Since I am full-on decorating mode I thought I'd share another table idea...this is simple, you probably have it all on hand and it can be adapted to any season really....
Just start with a big tray, I used silver. Then put some tall flowers on it (I used Paperwhites), a few pillar candles and one tall taper in a silver candlestick... and then just starting adding in and on...berries, branches, fresh Pine and Boxwood I also used fresh oranges and grapefruits. I added in sparkly silver ornaments that caught the light and reflected candlelight in the evenings. After Christmas, I just take the ornaments out and it a nice
Winter-y arrangement that lasts all season! And since I can never leave well enough alone I added more silver and more candles around the tray. I am always playing and tweaking! Happy decorating!
We had our first snow last weekend...the kids were thrilled and I have to admit the first of the season is always exciting...and I went to a friend's open house/party Friday night as it snowed and she had her house all decorated for Christmas! She is a talented friend and designer...it all looked beautiful...it was the perfect start of the season!
Before it started to stick...
Early morning sunrise...fresh fallen snow!
It was back into the 70's this week but will be cold again for the weekend...
I did get some Christmas shopping done, Christmas card photo shoot, ordered cards, and will start to bring out the decorations this weekend too! I am so excited!!! And, as not to forget about Turkey Day...we have ordered our smoked turkey from Tyler, Texas....YUM!
What are you working on? Are you feeling festive yet?
I am starting to play around with tablescapes for Thanksgiving...I wanted to show my table from last year. It was an extra special Holiday as we were so "thankful" that my older brother was able to join our family for the long weekend...we don't see him often. We actually went out (gasp!) for the big dinner but I hosted a delicious, all homemade, brunch the day after Turkey Day, which is kind of a fun twist I think.
I used a mix of brown and white transferware as well as all white transferware set a top silver and gold chargers. Do you see our S&P set...? A very special unique tranferware pair I found in an antique shop in NC...I love them! On the other side I used a white set of turkey S&Ps that I have had since our first year of marriage. I used Ralph Lauren gold velvet mats and matching napkins tied with chocolate brown organdy ribbon. I tied on a delicate hand blown glass pine cone ornament as a favor. I loved how it caught the light and sparkled. Do you like my daughter's contribution...the silver EGG she placed in the cranberry dish? 5 and she loves to set a table like her Mama! Our silver is Melrose by Gorham - still love it after 12 years of marriage and we use it pretty often,not just for special occasions. Fresh "fall" flowers were the centerpiece - I added pheasant feathers for added texture and again, tied on an oversize gold acorn with the same ribbon. I used small mercury glass votives as well as a pair of silver candlesticks that were a wedding gift.
Everyone got a card to write what they were most grateful for...and then hung them with gold silk ribbon from the chandelier...see what Charlotte's gratitude card read...BARBIES!....aww, love it.
I am a stay at home Mom to 3 precious children! I am lucky enough to be married to the kindest, cutest, sweetest man! I love to do anything creative especially scrapbooking, taking pics, baking and crafting with the kids! I love design and throwing parties (especially for my babies) I love to cook, and entertain. I love my friends, my family and my faith. I am always striving to create a lovely home-life and make memories to last a lifetime!