Happy Holiday Season 2016

Happy Holiday Season 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FABBY: My Christmas Pinterest Challenge Tablescape


Hello sweet friends!

      Oh boy, I just couldn't decide which to choose to make until I found this lovely tablescape and my inspiration was the gold reindeer the Pinterest table had. That is because I also have a similar reindeer, gold and large.

As some of you know, again our friend and great hostess Kathleen is very enthusiastic about theme challenges at Cuisine Kathleen. The theme for this Wednesday at LET'S DISH blog hop is a copy cat challenge of "A PINTERST CHRISTMAS TABLE CHALLENGE."

I hope you like my version of a pretty setting I found on Pinterest and it was from a blogger who had posted before I started blogging myself and I haven't seen her in a while. Her blog is: "Dining Delight" and the post is called, "An Arrogant Reindeer"...although mine is quite arrogant looking too, lol!

Ok, with that said, here it goes !





Here is the Pinterest original post, called: " Arrogant Reindeer" and here is the link just in case you'd like to go visit...it is lovely!

http://dining-delight.blogspot.com/2009/12/arrogant-reindeer.html



Here is my version.

My reindeer was my inspiration as main element for the green, gold and bronze centerpiece.
The place setting is formed by my crystal gold Turkish chargers, on top a brown charger a bit smaller and 'White Scapes, Noritake dishes.' Topped by a small votive with candle... 'all similar' to the original photo.
A close up of the place setting



She also has a brown runner and I used my crushed velvet brown one from many years ago and name cards standing on a ball ornament, as is.

The original also had some bronze leaves in the centerpiece, which I acquired by placing in my faux greenery some dried leaves from the garden of our condo.

I didn't have a brown tablecloth as the original, so I created my Christmas tablescape on the bare wood-dinner table. I've never seen a brown one I liked, either!

I also added on each end a salt seller like this 'snowlady.'


And here are the cute 'penguin and present' salt and pepper shakers in the other end.

 

I used two crystal flower vases I had with some gold beads and a candle to resemble the original table...as well as the gold beads throughout the centerpiece, plus two blue grape bunches, as the source had ones in bronze.

My gorgeous 'gold reindeer' is my main inspiration for this copy cat challenge, at Cuisine Kathleen's... and along with my white and gold Noritake dishes, it was perfect!
 I knew I could pull this challenge as I had everything right at home too!

I had some votives, each four in different styles, so I decided to use them to meet the eight I needed and as I love to mix and match, I was satisfied with the end result.


The hand etched stemware is 'Italian-Viennese.'


My very own "arrogant reindeer."




Thank you so much my sweet friends for your kind comments, as you always make my day.

Thanking Kathleen for Let's Dish at http://cuisinekathleen.blogspot.com
for this fun and fabulous challenge: "A PINTEREST CHRISTMAS TABLE CHALLENGE." 
I hope to see you there too!
 
Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

A special Thanks to the generous and supportive hostesses for featuring me at their parties, such as sweet
"Angel, at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party."

HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON TO YOU ALL

LOVE,
FABBY

I will be joining:

Wow Us Wednesday   www.savvysouthernstyle.net
What's It Wednesday   http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Gotta Create   http://www.wildlyoriginallinkyparty.com
Wake Up Wednesday   http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Homemaking Party   www.hopeineveryseason.com
Home and Garden Thursday   http://adelightfullife.blogspot.com
Tablescape Thursday   http://betweennapsontheporch.net
The Charm of Home
Flaunt it Friday   http://chiconashoestring.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday  http://thestylesister.blogspot.com
Vintage Inspiration Party   http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com

Centerpiece Wednesday   http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
It's a Party   http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Create it Thursday   www.lambertslately.com
Thursday Favorite Blog Hop   http://katherinescorner.com
Grace at Home   www.impartinggrace.com
Home Sweet Home   http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
The Weekend Blog Hop   www.clairejustinexoxo.com
Home Sweet Home   http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Junking Joe and Linky Party    http://thecottagemarket.com
Say G'Day Linky Party   www.natashainoz.com

SATURDAY SHOW OFF   http://maleviksorentradgard.blogspot.com
Saturday Sparks   http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Saturday   www.bedifferentactnormal.com
Chain Linky Party   www.godsgrowinggarden.com
Snickerdoodle Sunday    www.meatloafandmelodrama.comThe
Make it Pretty Monday   www.thededicatedhouse.com
Make it Monday   http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com
Show and Share   http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com





















 





54 comments:

Lady of the Manor said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! You met this challenge wonderfully, Fabby! Merry Christmas!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Such a beautiful and warm table! That centerpiece is stunning! Fabulous Fabby, you did a wonderful job!

