Tablescape Tuesday ~ Silver & Black that Sparkles!

Welcome to another Tablescape Tuesday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. This week I’m sharing a silver and black table with lots of sparkles. There are snowflakes and mirrors and sliver mirror garland that adds to all the sparkle.


This was a fun table to put together. I was cleaning out cupboards when I was home in Seattle and found a bag full of silver accessories that were left over from a January Dessert I helped decorate for our church several years ago. I got out a small folding table and set this table for 4 in our guest room with stuff from the bag and added goodies from my entertaining stash.


My table confession for this week is that I didn’t have any black or silver cloth napkins so I used a white cloth napkin that was a bit too white by itself for the look of the table so I added a black paper cocktail napkin to soften it up. :0)


The Snowflake candle is sitting on a small raised serving piece with silver garland underneath.


The little plates with a Stratford on Avon scene are on top of a cut glass plate with a silver doilie below it. The tablerunner is a silver shimmery piece of fabric.


The Sterling is from Dear’s mother Verna that got passed along to us. The Pewter goblets were a purchase Dear and I made in England the summer before we were married (1974). The etched glass goblets were a find at Goodwill. The cut glass plates with a fleur de liss pattern on them were a clearance purchase at a specialty grocery store we used to have in the Seattle area called Larry’s. The sterling candle holders are also from Verna. The napkin rings are silver ribbon with a sparkly embelishment hot glued on them.

To see more Tablescapes visit Susan at Between Naps on a Porch.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007 to 2015 hostage and has replaced them all with ugly black and grey boxes asking for a ransom to have them re-published. Such a frustrating bother as I go through each post to delete the ugly boxes.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

36 thoughts on “Tablescape Tuesday ~ Silver & Black that Sparkles!

  1. Oh Ellen B.,
    I would love to just play in your cupboards…what fun I would have there, but where do you store it all? 🙂
    I think this has to be the loveliest table setting I’ve seen in my entire life!

  2. Ellen,

    My goodness! This is breathtaking! I could just slap myself for the crap on my table! (LMAO)
    Donna Marie

  3. Ellen, I’m crazy about those darling plates. And I do believe this is the first Tablescape Tuesday confession! I think we could all “confess” to something each Tablescape Tuesday. 🙂 This table is really stunning…lots of glitz and glam! Beautiful!

  4. This is sooooo fun n’ fab! Love the glitz n’ the “history” behind all the sentimental AND fun pieces you have collected here ~~~ and I so enjoyed the simple, straightforward way you told about them all… just delightful!!! Thank you!!! Linda/ “Mom…” (no blog)

  5. This table is absolutely gorgeous! Love all of the bling! That china is so pretty. What a great idea to use th cocktail napkin on top of the white napkin, and your napkin rings are perfect – well, everything on this table is perfect! laurie

  6. So, I finally got the answer to my unasked question. I kept wondering if you had used all these tablescapes. You have such a creative spirit when it comes to your tables. I really enjoy looking at them. You also have quite and eye for the things you like and that work well together. What fun!

  7. Ellen B, more that we have in common, a love of photography, finding a rare find at the local Goodwill (love those glasses)… 8=) Your Tablescape is absolutely stunning! I look forward to visiting you often and getting to read more of your posts! Au Revoir ~CC Catherine

  8. Oh this is lovely, lovely…sparkle a-plenty. I could sit and stare at this table for hours…glamorous! Never would have guessed that was a paper napkin…clever… 😉 Bo

  9. Ellen, I think that may be the most beautiful table I’ve ever seen. How gorgeous! I adore the plates – both the clear glass cut plates and the plates with the scenes are just stunnning. Love, love, love it!


  10. Black and silver is one of my favorite combinations. Your table is gorgeous. I love the silver doily under the dinner plate.

  11. Ellen,
    What a beautiful table you have set. Very elegant! I love your dishes and the pewter cups…I started a collection of pewter things recently…I don’t have any cups yet – yours are lovely. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tablescape.
    Alisa – Carolina Panache

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