Elegant Silver Table Setting

Setting an Elegant Silver Table

Elegant Silver Christmas Tablescape Place Setting

To complete the silver tablescape we started HERE, we will finish the tablescape with an elegant silver table setting. Our tablescapes are all about layering, and the first layer after the tablecloth will be the silver placemats. They are the foundation on which we will be building each place setting.

I found several opulant, glittery, sparkly hand beaded placemat styles to make your elegant silver table settings shine, plus a platinum cotton damask by Lenox in a more subtle style.
 

Bedazzel the Table with Silver Beaded Placemats

Silver Gramercy Square Handmade Beaded Design Placemat

Gramercy Handmade Beaded Design Placemat - These square silver placemats will make a holiday table sparkle! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Silver Gramercy Square Handmade Beaded Design PlacematClick Here for Details

Round Pewter & Silver Beaded Placemat Set of 4 - These beaded silver & pewter placemats will look fabulous on a Christmas tablescape | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Round Beaded Pewter & Silver Placemat
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Glass Beaded Silver & Grey Sunburst Placemat - These beaded silver & gray placemats will look fabulous on a Christmas tablescape | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Glass Beaded Silver & Gray Sunburst Design PlacematClick Here for DetailsSilver Scalloped Round Hand Beaded Placemat Set - These hand beaded scalloped placemats will look fabulous on a Christmas tablescape | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Silver Scalloped Round Hand Beaded Placemat
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Silver Beaded Flower Design Placemat Set - These hand beaded flower design placemats will look amazing on a Christmas tablescape | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Silver Beaded Flower Design Placemat
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Shimmer and Chic Round Silver
Filigree Beaded Placemats
Set of 2

Shimmer and Chic Round Silver Filigree Beaded Placemats, Set of 2 - These will look fabulous on a Christmas tablescape | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Shimmer and Chic Round Silver Filigree Beaded Placemats – Set of 2Click Here for Details

Regally Elegant Platinum Laurel Leaf Placemats
Set of 4 by Lenox

Lenox Platinum Laurel Leaf Cotton Damask Placemats - Set a subtle yet elegant holiday table with these textured solid woven damask placemats! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Regally Elegant Platinum Laurel Leaf Placemats
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Featured on our Elegant Silver Christmas Tablescape is the matching Lenox Laurel Leaf Tablecloth.
 

Brilliant Silver Chargers

 
The next layer, placed on top of the placemats, are the decorative charger plates. I have selected several different styles of silver chargers for you to choose from and I sincerely hope they will inspire you to create your own elegant silver table setting.

Baroque Silver Charger Plate

Baroque Silver Charger Plate by Kohinoor

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13-inch Baroque Silver Charger Plate

I found a set just like the ones used in Betty’s photo at the top of the page. I bought them, but up close they looked so cheaply made (as if the silver paint would chip right off the plastic on the first washing) that I returned them and am not featuring them at all.

I don’t know about you, but I do not like using plastic for anything on a formal table. I prefer sterling silver, but not everyone can afford the high price of sterling silver these days. A silver plated charger will look just as elegant as a sterling silver charger at about a third of the cost.

Silverplated and Gold Charger Plates
Museum Re-creations of Antiques by Godinger

Gorgeous Silverplated and Gold Charger Plate Museum Re-creations of Antiques by Godinger - Silver charger plates add another layer of elegance to your formal tablesetting! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Silverplated and Gold Charger Plates
Museum Re-creations of Antiques by Godinger
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13-inch Silver Vanessa Charger Plate by ChargeIt! By Jay - Fabulous silver design glass charger plates add another layer of elegance to your formal tablesetting! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Silver Vanessa Charger PlateClick Here for Details

Wave Edge Silver Electroplate Finish Charger Plates

Wave Edge Silver Electroplate Finish Charger Plates - Fabulous silver wavey edge design charger plates add another layer of deminsion to your tablesetting! | christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Wave Edge Silver Electroplate Finish Charger PlatesClick Here for Details

 

Elegant Mirror Charger Plates

Mirror chargers are another option for a holiday tablescape with a silver theme. The mirror chargers will enhance the look of the finished table setting. Mirrors will reflect the light from the candles and the Cristmas tree lights (if there is one nearby) adding an iridescence to the reflections in the mirror.
 

