Sunday, December 9, 2012

How I Put Together My Christmas Centerpiece

When ever I am going to decorate I like to pull together the elements that I think will work.

Sometimes they work together, and sometimes they don’t.

I find it is a good idea to do this so you can vary the textures, shapes and colors. Once you do that you are ready to put it together.

I started with my table topper which is a black and white buffalo check. 

Since my family room is decorated in red and white I knew I would have to have some red in the elements in order for it to marry well with the Family room décor.

My kitchen is in black and white this year so it seemed logical to me to try and use a combination of red, white and black and a touch of green.

I started out by laying out different combinations on the tablecloth……..

Red, green, black and mercury glass.

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Red, black and white with mercury glass.

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Red, green and white with mercury glass.
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The winner is……….
Red, Green, Black and Mercury Glass!!!

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I hung the ornaments with black and white bakers twine at all different levels. I used shiny and matte ornaments to vary the textures.

Since the ornaments are hanging from my chandelier I knew I wanted the centerpiece on the table to remain simple so I chose to use Mercury glass trees and tea-light holders in clear red glass…..

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Continuing with the simple look I added round black lanterns hung with a red satin ribbon, (Notice no bow, keeping it more tailored in here.)

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(Sorry for the footstool, this was a work in progress!)

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I am really enjoying the sharp, fresh look of this year's décor. This room looks really pretty at night with nothing but candlelight.

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So dear readers this is how I plan, and go about putting together my table arrangements.

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I hope this helps a little bit with your planning!!
Merry Christmas!!
Remember to: "Enjoy The Process!"


Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I love the balls hanging from the chandelier...very clever..!!
The room is lovely! Perfect. It helps to "see" it..with all the possibilities...great guide to the best choice!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I am looking at that sunny weather and am so jealous. This is so festive, whimsical and fun. Looks great.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love this. Maybe next year I will turn our chandelier into a masterpiece!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks so pretty Kathysue, I love it Everything is beautiful. Hugs, Marty

michele said...

the baker's twine is brilliant!

looks whimsical and so festive.

smiles to you.


Myra said...

Great idea for the chandelier! Love the colors too.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

So pretty, Kathysue! I love the colours you chose. Thanks for sharing!
~ Wendi

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love the look you have created here! Fabulous and fun!
Happy Monday.

Linda Hartong said...

Love the mercury glass. It is a new favorite element I am using in my decorating. So elegant. It makes me think of the 1920's

Infuse With Liz said...

You did a wonderful job! Love it!

Merlin said...

Your "string" for hanging was "genius." NEAT! I recognize the mirror, I think. I use mirrors as the base for my centerpieces..more bang for the buck! franki

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow! So fun Kathysue! Your Christmas decor is just beautiful! I'm hoping I can get my home to the "peaceful" feeling of the season soon :-) and I cannot wait to get back to decorating! You've inspired me today!!