I haven’t had a lot of experience creating tablescapes. I am more of a buffet-casual girl. But when Wayfair contacted me and asked if I might want to give it a try for their Holiday Tablescape Challenge, I couldn’t resist.
Wayfair sent me a list of 12 items and let me pick 5 for my tablescape, and of course I had to create a few DIY projects too — to go along with my vision.
Metallics are so IN right now —
I thought it would be pretty to create a metallic tablescape that could be used for any of the upcoming holidays — Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Years.
Here’s what I did:
I started off with gold chargers — I love the square shape. Then I painted a tablecloth with metallic bronze paint and fabric medium. I also painted chevron napkins. You can’t tell in the pictures, but they are very sparkly and festive. The tablecloth and napkins look so pretty with white Corelle tableware. Corelle plates are great – they are pretty but also are very durable and they can be dressed up or used everyday. Perfect for kids.
Instead of napkin rings, I tied the napkins with simple ribbon and picked up some pine cones from my yard for natural embellishment.
Then I bought two inexpensive flower arrangements at my local grocery store. I arranged the flowers in clear vases and put the vases in the Nickle-Plated, Deconstructed Bowls. They make such pretty centerpieces.
I created some mini wreaths for the backs of the chairs — I added some metallic keys to go with the theme.
And I also created some monogrammed mini vases that I used as place markers. I used the same flowers as in the golden vases. And the Urban Platter was perfect for a yummy pumpkin roll.
When the girls came home from school I surprised them with a little tea party. We had such a fun time!!
So – what style are you??
Do you love a formal dinner arrangement or a more casual buffet??
PS — tutorials for the painted tablecloth and chevron napkins will be coming up, as well as tutorials for the mini wreaths and monogrammed mini vases.
PPS — It’s Friday. My Favorite day of the week.
Why?? Because I get to feature YOUR ideas.
I hope you can stop by The Weekend Wrap Up Party.
The party starts at 6 pm MST 🙂
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cristin @ simplified bee says
Looks amazing Jen! I loved the layered look!
We are a buffet people here too but, I love to ‘dress’ a table anyway even if it doesn’t get used. LOL I cannot wait for the tutorials!!
Wonderful! I like the colors. The napkins are great, the metallic is great and…the pumpkin roll looks terrific.
That’s gorgeous!! I can’t believe how much little Ella looks like your oldest daughter!
I know – isn’t it crazy!! They look so much alike!!
Absolutely gorgeous! I love those wreaths on your chairs. They are so beautiful.
sallie fitzpatrick says
Can’t wait for the chevron napkins tutorial- love them!!
Thanks Sallie —
It was a really fun project and I really loved how they turned out. I will write the tutorial up and post it soon!!
nest of posies says
OMGoodness! What a beautiful table! As always you have so many lovely details!
I need a piece of that pumpkin roll ASAP! 😉
loving the gold tones with the white dishes. so festive.
Thanks Kellie!! It was so fun to put together. And the girls loved our little tea party 🙂