silver and white holiday table setting

This weekend we are having our 3rd annual Progressive Dinner.
We've done this with the same 4 couples.  It started because with the holidays being so busy, we never had time to get together and enjoy each other's places during the holidays.
A progressive dinner is a great way to combine a party and to see each other's homes.

This year we are the main dish on the stop- also dubbed the "Slab o' Meat" House.
I'm brining and cooking a turkey and having the basic sides to go with it (mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and a salad)
Here's my table setting for the evening:

I've always had a red runner or tablecloth for Christmas- I'm not sure why anymore, because it is too harsh with the lighter colors I've been incorporating.
I purchased this vintage pillowcase- yes, you read that right. It's 48" long, and it had our initial embroidered on it.  I think it fits well, and I can use it year round.

The candles that I used are from the Dollar Tree.  I cut some vintage sheet music with decorative scissors, and secured it with double sided tape.  Then I used some metallic string in my stash, and added a vintage key.

Fresh greens from the yard.  I did use faux berries- I don't have any fresh around here. Some silver ornaments also from the Dollar Tree add a little sparkle.

A mix of vintage silver napkin rings

...and a sprig of rosemary.
Silver chargers with cream and gold plates.

The chair backs also got a bit of embellishment too.  Cut strips of burlap, and sprigs of rosemary are tied together with metallic string, and finished off with vintage rhinestone clip on earrings.

A mix of rustic and vintage glam.

I am really looking forward to our party!
Everything I used was from our yard, the Dollar Store, or craft supplies I had on hand.  I borrowed the chargers from my mom.  The only thing I purchased for the table scape was the vintage "runner".

Hopefully I will be able to take some pictures and share some tips on entertaining that I use for our dinner :)
Have a great weekend!

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  1. It looks really pretty, Denise! I love what you did with the chair backs. Hope you have a great time at your dinner!

  2. Love the candle and chair back swags especially! Very nice :)

  3. It all looks so pretty Denise! I hope you have a great time at your progressive dinner. It sounds like a perfect solution to a busy holiday season.

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Love your table Denise. Have a very Merry Christmas.
    Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures

  5. Nice to 'meet' you! Thanks for stopping by to visit my 'forever*cottage'! Always fun to know other Oregon bloggers!

  6. I love the simplicity of your table, Denise. Hope you have a great party.

  7. Absolutely beautiful. Love the way you used the old keys! I have a few so may be [stealing] borrowing that idea :)

  8. Just beautiful my friend so nice to catch up again on your wonderful posts.Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

  9. Beautiful setting Denise. Merry Christmas.

  10. Simple but elegant! I would not want to dirty this table! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now Happy holiday! My

  11. So very pretty...enjoy :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  12. LOVE your table decorations!! I also love the idea of doing a progressive dinner - I will have to bring that up as an idea for next year - LOVE it!

    I pinned one of your pictures onto my Christmas Inspiration board, so I'll remember next year! :)

  13. Loved the idea of the Progressive dinner - a nice way to start the Christmas season. Your table decorations were just lovely - love that antique pillowcase. Have to get me one of them!

    I found you through my friend Mary's blog (Encore Home Staging...Make Your Home Sing).

    Looking forward to more of your posts.



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