The Most WonDEERful Time of the Year Table Setting

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What better way to kick off the Christmas Season, than by teaming up with 22 talented bloggers to present beautiful, festive table settings.  Christmas is the perfect time for entertaining for just a few, or a multitude... but a pretty table is a must! A big thanks to Chloe, of Celebrate & Decorate, for organizing and hosting The Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop! We're on day 4 of the hop, and so far the tables have been stunning! 

Come along and dine with me, for The Most WonDEERful Time of The Year...

I just love the thought process of creativity, and am always amazed at what inspires myself and others. Several months ago, my daughter bought a few yards of the gray and white flannel material, below. She had a project in mind, but it triggered something entirely different in mine... a holiday tablescape.

I could only imagine how well the warm, cozy fabric would compliment a set of white deer from a Christmas past.

Needing holiday plates with gray in them, I was browsing the aisles of china at HomeGoods when I came across the Royal Stafford Asiatic Pheasant Gray Salad Plates.  They could be used anytime of the year, and coordinated with Mr. Rambling's grandmother's Imperial Whitney China.

For a pop of color and a little cheer, traditional Christmas red was added, with printed napkins and vintage ruby red sherbet dishes.

Fresh, woodsy cedar for each place setting...

I sure hope the Holiday Tablescape will be enDEERing to my guests! ;)

Be sure to visit the other bloggers and their fabulously festive set tables...






Next week we're in for another inspiring treat, a Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop!


Sharing Post At:
My Thrift Store Addiction - Vintage Charm
The Dedicated Home - Make It Pretty Monday


  1. Your table is WonDEERful! I love how you used the gray fabric on the diagonal and the pop of red your sherbet glasses and your napkins provide in contrast! Such a pretty tree in your dining room too, I would love dine by the light of a Christmas tree.

  2. Rhonda, this table is stunning! You had me at the grey Staffordshire salads, but the accompaniments really bring it to life. I am also always interested in and amazed by what triggers creativity, and your cloth certainly worked yours in a good way! I sold a vintage tablecloth a few years ago in the grey and white, very subtle tree outline with deer on the edge - your table setting would have been perfect for that cloth too. I love that your tree is in the DR also - it would definitely have me lingering for drinks and dessert long after the meal was complete. Happy holidays, Rhonda!
    Rita C at Panoply

  3. Rhonda, your table is absolutely beautiful! It is not only pretty but elegant. Your new plates look so pretty with your vintage china. I love the sweet deer that you used as your centerpiece, and the silver candlesticks make the perfect finishing touch.

  4. Rhonda, I love how you mixed 2 patterns of grey china together. I didn't know you could find grey china. Love how you incorporated the deer into the different elements of the table. You're a genius. Such a pretty tablescape. So happy to be sharing the Tablescape blog hop with you.

  5. Rhonda, I just learned so much from you. I am amazed at your creativity. Your table is delightful to ponder all the elements you used. I adore crystal candlesticks and have a collection that I haven't used in ages.
    I also have a gray china pattern and wow, you have my head spinning. Love how you mixed patterns and colors and textures.
    Oh, I got so excited and started pinning and thought I lost my comment! Glad I didn't. I've had too much coffee already!
    Your tree is beautiful as is your entire room! Merry Christmas, Rhonda!

  6. Wow, what a beautiful table Rhonda! Your whole dining room just glows with you're stunning tablescape. The china you bought at HomeGoods is definitely a treasure to keep for many years. Wonderful holiday table!

  7. Oh beautiful Rhonda, I love the soft grays are so lovely with your white deer and silver candlesticks and touches of red. I love trees in dining rooms, it really makes the room look so festive and special! The gray plates you found at HG look like antiques! {psst, I got those same silver candles, I love the texture}

  8. I am visiting your blog by way of Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop. Your choice of dishes is lovely! Who would have thought to put the two styles together. Your tablesetting has inspired me! Very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  9. You are so creative! Great table ideas. And I love your new grey plates! Wish I lived near a home goods! 😊 Sheila

  10. Rhonda, I love your table!! The deer set a magical them with your gray plaid fabric on the diagonal and the gray salad plates are SO perfect. The pops of red make it so festive. I am so enjoying this blog hop with all of you lovely and talented ladies!

  11. Hi Rhonda! Oh, your table is so beautiful! Love everything on it. I have those same deer and have used them on my dining table this year too! :) Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. I am not sure what your daughter did for her "project" with that gray material but I LOVE what you did for yours! You've combined just the right colours and textures for a beautiful tablescape! The muted grays with the shiny silver, the pop of red and the snowy white of the deer all look terrific together. The extra sprig of cedar as an embellishment makes each place setting so welcoming. The tree next to the table adds such a soothing glow to the room. Enjoyed your play on words too...indeed, it is wonDEERful! :)

  13. WOW! I love the color palette you chose for your table. White and silver is classic and the deer look so good in it!I love the candleabras ans the vintage pattern plates. The silver deer palce setting accents are darling too!

  14. Rhonda, the creative process has never been more inviting and gorgeous! I love how you began with the white and gray plaid as the foundation, then added those gorgeous gray transferware dishes, the white deer, and silver. The red napkins are the perfect, merry touch, echoed by the red sherbet glasses. Adore the silvery reindeer and greenery in the crystal. Your dining room is so elegant and warm, and I LOVE your sparkling tree. I loved visiting with you in this beautiful, elegant, joyful room!

  15. Love your deer themed table. Using the mini deer in the compotes is lovely. The fabric is perfect for your theme. Gotta love Home Goods, those plates are gorgeous. Your dining room is very pretty and bright.

  16. Rhonda you created a really lovely table. The deer look so pretty and all the other details are perfect. The gray plaid tablecloth works so beautifully as the base. Great job.

  17. The silver and white with the pop of ruby is beautiful and I imagine that you'll be able to use the new china often. It is a lovely pattern and pairs perfectly with the setting. Plaid is one of my favorite patterns and the gray and way is very different for this season. Everything here is gorgeous and I wish you the happiest of holiday seasons.

  18. Absolutely gorgeous, Rhonda! The colors and theme are perfect! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm! Pinned!


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