Tablescape Thursday ~ Fun New Gifts…

It’s been awhile since I participated in Tablescape Thursday but I wanted to use some of my Christmas gifts before I leave Washington and head back to Southern California on Sunday.Visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see more scapes!


The table inspiration started with these chargers my kids bought me for Christmas. They also gave me the linen table runner which compliments the pewter.




Dear and I purchased the 4 pewter wine goblets in England in 1974.


I picked up the pewter candlesticks at Goodwill for a steal. The pewter salt and pepper shakers were a wedding gift to us from 1974.


The Pewter tankards are also from England. We bought them in 1974, too. The napkin rings are a wedding gift from 1974 and they are sterling silver Gorham 1332. My MIL bought them at Henshey’s in Santa Monica. Does anyone remember that store? It’s long gone now…


There are no markings on the covered dish/server at the center of my table. I don’t think it’s safe for food and I only use it for decoration.


I love the design and colors in my new runner. Thanks Josh and Laura!


The green goblets are from Goodwill, too.


I bought 8 dinner plates and 8 salad plates of these country scenes from Marshalls.  Royal Stafford, made in England.


I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year. May 2010 be filled with God’s blessings for you…

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting 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.

47 thoughts on “Tablescape Thursday ~ Fun New Gifts…

  1. Beautiful table. All the silver and pewter accents are terrific. Also like the country scene plates on your chargers. Thank you for sharing this charming table. ~ Sarah

  2. Ellen, Your table has a timeless old-world feel. Just beautiful. The green and pewter are smashing together, and your table runner… well I would love to have that one!
    Thank you for sharing such a rich tablescape. You put everything together so well!

  3. What a pretty table. I love the Johnson Brothers place setting. It is so pretty with green! Your runner is just the perfect shade… and the pewter…what a warm, welcoming feeling! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  4. Woohoo, the number ONE spot!! 🙂

    I was browsing looking for charger plates so scatey eight posters got in front as I poised at the ready, LOL!

    I love those chargers..just gorgeous..and your table looks so pretty!
    Your kids have great taste, and I am so glad you love your gifts!

  5. It was so thoughtful for your children to give you a Christmas gift that we could all enjoy seeing! We got married in 1975 and I recall pewter being quite the thing back then — I’m so glad that I held on to all of mine as it seems to having a revival of sorts. Anyway, I’m loving bringing it back to the table — and I too, have a love affair with transferware. Have a wonderful New Year’s!

  6. Love the pewter chargers. How pretty! Everything looks great…I love the green goblets with your dishes. The pewter is unusual for a tablescape meaning I haven’t seen many therefore your table really stands out. Beautiful, beautiful job.

  7. What very smart and thoughtful children you have! Their gifts are perfect! The runner really is great with the china and pewter. I do love that serving piece in the middle!

  8. Hi Ellen,
    I love this table. What a lucky mama to have kids that buy you chargers and a table runner. They are gorgeous as it your table.
    I adore the colors and those chargers are something special.
    Happy New Year.

  9. Isn’t it great when our kids know what we love! Those are beautiful chargers and the runner does match wonderfully. How nice to be able to put them with all those special pewter pieces you have collected over the years. Lovely!


  10. I love this, Ellen. This is my kind of tablescape with its English touches. The pewter tureen is utterly gorgeous! The pattern on the china just pulls me in.
    Have a save trip and a very happy New Year!

  11. I love the green! It all looks great together. I have a bunch of pewter from 1976, it was so popular. I love to get it out and set the table with it. It is really timeless.

  12. Greetings Ellenb,

    What a beautiful gift from your children. The chargers are fabulous! Your table setting complimented them perfectly. I love the goblets from England. Thank you for sharing this beautiful setting with us. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy new year.


    • Pewter collectors don’t want their pewter polished ( I think it takes something away from it’s value) That’s my understanding and I can be corrected by anyone who knows better. I think the nicer pieces will always let you know if they are silver or pewter? The sterling we own also has hallmarks and says it’s sterling. Plate will say plate.

  13. Very pretty Ellen! I was married in 76 but I don’t remember any pewter pieces. But we are always about 10 years behind the times here on the Island 🙂 I love your plates. I was able to find 8 Blue Willow plates at V V and gave them to Roger for Christmas – he loves them! His grandparents had Blue Willow. Pretty new runner – thoughtful children. Mine were too – they gave me a pass for our lovely uni pool – back to the get in shape theme. Happy New Year!

  14. What lovely gifts your children gave you. I’ve been searching for some pewter pieces since October.. no luck…”yet”… your chargers are gorgeous… I’m wondering would you mind sharing where they came from, or did I miss that part…would love to have a set of those… Your table is perfection… Happy New Year my friend..hugs ~lynne~

  15. Hi Ellen…Blessings to you and yours. We arrived home last night. The trip home from Colorado was uneventful. The trip out included a MIRACLE. In western Kansas we hit a 15 mile stretch of road with 3 inch thick ice. The wind was blowing around 50 miles an hour and HUGE gusts. We were driving 10 miles an hour…no way to stop or get off….we PRAYED and slowly crawled. All sorts of cars and trucks were blown off the road around us…God kept us going. It was AMAZING. Never have 4 people prayed so long. :o) We then had a GREAT time at my brothers.

    Hope your holidays are filled with LOTS of joy. I have felt you shopping with me all week…every time I found a bargain after Christmas special on table decorations I rejoiced and felt inspired by your ideas. You are a joy in my life…hope you’re having a grand day with Him.

  16. What a beautiful table! Love the transferware with the pewter. how classic! The colors are refreshing and lovely! Have a Happy New Year!
    Dee Dee

  17. Hello Ellen B and Happy New Year!!!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family celebrating the birth of our Savior.
    I’ve been lost in the real world, but hope to catch up with you real soon…for now I must run…housework calls ;-).

    Happy New Year and God bless,

    😉 Cori G.

  18. Love, love, love those chargers!!! How thoughtful of your children to buy them for you.

    OK, I do a bit of seasonal housing myself. I’m just trying to get this straight – you’re moving from Washington State to California for the winter?

    I love your tablescaping and am anxious to see what you do in your California locale.

    – The Tablescaper

  19. What nice gifts! Love the chargers! The tablescape is very pretty, and unique with the pewter, I really like it!

    I received some “tablescape toys” as gifts too (flatware, etc!) Can’t wait to use them!

    Have a very Happy New Year!


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