Every year I say that I am not decorating as much as I did the year before. Before I finish the dissertation on how I am taking it easy, and enjoying the ride, I find myself already covered in glitter and looking through Pinterest. This year was no different. I didn’t go crazy with Pinterest ideas but I did use glitter and bits of it will be in my hair until next Labor Day, at least. I decided to do a “simple” (I always feel I have to put that in quotations) silver and gold Christmas tablescape.
Most of the items I used were not Christmas items but when united with certain touches, the overall look was definitely a winter inspired table. I bought these silver embossed placemats from Target and I know that I can re-use them throughout the year. I also like the contrast of the silver and gold so I added gold napkin rings to the dark gray napkins.
I spray painted these pine cones silver and added clear glitter while the paint was still wet. Glitter is something you always regret after-the-fact but in the meantime it looks great!
I purchased the plates at Crate & Barrel in a Christmas clearance sale. I love the fact that they are “holiday” but can also work year-round. Especially the dinner plate which only has a gold rim and no other design. After Christmas sales are the best for stocking up on items that you can use the following holiday season.
(The lighting on some of these pictures is horrible because I took them with my camera phone, since I didn’t have my favorite camera that day.)
The centerpiece is a conglomerate of items, mostly items that I display year-round in our home. A deer that I found at Target, a gold-croco tray, a silver vase with 2 stems of evergreen and candles. The votives are also from Target and the large candle is from Erin Condren.
The rest of the table has glittered trees and candelabra. Our dinner table seats eight, and I was able to fit quite a bit on the table without it looking overly-crowded.
So that’s one Christmas Tablescape, I will share another look soon. If you follow me on Pinterest, you may notice me pinning tutorials on “how to get glitter out of your hair” but don’t fret, tomorrow I am back to researching new years party ideas. Hang tight.
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