the ceiling, in front of windows, and on the Christmas tree. You can hang them anywhere you like.
Iridescent Glass Snowflake Ornaments
Set of 12
I have crystal snowflakes that I put up with a large evergreen swag above the inside front picture window. I arrange the evergreens stretching them across the length of the picture window on the wall. I hang the crystal snowflakes from the swag branches on either ribbon or monofilament line (fishing line) at different lengths which hang down in front of the window.
I like to hang a long 2′ length, then a shorter 1′ length, then a long 2′ length, etc. continuing across the length of the window. The snowflakes reflect the sunlight during the day, the Christmas tree lights, and the outside lights shining through the window at night. They look fabulous and so festive!
Another Gorgeous Example of a
Chandelier Decorated with Fresh Greens,
Hanging Crystals, Snowflakes, and Stars
Clear Acrylic Bead Hanging Chains
Set of 12
Twinkling Crystal Glass Hanging Star Ornaments
Hang these gorgeous crystal stars from the chandelier, in front of windows, on the Christmas tree, or in front of the fireplace. As they play catch with the light they will twirl and twinkle on their ribbons, magically tossing their reflected light across the room. They react like prisms spreading rainbows of color on every surface.
Bedazzel with Jewels
Bedazzle your Christmas chandelier by hanging silver gemstone Christmas ornaments amidst the crystal icicles, snowflakes and stars for a truely luxurious, opulant display.
Antique Silver Ice and Gem Embellished Hanging
There you have it. The beginnings of a gorgeous Silver Christmas Tablescape. My next post will be the place settings which will include the placemats, china, glassware, and silverware for this enchanted silver Christmas table.
Keep in mind there are only three really important things to remember when searching for Winter Christmas Tablescape Decor.
Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!
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