Today, I’m sharing the Christmas peacock theme tablescape I set in the dinning room. It compliments the peacock feathers and birds in the classic wallpaper.
Regular readers know I have a passion for peacocks! It all started when I traced hubby’s ancestry to a Revolutionary War militia officer named Peacock! Read about The Rebel Bird in Celebrating Patriots on Independence Day.
Although I’ve previously shown you many casual to formal Christmas season settings, somehow I missed the peacock theme tablescape. It includes a centerpiece with a pair of feather trees, napkins folded in a peacock tail feather fan, and sits beneath the show-stopping Peacock Ornament Decorated Chandelier.
It’s one of 18 festive tables in this year’s annual Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Rita of Panoply. You’re sure to find lots of ideas and inspiration for setting your own holiday table. And, if you’re a dish addict, there might be a thing or two to add to your Santa wish list!
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Peacock Ornament Collection
Before setting the peacock theme tablescape, I start by decorating the brass dining room chandelier with Christmas ornaments, ribbons and birds.
When my extensive collection of peacock theme ornaments outgrew the slim tree in the living room, I began to hang the overflow from the light fixture.
Dear hubby teases it’s technically another Christmas tree, but this one is suspended from the ceiling lol!
Most of the ball, teardrop and egg shape ornaments are in deep shades of teal or sapphire blue, with touches of emerald green. Some are covered with velvet, while others are painted, but all are decorated with jewels or glitter.
Specialty, decorative hooks (Michaels) are used to hang most of the ornaments from the brass chandelier. Some have cranberry color jewel accents that tie-in with the berry rings around each candle in the light fixture.
I’ve been collecting the ornaments for many years. Most were found at Macy’s, which seems to have a new peacock theme collection every year. Others came from Home Goods, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx.
Styling a Festive Peacock Centerpiece
After decorating the chandy, I place protective pads and a vintage ivory tablecloth over the mahogany table. Next, came a teal silk and velvet runner, decorated with a metallic gold and beaded peacock on each end.
Here’s the runner on the non-seasonal, Exotic Peacock Tablescape Graces Formal Dining Room.
Instead of using a pair of Greek urns filled with silk florals and decorative fruit, I placed two peacock feather trees on either side of the chandelier.
Each is topped with a teal and gold bird ornament. There’s also a six-loop bow, with long tails trailing down either side. It’s the same wire-edge ribbon decorating the chandy above.
Can you see the peacock wallpaper and large Fitz and Floyd figurine in the background? I love how the decorated chandelier and peacock theme tablescape are reflected in the side mirror.
Years ago, the peacock feather trees were a spontaneous discovery at Target. I embellished them with the ribbon and ornaments for the Christmas centerpiece.
Centered between the two feather trees is a unique peacock on a sleigh base, filled with metallic gold balls and pinecones.
The sleigh, Christmas tree place card holders, and peacock-embellished candles all came from Pier One.
Pier One regularly carried peacock decor, especially at Christmastime. I sure miss browsing and shopping there, don’t you?
Peacock Theme Tablescape
Now it’s finally time to set the tabletop!
The plate stack starts with Lenox Holiday Nouveau dinner plates, a 25th anniversary gift from my parents. The pattern compliments the 12-place settings of Lenox Eclipse (retired) they gave us as a wedding gift.
Here’s a better view of the plate’s unique square shape (with rounded edges) on the Nutcracker Collection Christmas Centerpiece & Table.
Holly and plaid ribbon provide a festive look for the holiday peacock theme tablescape dish stack.
On top, I’ve placed a 222 Fifth Serene Peacock plate. Because my Lenox china is cream-colored with gold trim, the colors in the peacock dishes work as salad and dessert plates (I have both sizes). I also like that the peacock image is in muted shades.
But unlike my china dishes, these are dishwasher and microwave safe!
I have two other peacock dish patterns. Most recently I shared a casual, everyday pattern on the, Alfresco Brunch Peacock Table. For Thanksgiving, I use vintage-inspired brown and white salad plates seen in the Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table.
Flanking the plate stack is Wallace Peacock (retired) stainless flatware. Vintage etched stemware (Cambridge Rose Point) belonged to my great-grandmother, and has graced many holiday tables.
Tucked in each water glass is a teal fabric napkin folded in a simple fan shape — resembling a peacock’s tail feathers. See it?
More elaborate is the Peacock Table Napkin Fold. But since it requires two napkins for each fold, I only had enough teal napkins for the fan shape on this peacock theme tablescape.
Other festive napkin folds — like the Christmas tree — are included with over 24 Napkin Folds for All Seasons, Holidays & Occasions.
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Open House of Holiday Tablescapes
Time to go visiting from table to table at the home of each talented stylist. It’s like a holiday open house! Rita put me at the top of the order, and you’ll want to see all 18! Up next is Mary of Home is Where the Boat Is, and her festive plaid and peppermint table setting.
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The Bookish Dilettante ❆ Christmas Sweets
I hope you all had a most happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We were away for an activity-packed week at Sistah B’s, Making Merry in Charleston. Family flew in from Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Orlando and Pittsburgh. Our crew rented a house just a few minutes walk from my sister’s waterfront home. Sometimes we shuttled back and forth in their new street-worthy golf cart.
In Fast & Tasty Holiday Turkey: Splay, Smoke or Fry I shared alternative cooking methods from last Thanksgiving. This year my youngest son and his uncle tried another — grilling a splayed bird. It was delicious!
Early in the week, we co-hosted a surprise Love Boat theme engagement party for our eldest son R and V, and nephew K and his fiancé. What a blast! Sistah B and my niece came up with the fun party theme. There was a giant photo backdrop, portholes on the windows, and other nautical and “tie the knot” decorations.
The day before, each couple received an invitation to the captain’s table in the form of a ship nametag lanyard. They were greeted by my brother-in-law, dressed in his Navy captain uniform, while I held a tray of champagne as they “boarded” the Love Boat. Dear hubby was first mate and gave the heart-warming toast!
After cocktails and appetizers, was a delicious catered Southern Boil out on the screened porch, overlooking the water. Sixteen of us sat at two tables, with the two couples and their parents at the captain’s table.
Here Come the Brides
Afterwards, mom, Sistah B and I shared two family wedding traditions (accompanied by old photographs). One is the bride and groom drinking champagne from a silver loving cup. The other is the bride wearing a now 125-150 year old lavalier. It belonged to the two groom cousins’ great, great grandmother (who’s crystal I used in the peacock theme tablescape). We stressed that we wanted the girls to know we loved them like family already, and that wearing the necklace was optional.
The rest of the week was packed full with the Thanksgiving feast, an oyster bake, boat rides, beach bocce, evening board games, and a bowling tournament.
Now, I’m back home decking the halls, gift buying, wrapping, writing holiday cards, and preparing for the kids and my mom to arrive for 10-14 days visit over the holidays. And, mom, V and I are going wedding dress shopping too!
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