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Holiday Tabletop Favorites

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hello and happy Monday! We had a non stop weekend filled with activity, on Saturday we built garment racks with a team of volunteers for the Work Clothes Closet project, I’ll share the basic assembly and supply list tomorrow. Yesterday, I caught the holiday bug so we opened up the Christmas closet and I started decorating in the living room, I love the annual ritual of bringing out the ornaments and decor and styling them around the house. 

Are you setting a holiday table this year? We will be spending Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house in Las Vegas so my Mom and I will recreate a version of this table. Christmas dinner will be spent there as well since my brother’s family is traveling all the way from Savannah that week. New Year’s Eve will be at our place, so I bought a set of these fun confetti appetizer plates for our dinner party with friends and family.

I like to purchase things that can be used again for other occasions, I’m drawn to white with gold and/or silver since the palette is festive and universal. For a simple and elegant presentation, add some twigs and painted pumpkins for Thanksgiving; touches of blue for Hanukkah; berries, pinecones, and candles for Christmas, and something sparkly for New Year’s Eve.

golden pumpkins tablescape

a pumpkin & a princess

golden thanksgiving table

me and my insanity

TZBEIL.indd

villeroy & boch

star holiday linens

h & m

A no fail formula includes a gold or silver charger, basic white dinner plate, cloth napkin, wine/water glass, and silverware. Layer with a tablecloth or runner, add an accent plate, or introduce new barware or serveware for added charm! Here are a few favorites useful for a table settings from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.  

Barware

barware

mingle glasses, crate & barrel

gold silver barware

dot champagne glasses / gold rimmed whiskey glasses / metallic drinking glasses / greet bar glass / zebra silver wine glasses / ombre pewter glassware 

Accent Plates

pheasant accent plate

pottery barn pheasant plates

accent plates

green patterned plates / nate berkus black & white dessert plates / mercury glass salad plate / dot salad plate / joy bird accent plate   

Serveware

marble serveware cb2

two tier marble server, cb2

silver gold serveware

metal geo bowl / silver & gold leaf tray / gold flatware / confetti platter / cake stand / silver wine bucket 

   

Find more 2014 Holiday Decorating and Entertaining favorites on my Pinterest board!

Let’s Greek Key All the Things…

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

This week I started another project combining two classics: linen fabric and Greek key trim. I’m making window panels for my living room and I’ve been wanting this combo in there for some time after I realized with this project just how nice a strip of Greek key tape looks on the edge of a simple curtain.

greek key trim yardage

The application has been around forever and designers use it all the time because Greek key trim is a no fail way to add elegance to decor. The term “Greek key” is used to describe several iconic boxy twisting patterns. Historically, the motif is known as a “meander” which is a decorative pattern forming a continuous geometric line.  

greek key motifs

Let’s Greek key all the things! 

Like adding trim to window panels …

navy greek key trim traci zeller

greek key trim on curtains

panels with greek key trim

greek key trim curtains

greek key trim

traci zeller / amanda carol interiors / better homes & gardens / ballard designs / amy meier /schumacher blog / lonny 

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