Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Dining Room Table Vignette

I had fun styling our dining table for the Christmas season.


For Christmas decorating this year in our dining room and living room I am using whites, creams, browns and tans, silver and shades of blue, mixing natural elements with shiny and sparkly. These colours, along with black, are the colours we have throughout our home all year. 


For a focal point on our dining room pine farmhouse table I started with a plank of rough sawn solid cherry that we got from my father-in-law's former sawmill. The plank is layered on a white cutwork tablerunner and wide burlap ribbon.


Then I began to gather items from around our home and in our Christmas bins. The only new purchase for this vignette was a pack of mini glass ornaments in blues (a pack of 24 on sale for $4 at Real Canadian Superstore this week.) I started with another length of burlap on the plank, then a length of sheer silver ribbon. Strings of cream and white beads were added on top of the ribbon and across the burlap. Then I added the little sled to the centre and an apothecary jar with silver balls and a glass vase with wine corks on either side. Gaps were filled in with silver and white votive candles, lots of glass candleholders, creamy-white pillar candles, and white square cut dinner candles.


Next came large and small pinecones and fresh princess pine and aromatic cedar followed by shiny and matt mini glass ornaments in white, cream, silver, and shades of blue.

 A vintage Crown mason jar with river rocks holding some fresh pine and a kissing ball made of birch bark curls sit on the little sled.


Despite the constant rain these past few days, and the fact that it gets dark now so early, I decided to take these photos this afternoon. I am hoping for some sunshine by the weekend to take photos of both Christmas trees. I'm not a pro, but I sure had fun pulling this together. It is probably not practical for dining, but we have another table in our kitchen. For Christmas Eve and Christmas day we will need both tables so I will probably move this display and just use a simple pitcher with greenery or flowers. But for now, we are really loving it. 

There are so many great parties to join this week, and I'm loving all the holiday inspiration at the following parties...

22 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, you did a beautiful job on this table centerpiece! I love all the elements you've added to it. Since we use our dining table every day I can't do something this big but I would if I could! Have a great day. Blessigs, Pamela

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  2. I especially like the cloche full of ornaments. The table looks great!

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  3. earthy, cozy, & simple. love it!! (:

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  4. I like how your Christmas colors match your house. Your centerpiece is very creative and pretty. I like all the different textures you used together. I've never seen a kissing ball like that. That's neat!

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  5. It is beautiful and the wood and natural elements make it for me. It made me want to go out and get some pine cones except they are wet:(

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  6. So very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us. Can't believe Christmas is around the corner :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  7. It is so dismal with all this rain. Christmas decorating brightens it all up. Your table looks really lovely.

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  8. Hi Elizabeth,

    Love the rough hewn piece of wood you used!
    The birch kissing ball is amazing too...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  9. I really like the layered look you have... it's one of my favorites ways to decorate. And using the rough board with all the glammy, pretty things is fabulous!

    ~Chris

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  10. Your centerpiece has FUN written all over it! I love this kind of drama for a table. Gorgeous!

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  11. Your vignette is really beautiful, I love that you used all of the natural elements.
    Hugs, cindy

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  12. Your centerpiece is so gorgeous! I could just get lost looking at all of your pretties and colors.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

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  13. Loving all the different elements and textures! It's beautiful and festive!

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  14. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I especially love the little sleigh!

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  15. Elizabeth, I love the natural decor. You just gave me an idea with that piece of wood! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Your table looks wonderful Elizabeth, rustic yet pretty...I have been slacking in my blogging, but I enjoy coming to visit yours.

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  17. OH, I love this. Such a great mix of textures. I really love the mason jar. Thanks for linking up.

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  18. Your table is wonderful, Elizabeth! Your mix of elements work beautifully together!

    Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

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  19. Hi, Elizabeth
    I'm so glad you visited my blog and left a comment! Your table decorations are beautiful. I look forward to seeing pictures of your farm scene. I'm following you now.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  20. Very pretty, I love all the natural elements. You put them all together very nicely.

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  21. Bopping over from A Thoughtful Place. Love the mix of rustic and sparkle! They work so beautifully together!

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