Silver Tablescape Ideas

French Flair Blue, White, Crystal
and Silver Tablescape Idea

French Flair Blue White and Platinum Tablescape with Crystal Table Top Christmas Trees

Photo by Houzz.com

This is a very simple, yet elegant silver tablescape theme which can easily be recreated at home. The centerpiece is a simple design of three crystal Christmas trees. I found an acrylic tree that look exactly like the ones in the photo, but is much more affordable than a crystal tree and you won’t be able to tell the difference.

Each place setting begins with a Battenburg lace place mat, however, it will be just as fine to use a white or silver damask tablecloth instead of the placemats, if you prefer.

Each place setting is layers of china beginning with a glass charger plate as the base and next a beaded silver rim and cobalt blue dinner plate placed on top. They have then added layers of Lenox platinum rimmed china, crystal stemware, sterling silver napkin rings and sterling silver flatware.

Personally, I would use a beaded rim silver charger as the first layer of the setting, rather than the glass charger they used as I think silver always add more sparkle to the table and the glass in the photo looks a bit dull. I found an inexpensive Noritake cobalt blue dinnerware set with a platinum band which will do quite well with this arrangement.

To recreate the silver and French blue theme, I would layer the Noritake china with the Lenox china. Of course, any white or ivory dinnerware with a silver or platinum band would work equally as well for a budget conscious table setting.

As the finishing touch, they have added a few crystal tea light holders to the table, but I don’t think it is enough candlelight. I always say, “You can never have too many candles.” I would use more candles placed in sterling silver or crystal candle holders. Both would be even more amazing. If on a budget, silver mercury glass looks stunning in the candlelight at 1/4 of the cost of crystal and 1/8 of the cost of sterling silver.

It is important to keep in mind that any time a purchase of sterling silver, fine china, and fine crystal is made, it is an investment for future generations as these pieces will be passed down as family heirlooms. They are quality pieces that will last and last for years to come.

LED Christmas Tree Figurine

LED Acrylic Christmas Tree Figurine by Roman, Inc.

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LED Christmas Tree Figurine

I found the exact replica of the crystal trees featured in the photo above to replicate the tablescape center piece. I am amazed at how much these new acrylics imitate crystal with the way they catch and reflect the light adding sparkle to the table. I couldn’t tell it was acrylic until I touched them to make sure. I like that it comes with a LED light inside the tree. The light makes the trees sparkle that much more.

LED Confetti Christmas Tree Table Top Figures
Set of 2 by Roman

LED Confetti Acrylic Christmas Tree Table Top Figures - Pack of 2 by Roman, Inc.

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LED Confetti Christmas Tree Table Top Figures Set of 2

Turkish Glass Silver Beaded Charger Plate
from Charge it by Jay

Turkish Glass Silver Beaded Rim Charger Plate from Charge it by Jay

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Turkish Glass Silver Beaded Charger Plate

I think this glass charger plate is an elegant addition to recreating this tablescape! It has the same beaded rim design as the photo, and coordinates with the beaded napkin rings, but the silver beaded accent rim is NOT sterling silver.

This charger will, however, work beautifully as the 1st layer of a Silver Christmas tablescape place setting on any special occasion. The only issue that I can see is it has to be hand washed, which really isn’t an issue for me, but might be for anyone acclimated to always using the dishwasher, especially if having to wash 24 dinner settings.

Something I have often done when planning a dinner party for a large group of people is to hire a kitchen service crew for the evening from a butler service. They will serve the meal courses, clear the table and clean the kitchen. This is an expense that is a huge time saver and worth the money to me. Often if a personal chef is hired to prepare the meal, the chef will have her own staff to serve and clean up.

Crestwood Cobalt Blue Platinum Rim Dinnerware
20-Piece Place Setting – Service for 4 by Noritake

Crestwood Cobalt Blue Platinum Band Dinnerware 20-Piece Place Setting, Service for 4 by Noritake

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Crestwood Cobalt Blue Platinum Band Dinnerware
20-Piece Place Setting – Service for 4

This dinnerware set is an inexpensive set of white porcelain china dinnerware richly accented with a cobalt blue border and a wide, etched platinum band edging. I would use this set to capture the look of the French blue and silver tablescapes shown in the photos.