Mari said...

Challenge we'll meet Fabby, it looks stunning sweetie....

Smiles~
Mari

Pamela Gordon said...

That is really beautiful, Fabby! I love the gold deer and other elements, and the greenery. The little votives and your dishes are so pretty. I think you did a great job emulating the Pinterest tablescape. Pamela

NanaDiana said...

NOBODY does a table like you do, Fabby! You have such beautiful china to choose from and use it in wonderful displays! Stunning!!!! I love it-it's FABBYulous! xo Diana

Catherine said...

Dear Fabby, Your table setting is simply stunning. It is festive and elegant. I hope you have a beautiful and very blessed Christmas. xo Catherine

xinex said...

You nailed it, Fabby! Your table is very pretty and elegant. I love the reindeer and everything else on the table...Christine

xinex said...

You nailed it, Fabby! Your table is very pretty and elegant. I love the reindeer and everything else on the table...Christine

My Cozy Casita said...

Hola Fabby your table this year is beautiful,gorgeous,elegant,preciosa ,marabillosa
The centerpiece is so beautiful
you home look stunning
good job!!!
Merry Christmas
Blessing
Isora
XOX

Martha's Favorites said...

Your table is amazing Fabby! You out did yourself. Wow! Hugs, Martha

Vel Criste said...

I think you topped the pinterest inspiration table even Fabby! Your truly one of the best in this!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Frankly, you beat the Pinterest Challenge!
Love your bare wood table far more than the shiny polyester tablecloth in brown (not my color either...). You also kept the center piece a lot more decent and not such a mount of too many things.
Very sophisticated and elegant!
Hugs,
Mariette

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

Oh ! je suis complètement séduite par ta très jolie table si attentivement dressée. Chaque détail est réfléchi...
Noël est à ta porte et tu es sa meilleure ambassadrice...
Le décor central de ta table est magistral !...

Merci de partager avec nous d'aussi magnifiques photos.
Elles font briller dans nos yeux cette petite lueur qu'on avait enfant à l'approche des fêtes de fin d'année.

Un tout petit peu en avance, ma chère Fabby, je te souhaite de très joyeuses fêtes de Noël et une bonne et heureuse année 2015 pour toi et tous ceux que tu aimes.

Gros bisous ♡ ☼ ♡

My Cozy Corner said...

Fabby,
A beautiful tablescape...I love the gold and white and the candles are very special. I hope you win the challenge.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner♥

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This is one beautiful tablescape (lovin' all the gold).

Blessings,
Linda

Creations By Cindy said...

How beautiful! You got my attention when I spotted the Deer! Love it all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

thepaintedapron.com said...

Super job Fabby, your proud reindeer is fabulous!
Jenna

Mary said...

Beautiful Fabby! Your copycat table is wonderful and I love your not-so-arrogant deer :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

It's beautiful! Nice job with the copy cat, it's very elegant.

Katherine

kitty said...

Your reindeer looks so proud being the centerpiece of your table, Fabby. You did a superb job of setting such a luscious tablescape. Your family will have a special time enjoying their time there. The addition of the penguin salt and pepper shakers added a cute whimsy!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby, You have copied the table at Dining Delight so beautifully! That centerpiece is gorgeous with the reindeer, candles, beads, and all the fresh greenery and bronze leaves. Wow!!

My favorite things on your table are the white Noritake dishes, the beautiful etched stemware, and the "arrogant" reindeer. He's quite handsome. :)

Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's -- have a great week, Fabby!

Hugs,

Denise

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Fabby...love your "arrogant" reindeer centerpiece...he is gorgeous! You met the challenge and more. I think the little votive at each placesetting are so charming.
Have a wonderful week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful! I love your attention to detail! Just beautiful!
hugs,
Linda

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Fabby. Your gold reindeer and the beautiful greenery down the center of your table is so festive for the season. Excellent job with the challenge.

Candy S said...

Fabby, Your table is beautiful!! I love the reindeer, his personality just jumps off this gorgeous table. I did a copycat version of one of Lori's Dining Delight tables last week. You picked a marvelous table to copy and went above and beyond to make it your own. I love the votive candles on the plates too. They really make a statement. Gosh I have missed visiting you, I will try to not stay away so long for my next visit (I don't think I have visited since the bundt cake challenge).

