Dianne's Creative Table

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Make a Joyful Noise

Every year there is one holiday event we look forward to more than any other.  Our dear friends the Scotts,  host a Christmas feast for a group of great friends and it is the highlight of our seasonal celebrations.  They pull out all the stops on the menu and the decor and this year was no exception.  
Her inspiration started with this nest she found in the trees outside of her office.   The small nest is nestled inside of a larger one made of small twigs which we think were all done by the same bird.  She sprayed the outside twigs a soft white.  
Then she added more sprayed branches some with little dried flowers on top of a vintage piece of lace found in a previous trip to Round Top, TX. 
The vintage sheet music is from her husband's collection, placed inside glass hurricanes which glowed from the candle light within.  

A vintage piccolo that her husband "just happened to have in the attic"!  Can you imagine?  How many of us would be able to access a piccolo on a moment's demand?   
Royal Doulton crystal sparkling in the candlelight with a snowflake coaster. 
  A second nest found in the same trees! 
Vintage damask napkins found on this year's trip to Round Top.  


Individual place cards each with a different Christmas carol. 

And then there was the food!  

Julia Child's Boeff Bourgionne with Homemade Noodles, Roasted Baby Carrots and Brussel Sprouts, Mandarin Orange Salad with with Candied Pecans and Homemade Baguettes.


Pecan Cake with Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream topped with Dark Chocolate and drizzled with a Caramel Sauce.
 Yes, I ate almost every bite!  
Vintage marching band music stands added to the overall theme.  
We were all dazzled and amazed at every turn and the evening exceeded all our expectations.  
Joining Seasonal Sundays and Tablescape Thursday

18 comments:

  1. omg, i'm speechless. This is simply breathtaking. So many beautiful ideas to store away! Thank you for sharing this... it's a masterpiece. May your Christmas be merry, bright and full of blessings and the new year good to you everyday. xo Marlis Write it in your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~Emerson

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  2. Incredibly beautiful! Love the music and bird theme. Sweet touches everywhere, and the food! Blessings

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  3. What a gorgeous table. Simply magnificent. Merry Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. Super glitzy glamorous!!! Wow!!! The hostess DID pull out all the stops for this table! She really put a lot of thought into it! The food looks fantastic, too! Good neighbors to have! :-)

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  5. This is such a glowing, sparkling table with all the white and candlelight. I just love it. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  6. That lace runner is to die for! How beautiful! Everything looks magical! I'm going to be following you going forward. Happy New Year!

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  7. This is so beautiful! The cloche with the piccolo, wow! Such lovely napkins too. A very lovely table!
    Happy 2012!

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  8. All I can say is WOW!! this table is so stunning!! I just love everything lol...

    Blessings to you in the new year!!

    Aledia~

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  9. Gorgeous! And so very original. Dinner sounds delicious, too.

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  10. What a creatively beautiful table.
    Happy New Year, Dianne.

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  11. Beautiful table!! I love the music theme and the whole idea of such a wonderful get together is charming!

    I'm sure you all had a wonderful time!

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  12. What a wonderful table! I just saw a music printable on Pinterest, now I have a reason to use it! Just beautiful in every way. Happy New Year! XO Cindy

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  13. Diane, this is such a beautiful celebration! I loved seeing it. Thanks so much for sharing. They did do a fabulous job. Loved all the vintage sheet music, and while I don't have a picolo, I do have a flute. Does that count??? ;-)

    Those linens are stunning. I love that she uses them and doesn't hide them away in a drawer. Good for her!


    I am so late coming by to visit you, but my computer has been down. It's up and running now, and I want to be sure and wish you a belated Merry Christmas (though we are not finished with the 12 days yet as that ends on Three Kings Day or Epiphany on the 6th of Jan.), and a Happy New Year!

    Love to you and yours...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  14. Diane, this is such a beautiful celebration! I loved seeing it. Thanks so much for sharing. They did do a fabulous job. Loved all the vintage sheet music, and while I don't have a picolo, I do have a flute. Does that count??? ;-)

    Those linens are stunning. I love that she uses them and doesn't hide them away in a drawer. Good for her!


    I am so late coming by to visit you, but my computer has been down. It's up and running now, and I want to be sure and wish you a belated Merry Christmas (though we are not finished with the 12 days yet as that ends on Three Kings Day or Epiphany on the 6th of Jan.), and a Happy New Year!

    Love to you and yours...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  15. Hi Diane! Gosh, how have I missed your blog? It's incredible. I've spent some time today going back and I have really enjoyed my visit! I am following now so I'll be back. Your friends' table is so beautiful and creative. I'm sure you felt special at such a beautiful event. Your tables are also just gorgeous. The one with the glass is exquisite. Looks like ice--I may try something similar, thanks for the inspiration!! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting with me!! Happy New Year!!

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  16. What a beautiful Winter tablescape. Just lovely. Thank you for your visit....Happy 2012!

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  17. Stunning tables. You showed so many ideas I will have to try. I especially loved the music sheets in the hurricane lamps. I am having a luncheon this week and it would ne such a nice touch.

    (I agree, fat free would be great on the buffalo dip. There is so much flavor I don't think you'd miss it)

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