The cobalt blue in this setting will coordinate perfectly to achieve these elegant silver, blue and white Christmas table settings. The setting is a 5-piece place setting for a service of four. Use these plates layered with the Lenox Solitaire Fine Bone China featured below to achieve a beautiful platinum silver tablescape.

Lenox Solitaire Platinum-Banded Fine China Dinnerware
5-Piece Place Setting – Service for 1

Lenox Solitaire Platinum Banded Fine China 5-Piece Place Setting - Service for 1

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Lenox Solitaire Platinum-Banded Fine China Service for One

Lenox makes some of the most beautiful and affordable china in the world. The Solitaire pattern is simple, yet elegant, with its creamy ivory color and platinum banded rims. This is the china that was used in both of the French Blue Flair Silver Tablescapes.

I own this pattern myself and love how versatile it is. It can easily be mixed with any other china pattern for the stunning layered effects we see in our tablescapes, but it is also so elegant it will hold its own when placed on its own for any formal special occasion event.

My Grandmother handed down an 8 place setting set to me. I added all of the serving pieces and platters over the years and then passed the set down to my daughter. She is now adding more place settings as she often entertains large gatherings. This set has got to be over 70 years old as my Grandmother first got it sometime in the 1940′s and it is still just as beautiful today as if brand new.

The platinum bands do not chip off and the fine bone porcelain china still gleams. Owning Lenox China is an investment in heirlooms for future generations. As long as the china is taken care of properly it will withstand time because of the fine quality of the china.

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Sterling Beaded Napkin Ring
by Empire Silver

Sterling Silver Napkin Ring with Beaded Border by Empire Silver

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Sterling Beaded Napkin Ring

Chantilly Sterling Silver 46-Piece Flatware
Place Setting Set – Service for 8 by Gorham

Gorham Chantilly 46-Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Place Set, Service for 8

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Chantilly Sterling Silver 46-Piece Flatware
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Sterling silver flatware sets are heirlooms to be passed down for many future generations and this set is a great value in today’s economy of the forever rising costs of precious metals. This set looks very similar to the sterling silver pattern I myself own and it is a gorgeous set.

Sterling silver flatware is always an investment in your heirs future and this set is at a very good price for sterling silver.

White Battenburg Lace Placemats – Set of 4

Battenburg Lace Placemats - Set of 4

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This set of Battenburg Lace Placemats are similar to the Battenburg Lace Placemats used in the top photo. Whoot! Only four come in the package, so if you want to get these, remember to get enough for the number of guest expected for dinner.

I like to get a count of 12 whenever I get placemats, but my daughter likes to get 16 at a time. She entertains on a larger scale because she married into a very large family. If you are on a budget and already have a white or silver tablecloth, it would be fine to use that instead of getting new placemats. If you want to recreate the French blue and silver tablescape in the above photo, then I would go with these placemats.

French Flair Blue, White and Silver
Christmas Tablescape

French Flair Blue White Crystal and PlatinumChristmas Tablescape Idea Image

Photo by Houzz.com


This French blue and silver tablescape is very similar to the first photo I featured from Houzz.com. In the first photo, they focused on crystal pieces for the tablescape and crystal Christmas trees for the centerpiece. In this photo, they have switched out the crystal and replaced it with silver Christmas trees and silver accessories. Silver birds have been added to the table decor with coordinating silver bird napkin rings, and the table is decorated with white glittered starburst and sprigs of silver glitter.

The Lenox platinum-banded china is used here again, but solely without a charger and without layering. This is a very simple, casual table with minimal sparkle. It uses the bold pattern of the place mats to make it pop. I would rather layer the table settings. I like to mix and match sets that I already have and I like using silver chargers.

