Candlelight Supper: Seven Swans a Swimming Tablescape

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Seven Swans a Swimming Tablescape

7 Swans a Swimming...

Rather than do the the complete 12 Days of Christmas for my tablescape, I chose one of my favorite parts of the song.  The seventh day.  Swans swimming.  I love to watch them glide in the water moving their graceful necks and the gentle movement of wings.  I think my love of movement in Ballet helps me to love Swans so much.  So graceful.  I have tried to bring grace to this tablescape.








The plate stack has a white feathered placemat on bottom, a mirrored charger, a Kmart Martha Stewart blue dinner plate.  A silver/gold salad plate and the Limoges swan plate on top.



















The only new purchase this year was the beaded, mirrored, and pearled runner from Home Goods.  The design reminds me of ripples of water or could be reeds at the edge of the water.











































For pillows for these chairs I am using a snowflake beaded and jeweled pillow cover.  Found them at the PB Outlet tent sale.  Five dollars.



As I said I love the elegance of a swan.  The faucets in our Master Bath,  



Lovely snowfall last night.  I just had to take a photo from the Master Bath window while I took a photo of the Swan faucets.  The bird aviary outside, too cold for birds.  Our guest cottage with garage on the right ( my husband and I built this cottage ourselves, we lived in it while we were building our house in front).


Thanks for looking!  Please leave a comment below.  I have posted another tablescape this week called Vintage Christmas Tree Tablescape.  Check it out as well.  

I will be sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Sharing with Dishing It & Digging It link party
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Sharing with Celebrate Your Story

25 comments:

The Little Yellow Corner Store said...

Hi Valerie,
Beautiful! Your swan tablescape is so elegant! I feel the delicate, gentle movement of the swans by the lovely color choice of white and light blue. The added bling reminds me of the ripple of water that surrounds the swan as they swim slowly through a pond. The white feathers add such a beautiful soft touch! Great work!!!!

Sandra Lee said...

Jaw dropping beautiful! I love everything about this table and you should be patting yourself on the back. Absolutely stunning!

Susie Holler said...

Valerie as long as you keep posting I will keep commenting. How do you pull this off every time it felt like the swans were just gliding across your table the color palette you chose was stunning.Just Love what you always come up with. Merry Christmas my friend to you and your family.Susie

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This table is just exquisite! I can't pick a favorite thing! The runner, glasses, swan plate, chargers; it is all beautiful! How special it would be to sit at this table!!!!

Rita C. said...

Wow! Just wow! Valerie, I don't know why I haven't known you before but I sure want to make your acquaintance. I'm adding you to my follows (G+) so I can go back after this holiday rush and peruse your old tablescapes, as well as be sure to catch future ones. These plates (those Limoges salads, oh my!) are just stunning. Merry Christmas to you!
Rita

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Oh, Valerie...this is sublime! All of that beautiful silver and blue is winter magic. Such an elegant, beautiful and graceful tablescape!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a fanciful and elegant table! So worthy of the occasion. The blue is the perfect color. Have a Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for visiting me!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Valerie, you have outdid yourself on this tablescape. Love the swans and the pretty blue. Fancy and so elegant. Perfect for a Christmas dinner party.

Pam Richardson said...

Valerie, first let me say what a great idea from the 12 days of Christmas to choose the swans! Your table is fabulous...magical and elegant! I love the icy blue with the silver and white! I would love to sit down and enjoy a meal at this stunning table! Merry Christmas, Pam @ everydayliving.me

Kim Hood said...

What a gorgeous table! I love those feathered chargers, and all the jewels and gems gleaming give such an elegant sparkle to your table. I think I would feel like Cinderella if I were to dine at your table. :-)

xinex said...

Oh so stunning! I love the colors too, makes it look so cool. Merry Christmas to you and your family!....Christine

A Taylor said...

Your table is so bright and sparkly! I like how the theme of the nature of snow crystals forming spirals and fractals is repeated. Making you feel the invigorating chill of winter, while warm and toasty inside.

Anonymous said...

Wow Mom I Love This Tablescape! You are Amazing as Always! I would Love to find the Runner, Pillow, Well All of it for Myself! You Never Miss any Detail! Just Incredible! -Love Your Favorite Jaclyn Merriam

Donna said...

Valerie, Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments. I love your tablescape and I love your blog. Thanks!
D

Anonymous said...

Dear Mom,
Your tablescapes are a love note to all who see them. Swans,like us, wait for you to feed us with your kindness. You keep coming back with morsels from your table. Thank you for sharing.

Yours,
Doug

Emily Roberts said...

Wow how pretty!! It looks so elegant and peaceful. You can almost hear the swans cooing with delight that you honored them

Candy S said...

Oh Valerie, This is beautiful. Yo captured all of the grace of the beautiful swans and all of the elegance of their regal bearing.

Jacqueline said...

This is a stunner, as usual! The swan plates are gorgeous, and all of the feathers go perfectly with them! Wuldn't this be a fabulous table to set for someone who danced in Swan Lake!!! It is like an icy lake and your big swan is stunning. What a pretty table you have set them on too!

xinex said...

Oh how beautiful and so elegant!....Christine

Chloe Crabtree said...

Such a beautiful table, I love everything about it! I used to have a silver swan like that and did a tablescape with it, but a bride was looking for a second one, saw it on the blog and I sold it to her. She was a ballerina who had danced Swan Lake. She would love those swan salad plates too! I will be featuring this at Celebrate Your Story! on Monday! Thank you for sharing at the party!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous! Love the theme and the way you styled it! That beaded runner is beautiful and I love the feathers around the plates. Of course, the centerpiece swan is perfect!

RS said...

New follower! Can't miss this gorgeous-ness. Truly a unique table setting that I enjoyed so much.

Pam Richardson said...

Valerie, what a gorgeous table...I love the grace of the swans and the runner is a beautiful addition! Wishing you a joy-filled week!

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely the most beautiful, elegant tablescape! I love everything about it and the theme is fabulous! Happy Holiday!

Catherine
Smashing Plates Tablescapes

Joy said...

This is one of the loveliest tables I've ever seen! The pale blue and white is just right to suggest rippling water and graceful swans. Thank you for sharing it. Merry Christmas!