Good morning! The snow is mostly melted, but a little ice lingers on. Holiday fun is in the works, and on top of an audition and gearing up for a New Year’s Eve show, we’re hosting a small party and having friends over a various times at our place, heading out to the theatre as well as a couple of other fun parties. (I even figured out somewhat what I am going to wear, which always takes me a while–does it you?) I picked up a fun book at the library today that was recommended by Marianne at Songbird blog, which is Digital Photography Book 1 by Scott Kelby–Marianne said it really helped her, and if you’ve been to her blog then you know how lovely her photos are. I hope to take a few minutes each day to read and learn–I have nowhere to go but up in this department :)
I realized I hadn’t done a tablescape in a very long while, so I thought I’d share one with you today. Most of my holiday decor is green, silver, gold with a touch of antique white here and there, but the table is the one place where I let a little cheery red come into play as well.
The combination includes plates, stemware and flatware that is either thrifted, from Dollar Tree, purchased on sale or vintage. The only exception is the silverware from my mother that I’ve had for years, and the tablecloth that my mom sewed for me.
I am so in love with those napkins made from handkerchiefs–last January Dollar Tree had a great selection in very pretty colors, so I loaded up. I’ve found that they launder up very nicely, and have worked well as napkins.
Some pretties for the centerpiece. I like putting all my centerpiece items on a tray, so I can easily remove it when I’m serving more people at the table. This mix includes some pretty gold-sprayed pinecones and a lovely little bottle that was given to me last year at Camas Antiques, a great store here in town. It has kind of a mercury glass look inside, and then it’s been dry-brushed in white paint, and distressed a bit to show off the pretty pattern in the glass. I’ve been collecting bottles, and hope to come up with some of my own inspired by this piece. The little gold bird is from a Christmas shop in Old Town Sacramento, California.
This is simple yet pretty and easy to put together for either holiday entertaining or a cozy meal for two.
I’ll have more holiday ideas for you tomorrow!
Do you have plans for setting a special table this holiday season? I’d love to hear about it down in the comments, so feel free to stop by and say hi!
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