Thursday, January 30, 2014

Easy Winter Tablescape

Like many of you, we've been mired in wintry weather for some time now.
 And it can be a little... blah.

So creating something pretty in the midst of a snowy Polar Vortex ;) seems like just what the doctor ordered.

Check out this pretty winter tablescape:

This is my sister's table, all ready for Christmas dinner.
Wait, what?
Yes - she created this beautiful, simple arrangement that can take you from Christmas through Valentine's Day seamlessly.

I'm one of those people who likes to change up my centerpieces/table decor with the seasons.  There's no rule that says you have to; I just like to.
BUT, I don't like having to change things out every month.
This is a perfect solution for covering lots of bases.

She took timeless components like mercury glass and elements of nature to create the overall look.

The candlesticks give varied heights, and the vases carry the mercury glass look, but the cool ribbed texture keeps things from being "matchy."

She used pinecones (free from the backyard!  Perfect!) for a definite "winter" vibe, but brought thoughts of spring with fresh tulips and hydrangea, but kept them in a soft winter-white.

The candles provide warm drops of color.
On Christmas, the red fit right in - she added a few silver ball ornaments for the holiday vibe.
These days, just a few paper hearts sprinkled around the bases would make the red in this arrangement a perfect Valentine's Day dinner tablescape, without (almost) changing a thing!

(AND, because every time I post a photo of it, I get questions about the DIY Photo Table Runner.  You can find out how to make your own HERE. :) )

Changing up your decor for the seasons doesn't have to be a big to-do.  By using timeless pieces, layering texture and color, you can create a look that will last for months with minimal tweaking.

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