Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Girlfriend Party - Christmas Tablescape

Don't just peek through the window!
Come inside.
Everyone is welcome.
This is a dinner for my best girlfriends.

A woman's girlfriends are one of the most
wonderful treasures and why not celebrate

This table was inspired by these cute plates
...girls love....

...and these adorable shoe ornaments.

All appropriate holiday sentiments!
(At least for me!)

They were paired with textured red plates and
sparkling red chargers, organza red napkins
and berry napkin rings made from holiday
floral stems.

Each place setting has a little glass slipper.

The centerpiece is also made up of girls' favorite
items:  roses, candy, chocolates and bling.

We actually had a dinner party last year and
used these place settings.  The girls sat in here
and the guys sat at a "more manly" table
in the kitchen.

It was all girl talk and a fun change from
the norm.  Everyone liked the change.

A fun perspective on this shoe.

I love the red ball on the bottom of these dessert dishes.

A view from above.

These great bubbled red stemmed glasses were
from a Christmas trip to New York years

This shoe is fabulous too, love the reflection in
the wood table.

The fun modern dessert dishes mirror the red
stem of the
bubbled goblets. 

This is a lucious table in red with just a hint
of green here and there.

The berries are just the right holiday accent to the
fresh red roses.

Put your sparkly ornaments on display on a red
pedestal and under
a glass dome. 

Beautiful red and white ornaments and crystals hang
from the chandelier above.  It is so easy to decorate
your chandeliers and it adds so much to your table.

We even have some high stepping boots to
add to the whimsy of the table.  It would be
fun to have a small tree filled with shoe and boot

Greenery, crystals, tassels, anything you like can
dress up your chandelier. 

We even captured the blue hour at dusk through
the open plantation shutters.

When you move the chairs away you can see
the round red rug and the sculptured
legs of the dining table.

So glad you came in from the cold and shared
a lovely time with all of your girlfriends.

"No love, no friendship can cross the path of our
destiny without leaving some mark on it
 forever." - Francois Muriac

I want to thank all my wonderful blogging girlfriends,
you certainly have left a mark on me forever.  You
give me such wonderful hope in your examples of
women, wives, mothers, grandmothers, daughters
and friends.  I brag about you to my husband
all of the time.

I am going to visit many of my girlfriends (and some
guy friends) at

Girls love plates - Home Goods/TJMaxx (last year)
Bubble goblets - New York City
Dessert dishes - Target (last year)
Red plates - Wal Mart (few years ago)
Red chargers - ZGallerie (last year but they have them still)
Red pedestal - Home Goods
Napkins - Tuesday Morning
Floral stems - JoAnn Fabrics
Shoe ornaments - Busy Biddy Boutique


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh my, how glorious! I love your china!

  2. Super cute tablescape! Love all the shoe ornaments!!

  3. Jacqueline! I love finding bloggers in Utah, especially so near by. It seriously was so nice today! Thanks for such a sweet comment. ahhh I'm just so excited to meet you!

  4. Jaqueline -- I love the table; it is so fun, festive, and whimsical. I love the photo looking in -- yes, I would love to sit at that table with the shows and all the fun dishes. Love the icicles from the chandy too. Joni

  5. O my !! it looks amazing !! i love it !!!....so nice decorated !!....lovely day....love Ria...

  6. OMG! This is so beautiful! I would love to be included in a girls night out at your table! I love everything about this table. I cannot believe you found dishes about a girls night out in a christmas pattern too. So fun!

  7. Adorable..and you are a lucky girl to have so many girlfriends!

  8. Wow. My jaw is still on my desk top! Amazing decor & the china & ...everything. Beautiful!

  9. An absolutely fun, fashionable & funky tablescape! Your girlfriends are blessed to have you as their buddy!

  10. Love the tablescape! Your home seems so warm and inviting. I am a shoe fanatic and I have 16 different shoe ornaments on my tree. All in shades of pink and lime green. Would be so fun to sit around that table for girl talk.

  11. Jacqueline, I agree that our girlfriends are so important! Yours are extra lucky to be able to share in that wonderful table setting!! I must find those shoes. Both my mom and my daughter are shoe-aholics--they even have signs that say "if the shoe fits, buy one in every color.." I also love the chandelier. I always decorate mine---partially to hide it, although it always looks better with glittery things hanging from it! Have a nice meal with your girlfriends! Linda

  12. Truly adorable table. How fun and what is life without girlfriends to celebrate with.

  13. As always, SO in love with it all!

    It's all so very beautiful and wonderfully put together!!!

  14. You surely dress your hall..LOL. I love all of it. The shoes ornaments are the best. You can put napkin in there or some candies. The Boot is a hit.
    Enjoy your party.

