Tablescapes, Vietri Old St. Nick

I recently saw these plates at Home Goods

Vietri table

they reminded me of the beautiful Vietri “Old St. Nick” plates.

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 4.36.20 PM At $4.99 they seemed like a steal compared to the real Vietri plate at about $60 each~and I knew they would mix and match well with some Santa plates and Snowman plates I already had…I’m so thrifty!

For Cuisine Kathleen’s Let’s Dish December Table top challenge of recreating a table top from a photograph, I decided to use this photo from Vietri’s website for my inspiration.

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I thought the flowers were stunning so I started there~my sweet husband actually gave me some red roses over the weekend for an early birthday surprise~today is my birthday! 


I added some seasonal greens and lime chrysanthemums that I got at Costco.  I love to buy flowers at Costco, they are always fresh and very affordable.  Stick a bucket in your car with a little water if you’re going to be out doing errands for a while

holiday flowers

I don’t have red vases so I just added a strip of red shiny wrapping paper to the rims of over-sized apothecary jars that serve as vases


roses and greens

I also stuck a large lime glittered pick in each arrangement just for an extra pop

red and green Xmas

In another Vietri website photo, below, you can see hand painted Old St. Nick ornaments

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I love the ornaments in the mugs so I decided to incorporate that idea too.  I painted red shatterproof ornaments, you can see the tutorial here

Vietri look alike table

I used my Mud Pie salad plates for the green striped plates like in Vietri photo and used red polka dot bowls.


It is an eclectic mix, but that’s my style and I took some liberties here to incorporate things I already had.  The red napkins have gold stars and silver dots and are my official Christmas napkins that I have used for many years.

Vietri table collage

The napkins really clash with the pink toned floral chairs so I ultimately moved them to the top of the plate stack instead of hanging down under the chargers.  I kept the wood table bare as in the Vietri photo, used black chargers and instead of one large deer, I used several.


This holiday table runner  helps tie in the deep red of my dining room rug with the bright reds and the lime greens that I love, plus has the more traditional greens of the season.


White mugs,  red glass based cocktail glasses, and hand painted flutes from Pier 1 are my interpretation of the red glasses on the Vietri table.


The inspiration table didn’t have candles but I couldn’t resist adding these mercury glass goblets with sparkly red candles

Christmas centerpiece

the Vietri table had burlap gift sacks at each place

old st. nick

but I used a burlap wrap instead for the napkins


to introduce a casual woodland feel

Old St Nick table 2

red and green Xmas

This table is all set for a Birthday dinner!

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I wonder what we’re having…HH and HHjr are in charge….I loved setting the table…maybe they’ll do the dishes too!

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my birthday fun!


I’ll be linking up to Coastal Charms Christmas House tour on the 16th , join the fun!

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And I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Let’s Dish

Centerpiece Wednesday

Open House Thursday

Posed Perfection

Common Ground

Between Naps on the Porch

It All Started with Paint

Seasonal Sundays

Monday Funday

Make it Pretty Monday

A Stroll Thru Life

Savvy Southern Style

41 Responses to “Tablescapes, Vietri Old St. Nick”
  1. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday Jenna! If I knew I would have baked you a cake 🙂 Love your table and your HG are so fun and very Vietri-esque. I adore your painted ornaments, you always make it look so simple, as if! Your floral arrangements are beautiful~ love the addition of the glittery pick for some holiday bling! I’m sure your ‘chef’ son will prepare a delicious birthday diinner, hope someone does the dishes 🙂

  2. Marigene says:

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! You did a great job recreating the inspiration table. I love the flowers…gorgeous. Really cute Santa plates, too.

  3. Liz Mackie says:

    Very beautiful table setting. Happy Birthday and many, many more!

