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December 12, 2012

Glowing Holiday Dining!

Dining for four...
 A few days ago I showed you my everyday table arrangement.  
Today I've added a table setting for four.

 No doubt you've seen these dishes before with other bloggers.  I found them last year but never had a chance to do a tablescape with them.  
Today I layered two chargers on top of a square  placemat.
The silverware is an old set of my mom's. They are called Reflection by Rogers circa 1960's

  I got these placemats last spring and forgot about them.  
I found them while I was rummaging through my linens and I
decided their bright green coloring would be a great backdrop 
for my chargers and dishes.

The dinner plate is adorned with a charming Christmas scene- it's
called "Christmas Home" by Royal Stafford

 These red poinsettia plates are by Maxcera called "Honey Poinsettia"

 The napkin rings were a bargain I found while nosing around at Bed Bath and Beyond. Clearanced at $ .99 each. 

The little bowl tops the dish stack off beautifully! I like the repeat of the 
green, red and white throughout the layers.

The red stemware is from the French Countryside collection by Mikasa which
I've had for several years.  I love their ruby red coloring.  
I should get at least one more set to coordinate with these water goblets.

 I added a few more candle votives to the setting for more holiday glow!

 I used my Murano dish my daughter brought back for me  
from Italy for some chocolate candies.
We are chocoholics!

 Down inside the mercury glass hurricanes I have a scented candle.  
A gentle perfume lingers through the air.

I chose to not cover the table so it's shiny top would add to the glow of the table.

Thank-you for joining me and viewing my
Glowing Holiday Dining table for four

I will be joining 

Cuisine Kathleen for
Let's Dish 
Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday
and the Homespun Christmas 
Link Party at  



  1. Beautiful table...love the placemats.

  2. Gorgeous table Liz. The placemats and plates are so lovely and festive. I have those same chargers and they make a pretty presentation for the plates. Gotta love those colorful Christmas plates. One can never have too many.

  3. How absolutely elegant! You've set a really beautiful table!

  4. Ooooooohhhhhhh....this is pretty!!!! I like how you kept the table bare instead of covering it with a cloth. It really DOES bring out more of the glow in your candlelight and accessories!!! LOVE that you used that kind of citrusy green placemat. It really does bring out the green in the dishes! Good call on both that and the two chargers!!! The dishes you used really make the light fixture treatment stand out even more. They complement one another perfectly. This is really gorgeous, Liz. It's one of those tables that would make you just kind of gasp when you walk in and see it this time of year. I can't think of a single sane person who wouldn't enjoy dining at this table!!!

  5. I love seeing bare wood. What a really pretty table setting. The red balls from the chandelier are sooo pretty. Love them. I love those dishes and was able to get more pieces at TJM just last week. I love your two chargers and the green placemats.. This table is so pretty.. just love it.. xo marlis

  6. Oh, my goodness, Liz! Your dining table is gorgeous and I have seen those dishes and wished I had bought some. I love your pretty green placemats and the little poinsettia plates. No one does Christmas better. Your home is just beautiful and sparkling! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Liz dear your tablescape is stunning with those gorgeous dishes! I love how you decorated the chandy, it looks so festive and beautiful. Everything looks so elegant and your entire house looks so inviting to spend the holidays there..I'd love to!! Happy holidays.

  8. Beautiful settings!!! I love the poinsettia plates!! You know they would look just wonderful on top of my white plates!!! : ) Seriously, though your table looks gorgeous! I had a little play china cabinet when I was little and I loved playing with dishes then. Some things just never become boring! Love your table!

  9. I adore the mix of plates and your gorgeous dining room. Liz your tablescape is stunning!!!


  10. Wow! Just beautiful. I love those chargers and the dish pattern is just gorgeous!
    Hugs and happy holidays,

  11. Hi Liz! There are so many beautiful things on your table! My family would love Christmas Home. Love the red and the sagey green, and your shiney tabletop is so beautiful. I love how you have put it all together in your pretty room!

  12. Love the placemats and the dishes are great, The whole thing is just beautiful!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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