Monday, August 16, 2021
Christmas in August???
Am I crazy? Maybe…;)
However, this might be the first time I’ve ever been early for a party.
I maybe living in a mixed-up seasonal world.
You might have noticed that I am somewhat obsessed with setting tables for all occasions and maybe all year long.
Yes, I included my cowhide chairs, a drop cloth tablecloth, black mis-happen plates, candles, twinkle lights, glass(crystal candle holders & found bottles), olive branches, and golden pinecones & pears all in keeping with my style and rustic luxe.
For a simple centerpiece idea-
Starting with… candles. Because, I am obsessed with those too.
Using white candles I placed them into crystal candlesticks.
I mixed in large green pillars on mercury glass candle holders (for an additional punch of green) & gold mercury glass votives. With an added extra sprinkle of magic- a string of battery operated twinkle lights were strung down the center mixed with the pinecones foraged from a friend/neighbor’s yard.
It’s All In The Details-
Faux fruit was purchased at the Dollar Store and spray painted gold
I think the golden pears just add that additional touch of pretty.
Down the center of the table, I scattered gold pinecones along with a coupe of sprigs of olive branches.
Found bottles are filled with additional sprigs of foraged olive branches from trees on my property.
Olive branches with green berries. Even better.
Did you know that an olive branch is a symbol of peace and friendship?
A little fitting for a Christmas inspired tablescape.
Wrapped presents in white butcher paper were added & we already talked about those twinkle lights…
things that add a little more cheer.
On The Table-
This tablescape is all about that rustic luxe & vintage.
The Rustic –
Painters drop cloth & shop rag napkins – purchased from Home Depot.
The mix of dinnerware – Black stoneware bowls & melamine salad plates from Marshalls.
Large black melamine plates – purchased from Joann’s.
vintage cream teacups with a gold rimmed edge & gold rimmed stemware-mingling with vintage flatware.
All gathered from thrifting and yard sales.
This is a table setting that is not too fancy or unattainable.
I love it to be pretty, but I also want it to be practical – and easy!
Without a lot of fuss, I tried to pay attention to detail.
It’s pulled together and very festive, but with a casual side.
I hope that I have inspired you to think outside of the box with my country decorating style.
-Maybe bring out all of your beautiful vintage dinnerware.
-Use your creative DIY ideas.
-Add some simple recipes
-Maybe start some new Christmas traditions.
Cheers my friends!