Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TV Dinner In The Family Room

This weeks holiday table setting for 4 was arranged in our family/Television room.
The 70" round table topper is by Spode. The pleated twill khaki colored table cloth is from Ballard Designs.
It's photo shoots like this that make me wish flat screen televisions were as portable as a framed picture so they could be easily moved.

Paisley dinner napkin by Ralph Lauren. Accent plate by Royal Stafford.
Usually, there is an over sized ottoman where the table is placed which also acts as our coffee table for the sectional sofa which is still in the room but out of camera range.
The cut crystal stemware are by Zawiercie in Poland.
Dinner plate by 222 Fifth(Chain link platinum pattern). The lightweight faux stone handle flatware were purchased from HomeGoods. Unfortunately, I don't recall the manufacturer or pattern name.

Below are pictures of the same room and table but without the Christmas decorations. I actually appreciated the cleaner lines but just thought it looked more springtime than winter holiday.

Finally, a video clip highlighting all of the tablescapes I created for the 2010 year which I featured on Susan's Tablescape Thursdays.

Please visit Susan's blog for more creative and unique table settings. Happy Holidays.


xinex said...

Beautiful setting! Your home is beautiful, Julio! Love all your Christmas decor....Christine

The Tablescaper said...


Your family room is gorgeous. I truly enjoyed revisiting your year in tablescaping. Looking forward to another wonderful year.

- The Tablescaper

our daily dishes said...

i absolutley loved your video, so many pretty places and settings, all wonderful~ happy hoidays to you.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

What interesting combinations you layered! My mental wheels are spinning... :-) Beautiful soft colors -- and gorgeous mantel! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

On Crooked Creek said...

"Takes my breath away!" This is a vision of loveliness! Elegantly exquisite!thank you for sharing your talent with this inspiring post. Have a Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! It's like stepping into a dream and really takes my breath away.

Very Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours,


Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Julio...the dinner plates are just gorgeous...so is your family room.
Merry Christmas!

Miss Char said...

Your tablescape is a beautiful elegant setting, I love each and every element. Thank you so much for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Alycia Nichols said...

Bravo, Julio! Your table AND living room are exquisite! I love all the table elements and the design. I agree...televisions are a pain sometimes, but I think we've all just come to accept them as a "necessary evil." Sometimes they're just going to be there! The presence of the television does NOT take away from your lovely tablescape in any way, though. It's a knockout! Have a great Christmas!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautifully elegant this is! You've set one beautiful table after another in 2010!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Julio, your home is gorgeous. Your Christmas decor and table setting is so elegant. I always enjoy my visits into your lovely home. Happy Holidays! hugs ~lynne~

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Julio, beautiful table! I really love it decorated for Christmas, I think the mantle looks really striking too! The chain link pattern...I've got to look into that, thanks for the link. Merry Christmas!

Linda Q said...

Oh my gorgeous! Julio, you are so talented! Loving so many things on this table, love the table topper, the plates. All yummy! I hate that I have been so busy and when not busy feeling icky that I haven't visited more lately. Maybe I can catch up in January! Hope your whole family and especially that "little American" have a joyous Christmas and New Year! I bet he is excited, he is getting to that age of "getting it". We are going to enjoy our grandson sooo much, I am excited.
Hugs to you all,
Linda and family

Lize said...

So stylish and and absolute delight!
A Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Annette said...

My favorite tablescape of the year!

Rettabug said...

What a lovely table for two!! I seldom use my little round table for a meal but this makes me think I should at least do tablescapes with it.

I love how you have the mantle swags hanging down so low..very elegant room, totally! The table linens & stemware & china are all so utterly special & beautifully combined.

I have a hint for dealing with the TV. Just use your Photoshop skills to add "Merry Christmas" to the screen. Just a thought. I saw someone else do it that way.

Have a wonderfully Blessed Merry Christmas & more importantly, a HEALTHY New Year! Thanks for your friendship & all your inspiration this past year, Julio! I'll never forget the tablescape you did outside for Christmas last year. It was the first of yours that I saw & it has left an indelible imprint on my heart & mind. I only WISH I could do them like you do.


Acanthus and Acorn said...

I came here via Susan/NOTP. This is so pretty and I love that it is fireside...is there anything more festive!?

Sommer said...

Your home is stunning. Everything I hope to have someday.

Donnie said...

All your photos were stunning. I'm new to doing a tablescape and loved all the explanations. Have a wonderful day.

Unknown said...

Wow,I love everything about your room. So beautiful. I would love to have a meal there. TV dinner in my house means a half broken snack table with pizza for dinner. I would prefer your TV dinner. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Unknown said...

So pretty, Julio. I love those chairs with the polka dot back. Your tablescapes are always so wonderful, but I often get lost in the splendor of the room

Kay Ellen said...

Gorgeous Julio! I love the table in front of the fireplace~~~magical and elegant setting :))

Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Blessings to you,
Kay Ellen

Marie Arden said...

Love your tablesetting and what a nice bright family room too!
Just discovered your blog I will be back soon.
Marie Arden Pink Living

A Perfect Setting said...

So beautiful! Decorations and home are just lovely!

Dinner Plates said...

Hi all,

Wow so nice! I like this site. Keep it working every day.

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

So beautiful, Julio! I loved it both ways but I think my fav was with the holiday decorations in the background. It was such a treat seeing another room in your home! I always have to click on each pic to enlarge so I don't miss any wonderful details. :)
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year...2011 is almost here!

Dining and Decor said...

All I can say is that your home is stunning. It looks warm and inviting. So...when can I drop by! lol!

Entertaining Women said...

I've come to anticipate pure elegance from you each time that I visit your post...and you never disappoint! The touch of blue in the Spode cloth is the perfect accent for your gorgeous crystal, silver, and china. The flatware is Argent, "Sophia.". The color is called gold. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

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Ann said...

The family dinning room looks great, it combines 3 styles in one, the British, French and Italian glasses and dishes.

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