Using Poinsettias for a Christmas table makes use of the traditional color palette of the holiday season, plus adds an air of festivity. We won’t have Christmas dinner at this table but we will all experience it. Even with two additional leaves on the table, it wouldn’t be big enough to accommodate all of us.
While designing this Rustic Glam holiday tablescape for the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop, a more masculine vibe began to emerge. Given the season and the perceived gender, lots of natural elements and texture helped to convey the mood.
This is my last post in the Bloggers Christmas Series and I’d like to think that I saved the best for last. My inspiration for this table is the polka dot fabric remnant that is a thrift store find. Initially I was a bit apprehensive about using polka dots as part of a Christmas table, but I figured what the heck. Then when I found the polka dot appetizer plates it was as if the tablescaping fairy godmother was giving me her blessing.
I like this table because it’s different, whimsical and conveys the holiday feeling in an understated way. The table starts with the red cloth that I’ve had for at least ten years. It’s overlaid with the polka dot remnant which is rather large. It could have easily covered the whole table but I decided to fold it and use it as a runner.
The stack starts with the fluted red chargers that I found at Big Lots last year for $1.75 each. A white dinner plate sits on top and the cute rectangle polka dot plates (another thrift find) complete the stack. These little plates were fifty-cents each. The bargain fairy godmother was with me also! My favorite part of this setting is the festive clip on ornament attached to the charger.
Red handled flatware rests on a white napkin. I opted for the crystal stemware to add some shimmer. The silver hobnail vase carries out the polka dot effect. I used seasonal stems and picks to fill it. Silver pillar holders and black crackled stemmed votive holders are placed on either side of the vase. Again, I used seasonal picks and a red ball ornament to tie in the holiday.
I’m making every effort to shop my home and reuse items I already have rather than buy new stuff. However, when the after Christmas sales hit all bets are off!
The bloggers taking part in this series are extremely talented and I’d love for you to pay them a visit.
I’m also sharing my polka dots at these link parties this week.
Sometimes ideas can be shrugged off and sometimes they can’t. This table had to come to being. It’s been on my radar for a long time and I even shared my inspiration board for it. Typically I’m all about the traditional Christmas color palette of red and green with a little white, and gold thrown in. Nowadays I’m ready and more than willing to break out of my mold and try different things.
It’s no secret that I am a fan of bling and all things sparkly and boy oh boy does is this table full of shimmer and shine. I honestly don’t remember which came first, the idea to use this color, or this reindeer. During one of my weekly outings I was at Big Lots and was magically drawn to the Christmas decorations. I wove in and out of the aisles with nothing striking my fancy until I spotted the reindeer. At $4.00 for a 5 pk I couldn’t leave them. It was also a challenge not to buy everything in this shade, but I resisted.
My plan was to dive into my stash at home to see what I had on hand to work with. I knew silver and white pieces were a given so I went to work gathering those. Still there wasn’t enough blue. I made a run to Family Dollar for light bulbs and at the front of the store were ornaments in my shade of blue, Bingo!! Now I was ready to put my table together.
The white and silver tablecloth came from a new discount store called Ollie’s. It was only $10.99 and I have to admit the quality isn’t the best. The silver chargers have been used many many times as have the white dinner plates and the matching cups and saucers. The salad plates are from a broken set I found at TJ Maxx. My faux Mother of Pearl flatware doesn’t come out often, something I’ll have to remedy in the future.
At fifty cents each the tumblers, goblets, and napkins were a steal from the thrift store. I’ve had the flutes for so long I don’t remember where they came from.
Let’s talk about this centerpiece. Taking a floral class is still a part of my plans, but in the meantime I’ll be as creative as I can to make something pretty. I love, love, love this! The large round bowl is actually a floral container as is the smaller one it sits on. The candle in the center goes well with the flatware and it also came from TJ Maxx. Filled with ornaments, I couldn’t think of anything better to use as my centerpiece. My blinged out candle holders were on clearance from Hobby Lobby right before Valentines Day this year.
I used crystal tea light holders as a stand for the glittery star ornaments. White Snowflakes served as a foundation for the small pillar holders. The white pillars were embellished with earrings and el-cheapo cz-like earrings. I am such a big spender!!
This table came together just as I planned and I am pleased as punch with it. The only sad thing is that it won’t be up for too long because there’s another one I’m excited to do. Although I could set up another tablescape in the kitchen, the dining room table will work the best. I’ll even have to add a leaf to it. Have I piqued your curiosity?
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