19 December 2012


I wanted to do something different for this Christmas table -- Peacocks and Gold!

I think I like it!

When I was thinking about this table, I decided to find a few more of the peacock plates -- eBay to the rescue!  The only thing here that you haven't seen but I have had them quite a while, are the turquoise goblets from Artland glass.  You might remember that I had some trouble with One Kings Lane a while back, and they ultimately took back that plastic crap that they advertised as glass.  They only gave me a credit on their site instead of the refund I requested -- and this is one of the things I found to spend the credit on.  

I hope you like my different take on a Christmas table this week!

I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Susan for Tablescape Thursday.  For Seasonal Sunday, I am linking to The Tablescaper.

Additionally, I will join 

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday 
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday



  1. love the aqua.. glad you got something from Kings Lane. personally I wont shop there again.

  2. So beautiful, love your peacock blue plates and the turquoise goblets. I am taking note of Artland Glass for the future, I do think I have some of their glasses but didn't know it was by Artland. I haven't tried my aqua dishes with gold so will keep that in mind too.

  3. Ellen, LOVE it! That table looks so beautiful. What, were you swinging from the chandelier to get some of the shots??? I really like your new glasses. This table makes a real statement. Merry Christmas my friend!

  4. I just sucked out all of the air from the room Ellen! I gasped at shear delight at the sight of your table! Now THAT'S how you display gold! Soooo beautiful! I am in love with the icy winter blue. Seriously, I could on and on into the New Year lol! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas dear:-)

  5. OOOh la la, c'est magnifique! J'aime ta tableau. I love your table. The colors are fabulous. The sled is a great piece for a centerpiece. and the peacock plates are so pretty omg.. so pretty. I wish you the merriest of Christmases with many blessings this season and the next year, too.

  6. The turquoise and gold hues are just lovely. The peacock plates are a surprise and so perfectly coordinated with the turquoise goblets. The gold sleigh and deer with the turquoise beads in the centerpiece is wonderful for a holiday tablescape and just amazing! May you have a wonderful Christmas!


  7. Beautiful table! I love the peacocks and I love the colors!...Christine

  8. I love the turquoise and gold together, Ellen. It's a beautiful color combo. Thank you for your visit. I hope you'll be able to try the pinecone cheeseball recipe and that you and your guests will love it.

  9. I don't just like it, I love, love, love it! What a beautiful color effect. It is so lush. Those glasses were worth the trouble, I am thinking. I think most of us would have paired the blue with silver, but this gold is even prettier. I love all of your baubles around the table too! Magnificent - fit for a KING!

  10. I love your Christmas table. I've been wanted to use that turquoise color for sometime now, but just don't have enough to "pull it all together". You've done a fantastic job. Love the beads, and the beautiful blue stemware. Have a very Merry Christmas! :)

  11. This is sensational!! That turquoise and gold together is so different and elegant. Love those peacock plates - I used to live in Milledgeville, Ga, the home of Flannery O'Connor, the writer. She kept peacocks on her farm and I have always been fascinated by them. They are very loud in person - yours manage to be quiet and mysterious. Beautiful job, Ellen - love it!!

  12. Beautiful table. I love the peacocks and the gold. Your blue is such a classy and beautiful color.
    I did peacocks and red last year for Christmas. It totally rocks! Merry Christmas.

  13. Oh my goodness! I love it! I just painted my LR the peacock color. Beautiful table setting! Merry Christmas!

  14. I don't think I like this, Ellen.....I LOVE IT!!! The peacock colors work beautifully with the gold! I'm glad you were able to spend your credit with One King's Lane, but sorry they didn't do the decent thing and give you the option to get an out-and-out refund. Those peacock plates are exquisite!!! I saw them earlier this year and just flipped!!! Since I'm on hiatus from buying, they stayed in the store. I'm glad I can visit them on your blog! REALLY pretty centerpiece action goin' on there, too!!!

  15. This is just breath taking. The cool aqua colors are just beautiful on this table. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and new year. laurie

  16. One of my fave settings this week so far.

    Absolutely adorable with the turqouise and gold combo. The peacock plates rocks.

    Have a great w/end ahead.

    /CC girl

  17. Stunning! Aqua is my favorite color to do tables in.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Ellen!

  18. I love your take on Christmas! It's very different and very pretty. Merry Christmas.

  19. Just wow! Your table is gorgeous with gold and turquoise. The dishes are stunning and the blue glassware. I love the elegance of the gold, so festive and lovely. Merry Christmas to you and all of your dear family.

  20. Your peacock plates are just beautiful and I love all the accents you have used! I think this table would be perfect for New Year's Eve too! I'm glad your issue with OKL worked out ok. I made one purchase from them but will definitely not do so again. Merry Christmas to you! Linda

  21. So different but perfect! Love it!!!!

    Merry Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. I love your take! The colors look so festive together, very elegant!
    I had a bad experience with World Market.com, that's a story for another day!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, Ellen, and have a very Merry Christmas!

  23. Oh wow, this is a different take on a Christmas table, but I do LOVE it!!! These colors are just gorgeous, as are your peacock plates. Your photos turned out great with the pretty dappled sunlight on the table. You've got a real winner here, Ellen.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  24. Such a gorgeous table! I love the goblets, but the peacock dishes are just fabulous. The gold makes it so elegant and refined.
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.


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