Sunday, December 16, 2012

Aqua Sparkle Tablescape

I have been planning this aqua sparkle tablescape to share with you but it took me longer than expected to get it ready. I haven't been home for three weeks, so my table got put on hold until I returned. 


I sat the table and took the pictures on Thursday evening then Friday morning arrived and time has been standing still as we have all been grieving for the 20 children and six teachers and administrator  who tragically lost their lives in the Newtown, CT, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.



So it has taken me until Sunday evening to get this post ready. 


I am using my favorite aqua color in my kitchen for Christmas. You may have seen my aqua mantle here.


My aqua colored dishes are not new and many of you have seen me use aqua on numerous tablescapes but I am adding lots of sparkle to the mix for Christmas.


I found the aqua stems and ornaments to use in my centerpiece at Michael's this year.










The aqua trees in my centerpiece are new from Hobby Lobby. 




Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."


Merry Christmas - Judy.


Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House


Courtney from A Thoughtful Place - Christmas Vignette on December 18
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Thursday evening

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
 Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday
  
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

34 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my goodness, Judy that is STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous and well-appointed tablescape my dear!

Worth the wait, most definately.

Wow.

Marigene said...

Aqua is my favorite color for a table...you have outdone yourself, Judy...this table is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love the centerpiece.

thepaintedapron.com said...

that is beautiful! I love your centerpiece especially, gorgeous...the aqua is so refreshing, and looks great with all your added sparkle. The fun begins when we can create a whole new look using our same things! Thanks
Jenna

Chubby Chieque said...

Mrs. Bigg? You blown my heart away. This is the best so far from all your settings I encountered. I LOVE LOVE every inch and this is absolutely whimsical.

Greetings,
/CC girl

On Crooked Creek said...

Judy,
This tablescape is gorgeous, dear friend!!!
I adore all the soft aqua and this could easily carry into New years 2013!
Thank you for your sweet comment and visit today, dear friend!
Have a wonderful week before Christmas!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very festive and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

Designs By Pinky said...

What an unexpected, but beautiful color for Christmas. Just a beautiful table, I LOVE all the sparkle!!!! XO, Pinky

Pat said...

I am loving the aqua sparkle Judy!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous tablescape dear Judy! I love acqua for C'mas and your dishes are beautiful, along with all the elements..so much to see here, lovely lady. I clicked post before I finished, lol..has it happened to you before? So now you can read about my dishes and everything else, hahaha..Merry Christmas to you and yours.
FABBY

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

beautifully done tablescape ,Judy.

Judy K said...

I just love your tablescape. I love aqua and you have used it so well. Love all of the sparkle too. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Kathe said...

What a perfect color palette for the holidays Judy! I love the aqua and your table certainly sparkles! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week dear. I'm also featuring it on my Facebook page :-) Merry Christmas friend!

Dianne said...

Judy, I knew it your post just from the thumbnail photo b/c of your lover for aqua! This is so beautiful. I am always drawn to anything aqua so I really like this table. Looks wonderful with the sparkle too. Dianne

Carol said...

Very non-traditional color, but oh my, so very gorgeous! The cone trees are so elegant.

Shelia said...

Hi Judy! Oh, my, your table is so gorgeous! The aqua color is so pretty and I love your centerpiece with those pretty trees.
I'm sure I'll have some precious little hands touching things all of my house! I can't wait!
Merry Chritmas and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Scribbler said...

Just beautiful! I understand about the inertia. I have kind of been going through the motions, but it is hard to find the joy and fun. But we do have to keep trying!

Marlis said...

Judy,, love love love this table. Love love did I say I love it? I am wanting to do something turquoise for NY's and you have given me sooo many ideas. I totally love the trees. and the glasses and silver.. I wish you the merriest of Christmases with many blessings this season and the next year, too.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful tablescape! So perfect for Christmas! I love the aqua color, so very pretty! Merry Christmas to you!
Nancy

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Happy Holidays from my home to yours! This is lovely. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

dizzyizzy said...

So lovely! Merry Christmas!

Jessica White said...

Judy, your table is stunning! The color choice makes it so peaceful and serene, but still festive for the season! Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas!
Jessica @ A Humble Creation

Tanya Payzant said...

Judy, your table is gorgeous. I love the blue stemware, and those Christmas trees are beautiful! Such a great color. Merry Christmas to you! :)

pink*cherub*moon said...

I love your aqua color scheme! Such a beautiful table setting! I enjoy using non-conventional colors at Christmas! Hugs, Leena

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Judy, I was in a meeting all Friday morning, then came out to the news, and my weekend fell apart immediately. I couldn't really function at all. My table was set but it seemed so unimportant. But I'm so glad you shared this GORGEOUS setting with us! The aqua color is so beautiful and the sparkly touches make it feel like a winter wonderland. Merry Christmas! Linda

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty! so festive. Our hearts are so full. No one can explain any of it.

- The Tablescaper

Infuse With Liz said...

Oh this is beautiful! I'm glad you were able to pull it together. I know the Sandy Hook tragedy has affected all of us. It gives you pause and a need to reflect. Sometimes the things we do seem so trivial, but we must go on and live our lives. I absolutely love the centerpiece. The trees rise out of it majestically and the beautiful accent around them sparkles wonderfully! I love how you dressed out the dinnerware with the napkins and ornaments. You are ready for the holiday!
Merry Christmas!
Liz

Linda Primmer said...

Love these colors. I posted a turquoise and red theme last year.
It's so magical and festive. Beautiful centerpiece as well. Aqua is a beautiful color and you have captured an elegant look. Merry Christmas.

Kathleen said...

What a stunning table, the colors are wonderful!
Yes, what a tragedy. After our family party Sat., all the families went to Mass to pray for those grieving. God help them.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Alycia Nichols said...

Isn't it just PERFECT when you can uses dishes you already have and turn them into something extra special and different for Christmas??? I love that! This is a really good tutorial for those tablescapers just starting out to know you can use the same dishes in many different ways! I haven't bought any new for a long time. I tend to use the same ones over and over again anyway! Your centerpiece is rockin', and I love the way you used the ornaments and sprays on the napkins. Very snazzy!!! I know what you mean about time just kind of standing still after last Friday's tragic and senseless action in Connecticut. I was glued to the TV ALL day long, waiting and watching and wondering along with the rest of the country. I think this will go down as another one of those days when you can recount exactly where you were when you first heard the news. Sad, but true. I'm sitting here listening to Barry Manilow singing Christmas songs and hoping for a calmer, more peaceful, more agreeable nation. I know I'm just gonna get coal in my stocking, but I sure would love to have the gift of peace under the tree. Have a blessed and merry Christmas, Judy!

ImSoVintage said...

Your table is gorgeous. I love seeing non traditional colors used for Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas, sweet friend.

Hugs,
Laura

patricia-krank said...

What a lovely display. I absolutely love aqua and I'm trying to introduce more touches of it into my house. Thank you for sharing. Patti

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's gorgeous! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Denyse said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love the cone trees.

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Ivy and Elephants said...

The aqua tablescape is just stunning! Love all the elegant details. You are a feature this week at Ivy and Elephants. Hope you stop by and grab a featured button.
Hugs,
Patti