Why is it that we never use the dining room except for holidays and special occasions? Most of the time, ours is used to spread out paperwork and projects! But come Christmas time, it gets special treatment and some pretty coverings. This year, the table got a little bling by way of mercury glass and some other silver touches. Add in some cream with tablecloths and some lace, and I think we’ve got ourselves a pretty holiday table.
Using my mounded moss urns helped fill the expanse of the table and add some greenery to an otherwise neutral tabletop. I simply bunched some chiffon fabric and nestled in some candlesticks, a silver tray and coffee pot, and a silver painted reindeer.
Although the fabric is gold and cream, I think it’s a nice contrast to the silver that is so predominant everywhere else.
One of my thrifted silver trays was used to hold a large mercury glass pinecone ornament, three votive cups, some rolled up pieces of lace, and a few glass balls. Although you can’t see much of it here, there is a little wire tree with sparkly snowflakes in the background.
Here’s the tree and the silver reindeer standing guard behind it.
I got the idea for rolling up the bits and pieces of lace when I was in shopping at the White Cottage in Newark, OH earlier this fall.
This wooden reindeer was originally stained, but I sprayed him silver and then fly-specked him. The candleholders were purchased at Marshall’s last year.
While shopping at a recent church bazaar, I came upon this shiny silver coffeepot. It had a broken hinge on the lid, so I put it down and started walking away. The woman at the desk told me it just needed to be soldered, but I didn’t think I could justify the price of having it fixed. Before I could tell her I really wasn’t interested, she just blurted out that she’d let me have it for a dollar because she knew no one would go to the expense of getting it fixed. Well, for a dollar, I figured it would make a great vase. Sold! So here it is in all of its glory- filled with fresh greenery and some silver berry sprays.
The buffet is very simply adorned; some greenery, a silver wreath, and some brown and cream candles were the only decorations added.
I mixed up a batch of faux snow and placed it on top of the greens.
It looks very wet and realistic, doesn’t it?
Can’t believe we only have just a few more days left until Christmas Day. I’m so glad to finally have all the decorating done and I’m enjoying it so much when all the lights get turned on in the evening. I still have a few things to wrap (or rather, put into gift bags- I don’t technically “wrap” anymore!)so I can place them under the tree.
And here’s a first- I’m not eating any sweets! But before you go congratulating me on my will-power, I have to let the cat out of the bag…… There are no sweets to be had in this house. I ate them all already!! Yes, every box of candy and every tin of cookies is now gone! Self control? What is that? Somebody better rein me in when we go to Christmas Eve dinner with the relatives! I know there will be mountains of cookies and sweets there. Before I start waddling on Sunday, I’ll be back soon to share two more vignettes with you.
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