Square Silver Bead Mirror Charger Plate - Silver mirror charger plates will enhance your tablescape! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Square Silver Bead Mirror Charger PlateClick Here for DetailsFramed Square Mirror Charger Plate - Silver mirror charger plates will enhance your tablescape! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Framed Square Mirror Charger PlateClick Here for DetailsGlass Big Beads Mirror Charger Plate - Silver mirror charger plates will enhance any holiday tablescape! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Glass Big Beads Mirror Charger PlateClick Here for Details

 
You can see more silver chargers on my White China Dinnerware Sets page.
I am a real big fan of Lenox china and feel that you can never have too many different Lenox fine china patterns as long as you have the room to store them when they are not in use.

Lenox has come out with a new pattern that is the very trendy burnished floral look in platinum that is so popular today. This china pattern can be layered with cut crystal plates like Bonnie has done in the photo or with the Lenox Platinum Banded Pattern.

Lenox Silver Applique 5-Piece Place Setting

Platinum Silver Burnished Floral Applique 5-Piece Place Setting By Lenox

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Lenox Silver Applique 5-Piece Place Setting

Almost everyone has a stash of cut crystal or clear pressed glass salad/dessert plates in their collections. Often we get them as wedding gifts or we have picked them up inexpensively at thrift stores, antique shops, and garage sales.

Crystal glass plates and bowls are one of those “must have” standbys that work really well when layered with other china pattern pieces for just about any seasons table decor. If you are just starting out and haven’t gotten a set of them yet here are two different sets of moderately priced glass salad/dessert plates.

Lyonnais French Glass Dessert Plates
Set of 6 by La Rochère

Lyonnais French Glass Dessert Plates with Tear Drop Design - Set of 6 by La Rochère - Perfect for mix and match layering with other china patterns! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Lyonnais French Glass Dessert Plates
Set of 6 by La Rochère
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Note: Fine china, European glassware, and higher end serving ware should never be microwaved or put through a dishwasher. Unless a piece specifies that it is microwave and dishwasher safe, it IS NOT.

I think these next square glass salad/dessert plates will add another layer of interest to the table setting. I would use them as a contrasting layer when using a round dinner plate, but I think they will look fantastic when layered with a square dinner plate too.

Lead Crystal Salad/Dessert Plates with Forks

Square Lead Crystal Dessert Plates with Forks - Set of 4 by Godinger

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Lead Crystal Dessert Plates with Forks

Gorgeous crystal stemware from Wedgewood have platinum banded rims and a cut-crystal design at the base of each glass. These platinum glasses will enhance the theme of the table. Get the whole set of stemware at the link below for your entertaining purposes.
 

Wedgwood Knightsbridge Crystal Platinum Rim Stemware

Wedgwood Knightsbridge Platinum Rim Stemware - Elegant crystal and platinum stemware will enhance your tablescape! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Wedgwood Knightsbridge Crystal Platinum Rim StemwareClick Here for Details

 
Place these silver rimmed wine glasses on the dinner table adjacent to crystal water glasses such as the Waterford below water goblets featured next.

Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Water Glasses
Set of 2

Crystal Lismore Essence Pattern Water Glass - Set of 2 by Waterford Crystal | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Water Glasses – Set of 2Click Here for Details

 
Vintage, silver rimmed, art deco champagne glasses add an eclectic elegant mix to the festivities at the Christmas dinner table. These vintage coupes are from the 1920 and are sure to be conversation pieces at the table with stories of Al Capone and Bugsy Malone during the Roaring 20s.

