Hey, all!! It's that time again for Tablescape Thursday with our gracious hostess, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear from you so please leave me a comment and follow the adventures of Budget Elegance!
So, where were we? Oh, yeah. In my last post I shared with you that I had been bitten by the Christmas bug (actually, visions of sugar-plums have been dancing in my head for a while now). Since I jumped the gun so early with my first Christmas tablescape, I decided to just keep the holiday spirit going. Check out my "Winter Wonderland" inspired tablescape.
I have to admit, I really wasn't a big fan of silver until I put this tablescape together. I challenged myself to work outside of my comfort zone. Glad I did!!
Let's work our way from the bottom up, shall we? Well you know by now how I like to use things in ways other than their intended purpose. No different this time. The "tablecloth" here is faux fur throws; yes, throws (you know those cloth thingies you "throw" over your lap and legs when it's chilly outside). Yes, those. I used two of them here.
To cover the "seam" where the two throws met I used a silver table runner with clear beading detail on it.
I then scattered "diamonds" around to represent ice. Can't have a winter wonderland without ice.
I then set out on the hunt for silver charger plates. I found these at Big Lots for 75 cents each (yeah, I know!); just three quarters (thank you very much)! The plates were from TJMaxx from a time long ago by Mikasa.
The silver cups holding the flowers remind me of mint julep cups. They're actually cups for the bathroom used to hold toothbrushes and toothpaste!! They were on clearance for $3 each!
Now hold on; I feel I owe you an explanation about the flowers.
I had every intention on buying REAL white roses for this tablescape and only used the fake ones for staging purposes; you know, just to see how the table would look all pulled together. I was so pleased with how things were coming along that I grabbed the camera out of excitement and starting taking photos; forgot all about the real flowers! So there you have it; I promise to do better next time, promise.
And the crackled, mirrored ornaments fit right in on this tablescape. They added shimmer and shine, not to mention how they reflected the sunlight like crazy!
Some pictures don't need a description as they speak for themselves. Listen. . . with your eyes. . .
Even the flatware got into the act by capturing a shimmering reflection on their handles.
Silver, white and frosted trees in various sizes were added to evoke the feel of a miniature forest blanketed with newly fallen snow.
Ornaments in silver, white and frost were scattered along the tablerunner to add interest and more texture.
The centerpiece is comprised of one of my favorite urns filled with ornaments and framed with clear iridescent berry branches.
Well, that's it for now, kittens. Hope you enjoyed my interpretation of a winter wonderland tablescape. I really had fun with this one; can you tell?
Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!!!
Until next time -- AL
A special "thanks" to La-La (LaNelle) for all of her help. By the way, I forgot to mention that La-La drew the lion picture that I use as my profile icon!!! Thanks again, Sweetness; you rock!!