  15. What a wonderful table! Love the way you decked out the chandelier. It is very cute.

  16. You certainly know how to kick up your heels! What a fun & festive table! Love all your details :-)

  17. If the shoe fits. . .really fits with the theme of your tablescape. I love it! Glad you were able to make your girlfriends feel as special as they are to you! Thank you for the "sneak peek" through the windows.

  18. China - perfect. Shoes - always perfect! Chandelier - beyond perfect! I just love your decorating style. I love how everything came together. Lucky girlfriends to sit at such a feast for the eyes. Merry christmas.

  19. Jacqueline, Love the chargers, the cute plates, and the shoes! Oh, the shoes! The roses and berries are a lovely touch to your colorful and fun table.
    Blessings, Beth

  20. Love those plates and oh my, those shoe ornaments are so CUTE!!! Your very tall nutcracker is very impressive standing guard over it all. Your girlfriends are so very lucky.

  21. Beautiful table...love the shoe ornaments, they are adorable. Your chandelier is awesome!

  22. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!! You did a fabulous job here!!! I KNOW the girls HAD to love it! You hit all the right spots, and the shoes...THE SHOES!!! That is so cool!!! I really love what you did with the chandelier. It is super! I know it's not easy doing all that overhead work, and you did a bang up job! Kudos!!!

  23. Jacqueline, this is a beautiful post! Girlfriends are an important part of my life for sure. And I count you among that list! I've enjoyed sharing a friendship though our blogs.
    Cute table! I think you must have a wonderful sense of whimsy and being around you would brighten anyones day.
    Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

  24. Are you taking girlfriend applications??? What a delightful table you've put together for your lucky friends! Everything is adorable!

  25. Love the girly Christmas theme! So fun and festive! You go all out! I love having you(and Joni) as blogging friends! :)

  26. Hi Jacqueline...

    Ohhh...I just adore your "Girlie" Christmas table! It's sooo fun and well, just filled with everything that this gal loves! The dessert plates are adorable and I love how you found those cute...cute high heel shoe ornaments...just perfect! Love, love, LOVE this beautiful table, my friend...thank you for sharing it with us! I also enjoyed getting a peek into your dining room...it's gorgeous! Oooh...your table is such a beautiful piece with it's curvy legs! I also really enjoyed your beautifully decorated chandelier! Thank you again, my friend...you always inspire!!!

    Warmest Christmas wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  27. Oh I'm so glad I stopped by, and you are so kind to welcome me as one of the "girlfriends"! I'm a bit of a homebody, not ALL the time, but a lot of the time.. so this was such a cute post, I thought!! I loved seeing your table, so festive, girly, stylish, and fun!!! I'm a little behind in my decorating, but slow and steady, I'm working on it, and I'm taking lots of notes from all of you experts today! I liked your glittered tree, with the glittered ornaments on the glass covered cake plate! Everything's so beautiful and sparkly!!.. Wishing you blessings and lots of fun in the days ahead! ~tina

  28. Oh what fun to be a guest at your table this week! This is delightful. Love your "dripping" chandelier and fun dishes. Those high-heeled ornaments are just the cutest.

  29. So much fun to see the "holiday heels" and the way you've combined whimsy and a pretty table. Jane

  30. Your entire tabletop make me very merry and bright!

    Seasons greetings to you.

  31. Jacqueline, what a delightful table! The placesettings are adorable -- what a find those plates were, not to mention the shoes! I know your girlfriends felt very special around this amazing table!

  32. Cute tablescape idea for a girls party. Love your table, too.

  33. You are just having waaay too much fun....I want to be your neighbor/friend...Merry Christmas, Sharon

  34. What fun! Your table is so full of whimsy and delight! I just love it! I was way too serious with my table for my girls. I am going to have fun with it next year!

  35. Whimsical perfection....so well done! I love that it was a couples dinner, and you celebrated with an all ladies tables. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  36. The shoes....wherever did you find them? I can't help but think there was a lot of shared laughter around your table!

  37. Beautiful table...I love visiting here.

  38. this tablescape is spectacular! great job, anne

  39. What a beautiful table! Everything looks so pretty- I bet your girlfriends absolutely loved the party! I love how you have dressed your chandelier- gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday and Happy Holidays!

  40. Oh what a fun party Jacqueline! Your table is not only beautiful, but so much fun! The shoe ornaments are so cute and the perfect decor for a girls party. Love your red stemware and the dessert dishes, and those Christmas girly plates are just tooooo cute! I'd love to attend a party in your beautiful home! Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

  41. LOVE this! Just beautiful and so much fun ~


  42. Your decorations are just darling. They really set a festive mood.


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