Vintage Art Deco Silver Ringed Glass Coupes
Set of 8

Vintage Art Deco Silver Ringed Glass Coupes by 2-b-Modern - Set of eight circa 1920s. | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Vintage Art Deco Silver Ringed Glass CoupesClick Here for Details

 

Pearl Handled Flatware

 
Bonnie used pearl handled flatware in the creation of her Christmas table setting. The closest match I could find to Bonnie’s vintage set are these pearlized flatware sets. They are made in Italy and are very pretty sets indeed.
 

White Pearlized Flatware Sets by Vietri

These art deco-style pearlized handled, stainless steel flatware sets are awesome. Either set will look fabulous on the table of our gorgeous tablescape. Each is a service of 5 made in Italy.

White Aladdin 5-Pc Place Setting - Electic white pearlized and stainless steel flatware is an affortable way set your tables with style! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/White Aladdin Flatware 5-Pc Place SettingClick Here for DetailsWhite Verona 5-Pc Place Setting - Electic white pearlized and stainless steel flatware is an affortable way set your tables with style! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/White Verona Flatware 5-Pc Place SettingClick Here for Details

 
When you can’t afford silverware, these sets are an affordable and beautiful substitute.

Elegant Cream Handle San Remo
20-Piece Flatware Set – Service of 4

Cream Handle San Remo 20-Piece Flatware Set Service of 4 by Hampton Forge - Elegant vintage-style cream and silver flatware are an affortable way set your tables with style! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Elegant Cream Handle San Remo
20-Piece Flatware Set – Service of 4
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Sterling silver is the height of luxury on a formal table setting and I believe it is the best tableware possible to offer my guest when invited to an elegant Christmas dinner. Sterling silverware is very expensive to purchase when looking at a full service 66-piece set.

Antique 19th Century English Pearl Handle & Sterling Silver 5-Pc Server Set

Vintage 19th Century English Pearl Handle & Sterling Silver 5-Pc Server Set - A gorgeous antique pearl handle serving setAntique 19th Century English Pearl Handle & Sterling Silver 5-Pc Server SetClick Here for Details

 
Often a couple will receive a 5-piece place setting for a service of 4 as a wedding gift. Then they can add pieces to the set over the years as they can afford them. This is how I completed my 1st set of Manchester sterling silverware, adding pieces as we could afford to do so.

This set of silverware is a simple, yet elegant streamlined Italian Barocco pattern which may be monogrammed at a later date if you choose to do so. Wallace silversmith is a well-known silverware company whose sterling silver products are expertly crafted here in the United States of America.
 

Wallace Italian Sterling Silver Barocco Pattern
5-Piece Place Setting

Wallace Italian Sterling Silver Barocco Pattern 5-Piece Place Setting - Sterling silver sets the formal elegance of a holiday dinner table with style! | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Wallace Italian Sterling Silver Barocco Pattern
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Christmas Holiday Cloth Napkins

For added decorative flair, next we need to set folded holiday cloth table napkins next to the place settings or on top the last layered plate with sparkling napkin rings. Setting neatly folded cloth napkins adds a touch of elegance to the formal dining table. Martha Stewart has some good ideas for folding napkings here on her webite.

Bonny used white Battenburg lace napkins, like the set featured next, with sparkling napkin rings on her brown and silver tablescape.
 

White Battenburg Lace Cotton 12-Piece Napkin Set

White Battenburg Lace Cotton 12-Piece Napkin Set | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/White Battenburg Lace Cotton 12-Piece Napkin SetClick Here for Details

White napkins are fine, but intead of using white, I think for the table setting we are creating silver napkins are the better choice. I have found several wonderful silver examples for you to choose from to create your own tablesetting.

