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Antiques in Style ~ Tablescapes Revisited

Tablescapes Revisited ~ the title of my November article in Grand Luxe Magazine, was published at a perfect time to provide antique inspirations for your holiday table decorating.  I have always loved this time of the year, when our tablescapes take on a special meaning while our families gather around the home.

Antiques in Style-Grand Luxe Magazine

The article covers ten years of our dramatic displays at the Dallas Country Club.  It was hard to limit the amount of photos to just one page for the layout, so I decided to publish some additional photos in this blog.

Tablescapes Antique Dining Room Set


Tablescapes Antique Buffet

tablescapes antique dining room

Kappa Kappa Gamma sponsors the event held this time each year, with proceeds going to charity.  They invite the cream of Dallas’ designers and florists to a friendly competition, each producing their own version of the most impressive holiday table.  Every year for a decade we create splendid table settings ~ each carefully composed to reflect a different antique style.  We always strive to produce a most dazzling show, artfully congregating together antiques, flowers, china and silverware. As always, antique treasures take center stage with styles ranging from Country French to Renaissance to Gothic.

Tablescapes Antiques Tablesetting

Tablescapes Antique Table Setting

The mesmerizing displays of this season can also add artful and creative joy to your celebrations!  The sumptuous ambiance of antique settings offers endless creative possibilities for the imagination.  I hope these ideas help to make your festive holiday table both unforgettable and magical.

Happy Holidays!

Inessa Stewart's Antiques


Christmas Inspirations of Holiday Splendor

A-3As it is Christmas and holiday inspiration is all around us, I wanted to share some images of Christmas light decorations in Dallas. It is nice at this time of year to take a break from our demanding antique furniture business and enjoy the rich traditions and splendor of the season. We were fortunate to be there just last week, and had fun looking at and photographing amazing displays of holiday lighting splendor. We felt these photos would be perfect to share with everybody.

Christmas Dallas Highland Park Village

Christmas lighting in Dallas is a serious affair ~ from shopping villages to private homes ~ creating beautiful sights to behold. There are businesses that specialize in decorating for Christmas when a client wants to go “all out”.

Christmas Front Doors

Christmas ReindeerOur dog, Louis, attempted to befriend the animatronic reindeer outside of someone’s home. He was also very interested in the Clydesdale pulling the carriage.

In Highland Park, a community long ago surrounded by the expanding city of Dallas, one can see horse-drawn carriages for hire, decked out in holiday majesty, trotting thru lavishly decorated neighborhoods and filled with holiday sightseers.

Christmas Hourse and Gazebo

Christmas Street Light

At our store we have been dreaming of a White Christmas. It is one of my favorite holiday color schemes, layered with crystals and centered with cream bisque centerpieces.  You can add silver or gold elements in this design’s palette as well as pewter, antique bronze and mercury glass ornaments ~ all of which will add a special luminescence to the display.

Christmas Inessa Stewart Antiques Decorations

Christmas Inessa Stewart Antiques

May these images inspire us and add to the Magic of Christmas! And on behalf of everyone at Inessa Stewart’s Antiques & Interiors, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, a Joyous Holiday Season and prosperous New Year!












 Inessa Stewart

Antiques in Style is a source of joy for me to create, and hopefully will be a source of inspiration for you! The variety, artistry and history of the antiques and vintage pieces that surround us every day provide pleasure, beauty and sometimes even intrigue.

The classics never go out of style, and each era, country, and even artisan's interpretations create an environment that is always full of surprises.

It is truly a pleasure to bring such timeless style together for every client and follower of my blog. And of course, your input is always welcome!

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