    >________________________________ > From: the Painted Apron >To: >Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:01 AM >Subject: [New post] Tablescapes, Vietri Old St. Nick > > > > >the Painted Apron posted: “I recently saw these plates at Home Goods they reminded me of the beautiful Vietri “Old St. Nick” plates. At $4.99 they seemed like a steal compared to the real Vietri plate at about $60 each~and I knew they would mix and match well with some S” >

  4. Very cute Jenna, I love your fun table runner and the flowers are spectacular! Have a wonderful birthday and I hope those boys do the dishes for you:@)

  5. A Lapin Life says:

    Happy Birthday! Your tablescape is beautiful. I love your hand painted St. Nick ornaments.


  6. Happy Birthday Wishes coming your way! I would you nailed this challenge. Love your execution and your hand painted ornaments are absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing and I do hope they will do the dishes.

  7. Kathleen says:

    Love that you showed the tables side by side! You did a great job, and the end result was so pretty!
    I agree about the HG vs Vietri plates! HG I can afford, not Vietri.
    Happy Birthday ! Thanks so much for taking the challenge at Let’s dish!

  8. Happy Birthday! I have to say — I like your version better than the one in the ad — so much more creative!

  9. Candy S says:

    Happy Birthday Jenna! You have created a very lovely table, The spirit of Christmas jumps out of the photos of your table even more so than that original table The hand painted ornaments are the perfect final touch in keeping with the feel and tone of the original.

  10. You should send a link to your post to the Vietri website. Your hand painted Santa ornaments are fabulous. Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel should contract you.

    Happy Birthday!!

  11. Happy Birthday Jenna! I just absolutely love your copy of the Vietri table! You are right–those HG plates are wonderful. I saw only one in my local shop but I’m going back now!! The ornaments are incredible. You are so clever!! Beautiful table! Linda

  12. Katherine says:

    This is great! Nice copycat job! You have so many unique pieces, loved seeing them! Those handpainted ornaments are wonderful!


  13. Love your Santa plates and you did such a great job with this table. I hope you had a fabulous Birthday!

  14. Pam says:

    Happy Birthday and I love your plates. You did a great job, keep it up.

  15. Rosie says:

    You did such a GREAT job of interpreting your inspiration table. I love all your elements. Thank you for posting side-by-side pictures. A truly winning table!! Rosie

  16. Golly! I love all your little items up and down the table. Did you have most of those items already??? You certainly stood up to the challenge!

    You’re right about the plates. They’re great – and for a whole lot less money.

    Merry Christmas

  17. Kitty says:

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! I love your copycat design and it’s much more affordable!! Yea for thriftiness. I love the addition of your sparkly candles in the mercury glass. However, it’s your hand painted ornaments that I’m swooning over. They’re just darling, Jenna. What an artist you are and an inspiration yourself.

  18. Liz @ Infuse With Liz says:

    What a nice starting point with the Vietri photo! You did a lovely job of interpreting it. I love your arrangements in the vases. Happy Birthday!

  19. Bev says:

    Wonderful! I also love all things Vietri, but don’t have any due to the price. You did a great job on your interpretation of their table.

  20. Tricia says:

    Wow, I wish I’d seen those Vietri copycat plates, too! Great job creating your table from the inspiration photo — even down to the handpainted ornaments! Lots of good tips you shared, too!

  21. Vietri is trippin’!!! I wish I would pay $60 for a plate!!! Your version is just as cool and keeps peace in the family! 🙂 I didn’t see those plates at any of our local Home Goods stores. The pickings seemed a bit slimmer this year. Or maybe I just got in there too late. Yup…that’s probably it!

    Marvelous job, darling!!!! Very creative and fun interpretation of the photo!

  22. Sarah says:

    Bravo! I love Vietri’s Old St. Nick, but I think your table is the “cat’s meow!” Love your vases filled with greens and red roses, and your stack of adorable plates. Your ornaments are too. What a talented lady you are!

  23. Beautiful tablescape and I love your birthday flowers. Happy Birthday!!

  24. lulu says:

    I obviously haven’t been to Home Goods enough lately as I’ve completely missed these plates. As you might guess, I’m crazy about your mix of patterns which make the table festive and fun as well as interesting.

  25. Kendra says:

    Do your copycat plates have any info on the back?

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