Silver Christmas Holiday Cloth Napkins

Pintuck Silver Taffeta Dinner Napkins Set of 10Pintuck Silver Taffeta Dinner Napkins Set of 10Click Here for DetailsSilver and Cream Metallic Cloth Dinner Napkins Set of 4Silver and Cream Metallic Cloth Dinner Napkins Set of 4Click Here for DetailsSilver Baroque Scroll Cloth Dinner Napkins Set of 4Silver Baroque Scroll Cloth Dinner Napkins Set of 4Click Here for Details

 

Lenox Platinum Laurel Leaf Damask 4-Piece Napkin Set

Lenox Platinum Laurel Leaf Damask Napkins Set of 4 | http://christmastablescapedecor.com/elegant-silver-table-setting/Lenox Platinum Laurel Leaf Damask Napkins Set of 4Click Here for Details

Lenox platinum napkins match the Lenox placemats back at top of the page and the tablecloth featured on the Elegant Silver Tablescape page. They are a high-quality, upscale napkin at an affordable price. The elegant platinum napkins are textured solid woven damask fabric and are perfectly suited to a silver themed table setting.

After either folding or rolling our pretty silver napkins, slip on a sparkling holiday inspired napkin ring for the last element of sparkle at the place setting.
 

Elegant Sparkly Jeweled Holiday Napkin Rings

 

Sparkly Winston Crystal Cluster Napkin Ring Set of 2 by Wildflower Linen - So pretty and sparkly for a formal holiday table setting!Winston Crystal Cluster Napkin Ring – Set of 2Click Here for DetailsLuna Bazaar Silver Sunburst Jewel Rhinestones Napkin Ring - Set of 4 by Cultural Intrigue - They're sure to add sparkle and glam to any table setting!Luna Bazaar Silver Sunburst Jewel Napkin Ring – Set of 4Click Here for DetailsSilver Bella Crystal Floral Design Napkin Ring Set of 2 by Wildflower Linen - Add sparkle to any holiday Christmas table setting.Silver Bella Crystal Floral Napkin Ring – Set of 2Click Here for Details

 

Shiny Berry and Glitter Star Napkin Rings Set of 4 - Perfect napkin rings for a holiday or wedding table settingShiny Berry and Silver Glitter Star Napkin Rings Set of 4Click Here for DetailsSilver Metal Garland Napkin Ring Set of 6 by Town & Country Living - They're sure to add sparkle to any table settingSparkly Silver Metal Garland Napkin Ring
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Elegant Holiday Jeweled Silver Metal Snowflake Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Manor Luxe - So pretty and sparkly for a holiday table settingElegant Holiday Jeweled Silver Metal Snowflake Napkin Rings Set of 4Click Here for DetailsSilver Faux Pearl & Rhinestone Floral Holiday Napkin Rings Set of 10 - Elegant napkin rings for a holiday table settingSilver Faux Pearl & Rhinestone Floral Holiday Napkin Rings
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Shimmer Jeweled Christmas Tree Silver Metal Napkin Rings Set of 4 - Festive and sparkly for a holiday table settingShimmer Jeweled Christmas Tree Silver Metal Napkin Rings Set of 4Click Here for Details

 
The last thing we will add as a final layer to our silver table setting are some glittery silver snowflakes. Snowflakes with silver glitter will enhance the sparkle and glam of the table when a few are laid randomly on the table, nestled into the fresh evergreen boughs, and hung from the chandelier. The lights in the room will dance off the glitter filling the room with Christmas magical.
 

Silver Glitter Snowflake Decorations

 

4″ Silver Glitter Snowflakes 48-Piece Set

Silver Snowflake Decorations - 48-Piece 4-inch Set - A nice set for DIY projects, decorate the top of gifts, add to tablescape evergreen garland, hang from chandeliers, wrap banister or string across the mantleSilver Snowflake Decorations
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2-inch Silver Glitter Snowflake Ornaments 12-Piece Set - Add bling to the top of gifts, add to tablescape evergreen garland, hang from chandeliers, wrap banister or string across the mantle2-inch Silver Glitter Snowflake Ornaments
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Silver Glitter Snowflake Ornaments 36 Assorted Sizes - A nice set for DIY projects to add sparkle to any holiday Christmas table setting, gift toppers, hang from chandeliers, wrap banister or string across the mantleSilver Glitter Snowflake Ornaments
36 Assorted Sizes
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Add lots of extra shine to the table when glittered silver snowflake ornaments are scattered randomly on the dinner 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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