Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Glam Meets Rustic Woodland

As mentioned in my previous post, I was sick during the holidays and wasn't able to get this tablescape posted till now. 

Hope you enjoy seeing it a bit late...

My inspiration for this Christmas Glam Meets Rustic Woodland tablescape came from this beautiful glass cloche a co-worker gave me which I filled with an assortment of silver ornaments.

For a more natural rustic look, I paired the glammed-up cloche with this real/faux "runner" of greenery I created using steps outlined below.

Take an old piece of faux greenery
and some fresh real pieces of greenery
Gradually place each piece of real greenery amongst the faux (a bit messy but cleans up easily)
(Yvonne at Stone Gable gives a great tutorial HERE on making a wreath using this method)
Once the greenery was complete, I nestled the base of the cake plate which contained the ornament-filled cloche amongst the branches and scattered with faux snow.
Okay, now on to the rest of the tablescape....

The place settings were kept very minimal with no placemats (did you notice, NO tablecloth either - a big change for me with our new dining set!) and plain white dishes on silver chargers.

My acrylic snowflake napkin rings on rolled white napkins added to the simplicity of the design.

A silver bird speaks to the shiny glam of the table...

...while my brown metal pine cones add a rustic element

This view into our dining room gives more of a wintry woodland feel ...

...whereas, the view looking from the dining room towards our tree makes the tablescape take on more of a Christmas look.

Candlelight for the table consists of a simple white taper set in a shiny silver holder on each side of the cloche centerpiece. 

I kept the centerpiece and runner on table for a few weeks until the real greenery branches began to lose their needles. (Below, you can also see I've hung snowflakes from our new chandelier)

Here's a closer view of how I've decked out the sideboard for the season.

My favourite Frosty Family

Some acrylic, glass and crystal pieces add some sparkle to welcome the New Year.

Hope your New Year is off to a great start!
I'll be linking this post to the following terrific blog parties

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming 

Tutorials,Tips & Tidbits at Stone Gable 


  1. I'm right there next to you at A Stroll Through Life, so I'm visiting and thoroughly enjoyed your post. Your table is lovely. I like the mix of shiny and rustic, and the simple(er) place settings. Very, very pretty table! ~Zuni

  2. It's never too late to enjoy gorgeous wintery Christmas settings. I could look at these any day of the year!

  3. Hi, I am visiting from Savvy Southern Style. I am sorry to hear you were sick over Christmas, what a bummer! But I have to tell you, your dining room decor and table setting/tablescape just took my breath away. It is so beautiful, I could not imagine being a guest at that table and wanting to leave the room, LOL! It is so warm, and lovely, and inviting. And very brave of you to go without placemats on a NEW table, eek! I am totally envious of those "crystal" Christmas trees on your buffet and the crystal-draped candle holders. Just lovely. Ohhhh, ahhhh, what a fantastic job. And I hope you do NOT feel like you have to strip it all away now, since the Feast of Three Kings has passed. I'm having guests over on Jan. 19th and I'm keeping all of my Christmas decor up at least until then, and possibly longer. I find it cheers me up during these long dark cold days, even as I see us slowly start our long creep back toward the Spring Equinox. Time enough, I figure, to take down the artificial tree (no worry about needle drop) and Christmas decorations on Super Bowl Sunday :)

  4. What a Beautiful Table! Hope you are feeling better, and got to enjoy your table. I'm a new follower...

  5. I hope you feel better. Your table is so pretty. I love how you made your centerpiece, it's really magnificent.The white dishes against the dark table looks real nice..Christine

  6. You might just be the "Queen" of the centerpieces! This one is over-the-top and I love it! What a great combination of pretties! Thanks for sharing - hope you are feeling much better now!

  7. It is a delight visiting your pretty table. I love the cloche with the shiny ornaments and the gorgeous faux/real centerpiece on the white runner. I like that you left the wood showing on your table. Great job on the rustic/glam feel. It looks like a wintry wonderland!!

  8. This is gorgeous! I love the crystal against the greens. Beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment on my tablescape as well!


  9. Your room is beautiful. I love the greenery runner and the cloche is so elegant. Snowflake napkin rings are such a nice touch to a very elegant candlelight tablescape. I love the embellished candlesticks. Great post.

  10. Gorgeous table and so many lovely details. I love the greenery and the centerpiece is a show stopper. never to late to post a beautiful post.

  11. Love your table! The glam with the rustic touches come together to make a beautiful table!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous. I love it all. Of course the cloche really grabs my heart. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. I just love the glam and rustic together. Your details all come together in such beauty. This could easily be a winter table too with the glitter of snowflakes and the greenery. Wish i could sit down at that table.

  14. I think that table could last all winter. It is so pretty and sparkly and January-ish! I love the runner with the fake and the real and the pine cones look great. Love the frosty family on the sideboard too. Lovely dining room, and I am sure it is a delight to dine there. Joni

  15. I hope you are feeling better! Your table is stunning, so wintery and glamorous
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

  16. So beautiful. The lighting is so neat. Makes me want to decorate for winter.


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