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Beautiful...I think you did it even better than the original! Love the individual votives and the greenery with the reindeer. Gorgeous!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Hi dear Fabby...You have taken your copy a table so well. Gorgeous table and the rein deer looks beautiful .You are most welcome to India and seeing the temples here a life time experience. Have a great season. Love and hugs sujatha:)

Alycia Nichols said...

Bravo, Fabby! You did it!!! The arrogance of your reindeer is a hit!!! :-)

It IS hard to find the right color brown in tablecloths. I have a few, but not all of them are exactly what I love. I use them as underskirts on my tables and reserve the prettier browns for full exposure.

You did Lori's original great justice! I'm sure she will get a kick out this!

Joy said...

I love your reindeer! And your table is beautiful, no need for a brown cloth. It sets off the centerpiece and place settings wonderfully well. Great job!

Lucia said...

Great job Fabby! Your table looks beautiful! It took my breath away.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Fabby, you have such awesome talent and always beautiful dishes. Love this table! Everything is stunning! Happy holidays. xo

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your table is so gorgeous!!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Fabby! Oh, I love your table and it is hands down much prettier than the inspiration table. Your reindeer is lovely and everything else! Christmas is gorgeous at your house!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

I know Dining Delight from before blogging. She is from Canada. She will be very happy you picked her table. And what a beautiful job you did! The reindeer are so pretty! I see blogger has put word id on your blog, several gals have been complaining. I hope they get it fixed soon!
Thanks for your kind words and for taking the challenge!

Shelia Dowd said...

I love your copycat tablescape! The gold deer is beautiful! I participated this year too - isn't it so much fun? I didn't use a tablecloth this year either - only a table runner. I love the fresh greenery you used also. This table is ready for a truly spectacular Christmas meal! Great job!
Shelia
House of Highlands

Laurie Ritchey said...

Fabby, this is stunning! Your centerpiece is so lush and pretty, and your plate stack is gorgeous. I also have to mention that I love the red and white transferware display in your header. laurie

Lulu said...

Your creations always have such touches of elegance. I can't believe you found the very same reindeer as shown in your source of inspiration.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh Fabby this is so beautiful :) I would love to eat at your table ...

Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

Pat Cantwell said...

Fabby,
Exquisite!!!
I love, LOVE, L O V E your centerpiece and the way you've extended it along your dining table, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I am so enjoying this tablescape challenge. Your table looks lovely. You did a great job here. I have a number of tables to set and have very rustic twig reindeer to use and I plan on filling in with the fresh greenery as you have. Nothing says Christmas like fresh greenery.

Jolene said...

You did an outstanding job Fabby! Very beautiful!

priscilla said...

Wonderful Fabby ! Love the gold ..That reindeer is so pretty !

Rosie M. said...

Wow! You nailed this challenge, Fabby! Your table is WONDERFUL!! I LOVE your glassware!! Have a wonderful Holiday! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Susan Freeman said...

So elegant and festive. Love everything!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

podso said...

Fabby you did an amazing job. I can see you put a lot of thought and creativity into this tables cape. I would love to sit at this table! I may be so absorbed with enjoying it all I may forget to eat! I also like your newly recovered chairs in your previous post. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I really love it.



Erika

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful Fabby, your gold reindeer just tops it off. I always love an elegant table and I would say you have met the challenge.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I am so honoured that you would choose one of MY tablescapes to do this copycat challenge! I think you have taken the Arrogant Reindeer table to the next level! Love all your elegant touches and pretty accessories that add so much to the look. Having so many place settings shown always makes much more of a "table statement" and the candles in so many bowls look fantastic. Thanks for sharing this!

Dee M said...

Your table is just gorgeous and so inviting! I would love to be a guest for dinner! Thanks for sharing your talents at Snickerdoodle. :)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the inspiration table and you did a wonderful job creating your version! Your table is gorgeous. The centerpiece with the reindeer is beautiful! Love seeing the beautiful Crystal and China displayed so elegantly!

Donna Wilkes said...

This is jaw-dropping gorgeous! The gold reindeer is fabulous and I love how you added tiny touches of whimsy with the S&P's. Thank you for sharing with Make It Monday.

The Charm of Home said...

Fabby yours is prettier than the one you copied. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining HSH! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Prasad Kumar said...

Lovely christmas tablescape. Fabulous and stunning. It looks so refreshing, with all the greens and pines. I'd love to share this on my Pinterest board of christmas table decorations. Have a happy holiday!

Prasad Kumar said...

What a fabulous Christmas tablescape. Lovely and wonderful images too. I'd love to pin some of these inspiration on Pinterest. I have christmas table decorations board and i'd love to include some of these. Have a happy holiday!