I cannot say enough how head over heels, turning cartwheels across the floor
happy I am with my Holiday Dining Room this year.
It is a bit of a departure for me as it is not in my
usual traditional colors and decor of Christmas.
I gave you a sneak peek a while back showing you a tree with some black and white,
well actually more like black and cream ribbon, that I hand flocked.
The inspiration for the dining room this year began with a tea kettle.
Yes, a tea kettle!
Here is my Holiday Dining Room Featuring MacKenzie-Childs.
Today, my friend Lidy of French Garden House and I are partnering with the great company
of Amara to bring you a Holiday tablescape using items that you would use everyday.
We will show you how beautiful every day items can be adorned and embellished
with seasonal decor and flowers.
Amara provided us with the items from the MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Collection.
Did you know that Amara carries over 300 luxurious home brands, including fashion brands
and have the distinction of award winning service? Yes, they do!
The tea kettle is the Courtly Check with the bird lid.
You may have heard about the Amara International Blog Awards.
Just recently, my sweet blog friend Kristy of Design Chic along with her mom,
won a prestigious award from Amara. The awards ceremony was in England…how great is that?!!!
I took the lid off the tea kettle to make the floral arrangement for the table.
The beautiful bird on the lid of the tea kettle served as another inspiration piece.
The lid sits upon a stack of Courtly Check Salad/Dessert plates.
What I love about the MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Collection
is that you can dress it up or dress it down. Like a little black dress!!
I decided that I would love to go in the direction of a transitional tablescape.
With a change here and there, this table can be easily transitioned
into a New Year’s Celebration table.
Now that we are on the subject of dessert plates and celebration,
how about some treats?
I began creating the place setting with a gold charger.
I had found some plates with a black, cream and gold design
and knew it was the perfect compliment to dress up the Courtly Check Charger/Plate.
It’s like putting on the pearls with the little black dress.
I was lucky to find some napkins with gold dots to coordinate with the gold dots
on the ceramic plate. The Courtly Check Charger/plate and salad/dessert plates
are made of durable enamel. I love the versatility of these plates.
Set them on a beautiful table, or take them on a wonderful picnic!
Black grosgrain ribbon with gold dots is tied around the napkin
to add another pretty to the table setting.
I bring out the silver and gold hinged gift box every year.
I found little surprises that my Sweetie placed in those boxes years ago.
I had a very special “happy” moment.
This year I am using them as place card holders.
Rather than tying the ribbon in a bow, I chose a simple single knot with
with long strands to cascade down the plate.
The bird on the lid of the tea kettle gave me the idea
to gather my gold bird ornaments. They are on the table and also nestled
in the wreaths that surrounds the champagne filled goblets.
Gold beaded glass birds hang from the greenery placed on the chandelier.
I know that a tea kettle is for boiling water for hot beverages such as, well, tea . . .
but look how gorgeous the tea kettle is with flowers in it.
Now wouldn’t a tea kettle filled with flowers be so pretty on the stove too?!!
The table is set and ready for some Holiday food and fun.
My hubby knows that the Holidays are near when he sees me come home with White Cyclamen.
The Cyclamen were placed in vintage Ironstone tureens.
O.K . . . I spy a glass that has a bit of champagne missing . . . .
Oh! . . . that is mine . . . I took a couple of sips.
How can you photograph a table with champagne in the glasses and not take a sip?!! . . . or two!!!
I was thrilled to have found black and cream ribbon to place in the dining room tree
and also the floral arrangement.
I decorated the tree rather simply with pearl picks, and tree candles.
I added the yarn pom poms, that I thought would look like little snowballs…
I made them in the car while traveling to Florida for Thanksgiving.
Needless to say that the car was filled with yarn dust!
I will show the tree up close and personal later in my parade of trees!
Did you spy something hanging from the hutch?
It is the Port Orford Garland. The same garland shown on my Great Room Mantel.
As I stated above, I cannot tell you how pleased I am with this tablescape
which can easily transition to a New Year’s celebration.
We wanted to show you how you can take every day items and transform their look
into something festive and seasonal appropriate.
HOWEVER, if you are interested in Holiday specific items, you need to pop on over
to see Amara’s beautiful Christmas Collection HERE … Their Christmas items are so wonderful!
For your convenience, I will list the products I have showcased below with links.
(These are NOT affiliate links)
Also there is a link of Lidy’s post below.
You will love how she created her tablescape with the MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Collection
So again, I thank you for your visit today and hope you enjoyed my little tour
of the Dining Room with my transitional tablescape.
HAVE A VERY MERRY DAY!!!!
NOTE: Heartfelt thanks to Amara for sending me these products for review.
All glorious reviews are truly happily and joyfully my own!!!!
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR ADDED CONVENIENCE.