For example, I have the Lenox Solitaire platinum set and use it often for special occasions mixed with other colors of china that I own. Sometimes it is layered with red or blue transferware, sometimes with white stoneware. I also have a set of green and ivory Manchester platinum edged china that is also layered with the ivory Lenox. Sometimes I use red or blue glass plates layered with the china. In my opinion, it adds more interest to the table.

In this setting, a tealight has been set in a white shabby chic scroll candle holder and placed at each place setting. As I mentioned before, it is just not enough candlelight for me. I would add taller candlesticks in sterling silver or silver mercury glass and add more votive candles or tealights at varying heights for added levels of light.

Seasons of Elegance 2-Pc Antique Silver Scroll
Christmas Tree Decorations

Seasons of Elegance 2-Pc Antique Silver Scroll Christmas Tree Decorations by Raz/a>

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Seasons of Elegance 2-Pc Antique Silver Scroll Christmas Tree Decorations

Mercury Glass Trees with LED Lights Set – Set of 4

4 Different Designs Mercury Glass Trees with LED Lights - Set of 4

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Mercury Glass Trees with LED Lights Set – Set of 4

I love these silver mercury glass Christmas trees. I think they are a fabulous substitution and will look gorgeous used as the focal point of this tablescape. Personally, I would also add a silver or white santa with a sleigh and silver or white reindeer to make a fabulous winter scene replacement for the tablescapes focal point.

The navy blue placemats with the white scrolling sold out so I am replacing them with another blue and white design placemat set.

Navy Blue & White Trellis Placemats
Set of 4

Navy Blue & White Trellis Placemats - Set of 4 by Eastland®

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Navy Blue & White Trellis Placemats – Set of 4

Sparkling Whites Glittered Starburst
Christmas Ornament

Sparkling Whites Glittered Starburst Christmas Ornament

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Sparkling Whites Glittered Starburst Christmas Ornament

I would get about a dozen of these starbursts to decorate around the tablescape. Scatter some of these sparkling white starburst ornaments around the table to create a festive winter look while adding additional sparkle.

These ornaments are accented with glitter and can be used scattered randomly on the table, hung from the lighting fixture above the dining table, placed on the mantle and hung on the Christmas tree. A few could also be added to a centerpiece bowl filled with Christmas ornaments for a pretty accent. They come ready to hang so they can be placed anywhere you like.

Platinum Bird Swarovski Crystal Napkin Rings
Set of 4 by L’Objet

Platinum Bird Swarovski Crystal Eyes Napkin Rings Set of 4 by L'Objet

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Platinum Bird Swarovski Crystal Napkin Rings – Set of 4

Songbird Bird on Tree Branch Metal Napkin Rings
Set of 4

Songbird Bird on Tree Branch Metal Napkin Rings Set of 4

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Songbird Bird on Tree Branch Metal Napkin Rings

I found this set of white silver metal songbird napkin rings to help recreate the French Flair Silver Christmas tablescape design. I like this design of the song bird perched on a tree branch, wrapping around the napkin. They are perfect for our holiday theme and at a very affordable price.

Platinum Plated Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers
with Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes by L’Objet

Platinum Plated Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers
with Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes by L'Objet

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Platinum Plated Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers

Add several sets of these Platinum Plated Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers sets to the silver Christmas tablesape to coordinte with the siver bird napkin rings.

Ribbed Silver Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder
Set of 3

Ribbed Silver Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder - Set of 3 in 3 Different Sizes by Eastland®

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Ribbed Silver Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder – Set of 3

Candles are not shown in either of the French blue and silver tablescape photos, but I believe in adding as many candles as possible to a Christmas tablescape. Candlelight brings a magical ambiance and a welcoming warmth to the room that your guest will appreciate.

I love this set of vintage style silver mercury glass candleholders and know just how exquisite they will look on our French blue and silver tablescapes! I would use white candles with these candle holders to coordinate perfectly.

All of the pieces from either tablescape can be mixed and match as they are basically the same table using a few different elements for a slight variation of the French blue, white and silver theme.

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