Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rustic and Bling Meet for a Table Vignette




I used the vintage bulb tray that I bought this summer to create a natural and rustic look for this cocktail table vignette. I incorporated three mini chartreuse trees to mimic traditional Christmas trees and added in some giant sugar pinecones for more texture.






A little bling never hurts; so in keeping with the silver theme I’ve used in this room, I incorporated  more of the silver magnolia leaves that I used in the fireplace mantel display.  I added a glittery snowflake and a large silver bell in this corner of the bulb tray.






I like the way the rough texture of the sugar pinecones contrasts with the feathery softness of the chartreuse trees.  









Three large glass candle holders of different heights take up the rest of space on the glass tabletop. My intention is to fill them with some more glitzy items. I used unscented battery operated  candles in them because I always forget to blow out the real ones. I know I’ll inevitably forget to turn off the switch on the bottom of these guys, so no doubt I’ll be replacing the batteries in them quite often.  I looked for the remote controlled ones, but couldn’t find them. But the more I thought about it, I’d probably never be able to remember where I put the remote- just like I can never find the ones for the television. 










The warm glow of the “candles” peeking through the trees.



I’ll be working on more tabletops tomorrow, so I’ll slowly have more posts up soon. We’re off to the movies tonight to see “Burlesque,” with Cher and Christina Aguilera.  Oh, and can’t forget the handsome Eric Dane, of Gray’s Anatomy fame.  Can’t for the life of me think of his nickname on that show.  Who can help me out?



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Sherry said...

Beautiful! Love the natural elements.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love how you combined the woodsy with the hurricanes. I have one of those battery candles to try this year.

Blondie's Journal said...

Love, love love your vignette! Very natural and pretty and I am getting big on that.



Jemsmom said...


I love this vignette! I can't keep up with all these parties! My decorating is taking me forever this year! I am behind, but will have it all together by this weekend. Hopefully!!!! You have the magic touch when it comes to decorating. I just love everything you do!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful Sue! And a little bling is always a good thing:@)
PS-I love Cher, hope the movie's great!

Suesan said...

Beautiful, Sue. I love the whole thing. I need to break out my Christmas stuff and get a move on.

Olive Cooper said...

Real mini trees, giant pine cones and it all Sue. ♥O

Shelia said...

This is so pretty, Sue! I'm so behind in my Christmas decorating! I'll just look at yours and be inspired! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

La said...

Oh Sue, it is so beautiful. It is rustic, but elegant as well. Love it! La

Jo said...

Love the mixture of rustic and bling! Can't wait to see the next one

Debby said...

Very pretty. I put little trees in my antique wagon. Like those candles. I got some bad burns two years ago from blowing out a candle. The wax blew up. Even burndt my eye......not good. So battery operated ones are a good idea.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I love the natural there Sue... and your mantle looks so classy. ;)

Pam said...

I love those big bells mixed with the pinecones. Very pretty and it goes so well with your bulb tray. That bulb tray may end up being the find of the year.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

This is beautiful!!!!!! Love the bling mixed in with the natural elements.
I thought I was finished decorating this year (really cut back a lot), until I started seeing everyone's beautiful decorations/creations out in blogland. Now I think I need to do more.

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada....Your home looks lovely and inviting!! May I ask about your husband is Irish(Bangor.Co. Down)are you Irish? Would love to hear from you!! All the best,Chrissy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I love your rustic table display. Those trees are very pretty. Love that bulb tray and you can do so many great displays with that.

Rhonda said...

This is so lovely. I am in love with the three little trees - you just can beat live plants.
Lovin' those big glass candle holders too.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sue, that is gorgeous! Just the right mix that I love, rustic, elegance. You've mixed it up so well and I just love it all. I love the real greens and love adding a little of that in with my bling too.

Karena said...

Sue I love your choices, the sivery theme is so wonderful with the light and feathery greenery!

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Pat said...

This is beautiful, Sue! I love all of it and especially the trees. I have thought about picking up the small trees at Lowe's. May do that yet.:-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your rustic display is soooo have some great ideas!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Sue! This is all so GORGEOUS! I love those trees!! Are they real?? LOVE them! And those pinecones!! Oh my gosh, they are huge! The whole vignette is just stunning!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the combination of rustic and glitzy. The trees are darling...I see I'm not the only one asking if they are live plants! What a creative concept...bravo!

windyw said...

I've seen battery candles that just had a push button on the bottom, so you could just push on them from the top to turn on an off. They were tealights - but maybe you could find them bigger.

Vanessa said...

Hi Sue! This is such a gorgeous centerpiece! I absolutely love the mini trees and just how the contrast of the shine from the silver plays off of the natural tones in the wood. Beautiful!

Brenda Kula said...

I didn't even know there WERE remote controlled ones! Those trees are so precious!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Just beautiful, Sue! I love rustic bling....your blog is so inviting! Happy Holidays!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweeet SUE!

Good morning...

LOVE this little vignette.... just lovely.

Hope all is well with you!

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Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Sue you have outdone yourself. This is all so rustic and beautiful. Gorgeous job.

Happy holiday weekend sweet friend!
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful vignette, Sue! I LOVE those giant jingle bells!
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo :)

A Hint of Home said...

I love the vintage mixed with the bling. It all looks fabulous!

Amanda said...

VERY lovely! I love mixing in the live greenery and bling-its so restful yet festive! and WOW that bulb tray is AWESOME! I have been on the lookout for something like that-but no luck yet.
Merry Christmas!

Balisha said...

Hi Sue...You have such a flair. I love coming here to see what your talented hands are doing. Balisha

A Hint of Home said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you! Yes, the header is the decorations for this year.
I first had last years header up till I got pics of this year. The big difference is the decor on the top of the entertaintment ctr. and we got drapes this year for the windows. Thanks for stopping by.

shopannies said...

what a beautiful table setting love that it is natural

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks so beautifully perfect, Love it!!!

Debby said...

So nice meeting you today. I had a great time. Hope that you got home okay. Did you have lots of snow.
Nothing here really.....just a bit flakey.
Thanks for including me.

Natasha said...

What a gorgeous display! Those pine cones are huge. I have never seen any that big before. I love the silvery highlights you have added too-very pretty!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

Uptown Antiques said...

I love the rustic and glitzy display Sue. It was great seeing you at the French Hen Barn sale today and thanks for stopping by my shop! Where'd you guys wind up going to lunch?

French Hen Farm said...

Love,love love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by the barn sale! It was so nice seeing you and meeting so many bloggers! Thank you so much for organizing everyone to visit.
Hope everyone had a nice day in Marysville!
We so loved meeting everyone!
Wish we could have had more time to talk with everyone!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, this is so pretty. Love the little "Christmas trees", and the added bling is such a great contrast to the pine cones. That bulb box is a perfect container. I also love your candle holders. My husband has so many alergies that I can't use any scented candles, so I'm loving the faux candles. laurie

Pamela said...

For some reason I always smile when someone says, "I just take a basket and fill it with,,," Because usually when I read this the "just filling" takes a turn for beauty. As did your grouping on the entertainment center. I've so enjoyed my journey through your decorations.

Rettabug said...

This bulb tray full of tress & pinecones is just PERFECT!!
I haven't read all the comments above but I bought battery operated candles that have an 8 hr. timer mechanism. I think they were around $15 for 3 large ones. Very nice!

Rettabug said...

Oh & HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!